Time Slots

Week 1: June 18 - June 22, A week in the Louvre Museum

Half-day session
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

$345

Full-day session
9:00 AM-4:00 PM

$560

Week 2: June 25 - June 29, Dinosaurs

Half-day session
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

$345

Full-day session
9:00 AM-4:00 PM

$560

Week 3: July 2 - July 6, All about Jules Verne!

Half-day session
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

$276

Full-day session
9:00 AM-4:00 PM

$448

Week 4: July 9 - July 12, Symphony of the 5 Senses

Half-day session
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

$276

Full-day session
9:00 AM-4:00 PM

$448

Week 5: July 16 - July 20, Let's go to Paris

Half-day session
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

$345

Full-day session
9:00 AM-4:00 PM

$560

Week 6: July 23 - July 27, Tasting Counter

Half-day session
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

$345

Full-day session
9:00 AM-4:00 PM

$560

Week 7: July 30 - August 3, Fashion Week

Half-day session
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

$345

Full-day session
9:00 AM-4:00 PM

$560

Week 8: August 6 - August 10, Theater

Half-day session
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

$345

Full-day session
9:00 AM-4:00 PM

$560

Week 9: August 13 - August 17, My World, My Planet

Half-day session
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

$345

Full-day session
9:00 AM-4:00 PM

$560 - FULL

Week 10: August 20 - August 24, Pastry

Half-day session
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

$345

Full-day session
9:00 AM-4:00 PM

$560

Week 11: August 27 - August 31, Inventors' Workshop

Half-day session
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

$345

Full-day session
9:00 AM-4:00 PM

$560

About Summer in French

We offer language instruction for every child from the beginner to the bilingual student. Activities are age appropriate and tailored to the language level of the child. Each week focuses on a theme with a variety of special activities, including visits from exotic animals, puppet shows, cooking, theater, fashion, art and perfume workshops—all excellent opportunities for children to increase their vocabulary and stimulate their conversation skills. Outdoor activities take place at a nearby playground and at the Boston Common.

We focus on creating a dynamic, fun and comfortable learning experience in order for children to develop a love for languages. In this way, children become experiential learners, but more than just learning a new language, they will interpret the world from a different perspective.


Pricing Details

Weeks 3 and 4 are 4-day weeks (no discounts apply); half-day session $276; full-day session $448.
One Summer in French t-shirt and class materials included in registration fee.
Please note: additional fees may be required for some field trips, workshops or in-house performances.

Weekly Themes

Week 1: Une semaine au musée du Louvre / A week in the Louvre Museum
Whether it’s the original Louvre or the Louvre Abu Dhabi, their collections are an endless source of inspiration. Through the discovery of unique artists and their masterpieces, children will create projects using many types of media and have their own vernissage at the end of the week for parents to admire. Great for visual learners, art is an excellent medium for conveying language and this week is sure to bring out each child’s creativity and passion.

Week 2: Les Dinosaurs / Dinosaurs
As budding paleontologists children will explore the origins of dinosaurs, the different species, their diets and characteristics during a week that is sure to get them excited for the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.

Week 3: A la découverte de Jules Verne ! / All about Jules Verne!
You can’t change the world until you’ve seen it! Jules Verne might be an exception to the rule so this week children will embark on a journey across the globe through his novels to discover faraway places.

Week 4: La symphonie des 5 sens / Symphony of the 5 Senses
This exploration will focus on self-awareness and how we relate physically to the world around us. Perfect for kinesthetic learners, they will be able to associate different movements, smells, light, sounds and flavors to new words.

Week 5: On va à Paris / Let’s go to Paris
The magical qualities of Paris continue to inspire through its culture, people, architecture and je ne sais quoi. Children will discover the vibrant neighborhoods, landmarks and history of this unique city through its streets, music and art to get ready for when they are.

Week 6: Comptoir du goût / Tasting Counter
Every Michelin star chef needs to start somewhere! This week, kids will discover the ingredients that go into creating delicious meals all while having fun and being creative with the presentation of each succulent dish. Their work will go into preparing for the discerning palettes of...their parents!

Week 7: La Mode / Fashion Week
Kids will use colors, textures and textile prints to stylize their favorite outfits all while learning vocabulary of clothing and words unique to fashion. Through techniques inspired by French fashion designers, older kids will stylize a photo shoot and create their own line of clothing and accessories.

Week 8: Théâtre / Theater
Calling all young actors! Theater encompasses a wide range of skills from embodying a character to interpretive movement and is an excellent medium through which to learn a language. Kids will move, shout and scream their way through imaginary spaces – what better to way to make a word stick in their head than to act it out!

Week 9: Mon monde, ma planète / My World, My Planet
Learning to take care of our planet starts with discovering the world beyond what we see and experience. Kids will learn about different types of plant and animal environments and the characteristics that make their biodiversity unique. From the Versailles gardens to the boreal forests of Quebec and the jungles of Madagascar, these worlds apart all need our nurturing and protection.

Week 10: Pâtisserie / Pastry
From galettes to financiers, kids will enjoy discovering and making regional French pâtisseries recipes that are sure to make their mouths water! A hands-on approach to learning and interacting in French, they will learn valuable team-work skills in the kitchen and compile yummy recipe books!

Week 11: L’atelier des inventeurs / Inventors’ workshop Kids let their imagination run loose this week when they invent the craziest of machines and create a future where anything is possible. Drawing from traditional French pioneers such as Les Frères Lumières and legendary Citroën engineering, they will invent the machines using recycled materials to make our world a better place.

Sample Schedule

A typical day during Gourmet Chefs week

Arrival and welcome
Themed vocabulary-building activities and pronunciation games
Snacks, trip to playground (weather permitting)
Hands-on projects: recording a cooking show, creating a recipe scrapbook
Dismissal (half-day session) / Lunch (full-day session)

Reading and nap time
Oral comprehension through movement
Outdoor games, snack
Kitchen crafts, role play with songs
Dismissal (full-day session) or Quiet Time (optional)
Final dismissal

Policies

  • We accept children aged 3-12 years old.
  • Children must be toilet-trained.
  • Children can enroll in half-day or full-day programs.
  • Half-day and full-day programs cannot be combined within a single week.
  • Snacks, lunch and sunscreen must be provided by the parents.
  • A complete registration form packet must be submitted for each child enrolled in the program.

Discounts

  • Register before March 31 and receive 10% off with our Early Bird Discount. Families registering 2 or more children for a minimum of 2 weeks will get an additional 5% off before March 31. For 2 or more children for a minimum of 2 weeks before March 31, please contact the education department at 617.912.0415.

Terms & Conditions of Registration

  • Payment plans available.
  • Entire payment must be made prior to the first week of class.
  • A complete registration form packet must be submitted for each child enrolled in the program.
  • Refunds available up to 3 weeks prior to your child's registered start date.
  • Any withdrawals after this timeframe result in class credit.
  • You may register your child for 1 or several weeks.
  • Non-refundable cancellation fee: $50 per week per child.
  • By enrolling your child in Summer in French, you give the French Cultural Center permission to take photos of your child and understand that the French Cultural Center may use these photos for promotional purposes.

Other Classes

Summer in French (ages 6-8)

6 to 8 Years old
Starting June 18, 2018 3 hours or 8 hours per day for 1 week

Young children ages 6-8 develop their listening and speaking through role-plays and other fun themed activities in this dynamic full-immersion language program.

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Summer in French (ages 9-12)

9 to 12 Years old
Starting June 18, 2018 3 hours or 8 hours per day for 1 week

Children ages 9-12 develop their comprehension and speaking skills using a task-based approach through a variety of engaging and fun activities in this full-immersion language program.

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