FAQ

How do I chose between Fun avec French Club and Fun avec Vocab?

  • Both programs are excellent programs and develop different skills. Here are some questions to help you decide:
    • Do you want to focus on oral conversation? Then Fun avec French Club is the place to practice that skill.
    • Do you want to focus on vocabulary building, including limited reading and writing? Then Fun avec Vocab is the place to practice those skills.
    • Is there no specific skill you want to focus on? Then the Fun avec French Club is the one to choose as it offers a longer period of practice time, and in our opinion, a higher level of fun for your child.

How will my child benefit from attending one of your programs?

  • As every child is unique, the benefits they receive can vary. Here are some of the things parents have told us about their children’s participation in our programs:
    • "…received a better grade in French and marks in other courses that were taught in French also improved."
    • "…is more confident in her spoken French and French comprehension."
    • "Got excited about learning French; developed a great enthusiasm for learning the French language."
    • Students have improved:
      • classroom participation
      • handwriting
      • vocabulary
      • listening skills
      • social skills
    • For more, check out our Testimonials page.

What type of French is used in the Classroom?

  • Facilitators, who may have varying accents, use Canadian French in the classroom.
  • French is the primary language spoken in the classroom. Occasionally, English will be used for students who are not grasping French instructions.
  • Facilitators will remind students who are speaking English amongst themselves to speak in French.

Who is working with students in the classroom program/camp?

  • We have an interview and testing process in place in order to select Facilitators who will be able to provide a fun and supportive learning environment for your child.
  • Our Facilitators:
    • Are fluent in French
    • Love working with kids
    • Receive regular Fun avec French training
    • Have undergone a Vulnerable Sector Search with local police

How will I know if a class is cancelled?

  • Programs will run as long as the facility in which they are provided is open.
  • If a class is cancelled for any reason whatsoever, our staff will do everything in its power to contact you before the scheduled start time.
    • Contact will be attempted via e-mail and/or telephone based on situation and time of decision.

How can I help my child?

  • Provide as much exposure to French experiences as possible. For example:
    • Check our Resources Page.
    • Watch French television or your favorite DVD in French (use French subtitles as well).
    • Listen to a French radio station while driving in the car.
    • Visit the French section at the library for books, audio books, magazines, videos, and games.
    • Use the free Dial-a-Story in French:
      • Toronto Public Library.  Call 416-395-5400, option 2 for French
      • Mississauga Public Library. Call 905-615-3500, Option 5, followed by Option 2 for French

Do you offer tutoring?

  • Our specialized group programs do not include tutoring. If this is of interest to you, we would recommend that you speak to your child’s school for a tutoring referral.

Is the program Tax Deductible?

  • As per the definition found on the Canada Revenue Agency’s website (http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/tpcs/ncm-tx/rtrn/cmpltng/ddctns/lns360-390/370/menu-eng.html) and our interpretation of this definition, we feel you should be able to claim the amount paid for Fun avec French weekly programs and 5-day camps on Line 370 (Children’s Art Amount) of your Income Tax Return. Any questions you may have should be directed to Canada Revenue Agency directly at 1-800-959-8281 as Fun avec French staff is not qualified to answer questions pertaining to your tax returns.
  • Line 370 is found on the following Income Tax Return Forms: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Official Fun avec French receipts are sent via email to customers by the end of February.  Receipts are for prior calendar year.