French as a foreign language

In addition to its school for French-speaking children, La Marelle offers Saturday classes for English-speaking students. All sessions are taught by native French-speaking teachers.

Classes for Children

La Marelle offers 1- and 3-hour lessons for children of pre-school, primary and secondary school ages. They are a good preparation or complement to French lessons in secondary school and give children confidence in learning a second language.

We teach French through games, songs, stories and crafts while encouraging the children's natural desire for communication with an emphasis on fun. At this age children are ready to reproduce the sounds and accent of the foreign language, which will provide them with good sound linguistic skills.

Please fill in our registration form if you would like your children to learn French, specifying their ages and existing knowledge of French.

 

Classes

Time

Age group

Teacher

Snails 1

Snails 1

9:30-10:30 (1 hour)

3-5 years

Julie

Escargots 1

9:30-12:30 (3 hours)

Snails 2

Snails 2

9:30-10:30 (1 hour)

5-7 years

Alexiade

Escargots 2

9:30-12:30 (3 hours)

Frog

Frogs

9:30-10:30 (1 hour)

7-9 years

Aline

Grenouilles

9:30-12:30 (3 hours)

Beetles

Beetles

9:30-10:30 (1 hour)

9-11 years

Dzoulia

Scarabées

9:30-12:30 (3 hours)

Classes for GCSE students

La Marelle provides classes to help young people prepare their French GCSE exams. The grammar and themes covered in the exam are studied in depth and students are helped individually by a teaching assistant to improve their oral skills. Students are tested three times during the year. If required, the exam can also be taken early in an independent examination centre.

Private lessons

Some of our teachers also provide private tuition for children and conversation classes for adults; please contact us if you are interested