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Summer 21 - Toddlers Classes

$79.00 USD


Cet été, jouez en français avec l'Alliance Française du Westchester !

This summer, give your children the opportunity to keep learning French, even while on vacation.

Upcoming Classes

Weekly Schedule - July 9th to August 2nd

100% Online: starting on July 9th, Friday 10am to 10.30am - four lessons in total - once per week
100% Online: starting on July 12th, Monday 10am to 10.30am - four lessons in total - once per week

Families wishing to attend both the Monday and Friday schedule can do so by purchasing this package twice.

Not available on those days? You prefer in person lessons? Check our Summer Pods.

These lessons are best for children aged 3 to 5 years old, however younger and older siblings may be able to participate too. For more information, contact us.

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.

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.

If you would like to learn more about pedagogical principles we follow in our immersive approach, feel free to contact us, our team will be happy to provide more details about our curriculum.

As non-native French speakers, my husband and I send our children to the AFW, so they can immerse themselves in the French language and culture. We also realize the importance of mastering a second language in today’s world. It’s amazing to see how their proficiency in the language has grown and most importantly, their genuine love and interest in French.
My daughter Stella really enjoyed the class. Aurélie was a wonderful teacher and Stella had a great time beginning to explore the French language. Thanks!
ANDREW A. Parent