Summer French courses for beginner children

French courses for beginner children in Cannes on the French Riviera – Age between 6 and 11 years old

French programme for beginner children in France

Our Summer French courses for beginner children between six and eleven years old are specially designed to introduce French language in a lively, playful and stimulating manner while spending pleasant language holidays on the French Riviera with their parents. Your child will acquire basic language skills, develop his/her potential, confidence and enthusiasm for French at an age when language learning is easier. Children have fun, make new friends, learn French and get a head-start on the school year. 

Course description

Class activities are adapted to ages and abilities. These are morning courses from 9am to 12:30pm.
Our study programme is progressive, varied and consists of:


Children are placed in groups of maximum 10 students. Small class size ensures that each child receives maximum individual attention.


French is introduced through various engaging, playful and active learning activities.


Vocabulary, grammar, sentence construction, reading, writing, storytelling, poems, board games, songbooks, activity sheets, etc.


Role-plays, mimes and TPR*, songs, drama, linguistic board games, popular and lively games, crafts, team project and more.

Total Physical Response* pairs vocabulary and physical movements/gestures. This method helps memorizing new words and building sentences. Children love being on the move and love this method!


Joyful group of children learning French in Cannes

Optional afternoon lessons

1:1 Lessons
We offer one-to-one lessons, where students can benefit from private tutoring. During these courses, we focus on your child’s individual requirements, which can include exam preparation, conversation or any area of the language. More info

Intensive French courses
Our intensive French classes are small group designed to help students develop their written and spoken communicative skills. Students will receive 10 hours of intensive courses each week with a class size of maximum of 6 students. More info

Practical Information


Ages : 6 – 11 y.o. Students are taught according to ages and abilities.
Levels : Beginner to A2 (information on levels)

Courses dates

From Monday 10th of June to Friday 26th of July, 2024.


1 to 7 weeks

Courses Schedule

  • Morning courses – 20 lessons/week : from 9 am to 12.15 pm
  • Intensive courses – 30 lessons/week : from 1.15 pm to 2.45 pm
  • Afternoon courses – 10 lessons/week : from 1.15 pm to 2.45 pm

Number of students / class

Maximum of 10

Study material

Teachers provide students with learning material. The student must provide a notebook and a pen.

Each Friday, parents are invited to a performance presented by children and their teachers.

First day & last day during French courses for beginner children

First day:
Children have an informal testing session allowing us to place students in an appropriate group.

Last day:
Children will receive a certificate, attesting their participation in the French summer courses, the number of hours and your level. Children and teenagers have a performance (songs, drama, poetry, dialogue, etc.).

Each Friday, parents are invited to a performance showcased by children and their teacher.

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What did our students say about our French summer courses?

“My friends at school all said how unlucky I was to be going on the French summer school, but in the end, I really enjoyed it. I really enjoyed the morning French classes and fun sailing lessons in the afternoon. I met wonderful friends and can’t wait to come back next year ! 
– Malgorzata, 9 y.o, From Warsaw, Poland, French course for beginner children

“It is my third summer at French Summer Classes in Cannes la Bocca. I enjoy studying there because my teacher, Manel, is really nice and fun : I learn new words, fun songs, play games in French and meet new friends. Ever since I’ve started attending this summer school, I’ve been learning a lot about the beautiful language of France and its culture. I’m glad I can travel there in the summer and see how things work outside of the U.S.A”
– Nathalie, 11 y.o from San Francisco, U.S.A, French course for beginner children

“My girls (age 7 & 9) loved the school. They made so many friends right away and wanted to stay another week. The school did an excellent job of providing lots of after school opportunities as well as accommodating any other requests (babysitting). Depending on next summers schedule, we are going to try to make this an annual trip.”
– Cristine from Chevy Chase, MD, USA, French course for children

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