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 all abilities of language skill from complete beginners to degree level and business French.
You may also be interested in pairing a language course with a work experience placement by enrolling on our popular Work and Study courses.
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 is right next to local shops, the beaches and the old town.
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 where students can relax in between lessons.
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. 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 Nice. The core course of 20 lessons also combines very well with a work experience option in our Work & Study package.
For students who want a more intensive experience, it is possible to add 10 further group lessons (for an additional cost).
There is also the option of adding 5 or 10 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 30 lessons can be taken over the period of a week.
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.
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, an extra day on one side of your trip may be available on request to facilitate flight dates. A surcharge is payable for any extra nights. Included in the price host families in Montpellier also offer return airport transfers from Montpellier Airport.
You can read more about what it means to stay with a host family in our Host Family Guide.
Students of 18 years or older also have the option of staying in one of the school self catering residences with other international students; single rooms are available. Please enquire for availability and prices for 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.
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 and Medical Insurance is available as an optional extra with this package. For more details please see our Insurance page.
- 20 core French lessons per week (mornings 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)
- 1:1 Lessons (optional)
- Bespoke online resources
- Course certificate
- Insurance (optional)
- 24/7 emergency support from UK office
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.