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!

You will find below the schedule for the remaining sessions during the school year 2019-2020:

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

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

Yearly registration: $432 ($72/session) – Yearly registrations are open for the school year 2019-2020 

Please stop by the office or call us at 780-469-0399 ext. 104 in order to get the yearly registration discount.

Year 1 - Pure Beginner - Session 1 to session 6 - Saturday 10:00-11:00am
Register! Fall 1 –  Pure beginner S1 – French Discovery – 4-5 years old – Saturday 10am-11am – Sep. 21 to Nov. 2 – Early-bird until Aug. 31
Register! Fall 2 –  Pure beginner S2 – French Discovery – 4-5 years old – Saturday 10am-11am – Nov. 16 to Jan. 4 – No class Dec. 21 and 28
Register! Winter 1 –  Pure beginner S3 – French Discovery – 4-5 years old – Saturday 10am-11am – Jan. 11 to Feb. 22 – No class Feb. 15
Register! Winter 2 –  Pure beginner S4 – French Discovery – 4-5 years old – Saturday 10am-11am – Feb. 29 to Apr. 4
Register! Spring 1 –  Pure beginner S5 – French Discovery – 4-5 years old – Saturday 10am-11am – Apr. 18 to May 30 – No class May 16
Register! Spring 2 –  Pure beginner S6 – French Discovery – 4-5 years old – Saturday 10am-11am – June 6 to July 11