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French Language Courses

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 >  Standard French course
 >  Intensive French course
 >  Intensive PLUS French course
 >  French DELF Exam course
 >  Business French course
 >  French for Law course
 >  French Private Tuition course
 >  French for Teenager courses

 >  Academic Year workshop options offered

 >  French Methodology

ACADEMIC YEAR SESSIONS:-

A range of group programmes are offered and in addition students can select from a range of PM Workshops covering Corrective Phonetics, Business French, Language & Culture and French for Law.

French Languages for Life Courses
8 to 20 weeks French language course duration
Open to 16yrs+ age group throughout the year
18 or 25 French language lessons per week
Max. 14 people per class
A range of long term French language courses ideal for Gap Year and post Uni students looking to learn French in Cannes, France in depth over two or more months for maximum impact and progress (see French course methodology for further information). Popular with students who wish to develop their French language skills but prefer to live in a residential, campus environment.

Standard French Course
2 to 8 weeks French language course duration
Open to 16yrs+ age group throughout the year
18 French group lessons per week
Timetable : 09.00 to 12noon
Max. 14 people per class
A short term French language course aimed at those who need to build on current skills or who want to kick start their French language learning from scratch with an immersion course in Cannes, France. The aim of this course is to learn how to communicate in daily social situations, according to your language level (see French course methodology for further information). It is based on solid grammar development, systematic study of real life contexts and vocabulary expansion. Emphasis is put on:-  interactive exercises in class, use of written, recorded and visual documents to improve comprehension and expression, practicising comprehension and self-expression and placing the language within a meaningful cultural context (according to class ability). 

Intensive French Course 
2 to 8 weeks French language course duration
Open to 16yrs+ age group throughout the year
23 French group lessons per week
Timetable: 09.00 to 12 noon
+ Wed & Fri : 1.30 to 3.30pm
Max. 14 people per class

As the French Standard course with 5 additional oral lessons per week, aimed at those who need to build on current skills or who want to kick start their French language learning from scratch with a French immersion course in Cannes (see French course methodology for further information).  See detailed description in Intensive Course Content details below.

Intensive French Course
2 to 8 weeks French language course duration
Open to 16yrs+ age group throughout the year
25 French group lessons per week
Timetable: 09.00 to 12 noon
+ Mon, Tues & Thurs : 1.30 to 3.30pm
Max. 14 people per class

As the French Standard course with 7 additional lessons per week, aimed at those who need to build on current skills or who want to kick start their French language learning from scratch with a French immersion course in Cannes (see French course methodology for further information).  See detailed description in Intensive Course Content details below..

Intensive PLUS French Course
2 to 8 weeks French language course duration
Open to 16yrs+ age group throughout the year
30 French group lessons per week
Timetable : 09.00 to 12noon
+ Mon/Fri 1.30 to 3.30pm
Max. 14 people per class
As the French Standard course with 12 additional classes per week, aimed at those who need to build on current skills (see French course methodology) or who want to kick start their French language learning from scratch with an immersion course in France. See detailed description in Intensive Course Content details below.
      
Intensive Course Content…...      (25 & 30 lessons per week)  
Until the A2 level the "Classical language course" is obligatory              
Complementing the AM programme, students learn to analyse the language in terms of core skills (comprehension, expression and interaction). The control of these cores skills enables the student to communicate in everyday  situations, according to their current level of ability. The acquired linguistic elements are treated in the perspective of written and oral communication. The student comes to comprehend the daily realities of communicating in French and within a French-speaking culture; the language style and register, the code of social relations … and he/she can convey and exchange information related to his/her own environment in an intercultural approach.   
           
Beginning with the B1 level there is the choice between written or oral communication specialization.              
Written specialization :
This course allows the student to learn or to improve, according to their language level, how to collect, process, restore, transmit and give information. Practical work is based on written documents (articles, essays, questionnaires…). Students acquire linguistic skills in a pragmatic context. With a variety of texts the student learns to comprehend text globally as well as the details, the implicit aspects and abstractions, learning to establish the bonds of dependence between complex ideas with the use of words or expressions in order to articulate them effectively, seize the majority of the illustrated or idiomatic expressions and develop selective reading skills.
Improvement of writing skills: to write with effectiveness and precision a variety of texts, to effectively synthesize ideas and information drawn from a written source, to ensure the cohesion of a text. Consolidation of written French grammar and lexical exercises.              
Oral communication :
Expression, comprehension and interaction. The student acquires and improves the skills to receive, to pass on and to exchange information, to request, to negotiate, to argue, to convince and to express feelings.  Exercises to combine linguistic, pragmatic and socio-cultural abilities in a pragmatic context. Use of varied and unmodified authentic supports. Reinforced oral activities and enrichment of linguistical  know-how. Acquisition in a pragmatic privileging the phonetics and semantics. Each act of speech is put in scene in situations of communication. Focusing according to the level, on some particular aspects of the communication from the lexical and cultural point of view. 

French DELF Course 
2 weeks supplementary French course
Open to 16yrs+ age group throughout the year
Good French language skills ESSENTIAL 
DELF exams offered at : A1, A2, B1 & B2 level
Dates: March, May, June, July, August, Oct & Nov
Please ask for DELF exam preparation factsheet
Prepare for the DELF exam units by combining one of the above group course options with an additional 12 DELF preparation lessons over 2 weeks in Cannes, France. Students are welcome to begin their studies prior to the 2 week preparation DELF programme, on any of the general French language courses (see French course methodology), so that they can maximum language practise and improvement and have the correct level of French necessary to join the DELF class.

Business French Course
Same format as the French Intensive Plus Course
Offered three times in the year, in a 2 week course format
Minimum number of 5 students required
Timetable: 09.00-12.00 & 13.30-16.00hrs
Exam fee not included in course fee
These programmes are aimed at CCIP Business exam students.  
An intermediate level of French is essential to cope with the course work  
End of course exam: CCIP "Diplome de Francais des Affaires"    

Students can also take this course as a Mini Group course option (any week of the year)
30 lessons per week format
or as additional private lessons inconjunction with any general French group course      

French for Law Course
Same format as the French Standard Course
Offered three times a year as a 2 week course format (25 lessons per week) 
Aimed at those who are already reading Law 
Timetable: 09.00-12.00 & 13.30-16.00hrs
An intermediate French level is essential
Exam fee not included in course fee
End of course exam: CCIP "Certificat de Francais Juridique"

Students can also take this course as a Mini Group course option (any week of the year)
30 lessons per week format
or as additional private lessons inconjunction with any general French group course    

French Private Tuition Course 
1 week+ French language course duration
Open to 16yrs+ age group throughout the year
10, 15 or 20 French private lessons per week
Lessons will be held in the afternoon (no AM timetable possible)
An extremely intensive French language course, ideal for those who wish to make maximum French language progress in Cannes over a one or two week period. Aimed at people, for whom time is of the essence.

NB: Accommodation cannot be offered on site or with hosts for French Private Tuition students.

SUMMER SESSIONS :-

Follow either the French for LawFrench for Business or DELF Preparation for specific skill areas
(see descriptions above)

or French Standard, Intensive or Intensive Plus Courses for general French skills
(see descriptions above and additional notes below)

2 to 8 weeks French language course duration
Open to 15yrs+ age group during the July & August sessions each year
18, 25 or 30 French group lessons per week
Max. 14 people per class
No afternoon workshops available
Very, very popular period, especially for younger students (50% of the student body will be 15/18 yrs of age).
See French course methodology for further details
Please book WELL in advance.

CESA includes these Cannes programme in our "French Teenage Courses " for teenagers options as from past experience we know they are linguistically successful and highly enjoyable!

Academic Year : Workshop options

- to be reserved once in Cannes
- duration : 12 weeks (4 or 8 weeks possible as well)
- workshops are opened for a minimum of 8 students
- available from mid February to mid May and from mid September to December

History of Art
- 4 lessons per week
- 2 afternoons per week
- compatible with : Standard Course / Standard Course + DELF option
- accessible from B1 level
- available also in English

French Society
- 4 lessons per week
- 2 afternoons per week
- compatible with : Standard Course / Standard Course + DELF option
- accessible from B1 level
- available also in English 

French Political Life
- 4 lessons per week
- 2 afternoons per week
- compatible with : Standard Course / Standard Course + DELF option
- accessible from B1 level
- available also in English 

French Cinema
- 4 lessons per week
- 1 or 2 afternoons per week
- compatible with : Standard Course / Intensive Course
- accessible from B1 level 

International Business 
- 4 lessons per week
- 2 afternoons per week
- compatible with : Standard Course / Standard Course + DELF option
- available in English only 

Theatrical expression   October to December only
- between 4 and 8 lessons per week, according to the role
- between 5:00pm and 9:00pm, according to scenes 4 times per week
- compatible with: Standard Course / Intensive Course
- available from B1 level
- duration: 8 or 10 weeks ( = 1 play).
- open for a minimum of 8 students
- 1 play = price of 4 weeks (even if the duration is longer than 4 weeks)


 

Methodology

The French language school's key concern is to get you to speak French!

The methodology of the courses will cover the four core skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing, with plenty of grammar and vocabulary work included in order to develop all the essential French language skills.