Frequently Asked Questions
What is play-based French immersion?
Unlike other traditional language classes, our program introduces the French language and culture through engaging activities where children are active participants. This program is geared towards children ages 3 to 6 with little to no exposure to French.
The same format is used every week and includes circle time, interaction with puppets,
role play, games, arts and crafts, dance and music.
What is the class size and instructor to child ratio?
We are limiting our class size to 15 children for 2 instructors.
Is your program year-around?
Yes. We give more flexibility in the summer months with class pass options but offer a Fall, Winter and Spring session in line with the school calendar during the rest of the year. For more information on class breaks and session dates, check our enrollment section.
I missed the first class of the session, can I still enroll?
Contact us to check if space is still available and we will offer you a prorated rate to join the session if we have not already reached capacity.
Do you offer more classes besides Saturday mornings?
Not currently. However, we might offer more time slots in the future if our classes continue to reach capacity.
How can I ensure the program is a good fit for my child?
Even in an engaging environment, language immersion requires the ability to stay focused and follow basic directions. Our class format is well suited for children of all levels and learning abilities. We provide feedback on your child’s participation after each class and are always available to discuss your child’s progress.
What can I expect from regular attendance?
Children who attend our class regularly will acquire basic French vocabulary (animals, colors, numbers, seasons, days of the week…) and become familiar with French culture (holidays, food, geography and history). At the end of each session, children will showcase their artwork and sing one of the songs they have learned. The goal is to spark interest in language learning at an early age so that children reap the benefits throughout their school years and beyond.
What is the instructors’ background/training?
We are two full time working moms who are raising our children bilingual. We are both native French speakers and have experience teaching French to students of all ages. We design our own curriculum and aim to share our love for the French language and culture in an engaging environment.
Can I attend the class with my child?
We offer a waiting area for parents and encourage you to have your child attend alone. However, if you choose to join the class, we ask that you participate actively in our activities and supervise your child.
Is taking photos and/or video recording permitted during class?
We do not allow parents to take pictures or videos of the class as it can be disruptive to the experience we work hard to create. However, we give parents the opportunity to take pictures and videos of their child during the last class of each session when children showcase their work.