The Spanish music of Étienne is designed to motivate and reach students with a current beat. His music has won TWO parents choice awards and on the Canadian Independent Music Awards was voted the 2004 favorite children's artist. All of the music is designed to eliminate lacks in specific grammatical and thematic structures at the grades K-10 school level - and is particularly effective with the harder to motivate intermediate level students- promoting student comprehension and manipulation abilities. Described as Hooked On Phonics® meets Schoolhouse RockTM, check out the songs that allow students to grasp and never forget important structures including verbs, verb tenses, conjunctions, prepositions, prefixes, suffixes, adjectives, question words, the alphabet, vowels, phonetics and much more. Étienne has the music that has students 'rockin' and hip hoppin'' in homes and classrooms across the world. No objectionable lyrics, but upbeat and catchy tunes. About Étienne: 'Charismatic... unbelievable.... students are actually excited about learning grammar.' The Hamilton Spectator 'He is dubbed the Eminem of Children's Music because his unique blend of music wins over audiences.' Windsor Star '...The performer that teachers trust most.' London Free Press 'Parents are impressed and grateful to see their children enhance their language skills, but have fun doing it.' Shoreline Weekly 'The music is life-changing.' M. Goble, Teacher Since arriving on the Children's music scene in 1993, tens of thousands of children, parents and educators, in homes and classrooms around the world, have been rockin' and hip hoppin' to the distinctive English, French and Spanish music of Étienne. One of the most recognizable names in Children's and Educational music, Étienne breaks down barriers and makes learning fun for all ages. Parents and teachers praise the music as inspiring. Each song effectively teaches a range of topics from basic alphabet, numbers and vocabulary to all forms of grammar. The popularity of the music and demand for concert appearances compels Étienne to split his teaching duties with his musical obligations. His performances are praised as 'interactive and motivating,' 'a class act,' and the 'ultimate educational experience.' Étienne juggles a teaching career with sold-out concert tours, annually presenting keynote addresses and workshops at major North American Foreign language conferences, as well as writing and producing new material. Étienne is the stage-name of Steven Langlois, a teacher with the Greater Essex County District School Board. Born and raised in Windsor, Ontario, he began performing at a young age. While attending the University of Windsor, where he graduated with a B.A. in French Language and Literature and a B.Ed., he began composing songs designed to help children learn English, French and Spanish using popular styles of music. Now residing in LaSalle, Ontario, with his wife and two children, he has taught English and French to students from grades one to twelve for the past twelve years. Étienne authors and composes for several widely-used international school programs produced by leading educational companies including Thomson Nelson, Oxford University Press, Pearson Education, Prentice Hall, Ginn and Gage Canada. His music is distributed in most major music stores and by Children's and Educational distributors worldwide. Recent Awards and Honours Include: *Winner of the 'Canada's Favourite Children's Artist of the Year Award (2004)' (CMW 'Indies' Awards). Nominees for this award were chosen by members of the music industry and winners were determined by national fan-based voting. *Winner of the '2003 Children's Album of Year' award at the Canadian Music Week 'Indies' Awards ceremony where his CD 'C'est le temps' was chosen over those of many established Children's artists including Fred Penner. *Recipient of the 2003 Helen B. St. John Award for 'outstanding professional contribution and leadership in the field of modern languages' from the Ontario Modern Language Teachers' Association. Akin to a 'lifetime achievement award,' Étienne is the youngest person to be awarded this honour. *Winner of a '2002 Parents' Choice Award' for his video 'Rockumentaire.' This educational music video was placed on the same esteemed list as the then, newly released Harry Potter film. Étienne's CD 'C'est le temps' also earned a '2002 Parents' Choice Award.'
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