Kids and Teens

The French Academy offers fun immersion classes for children from all ages and all proficiency levels in Chevy Chase and Alexandria
We also offer classes for French and non French speaking children in Baltimore. Check the Baltimore schedule for kids here.

Our classes

  • French Classes for Small Children

    1.5 to 6 years old. A playful class with activities similar to what children would do in a French maternelle. They learn words and sentences, using them in songs, dance, games, and stories. Crafts, drawings and pre-school writing activities will develop their fine motor abilities.

  • French Classes for Children (7-13)

    7 to 13 years old. An interactive communicative class in full immersion. For beginners to intermediate.

  • French Classes for Teens (13-16)

    13 to 16 years old. An interactive communicative class in full immersion. For beginners to intermediate.

  • French Classes for French Speaking Children

    6 to 16 years old. We focus on developing and reinforcing reading and writing skills, as well as communicative skills. Our teachers use a solid approach, typical in French schools, mixed with a modern child focused teaching methodology.

  • Private Tutoring for Kids

    Private French lessons for children at every level of proficiency. Get good grades, prepare for a French test such as IB/ AP French. Learn at home with a tutor in person or on Skype.

  • French Camps

    5-12 years old. A very fun day or week with playful and educational activities that will make learning French a game or a thrilling experience..

Curriculum For Non French Speakers

The course curriculum focuses primarily on oral communication, although reading and writing will be introduced according to the child's age and abilities. In our French world your children will meet new friends (hand puppets for our youngest students) and will have a lot of fun. We use authentic materials: children books, songs, TV programs, movies and magazines for teens, plus a lot of interactive games and activities that make learning grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation very fun!
In our classes for French speakers, the focus will be on reading and writing. Text analyses and discussions are also an important part of the curriculum to make sure the children build strong communicative skills.

Curriculum For French Speakers- Bilingual Children

In our classes for French speakers, the focus will be on reading and writing. Text analyses and discussions are also an important part of the curriculum to make sure the children build strong communicative skills.
We use a integrative supportive instruction adapted to the needs of bilingual children, targeting their weakness points: reflexes to use English, "false friends", difficulties with spelling (e, accents, silent letters, the é-er-ez-ait, et-est-ai, son-sont, etc..)

Locations

Most of our classes are held in Chevy Chase (DC), some in Alexandria (VA). In many of our groups, and especially the teenagers', we have up to 5 participants (max. 8). These small sized classes allow us to work intensively. Your child will progress faster and in a more comfortable environment.
We also have classes for children in Baltimore.
Please check our Baltimore Website.