French homestay program in Cannes, France
French families are carefully selected by the school for their openness and friendliness. Host families can be made of a single parent, active retired people and families with or without children, and come from various social and economical backgrounds.
French language home stay in Cannes is the most efficient for language learning. Staying with a host family is a great way to learn about local culture, experience daily life with your hosts and learn everyday expressions. You get an insight into French people and culture that the tourist seldom sees.
We pride our organization with staying in close touch with our host families who have welcomed our students for many years. We hope you will find that they are happy to share their everyday lives with you and make you feel at home.
Minimum age is 16 y.o. Students under this age must be with an adult. Home stay with a French family is particularly suitable for single students -teenagers from 16 y.o or adults. Families attending our courses can also be hosted by a French family – maximum three family members. All guests must attend the French courses. Some families prefer hosting students who are teenagers. Some prefer young adults. Some prefer older adults.
Best to match you with a suitable family is to book it in advance. Generally speaking, the demand of French host families is higher than the supply. Booking in advance is the best way to connect you with a French host family that best suits you.
Bedroom : Students are lodged in a single or a double room.
Meals : Your host family provides you half-board : breakfast and dinner. Lunches are provided during the week-end if the student has confirmed he/she will be at home.
Internet : All our host families have a wifi-internet access.
You will have your own keys to come in and out as you wish. However host family stay is not like in a hotel and you will have to respect some rules and schedules (for example : meals, cleaning, washing…). Living with a French family means that you will have to comply with the family’s rules and customs. We know all the families and we know they are happy to share their everyday lives with you and make you feel at home. As a guest in someone else’s home, you must adapt to the host family’s lifestyle and therefore lose some of your independence. The key of your successful French homestay program is communication. Students must communicate with their French family as much as possible. This will ensure the best language learning experience. As a visitor of the region, we encourage you to take part in activities and excursions in the afternoons with your hosts.
Choosing to stay with a host family is the best way to discover a different lifestyle and to get regular practice of a foreign language in a friendly atmosphere.
To help you integrate into your French host family and to quickly establish a friendly relationship with them, we try to take your age, profession, hobbies and interests into consideration.
We do our best to pay particular attention to your requirements concerning allergies, diet, non-smokers, animals, etc., so do not hesitate to mention your requests when you register. Students must specify any requirements at the time of booking the French homestay program.
When we know your dates of interests, we provide you with a list of available French family home-stay options.
As soon as you make your choice, let us know immediately so we can book that family.
All the families live in the general area of Cannes, where the classes take place. Some of them live within a walking distance from the school. Some families may live further away, so you may have to take the bus for roughly 15 minutes.
The host family will meet you at the Nice Côte d’Azur airport or at the Cannes train station.
We will gladly pick you up upon arrival and take you back to either the train station or airport for your departure. Simply send us your arrival time as well as your flight/train number before your arrival. This service is available between 7 am and 11.30 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. For later arrival or change of arrival or departure, inform us as soon as possible.
The accommodation is available starting Sunday before the start of your French summer program. Departures are on Saturday. Extra nights upon request.
Your host family’s address and any extra information will be sent to you as soon as your French language program is confirmed.
We will indicate the contact details of your host family in the confirmation letter sent shortly after your registration is completed. We encourage you to send an introductory e-mail.
This programme includes accommodation with a host family and private French courses.
You will stay at your teacher’s home while you receive 10, 15, 20 or 25 hours of private lessons (one hour = 60 minutes) per week. Your host teacher will provide you lessons according to your needs, objectives and interests. The personalised lessons will go at your pace, increasing your confidence and helping you to make rapid progress toward fluency.
For further information or a personalised programme, do not hesitate to contact us.