The French language school in Nice is located in a modern, well equipped building surrounded by its own gardens. With the beach and accommodation within easy walking distance, Nice is an excellent choice for a French language holiday for over 50s.
Courses in Nice
There are 15 French lessons each week, 3 per morning Monday to Friday. Class sizes are small with a maximum class size of 10 students. Morning lessons are devoted to the same topics as the cultural activities offered in the afternoon. All teachers are fully qualified and experienced in the teaching of French as a foreign language.
- 15 French lessons per week
- Extensive program of afternoon activities
- 2 evening activities
- One full day excursion (Monaco, Antibes, Saint Paul de Vence)
For mature students wanting to completely immerse themselves in the French language and culture, the school arranges accommodation with carefully selected host families, all within walking distance of the school. For mature students requiring self catering accommodation, we can also arrange “French Host” or private studio accommodation.
The 2-week program includes 7 afternoon activities (visits to old town Nice, Picasso museum, Matisse museum, Eze village perfumery, Oceanographics museum, Provencale cooking lesson, wine tasting), 2 evening activities (dinner with teachers) and one full-day excursion (Monaco, Antibes).
This program is ideal for mature students wanting to study French culture and enjoy guided visits around Nice and the Cote d’Azur.
How to get there
For students staying with French host families, an airport transfer on arrival is included in the price. Others should take a taxi (15-20 euros) or the airport shuttle bus (3-4 euros).
Location of our school in Nice
What a wonderful school! The teachers are great and the extracurricular activities (I was in the Club 50 group) were beyond great. This was my third time at this school and there may be a fourth in my future. My accommodation was exellent, comfortable & central to everything I needed. The Apple Languages staff were very helpful throughout my enrollment!
My language course in Nice was great! The staff at the schhol were excellent. I started off at A0 (complete beginner) progressing to B2 after just over 5 months and owe it all to the professors at the school. Meeting other students was something the school encouraged greatly and again, I owe it to them for helping me meet such wonderful people and make great friends from all different nationalities. Thank you, Apple Languages!
Really enjoyed the course and thought it was a good standard of teaching. Nice house lady no problems
My teachers were very enthusiastic. The school emphasizes aural communication, exactly what I need. Classrooms and equipment were good.
I was in the Intermediate French class, there were 10 students in the class of mixed ages 16 - 71 - It worked very well. The teacher was excellent and gave well structured, interesting and fun lessons. She involved everybody in every activity. I benefited enormously from the one week course. I want to attend another course there in the near future. It was superb. Apple Languages are always very friendly, courteous and very helpful prior to the course .
My course was excellent, my 7th time at this school. The accommodation is good and convenient for the tram to the school. As a person who has to holiday alone I find it a great holiday and have made many friends.
I'm always satisfied with the helpfullnss of this school. It's always wellcoming! If your serious and love the combination of work and holliday, this is right for you!
Well organised, enthusiastic tutors, interesting lessons and excursions. Fantastic location, my hostess was generous, interested and made me feel very welcome. The whole experience was enjoyable and I hope to do something similar in the future.
I loved my teacher, Brenda. She was REALLY great. The school was comfortable and well organized. The excursions were great! I stayed at Residence Lamartine. Monique was very friendly and helpful. The location was wonderful and I liked my room. The school is a terrific school, I had a great time. Nice is a good location!! Everyone in my class seemed to have a wonderful time.
The classes were well run and fun. No one was made to feel incompetent or embarrassed and the teacher was excellent. The trips out in the afternoon were also well or ganised and interesting. I was very impressed and would do another course through Apple but in a different location as that would be more interesting. I stayed with Solange Bourdis who is a delightful and energetic widow of 72 years. She has a very comfortable and elegant apartment which is about 10 minutes walk from the college and the same from the sea so perfectly placed. We got on very well with her and she spent two evenings out with us.There was nothing about the whole experience that I would be able to find fault with. The help from everyone both in the UK and in France was first class.
The course was good, with small classes and a fun way of learning french. The accommodation was was clean and close to the school.
Teaching standards were excellent. The aims and objects of each class were met. The teachers were task orientated which meant we didn?t waste time. It was also nice to be pushed to learn and at the same time be treated as adults. I was absolutely happy with my accommodation and host family. Room and facilities were first class. The food was excellent and the help I received from the family with my studies was appreciated.
I had an excellent teacher and made sure that we all understood everthing. My French as a result has greatly improved. The classes ... we all agreed were excellent.
The course in Nice was very good and the rooms were bright and there was lots of room for us to put our papers. The teacher was great and really encouraged us to speak french. There were many activities for the students and we were able to meet and make friends which made learning more fun. The school is in a very handy location to shops and beach. Nice is a really beautiful place to be. My accommodation was in a very good location and the apartment was lovely.
Probably learnt more grammar in 2 weeks than in 2 years! It was a great way to learn and have holiday at the same time. We met people from different countries and cultures and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
I really enjoyed the course, and overall I thought that I learnt alot.
Good course, well taught.
Great course layout, French taught in an interesting and exciting way in classes small enough to allow for everyone to participate. The school was great as well, nice central location with good facilities. Loved staying with a host family as was actually also with 4 other language school students. Great school, great city, great location. I would definitely recommend it to others!
The course at the school in Nice was excellent. The book they gave us with all the grammar for each level was very helpful. The amount and frequency of cultural activities at the school was also very good. The accommodation was clean and the family was nice.
Lovely atmosphere, highly motivated staff in the school.
I would certainly recommend this to friends and would love to go back one day! My host was fabulous! She was very friendly and extremely helpful. I also liked being within walking distance to the school and the beach.
I found the classes very intresting because we did different activities in french such as french films, games and talking to locals. I learned a lot during my 3 weeks and would definatly recommend it to anyone doing a language course. The host family was very welcoming and friendly. The accomodation was spacious and clean.
The course was fantastic. The school was fantastic. I had a wonderful 2 weeks.
Our teacher was very good and always eager to teach us.
I was not sure what to expect from this 50+ course, but was absolutely delighted by its structure and the professional manner in which is was run. The teacher was extremely gifted in encouraging conversation in an interesting/enjoyable format, while including a good deal of attention to grammar. The cultural activities were interesting and fun.
The teacher was excellent and made my stay really worth my while. The location was really fantastic,5 minutes from school, 10 from Old Nice and 5 from the beach.
The course was great and I learnt a lot. The teachers were very good and the school was well presented. The extra activities were a great idea to make new friends and get some knowledge on the culture. Overall my experience was very good, i had a great time and cant wait to return.
The course was very thorough, with plenty of opportunities to practice speaking and listening.
Course was great. I enjoyed the course very much. The teaching and activities organised by the school were excellent and the atmosphere at the school was perfect.
My teachers were excellent. It was all very much worth the money.
The location, classrooms and school buildings were excellent - beautiful building and functional classrooms, and that my French teacher was an excellent, lively teacher.
I was impressed with the quality of the course. The class size was small and the students in my class were at a very similar level. The student body was very international and French was often the only common language. I will, and have, recommended the course to friends.
The course was interesteing and the teachers were friendly and professional, the accommodation was also good.
I learnt much despite the fact that my course lasted only one week, whether it be new grammatical points or discovering more about French culture. The content was enjoyable and encouraged me to speak with spontaneity, an area of skill which I find more difficult than reading or writing in French. I was impressed with my skill level by the end of the course. My accommodation was excellent and the route between it and the school allowed me to see a lot of Nice. I was able to speak at some length with my hosts in extended conversations in French, on various issues. Going to a francophone country opens your ears much more to the French language than learning it in an artificial classroom environment in the UK. The lessons were always fun and stimulating.
I took a combined course and had two teachers with very different styles... One of my teachers concentrated on getting my B1 group to speak using a variety of techniques. these included controversial, but entertaining, debates and used a lot role play scenarios. The other teacher concentrated on the finer points of grammer... Excellent.
The course exceeded my expectations. Our group gelled really well and, we tried to speak French all the time, not just in class. Our teacher was a wonderful teacher, with a great sense of humour. The school was really well-organised and the excursions and activities well thought-out for the age group.
I found that the level of the group I was allocated to was a perfect level for me. I felt that the course was well structured and highly enjoyable. I will definitely be attending more courses in the near future! I was accommodated by a wonderful and friendly family who were extremely welcoming and included me in a lot of what they did (including a trip to the seaside with other family members). The food was brilliant and on my last day they provided a lovely lunch which I hadn't been expecting. The family gave me a brilliant insight into French family life and made my stay memorable.
The teachers were very friendly and made classes very fun while helping us learn a lot. The apartment was very pleasant to stay in and our host made us feel at home.
I really enjoyed the course and the teaching was excellent. I really feel that my French improved greatly and I will definitely be going back. Our host family were really nice people and took care of us. They also helped us with any problems and cooked very nice meals.
The standard of teaching was the best I've seen and the staff were so friendly. I stayed with such a lovely family, very kind and I'll miss them. I absolutely loved my week in Nice with Apple Languages, it was one of the best experiences of my life and I will definitely go again.
The teachers were very good and helpful, I learnt a lot from my course with a good balance between the different skills: oral, grammar and listening. My accommodation was fantastic, really well located and it was extremely helpful that they had Wi-Fi.
The teachers were lovely and the teaching was really good! Very nice apartment by the Port, my host was very welcoming. I had a really great time!
The course was absolutelly excellent. I was in the beginner course and couldn´t speak any french before. I think after those 3 weeks in Nice I can speak, read and write like a pupil after 1 1/2 or 2 years french in school. It was a wonderful experience.
The school is well organized and every week they are offering tours around Nice, a cinema evening, sport activities or a Quiz evening where you can meet all the other pupils. My accomondation was great. I had just a 20 minute walk to the school. I booked also half-board and the food was great.
Good mix of students. Good programme of social events.
The teachers were so energetic, helpful, and patient. I felt that I learned so much during my stay. In selecting the 20 hour per week option, I felt that I had a sufficient amount of class time, and also had sufficient time to explore the area. I was happy with the accommodation. I loved that there was an outdoor market right outside my door each morning. I was quite impressed with the customer service I received from Apple Languages. I had many questions, and also had to change the dates of my trip unexpectedly. Apple Languages were incredibly prompt, helpful, and professional, and I would definitely plan another trip with Apple Languages or recommend Apple Languages to a friend.
Teacher was friendly. Very nice host family. Accomodation was in an ideal location - only 5-10 mins away from the school and near the centre of town. Soon learned my way about. The city of Nice was lovely. Great weather. I loved Place Massena. Nice Etoile and Fnac were good places to shop. Brought home some french reading material from Fnac. Tour of old Nice was good, there was a beautiful view.
Excellent standard of teaching. Brilliant resources. Interesting and captivating classes. Brilliant host family, good food, interesting and helpful conversations and dinner. Excellent experience.
My teachers ... were both excellent, attentive, and helped my progress in learning French in ways that I had not properly anticipated. Although my course was just for the one week I know that my knowledge of French has increased substantially both in understanding of the basic grammatical structure and also in some of the gaps where I need to continue my learning. It's a terrific course with great teachers and 3-4 extra-curricular activities organised each week. My accommodation, a studio apartment, was neat and tiday and was located conveniently for access to Nice train station, the school, shops, and importantly the beach. I would recommend to anybody staying on a short length course (1-2 weeks) to take accommodation with a local family to give the best opportunity for additional interactions in the language (and impromptu learning experiences).
It was very useful and I think I learnt a lot, I also had fun whilst doing so. My accommodation was very clean and tidy, the lady we were staying with was very friendly and helpful.
I found the course very useful in revising topics that I had previously studied at school, yet which i did not know throughly. The lady with whom we stayed was very nice and friendly and her flat was very spacious
The course was exactly what I wanted and expected. A school where I can learn to speak and not simply the grammar which I already knew, basically.