Learn French in Nice and experience one of France's most vibrant cities! Located in the 'French Riviera, on the dazzling Cote d'Azur coast, Nice enjoys a year round mild, Mediterranean climate and is well known as a popular desitation for visitors to France. The sea air and excellent quality of light have also attracted many famous artists to Nice, and today the city is home to museums and galleries dedicated to Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall as well as the must see MAMAC (Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain).
Students who learn French at our school in Nice, will have the opportunity to really ‘live’ the French language and experience the lifestyle of this beautiful part of France. Stroll along the Promendade des Anglais, Nice's seafront promenade and most iconic attraction, where you will find the exclusive Hotel Negresco, climb up to the Colline du Chateau where you will find fantastic views over the Bay of Angels and Nice's picturesque harbour, and explore the narrow streets of the old town, just minutes away from our school and is home to daily markets for local produce, fruit and flowers.
The area around Nice also boasts a number of beautiful medieval villages, where you can sample life at a slower pace and enjoy some traditional local cuisine, well worth a visit during your course at our school.SPECIAL OFFER: 1 week free in Nice, France!
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Our school in Nice
Our French language school in Nice, is located in the heart of the city, just a short walk from the pebbly beach and old town. This well-equipped school is located in a beautiful building, with a private garden and has excellent facilties including a multi-media room with Internet access for students.
At busy times, the school uses a second center, with similar facilities, located in a detached mansion house in the exclusive Cimiez area of Nice, which is close to the Matisse and Chagall museums. This school building also has extensive gardens where students can relax between lessons.
Courses in Nice
Students at our school in Nice can learn French on an ‘Intensive’ French language course (20 lessons/week), or else on a ‘ Super Intensive’ French language course (30 lessons/week). You can also choose to combine your group course with additional private lessons. DELF exam preparation courses are also available. Each lesson lasts for 45 minutes and groups has a maximum of just 10 students.
Our language school in Nice also offers a French for Teachers course which is suitable anyone teaching or training to teach French as a foreign language. This course aims to enable participants to refresh their own language skills as well as learn new teaching methodologies. Students are taught in small class sizes with a maximum of just 5 students per group.
At Easter and in the summer, our language school in Nice also runs a popular A-Level Revision Course for students preparing for this exam. This course includes 30 lessons each week, with 20 lessons used to enhace general language skills and 10 lessons dedicated to revision techniques and text analysis.
For students in their fifties and over who wish to learn French with students of a similar age, our French language school in Nice offers ‘Club 50’ French courses. This course combines 15 language lessons each week with a program of visits and activities. A Club 30 course is also available for students whow prefer to study with others of a similar age.
A family course is also available for parents who would like to travel with their children and is suitable for those with children aged between 9 - 15 years.
Our school arranges accommodation with carefully selected French host families or in a student residence. If you stay with a French host family, you will be able to practise the French language skills that you learn at the school with your family. Host family accommodation is available on a half board (2 meals per day), or self-catering basis.
The student residence is ideally located in the centre of Nice, just 10 minutes away from the school and is suitable for students aged 18 years and over. The student house is equipped with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities and Wifi access. This is a popular option and early booking is recommended!
During the summer months, we can also arrange accommodation in a university residence residence located in the Cimiez area of Nice. This is just 10 minutes by bus, or a 30 minute walk from the central school building. Each room in the residence has a private bathroom and fridge. No kitchen facilities are available, although breakfast is included at the campus restaurant.
Our school in Nice works with a company that arranges excellent excursions during the weekend to local towns, cities and places of interest. These include trips to Monaco, Cannes, Eze Village, Antibes and more. An orientation on the first Monday gives you a tour of the city and insight in to what is available outside of lessons. Nice is a great location for watersports and it is possible to take part in diving, jet-skiing, parasailing and cruises. Your French language skills can be put to good use around the city in the afternoon and the school’s office is more than happy to help students who are looking for something extra to do during the week. This can include film evenings, French wine and cheese tasting evenings, an introduction to Bocce and points of interest around the city such as: The Opéra de Nice, The Palais Lascaris, The Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St Nicolas, Musee National Marc Chagall, MAMAC and other museums/art galleries.
From the flat and serene Promenade des Anglais, to the excellent views from Castle Hill; from the Old Town to the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Nice really does offer something for everyone!
How to get there
Nice has a large international airport with excellent flight connections. Students who stay in French host families on a half board basis are met at Nice Airport free-of-charge, on arrival.