Fall 2018

Classes for Middle School Students

Our French classes are engaging, interactive, and designed and taught by gifted and experienced bilingual educators. Our goal is to make language learning fun and meaningful and to instill a lifelong love and appreciation for the French language and culture.


Advanced beginner/intermediate French
DELF Junior A2
TimeMondays, 4:30-5:30 
Dates: September 17 - December 17, 2018
(closed 9/10, 10/8, 11/12)
Ages: 6th-8th grade
French level: Advanced beginner/Intermediate
Instructor: Blake Ramsey
Price: $420


This course is great for students who already have learnt French for at least one year. The students will reinforce their communication on four skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing). They will work individually and in group, play games, play roles, create projects... The class will be fun, engaging, interactive, light, but rigorous with underlying language objectives embedded into each activity. Students have the option of registering for the DELF Junior A2 exam at the Alliance Française at the end of the school year.

Atelier d'écriture créative (Advanced French composition - 6th-8th grade)

Time: Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm
Dates: September 12th - December 12th, 2018
(closed 9/19 & 12/19)
Ages: 6th-8th
French level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Nathalie VanBraekel
Price: $455


In this course, students will explore creative writing in French through a 3 unit cycle. The linguistic objectives follow the DELF A2 Junior level, placing significant emphasis on structure and the ability to navigate through informal, neutral and formal registers. Designed for students in grades 6th -8th with a strong French background.

Club de Débat

Time: Thursdays, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Dates: September 13, 2018- December 13, 2018
(closed 11/22, 12/20)
Ages: 6th-8th grade
French Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Blake Ramsey
Price: $455


This course is ideal for advanced and/or fluent French speakers growing up in Brooklyn. The objective for this course is to get kids excited about thinking, talking and writing persuasively in French. Using current events that are relevant to their lives as jumping-off points for class discussions and debates, students will not only learn to use more sophisticated sentence structures, advanced grammar and idiomatic expressions in lively debates, but they will also explore the importance of differentiating register (levels of formality) in the French language and culture. Above all, we hope to encourage student engagement with current events as well as consideration of the multiple perspectives of young people from around the world.