Preschool Activities, Saturday Classes,
and more!
Chez Kids Academy ! Mais oui !

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Photo credit Larissa Rolley

Welcome to our children’s education center
where classes are conducted in French by dedicated
and experienced teachers.

Learn French because…

French is one of the most popular and widely spoken languages in the world, and we are the best place to immerse your child in an enjoyable, rich and varied French language and cultural program.

Weekdays Preschool Program

preschool

We accept registrations throughout the year!

Our preschool program will prepare your child for the start of their scholastic journey with the added benefit of French Immersion. We cover developmental learning processes to prepare your child for kindergarten in the best possible way.

More information and registration details for the school year 2017-18 will be available on our website soon!

If you have any question please call us (312) 337-1070, or email Philippe Schaller: pschaller@af-chicago.org.

For more information, click here.

Preschool Program activities plus benefits of a foreign language head start!

  • For children 3 to 5 years old.
  • 2, 3 or 5 days a week, morning or afternoon.
  • Classes are 2h30 long : from 9:30a.m. to 12p.m., or from 1:30p.m. to 4:00p.m.
  • All levels of French welcome! Classes are conducted in French, with assistance in English, only when necessary.
  • Not more than 10 children per class.
  • $50 youth membership required.

Information for 2016–2017

Whole year
DescriptionPrice
2016-2017 school year, 5 days a week$5,960
2016-2017 school year, Monday/Wednesday/Friday$4,215
2016-2017 school year, Tuesday/Thursday$2,865
Fall Session
DescriptionPrice
5 days a week$2,515
Monday/Wednesday/Friday$1,925
Tuesday/Thursday$1,315
Winter Session
DescriptionPrice
5 days a week$2,370
Monday/Wednesday/Friday$1,835
Tuesday/Thursday$1,225
Spring Session
DescriptionPrice
5 days a week$1,605
Monday/Wednesday/Friday$1,225
Tuesday/Thursday$850

Calendrier 2016/2017

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This calendar is subject to change depending on the evolution of the CPS Calendar. cps.edu/Pages/DistrictCalendar.aspx

For more information, and pre-registration, call us at: (312) 337-1070, or email Philippe Schaller: pschaller@af-chicago.org.

After School Children’s Program

Make Friends, have fun, speak French! All levels, all ages.

We accept registrations throughout the year!

For children ages 1 to 15 we offer a series of Saturday classes expertly tailored to provide the best possible French instruction based on a child's development.

No need to be fluent! The classes are arranged by age and French level, providing an excellent environment to make friends and learn a new language.

Saturdays are a good time to have fun, make new friends, and learn French!

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Ages 1-2: Moms Pops and Tots!

This immersion program is a wonderful opportunity to enter the French discovery zone with mom and/or dad!

  • Children will learn French through motor games, songs, dances, story-telling, and do-it-yourself activities.
  • Awakening of senses and intellects.
  • Maximum 10 per class
  • A light snack will be shared by parents and children.
TimeThis sessionTeacherPrices
Sat. 9:00-9:30 a.m.April 22 – June 17Evelyne$90 members / $120 non-membersKT
Wed. 4:25-5:10 p.m. April 19 – June 7Pauline$112 members / $150 non-membersKT2

Next sessions:

  • September 16 – November 4

For more information and registration, please call us at (312) 337-1070.

French for Youngsters

Ages 3-4: French For Youngsters !

This immersion program is a wonderful opportunity to enter the French discovery zone!

  • Children will learn French through motor games, songs, dances, story-telling, and do-it-yourself activities.
  • Awakening of senses and intellects.
  • Maximum 10 per class.
  • A light snack will be prepared and served by teachers and their pupils.
TimeThis sessionTeacherPrices
Sat. 9:40-10:40 a.m.April 22 – June 15Evelyne$185 members /
$220 non-members
KY

Next sessions:

  • September 16 – November 4

For more information, placement and registration, please call us at (312) 337-1070.

Speak French with Tatou le matou

Age 5 : Speak French with Tatou le matou !

Tatou le matou

In this program, your child will:

  • Discover the world of French language and learn the basic communication skills in French.
  • Sing, create and speak with Tatou le Matou, the French speaking cat!
  • Make new friends!
  • Maximum 10 per class.
  • The workbook will be used during the whole year.
  • A light snack will be prepared and served by teachers and their pupils.
TimeThis sessionTeacherPrices
Sat. 10:50-12:25 a.m.April 22 – June 17Evelyne$270 members / $300 non-members + Workbook Tatou le Matou ($20)KA1

Next sessions:

  • September 16 – November 4

For more information and registration, please call us at (312) 337-1070.

Ludo new

Age 6 : Let’s speak French with Ludo et ses amis!

Let’s speak French with Ludo et ses amis!

Following Ludo and his Friends in their adventures, your child will:

  • Develop their abilities to understand and speak French.
  • Enjoy songs, games and stories.
  • Create, cook and eat with their new friends.
  • Open their mind to a new language and culture.
  • Maximum 10 per class.
  • The workbook will be used during the whole year.
  • A light snack will be prepared and served by teachers and their pupils.
TimeThis sessionLevelTeacherPrices
Sat. 9:00–10:35 April 15 – June 10 A1.1 Isabelle $270 members / $300 non-members + Book & Workbook Ludo 1 ($45)KA2

Next sessions:

  • September 16 – November 4

For more information and registration, please call us at (312) 337-1070.

Ludo new

Age 7-9 : Let’s speak French with Ludo et ses amis 2 & 3!

Students will learn French with topics adapted to their age and with an emphasis on oral expression.

New students will be placed in the class fitting their level.

TimeThis sessionBookLevelTeacherPrices
Sat. 9:00–10:35 a.m.April 15 – June 10Ludo et ses amis 2A1.2Laura $270 members / $300 non-members + Book & Workbook Ludo 2 ($45)KB1
Sat. 9:00–10:35 a.m.April 22 – June 17Ludo et ses amis 3A1+Pauline$270 members / $300 non-members + Book & Workbook Ludo 3 ($45)KB2

Next sessions:

  • September 16 – November 4

For more information and registration, please call us at (312) 337-1070.

Decibel new

Age 10+ : Let’s speak French with Decibel 1, 2 & 3!

Students will learn French with topics adapted to their age and with an emphasis on oral expression.

New students will be placed in the class fitting their level.

TimeThis sessionBookLevelTeacherPrices
Sat. 12:45 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.April 22 – June 17Decibel 1 part 1A1Pauline$270 members / $300 non-members + Book & Workbook Decibel 1 ($50)KC1
Sat. 10:50 a.m. to 12:25 p.m.April 15 – June 10Decibel 1 part 2A1Laura$270 members / $300 non-members + Book & Workbook Decibel 1 ($50)KC2
Sat. 12:45 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.April 22 – June 17Decibel 3 part 1A2Evelyne$270 members / $300 non-members + Book & Workbook Decibel 3 ($50)KC5

Next sessions:

  • September 16 – November 4

For more information and registration, please call us at (312) 337-1070.

Kids Theater new

Ages 7-9 and 10-12: Theater with Renée-Claude!

Play and perform en français!
A great way to build up vocabulary and confidence.
There will be a performance at the end of the session!

Age group Time This session Teacher Prices Class code
7-9 y.o. Mon.
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
April 17 - June 12 Renée-Claude $200 members / $245 non-members T1 Register
here
10-12 y.o. Thu.
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
April 20 – June 8 Renée-Claude $200 members / $245 non-members T2 Register
here

Next sessions:

  • September 16 – November 4