About us Group Classes Adults Private Lessons Businesses Kids and Teens Schools Resources
Home page Kids and Teens Schedule of children's classes

Kids and Teens


Description of children's classes Schedule of children's classes French for bilingual children French for Parties French Camps for Kids (4-12 years) Kids should learn an other language

Contact Feedback Jobs and Internships Learn Spanish Registration policy and withdrawal Privacy policy- Disclaimer

Schedule of children's classes

Spring Session 2016: April 9th - June 26th (no class May 28th)
Summer Session 2016: June 27th - August 13th
Fall Session 2016: September 17th to December 11th (no class October 8th, 9th, November 26th and 27th)

Classes are held

In Alexandria:
5749 Governors Pond Circle, Alexandria VA 22310.
We offer classes for young children and for French speaking children.
In Chevy Chase:
At the Chevy Chase Baptist Church of Washington
5671 Western Avenue NW Washington DC 20015.
We offer all classes for all children, all levels.
We also offer classes for French and English speaking children in Baltimore.Check the Baltimore schedule for kids here.

SCHEDULE Summer 2016

CHEVY CHASE LOCATION


For English or French speaking children:

Moineaux- Poussins (July-August)

Moineaux- Poussins (2-5 years) Sat. 9 am- 6 weeks -$ 120

Saturdays 9:00- 10am
Class starts July 9th and end August 13th (6 Saturdays)
Register

Class Description (French Maternelle)

- A playful class with activities similar to what children would do in a French maternelle: they learn words and sentences, using them in songs, dance, games, and stories. Crafts, drawings and pre-school/ Kindergarten writing activities will develop their fine motor abilities. For older children, we introduce some writing activities to get started with the French alphabet, and sound/letter recognition in simple words.

- The class is in full immersion and therefore suited for French or English speaking children. At a young age, children are very intuitive and beginners will learn fast. French speaking children will talk and interact more, while English speakers will need more time to pronounce the words, but they understand very fast.

- Typical program:
Greetings, songs and dance
Numbers and letters routine
Meeting our friends (Monsieur nez rouge, Grabouilla la sorcière, les souris, ...)
Interacting on our topic (talk, sing and dance)
Word recognition activity
Story time and little craft/writing project
Au revoir!

- The plus:
+ We recreate an authentic language environment (no flash cards methodology!)
+ Teachers are native speakers (no accent!)
+ Child focused approach

First things we learn:
- Greetings
- Who's who (Je m'appelle/comment tu t'appelles)
- Numbers up to 20 (or more!)
- Animal names
- Food
- Colors and forms
- Anatomy, clothing ...
- Weather
And:
- Daily life activities
- Seasonal themes
- A lot of songs!

Note: It's good to repeat some topics sometimes as long as the activities are different and develop different capacities in the children (cognitive, motorik etc..). Children need repetition to learn :)
Register

Parent Participation and Responsibility

One parent or caregiver must stay next to the classroom or not far in the building. If your child feels very unconfortable (especially during the first class) you can participate in the class activities.
Accompaniment is limited to one parent or caregiver only -no other adults or children may attend, except babies under 15 months of age.

Code of Conduct
If a child becomes disruptive, the teacher will ask you to take him/her out of the class until he/she calms down in order to preserve a constructive learning environment.

French Immersion Camps for all levels Chevy Chase

Immersion Summer Camps all levels in Chevy Chase 9-3:30pm $390

For children between 4 and 13 years old.

When: June-August, from Monday to Friday.

Curriculum: We prepare a fun theme for every week with playful and educational activities that will make learning French a game or a thrilling experience. The camps are intended for all levels of proficiency:
o We offer French Camps for English speakers (proficiency levels: beginners to elementary), and
o Thematic Camps for advanced or French speakers.
See the Schedule and register

Immersion Summer Camps all levels in Chevy Chase 9-12pm $255

For children between 4 and 13 years old.

When: June-August, from Monday to Friday.

Curriculum: We prepare a fun theme for every week with playful and educational activities that will make learning French a game or a thrilling experience. The camps are intended for all levels of proficiency:
o We offer French Camps for English speakers (proficiency levels: beginners to elementary), and
o Thematic Camps for advanced or French speakers.
See the Schedule and register

Alexandria LOCATION

Moineaux- Poussins Alexandria (July- August)

Moineaux- Poussins Alexandria (2-5 years) Sat. 10 am- 6 weeks -$ 120

Saturdays 10:00- 11:00am
Class starts July 9th and end August 13th (6 Saturdays)
Register

Class Description (French Maternelle)

- A playful class with activities similar to what children would do in a French maternelle: they learn words and sentences, using them in songs, dance, games, and stories. Crafts, drawings and pre-school/ Kindergarten writing activities will develop their fine motor abilities. For older children, we introduce some writing activities to get started with the French alphabet, and sound/letter recognition in simple words.

- The class is in full immersion and therefore suited for French or English speaking children. At a young age, children are very intuitive and beginners will learn fast. French speaking children will talk and interact more, while English speakers will need more time to pronounce the words, but they understand very fast.

- Typical program:
Greetings, songs and dance
Numbers and letters routine
Meeting our friends (Monsieur nez rouge, Grabouilla la sorcière, les souris, ...)
Interacting on our topic (talk, sing and dance)
Word recognition activity
Story time and little craft/writing project
Au revoir!

- The plus:
+ We recreate an authentic language environment (no flash cards methodology!)
+ Teachers are native speakers (no accent!)
+ Child focused approach

First things we learn:
- Greetings
- Who's who (Je m'appelle/comment tu t'appelles)
- Numbers up to 20 (or more!)
- Animal names
- Food
- Colors and forms
- Anatomy, clothing ...
- Weather
And:
- Daily life activities
- Seasonal themes
- A lot of songs!

Note: It's good to repeat some topics sometimes as long as the activities are different and develop different capacities in the children (cognitive, motorik etc..). Children need repetition to learn :)
Register

Parent Participation and Responsibility

One parent or caregiver must stay next to the classroom or not far in the building. If your child feels very unconfortable (especially during the first class) you can participate in the class activities.
Accompaniment is limited to one parent or caregiver only -no other adults or children may attend, except babies under 15 months of age.

Code of Conduct
If a child becomes disruptive, the teacher will ask you to take him/her out of the class until he/she calms down in order to preserve a constructive learning environment.

Grands (6-12 y.) - 6 weeks, for English speakers

First Start: Les Grands (7 - 12 years) - Sat 11:15-12:15 am - Alexandria -$120 / Starts July 9th

This class is a fun and dynamic introduction to French (for beginners) or a good review for kids who started French with some hesitation.

6 Saturdays in July and August from 11:15 to 12:15 pm
Starts July 9th and ends August 13th
Tuition: $120

Curriculum:
Alphabet and phonetics.
Present yourself, what you like and dislike.
Talk about yourfriends and pets.
More topics according to the progress of the children.

Material: copies will be given.
Register

French Immersion Camps for all levels Alexandria

Immersion Summer Camps all levels in Alexandria 9-12pm $255

for children between 4 and 13 years old.

Where: Governors Pond Cir, Alexandria VA
When: Monday to Friday, 9am-12pm
Price: $255 per child for 15 hours.

Curriculum: We prepare a fun theme for every week with playful and educational activities that will make learning French a game or a thrilling experience. The camps are intended for all levels of proficiency. We will do artistic activities and games. Non French speakers will be in full immersion.
See the Schedule and register


SCHEDULE September- December 2016

The quarter starts September 17th and ends December 10th (no class October 8th, 9th; November 26th, and 27th).

CHEVY CHASE LOCATION


For English or French speaking children:

Moineaux- Poussins over 11 weeks (Sept-December)

Moineaux (20 months-4 years) Sat. 9 am - 11 weeks -$ 220

Saturdays 9:00- 9:55am
Class starts September 17th and ends December 10th (no class October 8th and November 26th)
$220
Register

Class Description

- Children will be immersed in the language though playful activities, songs, dance, stories, games, and more. Parents or caregivers can contribute by encouraging the children. Crafts, drawings will develop the fine motor abilities of the children. Interaction wit puppets will make talking French really fun!

- The class is in full immersion and therefore suited for French or English speaking children. At a young age, children are very intuitive and beginners will learn fast. French speaking children will talk and interact more, while English speakers will need more time to pronounce the words, but they understand very fast.
Babies and toddlers will build new vocabulary though puppets, images, songs and situations on the same way they are doing in the language spoken at home.

- Typical program:
Greetings, songs and dance
Meeting our friends (Monsieur nez rouge, Grabouilla la sorcière, les souris, ...)
Talk, sing and dance
Story time and little craft/image project
Au revoir!

Every quarter we cover seasonal themes and topics children love (animals, food, family, fairy tales...)

- The plus:
+ We recreate an authentic language environment (no flash cards methodology!)
+ Teachers are native speakers (no accent!)
+ Child focused approach
Register

Parent Participation and Responsibility

One parent or caregiver must attend class with their child(ren). Accompaniment is limited to one parent or caregiver only -no other adults or children may attend. Each parent or caregiver is responsible for the well-being of their child and is strongly encouraged to participate in all the class activities.

Code of Conduct
If a child becomes disruptive, the parent or caregiver will take him/her out of the class until he/she calms down in order to preserve a constructive learning environment.

Poussins (4-6 years) Sat. 9 am- 11 weeks -$ 220

Saturdays 9:00- 9:55am
Class starts September 17th and ends December 10th (no class October 8th and November 26th)
$220
Register

Class Description (French Maternelle)

- A playful class with activities similar to what children would do in a French maternelle: they learn words and sentences, using them in songs, dance, games, and stories. Crafts, drawings and pre-school/ Kindergarten writing activities will develop their fine motor abilities. For older children, we introduce some writing activities to get started with the French alphabet, and sound/letter recognition in simple words.

- The class is in full immersion and therefore suited for French or English speaking children. At a young age, children are very intuitive and beginners will learn fast. French speaking children will talk and interact more, while English speakers will need more time to pronounce the words, but they understand very fast.

- Typical program:
Greetings, songs and dance
Numbers and letters routine
Meeting our friends (Monsieur nez rouge, Grabouilla la sorcière, les souris, ...)
Interacting on our topic (talk, sing and dance)
Word recognition activity
Story time and little craft/writing project
Au revoir!

- The plus:
+ We recreate an authentic language environment (no flash cards methodology!)
+ Teachers are native speakers (no accent!)
+ Child focused approach

First things we learn:
- Greetings
- Who's who (Je m'appelle/comment tu t'appelles)
- Numbers up to 20 (or more!)
- Animal names
- Food
- Colors and forms
- Anatomy, clothing ...
- Weather
And:
- Daily life activities
- Seasonal themes
- A lot of songs!

Note: It's good to repeat some topics sometimes as long as the activities are different and develop different capacities in the children (cognitive, motorik etc..). Children need repetition to learn :)
Register

Parent Participation and Responsibility

One parent or caregiver must stay next to the classroom or not far in the building. If your child feels very unconfortable (especially during the first class) you can participate in the class activities.
Accompaniment is limited to one parent or caregiver only -no other adults or children may attend, except babies under 15 months of age.

Code of Conduct
If a child becomes disruptive, the teacher will ask you to take him/her out of the class until he/she calms down in order to preserve a constructive learning environment.


For English speaking children:

Schedule Grands - Chevy Chase (Sept-December)

Les Grands (7 - 12 years) Level 1 - Sat 10:00-11:25 am - Chevy Chase -$325

LEVEL 1! Complete beginners (children have studied 3 months from Sept. to Dec.)
Saturdays 10:00-11:25 am
Class starts September 17th and ends December 10th (no class October 8th and November 26th)

$325

Curriculum
- How to introduce and talk about oneself (age, name, family, pets, physical description, address, country, citizenship…)
- How to introduce a person using il and elle
- Numbers
- Talk about likes and dislikes
- Talk about activities, school subjects, schedule, etc.
- Know how to understand and tell the time
- How to invite a friend and accept or refuse an invitation
- How to ask basic questions

Books
- You will receive a book recommendation upon your registration. The teachers may also use some other books (grammar, vocabulary etc...) to reinforce a point and will hand out copies. Please bring a binder, a notebook and pencils.

To learn the entire A1 curriculum, you will need to take all three sessions planned over the year.

Register

Les Grands (7 - 12 years) Level 2 - Sat. 10:00-11:25 am - Chevy Chase -$325

LEVEL 2- After at least 1 year of French
Saturdays 10:00-11:25 am

Class starts September 17th and ends December 10th (no class October 8th and November 26th).

$325

Curriculum
In this class we learn the basics A1+ / A2 skills (corresponding to a second year of French in middle school). Children need a lot of repetitions. It's a good thing if your teacher do some reviews of A1.

- How to express one's opinion in a very simple way
- How to talk about future activities
- How to describe feelings
- How to talk about very simple past activities
- How to describe one's environment: room, house, city
- How to give directions
- How to make suggestions
- How to buy items
- Review of the A1 basics

Grammar points:
Basic conjugaisons

Books
- You will receive a book recommendation upon your registration. The teachers may also use some other books (grammar, vocabulary etc...) to reinforce a point and will hand out copies. Please bring a binder, a notebook and pencils.
Register

Les Grands (7 - 12 years) Level 3 - Sat. 10:00-11:25 am - Chevy Chase -$325

LEVEL 3- After at least 2 year of French
Saturdays 10:00-11:25 am
Class starts September 17th and ends December 10th (no class October 8th and November 26th).

$325

Curriculum
In this class we learn the basic A2 skills (corresponding to a second or third year of French in middle school).

- How to talk about future activities
- How to talk about past activities
- How to make suggestions and describe your opinion
- How to express a condition, something hypothetical
- Review of the A1-2 basics

Grammar points:
Basic conjugaisons in present, future and passé composé
Imparfait

Books
- You will receive a book recommendation upon your registration. The teachers may also use some other books (grammar, vocabulary etc...) to reinforce a point and will hand out copies. Please bring a binder, a notebook and pencils.


For French speaking or very proficient children:

Les P'tits Francais - Chevy Chase (Sept-December)

P'tits Francais 0- CP (5-6 ans) - Sa 10:00-11:25 am Chevy Chase -$325

Saturdays 10:00-11:25 am
Class starts September 17th and ends December 10th (no class October 8th and November 26th).

Premiers apprentissages de la lecture et de l'écriture par la méthode syllabique. Nous ajouterons aussi un travail thématique de vocabulaire avec un apprentissage de la reconnaissance visuelle des mots (jours de la semaine, fruits, couleurs...) selon le programme de grande maternelle et CP.
Nous travaillons avec divers livres, nous vous fournirons des copies.

$325
Register

P'tits Francais I- CE1/CE2 (7-9 ans) - Sa 10:00-11:25 am Chevy Chase -$325

Saturdays 10:00-11:25 am
Class starts September 17th and ends December 10th (no class October 8th and November 26th).

$325

Apprentissage de la lecture et de l'écriture selon le programme de CE1 (CE2)
Introduction à la grammaire.
Analyses et explications de textes, rédactions de petites histoires.
Thèmes: les animaux, les contes.
Register

P'tits Francais 2- CM1 (9-11 ans) - Sa 11:30-12:55 pm Chevy Chase -$325

Saturdays 11:30-12:55 pm
Class starts September 17th and ends December 10th (no class October 8th and November 26th).

$325

Renforcement de la lecture et de l'écriture, travail plus pointu sur l'orthographe et la grammaire.
Programme CE2-CM1
Analyse de textes, premières dissertations et débats.
Présentations d'exposés préparés à la maison.
Thèmes: l'environnement, les pirates, les détectives, la mythologie
Register

P'tits Francais 3- CM2/6ieme (11-13 ans) - Sa 11:30-12:55 pm Chevy Chase -$325

Saturdays 11:30-12:55 pm
Class starts September 17th and ends December 10th (no class October 8th and November 26th).

$325

Travail d'analyse de textes, rédaction d'histoires et de dissertations. Renforcement de la grammaire et de l'orthographe.
Travail autour de projets ludiques et éducatifs, débats. Niveau CM2- 6ième adapté au besoin des enfants.
Register

Alexandria LOCATION

Moineaux- Poussins - Alexandria (Sept-December)

Moineaux- Poussins (2 - 5 years) Sun 9:00-10:00 am - Alexandria- $220

Sundays 9:00- 9:55am
Class starts September 18th and ends December 11th (no class October 9th and November 27th).
$220
Register

Class Description

- A playful class with activities similar to what children would do in a French maternelle: they learn words and sentences, using them in songs, dance, games, and stories. Crafts, drawings and pre-school writing activities will develop their fine motor abilities. For older children, we introduce some writing activities to get started with the French alphabet, and sound/letter recognition in simple words.

-The class is in fuill immersion and therefore suited for French or English speaking children. At a young age, children are very intuitive and beginners will learn fast. French speaking children will talk and interact more, while English speakers will need more time to pronounce the words, but they understand very fast.
Babies and toddlers will build new vocabulary though puppets, images, songs and situations on the same way they are doing in the language spoken at home.

- Typical program:
Greetings, songs and dance
Numbers and letters routine
Meeting our friends (Monsieur nez rouge, Grabouilla la sorcière, les souris, ...)
Interacting on our topic (talk, sing and dance)
Word recognition activity for older children
Story time and little craft; writing project for older children
Au revoir!

- The plus:
+ We recreate an authentic language environment (no flash cards methodology!)
+ Teachers are native speakers (no accent!)
+ Child focused approach

First things we learn:
- Greetings
- Who's who
- Numbers up to 20 (or more!)
- Animal names
- Food
- Colors and forms
- Anatomy, clothing ...
- Weather
And:
- Daily life activities
- Seasonal themes
- A lot of songs!

Note: It's good to repeat some topics sometimes as long as the activities are different and develop different capacities in the children (cognitive, motorik etc..). Children need repetition to learn :)
Register

Parent Participation and Responsibility

One parent or caregiver must attend class with their child(ren) or (for children 3 years and older) stay in the vicinity of the class. Accompaniment is limited to one parent or caregiver only-no other adults or children may attend (except babies under 15 months of age). Each parent or caregiver is responsible for the well-being of their child and is strongly encouraged to participate in all the class activities.

Code of Conduct
If a child becomes disruptive, the parent or caregiver will take him/her out of the class until he/she calms down in order to preserve a constructive learning environment.

Les P'tits Francais - Alexandria (Sept-December)

Les P'tits Francais I, II, III- Tuesday 5:00-6:30 pm - Alexandria -$325

Le cours commence le 13 septembre et se finit le 22 Novembre.
Tuition $325

Les enfants sont divisés en groupe de niveau.
Pour le niveau le plus avancé, le cours se base sur des activités en commun puis des activités spécifiques selon les capacités des enfants CE2/CM1/ ou CM2/ 6ième.
Les plus performants ont des fiches de travail supplémentaires à faire.
Nous faisons: des analyses de textes, de la grammaire, des activités de renforcement de l'orthographe, des exposés et débats, des dissertations.

Register

P'tits Francais I (7-8 ans)- Tuesday 5:00-6:30 pm - Alexandria -$325

Le cours commence le 13 septembre et se finit le 22 Novembre.

Tuition $325

Apprentissage de la lecture et de l'écriture selon le programme de CE1 (CE2)
Introduction à la grammaire.
Lecture et analyse de petits textes simples. Initiation à la rédaction. Dictées.
Thèmes: les animaux, les contes, l'école, les choses que j'aime
Register

Les P'tits Francais II-III (9-14 ans) - Tuesday 5:00-6:30 pm - Alexandria -$325

Le cours commence le 13 septembre et se finit le 22 Novembre.

Tuition $325

Le groupe est divisé en 2 niveaux: II (9-11 ans) et III (12-14 ans). Renforcement de la lecture et de l'écriture, travail plus pointu sur l'orthographe et la grammaire.
Programme CE2-5ième
Analyse de textes, premières dissertations et débats.
Présentations d'exposés préparés à la maison.
Travail sur les conjugaisons: présent, les temps du passé et le conditionnel. Introduction au subjonctif.
Thèmes: la presse, l'environnement, les pirates, les détectives, la mythologie
Register

Printer-friendly version

Register Moineaux-Pous Sa 10:00 6 weeks Alex

© French Academy DC MD VA LLC