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Teens (ages 11–17)
Summer Immersion Classes

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Teens dive deep into French in our two-week summer immersion classes!

For two weeks students will focus on improving their French reading, writing, and conversation skills. Grouped according to age and level, our highly trained teachers will lead teens to pick up communication skills while exploring Francophone cultures. A great opportunity for beginners or students wanting to become more proficient.

 

Summer 2015
Monday–Friday, 9:30am-12:30pm
$560 per session

2-week Sessions
June 15-26
June 29-July 10*
July 13-24
July 27-August 7
August 10-21

Age Groups
Ages 11–14 & Ages 15–17

Cadets (ages 11–14)

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Our multidisciplinary approach encourages interactions in French with role playing everyday tasks to awaken young teens’ interest and imaginations. FIAF’s Cadets focus on developing oral communication, including both listening comprehension and speaking skills. Teens will additionally build a solid foundation in reading and writing in French at a beginner, intermediate, and advanced level while learning strategies to become a more independent foreign language learner.

The Cadets curriculum integrates preparation for the DELF JUNIOR exams.

Our curriculum consists of twelve consecutive tiers from beginner to advanced levels: 101, 102, 103, 104, 201, 202, 203, 204, 301, 302, 303, 304. Each level can be covered over one 11-week session (fall, winter, spring), or one 2-week intensive session (summer).

Complete beginners (students who have never learnt French before) can enroll directly in ECD 101 and will then continue to the next levels.

Children who are new to FIAF but have previous exposure to the French language will be placed in the right level by one of our experienced French teachers after taking a free, quick and easy placement test—read more.

Objectives by Level

Beginner: 101–104: Upon completion of levels 101 to 104, students will know salutations and introductions, describe a person and members of their families and express their tastes. They will be proficient in discussing their immediate environment, having a conversation about sports, and making vacation plans. Children will learn how to have a conversation on the phone, In grammar, teens will learn the verbs “être” (to be), “avoir” (to have), “aller” (to go) and “faire” (to do) and all verbs ending in “er”. Negative sentences and simple question structures will be studied. The future tense and the imperative form will also be covered.

Intermediate: 201–204: Upon completion of levels 201 to 204, children will know how to express their needs and feelings, describe their schedule and the personality traits of a person. They will be able to present an overview of their home, make a purchase and talk about their eating habits. In grammar, they will study irregular verbs and their usage. The past and future tenses will be studied and the conditional tense will be introduced.

Advanced: 301–304: Upon completion of levels 301 to 304, young teens will have learnt how to express their opinions in numerous contexts such music, movies, food and sports. They will also express more complex feelings, describe personal goals and desires. In grammar, the program will cover the “imparfait”, “passé composé” (past tenses) and “conditionel” tenses along with the imperative form and their usage.

Juniors (ages 15–17)

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Our multidisciplinary approach promotes interactions in French through role playing everyday tasks to awaken teens’ interest and imaginations. FIAF’s Juniors focus on developing oral communication, including both listening comprehension and speaking skills. Your child will additionally build a solid foundation in reading and writing in French at a beginner and intermediate level and learn strategies to become a more independent foreign language learner.

The Juniors curriculum integrates preparation for the DELF JUNIOR exams. FIAF also offers special classes to help teens prepare for the SAT and AP French test.

Our curriculum consists of eight consecutive tiers from beginner to intermediate levels: 101, 102, 103, 104, 201, 202, 203, 204. Each level can be covered over one 11-week session (fall, winter, spring), or one 2-week intensive session (summer).

Complete beginners (students who have never learnt French before) can enroll directly in EJR 101 and will then continue to the next levels.

Children who are new to FIAF but have previous exposure to the French language will be placed in the right level by one of our experienced French teachers after taking a free, quick and easy placement test—read more.

Objectives by Level

Beginner: 101–104
Upon completion of levels 101 to 104, teens will know how to greet someone, introduce themselves and others, describe a person, and express emotions. They will be able to talk proficiently about jobs, housing, and meals. Students will also learn how to have a conversation over the phone in French and make vacation plans. In grammar, frequently used verbs and irregular verbs will be covered. The imperative form, the present tense, the future tense, the “passé composé” and “imparfait” past tenses, will be introduced along with reflexive verbs and their usage.

Intermediate: 201–204
Upon completion of levels 201 to 204, teens will be able to talk about someone’s physical traits and character, describe their interests and environment. Vocabulary relating to tourism, hobbies, health, transportation, nature, and city life will be studied. The future, recent past, and continuous present tenses will be covered. The conditional tense and difference between “imparfait” and “passé composé” past tenses will be learned, and the “subjonctif” form will also be taught.

 

Discounts on Immersion Classes
Save 5% when you sign up siblings, regardless of age. Save 10% when you sign up for multiple sessions including non-consecutive sessions. Registrations must be submitted on the same day at the same time.

Full-Day Package: Morning Class + Afternoon Cultural Discoveries
Special all-day immersion programs are available for ages 11–14 featuring three hours of French language class in the morning and three hours of French cultural activities in the afternoon for additional language exposure in a less academic setting. Only $1180!

*No class on July 3. Class will start at 9:10am for the June 29–July 10 session.

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FIAF Manhattan
22 East 60th Street, NYC [Map]

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FIAF Manhattan
22 East 60th Street,
New York, NY 10022
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Alliance Française (FIAF)

22 East 60th Street, NYC
212 355 6100
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