Juniors Spring Classes (ages 15–17)

Apr 6–Jun 15

Spring classes will start live on Zoom the week of Monday, April 6.

To ensure the best possible remote learning experience, class formats have been adapted as follows: Each class will start with a 90-minute live interactive session on Zoom. This will be followed by 80 minutes of guided offline work the teens must complete independently. The teacher will remain online to answer questions. The group will reconvene on Zoom for an additional 30 minutes of online interaction. Written homework assignments will be given and must be completed before the next class. Using this blended method, teens will complete a strict lesson plan that will help them practice conversation skills, improve oral and written comprehension, and learn grammar.

We will move to in-person lessons at FIAF as soon as we are able to reopen.

Weekdays & Saturdays • 10 weeks
Once a week, 3 hours 20 mins
$659 per session • 12 students max

Start your child in a new language or boost their scholastic performance in French with FIAF’s Juniors!

Our multidisciplinary approach promotes interactions in French through role playing everyday tasks to awaken teens’ interest and imaginations. FIAF’s Juniors focus on developing oral communication, including both listening comprehension and speaking skills. Your child will additionally build a solid foundation in reading and writing in French at a beginner and intermediate level and learn strategies to become a more independent foreign language learner. The Juniors curriculum integrates preparation for the DELF JUNIOR exams.

Our curriculum consists of eight consecutive tiers from beginner to intermediate levels: 101, 102, 103, 104, 201, 202, 203, 204. Each level can be covered over one 11-week session (fall, winter, spring), or one 2-week intensive session (summer).

  • Juniors Beginner: 101–104

    Upon completion of levels 101 to 104, teens will know how to greet someone, introduce themselves and others, describe a person, and express emotions. They will be able to talk proficiently about jobs, housing, and meals. Students will also learn how to have a conversation over the phone in French and make vacation plans. In grammar, frequently used verbs and irregular verbs will be covered. The imperative form, the present tense, the future tense, the “passé composé” and “imparfait” past tenses, will be introduced along with reflexive verbs and their usage.

  • Juniors Intermediate: 201–204

    Upon completion of levels 201 to 204, teens will be able to talk about someone’s physical traits and character, describe their interests and environment. Vocabulary relating to tourism, hobbies, health, transportation, nature, and city life will be studied. The future, recent past, and continuous present tenses will be covered. The conditional tense and difference between “imparfait” and “passé composé” past tenses will be learned, and the “subjonctif” form will also be taught.