Start your child in a new language or boost their scholastic performance in French with FIAF’s Juniors!
Our multidisciplinary approach promotes interactions in French through role playing everyday tasks to awaken teens’ interest and imaginations. FIAF’s Juniors focus on developing oral communication, including both listening comprehension and speaking skills. Your child will additionally build a solid foundation in reading and writing in French at a beginner and intermediate level and learn strategies to become a more independent foreign language learner. The Juniors curriculum integrates preparation for the DELF JUNIOR exams.
Our curriculum consists of eight consecutive tiers from Beginner to Advanced Beginner levels: 101, 102, 103, 104, 201, 202, 203, 204.
Juniors Beginner: 101–104
Upon completion of levels 101 to 104, teens will know how to greet someone, introduce themselves and others, describe a person, and express emotions. They will be able to talk proficiently about jobs, housing, and meals. Students will also learn how to have a conversation over the phone in French and make vacation plans. In grammar, frequently used verbs and irregular verbs will be covered. The imperative form, the present tense, the future tense, the “passé composé” and “imparfait” past tenses, will be introduced along with reflexive verbs and their usage.
Juniors Advanced Beginner: 201–204
Upon completion of levels 201 to 204, teens will be able to talk about someone’s physical traits and character, describe their interests and environment. Vocabulary relating to tourism, hobbies, health, transportation, nature, and city life will be studied. The future, recent past, and continuous present tenses will be covered. The conditional tense and difference between “imparfait” and “passé composé” past tenses will be learned, and the “subjonctif” form will also be taught.
Juniors Intermediate: 301–304
Upon completion of levels 301 to 304, teens will be able to talk about the media, the environment, the world of work, and the arts. In grammar, the present and past conditional tense, as well as the “plus-que-parfait” will be taught, in addition to the imperative and gerundive. Teens will be able to give a critique, express a wish or a possibility, talk about positive and negative emotions and explain projects.
Advanced - Levels 401-404
In levels 401-404, juniors discover the worlds of yesterday, today and tomorrow: from media and culture (sciences, philosophy, history and geography) to the great achievements of our century (medical, technological, scientific…), teens get a panorama of what it means to be a true Francophone and Francophile. At this level, teens are able to express their opinion with fellow students and teachers, as well as debate and defend an argument. The curriculum allows a deep focus on the passé simple (passive voice), building hypotheses using “Si…” and some specific constructions in the passé composé.
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.