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Etiquette Classes for The Magellan International School

Children and Teens

Académie de l’étiquette (AE) offers coaching classes in etiquette tailored to children and teens. AE’s approach is designed to complement the overall character building that is deeply integrated into The Magellan International School curriculum. Instruction will be in Spanish.

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About the founder

AE founder, Marie-Catherine Bearden, is an academic professional whose background includes teaching children and teens in international schools in Africa and South Asia, as well as serving as a professor at Georgetown University in D.C, and The University of Texas at Austin. Her long experience in international diplomacy has also guided her approach to etiquette and protocol for all.

More about Marie-Catherine can be found in this article in The Daily Texan.


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“Guiding the students of Magellan International School to navigate their new world with confidence” 

– Académie de l’étiquette

Course Overview Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5

This program includes:

  • The importance of self-introduction.
  • Making introductions of others with proper protocol.
  • Dining etiquette:
    • Properly setting a table,
    • The important role of the napkin,
    • Protocol for beginning the meal — start only after the host/hostess gives the signal,
    • Soup manners,
    • Continental eating style – how to cut food, “resting” position of knife and fork, “finished” position of knife and fork,
    • Proper rules to handle dessert,
    • Protocol for passing food, from left to right, and how to pass a plate, a glass, silverware, etc.
    • How to pass salt and pepper,
    • How to properly deal with bread and butter.
    • How to write a Thank You note: “the 4 important sentences”
Course Overview Grades 6, 7, and 8

This program includes:

  • The importance of self-introduction.
  • Making introductions of others with proper protocol.
  • Dining etiquette:
    • Properly setting a table,
    • The important role of the napkin,
    • Protocol for beginning the meal — start only after the host/hostess gives the signal,
    • Soup manners,
    • Continental eating style – how to cut food, “resting” position of knife and fork, “finished” position of knife and fork,
    • Proper rules to handle dessert,
    • Protocol for passing food, from left to right, and how to pass a plate, a glass, silverware, etc.
    • How to pass salt and pepper,
    • How to properly deal with bread and butter.
    • How to write a Thank You note: “the 4 important sentences”

For more information about these courses, please phone us at 512-332-4365 or send us an email at contact@academie-etiquette.com.