Learn French in Nice, France
The best way to learn French is to study in France. A course at our French language school in Nice, France, is a great way to learn French and to see France. Capital of the French Riviera, Nice is famous for its carnival, beaches and wonderful Mediterranean climate, offering students who learn French in Nice the chance to really ‘live’ the French language and experience the lifestyle of this beautiful part of France. The area around Nice also boasts a number of beautiful medieval villages, where you can sample life at a slower pace and enjoy some traditional local cuisine, well worth a visit during your course at our school.
Our school in Nice
Our French language school in Nice, France, is located in the heart of Nice, just a short walk from the beach and old town. This well-equipped school, located in a beautiful building, private garden, has a library and multi-media room with Internet access for students. At busy times, the school uses a second center, with similar facilities, located in a detached mansion house with extensive gardens, near the university.
|Lesson length:||45 mins|
|Number of classrooms:||16|
|Average class size:||10|
|Course materials included:||Yes|
|Average number of students:||Summer (150) - Winter (80) per week|
|Affiliations:||EAQUALS, IALC, Membre du groupement FLE, le CSN, Bildungsurlaub|
|Included in fees:||Guided walk around old town of Nice, French film evening in school, plus 1 other visit/activity per week for which student pays entrance fees/public transport costs, if applicable (visit to places of interest within or near Nice). |
+ Airport transfers for students staying with host family.
|Typical activities:||Guided walks, film evenings, museum visits|
|Paid activities:||Full-day excursions each weekend to Monte Carlo, Monaco, Cannes, villages/ Mountains of Provence|
|School closed on:||21/04, 01/05, 29/05, 09/06, 14/07, 15/08, 11/11|
Christmas holidays: 22/12 to 04/01
Students at our school in Nice can learn French on a ‘Standard’ French language course (20 lessons/week), or else on an ‘Intensive’ French language course (30 lessons/week). You can also enrol on a ‘Combined French Course’, combining 20 group lessons/week with 5 or 10 private French lessons/week.
Our language school in Nice also offers a French for Teachers course and DELF exam preparation courses. In the summer, our Nice language school runs an A Level Revision Course, for students preparing for this exam.
For students in their fifties and over who wish to learn French with students of a similar age, our French language school in Nice offers ‘Club 50+’ French courses. This course combines a French language course with a program of visits and activities.
Our school arranges accommodation with carefully selected French host families and in private studio apartments. If you stay with a French host family, you will be able to practise with your family the French language skills that you learn at the school.
Our school in Nice also offers ‘French host’ accommodation for students who wish to live in a French speaking environment, but want to be able to cook for themselves. These ‘French hosts’ are not families, but are usually students or young couples.
Our school in Nice works with a company that arranges excellent excursions during the weekend to local towns, cities and places of interest. These include trips to Monaco, Cannes, Eze Village, Antibes and more. An orientation on the first Monday gives you a tour of the city and insight in to what is available outside of lessons. Nice is a great location for watersports and it is possible to take part in diving, jet-skiing, parasailing and cruises. Your French language skills can be put to good use around the city in the afternoon and the school’s office is more than happy to help students who are looking for something extra to do during the week. This can include film evenings, French wine and cheese tasting evenings, an introduction to Bocce and points of interest around the city such as: The Opéra de Nice, The Palais Lascaris, The Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St Nicolas, Musee National Marc Chagall, MAMAC and other museums/art galleries.
From the flat and serene Promenade des Anglais, to the excellent views from Castle Hill; from the Old Town to the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Nice really does offer something for everyone!
How to get there
Students who stay in French host families are met at Nice Airport free-of-charge, on arrival.
With palm trees, the sparkling Mediterranean, sunshine galore and cheap as chips flights from my local Bristol airport, Nice was the natural choice for my French course!
But I soon discovered that the fact that Nice was so easy to travel to was just the icing on the cake... the city is gorgeous! I stayed with a family in the north part of the city, close to my school in Cimiez among the lovely (and might I add, very posh!) traditional French villa homes. From up there on the hill you could look out and get the most wonderful views over the city. One of my favourite times of day would be mid-evening, taking a walk after dinner in the warm South of France air, and watching dusk settle over the town and the twinkling sea ahead.
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.
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.
Teaching standards were excellent. I was absolutely happy with my accommodation and host family.
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.
Great school, great city, great location. I would definitely recommend it to others!
The course at the school in Nice was excellent. The amount and frequency of cultural activities at the school was also very good.
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.
The course was fantastic. The school was fantastic. I had a wonderful 2 weeks.
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.