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!

All of our classes are now dispensed online thanks to video conferences.

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

Saturday from 4pm to 5pm

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

Register! Spring 1 –  Session 1 – French Discovery – 4-5 years old – Saturday 4:00 to 5:00pm – March 28 to May 9 – No class May 16
Register! Spring 2 –  Session 2 – French Discovery – 4-5 years old – Saturday 4:00 to 5:00pm – May 23 to June 27