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|15 to 17 years old|
|1 to 11 weeks|
|2014 - April 13th to April 26th
2014 - June 29th to September 13th
2014 - October 19th to November 1st
2014 – April 13th, April 20th *
* One week bookings only
|April 21st, July 14th and August 15th|
|All levels from beginner to advanced|
|Maximum 15 students per class|
|Average number of students per week: 60 to 80|
|This program attracts students from a variety of countries including Spain, UK, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Russia, Japan, USA & Canada.|
Is this program for you?
The Teen Residence/Homestay Program in Nice, France is suited to the student who is looking for a well-balanced language + culture immersion program in a French-speaking environment. Students must be comfortable travelling independently by public transit. You must also be comfortable under the guidance of outgoing and knowledgeable monitors and like to interact with international students. Please visit the supervision page for more information
Nice la belle, or Nice the beautiful, is located on the south-east coast of France on the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. It is France's 5th largest city with a population of just over 350,000. Nice offers visitors an endless list of things to do, including great food and shopping choices, along with seemingly endless beaches to enjoy. And with over 200 days of sunshine each year, you are sure to have at least a few days of perfect beach weather! For those of you who want to experience the rich culture and history of the region there are numerous landmarks and places of interest to visit including Place Masséna, Hotel Negresco, Musee Matisse, Cathédrale Sainte Réparate, Cours Saleya and Place du Palais. And, for ancient archeology buffs, you'll be captivated by Terra Amata, an archeological site with finds dating to the Lower Palaeolithic Age, underscoring Nice's status as one of the oldest human settlements Europe. Of course, no written description can do Nice justice; you'll just have to experience for yourself the place that has inspired so many before you.
The school is located in a beautiful building dating back to the Belle Époque. It is in the heart of the city centre and only ten minutes on foot to the beach. The school has seven fully-equipped and bright classrooms, as well as a common room and an internet area with computers. In the summer months, additional classrooms in a nearby building are also used.
The program offers an ideal mix of French lessons and French culture, including exposure to cuisine, history and art as well as fashion and cinema. See the sample schedule page for more information. It also offers the unique opportunity to meet and make friends with students from all over Europe, Latin America and Asia, making this a very popular program for students who are looking for a truly international experience. You can choose the Standard Course, which consists of 20 x 45 minute lessons per week, or the Intensive Course, which consists of 30 x 45 minute lessons per week. On the weekends, students will enjoy a full-day excursion to places of interest such as Eze, Cannes, Monaco and Grasse.
Prior to your arrival in France, you will be asked to take an online test. This way you'll be able to go directly to the appropriate class on your first Monday. There are a minimum of 4 levels offered including beginner, elementary, intermediate and advanced. If you have no previous experience with the French language, you typically do not have to take this test and will automatically be placed in the beginner class.
The teachers are all native French speakers with university degrees and are all experienced teaching French as a foreign language. They bring a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the classroom and design lessons with an emphasis on fluency, using discussions, debates, games, role plays and other materials suitable to young learners. Teachers will also review and build on previously studied grammar as well as work on developing students' vocabulary.
The program supervisors and monitors are all over 21 and have an amazing amount of energy! They are chosen not only based on their experience and qualifications, but also on their personality, creativity and sense of responsibility and initiative. Their goal is to make sure that you get the most out of your program and they do this by being available 24 hours a day to answer your questions, provide guidance and look out for your overall safety and well-being.
Activities and Excursions
Included in the program are 2 half-day and 1 full-day excursion every two weeks. In addition to this, there are some cultural, sports and leisure activities offered during the week. These are all included in the program fees. For a sample weekly schedule and list of possible activities and excursions please visit the sample schedule page.
Accommodation – Residence (June 29th until August 23rd only)
Students staying in residence will be accommodated at the Residence Azur, which is situated in the heart of Nice, just a 10 minute walk from the school, the beach and the main train station. The air-conditioned double rooms are furnished with two beds, a desk, a wardrobe and television. Each room has a private bathroom with shower and free Wi-Fi (computers are not provided).
If you are in residence, during the week you will have all breakfasts and dinners at a nearby restaurant. You will be given a packed lunch daily. There are numerous restaurants and cafes around the school and a super-market across the street from the residence for snacks.
For general information on residence accommodation please visit our Residence Q & A page.
Accommodation - Homestay
If you prefer to stay with a host family you can choose the homestay option. You will be accommodated by welcoming local families in a shared room with another student from the program. Host families live in apartments or villas in Nice or the surrounding area, no more than 30 minutes from the school by public transit. Your host family will provide breakfast and dinner daily. You will be given a packed lunch daily. Most host families are within a 15 minute walk of cafes, restaurants and a supermarket for snacks.
For general information on homestay accommodation please visit our Homestay Q & A page.
The following program features are included in the price:
For more information or to book this program please call us toll-free 1 888 386 1411