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CHILDREN'S CLASSES

New this winter ! 


Introduce your toddler to French this Winter ! 

Join our 10-week program for young children ages 2 to 4 starting December 5, 2020.
Your child will discover the language through storytelling, songs, and playful activities for a gentle language acquisition.

Whether your child is being raised in a francophone family setting or not,
everybody is welcome ! 

Parent's participation mandatory.

Saturdays at 10 AM 
30 minutes | Zoom 
$150.00

Please contact us by e-mail at alliance@afphila.com or by phone at 215 735 5283

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Alliance Française de Philadelphie offers group children's courses for various ages and levels on Saturdays. 

Courses are organized by level and age group with students of all levels actively learning how to communicate in French and participate in creative projects designed to integrate their interests into the curriculum. 

Younger children (5-6 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 or 10-14 years old) is on conversation, while teaching students to read and write in French. 

We offer four ten-week sessions of courses throughout the year (Fall, Winter, Spring, & Summer) and classes meet for one hour.

If your child has no experience in French, they will be in Beginner 1 with their appropriate age group. If your child has previous experience in French please contact us by e-mail or telephone to discuss level and scheduling options.

If you know your child's course level please download the registration form and return it to us by e-mail at alliance@afphila.com.

Courses for all levels and age groups are not offered each session.

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2020 - 2021 SESSION DATES

REGISTRATION PROCESS


NEW STUDENTS -
Please contact us by e-mail at alliance@afphila.com or by phone at 215 735 5283
RETURNING STUDENTS -
Please fill out the following registration form and e-mail it back to us at alliance@afphila.com

Registration Form

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PRICES

CHILDREN CLASS - $190 for a 10-week session (material not included) - price of course materials depends on course level.
PRIVATE CLASS - $50/hour 

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 $35.00 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 :

Policies

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THE ALLIANCE WILL BE CLOSED ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS

Labor Day 2020 - September 7, 2020
Thanksgiving break - November 26 - 27 - 28, 2020
Winter break - December 24 - 25 - 26, 2020
New Year's Day - December 31, January 1 - 2, 2021
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - January 18, 2021
Memorial Day - May 31, 2021

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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