French in lieu of Mother Tongue

Course description
  • The French in lieu of Mother Tongue (or French in lieu of Mandarin Chinese) is a special program for primary and secondary school students in Singapore who have been exempted from the mother tongue language (Mandarin, Malay, Tamil).
  • French Faster has been providing the French in lieu of Mother Tongue (FIMT) program since 2007.
  • Students include PRs and Singaporeans exempted from the mother tongue language.
  • 1000+ students from various schools have taken our FIMT program which is approved by the MOE.
Our French in lieu course is accepted by all local primary and secondary schools and the MOE (Ministry of Education) in Singapore. It falls under the category "French Tuition with a private tutor".

Registration for French in lieu of Mother Tongue for 2022 is open THROUGHOUT THE YEAR!

Tuition Fees for 2022

French in lieu of Mother Tongue for Primary

Primary Level
Classes/Term Fees/Student/Term
Private class (1 student only) 10 x 1-hour classes $280
Private class (Siblings discount) 10 x 1-hour classes $220
Group class of 2 students 10 x 1-hour classes $200
Group class of 3 students 10 x 1-hour classes $170

 


French in lieu of Mother Tongue for Sec 1-2

Secondary 1-2 Level
Classes/Term Fees/Student/Term
Private class (1 student only) 10 x 1.5-hour classes $420
Private class (Siblings discount) 10 x 1.5-hour classes $360
Group class of 2 students 10 x 1.5-hour classes $300
Group class of 3 students 10 x 1.5-hour classes $255

OPTIONAL Extra 4 classes/term for Sec 1-2 MOELC Exam Preparation

We strongly encourage you to take these EXTRA classes to be adequately prepared for the MOELC French exam − it is very demanding. Students study 6 HOURS/WEEK AT MOELC. So 1.5 hours/week is really the BARE MINIMUM; we might not even be able to cover all topics in the MOE Syllabus.

Secondary 1-2 Level
Classes/Term Fees/Student/Term
Private class (1 student only) 4 x 1.5-hour classes $170
Private class (Siblings discount) 4 x 1.5-hour classes $145
Group class of 2 students 4 x 1.5-hour classes $120
Group class of 3 students 4 x 1.5-hour classes $100

 


French in lieu of Mother Tongue for Sec 3-4

Secondary 1-2 Level
Classes/Term Fees/Student/Term
Private class (1 student only) 10 x 1.5-hour classes $450
Private class (Siblings discount) 10 x 1.5-hour classes $390
Group class of 2 students 10 x 1.5-hour classes $330
Group class of 3 students 10 x 1.5-hour classes $285

OPTIONAL Extra 4 classes/term for Sec 3-4 MOELC Exam Preparation classes

We strongly encourage you to take these EXTRA classes to be adequately prepared for the MOELC French exam − it is very demanding. Students study 6 HOURS/WEEK AT MOELC. So 1.5 hours/week is really the BARE MINIMUM; we might not even be able to cover all topics in the MOE Syllabus.

Secondary 3-4 Level
Classes/Term Fees/Student/Term
Private class (1 student only) 4 x 1.5-hour classes $180
Private class (Siblings discount) 4 x 1.5-hour classes $155
Group class of 2 students 4 x 1.5-hour classes $130
Group class of 3 students 4 x 1.5-hour classes $115

 


  • For FIMT Primary, per Term: 10 classes x 55min each.
  • For FIMT Secondary, per Term: 10 classes x 1h25min + (optional) 4 classes x 1h25min
  • We follow the local Singapore school term (4 terms/year).
  • Siblings can be put together ONLY IF they are of similar age and levels.
  • All lessons must be pre-paid. Program runs throughout the year (4 Terms in a year).
  • You can pay via online banking or direct deposit at an ATM machine to our Singapore bank account.
  • Course Registration letter provided for submission to your child's school or MOE.

French in lieu Registration date
  • We accept student registration anytime throughout the year.
  • Registration for 2022 intake is open throughout the year.
  • Register NOW to book your preferred slots for this year.

Online French class with a private tutor via Skype or Zoom
  • The French in lieu program is delivered online with a private tutor. It is not pre-recorded video lessons.
  • You can interact with your teacher as in face-to-face.
  • To take this lesson, you need a computer, a good Internet connection, and microphone/speaker/webcam.
  • The lesson is delivered through Skype or Zoom.
  • Skype is free and easy to install and use. To download Skype: www.skype.com/download
  • We can assist you if you don't know how to set up Skype.
  • For more details on our online classes, refer to How it Works

Class days, time and duration
  • Lessons are delivered once a week, from Mon-Sun, anytime from 10am to 11pm Singapore.
  • Each lesson lasts for 55 minutes for Primary and 1h25 minutes for Secondary.
  • Students can choose their preferred days and time.
  • We will let you know if your preferred slot is available and we will propose alternative days/time to you.

Mother or Father can attend for FREE
  • Either the mother or father & child can attend this program.
  • There is no extra cost for the parent to attend.
  • You can follow your child's progress and learn French as well.
  • Parental attendance is optional.  We especially recommend it for young learners (P1 and P2).

Advantages of our online French in lieu class
  • You and your child can study in the comfort of your house.
  • You don't need to waste time commuting to the school.
  • For a private one-to-one lesson, the course is very cheap.
  • You have the full, undivided attention of the tutor.
  • You have maximum opportunity to speak French in class!

Our French tutors
  • Our French tutors are qualified native French speakers who bilingual in French and English.
  • Our French tutors have good experience teaching French as a French language to children.
  • Our French tutors are well trained to teach using our Accelerated Learning method for faster progress.

French in lieu of Mother Tongue Learning materials
  • We send you the French in lieu of Mother Tongue learning materials (pdf documents) before the lesson.
  • You will need to download and print out the lesson sheets.
  • The French in lieu of Mother Tongue lessons are specifically designed for online learning.

Course registration letter
  • We will issue you Course Registration Letter after you have completed your registration through payment.
  • The course registration letter (CRL) will be sent to your email as a pdf attachment.
  • The CRL is a proof that your child is enrolled in our program. It is accepted by the MOE.
  • Print out the CRL and submit it to your child’s school/MOE as proof of registration into our FIMT program.

Certificate of Attendance
  • We issue Certificate of Attendance at the end of the School year (NOT at the end of each Term).
  • As per MOE requirement, we clearly state your child's attendance for each Term.

Terms and Conditions
For details of our Terms and Conditions of service, refer to Terms

Registration & Free Trial Lesson (2022 Intake)
  • To register your child(ren) or book a free trial, click on the French in lieu Registration Form below.
  • If you need the Course Registration Letter ASAP: Send us the Registration Form and make payment to our bank account (sent to you by email) while waiting for your trial lesson to be set up. 
Note:
  • We need a minimum 2-3 days advance notice to set up a FREE Trial Lesson. 
  • We can deliver classes Mon-Sun from 10am-11pm Singapore.
  • If your preferred slot is not available, we will suggest other slots to you. 

Click to REGISTER YOUR CHILD into our French in lieu program and get a FREE TRIAL

Brochures for FIMT Program (2022)

Download French Faster School Calendar 2022

Brochure for French in lieu of Mother Tongue Language Primary 2022

Brochure for French in lieu of Mother Tongue Language Secondary 2022


FIMT Course Summary

Approved by the MOE
Delivered online with a tutor via Skype

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Classes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Students attend classes 4 Terms/year

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Primary: 10 classes/term (55min each)
Secondary: 10 classes/term (1h25min each) + optional 4 classes (1h25min each)

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One parent can join the class for FREE
Course Registration Letter provided

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Fees for Primary/child/term: S$280
Fees for Sec 1-2/child/term: S$420
Fees for Sec 3-4/child/term: S$450

Sibling DISCOUNT available!


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Review

I really appreciate the way she teaches as she explains French pronunciation clearly. 

I just want to say thank you. My son enjoys his classes and he has a lot of fun during the hours of French conversation."
Rey Fetalvero, Parent of Mee Ghel
French in lieu of Mother Tongue