French Tutoring

Individual Online French Tutoring

Sessions are 1-on-1 online with a knowledgeable and friendly French tutor to help develop your child’s French reading, writing, speaking, and overall enrichment. Plans are made individually to suit the needs of your students.

25 Minute Assessment – FREE
1 Drop-In Lesson – $65 ($65/hour)
5 Lessons – $275 ($55/hour)
10 Lessons – $530 ($53/hour)
20 Lessons – $1000 ($50/hour)

All Ages


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Group Online French Tutoring

Developed to address the gaps in learning, consistency, routine, and French language support that students have faced since 2020, our French Learning Circle is a group membership program consisting of daily, half hour online classes focusing on French reading and conversation practice. Using a drop-in format, students can attend all classes or pick and choose the ones most needed.

Monday to Friday,
Half an hour Sessions – $168/month

Group 1: 5-5:30 PM
Group 2: 5:30-6 PM

Grades 3-4


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DELF Group Online French Classes

Since 2009, we have prepared students through individual tutoring for their DELF exams. Starting with levels A.1.1 and A1, we are carrying this offering over into a group format by offering a 6-week class to prepare students for their DELF junior diploma.

April 16 – May 23, 2024 – $425

Level A1.1:
Tuesdays 6 – 7 PM EST
Thursdays 6 – 7 PM EST
Level A.1:
Tuesdays 7 – 8 PM EST
Thursdays 7 – 8 PM EST

Grades 2-8*


*Subject to assessment to ensure appropriate level for student

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Online French Reading Club

Does your young one love reading? Come join our French online reading club where we come together to discuss what we’ve each been reading, learn about books we may never have read from our fellow club members, and share in guided discussions moderated by one of our teachers. Book clubs aren’t just for adults, they’re for everyone!

Cost

2 Sessions ($50)

Grades 3+

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Our Online French Reading Club runs even two weeks on Saturdays from 11 AM-12 PM (EST/EDT).

In-Person FI Prep Class

Are you and your little one ready for them to start learning French but haven’t fully started school yet? Welcome to our French Immersion Preparation Class! Our class is catered towards 3-5 year olds and their needs – combining structured classes and organic learning. We use focused hands-on activities, songs, games, crafts, and shared experiences to help your little ones feel that French is a natural part of their everyday life.

Program Pricing

1 Day per week ($54/class)
2 Days per Week ($46/class)

Start Date: September 17 2024

Ages 3-5

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Our FI Prep Class runs Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 AM-1 PM (EST/EDT), excluding holidays and PA days.

Adult Class

Are you looking to further your French abilities? Do you have children in French Immersion? – We offer adult beginner and intermediate classes!

Cost

20-hour program ($450)

18+

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Contact us with your group and we will work out a schedule that works for you!

Online French Winter Reading Camp

Each day will be focused on practicing and improving our French reading and speaking skills through exploring different texts, comprehension questions, and discussions. 

January 2-5, 2024 – $88

Eastern Standard Time:  
1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Newfoundland Standard Time: 
2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Atlantic Standard Time:
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Central Standard Time:
12:00 PM-1:30 PM
Mountain Standard Time:
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Pacific Standard Time:
10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Grades 3-8

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Individual or Group Fun For Dedicated Learners

Vocabulary Development

Understanding Verb Conjugations & Tenses

Improving Writing Skills

Aural Comprehension

Promoting Speaking Practice

Having Fun Building Confidence In French

What Our Families Are Saying

My daughter has been attending classes for around 2 years now. Atmosphere is great. my daughter loves going there and it helps her a lot as she is in French school and I don’t speak any French. I would recommend the school to everybody who wants to learn French.

Agniezka T.

Parent (Hamilton)

My daughter has been taking French classes and French tutoring for over two years, and it has been a wonderful experience. The teachers are kind and highly skilled, and the small-class size and personalized attention make for a great learning atmosphere.

Meredith R.

Parent (Hamilton)

My daughter finds the classes enjoyable and is learning new things.She is trying to speak more in French,which tells me that she is becoming more confident in her abilities to express herself.

Bose A.

Parent (Waterloo)

I enjoy the reinforcement of skills, the grammar concepts he is learning, the authentic listening opportunities, and the small group format. Most of all, my son enjoys the classes and there is never an issue with getting him to attend, despite a busy schedule.

Angela L.

Parent (Waterloo)

E loves to share what she has learned and her accomplishments from these classes.

Karen T.

Parent (Waterloo)

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Frequently Asked Questions

What level of French do students usually have?

The majority of our students come from a French immersion background, followed by core, private and then homeschool. Students are broken into 3 age categories: 5-6, 7-9 and 10-13. In our youngest age group of ages 5-6, many children have not yet started French immersion or are still considering it while some have had 1 year of experience. In our older age groups, there are mostly French immersion students. However, we do often have enthusiastic core, private and homeschool students and this is awesome too!

Do you speak French 100% of the time?

No, we do not speak French 100% of the time. At Les Petites Pommes, whether it is during our in-person or online programming, we have chosen to use a bilingual approach to language learning. This means that while we will speak French the majority of the time (and our teachers are fluent in both French and English), we will use English to support the teaching of new concepts and not penalize children for not being able to communicate 100% in French. We find that this creates an inclusive, accessible and supportive environment for language learning as students are not constantly called out for being at different levels of their development and language learning journey. We can quickly identify student levels and if we notice that they are not communicating in French to their potential, we will encourage and motivate them positively to try again en français.

How do you manage multiple skill levels?

Our bilingual approach is one of the key ways we manage and address multiple levels in one classroom in terms of ensuring understanding, participation and a positive learning experience for our campers. Another way we manage this is by specifically creating activities that have different tiers and paths towards completion. For example, a writing activity which may ask about what a child’s favourite part of the day was maybe completed with a single sentence, varying lengths of a paragraph, or simply a picture, depending on age and ability. This allows students to work at their own levels and not compare themselves to each other. When students are not constrained by expectations or fearful that their work is not good enough, they simply start to take joy and pride in their accomplishments and improvement naturally occurs. This is the opportunity that summer camp provides us and what makes our program a place for students to flourish so that they keep coming back every year. You would be surprised how often we hear, “At first my child didn’t want to go to French camp, but now it is their favourite camp!”

Can my child attend as an absolute beginner in French?

Yes! Many of our students  have not started French immersion yet. It is our honour to be your child’s first experience with hearing and learning French and our main goal is to leave them feeling excited, confident and motivated to start at school.

If my child is very shy, how will you support them?

We have had many shy children attend our camps over the years and this is no different in our online programs. Concerning online, if a child is nervous, we usually recommend them participating with their camera off at first as they get used to new people and comfortable with us. We still include them in conversations and we wait until they want to participate by choice. This is just one scenario, as we are happy to work with families and come up with different solutions together.

Location & Times

French online tutoring at Les Petites Pommes is for students dedicated to total French mastery from the comfort your own home at a time convenient for you. We understand that some work better in group settings while others benefit from more personalized, one-on-one guidance in order to excel.

All of our French tutoring is currently online using Zoom.

Ready to succeed in French?