Children’s classes

Research shows that learning a foreign language from a young age "boosts brain power". Our objective is not only to give all children a head start before they begin learning French at school, but also to help support the French taught at school. As much as is possible, we use the immersion technique where the lessons are entirely in French; we believe this is the most effective way of teaching a foreign language to young children.

Les Petits from 3 to 5 years old - Time 11.00am to 11.45am

We know that children starting their language learning at 3 or 5 are more successful than those starting later. At this young age they are very receptive to new sounds, which become familiar very quickly. For these reasons, this programme contains many stories, action rhymes, songs and games to help the children learn the language. Lessons are based on the Early Years Foundation Stages and introduce French language through games, songs and music. These are activities they enjoy. Basic vocabulary repetition and oral expression are the main focus. Beginners learn numbers, body parts, colours, etc.

Les Grands for Years 1 to 6 - Time: 11.45am to 12.30pm

Lessons are based on the KS2 Ladder and MFL Curriculum. They consolidate and extend core vocabulary. Children are introduced to role plays and learn to produce short conversations in French. They are also given the opportunity to develop listening comprehension and reading and writing skills, thus encouraging creative use of the language.

Les petits ecoliers 7

Class times

The classes take place on Saturdays during term time between either 11.00am to 11.45am or 11.45am to 12.30pm.


Garden Fields JMI School
Townsend Drive
St Albans


Fees per term 1 child 2 children 3 children
12 lessons £85 £162 £234

Our fees are based on 32 lessons per year.


Our lessons take place during school term time only and run for 32 lessons per year.

Autumn term 2017
First lesson : Sat 9 Sept
Half Term : Sat 21 and Sat 28 Oct
No lesson: Sat 2 Dec
Last lesson : Sat 16 Dec

Spring term 2018
First lesson: Sat 6 Jan
Half term: Sat 10 and Sat 17 Feb
Last lesson: 24 Mar

Summer term 2018
First lesson: Sat 21 Apr
No lesson: 19 May
Half term: Sat 26 May and Sat 2 Jun
Last lesson: Sat 14 Jul