Children learn quickly and are generally attracted and motivated to learn if the lesson is performed in a relaxing and fun atmosphere. Taking the French lessons for kids via Skype or Zoom is exciting because kids love to use the computer and enjoy the real time interaction!
The sooner the child is exposed to language learning, the quicker they will learn and stay motivated to learn foreign languages. Studies have shown — and experience has supported — that children who learn a language before the onset of adolescence are much more likely to have native-like pronunciation.
Length of the lessons
For kids from 5 years old to 7 years old:
30-minute lessons on Skype and Zoom with an experienced French native teacher. The lessons are followed with a bit of homework (optional if parent prefers no homework). We offer 30-minute lessons in our KIDS General course.
For kids from 8 years old to 12 years old
40-minute lessons on Skype and Zoom with an experienced French teacher. The lessons are followed with a bit of homework (optional if parent prefers no homework). We offer 40-minute lessons in our KIDS General, PRIM and CNED courses.
Note: there is flexibility for the length of the class. For example, if your child is 7 years old but has studied some French for a while, then we can consider a 40-minute lesson. This will be discussed during the first meeting with the Language Advisor.
How does a lesson works?
The teacher will prepare the lesson according to the age, the level and the language objectives. We work with a few different methods such as Cap Sur, and Les Petits Loustics. In addition to these methods, the teacher will bring in other activities to make the lesson dynamic, interesting, and fun. Through games, pictures, drawings, small role plays, songs, videos and more, the teacher will keep the student’s attention in a fun and relaxing atmosphere during the entire lesson.
After the lesson, the teacher will send the notes of the lesson in addition to the homework to the parent and/or student.
Choice of courses
1) Kids General Course:
Cap Sur 1 et 2 for the younger ones and beginners – An online method that can be used for children starting at 5 years old and for beginners who are older.
Cap Sur is a new method, built on the story of a family who decides to go on a trip around the different French-speaking countries. These books offer content close to the children’s universe, a playful dimension and a progressive approach and all the essential ingredients for a successful learning of French!
The books include videos, songs, simple audios and grammar notions simply explained thanks to illustrated mind maps. Available in 2 formats: online or paper version
Les Petits Loustics – A method young kids, usually for 5, 6 years old which includes a book and a CD……
‘Les petits Loustics’ is a method suitable for the youngest children, especially for those who cannot yet read and write. The emphasis is on oral expression, using very simple songs and pictures. With Les petits Loustics, we listen, talk, sing and repeat a lot.
Available in paper version only.
Our French learning workbook with audio for kids
With songs, stories, poems, grammar tips, exercises and games.
Available in paper version or eBook
2) DELF Prim:
The DELF Prim is an official Diploma of French Language Studies issued by the French Ministry of Education and is recognized worldwide. It allows validating and certifying for French language abilities. Therefore, this diploma allows your child to valorize his ability in French. The DELF Prim is perfectly fit for children between 7 and 11 years old in primary school.
The DELF Prim is divided into 3 levels: A1.1, A1 and A2, corresponding to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Level A1.1 is the most accessible one and A2 the most advanced. Later your child will be able to continue with the DELF Junior B1 and the DELF B2 Junior.
3) CNED lessons:
Does your child already speak French and has been in the French education public system? Do you need your child to continue to learn and follow the formal program? The CNED (“Centre National d’Etude à Distance – National center of distant studies) is particularly well known among expatriates, for the courses it provides to many young French people abroad.
For the CNED lessons, we have chosen to work with Bordas editions who are specialized in school textbooks, from kindergarten to high school (including primary and middle school). They provide teachers and parents with the indispensable tools to accompany the students in their learning. We have chosen to work with the Alouette collection, for example, for grades from CE1 to CM2 (primary school). The advantage of these methods is that they are available in paper version but also in digital version, which is very well suited for distance learning.