French courses for kids and teenagers

Alliance Française Toronto offers French workshops and courses for children aged 8 months and up (first oral interaction and comprehension)! Our after-school and weekend classes help students improve both their spoken and written French.

Learning a new language can be a challenge, but we also make it fun! Every class is designed to catch students' attention and give great results. We concentrate on oral expression (active speaking and listening), but reading and writing skills are not left out.

All our campuses--Toronto, Mississauga, North York, Oakville, Markham.-offer the same French programs to preschoolers, elementary students (5 to 6 years and 7 to 10 years), and teens (11 to 17 years).

Is your child a new student?

Non-beginner

If she/he is 5+ years old, be sure to arrange a French assessment and a placement test before registering your child in a course.

 

Introductory French workshops for toddlers

From the age of 9 months, babies accompanied by an adult can participate in our French initiation workshops.

In weekly meetings, babies become familiar with the sounds of another language. This primary French workshop is organized around a routine (lullabies, storytelling, games with shapes and colours). Toddlers love it and take to it very quickly, gradually acquiring a solid foundation for all future learning.


 

Fun French workshops for preschoolers

Our stimulating French workshops encourage children from the age of 3 to begin to speak French.

Through a range of fun activities, our young participants learn to use their first French words and express their ideas. In addition, the friendly atmosphere and small group size (max. 5 participants) help preschoolers develop self-confidence.


 

French courses for 5- to 6-year-olds

Our teaching method is based on 3 levels. In each one, students are accompanied by a hero of their own age as they learn and practise French by tackling day-to-day communication scenarios. This program emphasizes speaking and listening, as well as independent work.


 

French courses for 7- to 10-year-olds

In this program, students can:

  • take beginner courses in French before studying the language at school
  • improve their chance of succeeding in French whatever their school program: French immersion, Core French, Extended French.

At this stage, teaching emphasizes oral communication, but by asking students to produce personal writings, it also supports the acquisition of writing skills.

 

Group class for 7- to 10-year-olds

Courses are provided in small groups (max. 5 participants in classrooms, 8 participants in online courses). This encourages discussions between students and the teacher, while also encouraging listening and the acceptance of others.

New learning is immediately put into action through tasks or role play.

French courses for kids are available at all GTA campuses and also online.


 

Specialized courses for kids

These courses are intended for children with a more advanced level of French--in particular, those who want enrichment for the French immersion program they attend at school or, alternatively, those wishing to prepare for an international French diploma (DELF Junior).

These specialized courses are offered either in class at some GTA campuses and also online.


 

Private French courses for kids

Our private French courses are designed to meet specific needs:

  • test preparation
  • individualized schedules
  • a very advanced level of French, etc.

Private courses are a solution for children who need a flexible timetable. Their schedule is adapted to their availability. Thus, children take their private courses at any Alliance Française Toronto Campus or online or at home with their teacher. In the latter case, the teacher travels to the student’s location.


 

French courses for teens

Our French courses for teens are designed to support their school work, whether at high school or college, and help them achieve their personal, academic and professional goals. Our learning method offers stimulating and inspiring content from the beginner level on up. Our French courses for teens are organized by level according to the Common European Framework for Languages, or CEFR--the international standard of reference for language learning.

 

General French courses for teens

We limit group size to 5 participants in the classroom and 10 participants in online courses.

To facilitate conversation among teens, we use language activities that plunge them into their day-to-day world and their artistic or technological interests.

French courses for teens are available at all GTA campuses and also online.


 

French conversation courses for teens

These courses are intended for teens who are more advanced in French and who would like:

  • to enrich their French immersion program at school
  • to improve specific abilities for the French test included in the International Baccalaureate
  • to prepare for the International French diploma (DELF Junior).

 

Specialized courses for teens

These courses are intended for teens who are more advanced in French and who would like:

  • to enrich their French immersion program at school
  • to improve specific abilities for the French test included in the International Baccalaureate
  • to prepare for the International French diploma (DELF Junior).

These programs are available at all GTA campuses and also online.


 

Private French courses for teens

Private courses are a solution for teens who have specific needs, such as:

  • preparing for a test or a diploma
  • studying French on a flexible schedule to accommodate extracurricular sports or artistic activities
  • possessing a very advanced level of French, etc.

This flexible scheduling lets students pursue French while still achieving other personal goals. Our courses for teens are available at any Alliance Française Toronto Campus or online or in their own home. In the latter case, the teacher will travel to the student’s location.



Group courses are organized in small groups (max. 5 participants in classrooms, 8 participants in online courses). This format facilitates interaction between students and teachers.

At the beginner level, our teaching method emphasizes oral communication. Grammar and written communication are introduced as students progress.

Student learnings are immediately activated in class with individual or team tasks and with role-plays simulating everyday situations.

All group courses are provided either online or at any of our 5 GTA campuses.