Unlock a world of culture, art and opportunity for your kid with our French lessons for kids. The fifth most widely spoken language on the planet, French is spoken on all five continents across the globe. It is the language of the arts, fashion and gastronomy, and opens doors in the higher education and international job markets.
We offer four French for kids programs, based on the age of participants, and tailored to their developmental stages with age-appropriate lessons, activities and materials.
A boost for the brain
Research has found that children who learn a second language may be more creative, better at problem-solving, faster learners, and find it easier to connect with different cultures.
Children also find it much easier than adults to learn a second (or third) language because their brain's language center is still developing.
Choose your French course
In-person French classes
Perfect for social kids and teens, our in-person courses are suitable for children four years and older. Taught by Berlitz-certified native-level language instructors, the courses feature fun, stimulating age-appropriate content, topics and activities. These private in-person French classes are held at our Berlitz language centers.
Online French classes
Fun, educational and stimulating, our online lessons are available for children. Led by Berlitz-certified native-level language instructors, the courses teach through experiential learning and motivating challenges.
Our online courses are perfect for busy kids and teens who need to fit language around their lives.
Our French for kids program includes:
- Learning based on our proven Berlitz Method
- Highly trained instructors specialized in working with kids and teens
- Interaction and communication skills development
- Age-appropriate activities and materials
- Group and private classes
Learn French for kids and teens
Discover – French lessons for children aged four – seven years
Discover is an in-person language program for your little ones. Here your child will explore the world through the French language with hands-on, age appropriate games and exercises.
Explore – French lessons for kids aged eight to 11 years
Explore is available online and in-person. Through the course your child will explore the French culture and language with fun and stimulating content and conversation.
Achieve – French lessons for teens aged 12 – 15 years
Achieve is available online and in-person and will ground your teen with useful, real-world language skills and a better understanding of the nuances of French culture.
Lead – French lessons for teens aged 16+
Lead is available online and in-person. The program will develop your teenagers’ leadership skills and cultural awareness through the French language and in-depth cultural understanding.
Find out more
Contact us today with your questions. We can work together to find the course that’s right for you – with no obligation on your part. Fill in the form and your Berlitz team will contact you shortly.
Questions you might wonder about our French courses for kids & teens
Absolutely! We offer online French courses from the age of 9. If your child is too young to join our online courses, we offer face-to-face courses in our language schools in Switzerland for kids from 4.
Yes, we adapt the content of our courses, the material used and the objectives according to the age of the participants.
Generally speaking, learning a new language has a positive impact on the brain of children. The French language is particularly useful in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, but also for tourism and business.