Classes for children

Beginner class for 5-7 year old children with ZigZag 1

This class is designed for young children with no previous knowledge in French.

Your child will learn French and French culture with the reporter Félix, his friend Lila, the gourmet Madame Bouba, the wolf Tilou, the hedgehog Pic Pic and the owl Pirouette.

Your child will be able to ask simple questions and answer them, make basic sentences to introduce himself/herself (name, age, family, activities, sport), to talk about food, animals and sports he/she likes or doesn’t and to describe clothes.

Vocabulary: colors, shapes, animals of the farm, numbers 1-20, food, items of clothing, part of the body, feelings, school subjects, sports, family.

Material: textbook ZigZag 1, games (matching games, snakes and ladders…), specifically designed activities, songs

Beginner class for 7-8 year old children with Alex and Zoé 1

This class is designed for children with no previous knowledge in French.

Your child will learn French and French culture with Alex, Zoé, Loulou, Basile, Croquetout and the dragon Rodolphe! Units in this textbook are based on tales like Little Thumbling, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots or Bluebeard. Along with French language, your child will learn about French celebrations, French culture and Paris!

Your child will be able to introduce himself/herself (name, age, pets, family, activities, sport, toys, music), to talk about family using the possessives, to talk about preferences (positive and negative sentences), to talk about what he/she wants to do, to describe a place with prepositions, to ask and answer questions using some verbs in the present tense (être, aller, avoir, prendre, jouer).

Vocabulary: colors, animals (pets, animals of the farm, wild animals), days of the week, school material, body parts, items of clothes, food, numbers from 1 to 50.

Material: textbook Alex et Zoé 1, games (matching games, snakes and ladders…), specifically designed activities, songs

Intermediate class for 8-9 year old children with Alex and Zoé 2

This class is designed for children with some French knowledge. It follows the beginner class Alex and Zoé 1.

Your child will learn French and French culture with Alex, Zoé, Loulou, Basile, Croquetout, the dragon Rodolphe and the new character, Ratafia! Units in this textbook are based on French fables (The Bear and the travelers, The Farmer and his sons, The Crow and the Fox…). Along with French language, your child will learn about French celebrations and French culture!

Your child will be able to introduce himself/herself, to discuss the calendar (days of the week, months, holidays), to tell the time, to count from 1 to 100, to talk about fears, feelings and pain, to talk about school (material, subject, schedule), to order food in a restaurant and understand a recipe, to describe animals and talk about endangered species, to give directions to find a place, to talk about his/her city, to describe a room, to talk about his/her vacation in the present tense, to talk about preferences, to talk about plans and projects in the future and to ask and answer questions (what, how, why, where, how much, how many).

Vocabulary: colors, items of clothing, parts of the body, feelings, emotions, school subjects, weather, days of the week, months, food, family, hobbies, wild animals, buildings of the city, lucky charms, furniture.

Material: textbook Alex et Zoé 2, games (matching games, snakes and ladders…), specifically designed activities, songs

Advanced class for 9-10 year old children with Alex and Zoé 3

This class is designed for children with French knowledge. It follows the intermediate class Alex and Zoé 2.

Your child will learn French and French culture with Alex, Zoé, Loulou, Basile, Croquetout, the dragon Rodolphe and Ratafia! Units in this textbook are based on French-speaking countries or regions (France, Lebanon, Québec, Belgium, Mali, Morocco, French Polynesia…) that the characters will explore. Your child will also learn about famous artists and writers (Jules Verne, Gauguin) and other French personalities.

Your child will be able to talk extensively about himself/herself, to talk about emotions, to situate countries on a map, to talk about nationalities and languages, to tell about activities and hobbies he/she likes and doesn’t (positive and negative forms as well as comparative and superlative forms), to describe objects/places/activities using prepositions, possessive and demonstrative adjectives, to say what he/she wants to do/have, to talk about future plans/projects, to understand documents in the past and write about past activities. He/she will be able to ask specific questions about someone or something using interrogative pronouns.

Vocabulary: countries, colors, animals, food, buildings, shops, weather, activities, transportation, school material and school subjects, items of clothing, days of the week, professions, house and furniture, hobbies, landscapes.

Material: textbook Alex et Zoé 3, games (matching games, snakes and ladders…), specifically designed activities, songs

After school for children learning French at school

This class is designed for a child enrolled in a French immersion school or a school with French in the program. I will help reinforce the language, prepare tests and school projects.

Material: textbook used in class and specifically designed activities

CNED

I coach children enrolled in the CNED program.

Material: CNED textbooks