French Classes in Fremont/Newark/Union City

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Chadbourne Elementary School
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Our goal is to learn while having fun.

Our Value Proposition

With 7 years of experience, we have designed an innovative year-around part-time school with the goal of reaching fluency in French and developing your child's cognitive and social skills, in particular empathy and collaboration.

The afterschool is the first of our three programs, along with the summer camps and the cultural programs. It runs from September till the end of May.

Our pedagogy is immersive because it's the proven most efficient way to learn a language. It is play-based as play is "a ramp of joyful learning"* which bolsters social and cognitive skills, improves problem-solving, creativity, abstract thinking and collaboration.

Our teachers and teacher assistants are either native speakers from France and other French-speaking countries or have a command of French comparable to a native speaker. They are credentialed in their country of origin and/or trained on a continuous basis by our school.

Our ratio is 1 teacher for 8 students and our maximum class-size is 15 students. When we are made aware by the parents of a student having a learning difference, we will provide a dedicated assistant at no additional cost.

To reach fluency, we recommend that your child attends the afterschool program for 27 weeks during the school year, takes at least 4 cultural outings and participates for three weeks in our summer camps.

It takes between 8-11 years to reach bilingualism. Bilingual children grow to become global citizens, who understand other people's perspective better and can create new things, new solutions. They think "outside the box" as a second nature.

Bon voyage avec EFBA !

*Tom Little and Katherine Ellison in "Loving Learning - How Progressive Education can Save America's Schools", Norton (2015)


Our Classes - School Year 2015-2016

Non-native speakers

  • Petits Anglophones (K and 1st Grades)
    This class welcomes non-readers and beginning readers. The students will discover French through games and songs and will learn some basic vocabulary to present themselves and describe simple situations. 
  • Moyens Anglophones (2nd Grade - 6th)
    In this class, we will introduce grammar and conjugation, increase students' vocabulary and initiate them to francophone culture. The objective for the students is to become autonomous in simple everyday life situations (family, meals, holidays, school, etc.). This class will take place at the Cherry Chase Elementary school.

Which class is the most fit for your child?

Pre-orientation: take this test.

Placement test: each child will take a placement test at the beginning of the year to assess his/her French knowledge and establish which level is right for him. We reserve the right to re-assign the student to a different class based on test results.


Frequently asked questions

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Class time

Tuition class time

Playtime before class

Tuition playtime






3 hours a week for 27 weeks



30 min


$ 10 /h







School Year Calendar: We follow the Fremont Unified School District calendar.



Click on the link "Register" next to the class for which you wish to enroll your child/children. You'll be redirected to our secure online registration website. On this website, you will be able to fill out the registration form, enroll your child/children and pay online.

For EFBA members, the sibling discount will be calculated and confirmed once we will receive your online registration. You will receive an email confirmation before your credit card is charged.

Trial class: more information.


Tuition payments

If you decide to become an EFBA member, the membership fee will be charged on the same day. The tuition fee will be paid in 2 installments :

- 1st installment: 50% due on September 1st.

- 2nd installment: 50%  due on February 1st. 

If you do not become an EFBA member, the tuition fee will be paid in 3 installments :

- $400 per child at registration

- 1st installment: 50% of the amount letf due on September 1st.

- 2nd installment: 50%  of the amount left due on February 1st. 


Cancellation policy

·  The EFBA membership fee can’t be reimbursed.

·  If you want to cancel your registration, you have until the end of the 2nd week of classes. If a payment was made, it will be entirely reimbursed. Starting from the begining of the 3rd week of class, no reimbursement will be possible.

·  There will be no reimbursement in case of cancellation occuring during the school year, except in case of medical emergency or move away from the Bay Area. However, EFBA members will benefit from a credit, valid for a year, starting from the day of the request. The credit value can’t be inferior nor superior of a semester’s tuition.


Terms and conditions

EFBA reserves the right to cancel and/or change the schedule, locations or time of any classes or sessions at any time without liability. If a class is cancelled, you will be refunded.

See our detailed terms and conditions for more information.

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