Kids & Teens Course Levels

Babies and Young Kids

Bébés
Pitchouns
Gamins

Bébés 12-24 / 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 24-36 / 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 words 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. (Reserved for non-francophones)

French as a Foreign Language

Zoom (level 1) Cap Sur... 1 Imagine 1 NG A1

Zoom / Ages 6-8 / 1.25 to 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.

Cap sur... / Ages 8-10 / 1.5 hour per week

This beginner language course follows the Cousteau family all around the world. Children will learn French along with this family, and get cultural insights through la Francophonie.

Imagine / Ages 10-14 / 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.

Nouvelle Génération (formerly A La Une) / Ages 14-18 / 2 hours per week

With Nouvelle Génération, teenagers learn French for beginner and intermediate levels by developping the ability to interact both orally and in writing in concrete and realistic situations.

NEW: Les Perfectionnistes / Ages 15-18 / 2 hours per week

This advanced French class is designed for teenagers who already have a solid foundation in the language. The course aims to perfect their French by engaging them in more complex subjects to build their vocabulary, global knowledge, and confidence in using the language.

French for Native Speakers

Gavroches / Ages 5-10 / 1.5 hour per week

A course for francophone children enrolled in the American education system who want to learn to read in French.

FREF / Ages 10-12 / 1.5 hour per week

This class is designed to cover parts of Cycle 3 (CM2 and 6ème) of the French Education System. They will focus on conjugation, grammar and spelling. 

Les Ados / Ages 12-15 / 2 hour per week

This class is designed to cover the Cycle 4 of the French Education System over the course of three years. They will focus on conjugation, grammar and spelling. They will also work on an end-of-theme project.

Les Jeunes Espoirs / Ages 16-18 / 2 hour per week

This class focuses on enhancing general culture through interactive discussions and writing exercises. Engaging in stimulating conversations on a variety of topics, improving their cultural knowledge and honing their writing skills.

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 an Intensive Complete Beginners class: 67.5 hours of instruction over 3 weeks so your teen can fully complete the level A1.

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! 37.5 hours of instruction over 3-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 3 weeks. Hands-on workshop included on the last Friday of each session.