Give your teen a head start in French over the summer in a program that pairs language lessons with cultural workshops that explore the rich culture and history of Francophone countries around the world.
We have redesigned our summer programs to offer them online to meet your child’s needs during these unprecedented times. Teens boost their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in 90-minute classes on Zoom, followed by 90-minute enrichment activities and virtual field trips to landmarks around the world.
FIAF’s native-speaking teachers will lead journeys to discover Francophone culture throughout Asia, Africa, the Americas, Europe, and Oceania. They will illustrate their own creative writing projects; take virtual tours of MoMA, the Louvre, and Château de Versailles; learn about journalism from reporters from France-Amerique and the world of fashion; connect with the acclaimed dancers and musicians; and much more.
Open to all levels of French including complete beginners.
Specific groups available for native French speakers.
- 9:30-10:15am: French Class
- 10:15-10:30am: Break
- 10:30-11:15am: French Class
- 11:15-11:30am: Break
- 11:30am-12:30pm: Cultural Workshop
Week 1 & 2: Asia
June 15–19 • June 22–26
Featured Regions: India, China, and Japan
Featured Guests: A yogi; a Chinese musician
Featured Activities: Yoga; calligraphy; graphic-novel workshop
Virtual Tours: Taj Mahal and Angkor Wat
Week 3 & 4: The Americas
June 29–July 2 • July 6–10
Featured Regions: North America and the Caribbeans (Haiti, Martinique, and Guadeloupe)
Featured Guests: A journalist from France-Amérique; an athlete
Featured Activities: Journalism workshops (writing, reporting, and making videos)
Virtual Tours: Montreal; Harlem in NYC; MoMA exhibitions
Week 5 & 6: Europe
July 13–17 • July 20–24
Featured Regions: France, Belgium, and Switzerland
Featured Guests: A chef; a fashion journalist; a dancer from International Ballet Brooklyn
Featured Activities: Baking; Painting like the Impressionists; Ballet; Create your own comics workshops
Virtual Tours: Versailles; The Louvre; Hergé Museum in Brusselles
Week 7 & 8: Africa
July 27–31 • August 3–7
Featured Regions: Egypt and Burkina Faso
Featured Guests: A dancer from Burkina Faso; a video game specialist
Featured Activities: African dance; Create your avatar workshop
Virtual Tours: Quai Branly Museum; The Nile Valley
Week 9 & 10: Oceania
August 10–14 • August 3–7
Featured Regions: French Polynesia and New Caledonia
Featured Guests: An artist; A scientist;
Featured Activities: Art workshop; Nature and environment workshops
Virtual Tours: Oceanic art at the British Museum; Jean Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center at Noumea
French Class Curriculum — Ages 11–14
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 while learning strategies to become a more independent foreign language learner.
The Cadets curriculum integrates preparation for the DELF JUNIOR exams.
The Cadets program consists of four consecutive levels: Beginner, Advanced Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. A special group is available for Native French Speakers.
French Class Curriculum — Ages 15–17
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 and learn strategies to become a more independent foreign language learner.
The Juniors curriculum integrates preparation for the DELF JUNIOR exams.
The Juniors program consists of three consecutive levels: Beginner, Advanced Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced.
Activities and special guests change each week.
Sign up for both weeks of a theme to enjoy a fuller experience.
Sign up for all ten weeks for maximum fun and learning!
Programs subject to change.