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SCHOOL PRESENTATION

PAFEA is a non-profit organization committed to providing high-quality, affordable French language educational programs to supplement the public school system curriculum, twice a week.

 The PAFEA after-school program supplements the public school system curriculum with French language arts classes.

CNED-based Classes: The PAFEA program follows the CNED (Centre National d’Enseignement à Distance) curriculum. This is the French National Education program for francophone students enrolled in the public schools. This curriculum is provided by the French Ministry of National Education and is designed to ensure that children learn French language arts at the same pace as their counterparts in France. 

THE CLASSES

4 hours a week after school classes :

All PAFEA classes are taught by native French language instructors, CNED specialist. Classes are from Kindergarten to 12th grades.

Total of four hours per week (130 hours of class time per year).

Classes are not held on national holidays, staff development days or during PAUSD school district closures. 

Kindergarten 

  • Understanding the language in depth
  • Construction of sentences
  • Explore the world

First Grade

  • Reading
  • Vocabulary
  • Expressing yourself correctly
  • Grammar

Second and Third Grade

  • Reinforce writing and speaking skills
  • Read out loud fluidly
  • Find explicit information in a text
  • Copied a text without mistake
  • Writing skills
  • Grammar skills

Fourth and Fifth Grade

  • Reinforce writing and speaking skills
  • Read out loud fluidly
  • Find explicit information in a text
  • Copied a text without mistake
  • Writing skills

Six Grade and up

The CNED is designed to ensure that children learn French language arts at the same pace as their counterparts in France

For who?

Our program is for children that already understand French for the Kindergarten level or have been exposed to the language at home, bilingual schools or coming from francophone countries. We do offer placement test at the end and beginning of the year. 

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