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Learn French in Cannes: 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+  Read more

Levels offered
Minimum age
Course duration
Number of lessons
Lesson duration
Maximum per class
Beginner to High Intermediate
16
8 to 20 weeks
18 or 25 group lessons per week
45 minutes
14 students
  • 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.

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Standard Course    Short term courses 2 wks+  Read more

Levels offered
Minimum age
Course duration
Number of lessons
Lesson duration
Maximum per class
Beginner to Advanced
16 (15 in July/August)
2 to 8 weeks
18 group lessons per week
45 minutes
14 students
  • 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).

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Standard Plus Course    Short term courses 2 wks+  Read more

Levels offered
Minimum age
Course duration
Number of lessons
Lesson duration
Maximum per class
Beginner to Advanced
16 (15 in July/August)
2 to 8 weeks
21 group lessons per week
45 minutes
14 students
  • 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).

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Intensive French Course    Short term courses 2 wks+  Read more

Levels offered
Minimum age
Course duration
Number of lessons
Lesson duration
Maximum per class
Beginner to Advanced
16 (15 in July/August)
2 to 8 weeks
25 group lessons per week
45 minutes
14 students
  • 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

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Intensive Plus Course    Short term courses 2 wks+  Read more

Levels offered
Minimum age
Course duration
Number of lessons
Lesson duration
Maximum per class
Beginner to Advanced
16 (15 in July/August)
2 to 8 weeks
28 group lessons per week
45 minutes
14 students
  • 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)

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Super Intensive Course    Short term courses 2 wks+  Read more

Levels offered
Minimum age
Course duration
Number of lessons
Lesson duration
Maximum per class
Beginner to Advanced
16 (15 in July/August)
2 to 8 weeks
30 group lessons per week
45 minutes
14 students
  • 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)

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DELF Exam Preparation    Short term courses 2 wks+  Read more

Levels offered
Minimum age
Course duration
Number of lessons
Lesson duration
Maximum per class
Elementary to Advanced
16
2 weeks
PM lessons / Wed & Fri
45 minutes
14 students
  • 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.

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Business French Course    Short term courses 2 wks  Read more

Levels offered
Minimum age
Course duration
Number of lessons
Lesson duration
Maximum per class
Intermediate to Advanced
16
2 weeks
Mon/Fri PM sessions
45 minutes
14 students
  • 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  Read more

Levels offered
Minimum age
Course duration
Number of lessons
Lesson duration
Maximum per class
Intermediate to Advanced
16
2 weeks
18 group lessons per week
45 minutes
14 students
  • 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+  Read more

Levels offered
Minimum age
Course duration
Number of lessons
Lesson duration
Maximum per class
Beginner to Advanced
16
1+ weeks
10, 15, 20 lessons per week
45 minutes
1 student
  • 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.

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Academic Year Workshops  Read more

  • 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)

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)