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We offer Immersion Language Programmes all year-long in Nice, on the French Riviera, for Adults, Teenagers (12-17) and Children (8-12), for a minimum of one week (Sunday to Saturday), up to a full year.

Students attend a reputable private school located right in the heart of beautiful Nice, 15 mns walk from the seafront and the old quarter of 'Vieux-Nice'.

The school has been awarded the Quality FLE label for its teaching of French as a Foreign Language by the French government, and received the maximum score in 2016 for the excellence of its teaching, premises, hospitality and organisation. The school boasts a resource centre, modern equipment, a cafeteria and free Wi-Fi. There is a pleasant garden to study and relax in the beautiful weather.

We can offer programmes with French classes only (Standard or Intensive, at all levels and from 8 to 88 years' old!), but also programmes including sports and cultural activities as well as outings/ excursions, Family, Summer Camps, Business, DELF Prep., University Prep. programs etc. These programmes offer students a unique linguistic and cultural experience.

The programmes can be at any time of the year for adults, and from March to October for teenagers. They can be tailored to your needs. They can be full-board, half-board, or you can decide to take classes only.

There is varied choice of accommodation, with host families in single or double room, or school residences, studios, apartments and hotels.

Social activities, sport, outings and excursions are organised weekly, and you can decide to include them in your programme. You will get an opportunity to discover the exceptional cultural and natural heritage of the French Riviera.

We can also organise transfers to/from the airport.

Prices vary depending on required programme and length of stay. Please contact us for further information.



We offer a specific programme for secondary school students from 12 to 17 years old. It consists of a French course in the mornings, sports activities and outings in the afternoons, and full board in a host family. This programme is perfect for those wishing to improve their mastery of French while immersing themselves in the French culture and having fun in beautiful Nice.

Course: 20 classes per week of 45 mns. 15 hours per week. All levels catered for. Include written and oral expression, written and oral comprehension, grammar, etc.). Efficient, flexible and fun classes. 15 students max per class.

The quality of the teaching is guaranteed by the Quality FLE label, and the native experienced teachers are specialised in the teaching of French as a Foreign Language. They use a pleasant interactive approach with fast results.

Accommodation: single room in host family, full-board. One English-speaking student per family. Carefully selected host families, taking into account age and interests of student. Breakfast and dinner in the family, lunch in school cafeteria. Packed lunch on excursions days.

Staying with a French family offers a unique opportunity of gaining understanding of the French way of life “from the inside”. In sharing their hosts' way of life, students enjoy the benefits of complete immersion in the French lifestyle.

Activities: sports (Football, table tennis, handball, basket ball, volleyball, beach volley, roller blade, badminton, fitness, dance...) and cultural activities, excursions and outings (examples of excursions: Vieux-Nice, Villefranche, Menton, Cannes, Saint-Tropez, Monaco...).

Transfers to/from airport or train station included.



FULL PROGRAMME (French Course, Full-Board with Host Family in Single Room, Activities and Outings):

From 870 Euro per week.


This programme is flexible: We can offer more intensive French courses, accommodation in a shared room or on Campus, specific sport Summer Academies - with Course + Sailing, Scuba Diving or Tennis, etc.

All the programmes are accredited by the French Youth and Sport Government Office (Direction Departementale de la Jeunesse et des Sports des Alpes Maritimes)                                             

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