Minimum entry requirements
- Minimum age: 17
- French level: B1: Intermediate /
- Length of study: From 1 week
- Lessons per week: 30
- Maximum class size: 4
- Typical student age: 18 - 60
Typical student mix:
58% European, 24% Far Eastern, 18% Middle Eastern
Dates and fees
- Start dates:
Tuition fees: From 695.00 EUR
Tuition length options
- Our admin fee: 49 EUR
- Enrolment fee: 55.00 EUR
- Other expenses:
The focus of this French language course is on spoken and written French, in a friendly atmosphere. You will learn essential grammar points as well as concentrating on improving your communication skills. The course also includes developing your listening and reading skills.
There will be no lessons on the first Monday of your stay. Instead, in the morning, students have a briefing meeting and guided tour of the town. At the beginning of the afternoon you’ll take an oral and written French test so that you can be assigned to a class that suits your level.
In the mornings the course focuses on language and vocabulary improvement using case study material, professional and semi-professional documents.
There is also extensive use of role plays as well as learning how to understand telephone conversations and learning to recognise different sounds and accents. There is ongoing evaluation and correction using video.
In the afternoon the focus is on the study of topics related to the business world (French companies, tax system, French business culture...). This module of the course includes the following elements:
- Etiquette and technique when meeting someone for the first time,
- Understanding French business culture
- Conveying your message effectively
- Understanding the real message that a speaker wishes to convey
- Best practice on how to communicate in the professional world
- Public speaking
- Presentation skills
Our partner school uses various innovative teaching materials to help ensure that classes are interesting and stimulating including the use of cartoons, articles, videos etc.
The teaching manuals and teaching materials that you use during your stay have been tailor made by the school's teaching department.
This is a reasonablyt intensive course but part of the fun of learning French is being able to get under the skin of the wonderful Gallic culture. It not only helps you really enjoy your stay but more importantly it is a brilliant way of helping you rapidly improve your French almost without you knowing it.
Each week the school arranges excursions and activities for students to enjoy and take part in and there is a Programme Notice posted in the students’ common room.
Excursions to places like Grasse, the world centre for perfume or St Tropez and Monte Carlo home to the rich, glamorous, and famous are on offer as well as a host of other great places.
The school also offers a range of activities from Petanque to wine tasting to visits to local museums. All of which help you to discover the region and its attractions and wonderful culture.
Note: Some activities are complimentary while for others there is a small charge.