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Schedule of children's classes


Winter Session 2017: Saturday January 7th or Sunday January 8th to March 25th or 26th (no class January 14th and 15th).
Spring Session 2017: April 8th to June 24th (no class April 15th and 16th; and May 27th and 28th).

Classes are held

In Alexandria:
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.

Upcoming Workshops for all levels in Alexandria

Mardi Gras Workshop (kids 3-14) - Sa March 4th - Alexandria- $30

For kids 3-14

Where? In Alexandria
When? Saturday March 4th, 2:30-4pm

Price: $30 for non students, $25 for French Academy students.
Family discount: $50 for 2 children registered.

What?
Celebrate Mardi Gras with The French Academy!
In this immersion Carnival Workshop we will organize a costume party, games, songs, and lots of family fun. Awards will be given out for the best costumes.
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SCHEDULE April-June 2017

The quarter starts April 8th to June 24th (no class April 15th and 16th; and May 27th and 28th).

CHEVY CHASE LOCATION


For English or French speaking children:

Moineaux- Poussins (April-June)

Moineaux (20 months-4 years) Sat. 9 am -$ 220 / Starts Apr 8th

Saturdays 9:00- 9:55am
Class starts April 8th to June 24th (no class April 15th and 16th; and May 27th and 28th).


$220
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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 Apr 8th

Saturdays 9:00- 9:55am
Class starts April 8th to June 24th (no class April 15th and 16th; and May 27th and 28th).

$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 (April-June)

Les Grands (7 - 12 years) Level 1 /3 - Sat 10:00-11:25 am - Chevy Chase -$325 / Starts April 8th

LEVEL 1 - 3rd semester
Saturdays 10:00-11:25 am
Class starts April 8th to June 24th (no class April 15th and 16th; and May 27th and 28th).


$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 Apr 8th

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

Class starts April 8th to June 24th (no class April 15th and 16th; and May 27th and 28th).

$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

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 (April-June)

Teens (12-16 years) Level 1 - Sat 10:00-11:25 am - Chevy Chase -$325 / Starts April 8th

LEVEL 1
Saturdays 10:00-11:25 am
Class starts April 8th to June 24th (no class April 15th and 16th; and May 27th and 28th).


$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 (April-June)

P'tits Francais 0- CP (5-6 ans) - Sa 10:00-11:25 am Chevy Chase -$325 / Starts Apr 8th

Saturdays 10:00-11:25 am
Class starts April 8th to June 24th (no class April 15th and 16th; and May 27th and 28th).


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

Saturdays 10:00-11:25 am
Class starts April 8th to June 24th (no class April 15th and 16th; and May 27th and 28th).

$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.
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P'tits Francais 2- CM1 (9-11 ans) - Sa 10:00-11:25 am Chevy Chase -$325 / Starts Apr 8th

Saturdays 10:00-11:25 pm
Class starts April 8th to June 24th (no class April 15th and 16th; and May 27th and 28th).

$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 Apr 8th

Saturdays 11:30-12:55 pm
Class starts April 8th to June 24th (no class April 15th and 16th; and May 27th and 28th).

$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.
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P'tits Francais 4- 5ième-4ième (12-15 ans) - Sa 11:30-1:00 pm Chevy Chase -$325 / Starts Apr 8th

Saturdays 11:30-12:55 pm
Class starts April 8th to June 24th (no class April 15th and 16th; and May 27th and 28th).

$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 (April-June)

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

Sundays 9:00- 9:55am
Class starts April 9th to June 25th (no class April 15th and 16th; and May 27th and 28th).
$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 (April-June)

Les Grands (7 - 12 years) Level 1 - Sun 10:15-11:45 am - Alexandria -$325 / Starts Apr 9th

LEVEL 1! Complete beginners
Sun 10:15-11:45 am
Class starts April 9th to June 25th (no class April 15th and 16th; and May 27th and 28th).

$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 (April-June)

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

Class starts April 4th to June 20th (no class April 11th).
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.
Register

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