CURRENT classes and programs
Music, Stories, and Movement in French
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. Nurture your child’s natural enthusiasm for rhythm, and experience the joy of singing French songs together! No French experience required for child or caregiver.
Age : 3 mo. – 2 years
Day : Wednesday
Time : 9:30 – 10:15am
La Pré Maternelle, a gentle introduction to preschool
Each week, la Pré Maternelle will meet for an hour and a half. This child and caregiver program offers a unique and creative first school experience for young children. We warmly welcome them into a world filled with songs, movement, art projects, and silly creatures and characters, which will encourage them to exercise their imagination and begin to learn French. This program is a valuable introduction to the daily classroom routines of preschool life and will give them a strong foundation to begin school the following year.
Age : 1.5 – 3 yrs
Day : Wednesday
Time : 10:30 – 12:00pm
Studio Art in French, Stories and Performances
This is a creative French class that guides the children to pursue their ideas and questions in an environment rich with stories and narrative, meaningful engagement with language, numbers, and wonder. 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 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 : Friday
Time : 3:30 – 4:30pm
Une Introduction à la Littérature Jeunesse Française Contemporaine- Cours d’introduction
In this group class, our engaging instructor will introduce the students to French books. Students will discover the French culture and language by reading together, discussing what they have read, and working on projects related to the themes of these stories.
For our youngest students this year, we offer a course that focuses on the basics of reading, prononciation, vocabulary, spelling and reading comprehension through reading some classic works of French children’s literature. Along with reading, we will be playing related word games, drawing characters from our books, and some outdoor activities!
Grade : Kindergarten to 4 th grade
Day : Tuesday
Time : 3:30 – 5:00pm
The Francophone Graphic Novel/ Enquêter la BD francophone- Niveau Intermédiaire
Known as the ninth art, la “bande dessinée” or “BD”, is a massive part of contemporary French culture, and is a staple of French children’s (as well as adults’) entertainment and education. In this class, we will experience the classic adventures of Asterix and Obelix, Spirou and Fantasio, as well as discover some contemporary BD’s from artists all over the world, including Aya de Yopougon. We will also investigate some graphic interpretations of classic French literature, such as Peter Sfar’s “Le Petit Prince”. Along with reading these entertaining and beautiful works, students will make their own BD’s with everything they have learned throughout the class!
Age : 11- 14 yrs
Day : Thursday
Time : 4:00 – 5:00pm
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 – 7 yrs
Day : Monday
Time : 3:30 – 5:00pm
Outdoor Classes – La Classe Verte
At LLS, we understand that young children thrive when they can actively engage in hands-on learning, whether it’s stacking, digging, building, measuring, observing objects topple and mastering their reconstruction, or even exploring through their senses of taste, smell, and unbridled physical movement. That’s why we’ve designed a special two-hour “classe verte” program for preschoolers, held twice a week, to provide them with an enriching experience that ignites their curiosity and nurtures their love for the natural world.
Our curriculum has been thoughtfully crafted, with a primary focus on aligning our activities with the interests of our young explorers. This approach is further enriched by the insights and observations gathered by our dedicated teachers during our exploration sessions. Through this dynamic and child-centered approach, our aim is to foster a profound connection to nature and inspire a lifelong passion for learning among our budding naturalists.
Our classe verte is offered every Tuesday and Friday, running from 9:30 to 11:30AM in the beautiful Fort Greene Park. These sessions will be led by two experienced native French teachers, both of whom have previously been a part of the LLS community and are thrilled to embark on this exciting new adventure with your child.
This is an outdoor only program, we will meet even in light rain, snow and colder temperatures through mid December. Proper clothing and gear is required for attendance. In the event of dangerous weather conditions that would be deeply disruptive to the program, we will cancel class and notify you with as much time as possible.
Age : 2 – 3.5 yrs
Day : Tuesdays & Fridays
Time : 9:30 – 11:30 am
Spanish Songs, Art, and Musical Games
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL CLASSES ARE SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION WITH FULL REIMBURSEMENT IF ENROLLMENT THRESHOLD IS NOT MET.
MAKE-UPS: With the aim to create a positive teaching and learning environment, we provide our teachers with dependable schedules and class lists. Due to this fact we are unable to accomodate make-up classes if your child has to miss a class for illness or vacation. Our morning classes are often comfortably full and frequent changes would make things difficult for the teacher and other children.