Learn French in Aix-en-Provence


Learn French in Aix-en-Provence

School

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The French language school is situated in a private mansion close to the town centre of Aix-en-Provence and close to a beautiful park.

There 16 classrooms are spread over 3 floors and each have air-conditioning, providing students with a perfect setting in which to learn French. Facilities also include a multimedia centre, two sun terraces and a garden with a lovely pond. The city centre is within walking distance and is also connected by two bus lines. The bus stop is right outside the entrance to the school.

Courses

Standard course

This short term course is suitable for students that want a general French course focusing on the four key language skills: speaking, reading, writing and listening. Suitable for students with previous knowledge of French or complete beginners that have a short time to spend learning the language abroad.

Lessons per week 20 Duration 2-10 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 10
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 18

Intensive course

This course is as the standard course but with 10 extra French lessons per week. Ideal for students that want an Intensive short term course.

Lessons per week 30 Duration 2-8 weeks
Levels Elementary to Advanced Students per class Maximum 10
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 18

Combined courses

This is a 2 week course. Students follow the Standard French course in Aix-en-Provence. They also have an extra 4, 5, 6 or 8 private lessons each week, depending on how intensive a course they desire. Perfect for students that want the diversity of a group course but would like a few private lessons to focus on a specific area of the language, topic or exam.

Lessons per week 20+4/5/6/8 Duration 2 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 10
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 18

Long term course

This long term course is as the Standard French course in Aix-en-Provence, France but for a longer duration. Particularly popular with Gap Year students, people on Career breaks or students that have a several months spare to learn French. Courses are in blocks of 8 weeks and students can attend for 8, 16 or 24 weeks. There are specific start dates for the long term course in Aix-en-Provence.

Lessons per week 20 Duration 8, 16 or 24 weeks
Levels Beginner to Intermediate Students per class Maximum 10
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 18

Private tuition

Lessons can be tailored to the needs and requirements of the students, to a particular subject or focusing on a specific exam. Students can have private lessons on a 2 to 1 basis providing they are of a similar ability.

Lessons per week 10, 20 or 30 Duration 1-8 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class 1:1 or 2:1
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 18

French & Cookery course

Students follow the standard French course of 20 lessons and have afternoon cooking lessons . Introduction and presentation of the typical products of the Provence region, 4 various cooking classes followed by a typical French meal, presentation and tasting of France’s cheeses, 1 wine tasting.

Lessons per week 20 + Duration 2 weeks
Levels Elementary to Advanced Students per class Maximum 10
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 18

French & Discover Provence course

Students follow the standard French course of 20 lessons alongside discovering Provence, its historical and cultural heritage, its products and its countryside through various activities. Introduction of the cultures and traditions in Provence, excursions, cultural and social activities, 1 cooking class and 1 wine-tasting.

Lessons per week 20 + Duration 2 weeks
Levels Elementary to Advanced Students per class Maximum 10
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 18

French & Discover Provence on foot

Students follow the standard French course of 20 lessons alongside discovering Provence on foot. Discover the countryside of Aix-en-Provence, its natural sites, its vegetation and its culture on foot.

The excursions are led by professional guides who love their region and their job. You have to love walking and bring good shoes!  In the footsteps of Cézanne to the Sainte-Victoire mountain, the vineyard Domaine de Beaulieu, Vauvenargues and a full day in Cassis and the Calanques.

Lessons per week 20 + Duration 2 weeks
Levels Elementary to Advanced Students per class Maximum 10
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 18

Painting, Horse riding or Golf

Optional activities that can be booked alongside the French standard course in Aix-en-Provence. Please contact the office for details.

DELF preparation

Students can prepare for the DELF exam in the Long term course as this course follows the curriculum for the DELF exam or students can choose to prepare for the DELF exam in private lessons.

Accommodation

Host Family

Staying with a Host Family during your French Language Course gives you first-hand experience of French way of life and culture. Sharing meals with your Host Family is an excellent way of practising your French.

Host families are usually within 30 minutes on foot or up to 20 minutes by bus from the school.

There is the option to have a single room with breakfast or half board. For students that have special dietary needs or those that do not want meals prepared for them they can just have a single room with access to the kitchen in order to prepare their own meals.

Summer Residence

(May to September)

The residence is located in the heart of the cultural centre, 5 minutes from the Cours Mirabeau and the Rotonde. It is also not fat from the Pavillion Noir, Grand Théâtre de Provence and the Library but also in the heart of the shopping and restaurants area with the Allées Provençales. It is 25 minutes on foot from the school and 10 minutes from the train and bus stations.

Apartment description:

  • 19m² studios for 1 person
    Possibility of flat sharing in 2 or 3 room apartments
  • Equipped kitchenette with a small fridge, 2 electric hotplates,
    microwave and a coffee machine
  • Bathroom with a shower and toilets
  • Fan at your disposal but no air conditioning
  • Free WiFi

Transfer

Students can fly to Marsielle-Provence airport and then take a shuttle or taxi to their accommodation. On request the school can organise a taxi to pick students up from the airport.

Leisure

Outside of French courses, the school in Aix-en-Provence offers a varied programme of cultural activities.

Examples of cultural activities offered:

  • Guided tour of Aix-en-Provence
  • Guided tour of the market
  • Wine-tasting in cooperation with "la Cave du Félibrige"
  • Cooking classes in cooperation with "l’Atelier des Chefs" or in a private home.
  • Pastry workshop
  • Writing workshop and other language workshops
  • Pétanque contest with aperitif
  • Accrobranche
  • Hiking in cooperation with Evana
  • Sailing (mainly summer-time but possible year round on request)
  • Excursions to places of interest (Arles, les Baux, la Camargue, Avignon, Pont du Gard, le Luberon, Cassis & the calanques, Marseille, Saint Tropez, Monaco, the carnaval in Nice, the Cannes film festival, les Gorges du Verdon…

Dates & Prices

Dates & Prices: Aix-en-Provence

Dates & Prices

Summary

School size Medium
Minimum age 18
Levels Beginner to Advanced
Exams DELF
Accommodation
  • Host family
  • Summer Residence (May-Sept)
download Free WiFi