French Courses for Kids and Teenagers in Spring 2019

French Courses for Kids and Teenagers in Spring 2019

With 274 million speakers, French is a widely spoken language in the world. A total of 84 states and governments are represented in the “International Organisation of La Francophonie, and among them Qatar”. French is also a language of considerable cultural dimensions and a gateway to the arts and sciences. In fact, French helps shape disciplines ranging from international relations, literature, and philosophy to cooking, fashion, theatre, dance and architecture. French is also a language of international business, higher education, travel and tourism. And it is the 4th language on Internet.

French is often the second learned world language, after English. Learning French gives a definite advantage to your children’s future personal and professional development. French acquisition is an opportunity for children to use during travel abroad and may even pursue learning it beyond their initial exposure to French.

The best way to achieve fluency is an early start and we can help you achieve that goal. We can help you communicate in French while learning about the unique aspects of the French culture.

Our French language classes for young learners are highly interactive and level appropriate. They learn to understand and express themselves in French while being immersed in an exciting journey into the French speaking world. They learn and practice the language through a wide range of activities including songs, games, crafts, music, drama and art. Our curriculum follows the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and it is structured around the needs of each age group according to their cognitive development and their personal interests.

 

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Registration details
Dates:
 9 December 2018 till 9 January 2019
Days: Sunday till Thursday
Time: From 10:00 am till 4:00 pm

* Kindly note that the Language Center is closed during the National Day

 

Program Dates: January 12 – March 23, 2019 (12 Saturdays)
Course Length: 11 weeks at 1hour 50/week = 20 hours
Tuition Fee: QAR 1,600
Materials: No textbooks are required for these courses except for the age groups 13-15. Instructors use materials and other age-appropriate visuals.
Class Breaks: Students will be given appropriate breaks. Parents are encouraged to prepare snacks for their children.

 

Schedule

Beginner French 1.1: ages 5/6 
Section 1: Saturday, 11:00 AM – 12:50 pm

Young learners are able to greet, say their names and ages, introduce their close family, answer simple questions about themselves, have basic short interactions about basic actions. They also learn to understand and use everyday French expressions. They practice French skills using a variety of activities including games to start understanding the language in its cultural context and engage in meaningful but limited interactions. The class is conducted in a relaxed and approachable atmosphere appropriate for their age.

 

Beginner French 1.1: ages 7/9
Section 1: Saturday, 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM

This class is similar in content to the above-listed course with specific changes in curriculum to take into account the difference in age and cognitive development. Learners in this class will have an additional set of support with more writing and reading tools. They greet and introduce themselves and others. They are able to say their names and ages and have basic short interactions about where they live, people they know such as family and friends, things they own, actions they do and they will be able to express likes and dislikes. They practice mainly the listening and speaking skills and are also introduced to the French alphabet. The class is conducted in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere appropriate for their age.

 

Beginner French 1.1: ages 10/12
Section 2: Saturday, 9:00 am – 10:50 am

This class is similar in content to the above-listed course with specific changes in curriculum to take into account the difference in age and cognitive development.  Learners in this class will have a class component with a focus on writing and reading French. The class is conducted in a stress-free atmosphere but certainly includes some personal responsibility in the learning and revision of the content. They practice mainly the listening and speaking skills, learn the alphabet and are introduced to short reading and writing signs encountered in French speaking countries. They begin to learn French using visual support, listening activities, writing tools, and relevant materials in real life situation.

 

Beginner French 1.1: ages 13/15
Section 2: Saturday, 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM * Canceled

Young learners are able to achieve elementary skills with an expectation of in-depth learning of specific topics.
Students will learn how to have basic interactions with native speakers and describe their personal preferences, introduce themselves and others, and include basic personal descriptions.  They can have basic short interactions about where they live, people they know such as family and friends, familiar daily objects, actions they do and some ability to express likes and dislikes. In this course they learn to understand and use familiar everyday expressions and basic phrases. The class is conducted in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere appropriate for their age. They develop listening and speaking skills as well as their reading and writing skills. Using various activities, games and relevant materials, they begin to understand the language in its cultural context and to engage in short interactions.


Beginner French 1.2: ages 5/6 
Section 1: Saturday, 11:00 AM – 12:50 PM

This Beginner French 1.2 course builds upon Beginner French 1.1.  Young learners review greetings and introductions, are able to answer simple questions about themselves with more accuracy, and describe their basic actions and interactions. They are able to understand and use familiar everyday expressions and basic conversations. New topics are introduced such as face and body, clothing, food and drinks. The class is conducted in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere appropriate for their age. They practice listening and speaking skills using various activities and games and relevant materials in order to start understanding the language in its cultural context and engage in interactions.

 

Beginner French 1.2: ages 7/9
Section 1: Saturday, 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM

This Beginner French 1.2 course continues the Beginner series and builds upon Beginner French 1.1. This class is similar in content to the above-listed course but due to differences in cognitive development and abilities, this class will be slightly different with expected learning outcome that include more memorization. New topics are introduced such as face and body, clothing, food and drinks. Students practice mainly the listening and speaking skills and are also introduced to the alphabet. Using various activities and games and relevant materials they start understanding the language in its cultural context and engage in short conversations. The class is conducted in a stress-free atmosphere while maintaining age appropriate expectations.

 

Beginner French 1.2: ages 10/12
Section 2: Saturday, 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM

Beginner French 1.2 course continues the Beginner series and builds upon Beginner French 1.1. Students revise how to greet, introduce themselves and others such as their close family, ask and answer simple questions about themselves, their names, ages and backgrounds. They are able to have basic interactions about where they live, people they know such as family and friends, daily objects, actions they do and they are able to express likes and dislikes. In this course they learn to understand and use familiar everyday expressions and basic phrases. New topics are introduced such as the face and body parts, their clothes and food and beverage preferences. The class is conducted in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere appropriate for their age. They practice oral skills, learn the French alphabet and are introduced to basic French reading and writing. Using various activities, games and relevant materials they begin to understand the language in its cultural context and to engage in short conversations.

 

Beginner French 1.2: ages 13/15
Section 2: Saturday, 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM

This Beginner French 1.2 course continues the Beginner series and builds upon Beginner French 1.1.  This class is similar in content to the above-listed course but due to the difference in the children’s age and cognitive development students in this class will have a modified set of expectations.
Students review the basics (greetings, introductions, family relationships, and details about themselves) while expanding their vocabulary and abilities such as preferences, hobbies, and likes and dislikes. In this course they learn to understand and use familiar everyday expressions and basic phrases. New topics are introduced such as physical description, clothing, and menu items. The class is conducted in a supportive atmosphere with age appropriate challenges. They practice mainly the listening and speaking skills but developed also their reading and writing skills. Using various activities, games and relevant materials they begin to understand the language in its cultural context and to engage in short conversations.

 

Beginner French 2.1: ages 5/6 
Section 1: Saturday, 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM

This Beginner French 2.1 course continues the Beginner series and builds upon Beginner French 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3. In this class children review previous basic language skills. New topics are introduced such as the school subjects, daily schedule, daily routine, numbers until 100, ages and birthdays, the extended family and where they live (country/address). They practice the listening and speaking skills using various activities and games and relevant materials in order to start understanding the language in its cultural context and engage in short interactions. The class is conducted in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere appropriate for their age.

 

Beginner French 2.1: ages 7/9 
Section 2: Saturday, 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM

This Beginner French 2.1 course continues the Beginner series and builds upon Beginner French 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3. This class is similar in content to the above-listed course but due to the difference in the children’s age and cognitive development students in this class will be taught differently and will accomplish more. In this class children review past concepts and are introduced to new topics such as telling the time, setting timetables, the school subjects, their daily routine, numbers until 100, ages and birthdays, the extended family and where they live (country/address). The class is conducted in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere appropriate for their age. They practice mainly the listening and speaking skills and are also introduced to the alphabet. Using various activities and games and relevant materials they start understanding the language in its cultural context and engage in short conversations.

 

Beginner French 2.1: ages 10/12 
Section 2: Saturday, 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM

This Beginner French 2.1 course continues the Beginner series and builds upon Beginner French 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3. This class is similar in content to the above-listed course but due to the difference in the children’s age and cognitive development students in this class will be taught differently and will accomplish more. In this class children review, strengthen and deepen how to greet, questioning and answering in simple conversations, the face and body parts, the clothes, food and drinks, transportations, weather, seasons and various action verbs. They also learn to understand and use familiar everyday expressions and basic phrases. New topics are introduced such as telling the time, setting timetables, the school subjects, their daily routine, numbers until 100, ages and birthdays, the extended family and where they live (country/address). The class is conducted in a stress free atmosphere appropriate for their age. They practice mainly the listening and speaking skills, learn the alphabet and are introduced to basic reading and writing. They begin to understand the language in its cultural context and to engage in short conversations.

 

Beginner French 2.2: ages 5/6
Section 1: Saturday, 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM

This Beginner French 2.2 course continues building upon Beginner French. It is designed for learners who have completed the 2.1 level or for those who have had previous exposure to French equivalent to 80 contact hours. In this class children review, strengthen the 2.1 program. Children learn about new topics such how to make simple conversations, understand place locations, to find their way in a city, how to count money and learn about the Euro. They learn also about domestic pets and wild animals in a zoo. They also learn to understand and use familiar everyday expressions and new phrases structures. The class is conducted in a funny and friendly and motivated atmosphere appropriate for their age. They practice listening and speaking skills using various activities and games and relevant visual and kinetic materials in order to start understanding the language in its cultural context and engage in short interactions.

 

Beginner French 2.2: ages 7/9
Section 1: Saturday, 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM

This Beginner French 2.2 course continues the Beginner series and builds upon Beginner French classes. It is designed for students who have completed the 2.1 level or for those who have had previous exposure with the language; equivalent to 80 contact hours. In this class children review the 2.1 content and also learn how to make simple conversations, location and safety, to find their way in the space, how to use money, how to buy in the shops, bakery, farms and the different animals of the Zoo. They also learn to understand and use everyday expressions and new sentences structures. They practice the listening and speaking skills using various activities and games and relevant materials in order to start understanding the language in its cultural context and engage in short interactions. The class is conducted in a fun and cheerful atmosphere appropriate for their age. During this session, students study basic reading and writing, speaking and listening - through Song, video, voices, photos. New grammar patterns are learned in the context of a conversation and real-life situations. Students also use a variety of activities to have meaningful French conversation including listening tasks, role plays, and class wide discussions.

 

Beginner French 2.2: ages 10/12 
Section 1: Saturday, 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM

This Beginner French 2.2 course continues the Beginner series and builds upon Beginner French. It is designed for students who have completed the 2.1 level or for those who have had previous experience with the language; equivalent to 80 contact hours. In this class children learn how to make simplified conversations regarding their location and safety, position in time and space, shopping, how to use money for purchases in shops, bakery, in malls, or a visit to the country side, a museum or a Zoo. They also learn to understand and use familiar everyday expressions and new phrases structures. The class is conducted in a funny and friendly atmosphere appropriate for their age. They learn how to use the Language in various real life situations. They practice the listening and speaking skills using various activities and games and relevant materials in order to start understanding the language in its cultural context and engage in meaningful interactions. During this session, students study basic reading and writing, speaking and listening through songs, videos, recordings, and photos. New grammar patterns are learned in the context of a conversation or a real-life situation. Students also use various activities to practice French conversation including listening tasks, role plays, writing assignments, and class discussions.

 

French Theater and Writing workshop
Section 1: Saturday, 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM * Canceled

If your child speaks French already, or follows a French School curriculum this class is tailored made. Native and heritage speakers will love this class. The theater course is designed to introduce students to various forms of writing, such as short fiction, nonfiction or poetry. The class consists of acting techniques and discussions, reading assignments and writing assignments that encourages creativity and imagination. Students will present their work to the entire Language Center by on stage in order to expose all the community to the class production gain. Participants are introduced to the concept of a writing workshops. This course encourages the participants to think about the quality of their writings and improve their skills as the work progresses. Students learn about characters, dialogues, voices, style and description in fiction. In this course the will be having the opportunity to improve their oral skills by acquiring confidence in their enunciation. Learners can dig deeper into selected short works of fiction and develop their own written narratives.

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