A Level Revision Course

  • 30 lessons per week (22.5hours)
    morning: 9-10.40 / 11-12.20 (20 lessons = 15 hours of teaching)
    3 afternoons : 13.15 – 15.45 (10 lessons = 7.5 hours of teaching)
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Dates:
    The Summer A-Level revision course takes place for 1 or 2 weeks from 06/07 to 21/08/2020
    Fall session : 12/10/2020
  • Accepted levels: 4 years of learning French at school
a level course

A Level Revision Course content

This course is designed for high school students who want to improve their knowledge of French before their exams, which marks the end of their school education.

Morning lessons are devoted to grammatical and functional objectives according to the program of the French Continuous Course.

Afternoon lessons are reserved for résumé techniques and text analysis. This is also part of the next day’s work to be corrected and analysed by the teacher.

1 to 2 hours per day after lessons for preparation or exercises.
All text material used in lessons deals with French literature and civilisation.

Class size: maximum of 10 students per class

Alpha.book included

Course Objectives

  • To help you develop your written and oral skills to allow you to communicate with French speakers in a wide range of real-life situations.
  • To allow you to develop or improve your language skills.
  • To develop strategies to prepare you for your final exam.

Methodological Approach

  • A communicative, practical and dynamic method as defined in the CECRL.
  • Varied and interactive activities based on authentic texts to prepare you for real-life communication outside of the classroom.
  • Engaging study materials: written, audio or video.
  • A teaching style that integrates new technology.
  • Language tools that are specific to the exam.

Teaching Program

  • A diagnostic test to determine your language level.
  • An evaluation at the end of each week to track your progress.
  • Your teacher can give you advice on your learning or extra exercises.
  • The person responsible for your teaching will review your learning process and offer you individualised help.
  • Afternoon study: a free class to revise or deepen your understanding of specific areas of the language.
  • A mock exam: an oral or written exam at the end of the course, on a theme of your choice, to prepare you for the exam.

Certificate and Guarantee

  • A certificate at the end of the course showing the level of the course you have taken.
  • A guarantee of attendance if you are a minor.
  • A certificate showing the results of your mock exam.

Timetable

  • Monday
  • 4 lessons
    9-12.20
    (3hours of class and a 20minute break)
  • 2.30
    13.15-15.45
  • OR
    4 lessons
    16.15-19.30
    (3hours of  class and a 15minute break)
  • Tuesday
  • 4 lessons
    9-12.20
    (3hours of class and a 20minute break)
  • 2.30
    13.15-15.45
  • OR
    4 lessons
    16.15-19.30
    (3hours of  class and a 15minute break)
  • Wednesday
  • 4 lessons
    9-12.20
    (3hours of class and a 20minute break)
  • 2.30
    13.15-15.45
  • OR
    4 lessons
    16.15-19.30
    (3hours of  class and a 15minute break)
  • Thursday
  • 4 lessons
    9-12.20
    (3hours of class and a 20minute break)
  • 2.30
    13.15-15.45
  • OR
    4 lessons
    16.15-19.30
    (3hours of  class and a 15minute break)
  • Friday
  • 4 lessons
    9-12.20
    (3hours of class and a 20minute break)
  • 2.30
    13.15-15.45
  • OR
    4 lessons
    16.15-19.30
    (3hours of  class and a 15minute break)

Your first day

8.40Arrival at school (2 rue d’Angleterre, 06000 Nice). The alpha.b team will show you to your testing room.
9 – 9.20Presentation of alpha.b by class teacher.
9.20 – 10.40Level assessment test. This test, validated by IALC and EAQUALS labels, allows us to precisely determine your level and to place you into a class of corresponding level. This test evaluates your grammatical, lexical and phonetic knowledge, as well as the 4 skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing).
10.40 – 11Break
11 – 12.20Communicative and intercultural activity
12.20 – 13.15Lunch break

We can recommend you many different places near the school where you can benefit from a discount by showing your alpha.b student card.

13.15 – 15.15Free visit to Nice
From 15.30There is the possibility of returning to the school to see the class information for the next day (room number, teacher’s name, class level). This information is also available on the free alpha.b mobile app.

Preparing for the Irish Leaving Certificate

  • 26 lessons per week (19.5 hours)
    morning: 9-10.40 / 11-12.20 (20 lessons = 15 hours of lessons)
    afternoon: 6 lessons = 4.5 hours of lesson
  • Duration : 1 to 4 weeks
  • Dates : between 02.06 et 28.08.2020
  • Levels accepted : 4 years of school French

Irish Leaving Certificate course content

This course is designed for high school students who want to improve their knowledge of French with a view to take the Leaving Certificate examination in Ireland.

Morning lessons are devoted to grammatical and functional objectives according to the program of the French Continuous Course.

Afternoon lessons in mini groups with a maximum of 5 students, are reserved for oral and written exam preparation.

1 to 2 hours per day after lessons for preparation or exercises.

Morning classes : 10 students maximum

Afternoon classes: 5 students maximum

Alpha.book included

Course Objectives

  • To help you develop your written and oral skills to allow you to communicate with French speakers in a wide range of real-life situations.
  • To allow you to develop or improve your language skills.
  • To develop strategies to prepare you for your final exam.

Methodological Approach

  • A communicative, practical and dynamic method as defined in the CECRL.
  • Varied and interactive activities based on authentic texts to prepare you for real-life communication outside of the classroom.
  • Engaging study materials: written, audio or video.
  • A teaching style that integrates new technology.
  • Language tools that are specific to the exam.
  • Preparation for the Leaving Certificate based on examples from exams.

Certificate and Guarantee

  • A certificate at the end of the course showing the level of the course you have taken.
  • An extra certificate at the end of the course if you wish to do a final evaluation and receive a specific summary of your level in all 4 skills.
  • A guarantee of attendance.

Timetable

  • Monday
  • 4 lessons
    9-12.20
    (3hours of class and a 20minute break)
  • Your 6 lessons
  • OR
    4 lessons
    16.15-19.30
    (3hours of  class and a 15minute break)
  • Tuesday
  • 4 lessons
    9-12.20
    (3hours of class and a 20minute break)
  • Your 6 lessons
  • OR
    4 lessons
    16.15-19.30
    (3hours of  class and a 15minute break)
  • Wednesday
  • 4 lessons
    9-12.20
    (3hours of class and a 20minute break)
  • Leaving
  • OR
    4 lessons
    16.15-19.30
    (3hours of  class and a 15minute break)
  • Thursday
  • 4 lessons
    9-12.20
    (3hours of class and a 20minute break)
  • Certificate
  • OR
    4 lessons
    16.15-19.30
    (3hours of  class and a 15minute break)
  • Friday
  • 4 lessons
    9-12.20
    (3hours of class and a 20minute break)
  • Your 6 lessons
  • OR
    4 lessons
    16.15-19.30
    (3hours of  class and a 15minute break)

Your first day

8.40Arrival at school (2 rue d’Angleterre, 06000 Nice). The alpha.b team will show you to your testing room.
9 – 9.20Presentation of alpha.b by class teacher.
9.20 – 10.40Level assessment test. This test, validated by IALC and EAQUALS labels, allows us to precisely determine your level and to place you into a class of corresponding level. This test evaluates your grammatical, lexical and phonetic knowledge, as well as the 4 skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing).
10.40 – 11Break
11 – 12.20Communicative and intercultural activity
12.20 – 13.15Lunch break

We can recommend you many different places near the school where you can benefit from a discount by showing your alpha.b student card.

13.15 – 15.15Free visit to Nice
From 15.30There is the possibility of returning to the school to see the class information for the next day (room number, teacher’s name, class level). This information is also available on the free alpha.b mobile app.

Combined course in preparation for the DELF – Diplôme d’études de Langue Française

  • 26 lessons per week (19.5 hours)
    morning: 9-10.40 / 11-12.20 (20 lessons = 15 hours of lessons)
    afternoon : 6 lessons = 4.5 hours of lessons
  • Duration: 4 weeks

Dates for preparing for the exam: every Monday

  • Dates for the preparation + the exam: 03.02./02.03./20.04./02.06./29.06./27.07/14.09./ 26.10./16.11.2020
  • Accepted levels : according to the diploma concerned
prepare for exam

Preparing for the DELF course content

At the moment the D.E.L.F. is the only diploma of French as a foreign language which is officially recognised by the French Ministry of Education.

It has been accepted by more than 150 countries and is widely recognised by administrations and firms.

The D.E.L.F. offers 4 diplomas which can be taken independently from each other and it is aligned with the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

D.E.L.F A1 certifies your first knowledge, Level A1 « Breakthrough » of the European Framework

D.E.L.F A2 certifies an elementary knowledge, Level A2 « Waystage » of the European Framework

D.E.L.F B1 certifies an intermediate knowledge, Level B1 « Threshold » of the European Framework

D.E.L.F B2 certifies an advanced knowledge, Level B2 « Vantage » of the European Framework.

Tuition is organised according to the exam requirements. This means an approach to the main aspects of French language: grammar, vocabulary, standard of written and oral expression, knowledge of French culture and civilisation.

If your current language level is already the one you of your requested diploma, you can enrol directly for the 4 week preparation course. If your current level is just under the one of the requested diploma, you will have to do a 4 week Continuous

Remarks:

Calard Jean-Philippe, Fayet Emeline, Mouret Christian, Patrice Sarfati, Gil Cunin, professors of the Alpha.b school, are all members of the Jury of D.E.L.F. Of course, they will not be your examiners but will ensure the smooth running of your preparation.

Morning class: maximum 10 students

Afternoon class: one-to-one lessons

Alpha.book included

Course Objectives

  • To help you develop your written and oral skills to allow you to communicate confidently with French speakers in a wide range of real-life situations.
  • To allow you to develop or improve your language skills.
  • To develop strategies to prepare you for the DELF exams.

Methodological Approach

  • A communicative, practical and dynamic method as defined in the CECRL.
  • Varied and interactive activities based on authentic texts to prepare you for real-life communication outside of the classroom.
  • Engaging study materials: written, audio or video.
  • A teaching style that integrates new technology.
  • Preparation for the DELF using examples from exams.

Teaching Program

  • A diagnostic test to determine your language level.
  • An evaluation at the end of each week to track your progress.
  • Your teacher can give you advice on your learning or extra exercises.
  • The person responsible for your teaching will review your learning process and offer you individualised help.
  • An evaluation at the end of the program to record your progress and determine your individual level.

Certificate and Guarantee

  • A certificate at the end of the course showing the level of the course you have taken.
  • A guarantee of attendance if you are a minor.
  • An extra certificate at the end of the course if you wish to do a final evaluation and receive a specific summary of your level in all 4 skills.

Timetable

  • Monday
  • 4 lessons
    9-12.20
    (3hours of class and a 20minute break)
  • Your 6 lessons
  • OR
    4 lessons
    16.15-19.30
    (3hours of  class and a 15minute break)
  • Tuesday
  • 4 lessons
    9-12.20
    (3hours of class and a 20minute break)
  • Your 6 lessons
  • OR
    4 lessons
    16.15-19.30
    (3hours of  class and a 15minute break)
  • Wednesday
  • 4 lessons
    9-12.20
    (3hours of class and a 20minute break)
  • of preparation
  • OR
    4 lessons
    16.15-19.30
    (3hours of  class and a 15minute break)
  • Thursday
  • 4 lessons
    9-12.20
    (3hours of class and a 20minute break)
  • for the DELF
  • OR
    4 lessons
    16.15-19.30
    (3hours of  class and a 15minute break)
  • Friday
  • 4 lessons
    9-12.20
    (3hours of class and a 20minute break)
  • Your 6 lessons
  • OR
    4 lessons
    16.15-19.30
    (3hours of  class and a 15minute break)

Your first day

8.40Arrival at school (2 rue d’Angleterre, 06000 Nice). The alpha.b team will show you to your testing room.
9 – 9.20Presentation of alpha.b by class teacher.
9.20 – 10.40Level assessment test. This test, validated by IALC and EAQUALS labels, allows us to precisely determine your level and to place you into a class of corresponding level. This test evaluates your grammatical, lexical and phonetic knowledge, as well as the 4 skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing).
10.40 – 11Break
11 – 12.20Communicative and intercultural activity
12.20 – 13.15Lunch break

We can recommend you many different places near the school where you can benefit from a discount by showing your alpha.b student card.

13.15 – 15.15Free visit to Nice
From 15.30There is the possibility of returning to the school to see the class information for the next day (room number, teacher’s name, class level). This information is also available on the free alpha.b mobile app.

Combined course in preparation for the DALF – Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française

  • 35 lessons per week (26.25 hours)
    morning: 9-10.40 / 11-12.20 (20 lessons = 15 hours of lessons)
    afertoon : 15 lessons = 11.25 hours of lessons
  • Duration : 3 weeks
  • Dates for preparing for the exam: every Monday –
    Exam in Nice : May 2020
  • Accepted levels : C1 (do your test online)
A level course Nice

Preparing for the DALF course content

The C1 DALF corresponds to the level of the Cadre Européen Commun de Référence (experienced user of the language),  attests easy and spontaneous communication as well as a high level of proficiency in the French language, in particular on specific subjects chosen by the candidate himself.

This is the diploma required for admission to a French university and exempts any other language tests.

(The tests take place at the Université de Nice).

Preparation for DALF takes 3 weeks as part of the combined course “20 + 15”, where 15 individual lessons per week are taught by a specialist teacher. These courses cover the 4 tested skills (oral and written comprehension, oral and written expression).

Description of the exams are available on request or by on the CIEP website: www.ciep.fr

Morning class: maximum 10 students

Afternoon class: one-to-one lessons

Alpha.book included

Course Objectives

  • To help you develop your written and oral skills to allow you to communicate confidently with French speakers in a wide range of real-life situations.
  • To allow you to develop or improve your language skills.
  • To develop strategies to prepare you for the DALF exams.

Methodological Approach

  • A communicative, practical and dynamic method as defined in the CECRL.
  • Varied and interactive activities based on authentic texts to prepare you for real-life communication outside of the classroom.
  • Engaging study materials: written, audio or video.
  • A teaching style that integrates new technology.
  • Preparation for the DALF using examples from exams.

Teaching Program

  • A diagnostic test to determine your language level.
  • An evaluation at the end of each week to track your progress.
  • Your teacher can give you advice on your learning or extra exercises.
  • The person responsible for your teaching will review your learning process and offer you individualised help.
  • An evaluation at the end of the program to record your progress and determine your individual level.

Certificate and Guarantee

  • A certificate at the end of the course showing the level of the course you have taken.
  • A guarantee of attendance if you are a minor.
  • An extra certificate at the end of the course if you wish to do a final evaluation and receive a specific summary of your level in all 4 skills.

Timetable

  • Monday
  • 4 lessons
    9-12.20
    (3hours of class and a 20minute break)
  • Your 15
  • OR
    4 lessons
    16.15-19.30
    (3hours of  class and a 15minute break)
  • Tuesday
  • 4 lessons
    9-12.20
    (3hours of class and a 20minute break)
  • lessons
  • OR
    4 lessons
    16.15-19.30
    (3hours of  class and a 15minute break)
  • Wednesday
  • 4 lessons
    9-12.20
    (3hours of class and a 20minute break)
  • of preparation
  • OR
    4 lessons
    16.15-19.30
    (3hours of  class and a 15minute break)
  • Thursday
  • 4 lessons
    9-12.20
    (3hours of class and a 20minute break)
  • for the exam
  • OR
    4 lessons
    16.15-19.30
    (3hours of  class and a 15minute break)
  • Friday
  • 4 lessons
    9-12.20
    (3hours of class and a 20minute break)
  • DALF
  • OR
    4 lessons
    16.15-19.30
    (3hours of  class and a 15minute break)

Your first day

8.40Arrival at school (2 rue d’Angleterre, 06000 Nice). The alpha.b team will show you to your testing room.
9 – 9.20Presentation of alpha.b by class teacher.
9.20 – 10.40Level assessment test. This test, validated by IALC and EAQUALS labels, allows us to precisely determine your level and to place you into a class of corresponding level. This test evaluates your grammatical, lexical and phonetic knowledge, as well as the 4 skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing).
10.40 – 11Break
11 – 12.20Communicative and intercultural activity
12.20 – 13.15Lunch break

We can recommend you many different places near the school where you can benefit from a discount by showing your alpha.b student card.

13.15 – 15.15Free visit to Nice
From 15.30There is the possibility of returning to the school to see the class information for the next day (room number, teacher’s name, class level). This information is also available on the free alpha.b mobile app.

Testimonials

Alpha.b was the ideal school for my language stay in Nice. The charming villa has a good location in the heart of the town with modern equipment and a pretty garden. We worked in small classes with adult students of different nationalities, in a familial and friendly environment – an excellent team behind the scenes too! Always friendly and flexible, thank you very much!

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