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Learning French Classes for Kids in the Chicago IL area

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The French School, Illinois:
Located in Winnetka in the heart of Chicago’s North Shore (Lake Michigan), just 30 km north of Chicago, The French School, is a total French immersion preschool/kindergarten. We welcome children when they are at the optimal age to learn French, giving them the opportunity to develop a high level of language proficiency and fluency. The French School’s comprehensive curriculum is based on France’s internationally renowned école maternelle. Set forth by the French Ministry of Education, this program is revered as one of the world’s best and gives your child a solid academic foundation while providing a warm, nurturing environment where learning is fun and age appropriate.

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Our Mission:

Photo of Learning French Classes for Kids in the Chicago IL areaThe French School's mission is to empower children to learn the French language using an engaging, stimulating curriculum that provides a superior education, builds a solid foundation for future academic achievement, fosters intellectual curiosity, and instills an appreciation of French culture and awareness of our multicultural world in a nurturing, child-focused environment.

What We Offer:
- Learn French when it’s easiest and most natural
- Comprehensive curriculum
- Begins for children prior to age 3
- Native French-speaking teachers
- Half-day program, 5 days a week
- French continuing education for elementary school students
- Summer camp

Why Choose an Immersion Program?

The benefits of learning a second language at an early age are monumental. Below are just a few of the many reasons to learn a language:

- Sparks intellectual growth
- Enhances verbal and mathematical problem solving
- Stimulates creativity
- Augments understanding of one's language
- Facilitates learning additional languages
- Fosters international friendships
- Promotes cultural awareness and acceptance
- Expedites language requirements for school
- Increases career opportunities

Learning Languages at an Early Age:
Early childhood research has shown that the ability to learn languages is at its peak between birth and 6 years of age. Shortly after, the ability to learn a language quickly diminishes. This is largely due to neurological changes occurring during this critical period.

The brain of a young child has twice as many connections, called synapses, than an adult. If these synapses are not refined and strengthened, they disappear through a process called pruning and can never be reestablished. Therefore, a young child's mind figuratively "soaks up" information and can easily learn not only one, but several languages.

Teachers:

Our teachers are native French speakers participating in a teacher exchange program. Their academic preparation is very extensive as preschool/kindergarten teachers in France undergo rigorous schooling before obtaining the equivalent of a Bachelor's degree and finally attending graduate school for Early Childhood Education and specializing in teaching children from ages two through ten.

Our teachers nurture children into becoming life-long learners, instilling in them a love for reading and self-confidence while encouraging exploration and curiosity of their environment and our multi-cultural world. Additionally, they share their rich history, culture and language with them.

French Kindergarten / Pre-School Program: 

Our course consists of five general domains:
1. Socialization
2. Language (Spoken and Written)
3. Environment Discovery
4. Motor Skills
5. Creative Arts

These five domains are incorporated into thematic units, which explore a variety of stimulating topics consisting of age-appropriate, engaging activities.

Parent Involvement:


Cercle des Parents:
Through our parent association, Le Cercle des Parents (Circle of Parents), we invite all parents to come together and organize fun activities and events for the entire school. Parent are encouraged to participate and bring ideas.

Room Parents:
At the beginning of the school year, parents from all classes are encouraged to volunteer as a room parent. Room parents assist administration and teachers in coordinating special school celebrations and projects.

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Address: Green Bay Road, Winnetka, Illinois , USA
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2020-10-29 were from:

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Located in North Chicago near the Outer Harbor, Chez Kids Academy is the children’s education center of the Alliance Française de Chicago, specially designed for young children and teenagers ages 1-15. All classes are conducted in French by dedicated and experienced teachers willing to share their passion for French language and culture.

Embark with us for a journey into “Francophonie”. Our programs include classes for tots, youngsters, preschoolers, elementary school children and teenagers up to 15 years old. Each program is age appropriate offering academic objectives while entertaining children with games, activities, and cultural immersion.

We also provide Saturday afternoon workshops and clubs as well as summer camps. Awaken your children’s curiosity and imagination, develop their critical thinking, and offer them a chance to meet peers sharing the same interest. Chez Kids Academy proposes ciné-clubs, presenting different categories of movies, aged appropriate, in French with English subtitles, storytelling’s to feed your kids imagination, and family cooking classes, a delicious and creative way to expose them to French culture and language. Parents are welcome for these family events!
French Language Programs for Kids & Teenagers Ages 1-15:

- Moms, Pops and Tots Class for 1 - 2 year olds
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Reach Cambridge - Online Pre-University Courses / Private Tutoring for ages 13 to 23
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• Online pre-university / college prep courses with Reach Cambridge via Private Tuition through Zoom - for U.S., UK & international students of ages 13 to 24 years old

• Study your favourite academic subject through one of our intensive, one-to-one, personalised courses, and prepare for college or university from the comfort of your own home in Chicago, Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County, Will County, Kane County, across Illinois or nationwide.

• Based since 2005 in the historic city of Cambridge in England, Reach Cambridge has provided hundreds of U.S. high school students & young adults with the opportunity to prepare for their futures in a university environment in one of the top educational facilities in the world.

• The purpose of our intensive pre-university courses with highly-personalised lessons from an expert tutor in that field is to provide a taste of the academic standard likely to be at the college or university that best matches your interest, and to enable you to learn the basics in your preferred subject, and lay the foundation for your future degree studies.

• With over 15 years specialising in providing quality academic courses for high school students and young adults, we know that matching a student with the right tutor is essential for offering a truly transformative learning experience.

Contact us today about starting a course in your preferred subject, and to discuss a flexible study schedule around your time zone and plans for college or university.
Pre-University Academic Courses Online:
Short & Intensive Courses in 10, 20 or 40 hour bundles.

• Architecture
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• Business Management
• Computer Science
• Creative Writing
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• Journalism & Media
• English Language (ESOL)
• English Literature
• Law
• Mathematics
• Medicine & Life Sciences
• Physics
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• Philosophy or Psychology
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with Optional Enrichment Classes (Leadership Skills, Study Skills).

- Schedule a Free one-to-one Advice Session with our experienced advisers.
Language Classes Ad Opportunity here
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• Note to parents & guardians: Unfortunately, the language program provider that previously was listed here has closed their language training business. This listing is now void, and program inquiries cannot be processed.

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Other Language Ad Options:
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Intensive Spanish Program for Kids:

- We offer an in school program for regular curriculum or before/after school Spanish programs.

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Cervantes Kids, Chicago
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Instituto Cervantes is a non-profit organization created by the Spanish government, and is the largest organization in the world concerned with the teaching of Spanish. Cervantes Kids in Illinois is located in downtown Chicago and provide before, in and after school Spanish language programs for children of all levels from age 6-16. We offer 4 levels of instruction: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and High Advanced.

Cervantes Kids will help your child learn Spanish in rich and varied language programs complemented with an extensive library and fun cultural activities. Our highly qualified native teachers from Spain and Latin America hold advanced degrees in Spanish (Masters or Ph.D.) and are experienced professionals in child education.

Our internationally recognized curriculum will enhance your child’s ability to communicate in both Spanish and English. As well as our programs run from our state of the art downtown facility, we offer an in-school program where Cervantes Kids comes to your school and implements our world renowned program. We also offer an online program where kids can learn at their own pace.
Spanish Language lessons for kids including:
- Spanish In-School
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Programs for kids ages 6-16 at all levels:
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Arts University Bournemouth
Courses / Programs
• Study for 1, 2 or 3 semesters at the UK’s No. 1 arts university!

• Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) is a leading university specialising in arts, performance, design, and media education. Easily accessible less than 2 hours south of London by train, AUB provides study abroad BA (Hons) courses for US / international students & professionals who wish to spend time abroad in pursuit of careers in creative arts, graphic design, interior design, textiles, fashion, makeup, animation, visual communication, event management, architecture, dance, acting, film production, photography, & more.

• Our short study abroad courses are designed for students who want to spend time learning in the UK, developing their creative skills and perhaps gaining credits towards their university degree, but do not necessarily want to spend as much as 2-3 years studying in the UK.

• Students are fully integrated with our full-time BA (Hons) degree students, and these courses can be taken for 1 term, 2 terms, or 3 terms.

• If you can't find the exact course you want, we can design a course tailored to your individual needs. You can join several groups of students on a range of different courses and also receive one-to-one tuition.

• We also provide summer study abroad programs.

"The facilities that the Arts University Bournemouth has to offer are absolutely amazing. First off, the library was one of the most resourceful places I have come across in my entire stay there."
- Orlando, USA, Animation Production
1, 2 or 3 semesters on the following degree courses:

• Architecture
• Animation Production
• Acting
• Costume with Performance Design
• Creative Events Management
• Dance
• Fashion Studies
• Film Production
• Fine Art
• Graphic Design
• Illustration
• Interior Architecture & Design
• MakeUp for Media & Performance
• Modelmaking
• Photography
• Textiles
• Visual Communication
• Visual Effects Design & Production

Further Courses:
• Portfolio Preparation Art, Design & Media (2 terms)

• Preparation for Masters (1 or 2 terms)