The Long Beach classes take place on the second floor of the Belmont Heights Methodist Church located at 317 Termino avenue, Long Beach, 90814.
**Please note that parents are not allowed to wait inside the church during the classes. We are only renting the upstairs classroom and the rest of the church is not open to the public during that time. Thank you for your understanding.**
NEW CLASSES FOR YOUNG BEGINNERS AND ADVANCED TEENS!!
Franco Level I
Tuesdays from 4pm to 5pm
This class is for children who already have some or full knowledge of the French Speaking language. In this class, we focus on the French educative curriculum of kindergarten and second grade. The students are learning the French phonetic, alphabet and sounds, the basic spelling and grammar rules, the gender of nouns, and the cursive writing. They also learn about French Cultural Holidays, and songs.
The Children are immersed in a complete French speaking environment, which gives them the ability to practice more orally by communicating with their peers and their teacher and gain new vocabulary and good pronunciation skills.
Franco Level 2
Tuesdays from 5:00pm to 6:30pm
This Class is an advance French class for children that are fluent in French.
We Focus on parts of the French educative curriculum of third to seventh grade. The Students are learning the grammar, spelling, and conjugation fundamentals of the French language, and start to learn how to write comprehensive essays.
They cover the structure of a sentence, and how to conjugate regular and irregular verbs in the present, past and future tenses.
They also learn about French culture, artists, writers, science, history and great inventions.
The class is all in French, where the students learn the main grammar and spelling rules, as if they were having a French education if they would like to pursue later their studies in the French Language.
Wednesdays from 5pm to 6pm
This is a class for beginners who have no or very little knowledge of the French language. In this class, the students are learning how to introduce themselves, express their needs, describe things, say what they like and don’t like, ask questions and answer them.
They learn all the basics: numbers, colors, days of the week, months, seasons, shapes, etc. They also learn over 200 new words, a few songs, several expressions and present-tense verbs that are the most used in French.
They will gain confidence in their ability to speak and understand French and will learn information on the French culture and French history
The teachings tools are specifically designed for younger students, with less writing and reading, and more speaking games, singing, acting and art projects (all in French of course).
Mondays 5pm to 6:30pm
This is a class for beginner students who have completed the Level 1 or the equivalent elsewhere.
In this class, the students will review everything they have seen in Level 1 and expand their basic skills to slightly more challenging things like simple grammar and conjugaison. They will learn more vocabulary and practice the proper pronunciation of the French language.
There will be more writing and reading than in the Level 1, and more presentation and speaking exercices.
Mondays and Wednesdays from 4pm to 5pm
This class is for students who have completed the Beginners and Intermediate classes with us or who have been studying French elsewhere for a few years already. They must know all the basics and be able to carry a simple conversation in French. Writing and reading is a requirement for this class.
The goal of this advanced French class is for the students to be able to speak French with confidence, to read a simple text and understand its meaning, and to write full sentences.
Conjugaison and grammar are part of the curriculum.
The children are introduced to French fables by Jean de la Fontaine, to a few songs by famous French artists and to several short stories and plays. They will also read some French poems and even write their own!
The teaching tools used in this class are adapted for mature students that are eager to learn; with more reading and writing, a weekly homework, tests, spelling bees, reading comprehensions, projects and oral presentations.