Learn French in Nice

NiceNice is located only 30 kilometres from the Italian border, right by the Mediterranean See in the area called the Cote d’Azur in France. Throughout the year this city of flowers benefits from very pleasant temperatures and attracts many visitors. By studying French in Nice, you can combine learning French and the many advantages of being on the Mediterranean coast.

Our language school is located right in the heart of Nice. The highly motivated administrative and pedagogical staff members put all their energy into the running of the school, giving the place an exceptional style. The quality of customer service, successful teaching of the French language and the satisfaction of every participant are our top priorities. The teaching methods of the staff aim to bring students closer to the language in the most direct way. It is based on two key areas. Communication, for instance in group projects, role plays and discussion forums, is one key area. The other one is completing written assignments with grammatical problems, using instruction books and different education materials like TV reports and song lyrics.

While learning French in Nice, you will be able to practise your knowledge of the French language in everyday situations. The different recreational activities at the school offer plenty of opportunities for that. Daily excursions, evening events, sightseeing tours and sporting activities are on offer, meaning there are activities for every individual preference.

Language courses in Nice are a good choice if you want to learn French language while enjoying the sun and sea and spectacular cultural surroundings at the same time!

Our School Location

Our language school in Nice is situated in the beautiful heart of the city, not far from the Mediterranean beaches. This city on the sunny south coast of France has so much to offer. Learn French in one of France’s most beautiful cities!

School Facilities

Our language school in Nice is located in an attractive location in the heart of the city.

The building is situated in a quiet side street and you can reach shops, beaches and the old city in just a couple of minutes on foot. Housed in a charming villa from the early 20th century, our school offers the most modern facilities: the bright and friendly classrooms are fully air-conditioned and during the breaks, PCs are available for use free of charge. The entire building is equipped with Wi-Fi internet access. The school's garden with its orange trees is very popular with students; it can be a wonderful place to review what they’ve learned and enjoy the French "savoir vivre". Warm and cold drinks are available in the school and low-priced snacks or lunch can be purchased for less than 10 Euros in numerous cafes or restaurants nearby. For participants who would like to improve their language skills outside the classroom, our library has diverse teaching materials such as books, DVDs, etc. Our teachers would also be happy to put together appropriate material for you. The language school in Nice is under German-French administration. Great value is placed upon the high quality of the courses and accommodation as well as on a personal and friendly atmosphere. The school's entire team is happy to answer any questions you might have - whether it's about class or life in France - they are always willing to help you out in any way they can! To help your immerse yourself deeply in the French culture and way of life during your language course in Nice, the school organises a multitude of excursions and leisure activities. For example, you can take part in a wine or cheese tasting, or explore the beautiful French Riviera! In the summer months our partner school uses a summer centre, where you will find similar equipment.

School Accreditation

Since the founding of the language school more than 15 years ago, administrators and teachers have been following two core values: quality of service and customer satisfaction. For the language school, this means demanding quality work in all areas: reception, language courses, accommodation, leisure programme and the school building.

To ensure transparency, our language school has become a member of several accreditation organisations that independently confirm the quality of their members. The courses have been officially recognised and accredited by government agencies. Our language school in Nice has been accredited by the Ministry of Education as an “Etablissement privé d’enseignement supérieur”; it is officially recognised by the Ministry of Labour as a school for professional adult education. Additionally, our affiliate school has been inspected by the Austrian Ministry of Education for the purposes of judging the quality of language journey providers in southern France. Two officials assessed the quality of instruction, accommodation and other services; our school received the overall grade EXCELLENT. Our language school is also a full member of EAQUALS (European Association of Quality Language Services) and IALC (International Association of Language Travel Organisations). Membership in these organisations is a sign of continuously high quality. Additionally, our affiliate school is part of the national group FLE.FR (La référence professionnelle des centres de formation du Français Langue étrangère) and has acquired the FLE.FR seal of quality. The courses offered in our affiliate school are officially recognised by the CSN, the “Swedish National Board of Student Aid”. 

Student Reviews

Language Courses

Our language school in Nice has developed a teaching method that makes it possible to use language skills quickly and effectively. These "direct" methods of our French courses in Nice are based on group exercises such as discussions, simulations, practical exercises of everyday situations, videos and games.

Grammar and vocabulary are handled with the help of a textbook, as well as with current and relevant learning materials. Among other things, French newspapers, stories, song lyrics, or radio and TV clips are included in the lessons. The course material is included in the price. After the written and oral evaluation is completed on the first day of school, students are divided into learning groups. The evaluation test and the course programme are based upon the standard levels of the Common European Framework of Reference (A0-C2). The majority of our language school's courses in Nice are offered for all skill levels. The class groups are international: on average, participants from 12-18 different nationalities study at our language school. The lessons take place in small groups of 6-8, maximum 10 participants. This allows teachers to respond to the wishes and needs of the individual participants as much as possible. It doesn't matter what you you’re looking for from a language course in Nice - the large variety of language courses offered by our partner school is sure to have the right programme for you! In addition to the general French courses, you can, for example, prepare for a language test or an university entrance exam, combine your course with sailing or diving or get to know your peers in the 50+ French culture programmes!

Course Prices (in Euro)

All course fees include: courses as described, placement tests and course certificate, course material, information material, city tour on the first day of school, visiting the historic city centre, free internet connection and access to the computer lab and library.
Hint: Prices per week get cheaper the longer you stay!

Book a two weeks intensive or combination course by 30th of April and we will provide you the third week for free (valid for May or June).

Courses start every Monday1 We2 We3 We4 We6 We8 We12 We24 We
Standard French Course (20 lessons)2835137039281,3781,6282,1884,348
Intensive French 'Crash' Course (30 lessons)3786889881,3081,9482,4283,3886,748
Combination Course (20+5 lessons)5481,0431,4531,9282,8783,3084,5889,148
Combination Course (20+10 lessons)8131,5732,2032,9284,3784,9886,98813,948
French for Teachers* (36 lessons) -688 - - - - - -
50+ Programe* (15 lessons) -858 - - - - - -
Junior Language Course* (20 lessons)398713------
Private French Course (20 lessons)1,1282,2283,3284,4286,6288,82813,228 -
Private French Course (30 lessons)1,6783,3284,9786,6289,92813,22819,828 -
Additional Private French Course (5 lessons)2755508251,1001,6502,2003,3006,600
Additional Private French Course (10 lessons)5501,1001,6502,2003,3004,4006,60013,200
DELF Preparation Course (20+6 lessons)---1,988----

Lesson = 45 minutes, * Those courses are just available on certain dates.

Course Dates and Info

Please take the following dates into consideration when planning your language journey Nice, France:

Standard French Courses: Starts every Monday

Beginners with no knowledge: 10. April, 8. May, 6. June, 3. July, 31. July, 04. September, 16. October. 

DELF Course (Duration 4 weeks): 20. February, 24. April, 22. May, 26. June, 31. July, 25. September, 20. November 2017.

Executive French Courses: Starts every Monday EXCEPT 27 March, 1 May, 15 May, 10 July, 14 August, 30 October, 6 November

French for Teachers (Duration 2 weeks): 17 July, 31 July

A-level Preparation Courses:
1 week course: 10 April
2 week course: 3 July, 17 July, 31 July, 14 August

50+ Programme (Duration 2 weeks): 8 May, 28 August, 30 October

30+ Programme (Duration 1 or 2 weeks): 29 May - 4 September

Holidays in Nice 2016 (weekdays): 17 April, 1 May, 25 May, 5 June, 14 July, 15 August, 1 November. Winter holidays wil start 23/12/2017 until 07/01/2018.

Accommodation

To make sure you feel right at home during your language course in Nice, our language school can offer a multitude of different lodging possibilities for you. If you'd like to immerse yourself as deeply as possible in French culture and lifestyle, we recommend that you stay with a French host family. Not only will you have the opportunity to use your language skills more, you will also have a chance to experience the daily life of a typical French family. For participants who would like to be a bit more independent, staying with a French host is ideal: you live here with a French private landlord and share a kitchen and bathroom with them.

Despite your independence, there are still plenty of opportunities to socialise with the French! The language school's shared apartments are extremely well located and are another interesting lodging possibility for young people. The summer residence is also very popular among our participants in the summer, or the private apartments, which are available all year-round. Here you can enjoy being independent while still being able to get to know international students. It is also possible to reserve a one or two room apartment in a 4-room residence. If you prefer something a bit more comfortable, the language school can book various types of hotels for you. It is also possible to get a one or two room apartment in a 4-person residence. No matter what accommodation requirements you have - the language school is sure to offer the right accommodation for you!

Apartment

A new type of accommodation particularly suitable for younger participants is the language school’s shared apartment programme. The school is just 10 minutes’ walk away from this particular accommodation.

The Avenue Jean Médecin, Nice’s shopping mile, is just a few steps away as well. The shared apartment can host up to 8 language students and comprises two single rooms, two double rooms with separate beds as well as a room with a double bed. If you would like to order a double room as a single traveler, the language school will pick a roommate for you. The comfortable communal kitchen is equipped with numerous shelves, a large refrigerator, an oven and a microwave. A big table offers enough space for participants to have meals together. A flat-screen TV and Wi-Fi internet access are available as well. Residents share a spacious bathroom. Accommodation in a shared apartment requires self-catering together with other language students of our school in Nice. Please note that the minimum age for this accommodation type is 18. Reservations have to be made for a minimum of 2 weeks. Upon arrival, a safety deposit of €150 will have to be posted. Bed linen is provided, but language students will have to bring their own towels. Arrival should be scheduled for a Sunday, and departure organised for a Saturday. We’d be glad to answer all your questions regarding accommodation in France!

Private Apartment

Private apartments in Nice are very popular with our participants.

Private apartments**

The apartment building is a two-star residence frequented by many international students. It offers independent accommodation with other course participants. You’ll stay in a 15-18m² room for 1 or 2 persons with a small kitchen as well as separate toilet and bathroom, just a 20-minute walk from the school and a few metres from Place Garibaldi and the historic district. All rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with satellite TV, telephones and high-speed internet. From 1st June to 30th September, you’ll also be able to use the outdoor swimming pool. Accommodation is self-catering. Breakfast services can be booked on request. Bed linen and towels are provided. A parking space can be provided, depending on availability, for a small surcharge.

Private apartments****
If you would prefer accommodation with a higher standard during your language course in Nice, our residence hotel is the right choice for you. The 4-star apartments are located within a 10-minute walk from the language school. Apartments with 1 or 2 rooms are available. All apartments are equipped with telephone, satellite TV, a safe, bed linen and towels. Parking spaces are also available.

Host Family

Living with a host family is still the most popular type of accommodation with our participants in France. This form of accommodation has two distinct advantages: you will experience the day-to-day life of a French family up close and you’ll be able to actively train the skills you have learned in French class every day! Our language school in Nice places great emphasis on a friendly

atmosphere when selecting host families. The school will make sure to factor in your individual wishes before placing you in a host family. Accommodation with a host family includes half-board services: you will have breakfast and dinner with the family. Towels and bed linen is provided by the host family. Accommodation in single or double rooms is possible. If you book a double room as a single traveler, the language school will assign you a roommate. Host families often live near multiple bus stops. Transportation to the language school generally doesn’t take more than 20 minutes. Upon arrival, the family will pick you up at the airport or train station free of charge (does not apply for arrival on business days or arrival between 10 pm and 8 am)!

Summer Residence

During the summer months of July and August, our language schools have access to the summer residence. The residence building is the student dorm of the natural science faculty in Nice. It is located in the district of Cimiez and situated in the beautiful “Parc de Valrose”. The city centre and the language school can be accessed on a 10-minute bus journey or a 30-minute walk.

The school’s summer centre is just a few minutes’ walk away. You’ll stay in a 13m² single room that contains a private bathroom (shower and toilet) and a small refrigerator. Accommodation includes breakfast in the cafeteria, but a cooking area is not available. Bed linen and cleaning products are provided, but students need to bring their own towels. Please note that this type of accommodation is only available for a minimum stay of 2 weeks. We’d be glad to answer any questions you have regarding accommodation types or your language journey to France in general.

Accommodation Prices (Euro per person)

Host Family (single room)**213
Host Family (double room)**189
Hosts (single room)159
Hosts (double room)135
CITEA Private Apartments*  
 2 person1 person

Private Apartment (Studio, Self-catering) 

01.01.17  - 20.05.2017 / 24.09. - 31.12.17

 

250400
Private Apartment (Studio, Self-catering)
21.05.17 - 23.09.17
325550
5 weeks and longer
01.01.17 - 20.05.17/24.09.17 - 31.12.17
200350
5 weeks and longer
21.05.17 - 23.09.17
250450

BB: Bed & Breakfast, * Minimum age: 18 years ** Airport transfer on arrival is included by the host family (only on Saturdays and Sundays and not between 10pm - 6am!)
Arrival at our language school in Nice is usually on Sundays. Students leave on Saturdays. If you want to arrive or depart on other days, we will be happy to book additional nights for you (surcharge will apply).

School Activities

The vibrant port of Nice in the south of France is home to a number of spectacular sights, cultural events and gorgeous surroundings. To give you sufficient room for exploring the French Riviera and experiencing French culture during your language course our language school in Nice has prepared a colourful trip and activity schedule.

The programme contains evening activities such as French film screenings, school parties, beach nights, pub visits, bowling or trips to the disco. Athletic pursuits such as hiking, rafting or diving are also part of the schedule! Culture vultures will enjoy the conferences, guided museum tours and wine or cheese tastings. Full-day excursions at the weekend will allow you to see all places of interest in Nice’s surrounding area. The thick forests, olive groves and vineyards will enthrall you! Shortly after your arrival in Nice you will receive a guide book that contains all the relevant information about Nice and its surroundings. The employees responsible for planning excursions and activities are available for your questions and suggestions during breaks and after class. They will help you structure your leisure time in Nice in as varied and exciting a way as possible.