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French Gap Year in Cannes

Is this Gap Year course for you?

Yes...if you are looking to rapidly improve your French language skills at a quality French language school in a fantastic location.

French language courses in Cannes are a popular choice for students on a Gap Year. The French language school in Cannes offers both short-term and long-term French Gap Year courses for all ability levels, including beginners.
> See French course methodology for further information.

Most students choose to live in the on-site campus residence accommodation, just 2 minutes walk from the beach. Established in 1931, the French language school moved to its present site in 1981. It is set in its own private campus, around a central open-air courtyard. It is just one road back from the beach and a 15 minutes stroll from the heart of the town and has parking (for cars and bikes) on site.

If you wish to learn French in Cannes to a high standard (B1 to C1 ability) over a concentrated period of long term and in-depth study, this is the course for you! Covering all aspects of the language in detail to ensure a high standard of comprehension and expression in both the written and spoken elements of the language.  The DELF exams can easily be incorporated into these programmes.

The aim of this course is to learn how to communicate in daily social situations, according to your language level. It is based on solid grammer 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). These long-term French courses allow students to focus on all aspects of the French language over several months study in Cannes, whilst placing the language within a meaningful cultural framework.

  • Duration : 16 to 24 wks (shorter courses also available)
  • French tuition (18, 25 or 30 lessons)  
  • Class size : 8/14 people
  • Preparation for DELF exams (optional, not included in course fees
  • Minutes per lesson : 55   
  • Ability levels : Beginner/Intermediate
  • Minimum age :16yrs   

For Prices & Start Dates: Refer to the CESA Course Finder
Select: Cannes / Academic Year / Language level / Start date


Cannes : French Gap Year Course links

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  > Accommodation offered by French school in Cannes

  > CESA student reviews on Cannes

Cannes, an ideal place to spend all or part of your Gap Year - for first hand information and advice please contact the CESA staff.


Want to learn French in Cannes, but can't manage a Gap Year course? 

We can also offer shorter French language courses:

  > Cannes : Languages for Life (18 lessons)  8 to 16 wks

  > Cannes : Standard Course (18 lessons)   2 to 8 wks

  > Cannes : Intensive Course (25 lessons)   2 to 8 wks+

  > Cannes : Intensive Plus Course (30 lessons)  2 to 8 wks+


French Gap Year course information:

These French Gap Year Course ensure rapid acquisition and long-term retention of key French language skills and also covers a range of topics on modern day France (cultural, social and economic). Oral and written French language skills are developed and enhanced through out these courses.  These French courses are aimed at students with beginners to advanced abilities, who want to see serious linguistic improvement and are working towards fluency over a few weeks or a number of months. 

French Course Methodology:

  • Intensive grammar study
  • Phonetics
  • Development of vocabulary
  • Syntax and application
  • Listening and comprehension
  • Dialogue and communication
  • Idiomatic language
  • Written and oral expression
  • Lecture and analysis
  • Live guided discussion and synthesis
  • Free conversation

This French language course is an excellent opportunity to learn a new language, immerse yourself in a new culture and make new friends from all around the world. The study plan takes into consideration your current level, your needs and the length of your course.

Exams are offered to Gap Year students:

Do you speak French? Can you prove It!

Prepare for the DELF & other French Exams in your Gap Year.
> Click here for DELF exam details