French For Fun, Lafayette, California


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French For Fun Programs

Our Programs - Fall 2015

Baby Circle And Tots At Play - Friday Morning

Classes will begin late September if enough interest.

We welcome families and their young children. We sing, we dance, we tell stories, we play, and we hug and smile. We learn to listen, share and follow directions. This play group is the child's introduction to the immersion experience at French For Fun.

Space is limited, therefore we encourage you to sign up early. First come, first served basis.

Madame Catherine Jolivet is the instructor.

Email for info.

Check out this interesting article about bilingual infants:
Bilingual infants lip-read more than monolingual infants

MORNING IMMERSION - For children 2.5 to 3.5 years old


Most of these students are not new to French For Fun since they have attended the Tots at Play program with a parent/caregiver or our former morning immersion program on their own. Children new to French are certainly welcome to join at this level and will soon catch up to the "veterans" of the group. Children should be comfortable being away from parents or caregivers for a couple of hours.

Madame Catherine Jolivet and Madame Laetitia are the instructors.

MORNING IMMERSION PRE-K - For children 4 to 5 years old


Most of these children have been in the program for 2 years or more, and our objective is to capitalize on their already extensive vocabulary and have them function naturally in French. Many of these young students are already conversing well in French!

Another one of our objectives is to provide a solid Pre-K experience helping the children acquire kindergarten readiness skills. Academics, like writing, pre-reading and math concepts will be integrated into a curriculum that is rich in visual and fine arts, drama, storytelling, dance and music. We use the Arts as a vehicle to make abstract concepts — like letters and numbers — concrete and accessible to this age child.

Finally, we strive to consolidate the children's knowledge and experience of French Culture so that they will live and learn at French For Fun as is they were immersed in a French maternelle in France.

Madame Catherine Jolivet and Madame Laetitia are the instructors.

Afternoon Immersion Programs

Our pride and joy! Our afternoon programs comply with the standards for foreign language learning: preparing for the 21st century published by ACTFL, the American Council of the Teaching of Languages. Matter of fact, many years before the ACTFL' publication in 1996, French For Fun was implementing in its program the FIVE C's, Communication, Culture, Connections, Comparisons and Communities.

For more details please visit ACTFL's website and of course our Classrooms Notes.

Our afternoon immersion students attend American schools and come to French For Fun 4 days a week to continue their French education. The majority of them grew up with us and started when they were 2 or 3 years old in preschool immersion.

(This Class Is For Bilingual Or Near Fluent French Speakers, K-2)

Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday —
From 3:15 PM TO 4:15 PM

with Madame Catherine Jolivet
Class starts September 8th, few spots still available.


New Students With Good Fundations In French Are Welcome To Join.
Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday
From 4:30 PM TO 5:30 PM

with Madame Laetitia


Class starts September 8th, few spots still available.

Monday - Tuesday - Thursday
From 3:15 PM TO 4:15 PM
& Wednesday Morning before school.

with Madame Laetitia

Advanced High School Students Are Encouraged To Contact Us For An Interdisciplinary Program.

Madame Jolivet And Madame Laetitia Would Like To Offer Film, Performing Arts, Literature, Visual Arts......In A Full Immersion Setting.

Schedule Could Be Evening Or Possibly Some Weekends To Accomodate Our Busy Teens And Ourselves......

Brand New Beginners In French Of Any Age, Please Contact Us To Schedule Private Or Semi Private Lessons.

Private Tutoring for Teens & Adults

French For Fun offers private and semi-private lessons for Middle School & High School students. Whether your teen desires to start learning French, or needs to improve her/his verbal and/or writing skills, or needs extra assistance to prepare for a French exam, we have a wide range of programs available to you.

Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Learning material available on site or you can bring your own material if you prefer.

Hourly Rates:
Individual instruction: $50
Small group (2): $40 per student
Medium group (3-4): $35 per student
Large group (5-7): $30 per student

Please call our office 925 283 9822 or email to schedule your tutoring sessions.

Private Tutoring Cancellation policy: At least 24 hours notice before the session or that session will be charged as normal. Please call our office 925.283.9822 if your schedule changes.

Group Classes: No-make up, no refund for classes missed

Please call our office 925.283.9822 or email at to schedule your tutoring sessions.

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3381 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, Ca 94549
Phone: 925.283.9822

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