The French Language School for Children and Adults

The French Language School for Children and Adults

The French Language School for Children and Adults

SUMMER PROGRAMS

ATELIERS D’ETE VIRTUELS AVEC L’ECOLE DU SAMEDI

SUMMER ONLINE PROGRAMS WITH ECOLE DU SAMEDI

Join us this summer at Ecole du Samedi to discover the French language and Francophone culture through a variety of fun and educational programs from Theater (Live from France) to the History of Cooking. You can also improve your language skills, discover African cuisine, learn about Jean de la Fontaine and develop your French speaking skills for travel and for fun.

All these offerings are online programs

Please register early as these programs have limited enrollment.

Click on the course title to access the registration page.

If you have any questions please contact Marc Mallet at [email protected]

THEATRE

Programs for Children and Preteens


What could be more fun than learning French while doing theater? These workshops are aimed at Francophone and Non-Francophone students eager to discover or improve their French language skills while interpreting short skits or dramatized readings with the assistance of an actor and professional director. Your children will practice French while having fun and will develop his/her knowledge of French through body language, voice and theatrical play.

These workshops will take place in videoconference on Zoom from Monday to Friday culminating in an online virtual performance on Friday . Given technical constraints and jet lag (live intervention from France) these workshops will be limited to 5-6 students. The workshops will be held each day at 10:30 am Monday to Friday for a period of about an hour.

NOTE: This course will be taught entirely in French

Session 1: Days and Times June 15-19 Daily 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Cost: $250
CLOSED

Session 2: Days and Times June 22-26 Daily 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Cost: $250
CLOSED

Students can register for 1 or 2 sessions as content will vary each week

High Intermediate to Advanced level of French including native speakers.

Age: 7-13 

Instructor: Philippe Mallet 

Watch video below to find out more about the class from the instructor:

Let's have a great time learning all about the beach, seashore, fishes, and the deep ocean.  Hands-on activities, games, songs, and much more are planned for your child, all in French!

This class is an online class for children age 3 to 4 years old. Beginners Welcome

Maximum number of participants: 10

Days and Times: June 22-26   Daily 5:00 pm-6:00pm Cost: $250
CLOSED

Days and Times: July 6-10   Daily 5:00 pm-6:00pm Cost: $250
CLOSED

Instructor: Catherine North


You can learn all the grammar rules, but without speaking to people, you can’t make a progress. Madame Christine is a French teacher. She teaches students how to achieve better communication and social integration. Students will learn how to introduce themselves, ask questions and order food.The course is suitable for all people with no or little French experience.
Students can sign up for one or multiple weeks as topics will vary every week.

Maximum number of participants: 10  

Beginner to intermediate level

Days and Times: June 15-19   Daily 5:00 pm-6:00pm Cost: $250
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Days and Times: June 22-26   Daily 5:00 pm-6:00pm Cost: $250
CLOSED

Days and Times: June 29-July 3rd   Daily 5:00 pm-6:00pm Cost: $250
CLOSED

Days and Times: July 6-10   Daily 5:00 pm-6:00pm Cost: $250
CLOSED

Instructor: Christine Wimberly

Programs for Teens and Adults

In this class, we will read and understand Jean de la Fontaine's fables. The humorous fables are full of life lessons. We will also learn different types of rhymes and how to write poems or fables with rhymes.

Days and Times

Days and Times: June 15-19   Daily 6:00 pm-7:00pm Cost: $250
CLOSED

Days and Times: June 22-26   Daily 6:00 pm-7:00pm Cost: $250
CLOSED

This course is open to students with intermediate or advanced knowledge of French

Age: 12+ or adults

Instructor: René Houngblame

We will learn how to grow many vegetables and a few African and Middle Eastern peppers. Then we will learn how to cook different types of African healthy dishes. 

Days and Times June 15-19  Daily 5:00 pm-6:00 pm Cost: $250
CLOSED

This course is open to students with intermediate or advanced knowledge of French

Age: 12+ or adults

Instructor: René Houngblame

We will explore different STEM topics. We will see real-life applications of topics such as equations, equations, functions, conversions, and sequences. STEM will help you find solutions to everyday problems.

Days and Times June 22-26  Daily 5:00 pm-6:00 pm Cost: $250
CLOSED

This course is open to students with intermediate or advanced knowledge of French.

Age: 12+ or adults

Instructor: René Houngblame

Programs for Adults

Learn to use public transportation, find your way around a city or out of an airport, order dinner, go to the market and ask for directions. Learn to "arrive and survive" when you travel to France. 

Days and Times June 15-19   Daily 5:00 pm-6:00pm Cost: $250
CLOSED

This course is an online adult education course Niveau A2  

Instructor: Nicole Aschenbroich

Develop your speaking and listening skills through French news and culture. 

Days and Times June 22-26   Daily 5:00 pm-6:00pm Cost: $250
CLOSED 

This course is an online adult education course Niveau B2

Instructor: Nicole Aschenbroich


Was la "carotte" orange to begin with ?

Why would the French called cuts one of their favorite cake "fail cake" ????

Learn some recipes and some tricks or short cuts to cook better and healthier

Days and Times: June 22-26  Daily 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm   Cost :$250
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Days and Times: June 29 - July 3  Daily 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm   Cost :$250
CLOSED

Maximum number of participants : 10

This course is an online adult education course taught mostly in English

Instructor: Maryse Aston

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