A Program Adapted to Each Level
Whether you’re exploring our virtual programs available across the U.S. or searching for the best after-school programs in San Diego, FLAM San Diego is synonymous with quality and adaptability.
Our programs are marked by dedication and commitment to excellence. Taught by native French speakers with an unbridled passion for teaching, our courses set the standard. These dedicated educators, with a wealth of experience in instructing children, undergo continuous training to ensure they provide optimal learning for your student. By closely following the French National Education program, we guarantee an authentic and immersive French linguistic experience for your child.
FLAM (Français en langue maternelle)
Twice a Week Virtual After-School Programs
4-6 years old
Prerequisite: Basic understanding of French.
Program: Children enhance their vocabulary and oral expression through group discussions. Activities such as reading picture books, art, and motor skills exercises aid language construction. Children learn expressive repetition of songs, poems, and rhymes from the Francophone heritage, introducing them to the world of sounds and writing.
6-8 years old
Prerequisite: Understand and speak basic French. Can write their first name.
Program: Children expand their vocabulary and own the language via group interactions, oral activities, and memorizing Francophone songs and poems. They learn reading by breaking words into syllables and spotting sounds and also begin their journey into writing, grammar, and spelling.
8-10 years old
Prerequisite: Basic communication skills in French; ability to read a short text and write simple French words.
Program: Students deepen their vocabulary and oral expression. They continue reading towards achieving fluency and understanding more intricate texts. They bolster their command over spelling, grammar, and conjugation and start crafting various texts throughout the academic year.
Les grands écoliers
10-13 years old
Prerequisite: Basic comprehension and speaking skills in French.
Program: Following a structure similar to ‘Les explorateurs,’ students in this age bracket delve deeper into the Francophone world and literary constructs.
13-18 years old
Prerequisite: Understand and clearly express an opinion in French. The student can write short paragraphs while adhering to the rules of the French language.
Program: The student is introduced to texts by renowned Francophone authors. They express complex ideas and develop their point of view both in writing and orally through presentations and posters on engaging topics. A deeper mastery of language in grammar, spelling, and conjugation allows them to support their ideas.
FLE & FLS Classes
Whether you’re new to the language or building upon existing skills, our courses cater to all:
Across both pathways, there’s a shared commitment to mastering:
Oral comprehension – The art of understanding spoken French.
Written comprehension – The skill of interpreting written French.
Oral production – The gift of articulating thoughts aloud.
Written production – The craft of writing in eloquent French.
Through these foundational skills, every learner is empowered to fully immerse themselves in the richness of the French linguistic landscape.
In Person after-school programs in San Diego County
- Hours: 4-6 PM
- San Diego: Wednesdays
- Encinitas: Thursdays
- New Programs: New classes begin with a minimum of 6 students
Our signature in-person after-school programs in San Diego cater to young learners eager to delve into the French language and culture. “Les FLAMs” uniquely amalgamates different age groups and proficiency levels. Students enrolling should have a basic ability to understand and express themselves in French. The curriculum is tailored to enhance vocabulary and concentrate on pivotal aspects of French learning: oral expression, written expression, and reading. Beyond language, we ensure a rich exposure to the vibrant Francophone world and its myriad cultures. Every class promises a comprehensive, immersive learning experience.
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Whether virtually or in person, join our after-school programs in San Diego for an authentic and enriching French learning experience.