FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

  • Learn French in a delightful location in Cannes, French Riviera
  • Personal service and attention
  • Various French courses : children classes, teenager classes and adult classes.
  • Family programmes
  • Experienced and well-qualified teachers
  • Small-size classes in a human-size school
  • Summer courses : 1 – 7 weeks. New sessions start every Monday.
  • Private programs and made-up groups : at your convenience.

Students – except complete beginner and children – are tested on the first day of school. See our different levels.

Yes, our courses are designed to meet the requirement of language certifications and school exams and help students prepare for certification such as Delf Prim for elementary school students, Delf for juniors and high-school students, DELF, DALF and TCF for adults. We help you prepare for all types of French language exams including DELF/DALF, GCSE, IGCSE, IB, A-level, Abitur, Matura, Maturita and all school leaving certificates. Preparing exams with intensive courses  or private lessons is a good balance between academic courses and a more personal and friendly way of studying at your own pace and toward your objective.

Lessons are communicative, with emphasis on speaking, listening and writing. Grammar and verbs are studied to help you have a good structure of the language.

  • Morning classes : 9 am – 12.30 pm
  • Intensive classes : 9 am – 12.30 pm & 1.30 pm – 3 pm
  • Afternoon classes : 1.30 pm – 3 pm
  • Private lessons : in the afternoon during the summer school and any time the rest of the year.

Yes. It is possible to arrange private lessons which are purely based on your needs, interests and objectives.

Yes. Students who complete their French courses receive a certificate.

We provide snacks for children and teenagers during the break time. Students have lunch with friends at 12.30 pm at school (they bring their lunch box) or at places around the school. We don’t have catering facilities to serve meals.

We encourage you to look for grants from your school or your university, language training credit from your work or from a grant organization. Some of our students obtained grants from Erasmus Plus for teachers and school staffs, Merola Career grant for musicians, DOFE Gold Residental grants, HASS Globetrotters Grant, etc.)

Early bookers enjoy discounts. The best time to book your French language program is as soon as possible or at least one month before you plan on coming to French Summer Classes. This is especially true if you need homestay, so we could match you with an available host family. However, last minute bookings are, of course, accepted.

Note that best accommodation options (host families, hotel, self-catering apartment, holiday apartments and villas) are booked up quickly in Cannes during the summer time. So, finding suitable lodging is best handled in advance.

In the event of any type of cancellation, charges may apply. Please, check our REGISTRATION CONDITIONS for details.

Classes take place every day from Monday to Friday, public holidays included. In the summer, public holidays in France are July 14 and August 15.

 

 

Regarding the courses : Students must bring writing material (notebook and pen). For teenagers and adults, a pocket dictionary may also be useful.

Regarding living in Cannes : During the summer, we recommend shorts, light clothes, hats, sunglasses and sunscreen and a sweater for occasional chilly evenings. The average temperature in the summer time is 28°celsius during the day and 23°celsius in the evenings.

 

 

Yes, we encourage you to contact your host family before you arrive to introduce you. We will send your host family contact details with confirmation documents.

 

Cannes has a typical Mediterranean climate. Summers are long and warm and winters are mild.

Average daytime temperature on the French Riviera (in Celsius):
– Winter12ºC
– Spring21ºC
– Summer28°C
– Autumn20°C