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Learn French in Cannes: Language Courses

The French programmes in Cannes include a choice of French language courses of different intensity to students of all language abilities, throughout the year.  The school and the programmes offered appeal to older teenagers and adult students alike and are especially busy in the summer months.

Languages for Life    Long term courses 8 wks+

Levels offeredBeginner to Advanced
Minimum age16 (15 in July/August)
Course duration8 to 20+ weeks
Number of lessons18+ group lessons per week
Lesson duration45 minutes
Maximum per class14 students
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18 lessons: Monday to Friday / 09:00 to 12:00 hrs
21 lessons: Monday to Friday / 09:00 to 12:00 hrs + Wednesday 13:00 to 15:15 hrs

A range of long term French language courses ideal for Gap Year and post Uni students looking to learn French in Cannes, France in depth over two or more months for maximum impact and progress (see Teaching link, for further information). Popular with students who wish to develop their French language skills but prefer to live in a residential, campus environment.

Start dates 2017

  • May2 8 15 22 29
  • Jun5 12 19 26
  • Jul3 10 17 24 31
  • Aug7 14 21 28
  • Sep4 11 18 25
  • Oct2 9 16 23 30
  • Nov6 13 20 27
  • Dec4 11 18

Beginners start dates are underlined and in bold. Other levels can begin on any of the start dates shown. For a detailed quote, or to book a course, click on "Get a Quote".

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Standard Course    Short term courses 1 wk+

Levels offeredBeginner to Advanced
Minimum age16 (15 in July/August)
Course duration1 to 8 weeks
Number of lessons18 group lessons per week
Lesson duration45 minutes
Maximum per class14 students
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Timetable: 09.00 to 12 noon

A short term French language course aimed at those who need to build on current skills or who want to kick start their French language learning from scratch with an immersion course in Cannes, France. The aim of this course is to learn how to communicate in daily social situations, according to your language level (see Teaching link for further information). It is based on solid grammar 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, practising comprehension and self-expression and placing the language within a meaningful cultural context (according to class ability).

Start dates 2017

  • May2 8 15 22 29
  • Jun5 12 19 26
  • Jul3 10 17 24 31
  • Aug7 14 21 28
  • Sep4 11 18 25
  • Oct2 9 16 23 30
  • Nov6 13 20 27
  • Dec4 11 18

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Standard Plus Course    Short term courses 1 wk+

Levels offeredBeginner to Advanced
Minimum age16 (15 in July/August)
Course duration1 to 8 weeks
Number of lessons21 group lessons per week
Lesson duration45 minutes
Maximum per class14 students
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Timetable: 09.00 to 12 noon
+ Wednesday from 13:00 to 15.15 hrs / Oral practice (4/10 people per class)

As the French Standard course with 3 additional oral lessons per week, aimed at those who need to build on current skills or who want to kick start their French language learning from scratch with a French immersion course in Cannes (see teaching link, for further information).

Start dates 2017

  • May2 8 15 22 29
  • Jun5 12 19 26
  • Jul3 10 17 24 31
  • Aug7 14 21 28
  • Sep4 11 18 25
  • Oct2 9 16 23 30
  • Nov6 13 20 27
  • Dec4 11 18

Beginners start dates are underlined and in bold. Other levels can begin on any of the start dates shown. For a detailed quote, or to book a course, click on "Get a Quote".

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Intensive French Course    Short term courses 1 wk+

Levels offeredBeginner to Advanced
Minimum age16 (15 in July/August)
Course duration1 to 8 weeks
Number of lessons25 group lessons per week
Lesson duration45 minutes
Maximum per class14 students
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Timetable: 09.00 to 12 noon
+ Mon, Tues & Thurs : 13.30 to 15.00 hrs

As the French Standard course with 7 additional lessons per week, aimed at those who need to build on current skills or who want to kick start their French language learning from scratch with a French immersion course in Cannes (see teaching link, for further information).

upto A2 language level: additional written and oral practice of general French
from B1 level : 2 options available: 1/ written specialization, 2/ oral specialization

Start dates 2017

  • May2 8 15 22 29
  • Jun5 12 19 26
  • Jul3 10 17 24 31
  • Aug7 14 21 28
  • Sep4 11 18 25
  • Oct2 9 16 23 30
  • Nov6 13 20 27
  • Dec4 11 18

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Intensive Plus Course    Short term courses 1 wk+

Levels offeredBeginner to Advanced
Minimum age16 (15 in July/August)
Course duration1 to 8 weeks
Number of lessons28 group lessons per week
Lesson duration45 minutes
Maximum per class14 students
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Timetable: 09.00 to 12 noon
+ Monday / Thursday 13:00 to 15:00 hrs (15:15 hrs Wednesday)

As the French Standard course with 12 additional classes per week, aimed at those who need to build on current skills (see teaching link for further details) or who want to kick start their French language learning from scratch with an immersion course in France.

upto A2 language level: additional written and oral practice of general French
from B1 level : 2 options available: 1/ written specialization, 2/ oral specialization
on Wednesday: additional oral practice (4/10 people per class)

Start dates 2017

  • May2 8 15 22 29
  • Jun5 12 19 26
  • Jul3 10 17 24 31
  • Aug7 14 21 28
  • Sep4 11 18 25
  • Oct2 9 16 23 30
  • Nov6 13 20 27
  • Dec4 11 18

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Super Intensive Course    Short term courses 1 wk+

Levels offeredBeginner to Advanced
Minimum age16 (15 in July/August)
Course duration1 to 8 weeks
Number of lessons30 group lessons per week
Lesson duration45 minutes
Maximum per class14 students
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Timetable: 09.00 to 12 noon
+ Monday / Thursday 13:00 to 15:00 hrs (15:15 hrs Wednesday)
+ Friday from 13.00 to 15.00 hrs
Max. 14 people per class

As the French Standard course with 12 additional classes per week, aimed at those who need to build on current skills (see teaching link for further details) or who want to kick start their French language learning from scratch with an immersion course in France.

upto A2 language level: additional written and oral practice of general French
from B1 level : 2 options available: 1/ written specialization, 2/ oral specialization
on Wednesday: additional oral practice (4/10 people per class)

Start dates 2017

  • May2 8 15 22 29
  • Jun5 12 19 26
  • Jul3 10 17 24 31
  • Aug7 14 21 28
  • Sep4 11 18 25
  • Oct2 9 16 23 30
  • Nov6 13 20 27
  • Dec4 11 18

Beginners start dates are underlined and in bold. Other levels can begin on any of the start dates shown. For a detailed quote, or to book a course, click on "Get a Quote".

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DELF Exam Preparation    Short term courses 2 wks+

Levels offeredElementary to Advanced
Minimum age16
Course duration2 weeks
Number of lessonsPM lessons Mon/Fri
Lesson duration45 minutes
Maximum per class14 students
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2 weeks supplementary French course
Timetable: Wednesday & Friday / 13.00 to 15.00 hrs
DELF exams offered at: A1, A2, B1 & B2 level
Offered on set dates each year
Can be combined with the Standard or Intensive course

Prepare for the DELF exam units by combining one of the above group course options with an additional 10 DELF preparation lessons over 2 weeks in Cannes, France. Students are welcome to begin their studies prior to the 2 week preparation DELF programme, on any of the general French language courses (see teaching link, for further details), so that they can maximum language practice and improvement and have the correct level of French necessary to join the DELF class.

Start dates 2017

  • May22
  • Jul3 31
  • Sep25
  • Nov20

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Business French Course    Short term courses 2 wks

Levels offeredIntermediate to Advanced
Minimum age16
Course duration2 weeks
Number of lessonsMonday/Friday PM sessions
Lesson duration45 minutes
Maximum per class14 students

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Same format as the Intensive Plus Course
Offered three times in the summer
Minimum 5 students required
Exam fee not included in course fee

First week: Monday to Friday / 9.00 to 12 noon & 13:30 to 16.00 hrs
Second week: Monday to Thursday / 9.00 to 12 noon & 13:30 hrs to 16.00 hrs + Friday: CCIP exam (optional)

These programmes are aimed at CCIP Business exam students.
An intermediate level of French is essential to cope with the course work
End of course exam: CCIP “Diplome de Francais des Affaires”

Students can also take this course as a Mini Group course option (any week of the year)
30 lessons per week format
or as additional private lessons in-conjunction with any general French group course

Please contact CESA staff for exact start dates

French for Law Course    Short term courses 2 wks 

Levels offeredIntermediate to Advanced
Minimum age16
Course duration2 weeks
Number of lessons18 group lessons per week
Lesson duration45 minutes
Maximum per class14 students

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Same format as the French Standard Course
Offered in June, July & September
Aimed at those who are already reading Law
Minimum 5 students required
An intermediate French level is essential
Exam fee not included in course fee
End of course exam: CCIP “Certificat de Francais Juridique”

First week: Monday to Friday / 9.00 to 12 noon & 13:30 to 16.00 hrs
Second week: Monday to Thursday / 9.00 to 12 noon & 13:30 to 16.00 hrs + Friday: CCIP exam (optional)

Students can also take this course as a Mini Group course option (any week of the year)
30 lessons per week format
or as additional private lessons in-conjunction with any general French group course

Please contact CESA staff for exact start dates

Private Tuition Course    1 wk+

Levels offeredBeginner to Advanced
Minimum age16
Course duration1+ weeks
Number of lessons10, 15 & 20 private lessons
Lesson duration45 minutes
Maximum per class01 student
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Lessons will be held in the afternoon (no AM timetable possible)

An extremely intensive French language course, ideal for those who wish to make maximum French language progress in Cannes over a one or two week period. Aimed at people, for whom time is of the essence.

NB: Accommodation cannot be offered on site or with hosts for French Private Tuition students.

Start dates 2017

  • May8 22
  • Jun5 19
  • Jul3 17 31
  • Aug14 28
  • Sep11 25
  • Oct9 23
  • Nov6 20
  • Dec4

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Academic Year Workshops

  • to be reserved once in Cannes
  • duration: 12 weeks (4 or 8 weeks possible as well)
  • workshops are opened for a minimum of 8 students
  • available from March to May and from October to December (except for Theatrical Expression which is offered in March/April & October to December each year only)
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History of Art
3.5 lessons per week
2 afternoons per week
compatible with : Standard Course / Standard Course + DELF option
accessible from B1 level
available also in English

French Society
3.5 lessons per week
2 afternoons per week
compatible with : Standard Course / Standard Course + DELF option
accessible from B1 level
available also in English

French Political Life

3.5 lessons per week
2 afternoons per week
compatible with : Standard Course / Standard Course + DELF option
accessible from B1 level
available also in English

French Cinema

3.5 lessons per week
1 or 2 afternoons per week
compatible with : Standard Course / Intensive Course
accessible from B1 level

International Business

3.5 lessons per week
2 afternoons per week
compatible with : Standard Course / Standard Course + DELF option
available in English only

Theatrical expression

October to December only
between 3 and 9 lessons per week, according to the role
between 5:30 pm and 9:30 pm, according to scenes 4 times per week
compatible with: Standard Course / Intensive Course
available from B1 level
duration: 6 or 8 weeks ( = 1 play)
open for a minimum of 6 students
1 play = price of 4 weeks (even if the duration is longer than 4 weeks