About La Jolie Ronde

La Jolie Ronde is a leading provider of language learning through extra-curricular language classes and the supply of language teaching resources. Hundreds of thousands of children learn French and Spanish each week either in the classroom or in one of our after-school or lunchtime classes.

La Jolie Ronde provides a proven method with a solid underlying structure that enables children, aged from birth to 12 years old, to progress year after year in French and Spanish. Our core programme which is structured according to age and differing levels of ability is available for 0-12 year olds. Each weekly lesson combines fun with exciting games, songs and activities. La Jolie Ronde has over 1,600 out-of-school centres across the UK and ROI operated by more than 550 Licensees and a current membership base of around 18,000 children. The Programme is incorporated in the curriculum of hundreds of the top preparatory schools in the UK and is taught across the world in countries including the United States of America, Indonesia, Australia, South America, Africa, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Canada and Japan.

La Jolie Ronde's portfolio also includes comprehensive French and Spanish Schemes of Work that follow the MFL Framework and provide a complete solution for Foundation Stage, Key Stages 1 and 2, for both specialist and non-specialist teachers.

A wide range of other classroom resources suitable for ages 3 to 11 years as well as educational tours to France completes the offering.

La Jolie Ronde is part of the Ulverscroft Group of companies.

Our History

La Jolie Ronde has for many years been a unique centre for learning not just a second language but a platform for introducing children to the everyday realities of the country and the culture they are studying. La Jolie Ronde was founded in 1983 by Colette Leclercq-Hallam, Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques. Colette is a French native and moved to England in 1974 where she married an Englishman and had two children. The language at home was English and Colette soon realised that her children were reluctant to speak French as to do so felt ‘different’ to other children. She devised some fun and exciting activities, stories and songs in French for her children and their friends joined in. Over time she continued to develop her methodology and word got around that learning French was fun. Many parents wanted their children to learn French too, so began La Jolie Ronde. Since its launch over 30 years ago, hundreds of thousands of children worldwide have benefited from the La Jolie Ronde’s Happy Language Learning

La Jolie Ronde Limited.  Registered in England and Wales. Registered office: The Green, Bradgate Road, Anstey, Leicester, LE7 7FU. Registration number 2291948.