French courses in Nice

Nice, the capital of the Côte d’Azur, just thirty kilometres from Italy, has all the charm of a Mediterranean city where the gentle pace of life blends with the beauty of the city and the surrounding countryside. The elegant Promenade des Anglais along the Baie des Anges and the picturesque narrow streets of Vieux-Nice are sure to win you over.

Here, you’ll discover the Nice art of living, an extraordinary cultural and artistic heritage to which the greatest painters, writers and musicians have contributed, as well as a typically Provençal cuisine: salade niçoise, pan Bagnat, tapenade, pissaladière, and of course olives and the unmissable ratatouille are some of the region’s specialities that you can sample in typical Nice restaurants.

But Nice is also the economic hub of the south of France, bustling with dynamism and attracting students from all over the world. It is also considered the artistic and cultural metropolis of the Côte d’Azur, with a wide range of renowned museums, festivals and events to suit all tastes.

Our partner school, France Langue, is located in the Libération-Borriglione district, a bourgeois and multicultural area, very lively, with numerous cafés, bars and restaurants, artists’ studios, a cinema complex and a market with a typically Nice atmosphere!

You’ll find a warm, dynamic atmosphere, all in an incomparable Mediterranean climate, summer and winter alike!

Accreditations: Qualité FLE label, Campus France, Atout France, IALC

The school

The school welcomes you on 2 floors in a charming little Provençal house with a pleasant courtyard planted with trees.

The school offers you

  • 16 classrooms
  • A computer room with 5 computers
  • A resource centre
  • A relaxation area
  • WIFI
  • Vending machines for drinks and snacks
  • A courtyard planted with trees

Your tailor-made course

Learning French at France Langue is divided into several modules:

  • General French group classes
  • Personalised support
  • A discovery project
  • Theme-based meetings
  • Tutoring
  • Guided tours

You havefree access to the online platform from 2 weeks before your arrival until 12 weeks after the end of the course.

Before & after your French experience

By logging on to the Teams platform 2 weeks before your arrival and for 12 weeks after your departure, you can chat with teachers and other students.

French courses: general information

  • Length of lesson: 45 minutes
  • Number of students per class: maximum 12 (average 8)
  • Placement test: before departure and on the first day of the course
  • Certificate of attendance at the end of the course
  • Teachers are qualified to teach their language to foreigners
  • Plus 2 free onlinelanguage workshops per week with all course options

Courses are open to all levels, from complete beginner to advanced C1. They consist of 20 lessons of 45 minutes spread over the week, in the mornings or afternoons from Monday to Friday.

This option is perfect for those who want to learn or improve their French while still having enough free time to enjoy their stay in France.

In addition to the general French courses, additional 1h30 sessions are offered. These are workshops focusing on a particular element of the French language that corresponds to your needs and preferences.

The workshops are chosen according to your level of French, your needs and preferences, as well as the number of places available and the course formula chosen.

A choice of 20 to 26 lessons per week to :

  • Develop the 4 fundamental skills: written and oral expression and comprehension. Emphasis on oral communication
  • Express themselves with ease and fluency in everyday, professional and university situations, depending on their level and objectives
  • Develop your knowledge of French culture and civilisation
  • Reinforce vocabulary and fundamental grammar points

STANDARD FRENCH COURSE
20 lessons per week

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12 lessons of general French
4 lessons of educational projects
2 lessons of language reinforcement
2 lessons of thematic encounters

Levels : A1 to C1
Complete beginners (A0) on certain dates

Timetable :
Monday: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Tuesday to Friday: 9.00am – 12.30pm
Or
Monday to Friday: 1.30pm – 4.45pm
Or in summer
Monday to Friday: 3.30pm – 6.45pm

THEMED WORKSHOPS

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These enable you to make faster progress, improve your language skills and broaden your knowledge of French culture.

They can focus on linguistic elements such as speaking, writing, phonetics and grammar, but also, for more advanced levels, on more cultural themes such as current affairs, traditions and civilisation.
Other workshops offer preparation for the DELF/DALF exams, ideal for students wishing to enter a French university, for example, or to have their level of French certified for professional or personal reasons.

INTENSIVE FRENCH COURSE
26 lessons per week

——
The standard programme of 20 lessons
6 themed workshop lessons

Levels : A1 to C1
Complete beginners (A0) on certain dates

Timetable for the 1.5 hour workshops (2 lessons):
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 13.30 – 15.00

PROFESSIONAL FRENCH COURSE
30 lessons per week

——
The standard programme of 20 lessons
6 lessons of themed workshops 2 lessons of one-to-one tuition 2 lessons of tutoring

Levels : A1 to C1
Complete beginners (A0) on certain dates

Duration: 1 to 4 weeks

In addition to the French courses, the school invites you to take part in the visits and excursions organised each week in collaboration with its partners. These activities may be free or at cost, and their frequency varies according to the time of year.

Examples of activities organised by the school: visits to local areas, friendly aperitifs, picnics, beach activities, etc.

Examples of activities organised by an external partner: wine and cheese tasting, canyoning, cookery, tennis, excursions to Provence, the Verdon Gorges, the Nice hinterland, Monaco or even Italy

Last but not least, the Côte d’Azur is full of events throughout the year. With a bit of luck, you’ll be able to enjoy the circus festival, the Monaco Grand Prix, the Nice Carnival, the Jazz Festival, or even the Cannes International Film Festival…

Acity of arts and culture, Nice has the largest number of museums after Paris, and offers a lively day and night programme during the summer months.

Single room, shared bathroom, breakfast (with access to the kitchen)

Choosing to stay with a French family is the surest way to discover a different way of life and to practise French every day in a friendly environment.

Our partner school takes great care in selecting its host families.

Travel time to the school: families are generally located no more than 35-40 minutes away by public transport.

Practical information :

  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Room cleaning is provided by the family once a week

Optional extras :

  • Half board (compulsory for students under 18)
  • Special diet
  • Premium family: private bathroom or close to the school (maximum 20 minutes’ walk from the school). Please indicate your choice on the online booking form.

Appart’City Acropolis***

The Appart’City Acropolis residence is located in a lively area of Nice, just a few minutes’ walk from the Nice Acropolis convention centre, the exhibition centre and a large sports complex with swimming pool. Vieux-Nice is just 20 minutes from the residence on foot or by tram. The tram stop, Vauban, is right at the foot of the residence.

Features :

  • Studio with entrance, double or twin bed, desk and storage space of approx. 21m2
  • Separate shower room
  • Fitted kitchenette with sink, hotplates, fridge, microwave and crockery
  • No meals included
  • Journey time to school: 30 minutes by tram
  • Location: Acropolis district, near the exhibition centre. Numerous shops nearby.
  • Deposit payable on arrival (€150) in cash or by credit card, refundable by the residence at the end of your stay if no damage is found

Facilities / Services available :

  • Bed linen provided (towels not provided)
  • Laundry (chargeable)
  • Wi-Fi (charges apply)
  • Cleaning is everyone’s responsibility and must be done at the end of the stay by the student

Paying services :

  • Breakfast
  • Parking
  • Cleaning option

Adagio Acropolis***

Residence with rooftop swimming pool, located near the famous “Garibaldi” square and the old town of Nice.

Features :

  • Studio from 21 to 31m2
  • Entrance, double or twin bed, storage space
  • Shower or bath and WC – Hairdryer
  • Fully equipped kitchenette with sink, electric hob, fridge, cooking utensils and crockery, microwave oven, kettle and coffee machine
  • No meals included
  • Journey time to school: 25 minutes by tram (direct)
  • Location: in the city centre, near the famous Place Garibaldi and the old town of Nice

Facilities / Services available :

  • Bed linen provided (towels not provided)
  • Wi-Fi (charges apply)
  • Cleaning once a week (except bed linen and towels)
  • 24/7 reception

Chargeable services :

  • Breakfast
  • Laundry
  • Fitness
  • Parking
  • Cleaning service

Ajoupa***

Residence in a beautiful 1920 hotel, located in the city centre, close to the Promenade des Anglais and the old town of Nice.

Features :

  • Studio from 18 to 20m2
  • Entrance, double or twin bed, storage space
  • Shower and WC – Hairdryer
  • Kitchenette equipped with sink, electric hob, fridge, cooking utensils and crockery, microwave oven, crockery, kettle and coffee machine
  • No meals included
  • Journey time to school: 15 minutes by tram (direct)
  • Location: in the city centre, near the old town of Nice

Facilities / Services available :

  • Bed linen provided (towels not provided)
  • Laundry (fee payable)
  • Wi-Fi (charges apply)
  • Cleaning once a week (except bed linen and towels)
  • Reception (weekends from 7.30am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm)

Chargeable services:

  • Breakfast (to be booked the day before and paid for on site)

Travel

Day of arrival: Sunday – Day of departure: Saturday

Arrival / Check-in – Departure / Check-out

  • Home stay: arrival between 6.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m.; departure before midday
  • Résidence Apart’City Acropolis: reception is open Monday to Sunday from 8am to 12pm and from 4pm to 3am. You will be given instructions on how to collect the keys
  • Appart’hôtels: check-in from 3pm – check-out until 11am

Arrival station or airport :

  • Nice Côte d’Azur airport or Nice train station

Transfer available on request: see “dates and rates” tab

Note: do not book your ticket until we have confirmed your stay (approximately 4 days after payment of your deposit).

Visa information

Do you need a visa to follow this programme? For more information, please see our Visa Information page.

Please do not hesitate to contact us by email or telephone if you require any further information.


Dates & Prices 2023

Dates 2023

Start dates: the majority of courses start on Mondays throughout the year, unless otherwise stated below. If Monday is a public holiday, the session starts on Tuesday.

Public holidays and holidays (classes are not dispensed): 01/01, 10/04, 01/05, 08/05, 18/05, 29/05, 14/07, 15/08, 01/11 and during the Christmas holidays from 18/12 to 31/12

Session starts for complete beginners: 16/01, 24/04, 17/07, 09/10

Prices 2023

Registration and administrative fees included.

WPCS 42.0.3
Course, homestay, single room and breakfast
Length of course20 lessons26 lessons30 lessons
1 week 645 695 930
2 weeks 1.150 1.270 1.720
3 weeks 1.145 1.865 2.540
4 weeks 1.460 2.420 3.320
6 weeks 2.000 3.440-
8 weeks 2.560 4.480-
10 weeks 3.150 5.550-
12 weeks 3.215 6.095-
16 weeks 4.260 8.100-
18 weeks 4.780 9.100-
20 weeks 5.300 10.100-
24 weeks 5.890 11.650-
32 weeks 7.825 15.505-
36 weeks 8.795 17.435-
Extra week 240 300-
Extras homestay accommodation (per week)
Half-board (compulsory for the under 18) 80
High Season (28/05 au 26/08 et 17/12 au 31/12) 30
Homestay Premium (private bathroom OR closer to school) 50
Special diet 45
Arrival before 14:00 or departure after 12:00 35
Extras Accommodation in residence Or appart'hôtel* (per week)
Residence Appart'City Acropolis (low season) 155
Year-round residence Appart'City Acropolis (high season - 02/04 - 08/10) 185
Appart'hôtel Adagio (low season - 01/01 to 25/03 ; 29/10 to 31/12) 200
Appart'hôtel Adagio (mid season - 26/03 to 24/06 - 27/08 to 28/10) 280
Appart'hôtel Adagio (high season - 25/06 to 26/08) 415
Appart'hôtel Ajoupa (low season - 01/01 to 04/02 ; 05/03 to 18/03 ; 15/10 to 16/12) 205
Appart'hôtel Adagio (mid season - 05/02 to 04/03 ; 19/03 to 15/04 ; 17/09 to 14/10 ; 17/12 to 31/12) 590
Appart'hôtel Adagio (high season - 16/04 to 16/09) 655
*fees published by the residence/hotel, subject to change
Transfers - Per trip
Nice Côte d'Azur airport or train station 60

The above prices include:

  • The course chosen
  • Homestay accommodation, single room, breakfast (kitchen access)
  • Teaching materials
  • Certificate of attendance
  • All taxes and school administration costs

Not included:

  • Travel and return transfers
  • Activities and excursions
  • Deposit for the residence (to be paid on site)
  • City taxes (residence and apartment) to be paid on site
  • Visa fees (if applicable)
  • Optional insurance

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