Children's classes


For each of these age groups, we offer classes of different levels:
beginner, higher beginner, basic, intermediate and advanced.

- The Alliance Française de Philadelphie reserves the right to cancel classes and change teachers if necessary. Courses are typically cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. If your child's course is cancelled, you will be notified by telephone or email and given the option to transfer to another class, to receive a tuition credit or to receive a full refund -

Toddlers (3-4 yo)

-  Introduction to French - 30 min. | in person

Our toddler classes are designed to prepare children's ears for the sound of the French language and to help them discover and use their first vocabulary words. During 30 minutes, the children discover children's books adapted to their age, listen to nursery rhymes, sing little songs or do crafts on a theme they have worked on...

Young children (5-7 yo)
- beginner, higher beginner, basic, intermediate -

45 min. on Zoom / 1 hour in person

This class is designed for non-readers or young readers. The lessons are therefore approached through playful activities that encourage oral expression and comprehension as well as the learning of vocabulary words and expressions.

Children (8-10 yo)
- beginner, higher beginner, basic, intermediate

45 min. on Zoom /  1 hour in person

Our teaching method is based on the CAP SUR, a method used all over the world in many schools... and Alliances Françaises! CAP SUR is a dynamic French method with lots of creative activities and linguistic tools tailored for kids between 7 and 10 years old, known to have proved its worth with children for whom French is a foreign language! Throughout the pages, students discover the adventures of the Cousteau family as they travel around the world.

Teenagers (11 yo +)
- beginner, intermediate, advanced

1 h. | on Zoom / in person

Whether your child is a beginner or already initiated in French, we offer classes for all levels. Our teachers use methods adapted to this age group such as  Adosphere,  À la Une...


The schedule for the Summer session will be posted on April 29th, 2024.


* Spring registration is now closed *

Registration for the Summer session will start on April 29th, 2024.
before May 10th and get $10.00 off your tuition.

If your child is a returning student, please contact us by email or by phone
alliance@afphila.com / 215-735-5283

If your child is a new student at the Alliance Française of Philadelphia, please fill out this form :

* Registration form / New students *

Session you would like your child to attend :
Your child's first name:
Your child's last name:
Your child's date of birth (mm/dd/yyyy) : 
Your e-mail address:
Your phone number:
Your address:
Your inquiry:
Signature of the guardian :
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Thank you for the information.
We will contact you by email as soon as we receive your request!

Cancellation Policy
I understand that to be eligible for a refund, I must contact the office at least 24 hours before the first class. After the first class, only a credit for the next session will be issued (a $30.00 cancellation fee plus $35.00 per class is retained by the Alliance Francaise). No credit after the end of the 3rd week of classes. A late registration fee will be applied to registrations made after the end of the first week of classes.

The Alliance Française of Philadelphia


8-week summer session (toddlers) | $120.00
8-week summer session (children & teens) | $160.00

Register between April 29th and May 10th to take advantage of our Early Bird discount and get $10.00 off your tuition.

Enrollment is contingent upon advanced payment for course and materials.
To be eligible for a refund, students must contact the office 
at least 24 hours before the first class.
After the first class, only a credit for the next session will be issued (a $30.00 cancellation fee plus $35.00 per class is retained by the Alliance Française).

No credit is issued after the end of the 3rd week of classes.
Late fees apply 1 week after the first day of class.

More information about our policies :



For any other questions or information, do not hesitate to contact us or to consult our handbook, 
in which you will find, among other things, tips to help your child learn French, some very helpful online resources, the importance of homework in the learning process...

Handbook Handbook


Labor Day  - September 4th, 2023

Thanksgiving Break - November 23rd - 26th, 2023

Winter Break - December 24, 2023 - January 1st, 2024

Martin Luther King Jr. Day - January 15th, 2024

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Juneteenth - June 19th, 2024

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