french classes children and teens

CHILDREN AND TEENS FRENCH IMMERSION CLASSES 

Learning a new language at an early age leads to an effortless pathway to creating a bilingual or trilingual child. Our French language classes for Kids & Teens are taught in an age-appropriate setting and non threatening environment, where students learn in fun ways. With only 5 to 8 students per class our  instructors provide students conversational and contextual learning through stories, games, songs, and age appropriate activities.

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KIDS FRENCH IMMERSION CLASSES 

    Cocos (1-2 y/o): A0

    These classes focus on a multi-sensory approach, feeding the curiosity of the children with their learning and French speaking environment 

      Filous (3-5): A0

      Preschoolers are encouraged to learn through creativity. AFD uses multiple intelligences for teaching and embracing the diversity of kids' skills.

        Petits (5-6 y/o): A1.1/1 – A1.1/5

        Fun and fully immersive classes. An age of transition with the process of reading and writing.

          Bambins (7-9 y/o): A1.2/1 – A1.2/5

          Immersive classes tailored to build a solid foundation in the four core areas : speaking, reading, writing and listening. 

            Grands (9-11 y/o): A1.1+ – A1.5+

            Immersive classes tailored to further a solid foundation in the four core areas : speaking, reading, writing and listening.

            TEENS FRENCH IMMERSION CLASSES 

            Champions (11-14 y/o): A1.1 – A1.3

            This after-school French club is designed for 11-14-year-olds who are complete or false beginners. The emphasis in A1.1 is on very basic conversational skills. At the end of the semester, students will be able to introduce themselves and others; they will be able to talk about their family, and express personal likes and dislikes. Culturally, they will learn about French greetings, French holidays, the names and geographic locations of various Francophone countries.

            Génies (11-14 y/o): A2.1 – A2.3

            At this level, students will develop conversational, pronunciation, grammar and writing skills. They will expand their cultural knowledge while reading the comic strip version of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables. Upon completing Génies A2.1.3, students will be able to talk about their family, their friends, their school schedule, their hobbies as well as Victor Hugo’s life. They will be able to describe people, objects, cities, stores, etc. 

            Virtuoses (11-14 y/o) : B1.1 – B1.4

            The objective of this class is to develop listening, reading, speaking, confidence in oral expression and knowledge of culture. Because language learning necessarily includes a cultural component, in this class students will learn about French and Francophone cultures and current events.

            OUR COMMITMENTS TO YOU



            5 to 12 students per class



            Highly qualified native and fluent French-speaking Alliance Française French teachers



            Maximum opportunities for students to practice and use the French language with immediate results


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            Bambins

            Les Bambins A1.1 (7-9 years old) - 4:30 - 5:30 pm

            Children

            This in-person class is designed for 7-9 year-olds who are complete or false beginners.  The emphasis in this class is on very basic conversational skills.  At the end of this course, children will be able to introduce themselves, count up to 100, talk about their family, their house, their pets, and express personal likes and dislikes. Culturally, they will learn about French greetings and major French holidays. 

            MEMBERSHIP: Parents, if you would like to check out books and movies for your children, you must become a member of Alliance Française.


            Pace: 1 hour over 11 weeks
            Cocos

            Les Cocos 9:15-10:00AM

            Children
            Accompanied by their parents or caregivers, your toddlers get exposure to the French language, for the first or second year, through nursery rhymes, games, crafts, and flash cards. Each class is structured around a beginning routine, a theme of the day with its pertaining vocabulary, and a closing routine. The class opens with a traditional French song, where everyone sings. For the theme of the day, the Cocos are encouraged to recognize colors and sounds. They learn vocabulary while moving around the room, touching images, posters, or participating in simple craft-projects. This class emphasizes on oral comprehension, tactile experience, and some verbal expression—all in French!
            Pace: .45 over 8 weeks
            Génies

            Les Génies A2.1.3 (11-14 years old) 4:15-5:15 p.m.

            Children

            This class is designed for the 11-14 year-olds who have completed the Chevaliers A.2.1.2 with Blandine in the Fall or who have taken 90 to 100 hours of French. In Chevaliers A2.1.2, students will develop conversational, pronunciation, grammar and writing skills.  They will expand their cultural knowledge while reading the comic strip version of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables.   Upon completing Chevaliers A2.1.3, students will be able to talk about their family, their friends, their school schedule, their hobbies as well as Victor Hugo’s life.  They will be able to describe people, objects, cities, stores, etc.  They will be able to conjugate -er verbs and some irregular verbs in different verb tenses.  They will be able to write a brief message or postcard. 


            REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS: Amis et compagnie 2 (Livre and Cahier d'activites).  This class will cover the Unité 3.  These books can be purchased online.  

            MEMBERSHIP: Parents, if you would like to check out books and movies for your children, you must become a member of Alliance Française.

            Please not that there will be no class on May 30th.



            Pace: 1 hour over 11 weeks
            Grands

            Les Grands+ A1 (10-12 years old) 5:30-6:30 p.m.

            Children

            This class is designed for 10-12-year-olds who are complete or false beginners.  The emphasis in Les Grands+ A1.1 is on very basic conversational skills.  At the end of Les Grands+ A1.1, students will be able to introduce themselves and others; they will be able to talk about their family, and express personal likes and dislikes. Culturally, they will learn about French greetings, and Les Trois Mousquetaires (The Three Musketeers)

            MEMBERSHIP: Parents, if you would like to check out books and movies for your children, you must become a member of Alliance Française.

            Material: Adosphere 1. Cahier d’activités ISBN code: 978-2-01-155709-4
            Méthode de Français. ISBN code: 978-2-01-155708-7
            You can purchase these manuals on Amazon. 


            Pace: 1 hour over 11 weeks
            Kids

            Les Bambins A1.1 (7-9 years old) - 4:30 - 5:30 pm

            Children

            This in-person class is designed for 7-9 year-olds who are complete or false beginners.  The emphasis in this class is on very basic conversational skills.  At the end of this course, children will be able to introduce themselves, count up to 100, talk about their family, their house, their pets, and express personal likes and dislikes. Culturally, they will learn about French greetings and major French holidays. 

            MEMBERSHIP: Parents, if you would like to check out books and movies for your children, you must become a member of Alliance Française.


            Pace: 1 hour over 11 weeks

            Les Cocos 9:15-10:00AM

            Children
            Accompanied by their parents or caregivers, your toddlers get exposure to the French language, for the first or second year, through nursery rhymes, games, crafts, and flash cards. Each class is structured around a beginning routine, a theme of the day with its pertaining vocabulary, and a closing routine. The class opens with a traditional French song, where everyone sings. For the theme of the day, the Cocos are encouraged to recognize colors and sounds. They learn vocabulary while moving around the room, touching images, posters, or participating in simple craft-projects. This class emphasizes on oral comprehension, tactile experience, and some verbal expression—all in French!
            Pace: .45 over 8 weeks

            Les Grands+ A1 (10-12 years old) 5:30-6:30 p.m.

            Children

            This class is designed for 10-12-year-olds who are complete or false beginners.  The emphasis in Les Grands+ A1.1 is on very basic conversational skills.  At the end of Les Grands+ A1.1, students will be able to introduce themselves and others; they will be able to talk about their family, and express personal likes and dislikes. Culturally, they will learn about French greetings, and Les Trois Mousquetaires (The Three Musketeers)

            MEMBERSHIP: Parents, if you would like to check out books and movies for your children, you must become a member of Alliance Française.

            Material: Adosphere 1. Cahier d’activités ISBN code: 978-2-01-155709-4
            Méthode de Français. ISBN code: 978-2-01-155708-7
            You can purchase these manuals on Amazon. 


            Pace: 1 hour over 11 weeks
            Teens

            Les Génies A2.1.3 (11-14 years old) 4:15-5:15 p.m.

            Children

            This class is designed for the 11-14 year-olds who have completed the Chevaliers A.2.1.2 with Blandine in the Fall or who have taken 90 to 100 hours of French. In Chevaliers A2.1.2, students will develop conversational, pronunciation, grammar and writing skills.  They will expand their cultural knowledge while reading the comic strip version of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables.   Upon completing Chevaliers A2.1.3, students will be able to talk about their family, their friends, their school schedule, their hobbies as well as Victor Hugo’s life.  They will be able to describe people, objects, cities, stores, etc.  They will be able to conjugate -er verbs and some irregular verbs in different verb tenses.  They will be able to write a brief message or postcard. 


            REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS: Amis et compagnie 2 (Livre and Cahier d'activites).  This class will cover the Unité 3.  These books can be purchased online.  

            MEMBERSHIP: Parents, if you would like to check out books and movies for your children, you must become a member of Alliance Française.

            Please not that there will be no class on May 30th.



            Pace: 1 hour over 11 weeks

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            $210.00 USD

            Code: 22SO CGr+ T5363


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            2022

            WINTER TERM

            Intensives
            1/2 - 1/8

            Classes
            1/9 - 3/26


            2022

            SPRING TERM

            Intensives
            3/27 - 4/2

            Classes
            4/3 - 6/18


            2022

            SUMMER TERM

            Intensives
            6/19 - 6/25

            Classes
            6/26 - 9/10
            No classes on May 30th and July 4th

            2022

            FALL TERM

            Intensives
            9/11 - 9/17

            Classes
            9/18 - 12/10
            No classes during Thanks Giving week (11/20-11/26)





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