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Learn French in Aix en Provence

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 breath-taking scenery and historical architecture of the region. Provence attracts both French and international tourists, partly due to its wonderfully mild climate, its 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 perfect opportunity 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

14 classrooms
Library with multi-media resources
Student computers
Self-access study centre
Private garden and terrace
Vending machines serving coffee and snacks
Wheelchair-accessible
Air-conditioning
Course materials included
Member of IALC and Eaquals
Certified Label Qualité FLE centre
Wi-Fi throughout the building
Approved for CSN and Bildungsurlaub programmes (various states)

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The school
The school terrace
Learning French
Bright, airy classrooms

Our French language school is set within a newly renovated building, near the elegant Torse Gardens and just a short walk from the historic centre of Aix en Provence. Situated across 3 floors, this modern school has a charming back garden and 2 terraces where students can sit and relax in the glorious Provençal sunshine.

It is also comprised of 16 bright classrooms with air-conditioning, a student study room with Internet access, and an elevator, making it a wheelchair-friendly location.

Location: east Aix-en-Provence
Nearest convenience store: 850 m
Nearest café: 950 m
Nearest metro stop: N/A
Distance from train station: 1.6 km
Nearest bus stop: 1.6 km (Gare d’Aix en Provence)
Distance from airport: 29.4 km (Marseille Provence Airport)

Courses in Aix en Provence

Available courses

  • Intensive (20)
  • Intensive + Cookery (28)
  • Intensive + DELF Exam Prep (24)
  • Intensive + Excursions (30)
  • Intensive + Private Lessons (24)
  • Intensive + Private Lessons (28)
  • Intensive Long Term (20)
  • Super Intensive (30)
  • Private Lessons (20)
  • Business Course (35)
  • Teachers Course (30)

There is a wide choice of programmes at our school in Aix-en-Provence, so you can learn French whatever your requirements and interests! Take an Intensive course of 20 lessons per week or a Super Intensive course of 30 lessons per week to improve your general language skills in a relaxed setting with students of a similar level.

For more personal attention, take our Intensive + Private Lessons course or a course of Private Lessons only. These courses are a fantastic choice if you have certain areas that you wish to improve and allow your teacher to get to know you and your preferred learning style.

As well as general French language courses, our school in Aix offers a Business French course geared towards learning French in the world of work, and an Exam Preparation course for anyone studying for the DELF examination.

Try your hand at traditional Provencal cooking with an Intensive + Cookery course, where you can combine general language lessons with workshops and tastings of delicious local produce!

Special courses in Aix en Provence

Accommodation

Available accommodation

  • Host Family

Our school in Aix en Provence offers accommodation with local host families for a complete immersion into the language and culture. Not only will host family accommodation provide you with a welcoming home during your time in France, but it will also give you an insight into the day to day life of a French family and allow countless opportunities to practise your French skills! Host families have been carefully selected by our colleagues at the school, and are experienced in hosting students of all nationalities, ages and backgrounds.

Choose room only or bed and breakfast for a more independent experience, or half-board for a fully-immersive experience.

Activities

Language immersion is not just about learning French in a classroom – it is also about getting to know the culture and way of life of your chosen destination. And it couldn't be easier than with the help of our school's social activity programme! Each week, our school in Aix-en-Provence organises a vast array of fantastic cultural activities to help students practice the French language skills that they learn on their course and meet like-minded individuals from all over the globe.

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. With all the extra practice outside of the classroom, you will be speaking French fluently in no time!

How to get there

Fly to Marseille-Provence, or to Nice Airport and then take the shuttle bus to Aix-en-Provence. Private airport transfers can be arranged at an additional cost, which will take you directly to your accommodation


Location of our school in Aix en Provence

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4.5 / 5
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4.2 / 5
School Staff

4.7 / 5
Average score for our school in Aix en Provence based on 71 previous client reviews.

Student reviews & feedback

It was challenging! I was at the school for two weeks. The first week was brilliant and I learned a lot - the classes took me well beyond what I had been learning and the teachers were excellent. The second week I was struggling to actually process all that I was learning. It was still good - and I enjoyed the whole experience but it wasn't until after I had left that I realised just how much I had learned.

My accommodation was excellent. My host was kind, thoughtful and a great cook. My initial thought had been to find my own accommodation but the homestay was a rich experience.

The pedagogy at Aix IS was excellent - and very engaging. The materials were all well thought out and the teaching standard high. The small classes helped and Aix en Provence is a lovely town. Now looking back I realise that I have been provided with good foundations to carry on learning French. This school is a credit to your organisation.

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Teachers are excellent and very adoptive to specific needs.

Accommodation couldn't have be better, beyond my expectations.

Aix is a lovely town and you can do many excursions to nearby villages and cities.

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Absolutely loved Aix- fantastic school- learnt so much. Fantastic excursions so I saw alot of Provence as well as the stunning Lavander Fields.

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A very good experience.

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I attended a French language course in Aix en Provence. We had an assessment test the first day and group distribution. I got into a little bit tougher group so asked to be downgraded as I thought I should go over the grammar again. It was really fantastic course with motivated teachers and students. We were exercising, discussing, presenting and had fun. We had two teachers swapping each day and they both new what the other was doing. They spotted what we needed to work on more and designed the course as we went along.

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I found the teachers very professional and the course make-up very good.

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The course was really interesting, a lot of topics dealt with. The Teachers encouraged us to communicate in French and a lot of time was dedicated to the oral competence.

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Two very motivated teachers (Claire and Florence) have made the course pleasant, interesting and useful.

My family (Ms and Mr Campston and their lovely daughter Juliette) has been really perfect. A very clean house and the meals were really good. A nice family atmosphere with a lot of "conversations" at dinner time. If I go back to Aix, I'm surely going to ask for staying with them again.

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Course just right level. Enjoyed the classes and teachers ensured all students particapted. A lot of fun to, would highly recommend it. I stayed with a lovely woman, very helpful and engaging. My stay was very plessant, no problems at all. Flat in a lovely quiet part of town with a 10/15 minutes walk to schoool and centre. Perfect.

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Extremely enjoyable. School uses system of two teachers per class, working on alternate mornings, liaising closely over lessons. Emphasis on oral French, using French. Grammar revision helped confidence in speaking. Teachers very friendly and highly responsive to particular requests.

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The lectures in Aix were very very good and also very very helpful. The lessons were of a very high standard and also very enjoyable. The centre is very pleasant, not too big in a good area and easy to get to from everywhere. My classmates were great and I already miss them. I want to thank the school for a wonderful week! What a lovely experience! I couldn't have hoped for better!

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It was great fun; lots of lovely people from many different countries. The quality of the teaching was excellent - particulalrly the one-to-one, where I found the teachers to be very thoughtful in their approach. They prepared thmselves well, and responded well to my specific requirements for learning.

The couple I was with were an intgral part of my learning. They were prepared to talk to me for at least an hour every evening in French, which was just what I was looking for. The food and the accommodation could not be faulted.

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The course was very professional and efficient but also friendly and appropriate for the types of students there.

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The course was very good. there was a lot of variation in the program and there were two teachers, so that you learn things a different ways. The accomodation was very luxe. The lady was kind and her appartment was great. I was lucky again! And, she had a swimming pool. perfect if you ask me.

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Good structure, imrpoved my grammer and good conversations. Emmersion in French at first was difficult but I picked up the language easily afterwards. Very nice family, let me be independent but were there when I needed a conversation

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French was well taught with extremely helpful, approachable teachers and small class sizes, administration was kept to a minimum so I really felt like I was getting what I had payed for.

The accommodation was good, the bedroom and bathroom were well sized, and the host was welcoming. It was further from town and away from the language school than I would have liked.

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The school was possibly the best I've ever experienced. The instructors were diligent and dedicated to teaching. The greater emphasis on speaking over just grammar was welcome. My ability to comprehend aurally improved more greatly than I had expected it would. The weekend activities were also very enjoyable and reasonably priced.

The husband and wife were very friendly and accommodating. They made a real effort to continue to converse with me. They also corrected my significant errors, which was very helpful. My room was comfortable and had air conditioning; this feature is very important in this area in the summer.

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I really think I took the correct decission by taking a private course since I have been learning at my speed and the course was based on my previous knoledge and my targets. The accomodation was a success since it was an old couple who take care of the house and so it was clean. The food was excellent.

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The school in Aix has a good curriculum, with 2 different teachers during the course for different perspectives, which I consider one of the strengths of the curriculum. The course was fun as well as I learned a lot!

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The course was very practical and informative, with real life situations! My accommodation was perfect, good house, good shower, the people interactive and respectful of individualités!

The course far exceeded my expectations. All my teachers were superb! Lovely hosts who spent time talking with me in French! Accommodations clean, quiet, comfortable and close to the school!

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It was a great course, I really enjoyed it. The teachers were amazing, I really felt like I learned a lot from them. My accommodation was spacious and decent as far as cleanliness goes.

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B. Steindl

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.

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E. Ellis

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!

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I was hugely impressed by the teaching methods and by the calibre and friendliness of both teachers and fellow students. Aix is dreamy beautiful. My hostess was very kind and pleasant; the neighborhood wonderfully quiet and within walking distance of the school. I appreciated very much having unlimited wifi access.

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Something I found particularly helpful was the fact that the school gave you information regarding the levels of language competence and where you sat within them. It enabled me to see that my langage skills are improving. My hostess was very hospitable and I couldn't have wished for a better environment re language stimulation.

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I was very satisfied with the course. There was a good balance of grammar presented in a very palatable way and oral work. Both of the teachers in our class were excellent. Always stimulating, often challenging and skilled at encouraging contributions from the less confident. Our hostess was friendly, helpful and welcoming with good clean accommodation and excellent food.

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I found the course well structured and pertinent to my needs. The staff were very professional and encouraging. I really enjoyed it! Our accommodation was very comfortable and close enough to the school, the hostess was wonderful and I was extremely grateful for her efforts regarding my dietary needs.

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L. Palieva

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 language course program was also very good and up tho the highest standards.
I had a really excellent "sejour lingustique" in Aix-en-Provence.

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The school was good with a great atmosphere in which to do a french course. The teachers are very competent and the courses are well run. I stayed with a hostess who was extremely friendly and caring. She took me sightseeing and helped me run my errands,and also made every effort to make me feel at home.

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Overall, the course was very good! The accommodation was in a nice location, with a nice landlady!

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The classes were very interesting and used a lot of different material - the emphasis was on speaking - which is what I was looking for. The teachers were fantastic. The students on the course were all very keen and willing to participate which made the classes very lively. I stayed in an extremely nice apartment. My Hotesse d'accueil was a very interesting woman who was very friendly and communicative.

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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.

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C. Palomino Marced

The teachers and staff were very friendly.

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The course was well run, lively and sometimes very amusing. My host family accommodation was very clean, friendly and the hostess was helpful.

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A. Isabel Solas Martinez

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.

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I was impressed by the quality of the course, the teachers were all delightful and I liked the fact that there were a number of different nationalities in my class. The couple I lived with were extremely nice and their flat was very well placed: five minutes from both the language school and the town centre.

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J. Quinton

The teachers were excellent professionals. They 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 students I was with were wanting to learn and worked hard throughout the two weeks. My accomodation was fine. My hosts looked after me, helped when needed and were ideal companions throughout my stay.

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The course was extremely effective and enjoyable. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to learn a language in a fun environment. I had a blast and learned a lot!

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I enjoyed the course very much. It was lively and stimulating and I made a number of new friends there. The school in Aix is top notch!

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A wonderful experience, I would like to do it again! The accommodation was excellent and I got along great with my host family.

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The imersion methodology was good, but what was particularly useful was the teaching only in french. The teachers were patient and encouraging and utilised a range of interesting activities to keep enthusiasm maintained. The host family was very welcoming and the food was excellent. The facilities were clean and there weren't too many rules!

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. The students were from all countries and all ages, making for a lively mix and one where friends were easy to find.

My home stay was more fabulous than I ever expected. The family was kind, generous, and eager to help me with my emerging language skills. They have become new friends whom I hope to have for a lifetime. And the food - fantastic!

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There was nice interaction between the teacher and students. The extra activities were well organised. The accommodation was clean, comfortable and conveniently situated close to Gare SNCF, Gare Routier and Aix bus stops.

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School statistics

Nationality (%)


American (9)
Canadian (3)
British (6)
German (10)
Italian (3)
Japanese (4)
Norwegain (7)
Spanish (3)
Swedish (19)
Swiss (13)

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Average ages (June - Aug)

* Statistics considered correct at the time of publishing

Student stories on our blog

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! Read more...

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