Take our French Club 50 course in Nice and experience the beauty of the French Riviera! With year round sunshine, and over 7 kilometers of beaches, Nice has been attracting wealthy holiday makers since the 18th century.
Our 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
Our Club 50 course in Nice is very popular and has students returning year after year! The course lasts for 2 weeks and has regular start dates throughout the year!
The course programme includes 15 French lessons each week, with 3 lessons scheduled each morning from Monday to Friday. Lessons follow a very practical approach to learning, so you will be taught in French and encouraged to use genuine study materials such as newspapers and videos, to build on your understanding and confidence in using French. Morning lessons are devoted to the same topics as the cultural activities offered in the afternoon, enhancing the practical application of your language skills.
Both the lessons and activities included in this programme are used exclusively by other Club 50 students. Class sizes are small with a maximum of just 10 students per group. All teachers are fully qualified and experienced in the teaching of French as a foreign language, so you will be sure to make quick progress!
- 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. The most popular option is to book half board (2 meals each day), but self-catering accommodation with a host family can also be arranged in Nice
Accommodation can also be arranged in a private studio apartment or student residence, both of which are offered on a self-catering basis.
The student residence is ideally located, just 20 minutes away from the school and the beach on foot. Each room comprises of a small air-conditioned studio with a private bathroom and kitchenette.
The Club 50 course in Nice includes a great programme of activities which are included in the cost of the course fees. Each 2-week program includes 7 afternoon activities and 2 evening activities (dinner with teachers) and one full-day excursion.
Typical activities include visits to old town Nice, the Picasso and Matisse museums, Eze village perfumery, the Oceanographics museum, a Provencale cooking lesson or wine tasting. Excursions can also be arranged to places such as Villefranche sur Mer, Monaco and Antibes. At the end of the course the programme concludes with a farewell lunch in a 1 star Michelin restaurant!
The activities are accompanied by staff from the school and are guided in French, providing an excellent opportunity for you to practice your language skills outside the classroom.
This program is ideal for mature students wanting to learn French with other students of a similar age and enjoy guided visits around Nice and the Cote d’Azur. We recommend that students have an elementary level (minimum) of French to participate in this programme.
How to get there
Fly directly to Nice Airport. For students staying with French host families on a half board basis, an airport transfer on arrival is included in the price. Others should take a taxi (15-20 euros) directly to their accommodation, or take the airport shuttle bus (3-4 euros).
Location of our school in Nice
I think The course was really good. The teacher taught us fast but efficiently and she always explained various times if we didn't understand certain things.
Our accommodation was really nice and big. The room had the perfect desks, beds, bathroom, everything worked fine and everything went well for our stay.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the course and feel I have learned a lot of French I find it much easier and more natural to speak French. Everyone I dealt with be it school staff or my host family were very friendly and helpful.
My apartment was always very clean. The food was plentiful and also delicious. Martine was always kind and helpful to me speaking slowly when I could not understand words.
Very good teaching and lesson plans! Learnt loads of grammar, but maybe some of the vocab taught wasn't entirely relevant to conversational french, or exam vocabulary. Very good accodomation, with a lovely couple. Never a problem with the food, breakfast or dinner, and they were always there to help with anything
Excellent organisation of school. Very friendly and helpful staff. Relaxed atmosphere in classes. Good location. Very pleasant, helpful and considerate family. Good food in the house. Nice clean house. I would definitely return to the school in the future to perfect my French due to the excellence of the school and the fact that Nice is a nice city.
I thoroughly enjoyed the course. I thought the classes were dynamic with a mixture of grammar exercises and discussion work. I definitely felt like I learnt a lot. The student accommodation was in a very good location right next to the beach and not far from the town centre. I would recommend this school to other students as I found the teachers welcoming and approachable. Also Nice is a great place to learn French!
Club 50 is a very good option for the older person who doesn't want the stress of trying to keep up with younger minds. We went in at intermediate level and found myself easily able to keep up. It is far more relaxed but at the same time gave, for me, the right amount of grammer and stimulation to use the language. We were encouraged to use French at all timesand covered a number of interesting topics in our discussions. I came away a far more confident French speaker.
The course was extremely useful, with an equal concentration on difficult aspects of grammar and discussion, which was perfect for me! It was very interesting to hear what people from different countries had to say about the topics of discussion, and the issues were always relevant and interesting.
I would fully recommend staying with a French host family, as due to the friendly and welcoming nature of the lady I was staying with, I was able to speak a lot more French than I would have done otherwise.
I thoroughly enjoyed my language course in Nice and think that it was very useful for my language skills.
I really enjoyed the classes, and found it very easy to learn with small classes, the student teacher ratio is very good. I found my individual classes very useful, and very progressive. The teachers i had were all very helpful and willing to help in any way possible.
My accomadation was excellent. The family i stayed with were very friendly and welcoming.The food was amazing and the accomadation as a whole were very satisfactory.The location was very good and my room was very spacious.
The teacher that I had was fantastic, I learnt a lot and they accomodated everybody by taking into account the speed that different people learnt at within the class. No problems with accom, clean, good food and well located. The activities that were organised were good but could have been a bit more extensive.
The course was excellent. The school was very thorough and very organised. I had to take a test on the first day to establish my level of french which was the best way of establishing this. The teachers were all very well preapred for the classes and all the topics covered were useful.
Overall i found the experience an enjoyable one. I feel that i learned a lot in the three weeks and in the future if i need to refresh my french i would avail of this service agian.
I felt that the school got the balance between spoken, written french and grammar just right. My apartment was well situated in the quiet area of town, well equipped and larger than I expected. The neighbours were friendly and I enjoyed having time to myself after school. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.
The staff were all very nice and made learning French fun and interesting. The combination of grammar and speaking excercises was good and taught in a way that made me pick it up quickly. I loved my French 'family'! I could not have asked for a nicer host. I spoke French with her all the time and she was very patient with me if i didnt understand anything. She was an amazing cook, did my washing and took great care of me. I would very much like to stay with her again!
Great course, great way to learn the language and meet lots of amazing people. Highly recommended!!!
I enjoyed the course and found it very helpful, the staff and teachers were all friendly and willing to help. The one to one lessons in the afternoon were particulary interesting and helpful. There was also lots of excursions organised and it was easy to meet other people.
I found my accomodation to be excellent, the lady and her daughter who I lived with were a pleasure to stay with. They were really welcoming and happy to give advice on where to go and what to do in Nice. I felt as if I was actually part of their family.
Brilliant course - really enthusiastic professor who inspired students to develop their learning while making the classes fun. The out of school activities were excellent and the other students were a joy to meet.
My French language course in Nice was a fantastic experience. I came out feeling far more confident and I felt successful. My decision to go PRIVATE and have three weeks one-to-one was the best decision. It was amazing to have 4 hours intensive French conversation 5 days a week. exhausting but rewarding. My teachers was fantastic and I believe that her patience, humour and empathy were some of the best I have seen.
The best language school we have experienced. The teachers were professional, experienced and made learning great fun. we had 4 different teachers in the 8 weeks and all were equally good. There was an amazingly warm freindly atmosphere in the school and the add on visits and activities really helped to integrate students from such a diversity of ages and cultures. The administation was excellent with flexibility about classes to suit our needs.
A lovely experience with a greatly improved grasp of french and french culture and many new friends as a result. What a way to spend an English winter!
I thoroughly enjoyed the school, staff, other students and location. I will think about another course in the future. I would and have recomended the course to others.Very enjoyable in all aspects. I did have reservations about the No English' spoken in class but staff were very good at inspiring confidence and helping all students in well organised groups to improve. Thank you for the service and all aspects involved in the course
I had a superb tutor who was able to quickly gauge what I needed and who made the whole 3 weeks both profitable and enjoyable. We also greatly appreciated the cultural activities arranged by the Nice school
Truly useful, good balance of grammer and oral practice, brilliant teachers. The quality of teaching at the language school in Nice surpassed all my expectations. Great experience overall, significant boost to conversation skills, absolutely gorgeous part of France to visit. So much to do and see on Cote d'Azure that in 2 weeks I only had enough time for half of the activities on my list. I guess I'll just have to go again next year :-)
The staff were very friendly and helpful. My teacher was excellent and I learned a great deal during that 4 weeks. I would like to return to continue study in Nice. Learning a new language in another country is a unique and rewarding experience. as communication and travel make the world a smaller place, we should all endeavour to be as multilingual as possible!
Highly qualified, imaginative, enthusiastic and friendly tutors. They were aware of our needs, maintained the momentum but knew how to and when to let us rest from the vigours of French grammar, pronunciation and learning new vocabulary.
The course was merely a debut for me and I will certainly return to Nice for more. It is hard to think of a better place to learn French during our winter than on the Cote d'Azur with its turquoise sea and snow capped peaks in the background.
We really enjoyed the teaching. It was good to have a mix of nationalities and ages. A very positive expereince and we would recommend the school strongly. We went on several trips and enjoyed these.
I was in Nice for 3 weeks, 2 weeks standard course and 1 week individual lessons and i really learnd a lot. I speak so much better french now and the excursions were also very nice. So i'll be back next year. Thanks !!!
I stayed with a host family, she was a friendly lady and the meals were ok.
I had a very good teacher. I apprecieted her method of teaching: her lessons were interestings, useful for a fast learning of French and they were pleasent too. I found also a nice atmosphere in the classroom, with the others students. Everything good and nice!
I thought that the course was very well organised. Right from booking, I experienced very professional and efficient service. The accomodation was good and the family were welcoming and helpful.
The profs were very helpful and I really enjoyed my class. Stayed with a host, self-catering...was great to stay with someone local to practice my French. She welcomed me into her home and introduced me to friends that came by.
The course was excellent, very well structured, and the teachers were very helpful and friendly. I learned a lot during my week's intensive course, and I would highly recommend it to other people who are thinking of studying French abroad. I hope to return to Nice to do another course in the not too distant future!
My accommodation with my French host was in a nice area of Nice, not too far from the city centre. My French host was very friendly and welcoming, and really made me feel at home during my stay. We spoke to each other in French a lot, so it was great to put my French language skills into practice!
I attended with my daughter who is studying French at AS level. We both found the course challenging but very enjoyable and were only sorry that we could not stay longer. I would definitely attend another course in the future.
The school has a frinedly feel, nice old building. We met intereseting people. Our Teachers were enthusistic, amusing and not at all scary.
We stayed in an appartment which was fine, but I think we would have gained more by staying with a host family
The course was great and extremely helpful in learning the language. I liked the idea of the teacher only speaking french. The accommodation was great and the lady who ran it was extremely helpful and polite. Cannot complain at all about it - it was great.
I thought the lessons were well designed and interesting. The teachers were friendly and there was a good atmosphere. My host was really nice and the accommodation was fine.
The quality of teaching staff encountered was impressive. They were generally very knowlegable apart from their core language teaching abilities and were accordingly very well able to hold the attention of students of different age and background. Their enthusiasm for language was very evident
The teachers I had at the advanced level were very interesting in their approach to the classes they delivered, and they were interesting charaters themselves, interested in getting to know the students and discuss various cultures as well as the french. I really enjoyed attending each day as I felt each class gave me something new and was not just about revisiting the grammar learnt at school level.
I really enjoyed this course and found all of the teachers at the school to be very friendly and professional. They all had a real passion for teaching the language, which was great to see. I learned a lot during my week at the school and would like to return.
I stayed in an Apart Hotel, which was convenient to reach the school, and also good quality accommodation.
No complaints about school or staff. Must mention excellent activities programme with special mention for Aurelia who worked above and beyond the call of duty.
Found my own accommodation, Hotel Comte de Nice, which I would not recommend. Awakened every morning around 5 and 6 am with noise of market being built and deliveries made. [Apple Language Courses has a wide range of accommodation options in Nice and are happy to recommend alternative hotels to clients].
Two excellent meals included. One evening at typical Nicoise restaurant and farewell lunch on last Friday. Other schools should emulate.
When I arrived I was put in a group to sit a test but found it very hard and said straight away that I need to go into a beginners group and I was moved to another which was perfect for me. I loved my teacher Marine and all my classmates were awesome.
My accommodation was great - I was able to come and go as I please and felt very comfortable with Fabienne. The apartment was in a great location and a 20 minute walk to school and the beach and a 15 minute walk to the shops - it was perfect.
would definitely recommend studying abroad (if fact I already have) as it is an awesome experience and is great meeting people from all over the world of all ages with the same interest as you. I loved every minute of it. Thank you
Classes were really well structured. High Quality of teaching compared with other language courses I have attended through other organisations.
Lovely family, nice food, really pushed me to improve my french.
I took part on an intensive/ A level course in Nice. I found it to be very beneficial - I learnt a lot of grammar and vocabulary that I am sure will prove useful in my exam!
A friend of mine and I stayed in an apartment in Nice with a retired lady. Our host was very kind and cooked good meals for us in the evenings.
I had the best time in Nice this year and felt that my French really improved. Best of all, I loved the activities organized for the Club 50 class. The school staff worked very hard to make sure we had a great time in Nice.
The accommodation (Self-Catering Hotel) was very, very comfortable and the manager, Monique L'Aury, could not have been more friendly and helpful. I loved staying there!
I plan to come back!
I enjoyed the course and tutor and staff were very friendly. The afternoon trips and guide were excellent. The classes were fun and good tuition.
I liked the Villa Victoria hotel and would go back there.It was clean and friendly/helpful staff. Breakfast was good and hotel in a good location.
Will definiitely do another course.
Lovely host family and brilliant language course provided. A-Level specific content was slightly weaker as teacher didn't know what our paper would look like and couldn't find the link (although I provided one on the form I completed) but the lessons were brilliant and the school is a wonderful set up. The activities on offer were great fun!
Lovely host family with other students within the flat. Still in touch
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.
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