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What is "Le Club"?

Le Club is a unique immersion program in Charlottesville for children ages 6 to 10

Once a month rendez-vous is set in a different location in town for an afternoon of activities 100% in French

A week prior to the event, families receive a booklet of activities (vocabulary sheet & games etc.) to give our members a chance to discover the monthly topic and vocabulary. Monthly topics are related to French speaking countries cultures but not only!

On the event day, Le Club native teachers meet with the group at the drop off point and "c'est parti!" for an afternoon of Fun in French! 

The event typically includes (depending on the location): an introduction to the monthly topic, a presentation by a French speaking member of the community, cooking & sport sessions, crafts, vocabulary activities, songs and games!

All activities are in French and members are encouraged when speaking to the teachers or other members to use French as well.

EVENTS SCHEDULE - FALL 2019:

Friday Sept 27th – 4-6pm – Boars Head Inn – Jeu, Set et match!

Rendez-vous is set for this 1st event at Board Head Inn tennis indoor tennis court with 2 French speaking expert tennis players. During this session we will learn more about the history and rules of this sport before playing a little tennis of course!

Friday Oct 18th– 4-6pm – McGuffey Art Center - Les Impressionnistes Français et la Nature

For our 2nd event of the semester, we will have a brief tour at the McGuffey Art Center followed by a workshop with local artist Dominique Anderson. Topic will be French Impressionist and nature.  Do not miss this exclusive opportunity express your creativity... in French of course!

Friday Nov 15th– 4-6pm – Thyme & Co – Le Club autour du Monde, le Liban

Every semester we visit a different French speaking country, this time, pack your bags, we are going to Lebanon! We would like to warmly thank Thyme & Co and its owner Rami for welcoming us for our 3rd event dedicated to Lebanon and Lebanese cuisine. Our members will have the very special opportunity to prepare an authentic dinner in the kitchen of Thyme & Co. A general presentation on this country and culture will also be given... as well as a special surprise for all our families! More information soon.

Saturday Dec 7th– 10am-12pm – AFC school – Parfums de Provence

For this last event of the year, we will meet at the AFC for a perfume making workshop! Le Club members will have the opportunity to learn more about the perfume making process and industry in Provence, France... before making their own fragrance. It will be the perfect holiday gift!

Please note that due to our program specificity, we are able to welcome a limited number of children and work on a “first come first served” basis.

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OUR PAST EVENTS:

Past events with Le Club include: Field trip to Monticello to discover the life of le Marquis de LaFayette, Photography masterclass at James Monroe’s Highland with a French professional photographer, Cooking lesson at Marie Bette, Visit of the UVA McCormick Observatory, Crepes Making session at the UVA French House, Christmas Market at Kardinal Hall, End of the year celebration in French speaking countries, One afternoon in Morocco etc… Le Club is proud to work with small and locally owned businesses!

FEEDBACK FROM FAMILIES:

  • Our three young children have been participating in the children’s programs of the Alliance Francaise for the last two years and we cannot day enough wonderful things. Our children bounce out of each meeting of Le Club using their French and with smiles on their faces. As parents, we are endlessly impressed with the director’s imagination, commitment to the AFC, and genuine interest in broadening our children’s horizons. We are so grateful to have an organization like the AFC in our community. H. Parent, 06/2019

  • Fantastic! Love blend of academic materials in advance with fun activity. Love reports and fun photos after the events. You have far exceeded my expectations- bravo! G. Parent, 06/2018

  • My child really enjoyed the Le club this year. He looked forward to the meetings and didn't mind doing the worksheets ahead of time to prepare. I think it does a great job reinforcing that French is just not something that occurs during school. A. Parent, 06/2018

  • I think everything you did for Le Club was great. It was like a real lesson plan. Plus having it all in French is huge! I'd sign the kids up again for next year. Both really like Pétanque. H.Parent, 06/2018

* Please note that the Alliance Française de Charlottesville Le Club Program is operating as a program exempt from state licensure. We therefore have no direct oversight by the Virginia Department of Social Services. However, we have health and safety protocols in place. This includes an emergency preparedness plan and first aid training for our staff.