Discover Le Club, become a member and check out our Fall semester schedule!
What is "Le Club"?
Le Club is a unique immersion program in Charlottesville for children ages 4 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, a booklet of activities is sent (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 Sophie & Raphie meet with the group at the drop off point and "c'est parti!" for an afternoon of Fun in French!
The event usually 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.
A day or two after the event, a full report including pictures is sent to the parents
LE CLUB FALL 2018
SEPTEMBER 14th - MONTICELLO, 3.30pm - SUR LES PAS DU HERO DES DEUX MONDES - LE MARQUIS DE LA FAYETTE
Join us for this first event of the season at Monticello to discover the most American character in French History: Le Marquis de Lafayette. After fighting during the American Revolution, Le Marquis came back to the United State and visited his good friend Thomas Jefferson in 1824 at Monticello. We will learn all about this key character and momentum in American-French relations while touring Jefferson's house and property (in French!). Do not miss this exclusive opportunity to see Monticello from a different angle.
OCTOBER 19th - ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE, 3.30pm - FARCES ou FRIANDISES!
Halloween may not be part of French tradition, but this is too good of an opportunity to miss to have fun and learn together! Please come in your scariest costume for an exciting afternoon (craft, games, songs etc.) followed by a unique Trunk or Treat experience. This event will for sure go down in our little community history!
NOVEMBER 15th - CENTRAL LIBRARY, 3.30pm - LES FETES DE FIN D’ANNÉE DANS LE MONDE FRANCOPHONE
For this very special event, Le Club will meet at the T. Jefferson Library to discover the end of the year traditions in several French speaking countries (Canada, Belgium, several African countries etc.) Kids will have an opportunity to join small round tables by countries organized by our special native guests and participate in crafts/Q&A sessions etc. Each kid will come back home with a unique craft from this session. This is a unique opportunity to travel to three different continents in one afternoon!
DECEMBER 7th - KARDINAL HALL, 3.30PM - NOEL EN ALSACE
Exclusive 3 hours event! Always wanted to visit the famous Alsacian Christmas markets and enjoy that very special atmosphere? Say no more! This year Le Club is bringing a piece of Alsace to town. This exceptional event will take place in two parts. We will first meet at the Alliance Française office to prepare decorations, crafts, cookies etc. and then cross the street to set up the marketplace at Kardinal Hall. Kids will love talking about their creations and pretend to be vendors in the streets of Strasbourg for a day!
DECEMBER 8TH - MARTHA JEFFERSON HOUSE, 10.00AM - ON CHANTE!
Let’s all meet at Martha Jefferson House for a special sing along session. Songs’ lyrics will be sent in advance for everyone to have a chance to prepare and a rehearsal will be organized right before the performance. We will also share language activities with Martha Jefferson House residents. Don’t miss this last event of the season and the opportunity to share the holiday spirit!
Prices for Le Club Fall semester*
New family - Enroll 1 child = 90$ / 2 children = 80$
Returning family - Enroll 1 child = 72$ / 2 children = 64$
Contact us if you want to register more than 2 children - firstname.lastname@example.org or (434) 260 0640
* Please note that our prices are different if you are a new or returning family . The September event at Monticello is the make up event for the one cancelled last Spring due to bad weather conditions. Therefore package for returning families includes this semester events minus the cost of Monticello event (already paid for lat semester). Package for new families include the five events of the semester.