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Program & Admission Information - Hyères, France  



Lessons are held Monday to Friday except on French national holidays. The average class size is 8 students per class, with a maximum of 12. Currently there are 6 to 10 different levels, from elementary to advanced, but unfortunately there is no level explicitly for beginning beginners. If a student has absolutely no knowledge of French, an individual course can be arranged before joining the elementary class.

An oral and written evaluation is given on arrival in order to test skills and place students in the appropriate class. Serious approach and well-structured programs enable students to develop all 4 language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Student motivation and curiosity are stimulated by using a wide range of different exercises on grammar structures, video films, discussions, vocabulary, newspaper articles, French songs, role-plays, etc.

Learning facilities
* 12 bright and spacious classrooms equipped with overhead projectors and tape-recorders.
* 3 video rooms.
* Language laboratory.
* Free loan of books from our library.
* Free use of the language lab for private studies in the afternoon.
* Extra homework set and corrected free of charge by the Director of Studies.


NRCSA program will held an Orientation session locally. The orientation designed to provide students with important information about immigration, law of the countries, and the services offered by the school. The orientation program also helps you to acquaint to the educational and cultural atmosphere and provide an opportunity to meet other students.

First Day:

With regards to the program, 6 to 10 different levels, from elementary to advanced, and your exact level is determined by a placement test to make sure we put you in the right class. One of the unique things about the NRSCA program is the ability to combine the language classes with an extensive choice of culture classes. In addition to the language classes, we also include our culture and social events program in the afternoons for students to interact with other student and learn about the culture.

General Intensive Course Group 20 hours per week. Students are provided with a variety of exercises to develop their language skills, including grammatical exercises, video programs, language laboratory, role playing, etc. The various exercises are carefully aimed at allowing all students to rapidly attain the ability to express themselves in French and understand the language in its spoken and written form.

Optional afternoon courses are 2 one-hour sessions per week. Arrangement for these courses are made directly within the school upon arrival since they are subject to minimum enrollment and topics vary. The topics include but are not limited to:

  •   Political and Social Life in France
  •   French Literature
  •   French Regions
  •   French History
  •   French Cuisine
  •   French Wines
  •   Slang and Colloquial French

Group/Tutor 30 total hours per week of lessons. Components of the course include 20 hours per week in the General Intensive course, taking place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday plus 10 hours per week of private tutorial lessons taking place from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tutor 20 hours per week of private lessons. Courses take place Monday through Friday in the afternoon or early evening. Tutor lessons are required for complete beginners seeking study in group courses.

For a sample day of a program

Day - At - A - Glance

8:30 – 10:00 Classes
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 12:30 Classes

Note: + afternoon options twice a week 13.30 to 14.30)

**Day-At-A-Glance is a sample day and will vary depending on enrollment, time of year, lodging, etc. It is designed to show content rather than precise scheduling.


Admissions & Academic Credit

Students age 16 years and older are welcome regardless of educational background, occupation or nationality. No previous knowledge of French is required, however, those students who are complete beginners must enroll in a Tutor only program before joining the elementary class. Students age 14-15 are welcome in the Tutor only program if accompanied by an adult. Please contact NRCSA for more information.

Students desiring credit for their study should contact their home school or request the NRCSA Credit Fact Sheet. U.S. schools which have granted credit for their own students attending this school have done so on the basis of 15 hours or instruction equaling one semester credit.

For more information about academic credit in French speaking countries, please click here.
For general information on academic credit, please click here.


Certificates & Exams

All students receive a certificate indicating a student's satisfactory progress and a description of each course completed

The following preparation courses and exams are offered at additional cost:
  •   The General Intensive course can prepare for the DELF-1st degree examinations. Students can take the DELF tests in a DELF exam center at the school if the dates allow for it, or alternatively take them in their own country at the Cultural Services of their French Embassy who will advise them of the dates.
  •   Alliance Française "Diplôme de Langue" Examination Course (See Above)
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