Summer Teen Immersion Classes (ages 11–17)

June 15–August 7, 2020
1-week Classes
Monday–Friday, 9:30am-12:30pm • $399 per week

Teens dive deeper into French in our summer immersion classes!

Give your teen a head start in French over the summer. Under the expert guidance of native-speaking teachers, students boost their language skills while exploring French culture.

In small groups that ensure one-on-one interaction with their teachers, teens build their French speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills at all levels. Our multidisciplinary approach promotes interactions in French through role-playing everyday tasks to awaken teens’ interests and imaginations. A great way to sharpen skills for the SAT II and AP tests in a fun and entertaining setting.

Classes available for all levels from teens new to French to native French speakers.

  • Cadets (ages 11–14)

    FIAF’s 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 three consecutive levels: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. A special group is available for Native French Speakers.

    Cadets Beginner Level
    Students will know salutations and introductions, describe a person and members of their families and express their tastes. They will be proficient in discussing their immediate environment, having a conversation about sports, and making vacation plans. Children will learn how to have a conversation on the phone. In grammar, teens will learn the verbs “être” (to be), “avoir” (to have), “aller” (to go) and “faire” (to do) and all verbs ending in “er”. Negative sentences and simple question structures will be studied. The future tense and the imperative form will also be covered.

    Cadets Intermediate Level
    Children will know how to express their needs and feelings, describe their schedule and the personality traits of a person. They will be able to present an overview of their home, make a purchase and talk about their eating habits. In grammar, they will study irregular verbs and their usage. The past and future tenses will be studied and the conditional tense will be introduced.

    Cadets Advanced Level
    Upon completion of levels 301 to 304, young teens will have learnt how to express their opinions in numerous contexts such music, movies, food and sports. They will also express more complex feelings, describe personal goals and desires. In grammar, the program will cover the “imparfait”, “passé composé” (past tenses) and “conditionel” tenses along with the imperative form and their usage.

    Cadets Native French Speakers
    At the Native French Speakers Level 1, teens will work to accomplish the first French intermediate primary class (CM1) goals. Over the course of the class, they will improve their ability to express themselves fluently while developing a personal project (e.g. writing a song or a recipe) that encourages both spoken and written French skills. All students will be capable of constructing both negative and interrogative sentences correctly. At Native French Speakers Level 2, the focuse is on the goals of the second French intermediate primary class (CM2). Teens will begin to voice their opinions in French and learn to debate. The curriciulum encourages a command of abstract words and expressions (emotions, feelings, rights and duties) and an ability to articulate more complex and nuanced thoughts. Teens will also improve their grammar through a creative project (e.g. writing a comic or producing a movie) to encourage their spoken and written French.

  • Juniors (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, Intermediate, and Advanced.

    Juniors Beginner Level
    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 Intermediate Level
    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 Advanced Level
    In Advanced class, teens will be able to talk about travelling experiences in French speaking countries, describe cities, speak about customs, culture and arts, analyze articles and radio shows. On a grammatical level, they will share their point of view, tell a story in the past, locate events in time, express feelings, regrets. The conditional tenses will be reviewed, the imperative tense will be learned as well as the place of pronouns when using imperative. Students will also study the indirect discourse and the double pronouns. They will interview classmates, organize surveys, neighborhood parties and participate to role plays.