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Learn French in Nice: Language Courses

With over 25 years of teaching experience the Nice college offers a wonderful central city study environment to suit ALL linguistic needs from beginner through to the advanced learner (across 7 language levels on general language courses).

Languages for Life Course     Long term courses 8 wks+

Levels offeredBeginner to High Intermediate
Minimum age16
Course duration8 to 24 weeks
Number of lessons20  group lessons
Lesson duration45 minutes
Maximum per class10 students

A long term French language course ideal for Gap Year, post Uni or adult students looking to learn French in Nice, in depth over two or more months for maximum impact and progress.

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Timetable: Mon/Fri : 9.00 am – 10.40 am / 11.00 am – 12.20 pm (June to September, an alternative afternoon timetable may also be used)

No group AM lessons held on first Monday due to induction, language assessment and guided tour of old Nice

Methods used are based on

  • Team oral exercises. Role-playing, discussions, simulations, round tables, tape recordings, practical exercises in real life situations, video, games…
  • A “digestible” approach to learning grammar, developed from the French school’s student book (given to you on arrival) and permanently updated authentic documents … newspapers, narration, song lyrics, TV or radio broadcasts, exercises…
  • Home work assignments will be given regularly
  • Qualified native speaking French teachers who will be able to motivate and encourage you every step of your French language course.

Start dates 2019

  • Jan7 14 21 28
  • Feb4 11 18 25
  • Mar4 11 18 25
  • Apr1 8 15 23 29
  • May6 13 20 27
  • Jun3 11 17 24
  • Jul1 8 15 22 29
  • Aug5 12 19 26
  • Sep2 9 16 23 30
  • Oct7 14 21 28
  • Nov4 12 18 25
  • Dec2

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
Course duration1+ weeks
Number of lessons20 group lessons
Lesson duration45 minutes
Maximum per class10 students

A short term French language course aimed at those who need to build on current French language skills or who want to learn French in Nice, France, from scratch with a high quality immersion course.

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Timetable: Mon/Fri : 9.00 am – 10.40 am / 11.00 am – 12.20 pm

  • (June to September, an alternative afternoon timetable may also be used)
  • No group AM lessons held on first Monday due to induction,
  • Language assessment and guided tour of old Nice

Methods used are based on

  • Team oral exercises. Role-playing, discussions, simulations, round tables, tape recordings, practical exercises in real life situations, video, games…
  • A “digestible” approach to learning grammar, developed from the French school’s student book (given to you on arrival) and permanently updated authentic documents … newspapers, narration, song lyrics, TV or radio broadcasts, exercises…
  • Home work assignments will be given regularly
  • Qualified native speaking French teachers who will be able to motivate and encourage you every step of your French language course.

One week course option: Please note that the first Monday is taken up with tests and induction, so effectively you will have 4 days of classes in the first week. From week two onwards you will have the full 5 days of classes (Monday to Friday).

Start dates 2019

  • Jan7 14 21 28
  • Feb4 11 18 25
  • Mar4 11 18 25
  • Apr1 8 15 23 29
  • May6 13 20 27
  • Jun3 11 17 24
  • Jul1 8 15 22 29
  • Aug5 12 19 26
  • Sep2 9 16 23 30
  • Oct7 14 21 28
  • Nov4 12 18 25
  • Dec2 9 16

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
Course duration1+ weeks
Number of lessons30 group lessons
Lesson duration45 minutes
Maximum per class10 students

A thorough and intensive French language course aimed at anyone who wishes to learn French in Nice, or improve on their current French language skills.

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The morning classes follow the same format as the Standard Course, described above and the additional 10 lessons are held over three afternoons devoted to the practical application of your French knowledge, an approach to cultural, social political and economic life in France.

  • 20 Standard French group lessons + 10 group lessons per week
  • Timetable : 9.00 am – 10.40 am / 11.00 am – 12.20 pm
  • + 3 afternoons 1.15 pm – 3.45 pm
  • No group AM lessons held on first Monday due to induction,
  • Language assessment and guided tour of old Nice

According to your French language level, your class will focus on : opinion polls, debates, literature, history, theatre, music… these additional small group classes really aid linguistic development and self confidence.
One week course option: Please note that the first Monday is taken up with tests and induction, so effectively you will have 4 days of classes in the first week. From week two onwards you will have the full 5 days of classes (Monday to Friday).

Start dates 2019

  • Jan7 14 21 28
  • Feb4 11 18 25
  • Mar4 11 18 25
  • Apr1 8 15 23 29
  • May6 13 20 27
  • Jun3 11 17 24
  • Jul1 8 15 22 29
  • Aug5 12 19 26
  • Sep2 9 16 23 30
  • Oct7 14 21 28
  • Nov4 12 18 25
  • Dec2 9 16

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DELF Exam Preparation    4 wk course

Levels offeredDELF A1 to B2
Minimum age16
Course duration4 weeks
Number of lessons20 group lessons
Additional lessons06 private lessons
Lesson duration45 minutes
Maximum per class10 students

These four week DELF preparation courses lead up to the DELF exams. Students have to complete a short written test prior to acceptance on the course. Tuition is organised according to the exam requirements.

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This means the French language course concentrates on the main aspects of French language: grammar, vocabulary, standard of written and oral expression, knowledge of French culture and civilisation.

  • 20 French group lessons + 6 private lessons
  • (same format as the Combined Course)
  • Exams offered at A1, A2, B1 & B2 levels

If your current language level is already the one you of your requested diploma, you can enrol directly for the 4 week preparation course. If your current level is just under the one of the requested diploma, you will have to do a 4 week Standard Course prior to your DELF Preparation Course.  CESA can send you the French School Test to help you determine your level.
NOTE : Three of the French school staff are members of the DELF jury, so the school is well placed to ensure all French language students achieve their DELF exam goals.

Start dates 2019

  • Jan28
  • Mar4
  • Apr23
  • May20
  • Jun24
  • Jul29
  • Sep23
  • Oct21
  • Nov18

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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French A’ level Courses

Levels offeredIntermediate level
Minimum age16
Course duration1 or 2 weeks
Number of lessons26/30 group lessons
Lesson duration45 minutes
Maximum per class10 students
  • Appropriate for A’level, Pre U, Highers & IB students

Highly recommended by past students. Tailored small group PM sessions work really aids linguistic progress and develops student confidence.

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French Over 50 Course      Short term courses 2 wks

Levels offeredElementary to Advanced
Minimum age50+
Course duration1 or 2 weeks
Number of lessons15 group lessons
Additional elements+ an excellent social programme
Lesson duration45 minutes
Maximum per class10 students

French classes cover the topics of the cultural activities in the afternoon. Linguistic development is encouraged with the help of plays, debates and document based work.

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French Over 30 Course       Short term courses 2 wks

Levels offeredElementary to Advanced
Minimum age30
Course duration2 weeks
Number of lessons20 group lessons
Lesson duration45 minutes
Maximum per class10 students

A short term French language course aimed at adults who would prefer to study with their own age group during the summer months.

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Combined Course    Short term courses 1 wk+

Levels offeredBeginner to Advanced
Minimum age20 + 05 or 10
Course duration2 weeks
Number of lessons20 group lessons
Additional lessons05 or 10 private lessons
Lesson duration45 minutes
Maximum per class10 students

Short term French language courses aimed at those who wish to learn French in Nice, improving both their general French language skills (across all language levels) in combination with personalised, French private tuition.

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Your private classes can be tailored to encourage rapid linguistic development and to suit your needs and wishes.

  • 20 Standard group lessons in AM + 5 or 10 French private tuition lessons in PM per week
  • Group timetable: Mon/Fri : 9.00 am – 10.40 am / 11.00 am – 12.20 pm
  • Private tuition timetable: Mon/Fri : PM lessons can vary (June to September, an alternative afternoon group timetable may be used)
  • No group AM lessons held on first Monday due to induction, language assessment and guided tour of old Nice

Private tuition can cover : General French, Commercial French, Law, Tourism, Hotel Trade, Translation and Interpreter skills (from English, Italian, Spanish or German into French ), A’level Exam Preparation, DELF Exam Preparation…
One week course option: Please note that the first Monday is taken up with tests and induction, so effectively you will have 4 days of classes in the first week. From week two onwards you will have the full 5 days of classes (Monday to Friday).

Combined Course: 20 + 5 PT

Start dates 2019

  • Jan7 14 21 28
  • Feb4 11 18 25
  • Mar4 11 18 25
  • Apr1 8 15 23 29
  • May6 13 20 27
  • Jun3 11 17 24
  • Jul1 8 15 22 29
  • Aug5 12 19 26
  • Sep2 9 16 23 30
  • Oct7 14 21 28
  • Nov4 12 18 25
  • Dec2 9 16

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Combined Course: 20 + 10 PT

Start dates 2019

  • Jan7 14 21 28
  • Feb4 11 18 25
  • Mar4 11 18 25
  • Apr1 8 15 23 29
  • May6 13 20 27
  • Jun3 11 17 24
  • Jul1 8 15 22 29
  • Aug5 12 19 26
  • Sep2 9 16 23 30
  • Oct7 14 21 28
  • Nov4 12 18 25
  • Dec2 9 16

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Refresher Course for Teachers    2 wk courses

Levels offeredAdvanced only
Minimum age19
Course duration2 weeks
Number of lessons30 group lessons
Lesson duration45 minutes
Maximum per class05 students

Improve or update your French language skills in Nice with your peers from around the world at an advanced level (C1 or C2 level) and refresh your knowledge of French cultural, social and economic life.

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Specific workshops include: modern techniques and methods of teaching / pedagogic and group dynamic / tools and games to use in class / improvement, evaluation and control of skills.

Timetable : Mon/Fri : 9.00 – 10.40 / 11.00 – 12.20/13.15 – 15.30 hrs

+ workshop of 2 lessons the second week

Open to Teachers (and Trainee Teachers only)

Start dates 2019

  • Jul15 29

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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Private Tuition Courses    Short term courses 1 wk+

Levels offeredBeginner to Advanced
Minimum age16
Course duration1 week+
Number of lessons10 +
Lesson duration45 minutes
Maximum per class01 student

Follow 15 private French lessons per week, up to 30 private lessons per week (Monday to Friday) in Nice.
Please discuss personal requirements with CESA staff.

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An extremely intensive French language course, ideal for those who wish to make maximum French language progress over a one or two week period. Aimed at business people or those who need to work on their French for academic or professional reasons, for whom time is of the essence.

Start dates 2019

  • Jan7 14 21 28
  • Feb4 11 18 25
  • Mar4 11 18 25
  • Apr1 8 15 23 29
  • May6 13 20 27
  • Jun3 11 17 24
  • Jul1 8 15 22 29
  • Aug5 12 19 26
  • Sep2 9 16 23 30
  • Oct7 14 21 28
  • Nov4 12 18 25
  • Dec2 9 16

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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