Looking for a French course that will help you to improve your language skills and expand your cultural knowledge? Tempted by the prospect of studying French on the spectacular Côte d’Azur in the heart of its most vibrant city, Nice? But… as an adult you would prefer to study with others of the same age? Then come and join the 30+ French Course at alpha.b language school!
Our 30+ French Course is designed for adult students who want to challenge themselves by taking an intensive French programme, with other like-minded pupils of a similar age. Our 30+ French Course is very similar to our general Intensive Course and focuses on practical application of your knowledge. However, you will benefit from a maximum of just 8 mature students in your class!
How does it work?
- In order to participate in the 30+ Course you must already have a French level between: A2-B2.
- You can follow the 30+ Course from 1 to 4 weeks.
- Our 30+ Course starts every Monday from the 27/05/2019 to the 06/09/2019.
- 30 lessons per week which equates to 22h30 hours of teaching
- Morning: 20 lessons per week which equates to 15 hours of teaching
- Mon-Fri – 9:00-10:40/ 11:00-12:20
- Afternoon: 10 lessons per week which equates to 7h30 hours of teaching
- Mon-Fri – 13:45-15:15
What are the lessons like?
Whether you choose the alpha.b Continuous, Intensive or 30+ French Course, your morning lessons will always feature grammar – an essential basis for mastering the French language.
In one particular 30+ lesson that I attended, this grammatical topic was the placement of pronouns (y, en etc.).
However, after the break, the class moved on to practice their oral skills during a debate competition. The class was organised into 3 teams to plan and put forward their winning arguments. Boris, the teacher, clearly stated that the objective of the lesson was for each student to develop their ability to defend their point of view whilst also learning new vocabulary.
To win, the teams didn’t need the right answer, they just had to be logical and eloquently explain their reasoning using phrases such as: donc, alors, par conséquent, c’est la raison pour laquelle… The teams were separated around the school which made this lesson not only fun but interactive. The questions were bizarre but this pushed the students to collaborate as a team and to be as creative as possible.
Why choose alpha.b?
alpha.b is based on the beautiful French Riviera where you can make the most of its stunning scenery and relaxed Mediterranean lifestyle. Nice, itself, is a very lively city that offers something for everyone, whether that be the quaint and bustling old town, ‘Vieux Nice’ or the contrasting modern centre with its many parks, shops and bars.
Not convinced by its gorgeous setting and need more encouragement? One of the main advantages of alpha.b is that all of our teachers are both university graduates and native speakers. Therefore, you can learn French from professional individuals who also have the upper hand as French is their mother tongue!
Life at alpha.b goes beyond the 4 walls of each classroom. There are countless opportunities to take part in a varied range of activities after your lessons so that you can continue learning French in a fun and relaxed manner. We offer: trips to the near-by cities of Cannes/Monaco/Antibes; activities such as snorkelling and water sports or excursions to try the local Niçoise cuisine or brush up on your salsa skills!
Moreover, alpha.b is a school dedicated to its students and every aspect of their time spent here. We even have our own in-house accommodation service to help you find the perfect solution for your stay in Nice. Whether you want to live with a French family so that you can discuss and learn more about the local culture over evening meals or prefer the comfort of a hotel, we are here to help.
To find out more information about this course and our language school, visit our website: https://www.alpha-b.fr/en/our-french-course-for-over-30s/