Our Programs for 2012-2013
Fall 2013 REGISTRATION BEGINS HERE >>
Baby Circle (babies/non-walkers)
Come and play in French with your baby!
Start date: Fall 2013
Fees: $18/class + non-refundable $125 Application fee/Lab fee (yearly)
Age: babies, non-walkers
Parent participation is required (or a relative or nanny).
Space is limited, Open enrollment on first come, first served basis.
Moms n' Tots (walkers to 23 months) - New Session Coming Fall 2013
Please call 925-283-9822 for info.
Tots at Play (24 months to 30 months)
Listening being the most important language skill at this early stage of language development, our classes are small and staffed by native speakers.
During our 45 min. sessions, 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.
These play groups are 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.
Early Childhood Education Immersion Programs
5-DAY or 3-DAY IMMERSION PROGRAMS
MORNING IMMERSION - For children 2.5 to 3.5 years old
5-DAY or 3-DAY IMMERSION PROGRAM, 9 am - 11 am
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.
More information about the curriculum will come soon.
MORNING IMMERSION PRE-K - For children 4 to 5 years old
5-DAY MORNING IMMERSION PROGRAM, 9 am - 12 pm
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.
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.
New students with previous French experience are welcome.
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.
Individual instruction: $50
Small group (2): $40
Medium group (3-4): $35
Large group (5-7): $30
Please call our office 925 283 9822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
to schedule your tutoring sessions.