Courses For Children and Teens

 
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Quick schedule
for the Fall session

   

   
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The Alliance Française offers classes for children ages 1-16.
The school year is divided in 3 sessions: Fall, Winter and Spring.
Exact dates are published in the Calendar.
Classes meet once a week:
-1 hour for children ages 1-5
-1.5 hours for children ages 5-12
-2 hours for children 12+
For ages 5+, students use books depending on their age and level. They keep the same books from September to June.

In the school year we also have Day Camps when schools are closed (holidays, teachers training).

In Summer we offer a different program with:
-Saturday classes for little ones,
-Summer Camps for Children ages 5-11,
-Reviews or Preps for Teenagers.


 
 

Courses

Bébés
12-24 months
24-36 months
A gentle introduction to the French-speaking world where children engage in playful activities through song, dance, nursery rhymes and more. Parents or caregivers attend the class with the child.
1 hour per week 
 
 
Pitchouns
3-5 years
Children learn new words and language structures using them in fun, age-appropriate activities like arts and crafts, songs, dance, games, story time, and movies.
1 hour per week 
 
 
Gamins/Gamines
5-6 years
Children will participate in crafts, stories, songs, music, imaginative tales. These activities will stimulate their intellectual, motor and artistic skills.
1.5 hours per week 
 
 
Zoom
6-8 years
Levels 1, 2 & 3
This course is specially designed for young readers. Zoom, the mascot, introduces them to a new yet familiar environment through pictures, sounds and beginning language.
1.5 hours per week 
 
 
Gavroches
6-8 years
Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4
A course for francophone children enrolled in the American education system who want to learn to read in French. 1st year: Sam et Julie; 2nd year: Je lis avec Lulu; 3rd and 4th years: Pépites.
1.5 hours per week
   
Tip-Top
8-10 years
Levels 1, 2 & 3
The main purpose of this course is oral communication and comprehension. Reading and writing is introduced. Games use children's learning materials.
1.5 hours per week 
 
 
FREF
Ages 8-13
 A course for francophone children who live in the US and attend an American school. This class will help reinforce written through grammar, conjugation, and spelling.
2 hours per week
   
Club @dos
10-12 years
Levels 1, 2 & 3
In each chapter, children explore a different topic based on a teenager's tastes and hobbies. They also learn French through geography, math, biology or sport.
1.5 hours per week
 
 
Adosphère
13-15 years
Levels 1, 2 & 3
With Adosphere, teenagers are invited to meet 8 French teens and explore their environment through emails, invitations, text messages, and conversations.
2 hours per week 
 
 
Les Ados
13-15 years
One hour of this class is dedicated to a project linked with French author Loïc Dauvillier. The other half focuses on AP exam prep: conjugation, grammar and spelling.
2 hours per week 
 
 

» Testimonials

"My daughter... 2.5 years old, enjoys attending the class and looks forward to it. We find the supplemental material emailed to us very useful and she enjoys reviewing the material as well." -Parent, Bebes 24-36, Fall 2014

"We have enjoyed the class so far, Ms. Hagan is excellent. {Child} needed a few classes to relax and adapt to the environment, but she has been looking forward to the class since the start. We especially like that crafts are included in every session as she takes the project home and shows it to other family members." - Parent, Bebes 24-36, Fall 2014

"Thank you! We love the class! Great arts and crafts and interactions! Great teacher!" - Parent, Bebes 24-36, Fall 2014

"{Child} is feeling very good about Les Ados and she looks forward to it every week... I am sensing that she is becoming very proud of the fact that she is in Les Ados and she is becoming more and more fluent in French." - Parent, Les Ados, Fall 2014




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