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Bienvenue! Please consult our WINTER 2024 program for kids and teens below to find the right course for child. You may use the search bar below to find classes according to their age and language background.
It's winter in Massachusetts! So please note the following:
For online learning, classes will continue to be in session during a projected storm.  Unless we announce otherwise, please assume classes are in session. For in-person learning, adults' and teens' classes will be switched to an online format. Kids' classes will be canceled and rescheduled. Please look for an email from your teacher or the Education Department for guidance and zoom links.

Contact us at youthprograms@frenchlibrary.org if you have any questions!
Our language classes offer comprehensive instruction in French, while creative learning courses teach subjects like art, science or film in French.

See some of our core classes
    • Classes for students learning French as a foreign language: les Canards, les Hiboux, les Pingouins, les Aigles, Les Ados...
    • Classes for students with native/near-native competency: les Lapinous, les Hérissons, les Écureuils, les Castors, les Renards, les Lynx, Les Ados Bilingues...

Level progression for students (5-17 years old) learning French as a foreign language
Each course level (e.g. Les Hiboux 1) is comprised of 3 "steps" that follow our seasonal offerings (Fall, Winter and Spring). Students need to successfully complete all 3 steps - or obtain their teacher's recommendation - before moving up a level (e.g. Les Hiboux 2). Participation in the Summer in French program is also highly encouraged but not required to move up a level. How do our class levels work?
 
Classes for near-native and bilingual students
We offer classes for near-native and bilingual children. Depending on their level of French speaking we might direct your children to a FLE class instead. Our classes are designed to suit the level of each children as their level of French will differ depending on their exposure of the French language.

Placement Test for new or returning students (10-17 years old)
If your child is new to our programs and between the ages of 10 and 17, please have them take our Placement Test for Kids & Teens to ensure they enroll in the right course level. Complete beginners with no previous experience in French do not need to take this test. Students who have taken a class with us within a year do not have to take the exam as well.

Class Materials
Parents​/Guardians​ are responsible for purchasing required textbooks, workbooks and supplies. Please refrain from purchasing any materials until your child's teacher confirms that they are placed at the right level following the first class; book information will be communicated to you at that point.

What families say about our classes
My child has steadily grown more and more enthusiastic about learning French which has been wonderful to watch.
Enjoy the personalized attention and level of commitment from the teacher and team.
Patricia is truly gifted as a teacher and her love of teaching is so apparent.
My son particularly has liked his connections with the teachers that know him throughout the years. He feels connected to his current teacher and leaves telling me that he had a great class with Alan. Both of my boys thanked me for signing them up again for the spring semester. For kids, that is huge especially as the schedule does compete with other activities.
The material is easy to understand and Audrey measured their comfort level and verfied that they understood. It is a great opportunity for them to hear the language spoken by a native speaker.
 
 
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A2 | Easy Reading for Kids : Harry Potter | In-Person

9 to 12 Years old
Sessions starting January 13, 2024, and February 17, 2024 1h15 per week for 5 weeks

In this class, teens will improve their speaking and reading comprehension, as well as memorization skills, while reading Harry Potter.

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Conte-moi la francophonie! (for bilingual children) | In-Person

10 to 12 Years old
Sessions starting January 13, 2024, and February 17, 2024 1h15/week for 5 weeks

This class is for bilingual children only. Kids will discover the wonderful world of la francophonie through stories and tales in order to get a better understanding and appreciation of the French-speaking world.

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Education aux Médias | In-Person

13+ Years old
Sessions starting January 13, 2024, and February 17, 2024 1h15 per week for 5 weeks

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La P'tite Chorale | In-Person

4 to 6 Years old
Sessions starting January 13, 2024, and February 17, 2024 45mn/week for 5 weeks

Everything is easier while singing, even in French! Learn while discovering popular children's songs.

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Les Ados A1.1 (Step 2) | Online

13+ Years old
Starting January 11, 2024 1.15 hours per week for 10 weeks

Through oral and written comprehension as well as speaking and writing exercises, students acquire the linguistic tools they will need to effectively communicate in a variety of contexts.

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Les Ados A1.2 (Step 2) | In-Person

13+ Years old
Starting January 13, 2024 1.15 hours per week for 10 weeks

Through oral and written comprehension as well as speaking and writing exercises, students acquire the linguistic tools they will need to effectively communicate in a variety of contexts.

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Les Ados A2.1 | Online

13+ Years old
Starting January 11, 2024 1.15 hours per week for 10 weeks

Through oral and written comprehension as well as speaking and writing exercises, students acquire the linguistic tools they will need to effectively communicate in a variety of contexts.

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Les Aigles 1 - step 2 | In-Person

10 to 12 Years old
Starting January 13, 2024 1.15 hours per week for 10 weeks

This class develops children’s listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and introduces them to Francophone culture and peoples. The beginning of their journey as global citizens!

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Les Aigles 1 (Step 2) | Online

10 to 12 Years old
Starting January 10, 2024 1.15 hours per week for 10 weeks

This class develops children’s listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and introduces them to Francophone culture and peoples. The beginning of their journey as global citizens!

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Les Aigles 2 - step2 | In-Person

10 to 12 Years old
Starting January 13, 2024 1.15 hours per week for 10 weeks

This class develops children’s listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and introduces them to Francophone culture and peoples. The beginning of their journey as global citizens!

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