Etiquette Classes for The Magellan International School

Children and Teens Fall 2017

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

A 4-week program will repeat in September, in October, and in November; it will cover all aspect of youth etiquette from proper introductions to international dining norms, to broader social skills and interpersonal contact.  Classes will be grouped as follows (a detailed calendar is found below):

Classes for Grades 1, 2, 3 will be held on Mondays in September, October, or November.

Classes for Grades 4 and 5 will be held on Wednesdays in September, October, or November.

Classes for Grades 6, 7, 8 will be held on Fridays in September or October.  Classes for November will be held on Thursdays.

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Calendar for the fall of 2017

Mondays: 3:30 – 4:30 – grades 1, 2, 3 

  • September: 9 /5 – 9/25.  Exception: first class starts on TUESDAY, September 5 at 4:00
  • October: 10/2 – 10/30
  • November: 11/06 – 12/4

Wednesdays: 3:30-4:30 – grades 4, 5

  • September: 9/6 – 9/27
  • October: 10/4 – 11/1
  • November: 11/8 – 12/6

Fridays: 4:00-5:00 – grades 6, 7, 8  

  • September: 9/8 – 9/28.  Exception: Class will be on THURSDAY 9/28 because of holiday schedule.
  • October: 10/6 – 11/3
  • November: 11/2 – 11/30.  Exception: all November classes will be on THURSDAYS because of holiday scheduling, i.e., the class that would normally fall on November 23 will be held on November 30.  
The course can be drawn from the following:

Social Skills

  • Importance of greeting
  • First rules of introductions
  • Correct handshake and eye contact
  • Phone etiquette
  • E-Etiquette
  • And more…

Dining Etiquette

  • Napkins
  • Utensils, stemware
  • American and European style dining
  • Passing food
  • Soup manners
  • Table talk
  • Setting a proper table
  • Do’s and don’ts of dining
  • And more…


For more information about this course, please phone us at 512-332-4365 or send us an email at