French Classes for Benjamins

Location: In Person at FIAF Montclair
Level: French as a Second Language, French for Native Speakers
Summer Jun 24–Sep 1 • Jun 24–Jul 28 / Jul 29–Sep 1

Grades K–1 / Ages 5–6
10 weeks, once per week, 90 mins, $369
5 weeks, once per week, 90 mins, $209

In a FIAF Benjamins class, your child learns French through stories and other fun activities including art-and-craft, songs, games and movement.

Small classes with strict safety guidelines are offered in person at FIAF to meet the needs of parents and children.

Our fun curriculum based on colorful and imaginative storybooks is taught in French by experienced native French-speaking teachers and structured to help your child improve their French quickly and effectively. Our teachers use a multi-sensory approach to promote a gentle immersion experience that allows your child to seamlessly become familiar with French.

  • Benjamins Level 1

    Benjamin Level 1 is for children with no previous exposure to French language.

    Through a variety of themes, kids will learn to understand and use basic vocabulary and sentences, as well as to follow simple instructions. Children are encouraged to interact with French words and memorized phrases during the class through numerous activities including stories, mini-projects, songs and educational games.

  • Benjamins Level 2

    Benjamin Level 2 is for children with a minimum of one year of French at FIAF or in an equivalent program during the previous months.

    In this level, children will begin to discover written French while continuing to improve their oral comprehension and expend their vocabulary. They will start using short sentences to talk about themselves, their tastes and feelings or to make a simple description.

  • Benjamins Native French Speakers - Level 1

    In a Benjamin Native French Speakers Level 1 class, children will be introduced to reading and writing in French while growing their vocabulary by working with classmates on a group project. They will understand stories read by the teacher, be able to retell them in their own words, and share their thoughts on them. This class is designed for children who have not yet started to read in French and English.

  • Benjamins Native French Speakers - Level 2

    In a Benjamin Native French Speakers Level 2 class, children will continue to develop their reading and writing skills in French. They will specifically learn how to use proper sentence structures, ask questions correctly, and clearly report events or simple information. This class is designed for children who have started reading in French.

Note About Camp/Class Formats: Fun in French Camps and Teen Cultural Discoveries Clubs are held in person only. Summer classes for toddlers (ages 1-5) are offered in person or online. Immersion classes for teens (grades 6-12) are HyFlex with online and in-person students attending the same class via 360° cameras in the classroom.

Classroom Guidelines (as of 9/7/2022): Masks are optional and proof of Covid-19 vaccination is no longer requried to attend a class or event at any FIAF location. Read more.