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France | Nice | Work and Study

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.

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.


Learn French at our language school in Nice in the beautiful French Riviera. Situated in the city while being just 10 minutes walk from the beach, in Nice you really do get the best of city sights and conveniences coupled with the beauty and relaxation of the beach. 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 fantastic 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 also boasts a full computer suite, library, private garden with patio area and a lounge 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, 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

The school offers a range of social, sporting and cultural activities including: salsa evenings, tapas evenings, karaoke evenings, cheese tasting workshops, cooking workshops, beach volleyball, segway tours, boules, bowling, visits to other local towns like Antibes, Monaco and Cannes and trips to the Matisse, MAMAC and Chagall art galleries.


For students wanting to completely immerse themselves in the French language and culture we recommend that you stay with one of our 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 small 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 in a single room in one of the school residences with other international students. The residences offer shared kitchen and bathroom facilities and meals are on a self catering basis. Please enquire for availability and prices for a residence stay.


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

Due to public holidays, the school closes on the following dates:  11/11/2020, 05/04/21, 13/05/21, 24/05/21, 14/07/21, 15/08/21, 01/11/21 and 11/11/21. On these days lessons are replaced with an activity for no additional charge.


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 Mon – Fri)
  • Half board host family accommodation (Sun – Sat)
  • Arrival transfer from the local airport or train station
  • Guided walking tour of Nice
  • Course materials including a bespoke handbook
  • Social and cultural programme (optional)
  • 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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