French classes for teens

For older children and teens, vocabulary, verbs and expressions are at the core of the program and presented through themes such as The House, Transportation, Health and Body parts, the Weather and the Calendar, Clothing, Food and Stores, Destinations, etc.

Some French books are being read and a variety of worksheets are also done in class. I observe traditions and point out cultural differences and similarities.

For teenagers and/or students who are already learning French at school and need some help, I reinforce what they are learning by following their program of studies as well as enhancing it with additional detailed information, vocabulary and cultural material. I find critical the need to use what has been learned by teaching how to build sentences and by conversing.

I believe strongly in speaking a language versus filling out blanks in a worksheet!

I tutor high-school students in the Naperville district 203 and 204 by following their textbook such as “Bon Voyage” or “Discovering French”. I explain in details all the grammatical points and help them use the vocabulary in conversation. I review the curriculum yearly with a French high school teacher in Naperville IL and work closely with the gifted students of the French school Avery Coonley in Downers Grove, Il.

I help students in high school or college to prepare for their French exams or Finals by spending time going over the critical points and leading them to excellent grades.

Some of my students attend the following schools below and improve their French language skills by using my tutoring services in addition to their normal French classes.

How long are the classes?

Classes for adolescents are one hour long.

How often are the classes?

Classes are every week, typically once per week (twice for students who need extra help).

Do you have a curriculum if my child starts French outside of school?

I do offer my own curriculum based on the adult one, starting with the basics then adding grammar, vocabulary as it would be done in school.

Which books do you use to teach?

I have written and built my French method with resources from different books, the student does not need to buy any books, grammar lessons will be given in class.

Which level do you tutor?

I tutor from French I to AP French and beyond (university level).

Which schools do you work with?

I have had students from many middle schools or high-schools in Naperville district 203 and 204 as well as from all Chicago suburbs. I also teach those enrolled in Avery Coonley, Benet, Laboratory schools, St Ignatius, Latin and more.

How long are the classes?

Classes for adolescents are one hour long.

How often are the classes?

Classes are every week, typically once per week (twice for some students).

Do you have a curriculum if my child starts French outside of school or do you only offer tutoring?

I do offer my own curriculum based on the adult one, starting with the basics then adding
grammar, vocabulary as it would be done in school.

Which level do you tutor?

I tutor from French I to AP French and beyond (university level).

Which schools do you work with?

I have had students from many middle schools or high-schools in Naperville district 203 and 204 as well as from all Chicago suburbs. I also teach those enrolled in Avery Coonley, Benet,
Laboratory schools, St Ignatius, Latin and more.

Which books do you use to teach?

I have written and built my French method with resources from different books, the student does not need to buy any books, grammar lessons will be given in class.

What our students are saying?

Kathlyn Solomon

Une expérience vraiment inroyable.
This review is long overdue, but I am a past student at Naperfrench, and I received marvelous tutoring there. I studied with Anne for about a year and a half, and even in such a short time, her guidance was incredible. She was very dedicated to finding ways that helped me best learn and was very patient, but also ready to challenge me and pick at my brain in ways that benefited my growth in the language. Naperfrench is very collaborative and adjusts to the individual student’s needs and speed of progression. Although I only spent a little over a year studying with Naperfrench, I was able to use what I learned during imperative moments as a healthcare worker when dealing with patients who are native French speakers, when an interpreter was not readily available. Even though I have a very long way to go in my studies of the French language, I have gotten a great start in learning with Naperfrench and highly highly recommend this tutor to anyone who wants to learn the beautiful language.
Merci beaucoup pour tout!

Suryaa Gupta

Anne is absolutely wonderful and the best French teacher I’ve ever had. I have been learning français with Anne for the past 8 years, starting at the age of ten. Her teaching style makes learning a language a lot of fun, from playing games to having stimulating conversations (all in french of course), there is never a dull moment with Anne. She is always praising her students for their effort and encouraging them to find ways to use French outside of class by watching French films or listening to French music. She tailors her teaching to each students’ needs, customizing class to ensure success for every student. I can now say that, with her help, I am fluent in French, even being able to converse with native French speakers during our trip to Paris. Anne cares deeply about each of her students and I can’t thank her enough for having a significant impact in my life. Merci, Anne, pour tous!!

Theresa Rogers

I have been studying French With Anne for 6 months now and I absolutely love it! She is so kind, and even when I am so frustrated with myself for getting the pronunciation wrong, she calms me down and just helps me through it. She always has something up her sleeve to throw at me that gets me to understand a little easier. When you are my age, (over 60) it sometimes takes a little longer to soak in, so I am grateful for her never-ending patience. I always look forward to my next class. Thanks Anne for making this learning experience so much fun!!

Lauren Voegele

years and I have continued to return because I have so much fun with Anne! She makes French fun and interactive and gets to know each student individually. My French has progressed from knowing nothing to being able to earn a Seal of Biliteracy in French. I highly recommend!

Nola McCollian

My husband saw Anne at Naper French for three semesters of college French. He needed the French to get his Bachelor’s degree. She brought him from a D to a B+. I was totally impressed. To quote my husband, ” I could not have done it without her.” I know she tutors all levels of French, including kids as well as adults. She also tutored him during summer so he didn’t fall behind. Highly recommend if you need a French tutor.

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