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French Gap Year Course in Nice

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If you are looking to seriously develop your French language skills, studying in a good sized city, at a quality French language school, Nice, on the French Riviera is the perfect place to start.

The language school in Nice has a friendly, welcoming atmosphere, offering both short-term and long-term French Gap Year courses for all ability levels, including beginners. Students can choose to live with a host family and immerse themselves in the French culture. The school is centrally located, just a 10 minute walk from the beach and close to many shops, restaurants and bars.

Gap Year in Nice Plus Points

  • Nice has it all, culture, history, a busy modern centre, a picturesque old town and of course the Promenade des Anglais and the sea!
  • A full range of French language exams are offered, year round – if you want them!
  • Based in a lovely town house, just back from the old town

French Course Details

Levels offered Beginner to Advanced
Minimum age 18
Course duration 8 to 24 weeks
Alternative courses 1 week+ 
Number of lessons 20 group lessons per week
Lesson duration 45 minutes
Maximum per class 10 students
  • Start dates throughout the year. Beginners may only join on dates shown in gold
  • Classes are held Monday to Friday each week
  • 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
  • Preparation for DELF exams (optional extra module, not included in course fees)

Course Dates 2019/2020

November ’19 04, 12*, 18, 25
December ’19 02, 09, 16#
January ’20 06, 13, 20, 27
February 03, 10, 17, 24
March 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
April 06, 14*, 20, 27
May 04, 11, 18, 25
June 02*, 08, 15, 22, 29
July 06, 13, 20, 27
August 03, 10, 17, 24, 31
September     07, 14, 21, 28
October 05, 12, 19, 26
November    02, 09, 16, 23, 30
December 07, 14#

# 1 wk max course duration

Teaching details

Languages for Life Fees
8 wks: €1750.00 10 wks: €2107.00 12 wks: €2144.00 16 wks: €2806.00 20 wks: €3490.00
CESA Fee: € 60.00 per person
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Gap Year course information

These French Gap Year Courses ensure rapid acquisition and long-term retention of key French language skills and also cover a range of topics on modern day France (cultural, social and economic). Oral and written French language skills are developed and enhanced through out these courses.

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These French courses are aimed at students with beginner to advanced abilities, who want to see serious linguistic improvement and are working towards fluency over a few weeks or a number of months.

In-depth study over an extended period ensures better mastery, subtler understanding and far greater long-term retention of key skills. These long-term French courses allow students to focus on all aspects of the French language over several months in Nice, whilst placing the language within a meaningful cultural framework.

French Course Methodology:

Intensive grammar study
Development of vocabulary
Syntax and application
Listening and comprehension
Dialogue and communication
Idiomatic language
Written and oral expression
Lecture and analysis
Live guided discussion and synthesis
Free conversation

This French language course is an excellent opportunity to learn a new language, immerse yourself in a new culture and make new friends from all around the world. The study plan takes into consideration your current level, your needs and the length of your course.

DELF Exams

Can you prove your ability in French?

To get formal qualifications to prove your competency in the French language, we recommend the DELF exams.

DELF Exam Preparation

Accommodation in Nice

Students studying in Nice stay with local French hosts on either a half-board or self-catering basis.

Further information can be found on the Nice school details

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