The school where you will do your French course can be found in the city centre, a beautful building Belle Epoque, a short distance from Notre Dame Cathedral and the central train and bus stations. It was renovated in 2004 and has the most modern facilities to ease your learning during your stay. The students can go to the beach to relax between classes or in their free time, as the beach is just a 10 minute walk from the school. The classrooms are nice and bright. The school also has a common area and internet access for the students.
The school has a very international environment. The nationalities of the students are very diverse: German, Japanese, Brasilian, Northamerican etc.
The first day, you should get to the school at 8:00. Once you get there, you will do a level test so you can be given a group. The classes start immediately after you´ve been divided into groups. In July and August, the level tests will be done on the Saturday between 14:00 and 19:00. If you arrive after 19:00, you will do the test on the Monday at 8:00.
The school is accredited by:
This beautiful city offers much more than a simple holiday of sun and beaches. Nice is the capital of the "Blue coast" and is the fifth biggest city in France. Its great architectural beauty makes it one of the most important cultural centres in the region. The old city is made up of narrow, winding streets where you can find boutiques and little shops, as well as magnificent restaurants where you can try all types of fish and shellfish, and some delicious typical Italian or north African dishes.
The flower market offers a magnificent sight to behold when the flowers are in full bloom, and at night becomes a lively spot with bars, restaurants and many jewellery stops.
The city is also an excellent starting point to visit other attractions from the Riviera to Monaco, Cannes, Antibes and Saint Tropez.
Buses: the bus network is extense. The majority of the routes run from 06:00 or 07:00 to around 21:00, with a more limited night service. You can get tickets from any newsagent or better, on the bus (single tickets only)
The Archaeological museums of Nice-Cimiez: more than a useum, it is an archaeological site, more than 2 hectares, where you can visit the amphitheatre and baths.
Constructed on a 220m hill, it is a massive work of the 16th century with bastions and thick walls. The view is exceptional, as you can see Italy and on the clearest days, you can also see Córcega.
The old city contains in its small streets some immense treasures.
Opened in 1885, it replaced the old theatre that was destroyed in a fire in 1881.
One of the liveliest places in the city
The Cathedral takes the name of the Catholic patron saint of Nice. The Bell tower is from the 18th century.
A space of more than 2km2 from the sea to the hills. Today, it is one of the main leisure places for the people of Nice.
This promenade is known worldwide. It is a symbol of Nice, always full of flowers
The main nightlife is the Vieux Nice and the Rue Massena, where the nightlife continues until the early hours of the morning. If you prefer a more relaxed night, you can go to the theatre, ballet or opera.
The standard French courses are made up of 4 daily lessons, normally divided into grammar and vocabulary, conversation, reading and writing, oral and written understanding.
In order to promote an active debate and communication, the topics in class are usually about current topics in newspapers and local magazines, which coincide with the level of each group and the interest of the students.
Starting dates for absolute beginners in 2016:
A standard course is the perfect combination to learn the language and enjoy your free time. 4 lessons per day guarantees effective learning, whilst for the rest of the day you have free time to do other activities.
Timetable of class: 09:00-12:15
This French course is directed at those students that want to make big progress in their language in a short amount of time. The intensive course is made up of 6 lessons per day, 5 times a week, Monday to Friday.
Starting dates for beginners in 2016:
Ideal for beginners, to refresh knowledge of the language already acquired, or to learn idioms. Whatever your level, this course will answer to all your needs.
This French preparation course will help you to get the qualification you need. With specific content surrounding the language, native teachers and classmates who share your goal, you will find it very easy to pass the test.
The programme is divided into three blocks, with a month for each one. Each block will give you a general vision of the course, so we recommend you do a minimum of 2 blocks but ideally 3, depending on your initial level.
The material used on these courses is very specific. With many past papers and exercises, you will get used to the structure of the exam in a way that you won´t have a problem when you need to show off your language skills. As with all of our courses, this follows a rigid structure, but the teachers can also focus on the needs and rate of the specific students.
Exam dates in 2016: 25th-27th May, 15th-17th June, 12th-14th October, 14th-16th December
Without a doubt, doing a stay abroad is the best way to learn the language, get to know the culture and to give your career a boost. Getting certified language levels is a prerequisite in many places of work or study. With us, you won´t have any problem in getting your qualification and achieveing your goals.
The team at the school organises lots of different types of cultural activities so that you can enjoy your free time, whilst also improving your knowledge of the language. There is a lot to see and do in Nice. The majority of the activities are an additional cost.
The apartments are shared between 2 and 5 students, and have a bathroom and fully equipped kitchen. The apartments aren´t always near the school, but they are in places very well connected, so you won´t have any problems in getting to the school. We offer two categories of apartment: standard and comfort
The size and number of bedrooms varies. The comfot apartments offer more comfort: bigger apartments. more modern furniture, balcony, better location etc.
Availability: All year
Room Type: Single or double room
School distance: between 5 and 15 minutes on foot or by public transport
Check-in: Sunday from 15:00 to 20:00
Check-out: Saturday before 12:00
In this type of accommodation you will definitely be more independent than in an apartment or with a family. Here you will have many more opportunities to disconnect, to study or relax.
Availability: all year
Room Type: double room (for students travelling together) or single rooms
School distance: nearly all hotels are near to the school, so you can walk there
Check-in: Sunday from 15:00 to 20:00
Check-out: Saturday before 10:00
Living with a French family means you have the opportunity to share your own way of life, as well as having the opportunity to practice what you have learnt in class. The family will welcome you to talk about your own country. Normally the families are in the same neighbourhood as the school, or very close and well connected. In general, French families are open minded, hospitable and very friendly. The families can be single people or married couples that have enough time to share with their guests.
Room Type: Single or double room
The airport for Nice is the "Côte D´Azur". It is 7km from the city centre.
Es una buena oportunidad para aprender francés, en una ciudad con playa y sobre todo conocer gente de otras culturas y países. La ciudad tiene proximidad con otros puntos turísticos de la Costa Azul, por lo tanto hay bastantes opciones de entretenimiento y ocio.
Conocer gente y compartir impresiones fue lo que mas me gustó del viaje.
Una ciudad muy bonita. Muy buen tiempo. Ideal para aprender francés y también practicar inglés puesto que se pueden hablar ambos idiomas. Si no te sabes expresar bien en francés todo el mundo habla en inglés. No había demasiados españoles.
La experiencia de la beca al extranjero es espectacular.
Me ha gustado la interacción con otros estudiantes de diferentes países de Europa y del mundo. También la proximidad de la ciudad con otras te da la oportunidad de ir rápidamente a visitarlas en un día y sin un coste elevado.