Time Slots

Session 1, July 10 - July 21

Language Program
9:30 AM-12:30 PM

$590

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Cultural Discovery Program
1:00 PM-4:00 PM

$690

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Summer Package
9:30 AM-4:00 PM

$1,150

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Session 2, August 7 - August 18

Language Program
9:30 AM-12:30 PM

$590

Register

Cultural Discovery Program
1:00 PM-4:00 PM

$690

Register

Summer Package
9:30 AM-4:00 PM

$1,150

Register

About Summer in French

Our two-week immersion program offers teens of any level a comprehensive approach to language acquisition. Our native French-speaking teachers, remarkable resources (including the largest private French library in New England) and our convenient location near many other cultural institutions allows our Summer in French program for teens to combine language learning and cultural discovery into one immersive experience. For teens who prefer to focus on one aspect over the other, we offer these two portions of the program—our Morning Language Program and our Afternoon Cultural Discovery Program—at separate prices.

Morning Language Program (9:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

Through oral and written comprehension as well as speaking and writing exercises, students acquire the linguistic tools they will need to effectively communicate in a variety of contexts. The program is divided into four skill levels, determined by a placement test. Interactive class activities and a task-based approach help students to learn level-specific grammar and vocabulary, all while discovering Francophone culture through French literature, artistic movements, distinctive regional traditions and idiomatic expressions. Past students have used the program to get a head start on the academic year but also to prepare for the AP French exam.

Afternoon Cultural Discovery Program (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

Expanding beyond the traditional classroom setting, students explore French through a variety of disciplines—all in immersion. Engaging thematic workshops enable them to understand and create their own work in French. Students of all level experience French culture through studio art, theater, fashion, sports and field trips to museums, restaurants and galleries around Boston!


Pricing Details

Each session is two weeks.
Please note: additional fees may be required for some field trips, workshops or in-house performances.

Sample Schedule

Sample Cultural Discovery program

Week 1
Meet a French/musician/French song workshop
Thematic museum visit/Research on an artist
Architecture workshop
Meet a French chef/cooking workshop in a French restaurant
Web journal

Week 2
Scavenger hunt
Meet a French artist/Studio art workshop
Theater workshop
Photography workshop
Web journal

Policies

  • Students can enroll in half-day or full-day programs.
  • Students enrolled in the full-day program may either bring a lunch or leave the Center to purchase lunch nearby.
  • Snacks, lunch and sunscreen must be provided by the parents.
  • A complete registration form packet must be submitted for each student enrolled in the program.
  • Students must take an online placement test prior to registering.

Discounts

  • Register before April 30 and receive 10% off with our Early Bird Discount. Families registering 2 or more teens will get an additional 5% off before April 30. To register 2 or more teens, 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 student enrolled in the program.
  • Refunds available up to 3 weeks prior to the students's registered start date.
  • Any withdrawals after this timeframe result in class credit valid for 1 year.
  • Non-refundable cancellation fee: $50 per week.
  • 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.