Kids & Teens Course Levels

Babies and Young Kids

Bébés
Pitchouns
Gamins

Bébés / Ages 1-2 / 1 hour per week

A gentle introduction to the French-speaking world, children engage in playful activities through songs, dance, stories, games, and more. Toddlers are immersed in a French environment.

Bébés / Ages 2-3 / 1 hour per week

A gentle introduction to the French-speaking world, children engage in playful activities through songs, dance, stories, games, and more. Toddlers are immersed in a French environment. Children start to repeat some works and expressions.

Pitchouns / Ages 3-5 / 1 hour per week

Children learn new words and language structures, using them in fun, age-appropriate activities like arts and crafts, songs, dance, games, and stories. 

Gamins & Gamines / Ages 5-6 / 1.5 hours per week

Children will participate in crafts, stories, songs, music, and imaginative tales. These activities will stimulate their intellectual, motor and artistic skills.

French as a Foreign Language

Zoom
Jus d'Orange
Les Ados
Adosphère

Zoom / Ages 6-8 / 1.5 hour per week

This course is specially designed for young readers who are learning French as a foreign language. Zoom, the mascot introduces them to a new, yet familiar environment through pictures and sounds.

Jus d’Orange / Ages 8-10 / 1.5 hour per week

This beginner language course follows a group of best friends and their story over one year. Children will learn French along with this group, and get cultural insights through la Francophonie and bandes dessinées.

Club Ados / Ages 10-12 / 1.5 hour per week

Beginner and intermediate French students of French will learn the language through geography, math, biology and sports. In each chapter, children explore a different topic based on a teenager’s tastes and hobbies.

Adosphère / Ages 13-16 / 2 hour per week

With Adosphère, teenagers learn French for beginner and intermediate levels through a series of emails, invitations, text messages, and conversations from 8 French teens.

French for Native Speakers

Gavroches
FREF
Adosphère

Gavroches / Ages 6-8 / 1.5 hour per week

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: Mon gros cahier pour apprendre à lire; 3rd year and 4th year: Pépites

FREF / Ages 9-11 / 2 hour per week

A course for francophone children who live in the US and attend an American school. This class will help reinforce written French through grammar, conjugation and spelling.

Les Ados / Ages 12-16 / 2 hour per week

This class is designed to prepare your child for the AP French exam over the course of two years. One hour of class is dedicated to a project. The other hour focuses on conjugation, grammar and spelling.

Summer Courses

AFDC summer programs welcome teens, ages 12 to 18, for intensive French Learning.

Complete Beginners

Did you know that French is the second most influential language in the world, and that it is spoken on every continent? The Francophone world is at your reach with this course designed for learners who need to acquire and build upon the basics of French grammar, vocabulary and culture.

We offer Complete Beginners Part 1, 2 and 3. 25 hours of instruction for each part over 2 weeks each (Your teen can complete a level in 6 weeks!) Hands-on workshop included on the last Friday of each session. If your child already studied French, please set up a placement test. Part 1 does not require a placement test.

French Review – Levels 1, 2 and 3

Boost your French skills to be ready for the next Middle or High School level. Placement test required! 30 hours of instruction over 2-week. Hands-on workshop included on the last Friday of each session.

French AP Preview

Gain new perspectives on contemporary Francophone cultures and societies. This thematic interdisciplinary study is tailored to the needs of prospective AP students. Placement test at French 4 is required. 30 hours of instruction over 2 weeks. Hands-on workshop included on the last Friday of each session.