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Children’s French Classes

Did you know that learning a second language young actually improves reading abilities and general literacy in the first language.  Help your kids with our FAC Kids French Classes.  Our instructors strive to create a fun learning environment for your kids.  Please see below for current classes being offered.

Children’s Beginner French


Children’s Beginner French (for 6 to 11 years of age) Learn French through a variety of fun activities and games. No knowledge of French required.​


Teacher: Cecilia Creamer


Class Time: 4:15-5:15 PM


Dates: Tuesdays, April 2 – June 4, 2024 (10 weeks).


​Please purchase the following book prior to start of class:  Purchase Book​


Online via Zoom. The teacher will send the online code prior to the start of class.

Summer Programs

Camp Coccinelle (Ladybug)

Derry, NH


Grab your passport and travel to beautiful France!


Camp Coccinelle is led by two local teachers,Madame JoAnn and Madame Eleanor, and they are excited to embark on this adventure with you. At Camp Coccinelle you will learn the French language, try delicious French cuisine, navigate cultural exploration, and arts and crafts galore!


Registration is $150.00 for Derry Residents and $170.00 for non-residents.


Registration is open until full or by July 1st.

For information, email

or call 603-432-6136

July 29th -  August 2nd, 2024

Time: from 9:00 am – Noon

Price : $285.00

This summer, the FAC is excited to partner with NH German Language School to offer a fun and interactive way for kids to learn 2 languages!


What Will I Learn?

Get ready for a week of fun, games, and cultural discovery at our French and German Language Immersion Camp: Olympic Edition! Designed for students ages 7-14 (grades 1-8), this exciting camp requires no prior language experience and promises an unforgettable adventure inspired by the upcoming Olympics in Paris.

Run in collaboration with the Alliance Française in Manchester, each day, campers will dive into the worlds of French and German through a variety of engaging activities. From interactive language lessons and sports to music and games, our immersion approach will make learning fun and effective.

Participants will:

  • Learn basic French and German vocabulary and phrases.

  • Engage in sports and games modeled after Olympic events, promoting teamwork and physical activity.

  • Enjoy musical activities that introduce cultural songs and rhythms.

  • Participate in hands-on projects and creative play that reinforce language skills in a natural, enjoyable way.

With a focus on active participation and cultural appreciation, this camp is perfect for learners eager to explore new languages and cultures. Join us for a week of Olympic-themed excitement and immersion, where every activity is a step towards linguistic and cultural discovery.

Don’t miss this chance to give your child a global experience close to home, fostering a love for languages and the spirit of the Olympics!

Prior Knowledge

Camp requires no prior language experience

What a great time!



From August 14th to the 18th, 2023, with our friends at the SNHU Center for New Americans, the FAC enjoyed a great week at Camp Bienvenue 2023!

What is Camp Bienvenue?  It’s a kids camp for French speaking immigrant children, the goal of which is to introduce them to their new “neighborhood” – Southern New Hampshire!

Through various excursions, visits and hands-on activities, the campers had the opportunity to get a taste of the richness that New Hampshire has to offer.


Big thanks to Queen City Rotary for their support

For information about the camp, or to support this activity, please email

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Story Time With Madame

In 2020, the FAC was very lucky to partner with retired French teacher and children’s book author Madame Janis Hennessey.

Madame read her Max & Colby and Why did book series with us to create Storytime with Madame on the FAC's YouTube Channel.

  • Looking for a fun way to teach French to your children or students (ages 3 to 8)? Maybe learn at the same time?

  • Are you an elementary teacher or daycare provider? Enjoy these to share with your class!


Check out the 8 links below.


Storytime with Madame, episode 1

Storytime with Madame, episode 2

Storytime with Madame, episode 3

Storytime with Madame, episode 4

Storytime with Madame, episode 5

Storytime with Madame, episode 6

Storytime with Madame, episode 7

Storytime with Madame, episode 8

For these and other books written by Madame, check out her website.

Special thanks to Rusty for joining us during Storytime!

Coloring Pages

Madame always loves seeing what her friends have done!

Feel free to send them to We will make sure Madame receives them!






Additional Classes

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