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Nice: Summer A’ level Course

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If you’re looking for a demanding full immersion French language course this summer, staying with local French hosts – this is the course for you. Past CESA students have loved living in Nice & experiencing the Riviera lifestyle. It is only open to older teenagers. It’s demanding, popular and becomes fully booked ~ so early reservations are advised!

Levels offered A’ level, Pre U, Higher & IB
Age range Yr 11 & Yr 12 students
One week 26 lessons
Two weeks 56 lessons
Lesson duration 45 minutes
Maximum per class 10 students
  • No lessons on the first Monday

Language skills covered: Oral and Written Expression, Grammar Exercises, Oral and Written Comprehension, Phonetics, Vocabulary and Syntax This French A’ level revision course has been put together to help high school language students (UK and European alike) overcome linguistic weaknesses, giving them the confidence to communicate effectively in French and to develop their French language knowledge. The course is a more academically demanding course than many other French Summer Teenage programmes and aims to stimulate student interest and keep the lessons dynamic.

Tuition only  
1 wk   € 470.00 2 wks   €  790.00
Single rm accommodation
1 wk   € 244.00 2 wks   € 529.00
Shared rm accommodation
1 wk   € 218.00 2 wks   € 472.00
+ CESA Fee: € 60.00 per person
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Course Dates  2022
July    04, 11, 18, 25
August    01,  08,  16*,  22

Public holidays: 14 Jul & 15 Aug 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.

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School Description

The Nice French college has an excellent academic record and during July and August students aged 16/18 yrs are taught on a separate college site from the main school both sites are in the centre of Nice. The course is appropriate for teenagers who are independent, and mature enough not to require constant direction from group leaders.


First Monday: Level tests, induction and guided tour of Nice
Monday/Friday: Group lessons 09.00 – 10.40 hrs & 11.00 – 12.20 hrs* + 3 afternoons 13.15 – 15.45 hrs

*  Whilst group lessons generally take place from 09.00 to 12.20 hrs, if the school is busy they may instead timetable group lessons from 16.00 to 19.15 hrs. This is determined by the teaching staff, not the language students.


A range of activities are offered at extra cost. Students are advised of the options offered each week once in France via a notice board in the Centre.

Monday: Tour of Nice with a guide (free)
One Afternoon: Trip to museum or other local sight with guide (allow EUR 10.00)
One Evening: Guided Quiz night, bowling evening or Salsa night (allow EUR 12.00)

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However the close proximity of the beach and the facilities of Nice tend to encourage most students to make their own entertainment out of class.

Nice Teen: In class

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Nice Teen: Book

Course Content

Language skills covered: The programme covers the range of linguistic skills required by exam students of this level. Grammar exercises, Oral and written expression, Aural and written comprehension, Phonetics, vocabulary and syntax. The final day of the course is set aside for a mock exam, in test conditions.

Classes in the first week will begin on the 2nd day of the course, the 1st day is reserved for language tests, induction and tour of Nice.

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This French programme covers the range of linguistic skills required by exam students of this level. It is designed for high school students who want to improve their French in Nice, with a view to exams, which marks the end of their school education. The French language school in Nice has an excellent academic record and is a year round language college for students aged 16 yrs+.

NB: The programme is designed to be a TWO week course, so whilst students are welcome to attend for one week only, please bear in mind you are completing half of a 2 week course.

Morning lessons: Devoted to grammatical and functional aims as part of the school’s Standard Course. Afternoon lessons: Reserved for résumé techniques and text analysis. This is also when A’ level focused work is corrected and analysed by the teacher.

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Homework: 1 to 2 hours per day after lessons are dedicated to homework.

  • The final day of the two week course is set aside for a mock exam, in test conditions
  • All text material used in lessons deals with French literature and civilization
  • Tutors are all native speakers who are also professional teachers of French as a foreign language

CESA Plus Points:

The French School combines an informal atmosphere with a studious environment. The combination of its academic record,ease of access by bus or tram to the centre of the city and ease of access via Nice’s International airport makes it the perfect location for this special course.

If you wish to discuss the French Summer A level Revision course please call us on 01209 211800 or email us to check course availability.


Teenagers aged 16/17 yrs old will need a signed parental permission to be able to go out in the evenings. Parents must indicate that either:
1/ no permission to go out beyond 8.00 pm
2/ students are free to go out up to 11.00 pm in the week &/or at the weekend
3/ students can go out in Nice without restriction in the week &/or at the weekend *

*  If students stay out without restriction, hosts are not expected to stay up and wait for their return, whereas they will for an 11.00 pm curfew.

Parents cannot set alternative curfews as the college staff/hosts are unable to police them.
French language students, over 18 years of age are not subject to parental permission rules.


  • Open to 16 years + age group
  • Single room
  • Shared room (with a friend or a shared rm arranged by the school)
  • Breakfast & evening meal
  • Arrive: Sunday PM
  • Depart: Saturday AM

Students are housed with local French hosts. They provide a bedroom, breakfast and evening meal and a chance to practise your French through social interaction out of class. Hosts are generally 15 to 40 minutes commute from school (either on foot or by tram/bus). Hosts offering half-board, live in apartments in and around the city and may have more than one student staying with them at a time. 

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They are normally French couples, divorcees or widows who are happy to host foreign students and can provide a welcoming environment and the opportunity for social conversation each day. Host families are committed to: – welcome and lodge you in the best conditions – integrate you as much as possible in the family’s life – assist you in the language learning process – offer you a French or continental breakfast every morning – offer you a complete and varied dinner (usually dinner is taken between 19.00 and 20.30) – supply you with bed sheets and towels and to change them every week – offer a clean, comfortable room with a window, furnished with a work table and a wardrobe – give you the keys of the flat or house Don’t hesitate to talk with your family about what you like upon arrival. Please inform your host family in advance if you won’t take a meal because you are going out or for any other reason. There is no refund for meals which are not taken. Of course you are welcome to make your own accommodation arrangements, but generally A’ level revision course students choose to stay with hosts.

Travel & Transfer

Arrive: Sunday PM Depart: Saturday AM

Arrival: One way collection on arrival at Nice airport by hosts: No extra charge The hosts organise the arrival transfer, assuming that students arrive between 09.00 and 21.00 hrs (students must arrive at a reasonable hour of the day). If catching early morning or late night flights, students have to make their own way to their accommodation by public transport.

Departure: Students can either make their own travel arrangements back to Nice airport by public transport, or book the college arranged taxi service (which can be paid for in advance of the course).