Students learn vocabulary centered around the themes of: home, family, seasons, weather, clothing, description, foods, common verbs, and more. They are taught pronunciation and reading skills along with listening and speaking. Class time centers around increasing vocabulary through listening, repeating, and answering questions. There is no required homework, although optional assignments are given each week which correlate with the lesson. Students who do the optional assignments will see the best results. Elementary French classes are taught in 6 week sessions.
The fee for the six-week session depends on the number of participants. Please refer to the class price list. Or read our FAQ for more information about this and other topics.
Perfect for kids who want to try French for the first time
Middle School students have the most options for French classes! Sixth and seventh graders can choose a six week course similar to the Elementary French class. Or, if they are ready to start working towards a high school credit, they can sign up for a year-round course.
Middle school students who want to complete a French I credit before beginning high school can start studying French between 6th and 8th grade. Parents will offer input as to the pace of the class, and the instructor will work with them to organize a long-term schedule that works best for the group. It is possible to study French I over one, two, or three years of middle school. The amount of homework assigned will depend upon the number of years taken to complete the course. Although these class can start at any time, the most popular start time is August of each new school year. Here are a few examples of a middle school plan:
Take three years to complete French I (6th through 8th grade).
Take two years to complete French I (6th to 7th or 7th to 8th)
Take three years to complete French I and French II (French 1 in 6th & 7th, French II in 8th)
Parents should refer to guidelines in their state of residence to determine whether these courses can fulfill the high school requirement.
The fee for middle school classes depends on the number of participants and length of the course. Please refer to the class price list for more details. Or read our FAQ for more information about this and other topics.
The high school French course covers all the crucial components of a language class: vocabulary, grammar, reading , writing, speaking, listening, pronunciation, and culture. During class time the students receive grammar instruction, practice pronunciation, and practice conversational skills by answering simple questions about themselves using vocabulary and grammar that they have learned. At home, they use audio files to practice listening skills and to learn correct pronunciation of the words we're using. They watch videos to hear pronunciation and learn more grammar concepts. At the end of each chapter they have a reading assignment in French about a cultural topic. They have written work from a workbook, and online assignments. There are quizzes about every other week, three projects in the course of the year, and 8 tests.
As a high school level course, it is five hours of work a week: one hour in class and four hours working independently. Some students will find that they are able to finish the independent work more quickly, and some will take more time than others.
Although these classes can start at any time, the most popular start time is August of each new school year.
The fee for high school classes depends on the number of participants. Please refer to the class price list for more details. Or read our FAQ for more information about this and other topics.
Individual tutoring is available for middle school and high school students. We provide help with grammar, pronunciation, and conversational skills. Students can schedule a one-time-only appointment or as many sessions as they need to master the material.
Please refer to the price list for more information about our tutoring fees. Or read our FAQ for more information about this and other topics.