Ericka studied teaching primary schools in Guatemala Ciudad, Guatemala and holds a certification from NYS. She has been teaching in the United States for over 20 years and is an expert at teaching Spanish Through Music at all levels! She is an amazingly versatile, engaging and committed teacher. Her students love her creativity and clarity in her way of teaching! Ericka lives in The Bronx, NY with her husband and their three sons. Armelle Gloaguen is the founder of Armelle for Kids, a concept she created in 1998. AFK provides multicultural education through music to children from 0 to 10 years old. It's a multi-sensory approach with songs, instruments, hands-on activities, visual reference points, movements and more. Armelle believes that music can be a bridge; inspiring a sense of humanity it deepens cultural understanding, while highlighting core values of trust, love and respect. Spanning two decades and three continents, Armelle Gloaguen has taught languages to children through her music. As an eminent performer and song-writer, Armelle has recorded four albums: “Discover A World Of Music;” “Learn French Through Music;” “Learn Spanish Through Music;” and “Rock Your World Kids! Vol.1” which was awarded the Approved Seal by Parents Choice in September 2017. Armelle is a featured vocalist in three award-winning videos: “Baby Monet”, “Baby Noel” and “Jungle for Tots.” She has read French and English poems on Poetry Moments on LMC-TV and was officially recognized by the New York State Assembly for her educational expertise. Armelle has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Journal News, The Patch and the New York French Morning. She does voice-overs for Jack Morton Branding Company and Coach Video Productions.
Engaging, multi-sensorial, creative, versatile, all with a smile. We believe in connecting the comprehension cognitive skills to the oral skills right away. Questions and answers, visual reference points and oral practice are intertwined to create the optimal environment for language acquisition.
Armelle is a featured vocalist in three award-winning videos by ChildSmart, Inc. titled “Baby Monet”, “Baby Noel and “Jungle for Tots”, in which she sings in English,French, German and Spanish. Citation presented to Armelle Gloaguen by NYS Assemblyman George Latimer in 2009: “In recognition of Armelle’s efforts to share her talents and love of learning with the children of Larchmont from all her friends in Westchester and the State of New York.”
Ms. Ericka and Ms. Armelle have thousands of teaching hours under their belt, all ages with a more acute focus on the little ones ages 6 months to 8 years old. We have perfected the technique Learn Spanish Through Music and Learn French Through Music and we continue to implement it with appropriate activity sheets. We have worked together and independently at Armelle's Language Studio, Linguakids, Montessori schools, private and public schools, Alliance Française de Westchester, NY.
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