French

French After-School at PS 20

For students at PS 20, our French after-school program will build your child’s confidence and ability in French while engaging them in active and creative games and play. This class will be taught by Audrey, a speech therapist and French American who will bring her expertise in language development and learning, working with children, and bilingualism to the class. The class incorporates French language instruction with focus on both speaking and grammar, as well as arts, literature, and cooperative games, among other approaches to language learning. The level of the class will be tailored to meet the needs, ages, and skill levels of the group of children who register. All instruction and communication with the children is in French; however, the needs of non-French speaking children are assured to be met while learning French through the immersion method. A healthy snack is served. 

Age: Pre-K – 5th Grade
Day : Wednesday 
Time: 2:40 – 4:10pm
Class prices: $385

Academic French 1 After-School

This session of Academic French is designed for children ages 6 – 8. This is a drop-off class. The goals of the class are to build speaking, reading, and writing confidence in active and relevant ways. Theater and creative language games are used to make speaking French feel fun and natural. Grammar is taught and vocabulary is built based on project work that fits the interests and learning needs of all the students in the class. This class also complements Thursday “Théâtre in French : Jeux D’Rôles” class. It is conducted in French with the needs of all children met by the teacher. A healthy snack is served during each class.

Age : 6 – 8 yrs
Day : Tuesday
Time : 3:30 – 5:00pm
Class prices: $505

Academic French 2 After-School

We are excited to be offering a second level of Academic French! This session of Academic French is designed for children ages 9 – 12 who have past exposure to the French language. This is a drop-off class. The goals of the class are to build speaking, reading, and writing confidence in active and relevant ways. Theater and creative language games are used to make speaking French feel fun and natural. Grammar is taught and vocabulary is built based on project work that fits the interests and learning needs of all the students in the class. This class also complements Thursday “Théâtre in French : Jeux D’Rôles” class. It is conducted in French with the needs of all children met by the teacher. A healthy snack is served during each class.

Age : 9 – 12 yrs
Day : Wednesday
Time : 3:30 – 5:00pm
Class prices: $505

French Songs, Art, and Musical Games

Our Monday class is for children ages 4 to 6. It is a drop off class. This is a creative art and music class that teaches the beginning skills of rhythm, pitch, and the musical scale in a fun way that incorporates French vocabulary. Additionally, visual art is used as another form of expression and is another way for children to build French vocabulary and speaking confidence in creating and building their original art projects. This class is active and engaging making French learning fun and hands-on. It is a good fit for children who already speak French and also for those who are just being introduced for the language. This class is conducted in French with the needs of all children met by the instructor. A healthy snack is served.

Age : 4 – 6 yrs
Day : Monday
Time : 3:30 – 5:00pm
Class prices: $505

French Games and Music

Our new Saturday drop off class is for children ages 4 to 7. This is a creative art and music class that teaches the beginning skills of rhythm, pitch, and the musical scale in a fun way that incorporates French vocabulary. Additionally, visual art is used as another form of expression and is another way for children to build French vocabulary and speaking confidence in creating and building their original art projects. This class is active and engaging making French learning fun and hands-on. It is a good fit for children who already speak French and also for those who are just being introduced for the language. This class is conducted in French with the needs of all children met by the instructor. 

Age : 4 – 7 yrs
Day : Saturday
Time : 1:00 – 2:00pm
Class prices: $450

Preschool Class in French

This program offers a unique, creative arts experience for young children. Our educator provides a rich sensory environment, exposing kids to a wide variety of tastes, smells, textures, colors, and sounds. Our educator will open up her world of strange and silly creatures and characters and will encourage children to exercise their imagination in French. This early immersion program does more than entertain, it kicks starts language learning and is a gentle introduction to the school environment. Caregiver and child class.

Age : 2 – 4 yrs
Day : Saturday or Wednesday
Time : 10:30 – 12:00pm
Class prices: $505

Puppets, Stories, and Songs in French (4 mo. - 2 years)

A fun, interactive story and sing-song class, designed to nurture and stimulate the creativity and imagination of young children in a foreign language. Enter a world of original French stories, songs, puppets and humorous props, and share the adventure with your child. 4 months to 2 years old with a caregiver. No French experience required for child or caregiver.

Age : 4 mo – 2 yrs
Day : Saturday or Wednesday
Time : 9:30 – 10:15am 
Class prices: $435

Jeux D'Rôles: Atelier de théâtre - Theater program for young people and teens

What better way to build speaking confidence with the French language than through a fun and engaging acting class? Jeux D’Rôles is an acting class based on role plays, improvisations, silly acting games, and character work. The classes incorporate games, acting exercises, sense memory work, improvisation, vocal work, and articulation. These exercises are used to explore and create scenes, monologues, and plays. In this safe and supportive environment children are able to grow creatively and strengthen their imagination, focus and self-confidence. This class is taught all in French and is intended for children with French speaking abilities and also complements the work done in Wednesday “Academic French” class. To best accommodate our families, we can arrange for a pick up from the local schools ; to do so, however, we must pick up a minimum of four students from the same school.

Age : 7 – 12 yrs
Class prices: $505
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL CLASSES ARE SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION WITH FULL REIMBURSEMENT IF ENROLLMENT THRESHOLD IS NOT MET.

My experience at Language and Laughter Studio started in 2010 when I attended French au lait with my two year old daughter. My son was basically born into the program soon after and they both still attend classes and summer camp at the school today. The fact that they have been able to grow within the studio for 5+ years speaks to the strength of the program. My son went on to attend the Mini-Maternal program for two years which gave him a base in language which has now evolved beyond what I had imagined was possible. The overall learning environment nurtures independence and confidence through creativity. I could not give a higher recommendation.
H.
Mother

ITALIAN

Pomeriggi Italiani - Italian Afternoons

Our drop-off Italian program is designed for children ages 4 – 8 years old with some previous exposure to the Italian language. The goals of the class are to build speaking, reading, and writing confidence in active and relevant ways. To make speaking Italian fun and natural, children will be engaged in art projects and theatre games inspired by the characters of Italo Calvino’s books. Creative language games and rhymes will take inspiration from the works of the children’s writer Gianni Rodari and will support learning of grammar and vocabulary. Our classes are led in Italian with the needs of all children met by the educator. A healthy merenda (snack) is served during each class.

Age : 4 – 8 yrs
Day : Wednesday
Time : 3:30 – 5:00pm
Class prices: $500
Our older daughter S. attends Classes at LLS. She really loves it and comes home joyfully speaking Italian even after just a short bit of time in class each week. It's clear that LLS has tapped into a warm way to connect with the children and immerse the children without just hammering the language over their heads.
V.
Mother to S.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL CLASSES ARE SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION WITH FULL REIMBURSEMENT IF ENROLLMENT THRESHOLD IS NOT MET.