French & Sailing Nice

Dates

6th July - 21st August

Lesson Duration

45 Minutes

Age

12-17

Lessons

20 per week

Class size

Max 12

Accommodation

French Host / Residence

At A Glance

Take a look at our French course in Nice – perfect for 12-17-year-olds looking to develop their confidence in French, make new friends from around the world and have fun sailing in the Mediterranean.

  • 20 general French lessons.
  • Full Board accommodation.
  • Daily social & activity programme.
  • One full-day excursion per week.
  • 5 afternoon sailing sessions.
  • Runs from 6th July – 21st August.

2 weeks €2,300
3 weeks €3,425

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School

Our partner school is located right in a quiet residential area with the beach only 15 minutes away. The school is housed in a stylish city building which contains 16 bright and spacious classrooms. The building is equipped with air-conditioning, WiFi access and a dedicated student lounge. The school is also a member of IALC, an international association of quality language schools.

Nestled between Monaco and Cannes in the spectacular Cote D’Azur, the cosmopolitan city of Nice is the perfect destination for teenagers to experience the joie de vivre of French life and culture first hand. In addition to its stunning beaches, Nice has a thriving cultural scene,  making it one of the coolest cities in the Mediterranean for teenagers to improve their fluency.

Course

Your course includes 20 general French lessons per week which run throughout the morning Monday to Friday. These classes are ideal for improving your French grammar, reading ability, vocabulary and oral expression. Your lessons will be with other international students (class size max 12) allowing time for your tennis programme in the afternoon. A level test on your first morning ensures that you are in the right class. The native teachers use an interactive and dynamic approach to learning which includes role-plays, discussions, newspapers articles, multi-media and group activities to ensure you make rapid progress.

*Please note, 14th of July and the 15th of August are bank holidays in France.

Accommodation

FRENCH HOST

Staying with a French Host is one of the best ways to improve your French and get to know and experience the French way of life at first hand. To fully immerse you in the language, our partner school arranges accommodation with carefully selected French hosts who are located either 5-25 minutes from the school, either by walking or a short bus or tram journey. The hosts are vetted and inspected and visited regularly by the school’s accommodation officer and are personally known to the school. Students are accommodated in twin rooms (single room on request) on a full board basis (breakfast and evening meal with host, lunch is enjoyed in the school cafeteria). The host may sometimes have another student of a different nationality staying with them, who also attends the school.

RESIDENCE

Students are accommodated in the state of the art summer camp residence. The residence is a 15-minute walk from the beach and 10 minutes away from the town centre. The building was the residence of Russian Tsars in the 19th century and can accommodate 130 students throughout 40 rooms. It has its own cafeteria and sports pitches. The residence is located in the same building as the school so students have no travelling to do. Students will be sharing accommodation in a 3 to 4 person bedroom. All rooms have a private bathroom, and some have private balconies or terrace. All bedding and linens are provided. The stay is full board and there is a WiFi area on the campus. All meals are taken on campus in a buffet style, which has many options. Nearby the campus you will find a supermarket, shops and pharmacy all just a 3 minute walk away. There is a garden, a balcony and a terrace. There is a reception desk and staff are on-site 24/7. Note that you need to bring towels and sportswear.

 

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Activities

This programme is one of a kind as you are not only focusing on your language learning abilities but keeping active with the sailing programme too! The sailing programme offers 5 sailing afternoons per week making up to 7.5 hours of riding the waves per week. These sessions run after lunch from 2:30pm to 4pm, Monday to Friday, and it is here where you can apply what you’ve learned in the classroom to the sea! Note that this course requires a medical clearance.

Evening entertainment is also provided, with events like karaoke, open-air movies, board games and beach picnics every night. In addition, full-day excursions are organised every Saturday to cultural capitals like Cannes, St Tropez and Monaco.

Note that this school also offers French & Tennis course or French and Multi-activities course. For more information contact our office 00 353 121 433 14 or through our Contact Us page.

FEES

2 weeks €2,300 / 3 weeks €3,425

What is included:

  • 20 general French lessons per week.
  • All Course materials.
  • Full board accommodation (shared room).
  • Full social and activity programme.
  • Sailing lessons x 5 afternoons.
  • Weekly Excursions.
  • Pre-departure information and support.
  • Emergency 24/7 contact in Dublin.
  • Return airport transfers.
  • Welcome pack.
  • Graded certificate.

Not Included:

  • Flights.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Registration €85.

FAQs

When is the arrival / departure day?

Students are requested to arrive on Sunday and depart on Saturday. Students are also requested to arrive between 8 am and 10 pm where possible. Airport transfer on arrival and departure is free of charge.

An extra night stay can be arranged and a supplement applies. For more information contact our office at 00 353 121 433 14 or through our Contact Us page.

Who will meet me at the airport?

You will be met on arrival by a school representative or your French host and brought straight to your accommodation. Please be sure to email at least 2 weeks prior to departure to confirm your flight details. You will see either your name or the school’s name on a board as you come through arrivals. We will also give you an Emergency telephone number for the school which you should call in the event that your flight is delayed.

How will I get to school?

If staying in the Student Residence, your classes are in the same building where you live!

If staying with a French Host, you will be located within 5-25 minutes from the school, either by walking or a short bus or tram journey.

Is there a gluten / dairy free / vegetarian meal option?

Special dietary requirements can be catered to for a supplement if you let us know at the time of booking.

How will I know if I am in the right class level?

You will have a level test on the first morning before you start your course and will be placed in a class with other students of the same level. Your level will be monitored during the course and if you feel your class is too easy or too difficult then you should speak with your teacher or let us know and the Director of Studies will see if it’s possible to move you to a different class. Everyone at the school is very approachable and once you let someone know they will make sure that the move is as quick and smooth as possible for you.

What does “Full Board” include?

It includes your accommodation with all meals provided.

When will I get my school and accommodation details?

Your accommodation details are confirmed as soon as we receive them from our partner school. This is usually 1-2 weeks prior to departure but can sometimes be much sooner. At the same time, you will also receive our pre-departure information with all your all school details and emergency contact numbers for your stay.

What do I need to bring for my sailing lessons?

Everything will be provided for you from the yacht club. Note that this course requires a medical clearance.

How can I book? When are fees due?

You can book online or over the phone – whichever is easiest. Once the form is complete all you need to do to secure your booking is to pay a deposit of €200. It usually takes 1-2 days before your booking is confirmed and the final balance is due 4 weeks prior to departure. You can pay either by card, bank transfer or cheque.

Can you arrange my flight?

As we are not a travel agency, we don’t book flights. However, we can advise on which flights would be suitable so please email or give us a call and we would be happy to talk you through it.
Please note, do not book your flights until you have received confirmation of your enrolment by Tribe Study Abroad.

Are there curfews? (Under 18)

Students who are minors (under 18) are required to have a signed parental permission form if they wish to go out in the evenings.

Parents can give permission for:

  • 13/14-year-olds to stay out unaccompanied until 7pm.
  • 15-years-olds  to stay out unaccompanied until either 8pm or 10pm
  • 16/17-years-olds to stay out unaccompanied until 12.30am at the latest.

For more information contact our office at 00 353 121 433 14.

If I have to cancel my booking will I receive a refund?

Please refer to our Terms of Business for further information on our cancellation policy.

What is the age range of students at the school?

The minimum age students can attend is 14 and students on this course are between 15-17 years old. During the summer (July and August) there are lots of students from different countries.

Will I have to do homework?

All students are expected to be active in their courses. This includes a certain amount of homework –i.e. preparing vocab for the next day or a written piece based on what you have learned in class that day. Homework will be corrected and given back as this helps you track your progress. However, the amount of homework given will not affect your time for leisure and or interfere with your sailing lessons.

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