Learn French in Aix en Provence, France
Learn French with a language course at our school in Aix-en-Provence, a beautiful university spa town in the heart of Provence, surrounded by mountain ranges and picturesque villages! Here you will discover the breathtaking scenery and historical architecture of the region. Provence attracts both French and international tourists, partly due to it's wonderfully mild climate, it's world-renowned vineyards and the healthy waters of the hot and cold springs! Situated close to the mountains and also near to the coast, our language school in Aix-en-Provence offers you the ideal possibility to immerse yourself in the French way-of-life and to get to know the language and the people in their own surroundings. Our language school in Aix-en-Provence is one of our most popular schools in France and is an excellent location from which to explore the wonders of Provence.
Our school in Aix en Provence
Our French language school has recently moved to a beautiful newly renovated building, located just a short walk from historic centre of Aix en Provence, close to the Torse Gardens. The transport facilities are fantastic, with a bus stop directly in front of the school. The new school is situated on 3 floors and has a charming garden at the back and 2 terraces where students can sit in the sunshine and relax. There are 16 modern classrooms with air-conditioning, a multi-media room with Internet access and there is an elevator and wheelchair access, especially to cater for any students with reduced mobility.
There is a wide choice of programmes at our school in Aix-en-Provence, so you can learn French whatever your requirements and interests! As well as general French language courses, our school in Aix offers a Business French course and a Work Experience programme. If you are keen to learn more about Provence, then why not try the ‘Discover Provence’ course, ‘French and Painting’ course, ‘Language and Wine’ course or ‘Language and Gastronomy’ course. These programmes combine general French language tuition in small classes, with fascinating visits, wine tastings, practical cookery classes and much more. Do not hesitate to contact us for more details on any of the available options!
If you wish to learn as much French as possible during your stay, then we would always recommend you to stay with a French host family. This will give you the chance to get to know the local people and to practise the French language skills that you learn in class, on a daily basis. Our school carefully selects and monitors the French host families and hosts and has a great relationship with them. Breakfast or half-board is available in this type of accommodation.
If you would like the chance to practise French as much as possible, but on a self-catering basis, then you can request to stay with a ‘French host’, where you will have access to the kitchen to prepare your own meals.
Alternatively, fully equipped studio apartments are also available in the student residence, located within walking distance of our school. This option is ideal for students who are looking for more privacy.
Our school in Aix-en-Provence organises a fantastic weekly cultural programme to help students practice the French language skills that they learn on their course and so that you can quickly get to know each other and discover the city.
Activities include guided tours and local walks, cookery classes, wine and cheese tastings, painting lessons, horse-riding, Pétanque as well as excursions to historical sights, attractions and places of interest around Provence! The cultural programme gives you plenty of chance to explore the beauty of Provence and experience the way-of-life in this wonderful part of France and with all of the additional practise outside of the classroom, you will be communicating fluently in French in no time at all!
How to get there
Fly to Marseille-Provence, or to Nice Airport and then take the shuttle bus to Aix-en-Provence.
My week in Aix...
As far as the course is concerned, the lecturers in Aix were very, very good and also very, very helpful. The lessons were of a very high standard and also very enjoyable! The school itself is very pleasant, not too big, in a good area and it’s easy to get to and from everywhere. My classmates were really great and I already miss them... I want to thank the school for a wonderful week!
As regards my host family, all I can say is…what a lovely experience! I couldn't have hoped for better! The lady took me to the centre of town to help me book tickets for the rest of the trip, showed me everything, shops, places of interest and spent an afternoon with me in town!
I thought it was excellent. All the professors were so helpful and responsive to any and all questions. My host family was wonderful...great food...wonderful conversations at every meal, great room. I could not have asked for more!
The teachers and staff were all very friendly.
I really enjoyed the classes, the teachers were all lovely and I feel that I learnt a lot of french - so much I was able to communicate with people in the country town near where I lived.
The teachers arranged lessons well, explained throughout and responded to every question put to them. They were helpful and responsive and did all they could to help one progress with one's French
The course was good and the teacher was excellent, very helpful and professional. The cookery course was just excellent, more than I expected. My host family accommodation was very nice and they were very helpful.
I am extremely pleased with the services provided by Apple Languages. Aix is a very good school with extremely good and experienced teachers and a friendly staff.
The course was great and I really improved my french. My hostess was very nice and attentive, always trying to help, I really felt like home, she made me feel in a cozy place.
Overall, the course was very good! The accommodation was in a nice location, with a nice landlady!
My course, Decouverte la Provence, was amazing and the school is wonderful! The teachers were great - personable, knowledgeable, and flexible given the constant comings and goings of new students.
A wonderful experience, I would like to do it again! The accommodation was excellent and I got along great with my host family.