Summer French courses for children

For beginners - age : 6-11 y.o

French courses for beginner children Cannes French Riviera


French summer classes and school for children in France


French courses for children during your holiday on the French Riviera

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 with our School, French Summer Classes on the French Riviera, in Cannes.

Discover also our classes for non-beginner children

Children course :
Histoire mimée : Martine & Pierrot

Children course :
Construction de phrases


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.

Class activities are adapted to ages and abilities. Our study programme is progressive, varied and consists of :

  • Academic sessions : vocabulary, grammar, sentence construction, reading, writing, storytelling, poems and more.
  • Playful sessions : 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 !

This interactive and communicative approach is supported by professionally designed materials including flashcards, board games, CDs, songbooks and activity sheets, etc.

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



1:1 Lessons

We offer one-to-one lessons, where students can benefit from private tutoring. In this course, 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 6 students. More info



Ages : 6 – 11 y.o. Students are taught according to ages and abilities.

Levels : Beginner to A2 (information on levels)

Courses dates From Monday 15th of June to Friday 7th of August, 2020.


1 to 8 weeks
Courses schedule
  • Morning courses – 20 lessons/week : from 9 am to 12.30 pm
  • Intensive courses – 30 lessons/week : from 1.30 pm to 3 pm
  • Afternoon courses – 10 lessons/week : from 1.30 to 3 pm

For children : snacks are provided at the break time, at 10.30 am.

Number of students per class
Maximum 10.
First day

Children have an informal testing session allowing us to place students in an appropriate group. During this welcoming morning, students meet each other, enjoy welcome drinks and croissants.

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.).

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


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


French Summer Classes is a summer program provided by Passeport pour les langues®. Our aim is to provide individuals, families and groups with quality French language holiday program s that are fun, educational, intellectually challenging and culturally rewarding. All the language programs offered in this website are carried out to provide an excellent and enjoyable educational experience. Learn French on the French Riviera with our French summer immersion courses.

French Summer School registration