French Classes for Juniors (Grades 9–12)

Location: In Person at FIAF Manhattan
Level: French as a Second Language, French for Native Speakers
Winter Jan 9–Mar 27 • Spring Apr 3–Jun 17

Grades 9–12 / Ages 15–17
11 weeks, once per week, 90 mins, $449 / 3 hrs, $659

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

Small classes with strict safety guidelines are offered in person at FIAF to meet the needs of parents and children.

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 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 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 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.

  • 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.

FIAF In-Person Class Guidelines (as of 9/7/2022): Masks are optional and proof of Covid-19 vaccination is no longer requried to attend a class or event at any FIAF location. Read more.