Standard or Intensive French Nice

Dates

Year Round

Lesson Duration

45 Minutes

Age

16+

Lessons

20/28 per week

Class size

Max 10

Accommodation

French Host

At A Glance

A very popular general French course in an award-winning language school in the heart of the French Riviera. Students who wish to accelerate their fluency have the option to upgrade to the Intensive course with 10 extra afternoon classes.

  • 20 or 28 general French lessons.
  • Half Board accommodation with French Host – Twin Room.
  • Daily social & activity programme.
  • Course dates: Year Round.

General 2 weeks: €1345 / Intensive 2 weeks: €1840

General 3 weeks: €1550 / Intensive 3 weeks €2150

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School

Our partner language school in Nice is located in a beautiful 19th-century building, just a short walk from the charming old town, beach and shopping areas. Nice is famous for its epic sunsets, year-round sunshine, designer shops and fashionable cafés & restaurants. The school has bright, spacious classrooms, free WiFi, library and a beautiful private garden. During July and August, the school has a second centre with 12 classrooms and similar facilities which is located in the exclusive Cimiez district close to the Chagal and Matisse museums. The school which was founded in 1993 is accredited by EAQUALS (European Association for quality language services) and is also member of IALC (International Association of Language Centres).

Course

Your course includes 20 General French classes per week covering French grammar, vocabulary, oral expression, comprehension and reading. Morning lessons will be with other international students (class size max 10) and classes are from 8.45 – 10.15 and 10.30 – 12.00 or 15.30 – 17.00 and 17.15 – 18.45. Intensive classes take place over 3 afternoons and all course materials are included. A level test on your first morning ensures that you are in the right class and lessons are dynamic and fun. Teachers use a variety of techniques including role-plays, discussions, newspapers articles, multi-media and group activities to ensure you make rapid progress.

Accommodation

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 first-hand. To fully immerse you in the language, our partner school arranges accommodation with carefully selected French hosts who are located either within walking distance or a short bus or tram journey from the school (maximum of 40 minutes). 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 half- board basis (breakfast and evening meal). Hosts are approved by our partner language school and can be a married couple or single person, with or without children. The host may sometimes have another student of a different nationality staying with them who also attends the school.
There is also an option to stay in accommodation on campus or in student residence – if this is something that interests you, please contact our office on +353 1 253 0634.

Activities

The school organises a variety of trips and excursions open to all students attending the school and these are advertised on the school notice board each week. Some of the afternoon activities include a guided orientation tour of Nice, volleyball on the beach, crepe party or a French movie afternoon.

Some of the popular paid activities include a Segway tour of Nice or a full-day excursion to Cannes or Monaco. There are half-day trips to Eze Village, the Fragonard Perfume Factory, the Matisse museum and the Cimiez district. Remember to bring your French student card for the discounts! Nice is also a fantastic location for water sports and offers a host of different activities such as jet skiing, paddle boarding, kayaking or parasailing. The school will be happy to help you organise whatever you are interested in doing.

FEES

General 2 weeks: €1345 / Intensive 2 weeks: €1840

General 3 weeks: €1550 / Intensive 3 weeks €2150

What is included?

  • 20 or 28 General French lessons per week Monday-Friday.
  • All Course materials.
  • Half board French host accommodation (twin room).
  • Local orientation in Nice.
  • Emergency 24/7 contact.
  • Transfer on arrival.
  • Student Card.
  • Welcome pack.
  • Graded certificate.

Not Included:

  • Flights.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Registration fee €95.
  • Return Airport Transfers.
  • Extra Night €40.
  • Single Room €47 per night.

A SAMPLE WEEK

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
9:00 - 10:40Standard FrenchStandard FrenchStandard FrenchStandard FrenchStandard French
10:40 - 11:00BreakBreakBreakBreakBreakOptional Excursion!
11:00 - 12:20Standard FrenchStandard FrenchStandard FrenchStandard FrenchStandard French
12:20 - 13:15LunchLunchLunchLunchLunchLunch
13:15 -15:45Tour of NiceIntensive FrenchIntensive FrenchFree TimeIntensive French
19:00DinnerDinnerDinnerDinnerDinnerDinner

*Please note the social programme is optional and works on a pay as you go basis.

** Please note that during peak season and every time when necessary, lessons taking usually place from 8.45 to 12.00 might take place in the afternoon from 15.30 to 18.45.

FAQs

When is the arrival / departure day?

Students are requested to arrive on Sunday and depart on Saturday. The transfer on arrival is free of charge and for departure, you can take the airport shuttle (€6) or taxi (~€40). Students are also requested to arrive no later than 10 pm where possible. The host or the school can arrange this for you if requested. An extra night stay can be arranged for a supplemental fee of €40. For more information contact our office on +353 1 214 3314 or through the Contact Us page.

How do I arrive at my accommodation?

You will be met on arrival by your French Host or school representative and brought straight to your accommodation. 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. The transfer on arrival is free of charge and for departure, you can take the airport shuttle (€6) or taxi (~€40).

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 “Half Board” include?

It includes your accommodation, breakfast and evening meal with your French host. There are loads of cafes and creperies beside the school to get a nice pizza or salad for lunch or else simply get a baguette and drink and have lunch on the beach and soak up the sun.

I would prefer a single room. Is this possible?

Yes, single rooms are available upon request for an additional charge of €47 per night. For more information contact our office on +353 1 214 3314 or through the Contact Us page.

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 school details and emergency contact numbers for your stay.

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.

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 must indicate a curfew time (latest 11pm) or else agree to a no restriction which means there would be no curfew. For more information contact our office on +353 1 214 3314 or through the Contact Us page.

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 your placement is confirmed by Tribe Study Abroad.

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 16+. During the summer (July and August) there are lots of students from different countries between 16 and 19 and for the rest of the year the average is 20-28 years.

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