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Work and Study

Our unique package provides opportunities for language students to study intensive lessons abroad whilst taking on a short-term work experience at one of our varied work placements. Working with our partner language schools across Europe, we provide a package tailored to suit your needs; study, work placement, accommodation, transport, transfers, insurance.

Work and Study packages are available for students studying at A Level or equivalent or higher. It is also suitable for Gap Year students and for university students or adults looking to improve their languages skills, even if it has been some time since they last studied languages formally.

Work placements are available from a range of business categories. Students state their preferences as part of their application and our Placement Coordinators match students to the available placements. Work and Study work placements take place in the afternoons / early evening depending on the sector.

The Work and Study programme runs every Monday to Friday throughout the year. Accommodation is available from Sunday to Saturday. 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.



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.

Language Course

The 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 four, 45 minute lessons per day and these take place during the morning.
You will be given a written assessment before you travel and a speaking assessment on the first morning before lessons 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.

Work Placement

There is no replacement for using your language skills practically in real life situations and in the country where the language is spoken. On a Work and Study trip you will have the opportunity to improve your language skills in the morning lessons and then be exposed to the language in a practical work situation for the afternoons/evening, giving you the optimum chance to gain confidence in all areas.

Each of our work placements fits one of our Business Categories. Placements include shops, restaurants and hotels, nurseries, radio stations, sports facilities - almost anything that you will find in a big city! Have a look at our Gallery to see the types of placements we offer.

Our placement team take great pride in securing placements that meet our students' needs.

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.

School Closures

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, Medical and Workplace Insurance is included with this package. For more details and policy wording please see our Insurance page.

Included in this package

  • 20 core French lessons per week (mornings Mon – Fri)
  • Work placement (afternoons/evenings Tues – Fri)
  • 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
  • Bespoke online resources
  • Course certificate
  • Comprehensive insurance policy
  • 24/7 emergency support from UK office

Longer stays

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.


For more information and Frequently Asked Questions please visit our Work and Study page.

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