FIAF’s Benjamins classes for ages 5-6 introduce kids to French language through hands-on, age appropriate activities including stories, creative projects, songs and educational games.
We are excited to continue our year-round offerings online for the first time this summer. Conversational and interactive 45-minute lessons on Zoom will follow a structured curriculum to help children improve and practice French. This is paired with an additional 45 minutes of guided exercises on Google Classroom.
Our curriculum based on colorful and imaginative storybooks is taught in French by experienced native French-speaking teachers. Our multi-sensory approach promotes a gentle immersion experience in small classes that allow your child to seamlessly become familiar with French.
Benjamins Level 1
Benjamins Level 1 is for children with no previous exposure to French language.
Through a variety of themes, kids will learn to understand and use simple instructions, basic phrases, and vocabulary. Students are encouraged to interact in French during the class through numerous activities including stories, mini-projects, songs and educational games.
Benjamins Level 2
Benjamins Level 2 is for children with a minimum of one semester of French in the last school year.
In this class, kids begin to discover written French while improving their comprehension and vocabulary. They will also start to develop an ability to speak French in everyday life.
Fun and educational activities paired with storybook readings will increase your child’s French spoken expression.
Benjamins Native French Speakers - Level 1
In a Benjamins Native French Speakers Level 1 class, children will be introduced to reading and writing in French while growing their vocabulary by working with classmates on a group project.
They will understand stories read by the teacher, be able to retell them in their own words, and share their thoughts on them.
This class is designed for children who have not yet started to read in English.
Benjamins Native French Speakers - Level 2
In a Benjamins Native French Speakers Level 2 class, children will continue to develop their reading and writing in French.
They will specifically learn how to use proper sentence structures, ask questions correctly, and clearly report events or simple information.
This class is designed for children who have started reading in English.