French Summer Classes

French summer courses for teenagers

French courses for beginner children in Cannes on the French Riviera – Age between 11 and 17 years old

French summer courses for teenagers in Cannes, on the French Riviera

Summer French courses for teenagers (junior and high school students) are designed for students who wish to improve their language skills and enjoy learning French language and the culture while meeting new friends.

Students are taught according to abilities and ages : 12 – 14 y.o and 15 – 17 y.o. The teenager courses are designed to develop language proficiency through the use of the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. This course is perfect for beginners to GCSE, A-level, Abitur, Matura, Maturita, International Baccalaureate (IB) and most high-school leaving certificates. This teenager course encourages and supports students as they prepare school leaving certificates and exams.

The summer courses for teenagers consists of French lessons in the mornings, leaving the rest of the day for activities, excursions, socialising or relaxation. Students preparing a school exam are encouraged to attend the intensive courses in the afternoon – 5 afternoons per week or a few afternoons per week only.

Morning lessons for teenagers

In this course, teenagers are taught in ability groups and ages : 12 – 14 y.o and 15 – 17 y.o. We put emphasis on communication and self-confidence thanks to a lively, fun and friendly classroom environment. That way, students feel confortable to participate even if they are beginners.

Teaching is done in a student-centered atmosphere, with maximum 10 participants. Students are challenged and there is no fear of making mistakes. In this encouraging and challenging environment, students gain confidence and develop enthusiasm for learning French.

Class activities

Students are encouraged to take part in active learning activities in order to develop writing, reading, listening and speaking skills. Topics are according to ages, abilities and interests. Class activities include :

  • Grammar exercises
  • Vocabulary expansion and exercises
  • Phrase construction
  • Writing about communicative situations
  • Listening and understanding spoken French in a variety of contexts
  • Conversation and class discussions to develop oral fluency
  • Oral presentation
  • Reading and prounciation
  • Role-playing
  • Practical conversations
  • Drama
  • Poetry
  • Songs

Optional afternoon lessons

1:1 Lessons
We offer one-to-one lessons, where students can benefit from private tutoring. During these courses, we focus on your child’s individual requirements, which can include exam preparation, conversation or any area of the language. More info

Intensive French courses
Our intensive French classes are small group designed to help students develop their written and spoken communicative skills. Students will receive 10 hours of intensive courses each week with a class size of maximum of 6 students. More info

Practical Information

Ages/Levels

Age: 12 – 17 y.o. Students are taught according to ages and abilities.

Levels: Beginner to C1 (information on levels)

Courses dates

From Monday 15th of June to Friday 7th of August, 2020.

Duration

1 to 8 weeks

Courses Schedule

  • Morning courses – 20 lessons/week : from 9 am to 12.30 pm
  • Intensive courses – 30 lessons/week : from 1.30 pm to 3 pm
  • Afternoon courses – 10 lessons/week : from 1.30 to 3 pm

Number of students / class

Maximum of 10

Study material

Teachers provide you with copies. The student must provide a notebook and a pen. A pocket dictionary would be useful.

First & last day of the language course

First day:
New students sit for a language test – except complete beginners. The results of the French test allow us to place students in an appropriate group. During this welcoming morning, students meet each other, enjoy welcome drinks and croissants.

Last day:
You will receive a certificate, attesting your participation in the French summer courses, the number of hours and your level. Children and teenagers have a performance (songs, drama, poetry, dialogue, etc.) in which they show what you have learnt.

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