Children's Classes

It's never too early to study a second language!



Register your child for our Saturday classes!

In class, the younger children (4-6 years old) will participate in various activities such as crafts, stories, French songs, music, and will also learn to introduce themselves, and follow directions.

The focus, for the older groups (7-10 years old) is on conversation, while teaching students to  read and write in French.

Grouped by level and age, students actively learn how to communicate in French and participate in creative projects designed to integrate their interests into the curriculum.



Classes are held on Saturday Mornings

Center City



Intermediate       6-9 years from 9:30-10:30
Beginners            4-6 years from 10:30-11:30
Beginners            7-10 years from 11:30 - 12:30

 
Monique Coval



Intermediate 10-14 years 9:30-10:30
Basic              7-10 years 10:30-11:30

 

Jurlande Estime

TEENS Basic 14-17 years 12:00-1:00 pm

 
     Corine Ragueneau

             
Bryn Mawr Campus

 
Classes will start this winter (Saturday, January 18) more info soon

 
 Sonya Boulafrakh

Our Children's class instructors also teach Children's French classes at the Swarthmore Rutledge School in their scholastic extension program.

Prices

   

- Children's classes : $160 for 10 weeks,

- Private lessons : $225 for 5 hours.
(= $45/hr)




For those who need more convincing that French Classes for Children are a worthwhile investment...

"Learning a second language at an early age...
  • Has a positive effect on intellectual growth.
  • Enriches and enhances a child's mental development.
  • Leaves students with more flexibility in thinking, greater sensitivity to language, and a better ear for listening.
  • Improves a child's understanding of his/her native language.
  • Gives a child the ability to communicate with people s/he would otherwise not have the chance to know.
  • Opens the door to other cultures and helps a child understand and appreciate people from other countries.
  • Gives a student a head start in language requirements for college.
  • Increases job opportunities in many careers where knowing another language is a real asset."

Check out some more articles on the importance of learning a second language in childhood:

http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/May09/bilingual.kids.sl.html
Tips for Adulthood: Five Facts about Bilingualism
L.A. Times article on the value of bilingualism


Here are a few photos of our classes in Center City :

 


Alliance Fran├žaise de Philadelphie
1420 Walnut Street, Suite 700
Philadelphia, PA 19102

(215) 735-5283


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