Summer French Immersion & Cultural Discovery for Teens (ages 11–17)

Celebrate French Around the World


June 15–August 21, 2020
1-week sessions
Mon-Fri, 9:30am–12:30pm, $419/week

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.

  • Typical Day

    Monday-Friday

    • 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.