About Diane Ducey
Diane Ducey loves French, kids, and having fun! So when she became a mom, she really wanted to help her kids and others grow by exposing them to a second language. Thus began her journey to create ‘Simple Songs That Teach French’.
The Teacher Learns
Diane, also a singer/songwriter, began teaching in her son’s classroom. With all those young faces staring up at her, she quickly discovered how great music works as a teaching tool. Soon, the kids were singing along to songs she was making up almost off the top of her head (at least in the beginning)!
Remembering the words!
Seeing how fast the children were picking up the lessons, Diane began customizing songs kids could “act out” while singing. Other songs were designed with props in mind. Diane “tested” them on kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders, and found that these CDs work!
What Language Is
It’s communication, culture, and creativity all rolled into one; a gift we give our children when we can expose them to more than one! The goal with Simple Songs was to make the process fun and simple for parents and teachers alike.
The Musical Advantage
Kids learn easiest through song, and even if you’re not fluent in a second language, your kids can still benefit from second language exposure. Just pop in Simple Songs and press play!
To create quality language learning materials in an immersion style that are playful, engaging, and easy to use, and support a child’s developing brain and natural language learning ability while kindling his/her innate curiosity about the world we live in.
James Ducey – Music Director
“If you want to make music fun, ya gotta have fun. And when I hear children singing in French at the top of their lungs about the months of the year or a jungle full of animals, grinning from ear to ear, I know we’ve captured the glee that makes Simple Songs unique.”
“Madame Ducey, The CD has been great. My daughter has learned so much. Please keep it up.”
– J. Darcey
“My kids love to listen to the CD. We still listen to it today.”
– A.M. Buzzelin
“The songs are lively and enjoyable – and the repetition within each song is great!… Your activity book is well laid out and appealing. The little mazes and other games are a nice addition. Any teacher would be able to use the CD and booklet together to teach his/her students the concepts you’ve included. And, you can pick your pleasure and start anywhere!”
– Phyllis N., New York
“… I myself and all my students absolutely love your marvelous method. They learn so well with it, and they walk out of class singing it. They’ve often told me that it’s very catchy. What I like is that they are useful subjects that are very well presented, the music is very pleasant and the workbook is very thorough. I’ve been looking for an appropriate method for a long time, and this is really the best…. a chez d’oeuvre.”
– Carole B., Colorado