French for Children

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Find availability, pricing, and schedule for children's French courses.

If your child has native or near native competency in French, please make your selection in the Native Speaker courses.
If your child is learning French as a foreign language, please make your selection in the French as a Second Language courses.

Curriculum, methods, and approach

Courses are offered for toddlers through age 13+ at both non-native speaker and bilingual levels. Classes are offered in Boston.

Our curriculum for children with native or near native competency in French, is based on French literature, songs, games and crafts that will enrich students’ vocabulary and expand their conversation skills. For older children, a reading and writing approach as well as focus on grammar and conjugation is also part of the curriculum.

For children who are learning French as a foreign language, our curriculum focuses on a fun, educational and age appropriate environment through cultural and linguistic immersion.

We follow the “Smart Steps To French” program, which is used by many branches of US Alliance Française and allows a progression of learning objectives adapted to the age and level of the children. Through games, songs, and stories, but also reading and writing methods, children discover the pleasure of speaking, understanding, writing and reading a new language.

Why study at the French Cultural Center?

  • We're a language school part of the Alliance Française network
  • We're the 2nd largest private French Library in the US
  • We're the cultural center for the francophone world in New England
  • More...

Private Lessons

Our native-French instructors can help you with conversation, grammar, school tutoring, or whatever your needs are.

Call the education department at 617.912.0415 for information

53 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA 02116 | 617.912.0400