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Youth A1 Beginner

SPR23 - Les Tortues 1, Part 3

General French Youth (9-12)
The first year of the A1 beginner program for 9-12 year olds, Les Tortues 1.

For three quarters, along with the textbook and workbook Les Loustics 1 and various action-oriented and creative activities, students will learn to construct simple phrases in French. Topics related to everyday life will allow students to introduce themselves and others, to describe their environment, and to express their feelings and preferences. The workbook also offers a progressive introduction to writing. All activities are conducted mainly in French with an immersive approach.

Textbook (not included in tuition): Les Loustics 1

Prerequisite: none for Part 1. If you wish to start at Part 2 or 3, you will need an A1.1 result at our placement test, followed by an oral assessment with our Admissions Coordinator.

Next course: After completing Part 1, 2 and 3 of Les Tortues 1, students can enroll in Les Tortues 2 in the following academic year.
Pace: Regular, 10 weeks, 1h once a week, total of 10h

SPR23 - Les Tortues 2, Part 3

General French Youth (9-12)
The second year of the A1 beginner program for 9-12 year olds, Les Tortues 2. Students in the course have some basic skills in French—they can use simple phrases to introduce themselves and describe their environment, feelings, and preferences.

For three quarters, along with the textbook and workbook Les Loustics 2 and various action-oriented and creative activities, students will strengthen the basic skills learned in Les Lézards 1 while gaining a broader vocabulary. Topics related to everyday life will allow students to discover more verbal phrases and to approach the future tense and the sense of formality in the French language. All activities are conducted mainly in French with an immersive approach.

Textbook (not included in tuition): Les Loustics 2

Prerequisite: To start this course at Part 1, you will need to have completed the course Les Tortues 1 or received a Youth A1.2 result at our placement test. If you wish to start at Part 2 or 3, you will need a Youth A1.2 result at our placement test, followed by an oral assessment with our Admissions Coordinator.

Next course: After completing Part 1, 2 and 3 of Les Tortues 2, students can enroll in Les Tortues 3 in the following academic year.


Pace: Regular, 10 weeks, 1h once a week, total of 10h

SPR23 - Les Tortues 3, Part 3

General French Youth (9-12)
The third and final year of the A1 beginner program for 9-12 year olds, Les Tortues 3.

In this course, students will review and reinforce concepts learned throughout the A1 beginner program so as to prepare for the DELF Prim A1 exam, an official certificate awarded by the French Ministry of Education to certify proficiency in French as a Foreign Language. The exam, administered by certified instructors at AFSeattle, is adapted to a young audience and designed to promote confidence and encourage continued interest in the language.

At this level, students can already use simple phrases to introduce themselves and describe their immediate environment, simple feelings, and basic preferences. This class is a great review of the textbooks and workbooks Les Loustics 1 and 2.

Textbook: No textbook required. All materials will be made available for download on our e-learning platform Apolearn.

Prerequisite: To start this course at Part 1, you will need to have completed the course Les Tortues 2 or received a Youth A1.3 result at our placement test. If you wish to start at Part 2 or 3, you will need a Youth A1.3 result at our placement test, followed by an oral assessment with our Admissions Coordinator.

Next course: Students who have completed Les Tortues 3 (Part 1, 2 and 3) can enroll in our A2 program Les Pingouins for 9-12 year olds in the following academic year, starting at Les Pingouins 1.
Pace: Regular, 10 weeks, 1h once a week, total of 10h

SUM23 - Summer Camp Youth [9-12y] Beginner - Famous French Inventors

Summer Camps Youth (9-12)
Theme: Famous French Inventors

Did you know that it was the French Montgolfier brothers who first invented the hot air balloon? Join us to explore the amazing world of French inventions!  Campers will get to learn about famous French inventors throughout history and discover how their groundbreaking creations changed our world and our daily lives. Daily French lessons will follow this exciting theme throughout the week, along with hands-on projects and activities to engage with fun, new French vocabulary and phrases. Campers will get the opportunity to create their own inventions for the future, in French! We'll also have fun group games and challenges that encourage teamwork in beautiful Meridian Park. We look forward to exploring French inventions together!

• Week 6: August 14-18 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm)

• Level: A1 Beginner, for AFSeattle students enrolled in for AFSeattle students enrolled in Tortues (9-12y), and for new students with a Youth A1.1, A1.2 or A1.3 result at AFSeattle’s placement test.

• Number of campers: Between 4 and 10.
Pace: Regular

SUM23 - Summer Camp Youth [9-12y] Beginner - Journey Under the Sea

Summer Camps Youth (9-12)
Theme: Journey Under the Sea

Campers will embark on an unforgettable adventure exploring the ocean and its many wonders – and learning in French along the journey! From learning about sea creatures and their habitats, to sea travel and the history of scuba diving with Cousteau, campers will enjoy a journey promoting environmental stewardship. Daily French lessons will follow this exciting theme throughout the week, along with hands-on projects and activities to engage with fun, new French vocabulary and phrases. Campers will get the opportunity to express their creativity through projects inspired by the ocean. We'll also have fun group games and challenges that encourage teamwork in beautiful Meridian Park. We look forward to exploring the mysteries of the ocean together!

• Week 4: July 31 - August 4 (Monday to Friday, 9am - 4pm)

• Level: A1 Beginner, for AFSeattle students enrolled in Tortues (9-12y), and for new students with a Youth A1.1, A1.2 or A1.3 result at AFSeattle’s placement test.

• Number of campers: Between 4 and 10.
Pace: Regular

SUM23 - Summer Camp Youth [9-12y] Beginner - Space Exploration

Summer Camps Youth (9-12)
Theme: Space Exploration

Campers will have the opportunity to learn and practice French while discovering the vast and fascinating universe. Throughout the camp, campers will learn about the history of space exploration, French astronauts, and the exciting mysteries of outer space! They will also dive into readings like Le Petit Prince, study planets, and learn useful travel vocabulary. Daily French lessons will follow this exciting theme throughout the week, along with hands-on projects and activities to engage with fun, new French vocabulary and phrases. Campers will get the opportunity to express their creativity through projects inspired by space. We'll also have fun group games and challenges that encourage teamwork in beautiful Meridian Park. We look forward to exploring the mysteries of the universe together! 

• Week 3: July 24-28 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm)

• Level: A1 Beginner, for AFSeattle students enrolled in Tortues (9-12y), and for new students with a Youth A1.1, A1.2 or A1.3 result at AFSeattle’s placement test.

• Number of campers: Between 4 and 10.
Pace: Regular
Youth A2 Intermediate

SPR23 - Les Pingouins 1, Part 3

General French Youth (9-12)
The first year of the A2 intermediate program for 9-12 year olds, Les Pingouins 1. For students who have finished the A1 beginner level and are comfortable interacting in French in a simple way—they can speak and write about themselves and their environment.

For three quarters, along with the textbook and workbook Les Loustics 3 and various action-oriented and creative activities, students will be able to have a basic conversation in French through topics related to their everyday life and environment. In addition to broadening their vocabulary and strengthening the use of the present and future tenses, students will be introduced to the past tense and learn how to talk about personal experiences. All activities are conducted mainly in French with an immersive approach.

Textbook (not included in tuition): Les Loustics 3

Prerequisite: To start at Part 1, we require a Youth A2.1 result at our placement test, or having completed either Les Lézards 3 or Les Tortues 3. If you wish to start at Part 2 or 3, you will need a Youth A2.1 result at our placement test, followed by an oral assessment with our Admissions Coordinator.

Next course: After completing Part 1, 2 and 3 of Les Pingouins 1, students can enroll in Les Pingouins 2 in the following academic year.
Pace: Regular, 10 weeks, 1h once a week, total of 10h

SPR23 - Les Pingouins 2, Part 3

General French Youth (9-12)
The second year of the A2 intermediate program for 9-12 year olds, Les Pingouins 2. Students are comfortable interacting in French in a simple way.

For three quarters, along with the textbook and workbook Les Loustics 3 and various action-oriented and creative activities, students will expand their capacity to talk about themselves and those close to them, and will learn to talk about events in the past with more precision. They will also formulate opinions and navigate a variety of situations related to daily life. All activities are conducted mainly in French with an immersive approach.

Textbook (not included in tuition): Les Loustics 3

Prerequisite: To start at Part 1, we require a Youth A2.2 result at our placement test, or having completed Les Pingouins 1. If you wish to start at Part 2 or 3, you will need a Youth A2.2 result at our placement test, followed by an oral assessment with our Admissions Coordinator.

Next course: After completing Part 1, 2 and 3 of Les Pingouins 2, students can enroll in Les Pingouins 3 in the following academic year.
Pace: Regular, 10 weeks, 1h once a week, total of 10h

SPR23 - Les Pingouins 3, Part 3

General French Youth (9-12)
The third and final year of the A2 intermediate program for 9-12 year olds, Les Pingouins 3.

In this course, students will review and reinforce concepts learned throughout the A2 intermediate program so as to prepare for the DELF Prim A2 exam, an official certificate awarded by the French Ministry of Education to certify proficiency in French as a Foreign Language. The exam, administered by certified instructors at AFSeattle, is adapted to a young audience and designed to promote confidence and encourage continued interest in the language.

At this level, students can formulate simple opinions and navigate a variety of familiar situations related to daily life. They can communicate in straightforward ways in the past, present, and future tenses. This class is a great review of the textbook and workbook Les Loustics 3.

Textbook: No textbook required. All materials will be made available for download on our e-learning platform Apolearn.

Prerequisite: To start at Part 1, we require a Youth A2.3 result at our placement test, or having completed Les Pingouins 2. If you wish to start at Part 2 or 3, you will need a Youth A2.3 result at our placement test, followed by an oral assessment with our Admissions Coordinator.

Next course: After completing Part 1, 2 and 3 of Les Pingouins 3, students can enroll in the level B1 (Les Orques 1) in the following academic year.


Pace: Regular, 10 weeks, 1h once a week, total of 10h

SUM23 - Summer Camp Youth [9-12y] Intermediate - Castles and Legends

Summer Camps Youth (9-12)
Theme: Castles and Legends

Join us on an amazing adventure through the Middle Ages and discover the rich history and legends of famous castles, kings and queens of France. Campers will explore the legends and myths associated with French castles, including stories of knights and princesses, secret passageways, and magical creatures. Daily French lessons will follow this exciting theme throughout the week, along with hands-on projects and activities to engage with fun, new French vocabulary and phrases. Campers will get the opportunity to express their creativity through projects inspired by the Middle Ages. We'll also have fun group games and challenges that encourage teamwork in beautiful Meridian Park. We look forward to exploring enchanted French castles and legends together! 

• Week 5: August 7-11 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm)

• Level: A2 Intermediate, for AFSeattle students enrolled in Tortues 3 or Pingouins (9-12y), and for new students with a Youth A2.1, A2.2, A2.3 or B1 result at AFSeattle’s placement test.

• Number of campers: Between 4 and 10.
Pace: Regular

SUM23 - Summer Camp Youth [9-12y] Intermediate - Discover Paris, the City of Lights

Summer Camps Youth (9-12)
Theme: Discover Paris, the City of Lights

Campers will explore the sights and the culture of one of the world's most exciting cities: Paris! Throughout the camp, campers will have the chance to explore the city of Paris and all its wonders, study its architectural landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre, and learn how Parisians enjoy culture and arts around their city. We’ll discuss not only the beloved classic Madeline in Paris, but also the catacombs and the local markets, and we'll learn some useful words to get around a city. Daily French lessons will follow this exciting theme throughout the week, along with hands-on projects and activities to engage with fun, new French vocabulary and phrases. Campers will get the opportunity to express their creativity through projects inspired by architecture and the city. We'll also have fun group games and challenges that encourage teamwork in beautiful Meridian Park. We look forward to discovering Paris together!

• Week 2: July 17-21 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm)

• Level: A2 Intermediate, for AFSeattle students enrolled in Tortues 3 or Pingouins (9-12y), and for new students with a Youth A2.1, A2.2, A2.3 or B1 result at AFSeattle’s placement test.

• Number of campers: Between 4 and 10.
Pace: Regular

SUM23 - Summer Camp Youth [9-12y] Intermediate - Famous French Inventors

Summer Camps Youth (9-12)
Theme: Famous French Inventors

Did you know that it was the French Montgolfier brothers who first invented the hot air balloon? Join us to explore the amazing world of French inventions!  Campers will get to learn about famous French inventors throughout history and discover how their groundbreaking creations changed our world and our daily lives. Daily French lessons will follow this exciting theme throughout the week, along with hands-on projects and activities to engage with fun, new French vocabulary and phrases. Campers will get the opportunity to create their own inventions for the future, in French! We'll also have fun group games and challenges that encourage teamwork in beautiful Meridian Park. We look forward to exploring French inventions together! 

• Week 6: August 14-18 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm)

• Level: A2 Intermediate, for AFSeattle students enrolled in Tortues 3 or Pingouins (9-12y), and for new students with a Youth A2.1, A2.2, A2.3 or B1 result at AFSeattle’s placement test.

• Number of campers: Between 4 and 10.
Pace: Regular

SUM23 - Summer Camp Youth [9-12y] Intermediate - French Painters and Artists

Summer Camps Youth (9-12)
Theme: French Painters and Artists

Embrace your inner artist with this camp dedicated to famous French-speaking artists and painters like Monet, Picasso, and Van Gogh! Throughout the camp, campers will explore different forms of visual arts such as painting, sculpture, and photography, and learn how to describe nature, colors, and emotions in French. Daily French lessons will follow this exciting theme throughout the week, along with hands-on projects and activities to engage with fun, new French vocabulary and phrases. Campers will get the opportunity to express their creativity with their own works of art using different techniques, styles, and mediums. We'll also have fun group games and challenges that encourage teamwork in beautiful Meridian Park. We look forward to exploring French-inspired visual arts together!

• Week 1: July 10-14 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm)

• Level: A2 Intermediate, for AFSeattle students enrolled in Tortues 3 or Pingouins (9-12y), and for new students with a Youth A2.1, A2.2, A2.3 or B1 result at AFSeattle’s placement test.

• Number of campers: Between 4 and 10.
Pace: Regular

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$255.00 USD

Code: 6024-Tortues3-A1+-Pt3-GR1-SAT-Onsite [9-12y]
Winter 2023 students have priority enrollment until February 28

New students can request to be waitlisted based on their placement test result and oral assessment

No class on Saturday, May 27 (Memorial Day observed)

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