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French Gap Year in Nice

Is this Gap Year course for you?

Yes...if you are looking to seriously develop your French language skills 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

Established in 1992, the French language school in Nice is situated a few blocks south of the Railway station, some 200 metres from the Nice Etoile shopping area, 400 meters from Place Massena and 10 minutes from the Promenade des Anglais by foot. Located in a quiet residential area the school is situated in a lovely mansion, surrounded by similar styled houses from the turn of the 20th century. 

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.

  • Duration : 20 to 24 wks (shorter courses also available)
  • French tuition (20 lessons)  
  • Class size : 6/10 people
  • Preparation for DELF exams (optional, not included in course fees
  • Minutes per lesson : 45   
  • Ability levels : Beginner/Intermediate
  • Minimum age :18yrs   

For Prices & Start Dates: Refer to the CESA Course Finder
Select: Nive / Languages for Life / Language level / Start date


Nice : French Gap Year Course links

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Nice, a great city with plenty to offer and an excellent 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 Nice, but can't manage a Gap Year course? 

We can also offer shorter French language courses:

  > Nice : Languages for Life (20 lessons)  8 to 18 wks

  > Nice : Standard Course (20 lessons)   1 to 8 wks

  > Nice : Intensive Course (30 lessons)   1 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!

Some people study French for self-enrichment or want to know how to tell the time or talk on the phone in French, or to satisfy short term language requirements in high school, college, university or career goals. Others however, such as universtiy or Gap students, aspiring teachers, translators or others with long term career goals, study the language as part of a formal training programme. For this latter group of students, formally proving competency in the language is a requirement and this is where the DELF Exams are of great value.

Prepare for the DELF Exams in Nice in your Gap Year.
>  Nice : DELF exam course details