Give your Leaving Cert preparation a head start by joining our intensive Leaving Cert Exam Course in Nice this summer. The course has 20 morning classes per week plus 6 afternoon Leaving Cert focused classes in small groups (max 6). You will be taught by fully qualified native French teachers who know the Leaving Cert exam as well as their own name.
The classes are dynamic and fun and the teachers focus on developing your speaking and listening skills using role-play, newspapers articles, multi-media activities and group discussions. Homework is given and corrected and your progress is carefully monitored. A level test is taken when you arrive so you are in the perfect group for your level and a Certificate at the end completes your course.
|Course dates:||5th June 2017 - End August 2017|
|Classes per week:||20 Morning classes & 6 Leaving Cert focused classes|
|Class duration:||45 minutes|
|Class size:||Average 5-8 Maz 10|
|Accommodation:||Half-Board Twin Room Accommodation with French Host|
|Social Programme:||Optional social and activity programme|
The beautiful town of Nice is located in the heart of the the heart of the French Riviera and is the ideal location to improve your French. With some of the best beaches on the Cote d’Azur combined with fantastic cafes, restaurants, local markets and designer boutiques, Nice has everything to make it one of the best destinations to immerse yourself in the French language. At the weekend take a day trip to Cannes, Monaco or Antibes and practice your fluency while experiencing the joie de vivre of French life and culture at first hand. Wander through the old town and explore the host of galleries, museums and glitzy shops or head down to the beach to catch the magical sunset.
The school is a member of IALC, an International association of quality language schools, and is accredited by EAQUALS. It is a short distance from all the main attractions and has every amenity on offer including bright spacious classrooms, computer rooms, student lounge and free wi-fi.
Staying with your French host means the learning continues long after you have left the classroom. To fully immerse you in the language and the French way of life our partner school arranges accommodation with carefully selected French hosts who are located either within walking distance or a short bus ride from the school (max 20 minutes). The French hosts are fully vetted and inspected and are visited regularly by the shcools accommodation officer and the majority have been hosting for a number of years. Your accommodation is full board, includes a twin room and all meals.
|Monday||French & LC Classes||Nice orientation Tour (free)||Dinner|
|Tuesday||French & LC Classes||Half day trip Eze village & Fragonard Perfume factory (paid)||Dinner|
|Wednesday||French & LC Classes||French Movie (Free)||Dinner|
|Thursday||French & LC Classes||Full day excursion to Monaco & Cannes (paid)||Dinner|
|Friday||French & LC Classes||Volleyball on the beach (free)||Dinner|
There is an optional social programme with a selection of activities and excursions to choose from. Some of the options are free while some will have a charge depending on which you choose. As you are close to the beach there is plenty of opportunity to take time out and relax with your friends.
- Nice orientation tour on first Monday afternoon
- Volleyball on the beach
- Bowling (evening)
- Half day trip to Eze Village and the Fragonard Perfume Factory
- Visit of the Matisse museum and the Cimiez district in Nice
- Full day excursion to Monaco and Cannes
- You will be met at the airport by your French host and brought directly to your accommodation. You will also be brought to school on the first day so you are familiar with the route.
- Students must arrive on Sunday and depart on Saturday.
- For your return transfer you can take the aircoach (€6) or the school can book a taxi for you €40.
- Don't forget to contact your French host as least 2 weeks before you arrive to confirm your arrival time.
Give us a call 00 353 1 2143314 or if you’re in the area drop in to our office -we’d love to say hello... We're just 5 minutes from the Dundrum Town Centre.
I would highly recommend completing a course such as this one if anyone has any interest in learning a second language or even wants to improve their language speaking ability for the purpose of their school work. I discovered a lot about myself during the trip as well as other cultures and gained so much more independence and experience. After giving up just 3 weeks of my summer, my French has certainly reached a much higher standard and this has reflected in my school work this term. Next year, after my examinations, I hope to go on to study French at third level. This is something I probably would not have discovered or have become so passionate about if I hadn’t been involved in the course.
I believe taking a trip like this was well worth it. For me, it was an adventure I know I will never forget. (Rebecca Bergin Kilkenny, 5th year)
To find out more about Rebecca's experience in Nice read her blog >
My French improved a lot during my trip to Nice last Summer. I made lots of new friends and the trips were great as I got to practice my French...
- Sinead, 5th year student from Dublin