Start your child in a new language or boost their scholastic performance in French with FIAF’s Juniors!
Conversational and interactive lessons on Zoom, with a structured curriculum base on the book Génération, that will help teens improve and practice their French.
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 ten consecutive tiers from Beginner to Intermediate levels: 101, 102, 103, 201, 202, 203, 301, 302, 303, 304.
- Complete beginner in French ? Start with Juniors 101!
- If you are not a beginner but you are new to FIAF, please submit a placement test to know which level to enroll in : fiaf.org/frenchclasses/placementtest
Juniors Beginner: 101–103
Upon completion of levels 101 to 103, 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 where they live, their family, their style, talk about their leisure and about food. Students will also learn how to order in a restaurant and talk over the phone. In grammar, frequently used verbs and irregular verbs will be covered. The present tense, the future tense, and the “passé composé” will be introduced along with reflexive verbs and their usage.
Juniors Advanced Beginner: 201–203
Upon completion of levels 201 to 203, teens will be able to talk about someone’s physical traits and character, describe their interests, travel and environment. Vocabulary relating to tourism, hobbies, health, transportation, nature, and city life will be studied. The “passé composé”, future, recent past, and continuous present tenses will be covered. The difference between “imparfait” and “passé composé” past tenses will be learned.
Juniors Intermediate: 301–304
Upon completion of levels 301 to 304, teens will be able to talk about the media, the environment, the world of work, and the arts. In grammar, the present and past conditional tense, as well as the “plus-que-parfait” will be taught, in addition to the imperative and gerundive. Teens will be able to give a critique, express a wish or a possibility, talk about positive and negative emotions and explain projects.
Advanced - Levels 401-404
In levels 401-404, juniors discover the worlds of yesterday, today and tomorrow: from media and culture (sciences, philosophy, history and geography) to the great achievements of our century (medical, technological, scientific…), teens get a panorama of what it means to be a true Francophone and Francophile. At this level, teens are able to express their opinion with fellow students and teachers, as well as debate and defend an argument. The curriculum allows a deep focus on the passé simple (passive voice), building hypotheses using “Si…” and some specific constructions in the passé composé.