French Discovery

Why give your children French classes?

Since the mid 17th century, scientific research has proved the existence of a critical period in language learning. Thus, between 4 and 10 years old, children learn faster and better a foreign language, both in phonological, lexical and in syntax due to their brain plasticity. Furthermore, young children find it easier to speak because they are less inhibited than adults, this allows them to practice more and progress quickly in the target language. Early language learning increases mental flexibility but also reduces the risk of memory problems in adulthood. Early language learning offers children an opening of the mind and a discovering of new worlds and new cultures.


What can we give you?

Here, at the Alliance Française of Edmonton, we give the chance for younger children around the age of 4 and 5 to dive into a world of French through the French Discovery Class!

French Discovery is a class tailored for children 4 to 5 years old. Through fun activities, children will become familiar with the sounds of the French language. This class is based on oral skills and covers vocabulary for animals, colours, numbers, fruits, vegetables, the weather, clothes and family members.

These themes are taught through crafts, songs, and games which are always a lot of fun. Give your kids a head start in French and sign them up for French Discovery!


4-5 years old – French Discovery – 1h lesson once a week – 6 week session

Cost: 100$ regular price (Early-bird discount: 85$/session) 

Fall I 2017  Register! French Discovery 4-5 years old – Saturday 3pm-4pm – Sep.9 to Oct. 14, 2017
Fall II 2017  Register! French Discovery 4-5 years old – Saturday 3pm-4pm – Oct.21 to Nov. 25, 2017 – early-bird until October 14
Winter I 2018 Register! French Discovery 4-5 years old – Saturday 3pm-4pm –  Dec. 9, 2017 to January 27, 2018 – early bird until Dec. 1 No classes on Dec. 23 and 30, 2017
Winter II 2018 Register! French Discovery 4-5 years old – Saturday 3pm-4pm –  Feb. 3 to March 17, 2018 – early-bird until January 22 No classes on Feb. 17, 2018