France | Nice
Intensive French Course
Intensive Language Course
These courses are available throughout the year starting every Monday. Students can travel for a week, two weeks or longer. We are able to tailor packages to suit your requirements and the time you have available.
Courses are available for students 16+ all abilities of language skill from complete beginners to those with advanced French.
Complete beginners start dates are as follows: 08/01/24, 06/05/24, 08/07/24, 05/08/24, 02/09/24 and 28/10/24.
Non-beginners courses start every Monday throughout the year.
You may also be interested in pairing a language course with a work experience placement by enrolling on our popular Work and Study courses.
Learning French at our partner language school located in the beautiful French Riviera, is a real treat. Situated in the city, while being just 10 minutes’ walk from the beach, you get the best of both worlds in Nice; city sights and conveniences coupled with the beauty and relaxation of the Mediterranean Sea. Surrounded by its own garden, where you will be able to relax at break times, the modern, well-equipped French language school really is a great place to study.
The language school building has its origins in the late 19th Century and has been beautifully renovated to provide light and airy classrooms, all with air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi. The school has a full computer suite for use outside of lessons, a library, student lounge and a private garden with patio area.
The core course comprises 20 lessons which concentrate on learning and actively using French. The tuition is very much practice oriented. You will participate in group sessions alongside other students of a similar level, with lessons focused on improving all aspects of the language; speaking listening, reading and writing. There are 4, 45 minute lessons per day and these take place during the morning or afternoon depending on your allotted schedule. This course is designed for students who wish to learn or improve their French, meet new people and have some free time to participate in French culture and life in Montpellier. The core course of 20 lessons also combines very well with a work experience option in our Work and Study package.
For students who want a more intensive experience, it is possible to add 8 further group lessons (for an additional cost).
There is also the option of adding 8 or 8 1:1 classes throughout the week (for an additional cost), the content of which will be decided by you in advance. We will ask you before you travel what you would like to cover with your tutor during these individual sessions, for example grammar, a specific thematic topic, conversation or pronunciation.
A maximum of 28 lessons (group or individual) can be taken over the period of a week.
You will be given written and speaking assessments on the first morning before your lessons begin in order to place you in the group most suited to your ability level. Classes have an international flavour and a lively feel because they are grouped by ability not nationality or age.
Optional Social and Cultural Programme
Starting with a welcome meeting on your first day, the school offers a range of activities can including: salsa evenings, tapas evenings, karaoke evenings, cheese tasting workshops, cooking workshops, beach volleyball, segway tours, boules and bowling. On Saturdays, full day excursions are offered to local towns such as Antibes, Monaco and Cannes with trips to the Matisse, MAMAC and Chagall art galleries. Activities change weekly and are booked and paid for directly with the school during your stay.
For students wanting to completely immerse themselves in the French language and culture we recommend that you stay with one of the carefully selected French host families. They will not only introduce you to the French way of life and help you practise the French language but will also give you a taste of local and delicious regional specialities. The host families are situated near to the school and provide half board accommodation (breakfast & evening meal) from the Sunday before your course starts to the Saturday after it finishes. Subject to availability and at a surcharge, an extra day on one side of your trip may be available on request to facilitate flight dates. You can read more about what it means to stay with a host family in our Guide to Host Families.
Students of 18 years or older also have the option of staying with a host family on a self-catering basis. In this instance, students will have access to the kitchen to prepare their own meals.
If you select to stay with a host family, they offer a free pick up service on arrival at Nice Airport. For other transfers, the tram line 2 runs frequent services from Nice airport into the city centre (approx €1.50). We are happy to offer details for travel on public transport on request.
The school is closed on 01/04/24, 01/05/24, 09/05/24, 20/05/24, 14/07/24, 15/08/24, 01/11/24 and 11/11/24. No lessons are given on these days.
Travel and Medical Insurance is available as an optional extra with this package. For more details please see our Insurance page.
Included in this Package
- 20 core French lessons per week (mornings Mon – Fri)
- 4 or 8 1:1 Lessons (optional + surcharge)
- 8 Extra Group Lessons (optional + surcharge)
- Half board host family accommodation (Sun – Sat)
- Arrival transfer from the local airport or train station
- Walking tour of Nice
- Course materials including a bespoke handbook
- Social and cultural programme (optional)
- Bespoke online resources
- Course certificate
- Insurance (optional)
- 24/7 emergency support from UK office
- Travel and Medical Insurance (optional)
Prices for 1 – 4 week stays are listed below. We are able to arrange stays of a longer duration and tailor-made packages to suit. Contact us if you would like a package that we have not listed here.