Fall 2022 - Toddlers & Young Children Classes - White Plains
Product Code: FAL22_CLS_TOD_10_GN_PRG
Learning French from a young age? C'est possible !
Have you always wanted to raise your child in a bilingual environment? In this case, learning French from a young age is the best way to
make sure your child will develop language skills similar to those of a child growing up in a Francophone country. Young children have a
better ability to mimic sounds they hear, so gaining exposure to another language before the age of 6 is best if you would like your child
to speak French with confidence and with a natural pronunciation. For children who are 6 and older, other programs will then be available
depending on their age and depending on the learning goals which are most important to you.
For young children and toddlers, Alliance Française of Westchester is organising French immersion lessons throughout the school
year, starting from one hour per week, for a total of 30 lessons.
Our pedagogy is based on providing a fully immersive learning environment adapted to children and their developmental
needs, so at this stage lessons primarily involve songs, toys, games, stories, and repetition of key words and expressions which will help
your child discover the joy of speaking a new language. Teachers also focus on making sure children can learn and understand basic
instructions, and learn to build positive relationships with their peers. If your family is already bilingual, your child will be matched
with other children of a similar level and our teacher will focus more on an active acquisition of language, boosting your child's
confidence in speaking French and providing a safe learning environment to help him or her embrace a multi-cultural identity. An informal
interview will be arranged before the first day of class in order for our team to assess your child's level, as well as to gain a better
understanding of goals which are most important to you.
When are lessons taking place?
Lessons will start from September 15, 2022 onward, and will finish no later than June 28, 2023. Our school
year is organized following 3 terms of 10 lessons each, starting in September, January and March or April, depending on
classes. All groups listed on this page are for lessons taking place at our main office in White
Our Fall term is running from September 15 until December 17, 2022, although the majority of our classes will be over by
Children will be grouped by ages as well as depending on their current level. Because of this, your
child may not be able to join classes taking place on a different day. Please contact our team for more
information. Groups need a minimum of 3 students for the schedule to be confirmed.
Groups currently available:
Mondays - 3.30pm to 4.30pm - P'tits choux - Age 2 to 3 years old -
First lesson starting on September 19, 2022
Wednesdays - 3.30pm to 4.30pm - P'tits Loups - Age 4 to 5 years old -
First lesson starting on September 21, 2022
Saturdays - 9.30am to 10.30am - P'tits Loups - Age 4 to 5 years old - First
lesson starting on September 17, 2022
Saturdays - 1.30pm to 2.30pm - Grands Loups - Age 5 to 6 years old - First
lesson starting on September 17, 2022
This rate is valid for 10 lessons of 60mn each.
This package does not include AFW membership fees, nor does it include the price
of textbooks and exercise books. Depending on your child's level, the price of textbooks and/or exercise books used in your class may vary. A
valid AFW membership is required for all AFW students. For more information, please check our membership page.
Can't find the class which is right for you? Don't worry, we also have classes available in
Mamaroneck, as well as online lessons for toddlers and young children! Contact our team to find out more.