Start your child in a new language or boost their scholastic performance in French with FIAF’s Cadets!
Our multidisciplinary approach encourages interactions in French with role playing everyday tasks to awaken young teens’ interest and imaginations.
FIAF’s Cadets focus on developing oral communication, including both listening comprehension and speaking skills. Teens will additionally build a solid foundation in reading and writing in French at a beginner, intermediate, and advanced level while learning strategies to become a more independent foreign language learner.
The Cadets curriculum integrates preparation for the DELF JUNIOR exams.
Our curriculum consists of twelve consecutive tiers from beginner to advanced levels: 101, 102, 103, 104, 201, 202, 203, 204, 301, 302, 303, 304. Each level can be covered over one 11-week session (fall, winter, spring), or one 2-week intensive session (summer).
Complete beginners (students who have never learnt French before) can enroll directly in ECD 101 and will then continue to the next levels.
Children who are new to FIAF but have previous exposure to the French language will be placed in the right level by one of our experienced French teachers after taking a free, quick and easy placement test—read more.
Objectives by Level
Upon completion of levels 101 to 104, students will know salutations and introductions, describe a person and members of their families and express their tastes. They will be proficient in discussing their immediate environment, having a conversation about sports, and making vacation plans. Children will learn how to have a conversation on the phone,
In grammar, teens will learn the verbs “être” (to be), “avoir” (to have), “aller” (to go) and “faire” (to do) and all verbs ending in “er”. Negative sentences and simple question structures will be studied. The future tense and the imperative form will also be covered.
Upon completion of levels 201 to 204, children will know how to express their needs and feelings, describe their schedule and the personality traits of a person. They will be able to present an overview of their home, make a purchase and talk about their eating habits.
In grammar, they will study irregular verbs and their usage. The past and future tenses will be studied and the conditional tense will be introduced.
Upon completion of levels 301 to 304, young teens will have learnt how to express their opinions in numerous contexts such music, movies, food and sports. They will also express more complex feelings, describe personal goals and desires.
In grammar, the program will cover the “imparfait”, “passé composé” (past tenses) and “conditionel” tenses along with the imperative form and their usage.