Kids and Teens

The French Academy offers fun immersion classes for children from all ages and all proficiency levels at
800 W 36th Street, Baltimore, MD 21211.

Our classes

  • French Classes for Small Children

    1.5 to 6 years old. A playful class with activities similar to what children would do in a French maternelle. They learn words and sentences, use them in songs, dances, games, and stories. Crafts, drawings and pre-school writing activities will develop their fine motor abilities.

  • French Classes for Children (7-13)

    An interactive communicative class in immersion. For beginners to intermediate.

  • French Classes for Teens (13-16)

    An interactive communicative class in an immersion style. For beginners to intermediate. We offer these classes "a la carte" at your own location.

  • Classes for French Speaking Children

    For 6 to 16 years old. We focus on developing and reinforcing reading and writing skills, as well as communication skills. Our teachers use a solid approach, typical in French schools, mixed with a modern child focused teaching methodology.

  • Private Tutoring for Kids

    Private French lessons for children at every level of proficiency. Get good grades, prepare for a French test such as IB/ AP French. Learn at home with a tutor in person or on Skype.

  • French Camps

    5-12 years old. A very fun day or week with playful and educational activities that will make learning French a game or a thrilling experience.

Curriculum For Non French Speakers

The course curriculum focuses primarily on oral communication, although reading and writing will be introduced according to the child's age and abilities. In our French world your children will meet new friends (hand puppets for our youngest students) and will have a lot of fun. We use authentic materials: children books, songs, TV programs, movies and magazines for teens, plus a lot of interactive games and activities that make learning grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation very fun!

Curriculum For French Speakers- Bilingual Children

In our classes for French speakers, the focus will be on reading and writing. Text analyses and discussions are also an important part of the curriculum to make sure the children build strong communicative skills.
We use a integrative supportive instruction adapted to the needs of bilingual children, targeting their weakness points: reflexes to use English, "false friends", difficulties with spelling (e, accents, silent letters, the é-er-ez-ait, et-est-ai, son-sont, etc..)

Locations

In Baltimore, we generally have a group of small children, a group of beginner/ elementary children (7-11 y old). Our Classes for French speakers are generally a la carte. We organize them with interested families. Sometimes one tutor goes to a family with 2 or 3 children. The family pays an interesting hourly price ($60 or $65 hourly). Some families take lessons together to organize a group of 2-4 children at their own location. We rent rooms at the St Luke Church in Hampden. Please check the schedule of Baltimore Kids Classes here.
Here is the price list for private / a la carte lessons. We have some busy teenagers taking lessons on Skype. That gives them more felxibility in the schedule. Here is the price of Skype lessons.