Time Slots

Week 1: June 24 – June 28 - Digging for Dinosaur Bones, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM or 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Half-day session
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

$420

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Full-day session
9:00 AM-4:00 PM

$730

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Week 2: July 1 – July 3 (3-day week) - The Great Outdoors, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM or 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Half-day session
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

$255

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Full-day session
9:00 AM-4:00 PM

$440

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Week 3: July 8 – July 12 - Ancient Egypt, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM or 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Half-day session
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

$420

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Full-day session
9:00 AM-4:00 PM

$730

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Week 4: July 15 - July 19 - Paris 2024 Olympic Games, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM or 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Half-day session
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

$420

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Full-day session
9:00 AM-4:00 PM

$730

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Week 5: July 22 – July 26 - Cuisine of the Francophone Islands, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM or 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Half-day session
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

$450

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Full-day session
9:00 AM-4:00 PM

$750

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Week 6: July 29 – August 2 - Space Explorers, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM or 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Half-day session
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

$420

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Full-day session
9:00 AM-4:00 PM

$730

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Week 7: August 5 – August 9 - Aquatic Life, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM or 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Half-day session
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

$420

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Full-day session
9:00 AM-4:00 PM

$730

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Week 8: August 12 – August 16 - Pastry Chefs, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM or 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Half-day session
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

$450

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Full-day session
9:00 AM-4:00 PM

$750

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Week 9: August 19 – August 23 - Little Olympians, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM or 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Half-day session
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

$420

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Full-day session
9:00 AM-4:00 PM

$730

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Week 10: August 26 – August 30 - Francophone America, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM or 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Half-day session
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

$420

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Full-day session
9:00 AM-4:00 PM

$730

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About Summer in French

We offer language instruction for every child from the beginner to the bilingual student. Activities are age appropriate and tailored to the language level of the child. Each week focuses on a theme with a variety of special activities, including visits from exotic animals, puppet shows, cooking, theater, fashion, art and perfume workshops—all excellent opportunities for children to increase their vocabulary and stimulate their conversation skills. Outdoor activities take place at a nearby playground and at the Boston Common.

We focus on creating a dynamic, fun and comfortable learning experience in order for children to develop a love for languages. In this way, children become experiential learners, but more than just learning a new language, they will interpret the world from a different perspective.


Pricing Details

Week 2 is a 3-day week (no discounts apply); half-day session $255; full-day session $440.
One Summer in French t-shirt and class materials included in registration fee.
Please note: additional fees may be required for some field trips, workshops or in-house performances.

Weekly Themes

Week 1: Digging for Dinosaur Bones
Young explorers will unearth the wonders of the past and tread in the footsteps of ancient giants – this week history will come to life!

Week 2: The Great Outdoors
Campers, pack your bags! We will explore the great outdoors of National Parks such as the Cévennes, Réunion Island, or Jaques-Cartier and embrace the spirit of adventure under the stars.

Week 3: Ancient Egypt
Journey with us back in time to the land of the pharos and pyramids. Hieroglyphs, mummies, and the secrets of the Nile await curious young explorers.

Week 4: Paris 2024 Olympic Games
Get your child ready to unleash their inner athlete and dive into the excitement of the Paris Olympic Games – where teamwork, sportsmanship, and fun take center stage in the spirit of competition.

Week 5: Cuisine of the Francophone Islands
It is time to savor the flavors of paradise! Young chefs will cook recipes from sun-soaked islands such as Guadeloupe, Corsica and Madagascar.

Week 6: Space Explorers
Young explorers will embark on an interstellar adventure through the cosmos! We will reach for the stars, discovering the wonders of our solar system and beyond.

Week 7: Aquatic Life
Learning to take care of our oceans starts with discovering the world beyond what we see and experience. Kids will learn about different types of aquatic plant and animal environments and the characteristics that make their biodiversity unique.

Week 8: Pastry Chefs
Ready for your child to whisk up their creativity and sweetness? Young bakers will learn the art of making delectable treats that are as fun to create as they are to devour.

Week 9: Little Olympians
Embark with us into the realm of gods and heroes. Epic tales, legendary quests, and mythical adventures will ignite your child’s imagination and creativity.

Week 10: Francophone America Discover with us the unique blend of Francophone heritage across the Americas. Language, culture and music from Quebec, New Orleans and Haiti will come together in a tapestry of exploration.

Sample Schedule

A typical day during Pastry Chefs week

Arrival and welcome
Themed vocabulary-building activities and pronunciation games
Snacks, trip to playground (weather permitting)
Hands-on projects: recording a cooking show, creating a recipe scrapbook
Dismissal (half-day session) / Lunch (full-day session)

Reading and nap time
Oral comprehension through movement
Outdoor games, snack
Kitchen crafts, role play with songs
Final dismissal

Policies

  • We accept children aged 3-12 years old.
  • Children must be toilet-trained.
  • Children can enroll in half-day or full-day programs.
  • Half-day and full-day programs cannot be combined within a single week.
  • Snacks, lunch and sunscreen must be provided by the parents.

Discounts

  • Register before March 30 and receive 10% off with our Early Bird Discount. Families registering 2 or more children for a minimum of 2 weeks will get an additional 5% off before March 30. For 2 or more children for a minimum of 2 weeks before March 30, please contact the education department at 617.912.0415.

Terms & Conditions of Registration

  • Payment plans available.
  • Entire payment must be made prior to the first week of class.
  • Refunds available up to 3 weeks prior to your child's registered start date.
  • Any withdrawals after this timeframe result in class credit.
  • You may register your child for 1 or several weeks.
  • Non-refundable cancellation fee: $50 per week per child.
  • By enrolling your child in Summer in French, you give the French Library permission to take photos of your child and understand that the French Library may use these photos for promotional purposes.

2024 Summer Program

Summer in French (ages 3 - 5)

3 to 5 Years old
Starting June 24, 2024 3 hours or 7 hours per day for 1 week

Young children ages 3-5 develop their comprehension and speaking skills through hands-on themed activities in this engaging full-immersion language program.

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Summer in French (ages 6 - 8)

6 to 8 Years old
Starting June 24, 2024 3 hours or 7 hours per day for 1 week

Young children ages 6-8 develop their comprehension and speaking skills through hands-on themed activities in this engaging full-immersion language program.

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Summer in French (ages 9 - 12)

9 to 12 Years old
Starting June 24, 2024 3 hours or 7 hours per day for 1 week

Young children ages 9-12 develop their comprehension and speaking skills through hands-on themed activities in this engaging full-immersion language program.

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Summer in French for Teens

13+ Years old
Sessions starting July 8, 2024, July 15, 2024, August 5, 2024, and August 19, 2024 3 hours or 6 hours per day for 1 week

Teens learning French as a foreign language develop their language skills through engaging lessons, hands-on workshops, field trips and other fun activities in this dynamic full-immersion program with a morning language component and an afternoon cultural discovery component.

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Other Classes

Summer in French (ages 3 - 5)

3 to 5 Years old
Starting 3 hours or 7 hours per day for 1 week

Young children ages 3-5 develop their comprehension and speaking skills through hands-on themed activities in this engaging full-immersion language program.

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Summer in French for Teens

13 Years old
Starting 3 hours or 6 hours per day for 1 or 2 weeks

Teens learning French as a foreign language develop their language skills through engaging lessons, hands-on workshops, field trips and other fun activities in this dynamic full-immersion program with a morning language component and an afternoon cultural discovery component.

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Summer in French (ages 6 - 8)

6 to 8 Years old
Starting June 27, 2022 3 hours or 7 hours per day for 1 week

Young children ages 6-8 develop their comprehension and speaking skills through hands-on themed activities in this engaging full-immersion language program.

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