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French for Teenagers: Antibes 13 to 17 yrs

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If you’re looking for a fun residential (or host based) French Summer course on the Riviera, this programme is right for you. Every Monday to Friday morning, students study French in the classroom and then each afternoon are kept entertained by dedicated French group leaders, who organise a range of sporting, social and cultural activities either on site or in the local area. The weekends are dedicated to activities or free time.

So if you like to be busy, this is the perfect French language course for you.
It’s very popular and places on campus become fully booked ~ so early reservations advised!

Standard Course

Levels offeredBeginner to Advanced
Age range13-17yrs
Course duration1 week+ 
Number of lessons20 lessons per week
Lesson duration45 minutes
Maximum per class15 students
  • No lessons on the first Monday
1 wk2 wk3 wk4 wk
€ 870€ 1640€ 2411€ 3214
CESA Fee: € 60.00 per person

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In total there are 36 language lessons over 2 weeks (unless a day is lost to a public holiday). This is equal to a term of contact lessons at most UK schools and you are immersed in France, speaking French with native French speaking teachers and the group leaders (who help organise the social activities each week).

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The French language college in Antibes offers French courses with other teenage language students, who have a similar French language level. Students are immersed in France, speaking French with native French speaking teachers and the “animateurs” (who help organise the social activities each week) and are encouraged to socialise and make the most of their time in France.

Teaching concentrates on grammar work and the development of oral and written skills through entertaining and motivational classroom activities, across a wide range of language levels. The teaching approach aims to stimulate young students, engaging their interest in the French language and improves their knowledge of French culture. Learning tools include songs, films, comic strips or other current documents of interest to stimulate student interest and to keep the lessons dynamic. Emphasis is placed on oral skills and developing linguistic self-confidence in an international student environment.

Social activities provide contrast and bring an additional element of fun to the overall programme. The French language college staff are aware that the students are on holiday and therefore do all they can to ensure students enjoy their French experience, both in and outside the classroom.

Intensive Course

Levels offeredBeginner to Advanced
Age range13-17yrs
Course duration1 week+ 
Number of lessons26 lessons per week
Lesson duration45 minutes
Maximum per class15 in AM & 8 in PM
  • No lessons on the first Monday
1 wk2 wk3 wk4 wk
€ 943€ 1786€ 2625€ 3501
CESA Fee: € 60.00 per person

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The additional PM sessions are perfect for those who wish to use this chance for extra practise in the French language so that they can improve their oral skills. Small class sessions ensure ample opportunity to talk.

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These mini-group classes focus on oral skills to encourage students to speak out. The course focuses on conversation and role-playing games. Students practice the grammar points they have worked on in the morning through a range of learning activities. Oral and written comprehension exercises invite them to reproduce, reformulate and engage in debate using a comparative, inter-cultural approach.

Fees quoted on the CESA Course Fees, include tuition, activities, two way Nice airport transfer, shared room accommodation & full-board.
Please note: Flights to Nice, insurance and personal expenditure are NOT included.

Extra fees will be applied as follows:
Gluten free meals: EUR 195.00 per week
Weekday transfer to/from Nice airport: EUR 80.00
Extra night in residence: EUR 90.00 / Extra night in host accommodation: EUR 110.00
Tuition and Activities without accommodation: One week: EUR 640.00  /  Extra week EUR 560.00
Tuition only (no activities): One week: EUR 370.00  /  Extra week EUR 320.00

Course Dates 2018/19

Spring 2019
April: 08, 15, 23*, 29
May: 06, 13, 20, 27
June: 03, 11*, 17, 24
Summer 2019
July: 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
August: 05, 12, 19, 26
Autumn 2019
Sept: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
Oct: 07, 14, 21

Public Holidays: 22 Apr, 01 & 30 May, 10 Jun and 15 Aug 2019
Lessons lost are not made up (a school guided excursion will be arranged instead). Where Monday is a public holiday students will effectively have a 3 day week, so these weeks are not recommended for one week courses.


Antibes: View

Antibes/Juan les Pins offers everything the French language student needs, all the benefits of the Riviera, with the charm of the picturesque streets of Antibes, splendid sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine and yet is only 13 km from Nice airport.

The college has offered Teenage French language courses for over 25 years and also provides programmes over the Easter, half-term and Summer holidays.

The combination of the French language lessons with a busy activity programme has real appeal!



Antibes Teens: Summer class 2

Standard Course

First Monday:

09.00 hrs
Introductory talk
Language test
Tour of Antibes (with guide)

Rest of first week:
09.00 to 12.20 hrs (20 mins break)

All other weeks:

Monday to Friday
09.00 to 12.20 hrs (20 mins break)

Intensive Course

Tuesday & Thursday:
Additional classes
13.45 to 16.00 hrs (20 mins break)


Antibes Teens: Table football Leo campus

A range of activities are offered as an inclusive part of this programme each week, including

1/ a half-day trip
2/ a full day trip
3/ a weekly barbecue or Crepes party

Various activities are organised such as sports tournaments, themed activities etc. On Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings the group leaders offer a fun evening programme with games and entertainment. Additional activities are offered during the summer at additional cost. Students are advised of the options via a notice board in each Centre.

No activities take place on the first or last day of a student’s course, as the group leaders are busy helping students settle in, or depart at the end of their stay.


Students have a range of accommodation options:

Staying with local French hosts who live in and around the Antibes and Juan les Pins area, which will mean a short commute to school each day. Students take breakfast and the evening meal with their hosts and lunch is offered at the language school.
The two summer college residential campuses are well located outside the busy heart of Antibes/Juan les Pins. Both college buildings are entirely self-contained complexes. The building contains classrooms, a campus refectory (where meals are provided on a full-board basis), the college office and residential accommodation; bedrooms and corridor showers/wc’s facilities.
The college may open a third smaller residential site if required over the summer period, (if student numbers make this necessary) but students staying here take a bus to the nearby school premises for classes.

Residence Campus One:
July & August

Antibes: External view of Campus OneOne week+ duration
Shared room (a room mate will be found, if you’re not travelling with a friend)
French classes are taught on site
Internet access available
Located in a quiet setting, just 2.5 km from central Antibes, this Centre provides two buildings of 90 bedrooms, surrounded by superb gardens.

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The building is a French Lycee, dedicated to Horticulture. It is a busy academic site for the majority of the year and is used as a language college only in the summer months.
There is a student cafeteria, indoor and outdoor sport grounds for basketball and volleyball, an outdoor – above ground – pool and an amphitheatre, which is perfect for evening events! The residence bedrooms are for 2 or 4 students with bathrooms and wc’s on the corridor (no air conditioning). There are no phones in the rooms, however students have access to a public phone. Full board is offered on site (except on excursion days when a picnic is provided instead).


Residence Campus Two:
July only

Antibes Teens: Summer Leo Students outside 2One week+ duration
Shared room (room mates will be found, if you’re not travelling with a friend
French classes are taught on site
Internet access available
A modern campus, situated just north of Antibes, some 6 km from the city centre and the beaches.

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This modern campus has a 330 student capacity in two buildings. Again, this is a busy academic site, when not used as a language college in the summer period.
The campus offers a self-service restaurant, a snack bar, TV room, sports grounds and a large – above ground – swimming pool. The residence bedrooms are for 3 students with their own shower and 2 sinks. Wc’s are available along the corridor (no air conditioning). There are no phones in the rooms, however students have access to a public phone. Full board is offered on site (except on excursion days when a picnic is provided instead).

Whilst we will do our best to ensure you are placed in the residence of your choice, we cannot guarantee a specific site. Student placement is based on achieving the best mix of age, nationality and language ability in both residences, to ensure the best social and working environment, for every student.

French Hosts:
April to October

Antibes Teen: Host familyOne week+ duration
Shared room (a room mate will be found, if you’re not travelling with a friend
Single rooms (at extra cost, limited availability)
10-30 minute walk/bus trip to school
Internet access (not always offered with hosts, but is available at the school)

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Students are placed in the Antibes / Juan les Pins / Golfe Juan general area, as close as possible to the school. Usually students are able to walk there, however you may need to take a bus (a journey of not more than half an hour), especially in the high season. Hosts show students the way to school on the first Monday, so they know where they are going.
Free: Bed linen is provided and changed weekly.
Transfers: the hosts will come to meet their guest at Antibes station or Nice airport and drop them off there the day of departure (from 6:30 am to 9:00 pm)
The bedrooms vary in size depending on the host family
Students can use the washing machine (the family may ask them to pay 2€ per wash).

Residence Campus Three:
Additional site

Antibes: Standard ResidenceOne week+ duration
Shared room (room mates will be found, if you’re not travelling with a friend
10 minute school bus trip to school
Internet access available
Primarily used during the Easter & June period (but can also be used if the other sites are very busy in the summer)

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Just 600 m from the beaches and 500 m from central Juan-les-Pins, it is a great location to make the most of all the town has to offer. Simple, basic standard rooms for 2 to 4 students. Each room has a private bathroom. There is a small splash pool on site, but no sports facilities available. The evening meal is arranged at the residence, otherwise meals and lessons are held at the language college (just 1200 m away). A shuttle bus takes teenage and adult students alike from the residence, to the college each morning (one way service only), a daily ticket costs one Euro.

On Campus

All students are welcome to leave campus unsupervised from 13.30 to 19.30 hrs and then return for dinner on campus. They also attend the Monday BBQ & Friday night party arranged and supervised by school staff (until 23.00 hrs).

All parents must complete a Permission form (whatever the child’s age). No students (15 yrs old or younger) will be allowed out unaccompanied after 19.30 hrs

Parents of students aged 16 yrs +, must choose one of the following options:

Option One/ The student cannot go out unsupervised after dinner

Option Two/ The student can go out unsupervised, up to 23.00 hrs on ONE evening in the week (either Tuesday or Wednesday, confirmed once in France) and until 01.00 hrs on both Friday & Saturday & the day prior to a bank holiday (if applicable) in accordance with the College Director’s rules.
No alternative curfews are possible.

With hosts:

Students staying in host accommodation, aged 16 yrs + will automatically be allowed to go out during the evenings until 23.00 hrs twice during the week and until 1.00 hrs on Friday and Saturday and on days prior to a bank holiday.

Students aged 13/15 yrs are not allowed on their own in the evenings.
There is an organised evening by college staff on the first Monday, a BBQ and the Friday party, that all students go to (up to 23.00 hrs).
No alternative curfews are possible.


Language School:

Antibes Teens: Summer class 3In July/August there are plenty of bright, modern classrooms, an on site cafeteria, an above ground pool and private outside terrace, where students can relax after class. On each campus there is an Activity Kiosk, where students can book additional activities in addition to those offered within the course programme.

College staff will be based on site during the day and will live in the accommodation on site with residence based students – so if there are any questions, there is always someone to turn to.

Students are assigned to a residence based on ensuring the best mix of age, nationality and language ability, for all students.
A bus will transfer students from each school to any activity, or to the town centre or beaches once classes are over. Return school buses ensure students can easily get back to the residence (free of charge).

Location Plus Points:

Antibes is located in the heart of the French Riviera

Antibes is a popular summertime location with young language learners

The student accommodation for teenagers is either on site ~ no commuting or with hosts, in which case students will have to walk or take a public bus to reach college each day

Course Plus Points:

All teachers are fully qualified & experienced teachers of French as a foreign language

Only French will be spoken in class

One+ week course enrolment possible

Full adult supervision (except if staying with hosts, students walk to the school & back on their own)

French language classes are all divided according to language level and nationality mix

20 or 26 French lessons per week format offered

Travel & Transfer

Arrive: Sunday AM/Early PM
Depart: Saturday AM

Fly to Nice International airport
Two way transfer service from Nice airport to the college campus/hosts, is inclusive in the course fees.

Hosts collect students who are staying in host accommodation
School staff collect students staying in school residences.

Please ensure the flights arrive on the Sunday at a reasonable hour and likewise depart at a reasonable time on the Saturday. Set arrival days/times apply to the Nice transfer service and cannot be altered.