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Schedule of children's classes


Summer Session 2017: no class July 1st.
Fall Session 2017: From September 9th to December 2nd (no class October 7th, November 11th and 25th).

Classes are held

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

SCHEDULE July-August 2017

Saturday Summer Classes in Chevy Chase or Alexandria (kids 2-5 y. old)

Moineaux- Poussins Summer

Mixed Moineaux-Poussins (2-5 years) Sat. 9:30-10:30am -$ 115 - July 8th to August 5th- Chevy Chase

Complete immersion for children between 2 and 5 and half.

When children from different ages are mixed together, they have opportunities to communicate and learn from each other. For the little ones, songs and puppets are great teaching tools. However, it is also beneficial for them to be with older children and try to imitate their behavior... Older children will be given more activities (essentially little written exercices) and will develop social skills in being with younger ones (like sibblings in the family). A mixed group allows the children to improve communication skills and to challenge each other.

Saturdays 9:30- 10:30am
Class starts July 8th and ends August 5th.
Tuition: $115
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. English speakers will need more time to pronounce the words, however, they will build understanding quickly.

- 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!
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.

Mixed Moineaux-Poussins (2-5 years) Sat. 9:30-10:30am -$ 105 - July 8th to August 5th- Alexandria


When children from different ages are mixed together, they have opportunities to communicate and learn from each other. For the little ones, songs and puppets are great teaching tools. However, it is also beneficial for them to be with older children and try to imitate their behavior... Older children will be given more activities (essentially little written exercices) and will develop social skills in being with younger ones (like sibblings in the family). A mixed group allows the children to improve communication skills and to challenge each other.

Saturdays 9:30- 10:30am
Class starts July 8th and ends August 5th.
Tuition: $105
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. English speakers will need more time to pronounce the words, however, they will build understanding quickly.

- 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!

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.

Weekly Summer Camps in Chevy Chase or Alexandria (kids 5-12 y. old)

French Immersion Camps for all levels

Camps in July for all levels in Chevy Chase or Alexandria 9-4pm $280-400

Summer Camps in Chevy Chase or Alexandria for English or French speaking children (kids 5-13).
See the schedule

Weekly French Camps in DC for Teens (13-17 y. old)

Teens Camps (13-17 y.)- beginners-Intermediate

French Camp 1 for Teens (13-17): Jul 24th to 28th Mo-Fri 2:00-5:00 pm in DC K str- $305

This French immersion intensive camp is for teenagers between 13 and 17 years old. To deliver the highest quality of language education and give every student all the attention he/she needs, our group classes have between 3 and 5 participants. This is compared to 8 to 12 participants per class in other language schools!

The review 1 is for teens who had French 1 in school (or less) and would like more practice. Beginners are welcome too!

From July 24th to 28th from 2 to 5:00 pm in DC (1629 K str NW DC, near metro Farragut)
Price: $305 for 15 hours

Curriculum: Teenagers often don't understand the grammar and have not enough time to study it at school. Also, they don't converse enough in French. In this class, we review vocabulary as well as the essential grammar rules, but we encourage as well the teens to talk to make them feel more comfortable with the language. We also play games and offer fun activities, because we believe young people will learn better if they are having a great experience! We give homework to reinforce the daily activity at home. After this intensive experience your teen will be ready for a new school year of French Excellence!
Register

French Camp 2 for Teens (13-17): Jul 31st -Aug 4th- Mo-Fri 2-5:00 pm in DC-$305

This French immersion intensive camp is for teenagers between 13 and 17 years old. To deliver the highest quality of language education and give every student all the attention he/she needs, our group classes have between 3 and 5 participants. This is compared to 8 to 12 participants per class in other language schools!

The review 2 is for teens who already had French 2 or 3 in school and would like more practice.

From July 31st to August 4th from 2 to 5pm in DC (1629 K str NW, near the Farragut metros).
Price: $305 for 15 hours

Curriculum: Teenagers often don't understand the grammar and have not enough time to study it at school. Also, they don't converse enough in French. In this class, we review vocabulary as well as the essential grammar rules, but we encourage as well the teens to talk to make them feel more comfortable with the language. We also play games and offer fun activities, because we believe young people will learn better if they are having a great experience! We give homework to reinforce the daily activity at home. After this intensive experience your teen will be ready for a new school year of French Excellence!
Register

French Camp 1 for Teens (13-17):Aug7th-11th- Mo-Fri 2:00-5:00 pm in DC K str- $305

This French immersion intensive camp is for teenagers between 13 and 17 years old. To deliver the highest quality of language education and give every student all the attention he/she needs, our group classes have between 3 and 5 participants. This is compared to 8 to 12 participants per class in other language schools!

The review 1 is for teens who had French 1 in school (or less) and would like more practice. Beginners are welcome too!

From August 7th to 11th, from 2 to 5:00 pm in DC (1629 K str NW DC, near metro Farragut)
Price: $305 for 15 hours

Curriculum: Teenagers often don't understand the grammar and have not enough time to study it at school. Also, they don't converse enough in French. In this class, we review vocabulary as well as the essential grammar rules, but we encourage as well the teens to talk to make them feel more comfortable with the language. We also play games and offer fun activities, because we believe young people will learn better if they are having a great experience! We give homework to reinforce the daily activity at home. After this intensive experience your teen will be ready for a new school year of French Excellence!
Register

SCHEDULE Fall 2017

CHEVY CHASE LOCATION


For English or French speaking children:

Moineaux- Poussins (September-December)

Moineaux (20 months-4 years) Sat. 9 am -$ 220 / Starts Sept 9th

Saturdays 9:00- 9:55am
Class starts September 9th and ends December 2nd (no class Oct 7th, Nov 11th and 25th).

$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 through puppets, images, songs and situations in the same way they are building these skills with their 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 -$ 220 / Starts Sept 9th

Saturdays 9:00- 9:55am
Class starts September 9th and ends December 2nd (no class Oct 7th, Nov 11th and 25th).

$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. English speakers will need more time to pronounce the words, however, they will build understanding quickly.

- 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-Dec)

Les Grands (7 - 12 years) Level 1 /0 - Sat 10:00-11:25 am - Chevy Chase -$325 / Starts Sept 9th

LEVEL 1 - 1st semester
Saturdays 10:00-11:25 am
Class starts September 9th and ends December 2nd (no class Oct 7th, Nov 11th and 25th).

$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 / Starts Sept 9th

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

Class starts September 9th and ends December 2nd (no class Oct 7th, Nov 11th and 25th).

$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 repetition.The teacher will also do a brief review of concepts from 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 conjugations, future, passé composé.

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

Schedule Teens- Chevy Chase (Sept-Dec)

Teens (12-16 years) Level 1 - Sat 10:00-11:25 am - Chevy Chase -$325 / Starts Sept 9th

LEVEL 1 - 1st quarter.
Saturdays 10:00-11:25 am
Class starts September 9th and ends December 2nd (no class Oct 7th, Nov 11th and 25th).

$325

Curriculum
Presentation
Description of people
Sports, hobbies
Clothing, objects, colors
Typical day, time

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


For French speaking or very proficient children:

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

P'tits Francais 0- CP (5-6 ans) - Sa 10:00-11:25 am Chevy Chase -$325 / Starts Sept 9th

Saturdays 10:00-11:25 am
Class starts September 9th and ends December 2nd (no class Oct 7th, Nov 11th and 25th).

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 mais adapté aux besoins des enfants billingues. Par exemple nous les engagons plus à s'exprimer, nous travaillons sur des points de confusion classique (le e et i le verbe etre et avoir etc..)

$325
Register

P'tits Francais I- CE1/CE2 (7-8 ans) - Sa 10:00-11:25 am Chevy Chase -$325 / Starts Sept 9th

Saturdays 10:00-11:25 am
Class starts September 9th and ends December 2nd (no class Oct 7th, Nov 11th and 25th).

$325

- Apprentissage de la lecture et de l'écriture selon le programme de CE1 (CE2).
- Introduction à la grammaire et principes de base: la structure de la phrase, l'accord.
- Les concepts de genre et de nombre, la conjugaison au présent des verbes des trois différents groupes, le futur simple, la reconnaissance temporelle.
- Analyses et explications de textes, rédactions de petites histoires.
- Travail sur les difficultés orthographiques classiques: et/est, ces/ses/c'est/s'est, son/sont, le son é, le son ou, le son o, les nasales.
Register

P'tits Francais 2- CM1 (9-11 ans) - Sa 10:00-11:25 am Chevy Chase -$325 / Starts Sept 9th

Saturdays 10:00-11:25 pm
Class starts September 9th and ends December 2nd (no class Oct 7th, Nov 11th and 25th).

$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.
Verbes: révision du présent et du futur, et travail intensif sur le passé.
Travail intensif sur les problématiques orthographiques telles que le on-ont, la-l'a-là, son-sont-s'ont, mes-mais-m'est, ces-ses-c'est-s'est...
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P'tits Francais 3- CM2/6ieme (11-13 ans) - Sa 11:30-1:00 pm Chevy Chase -$325 / Starts Sept 9th

Saturdays 11:30-12:55 pm
Class starts September 9th and ends December 2nd (no class Oct 7th, Nov 11th and 25th).
$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.
Révision des temps du passé, introduction au passé simple, travail sur le conditionnel.
Register

P'tits Francais 4- 5ième-4ième (12-15 ans) - Sa 11:30-1:00 pm Chevy Chase -$325 / Starts Sept 9th

Saturdays 11:30-12:55 pm
Class starts September 9th and ends December 2nd (no class Oct 7th, Nov 11th and 25th).

$325

Travail d'analyse de textes, rédaction d'histoires et de dissertations. Préparation aux productions écrites d'examens tels que IB ou AP French.
Renforcement de la grammaire et de l'orthographe.
Travail autour de projets ludiques et éducatifs, débats. Niveau collège adapté au besoin des enfants.
Conditionnel et subjonctif.
Register

Alexandria LOCATION

Moineaux- Poussins - Alexandria (Sept-Dec)

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

Sundays 9:00- 9:55am
Class starts September 10th and ends December 3rd (no class Oct 8th, Nov 12th and 26th).
$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. English speakers will need more time to pronounce the words, however, they will build understanding quickly.
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.

Schedule Grands - Alexandria (Sept-Dec)

Les Grands (7 - 12 years) Level 1 - Sun 10:15-11:45 am - Alexandria -$325 / Starts Sept 10th

LEVEL 1! Complete beginners - Quarter 1
Sun 10:15-11:45 am
Class starts September 10th and ends December 3rd (no class Oct 8th, Nov 12th and 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 P'tits Francais - Alexandria (Sept-Dec)

Les P'tits Francais I/II, III/IV- Tuesday 4:50-6:20 pm - Alexandria -$325 / Starts Sept 12th

Class starts September 14th and ends November 14th.
Tuition $325
Nous avons un groupe de niveau PF 1/2 et un groupe de niveau PF 4.

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/II (8-11 ans)- Tuesday 4:50-6:20 pm - Alexandria -$325

$325

- Apprentissage de la lecture et de l'écriture selon le programme de CE1 /CE2.
- Introduction à la grammaire et principes de base: la structure de la phrase, l'accord.
- Les concepts de genre et de nombre, la conjugaison au présent des verbes des trois différents groupes, le futur simple, la reconnaissance temporelle.
- Analyses et explications de textes, rédactions de petites histoires.
- Travail sur les difficultés orthographiques classiques: et/est, ces/ses/c'est/s'est, son/sont, le son é, le son ou, le son o, les nasales.
Register

Les P'tits Francais IV (11-15 ans) - Tuesday 4:50-6:20 pm - Alexandria -$325

$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- 5ième adapté au besoin des enfants.
Révision des temps du passé, introduction au passé simple, travail sur le conditionnel et le subjonctif.
Préparation aux tests écrits de IB et AP French.
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