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French Gap Year Course in Nice

If you are looking to seriously develop your French language skills, studying in a good sized city, at a quality French language school on the French Riviera.

The French language school in Nice has a friendly, welcoming atmosphere, offering both short-term and long-term French Gap Year courses for all ability levels, including beginners. Students can choose to live with a host family and immerse themselves in the French culture. The French language school is centrally located just a 10 minute walk from the beach and close to many shops, restaurants and bars.

Gap Year in Nice
Plus Points

Nice has it all, culture, history, a busy modern centre, a picturesque old town and of course the Promenade des Anglais and the sea!

A full range of French language exams are offered, year round – if you want them!

Based in a lovely town house, just back from the old town

French Course Details

Levels offeredBeginner to Advanced
Minimum age18
Course duration8 to 24 weeks
Alternative courses1 week+ 
Number of lessons20 group lessons per week
Lesson duration45 minutes
Maximum per class10 students
  • Start dates throughout the year
  • Classes are held Monday to Friday each week
  • Timetable: Mon/Fri : 9.00 am – 10.40 am / 11.00 am – 12.20 pm
  • June to September, an alternative afternoon timetable may also be used
  • No group AM lessons held on first Monday due to induction
  • Preparation for DELF exams (optional extra module, not included in course fees)

Languages for Life Course

8 wks   €1670.0012 wks   €2122.0016 wks   €2806.00
CESA Fee: € 50.00 per person
Summer supplements: Not applicable
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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.

In-depth study over an extended period ensures better mastery, subtler understanding and far greater long-term retention of key skills. These long-term French courses allow students to focus on all aspects of the French language over several months in Nice, whilst placing the language within a meaningful cultural framework.

French Course Methodology:

Intensive grammar study
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!

Formally prove your competency in the French language.


Accommodation in Nice

Most students studying in Nice, decide to stay with local French hosts, but students who would prefer to live independently can choose to live in the Student House, with other language students.

French hosts:
Hosts offer half-board accommodation (breakfast and the evening meal).  They live in apartments in and around the city and may have more than one student staying with them at a time.

Shared apartments:
Students can live with French people, but self cater. This is a great solution for students who want to have contact with French people but have specific dietary requirements or prefer to have the freedom to eat at their own convenience.

Student House:
Share the course experience with other language students by living independently in a house where you can self-cater.  This a popular option and there are limited places available and they will become fully booked during the Spring/Summer period.

Further information can be found on the main Nice French school: Accommodation description.


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