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French in Nice

Why study French in Nice?

Destination

Language programme in Nice

Located in the extreme south-east of France, 30 kilometres from the Italian border, Nice is a colourful Mediterranean mish-mash flanked by the gorgeous Bay of Angels on one side and the rolling Ligurian Alps on the other. Nice's 350,000 inhabitants enjoy superb culture (museums, plays, opera, libraries and concerts) as well as blue skies, sparkling sea and sun year-round. Numerous public works by celebrated artists such as Chagall, Nikki de Saint-Phalle and Matisse are dotted around the city.

The Old Nice is a labyrinthine quarter of medieval streets, delicious local delicacies for nibbling on the go (courgette fritters, pissaladière, socca) and a decidedly Italian feel. Savour the sea air and gorgeous views as you stroll along the Promenade des Anglais, walking in the footsteps of celebrities as diverse as King Farouk of Egypt and the Rolling Stones.

International House Nice School

Our partner school, International House, is located in one of Nice's tranquil residential areas. The school is housed in a fully air-conditioned, 400-square-metre building, and is only 5 minutes away from the station and 10 from the main road (avenue Jean Médecin). The seafront is just a 5-minute walk away. A park as well as plenty of cafes and restaurants are also located nearby.

During the peak season, lessons may be held in the school annex, centrally located on avenue Jean Médecin.

Accreditations : Groupement FLE, German government's Bildungsurlaub, and recognized as a quality-assured French language school by the Swedish government (CSN).**

School facilities include:

Teaching Methods

IH follows a 'Communicative Method' syllabus, which works to develop all four language skills - reading, writing, speaking and listening. Special attention is paid to speaking, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

To give an engaging and relevant framework to learning these skills, your professional and friendly teachers will select topics that create interest, discussion and debate in the class, allowing you to develop your confidence both in speaking and listening throughout your stay, in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere.

The teaching materials IH uses are specially designed by the school and realia such as newspapers, videos and other materials is also used.

As well as taking an active part in classroom discussions - the best way to improve your fluency - you will work on your language skills in small groups, pairs or individually on tasks and projects. IH's teachers work to create a welcoming environment with mutual support among students - so you'll feel at home while your French improves!

Activities and events during your stay

You will enjoy a varied calendar of social and leisure activities every week, in the afternoon or during the evening. Attendance is optional. Many of these activities are free of charge, however, some may charge a fee. All activities are subject to change without notice and may be offered seasonally.

Some of the many activities available include:

Cooking or sport options

Course

French language course: the basics

Courses on offer

Combined Optional French Course - 2 options:

Accommodation

Homestay (obligatory for students under 18)

Single or shared room, shared bathroom, no meals provided

A very warm Mediterranean welcome and total immersion in the French language make this housing option the most efficient solution to practice French. The school takes into account your age, profession, and particular interests when selecting and screening your host family.

Travel time to IH Nice: All host families are located no longer than a 20-minute walk from the language school. Those that are slightly further from the school are always close to a regular bus or tram travel line.

Practical Information:

The shared rooms are reserved only for people travelling together, in July and August.

Half board in option (see Dates & Prices tab)

Residence "France Riviera"

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Residence "Adagio Acropolis"

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Résidence "Montebello" (summer only)

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Dates & Prices 2019

Dates 2019

Course start dates: Most courses start every Monday year-round (exceptions are outlined below.) On Bank Holiday Mondays, lessons start on Tuesdays.

2018 Bank holidays and holidays (No lessons will take place on these dates and they will not be rescheduled or refunded): 22/04, 01/05, 8/05, 30/05, 10/06, 15/09, 01/11, 11/11. School is also closed during Christmas & New Year holidays**: from December 20, 2019 to January 06, 2020.

Should the course include 2 bank holidays during the first 4 weeks of stay, one out of two days will be refunded by the school.

Start dates for total beginners: 07/01, 21/01, 04/02, 18/02, 4/03, 18/03, 01/04, 15/04, 29/04, 06/05, 20/05, 03/06, 17/06, 01/07, 15/07, 29/07, 12/08, 26/08, 02/09, 16/09, 30/09, 14/10, 28/10, 04/11, 18/11, 02/12, 16/12

Exam Prep Course Dates:

Exam preparation courses must be booked at least 4 weeks prior to course start.

The DALF exam is held at the University of Nice in June and December.

Prices 2019

Booking prices -

All taxes and enrolment fees included

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Lessons, accommodation in a host family, single room, no meals included
Duration20L26L & DELF A1/A2/B1DELF B2 & DALF COMB 20+4COMB 20+10
1 week565 €645 €680 €795 €1,145 €
2 weeks970 €1,120 €1,200 €1,430 €2,130 €
3 weeks1,320 €1,525 €1,670 €2,015 €3,060 €
4 weeks1,735 €2,010 €2,200 €2,665 €4,055 €
6 weeks2,565 €2,980 €3,260 €3,955 €6,045 €
8 weeks3,395 €3,945 €4,320 €5,250 €8,035 €
12 weeks4,345 €4,945 €---
16 weeks5,570 €6,570 €---
18 weeks6,480 €7,380 €---
20 weeks7,195 €8,195 €---
24 weeks8,140 €9,580 €---
32 weeks10,825 €12,745 €---
36 weeks11,810 €13,825 €---
Accommodation extra per week
Host family - single room, half board110 €
France Riviera (Oct - April) (1 pers)185 €
France Riviera (May-Sept) (1 pers)220 €
Adagio (Oct - April) (1 pers)265 €
Adagio (May-Sept) (1 pers)385 €
Montebello (July - Aug), single room125 €
Transfers - per journey
Host family (between 10 am and 9 pm)35 €
Host family or residence - after 9 pm (shuttle service)45 €

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Practical Info

Getting there

Arrivals: Sunday afternoon

Departures: Saturday

Transfers are available on request and at extra cost (see Dates & Prices tab).

Please note: Do not make travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course (about 4 days after payment).

Visa Information

You might need a visa for this course. For more information please visit our Visa Information page.

Do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email if you require any additional information.

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