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Program & Admission Information - Nice, France  


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About our program
Courses start every Monday for all levels in Nice excluding beginners who must register for specific dates. We are very flexible, and students can transfer to the Paris location during their stay, if they so choose. There are a maximum of 12 students in a class. The aim of each course is to achieve ease and fluency in the use of the language. Intensive courses focus on spoken language and conversation, as well as written language.

The methodology is based on situations described in textbooks or on accompanying audio and video cassettes. Students are asked to hold discussions, express their opinions and give their comments. Systematic oral and written exercises are used to improve grammar knowledge. Furthermore, students can benefit from the free media library after class. It includes, the use of video, language lab and exercises on computers. The media library is available at any time after the class in order to practice French. 45 minutes of media library are included during the course with the teacher.

Five levels of French study are offered: Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced, and Proficiency. Each level takes about 8 weeks to complete. Before beginning a course, the student must take a written placement test followed by an interview to determine the group most suited for his/her level. The student then progresses naturally from one level to the next.

Intensive Group Program
Group 20 hours per week. This program, with a maximum of 12 participants per class, emphasizes oral study, though the written language is not neglected. On the basis of situations described in the textbook or the accompanying audio and video cassettes, students are asked to hold discussions and express their opinions. Systematic oral written exercises are used to learn and correct grammar. In addition, this program includes one lecture per week on various aspects of French civilization. Each lesson lasts 45 minutes in duration.

Intensive Plus Group Program
Group 30 hours per week: 30 hours per week in a class of 8 to 12 students per group. The program also includes one lecture per week on various aspects of French civilization. Each lesson lasts 45 minutes in duration.

Super Intensive Program
Group 40 hours per week, 8 to 12 students per class: This program is designed for those who wish to concentrate all their efforts on learning the language. The program also includes one lecture per week on various aspects of French civilization. Each lesson lasts 45 minutes in duration. Very intensive.
  •   Available June through August only.
Study & Internship Program
This Study & Internship program in Nice combines a minimum 4 week Standard Group French Study program followed up with a minimum 6 week Internship Work Experience placement in the community.

All internship opportunities will work in partnership with local people in a variety of community-based projects.

This unique program offers exciting hands-on work opportunities, meaningful cultural immersion, and an enriching language program.

Internship placements in businesses and organizations in the following fields:
-Banking/Financial Services
-Architecture/Real Estate
-Theatres and museums
-Human resources
-Medical and Pharmaceutical industries
-Other may be available upon request

For more information about this program, contact us!

French for Teachers 30 lessons per week
This program is designed specifically for teachers, and covers teaching methodology and subtleties of the French language.

French civilization and culture are the basis of this training program which explores the subtleties of present day French language, classroom strategies and dynamics. An optional cultural program (tours and lectures) permits to discover the French way of living and local culture.

French & Cooking
This French & Cooking program enables you to combine a French course with local cooking classes at local chef's kitchen. This unique program offers exciting hands-on language and culinary education, meaningful cultural immersion, and an enriching language program.

French cuisine classes are with a French chef in her French Riviera apartment. Students take 2 classes a week in the early evening prepare and enjoy a starter, main dish and dessert.

For more information about this program, contact us!


Admissions & Academic Credit

Students age 17 years and older are welcomed regardless of educational background, occupation or nationality. No previous knowledge of French is required except where otherwise indicated.

Students desiring credit for their study should contact their home school or request the NRCSA Credit Fact Sheet. Generally, U.S. universities consider 15 hours of study to be equal to 1 semester credit.

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Certificates & Exams

All participants will receive a diploma after successful completion of each level. Students must take an examination on written and oral comprehension and expression based on the course contents of each level.

Preparation for the following exams is available and is at additional cost:
  •   D.E.L.F (Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française - Diploma of studies in the French language), awarded by the French Ministry of Education. Both intensive and extended courses prepare students for this examination, which comprises written and oral papers.
  •   Practical Certificate in Commercial and Economic French, awarded by The Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Preparation for this examination is open to advanced Level students, and is available in Paris only.
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