French courses for school and normal groups

Alpha.b offers you customised programs for your school groups.

According to your wishes, the program includes tailor made French lessons, accommodation, cultural and leisure activities, return transfers, and excursions along the beautiful French Riveria .

Before you arrive in Nice, you choose:

  • Course dates

  • Number of lessons

  • Topics or grammar points

  • Activities program

  • Accommodation

  • Transport on arrival and departure

The course & the teaching staff

French courses for school groups

The course

Types of courses:

  • Standard French where students work on the four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing)
  • Preparing for the DELF exam
  • Preparing for A Levels
  • Leaving Certificate preparation
  • Customised programs

The choice of number of lessons (1 lesson = 45 minutes)

Our teaching staff

Our teaching staff:

  • Before your stay, you will be in touch with our Director of Studies, Priscilla, who has more than 20 years of experience in our language school, in order to establish the course content. When you arrive, she will welcome you and will be your personal point-of-contact throughout your stay.
  • All our teachers have many years of experience teaching French as a foreign language to young people.
  • You benefit from constant contact with our teachers throughout the week by our professors. They are at your disposal to discuss the progress and atmosphere of the class.
  • On the last day, students receive a certificate stating the level of the course during their stay. If you wish, we can also have them take a level test to attest their level of French.
  • All group leaders receive a report at the end of the stay which contains information about the skills and the activities completed during the lessons as well as all documents used.

Activities program after your French classes

You choose the activities program before you arrive.

We offer you a large choice of activities:

  • Sports activities (kayaking, beach volleyball, snorkeling…)
  • Guided visits (Cannes, Antibes, Monaco…)
  • Cultural activities (food tastings, museum visits…)
  • Evenings out (crepe party, salsa, bowling…)

Do not hesitate to ask us for information about the choices according to your wishes and budget.

All the activities take place in French. You can choose to be accompanied by an alpha.b guide.

Accommodation

Choice of accommodation

  • Possible accommodation with a host-family, single, double or triple rooms for students, singles rooms for teachers or chaperones.
  • Possible accommodation in a hotel for students and teachers, or for just teachers.
  • Half board or full board (with packed lunch) is an option.

Host-family accommodation:

  • All the host families are visited regularly for assessment
  • Staying with a host-family allows the student to speak French and to discover ‘real-life in France’.
  • All students are hosted within close proximity.
  • Before your arrival, the parents or the school fix a curfew, which is verified each evening by our host families. In case of infringment, host families will inform the accompanying teachers.

Transfers :

  • On the arrival at the airport or Nice train station, the host families will meet the accompanying teachers and the students. Other than the host family, there is always an alpha.b staff member to check that everything is going smoothly. (pick up by the host families is guaranteed on weekends between 8 am and 10 pm).
  • The departure transfer back to the airport or to the Nice train station is organized by bus or taxi.

 

TESTIMONIALS

I’ve been coming to alpha.b with a school group for 10 years. Every time I come, I think that it’s better than the year before. I am always delighted by everything! Thank you for it all!

Susanne KolmerAustria

The lessons were fun and our teacher always found a good balance between grammar and speaking. The guides were fantastic and the activities reps were so friendly with us. My host-mum was really welcoming and attentive. I really enjoyed staying with host-family because the whole family tried so hard to welcome us and also spoke lots of French with us!

Alexandra ReiterGermany

The course was really varied and accessible to all my students. Delphine also discussed the topics and activities with me beforehand.

Nicola LonsdaleEngland

The documents provided by the school were super! My students really loved the course. I think it’s great that the school is only 5 minutes from the accommodation.

Ute ScheiblauerAustria

10 reasons to learn French in Nice

  • 300 sunny days per year
  • Situated on the coast
  • Airport with 100 direct flights
  • 1 hour to large European cities
  • Located between the sea and the mountains
  • Stunning landscape
  • Discover niçoise cuisine
  • Multicultural and cosmopolitan city
  • Numerous sports activities
  • Cultural visits

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