Young learners

The Alliance Française offers quality programs for bilingual and non-bilingual children at an affordable cost to families. Knowledgeable and experienced educators conduct classes and workshops with integrity and sensitivity. Our age-appropriate curriculum is shaped by a team of experts belonging to the network of the Alliances Françaises USA. Teachers are attentive to every child’s progression with regular updates for the parents. Older children follow a curriculum that prepares them for the DELF PRIM exam.
Young Learner Courses

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— 2018 Schedule —

Winter quarter: January 8 – March 26

Closures and no classes on: Jan 15 in observance of MLK Day.

Spring quarter: April 6 – June 29

Closures and no classes on: May 26 – 28 in observance of Memorial Day

Summer quarter: July 9 – August 31

Closures and no classes on: June 30 – July 4 in observance of Independence Day

Fall quarter: September 10 – December 1

Closures and no classes on: August 30 to September 3 in observance of Labor Day
November 22 – 25 in observance of Thanksgiving

— Classes —

BEBE-CLUB (up to 3 years old)
Join our Bébé-club and begin your child’s French language adventure early. With stories, and fun songs, this class is perfect for our youngest learners ages 0-3 years.
Thursdays, 10:15-11:15am, April 12 – June 14 | REGISTER

GRENOUILLES (4-6 years old) – Beginner
Children are introduced to the French language through fun and stimulating stories, songs, projects and educational games as they learn the basic vocabulary and expressions in an interactive manner.
After-school: Mondays, 4-5pm, April 9 – June 25 | REGISTER
Saturdays, 9-10am, April 7 – June 23 REGISTER

DAUPHINS BLANCS (7-10 years old) – Beginner
This class is designed for children at a beginner level. With the books Alex et Zoé, kids will be introduced to the French language through fun activities and educational games in an interactive manner.
Saturdays, 11am-12pm, April 7 – June 23 REGISTER

DAUPHINS BLEUS (7-10 years old) – Intermediate
Children will reinforce their knowledge to the French language through fun and stimulating stories, songs, projects and educational games as they learn vocabulary and expressions in an interactive manner.
Saturdays, 10-11am, April 7 – June 23 REGISTER

DAUPHINS NOIRS (7-10 years old) – High Intermediate
These classes include listening activities, and written exercices to understand how the language works. the presentation of cultural content proposes tasks that encourage students to compare their own culture to that of the French.
After-school: Mondays, 5-6pm, April 9 – June 25 | REGISTER

 

— Bilingual Classes —

BILINGUES JUNIOR (7-15 years old)
This class is designed for bilingual children ages 7 to 15 who can both read and write in French and English with option to register for the DELF PRIM (level A2) or the DELF Junior (level B1) exam in June 2018.
Saturdays, 1:30-3:00pm, April 7 – June 23 REGISTER

 

— Summer Camps —

Looking for volunteers !

We are looking for volunteers interested in helping out at our weekly summer camps for children in July and August! Volunteers will assist the instructor and help the children (4-10 years old) as they participate in fun and interactive French activities. This is a great opportunity for students looking to complete community service hours! Volunteers are needed from 9am-1pm. If interested, contact the office at 206-632-5433.

ARTS & CRAFTS 1 (4-6 & 7-10 years old)

Looking for an exciting summer camp that promotes exploration and creativity? In this great camp, kids will draw, paint and build their way through exciting projects. Please be sure to register for the class under your child’s name.
Monday-Friday, 9:30am-12:30pm, July 9 – 13 REGISTER

NATURE EXPLORATION  (4-6 & 7-10 years old)
Explore nature and become responsible for our environment. Bring your creativity as we paint, draw and sculpt our environment. Let kids play with and learn about nature. Please be sure to register for the class under your child’s name.
Monday-Friday, 9:30am-12:30pm, July 16 – 20 REGISTER

TROPICAL PARADISE  (4-6 & 7-10 years old)
Return to the lost island, and let children create their own fantasy world. Kids are guaranteed to enjoy a wave of fun all week long in this camp that infuses movement, creative expression , learning and art. Please be sure to register for the class under your child’s name.
Monday-Friday, 9:30am-12:30pm, July 23 – 27 REGISTER

ARTS & CRAFTS 2 (4-6 & 7-10 years old)
Looking for an exciting summer camp that promotes exploration and creativity? In this great camp, kids will draw, paint and build their way through exciting projects. Please be sure to register for the class under your child’s name.Monday-Friday, 9:30am-12:30pm, July 30 – August 3 REGISTER

ZOO 1 (4-6 & 7-10 years old)
A wonderful way to learn about animals through French conservation. Children experience the wild kingdom through games, crafts and hands-on activities. Please be sure to register for the class under your child’s name.
Monday-Friday, 9:30am-12:30pm, August 6 – 10 REGISTER

ZOO 2 (4-6 & 7-10 years old)
A wonderful way to learn about animals through French conservation. Children experience the wild kingdom through games, crafts and hands-on activities. Please be sure to register for the class under your child’s name.
Monday-Friday, 9:30am-12:30pm, August 13 – 17 REGISTER

 

— Summer intensive classes for teenagers —

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Beginner classes (A1 level)

This is the ideal class for middle school and high school teens who want a head start or who need to brush up on their elementary level in French. These intensive classes are structured around basic grammar and vocabulary skills in order to lay strong and effective foundations in speaking, writing, reading and listening skills in French. All activities are led by an experienced native speaker and are designed to facilitate participation, performance and confidence in all aspects of the language.

-  Teen Intensive Beginner Week 1
Monday-Friday, 1pm-4pm, July 9 – 13

-  Teen Intensive Beginner Week 2
Monday-Friday, 1pm-4pm, July 30 – August 3

-  Teen Intensive Beginner Week 3
Monday-Friday, 1pm-4pm, August 13 – 17

Intermediate classses (B1 level and above)

This class is designed for an Intermediate level teenage students. An experienced speaker will guide the students in strengthening their language through effective writing, reading and intercommunication activities. Emphasis will be placed on proper spelling and vocabulary as well as review of verb forms with exercises that are engaging and relevant to a more advanced level of proficiency.

-  Teen Intensive Intermediate Week 1
Monday-Friday, 1pm-4pm, July 16 – 20

-  Teen Intensive Intermediate Week 2
Monday-Friday, 1pm-4pm, July 23 – July 27

-  Teen Intensive Ibtermediate Week 3
Monday-Friday, 1pm-4pm, August 20- 24