Family-friendly Courses at France Langue & Culture on the French Riviera:
Experience a fun, educational language holiday on the French Riviera for all the family this summer! France Langue & Culture is the most family-friendly language school for young children, teens, and families, and has been in operation since 1977. You can choose from 2, 3 or 4-week courses for children from ages 6-17 as well as courses for adults, parents, and guardians. Located in Saint Raphael on the Mediterranean coastline of south-east France, and close to Nice and Cannes, France Langue & Culture is run by Edmond de Saenger, a former French Professor and a native of the Saint-Raphael region.
Summer Courses include:
• French Summer Courses for young children, teenagers and families in June, July and August
• Two, Three & Four Week course week options
• Children's Summer Camps for children ages 6-12
• Full Immersion Student Course for teenagers ages 13-17, with homestay accommodation by French host families
• Courses for parents / adults / families / French teachers
• A wide range of sport and leisure activities
Children's Summer Camps for ages 6-12:
At an early age, the child will get a good start in his/her life learning basic French while spending an enjoyable and enriching holiday in the same school and same town, together with their parents.
The aim of this course is to offer children (boys and girls) the opportunity to spend a linguistic vacation in a pleasant environment on the Riviera.
Depending on a child's level in French and age, children are placed in one of three subgroups. Whenever possible there will be participation by French children in the same age-group to insure a more realistic atmosphere in the classroom. Five to six children per sub-group.
Camp for Children ages 6-9:
This is a classical program with both oral and written exercises which includes activity workshops + study visits to town stores, markets, cafe terraces, library, Cultural Center with Cyber media library, Town Hall etc.
- Artistic workshops: Painting, sculpture, collage - to learn vocabulary in French
- Game workshops: Dominoes, snakes and ladders, 7 families etc - to acquire automation language
- Round, rhymes, role play, songs - to speak French while having fun
- All these varied activities never last more than 20 minutes
Please note that the classrooms are a restricted area for parents and other adults without permission in advance from the teacher in charge. The permission in only valid the first morning on arrival for a short period of time. After that, the teacher in charge needs space to proceed with classes without interference.
Camp for Children ages 9-12:
This camp is for boys and girls with beginner, intermediate or advanced French who enroll in our summer program in France to practice and improve their oral skills.
80-90 % of the time in class is devoted to spoken French in a variety of subjects.
Past students have included boys and girls from English schools in Canada, USA, Mexico and schools in Europe who where attended an accelerated program in French and who enrolled in our summer immersion program in France.
Full Immersion Student Course for ages 13-17:
For boys and girls in High School or in the European Gymnasium who wish to improve and develop their skills in the French language.
Teaching is done in a natural outdoor environment. We have boarding available with French families who will continue the language competency after class. We also try to organize get-togethers with French teenagers from the town
- 2, 3 or 4 weeks, 4 hrs/day
- 20 lessons/week, Monday-Friday
- Two teachers share the class
- 8-10 students per class
Spring / Winter French Courses:
Special one-to-one and two-to-one private French classes offered during the winter / spring-time months.
Duration: 1, 2, 3, 4 weeks, for a minimum of 4 hours to 8 hours a day. Private tutoring in the morning and/or the afternoon.
Designed especially for Business, Industry, Government or Organisational professionals as well as individuals on holidays who would like a private French teacher.
Homestay Accommodation with a Local Host Family:
Our host families are carefully selected since many years back. This enables you to get an enriching insight in the daily life of the French, their manners and customs.
You will be treated as a full member of the family but with the obligation to follow the rules of the home. Double room with separate beds. Single room is optional.
"We really enjoyed the staff, the other students, and the location of the school was perfect. The fact that it was 1 hour from the airport gave us a sense of adventure and opened up doors to learn more about the other beach towns and villages surrounding St. Raphael. We will be coming again next year and bringing a few more friends."
- Michelle, USA
"I would like to thank you very much for organisation and the course that Oisin, 17 y.o. attended this summer 2013 in Saint-Raphael . It was his first experience of being away from home in an unknown place and he was quite disorientated the first evening in the family.
However he messaged my the first morning of the course to let me know that he had arrived on time and he wrote that everyone was very welcoming and friendly.
He enjoyed the course very much and loved his afternoons on the beach with his fellow students! I was very impressed though by his ability to chat in French when he returned home.
It was obviously very helpful for him to attend the course and to be in France. The experience in France being so positive was the deciding factor for him to go and study in England and live with a host family there, so I am very happy for that outcome too."
- Julia, Italy
|Address: 401 Avenue de Valescure, Saint-Raphael, France|
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