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Antibes: Half term & Easter French courses

Open to: 14/17 yr old students – Easter, May, June & Autumn

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Is this course for you ? Yes. If you’re looking for a fun residential (or host based) French Half-term or Easter course. Emphasis is placed on oral skills and developing linguistic self-confidence in an international student environment. It’s very popular and places on campus & with hosts become fully booked ~ so early reservations are advised!

Location Plus Points:

  • Antibes is located in the heart of the French Riviera
  • Antibes is a popular location with young language learners
  • The student accommodation for teenagers is either in a small residence ~ no commuting ~ or with hosts, in which case students will have to walk or take the bus to reach college each day

Course Plus Points:

  • All teachers are fully qualified and experienced in the teaching of French as a foreign language
  • Only French will be spoken in class
  • One+ week course enrolment possible
  • Full adult supervision (exception: for those in host accommodation, the walk from the accommodation to college & back)
  • French language classes are all divided according to language level and nationality mix
  • 20 or 26 French lessons per week format offered

Programmes Offered

Standard French Programme

Non-summer class 4

  • One weeks + programmes
  • 20 group language lessons per week
  • Up to 15 students per class level
  • 45 minutes per lesson
  • No lessons on the first Monday

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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Intensive French Programme

Non-summer class 3

  • One or two week programmes
  • 20 group language lessons
  • + 6 additional group lessons per week
  • Up to 15 students per class level in AM
  • Up to 6 students per class level in PM, (held on Tuesday and Thursday)
  • 45 minutes per lesson
  • No lessons on the first Monday

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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Fees quoted include tuition, activities, 2 way Nice airport transfer, shared room accommodation & full-board.
Flights to Nice, insurance and personal expenditure are NOT included.

French Teenage Course Notes:

Course Description

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.

The French language lessons are based on songs, films, comic strips or other current documents of interest to stimulate student interest and to keep the lessons dynamic. 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 want to enjoy their time as well as study, and therefore do all they can to ensure students enjoy their French experience, both in and outside the classroom.

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, beaches and some lovely Autumn sunshine (though we can’t always be sure of the weather!) and yet is only 13 km from Nice airport. The college has offered Teenage French language courses for many years now and provides programmes over the Easter, half-term and Summer holidays.
During the Autumn, Easter and May & June, the classes are offered at the main college site, so whether living in the residence or with hosts, students will have to commute to the college for their language classes.

The combination of the French language lessons with an activity programme has real appeal! Every morning, from Monday to Friday, students study French in the classroom and then each afternoon are kept busy by the 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!

Activities

A range of activities are offered as an inclusive part of this programme including 1/ a half-day trip 2/ a full day trip and 3/ a weekly barbecue or Crepes party. On Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings the group leaders offer a fun evening programme with games and entertainment.
Additional activities are offered as a rolling programme of events during the summer at additional cost. Students are advised of the options once in France, via a notice board in each Centre (i.e. water-skiing or horse-riding, all taught through local clubs by certified national qualified instructors).
No activities take place on the first or last day of a course, as the group leaders are busy helping students settle in, or depart at the end of their stay.

Accommodation

Student placement in residence rooms and host accommodation is based on achieving the best mix of age, nationality and language ability to ensure the best social and working environment, for every student.

Residence: Used during Easter, May, June & the Autumn

Just 600m from the beaches and 500m 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 1200m 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.

Non-summer residence

Going out Permission

Students aged 13 years old (or younger) will not be allowed out unaccompanied at any time.
Applied For 14/17 year old students.

Campus accommodation

For 14/17 yr olds.
All students are welcome to leave campus unsupervised from 13.30 to 19.30 hrs, but return for dinner on campus.

Students aged 15 years old (or younger) will not be allowed out unaccompanied after 19.30 hrs.
They will participate in the Monday BBQ and Friday night party (supervised by staff and ending by 23.00 hrs)

Parents of students aged 16 yrs+, must then 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 11.00pm on ONE evening in the week (either Tuesday or Wednesday, confirmed once in France) and until 01.00am on both Friday & Saturday & the day prior to a bank holiday (if applicable) in accordance with the College Director’s rules. Parents must complete a Permission form (without which no student will be allowed out)

Host accommodation

Students in a host family 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. No alternative curfews or restrictions can be implemented.

All parents must complete a Permission form (whatever the child’s age).

Travel & Transfers

Arrive: Sunday AM/Early PM
Depart: Saturday AM

Fly to Nice International airport and take advantage of the inclusive two way transfer service to the college campus/host accommodation. 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.