Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I study at French Summer Classes in Cannes ?

  • Learn French in a delightful location in Cannes, French Riviera
  • Personal service and attention
  • Various French courses
  • Family programmes
  • Experienced and well-qualified teachers
  • Small-size classes in a human-size school

When can I start my course ?

  • For summer courses : every Monday between Monday 15th of June to Friday 7th of August, 2020.
  • For private programs and made-up group programs : Any time at your convenience.

How long is the course ?

  • Summer courses : 1 – 8 weeks. New sessions start every Monday.
  • Private programs and made-up groups : at your convenience.

Which level will I attend ?

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

Can I study towards DELF, DALF, TCF or school exams ?

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.

What is a lesson like ?

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.

What time are classes ?

  • 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.

I cannot attend your school during the summer time. Is there another time of the year I could attend ?

Yes. Outside the French summer school dates we offer private programs.

Can I take a one-to-one or conversation lesson for an hour or two ?

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

Do I get a certificate when I have completed my courses ?

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

Do you provide snacks or meals ?

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.

Is there financial aid for you French summer programs ?

French Summer Classes does not offer scholarships. However, we encourage you to look for grants from your university, language training from your work or from a grant organization (for example, Erasmus Plus for teachers and school staffs, Merola Career grant for musicians, DOFE Gold Residental grants, etc.)

What is the best time to book my French language program ?

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.

What happens if I cancel ?

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

What happens if there are public holidays during my program ?

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.

What should I bring in my suitcase ?

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 evening.

Can I contact my host family before I arrive ?

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.

What is the weather like in Cannes ?

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

Average daytime temperature on the French Riviera (in Celsius):
– Winter 12ºC
– Spring 21ºC
– Summer 28°C
– Autumn 20°C


French Summer Classes is a summer program provided by Passeport pour les langues®. Our aim is to provide individuals, families and groups with quality French language holiday program s that are fun, educational, intellectually challenging and culturally rewarding. All the language programs offered in this website are carried out to provide an excellent and enjoyable educational experience. Learn French on the French Riviera with our French summer immersion courses.

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