We are thrilled to be able to offer in-person instruction for your child, and are excited to welcome you back to our fully renovated home! It's cold outside so we have brought back some popular online classes for students who cannot make it to Boston!

Please consult our Winter 2023 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. Contact us at youthprograms@frenchlibrary.org if you have any questions! Language classes offer comprehensive instruction in French, while creative learning courses teach subjects like art, science or film in French.

    • 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?
Placement Test: If your child is new to the Center 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 French experience do not need to take this test. 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. 
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B1 | Teens’ Conversation Club | Online

Starting February 15, 2023 60 minutes/week for 5 weeks

Improve your everyday French with our new conversation club for teens. Each week, students will explore a different aspect of French culture in a relaxed atmosphere. A fun way to practice French after school!

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Les Ados - A1

13+ Years old
Starting January 14, 2023 1.5 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

13+ Years old
Starting January 14, 2023 1.5 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

10 to 12 Years old
Starting January 14, 2023 1.5 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

10 to 12 Years old
Starting January 14, 2023 1.5 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 Castors

7 to 8 Years old
Starting January 14, 2023 1.5 hours per week for 10 weeks

With a focus on oral comprehension and speaking, children learn through songs, games, movement and role-plays.This class also integrates basic writing activities around the French sounds-letter correspondences.

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Les Écureuils

5 to 6 Years old
Starting January 14, 2023 1.5 hours per week for 10 weeks

With a focus on oral comprehension and speaking, children learn through songs, games, movement and role-plays. This class also integrates basic writing activities around the French sounds-letter correspondences.

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Les Hérissons

4 Years old
Starting January 14, 2023 1.5 hour per week for 10 weeks

During various thematic projects, children with develop their oral comprehension and speaking skills through songs, games, movement and fine-motor-skill activities.

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Les Hiboux 1

5 to 6 Years old
Starting January 14, 2023 90 minutes per week for 10 weeks

This class develops children's language skills through structured activities with an emphasis on speaking and listening. An important step in their journey towards speaking French!

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Les Ouistitis

2.5 to 3 Years old
Sessions starting January 14, 2023, and February 18, 2023 1 hour per week for 5 or 10 week sessions

Parents and caregivers accompany their tots for gentle first steps into the world of French! Through nursery rhymes, stories, games, crafts and flash cards, toddlers develop their oral comprehension and speaking skills.

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