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The purpose of this study is to investigate how the Thomson method of learning a language would work in a specific family environment. The case study involves a mother and her two children embarking on learning French through the help of a language resource person. Engaging a resource person in the learning process is one of the key components of the Thomson method. The study takes place over a six-week period where the family interacts with the language resource person using games, total physical response, pictures and other techniques. The pre- and post-tests showed that there was not much progress for the mother, though the children did show some progress. However, other findings from the case study suggest the mother made some progress which was not defined in the standardized post-test.