Time Slots

Week 1: June 19 - June 23, Fine Arts

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

$335 - FULL

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

$560 - FULL

Week 2: June 26 - June 30, Francophone Music

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

$335

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

$560

Week 3: July 5 - July 7, Little Green Thumbs

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

$200

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

$336

Week 4: July 10 - July 13, Explore the Aquatic World

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

$268

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

$448 - FULL

Week 5: July 17 - July 21, Fashion

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

$335

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

$560 - FULL

Week 6: July 24 - July 28, Baking

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

$335

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

$560 - FULL

Week 7: July 31 - August 4, Tales and Legends

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

$335

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

$560 - FULL

Week 8: August 7 - August 11, Magic and Circus Arts

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

$335

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

$560 - FULL

Week 9: August 14 - August 18, Superheroes

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

$335

Register

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

$560 - FULL

Week 10: August 21 - August 25, Francophone Cuisine

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

$335

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

$560 - FULL

Week 11: August 28 - September 1, And Action!

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

$335

Register

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

$560

Register

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 is a 3-day week and week 4 is a 4-day week. Pricing as follows: week 3 half-day session $200; week 3 full-day session $336 (no discounts apply); week 4 half-day session $268; week 4 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: Les Beaux-Arts / Fine Arts
Art is an excellent medium for conveying language and this week is sure to bring out each child’s creativity and passion. Great for visual learners, children will create unique projects using many types of media and have their own vernissage at the end of the week for parents to admire.

Week 2: Musique Francophone / Francophone Music
From Sénégal to Québec, kids will discover diverse francophone music while learning French through rhythms and songs. A perfect way for auditory learners to practice pronunciation and tap into their listening skills.

Week 3: Les P'tites Mains Vertes / Little Green Thumbas
Learning to take care of our planet starts with our little green thumbs! Kids will learn how to grow different types of plants, about their life cycles and how tasty they can be. From the Versailles gardens to the Boréale forests of Quebec to the jungles of Madagascar, these worlds apart all need our nurturing and protection.

Week 4: Les P'tits Jacques Cousteau / Explore the Aquatic World
Life under the sea is fascinating, and Jacques Cousteau made it his life's work to explore and protect its beauty. Kids will get to know how the plants, fish, mammals and crustaceans that make up this amazing world coexist within the context of increasing pressure from humans.

Week 5: La Mode / Fashion
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 6: La Pâtisserie / Baking
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 7: Contes et légendes / Tales and Legends
Storytelling will guide this week’s activities through traditional tales of France, Quebec and Africa. Diverse characters will inspire kids to create their own story.

Week 8: Magie et Arts du Cirque / Magic and Circus Arts
Prepare to be wowed by acts great and small, both magical and beautiful in this homage to the quatrième art. Kids will learn vocabulary through observation and movement as they discover tricks, illusions and acts to wow their audience!

Week 9: Les Superhéros / Superheroes
Discover the superpower in you and go out to save the world! Kids will create their own superhero alter ego and form a squad of superheroes so powerful they can change the world.

Week 10: Cuisines francophones / Francophone Cuisine
Every Michelin star chef needs to start somewhere! This week, kids will discover the ingredients that go into creating delicious meals from different francophone cultures. They will rate their favorite recipes to recreate them for parents at the end of the week. This buffet is sure to please the most discerning palettes!

Week 11: Attention, ça tourne! / And Action! Our little Truffauts will hone their creative senses through sketches, role plays and set design activties. Get ready for some masterpieces of the septième art!

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 April 30 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 April 30. To 2 or more children for a minimum of 2 weeks before April 30, 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 valid for 1 year.
  • 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.

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Summer in French (ages 9-12)

9 to 12 Years old
Starting June 19, 2017 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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Summer in French for Teens

13 Years old
Sessions starting July 10, 2017, and August 7, 2017 3 hours or 7.5 hours per day for 2 weeks

Teens learning French as a foreign language develop their language skills through engaging lessons, hands-on workshops, field trips and other fun activities in this dynamic full-immersion program with a morning language component and an afternoon cultural discovery component.

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Summer in French (ages 6-8)

6 to 8 Years old
Starting June 19, 2017 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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