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For Parents

Proficiency in several languages at a young age not only offers countless academic advantages and personal benefits, but also expands a child’s opportunities for success. In this way, children learn skills they can use for the rest of their lives.
If you’d like your child to be in a French or bilingual school, take a French exam, have reinforced schooling in French, or even attend cultural activities in French or about France, click on the links below.

Find a school

If you want your child to have French schooling in the UK, whether in a French or bilingual school, or attend complementary French lessons in a Saturday school, you can find the map and full list here. You can also find out about distance education, and grants towards tuition fees for French nationals.

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Exams

DELF examinations are official proof of your child’s competence in French. The diploma your child will receive is awarded by the French Ministry of Education. It is recognised throughout Europe and beyond. In the context of a growing demand for languages, it will make your child’s résumés and applications stand out from the crowd. The DELF Junior is the official gateway to admission into French universities, and features on the UCAS online application form. More and more British universities are taking interest in DELF/DALF examinations.

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French Courses

Courses for children at the Institut français are specifically designed to assist your son or daughter to develop both his/her language skills and confidence. You can choose from our selection of Exam Preparation Courses or request a tailor-made Remedial Tuition to be designed to your son or daughter’s specific requirements (starting as young as 6 years old). Whether he/she needs to prepare for the GCSE , AS Levels, A Levels, Pre-U preparation, CNED programme or a specific French exam (Brevet des Collèges, Baccalauréat, DELF Prim, DELF Junior), we can help.

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Events for Families

The Institut français offers a range of activities for children and families, from French films and animations – subtitled or translated – to French tales for babies and kids, theatre, and even interactive classical music concerts.

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Useful Links

Our directory of useful links will help you find out more about institutions and organisations dedicated to French schooling and education.

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