Bilingualism is the best investment you can make for your children in the 21st century! EFBA offers your family 3 interconnected programs to help you achieve your dream of raising future world citizens.
The EFBA French school is made up of after-school French classes, immersion summer camps and cultural outings. These EFBA programs are different in nature but share the same goal: to expose children to the French language and motivate them to learn through play-based methods adapted to their level.
The first program is made up of academic classes, using methods that differ from traditional instruction. The philosophy of these French classes is simple: if a child finds fun and motivation in our lessons, it is easy to teach him or her grammar, spelling and syntax without running into rejection. To facilitate regular attendance, we hold classes in many cities of the Bay Area. These classes take place in places associated with learning, preferably public schools, so that learning the minority or foreign language has the same value as learning subjects such as English or math. All of our partner schools allow children from other schools to participate in our programs; they do not have to be students at the school.
Our summer camp program and our cultural outings use play-based immersion learning. The curricula and activities offered are adapted to different levels of French skills. All of our camp counselors and activity leaders are trained to motivate and interest children, regardless of their level of French comprehension. Thanks to our programs, learning French in the San Francisco Bay Area is fun and easy. Children don’t even realize they’re learning French!