Summer French Language Camps in France

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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.

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French Summer School for Children, Families & Adults:

Photo of Summer French Language Camps in FranceAt our French summer school, we offer young children, teenagers and families the wonderful opportunity to learn or improve their French skills while spending an enjoyable and enriching holiday together on the French Riviera. 

Our range of courses include:
• French Summer Courses for young children, teenagers and families in June, July and August
• 2, 3 & 4-week course 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 / French teachers
• A wide range of sport and leisure activities


Total French Immersion:
At our Children's Camps, for children ages 6-12, children learn to memorize whole sentences and grammatical structures by the intensive use of French in songs, texts, games and theater.

For boys and girls ages 13-17 who wish to improve and develop their skills in the French language, we offer a full immersion summer student´s course with accommodation offered by carefully selected French host families.

Students are fully integrated into family life, can meet with local French teenagers, and can practise the French they are learning in real-life situations.


Learning French with Local Children:
Whenever possible there will be participation by French children in the same age-group to insure a more realistic atmosphere in the classroom.

Methodology for Teaching Children:

Image of Summer French Language Camps in FranceThe purpose is to encourage the child to learn the ability to imitate sounds, to learn and memorize whole sentences of a new foreign language by the intensive use of French in songs, easy texts, games, theater and by memorizing words, sentences and grammatical structures.

Furthermore, the child will practice the comprehension of the language by doing oral and written exercises. Priority is given to a global approach of the French language.


Experienced Instructors:
We always have present at least two or three of our talented young French assistants / teachers (Sanaa, Angie, Cecile, Cyrielle, Elodie) who are very fond of children. 

With great success, they have taught children's groups of different ages and language abilities.

Saint Raphael:

Photos of Family-friendly Courses at France Langue & Culture on the French RivieraSaint Raphael is a commune in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France.

It is ideally situated on the French Riviera, next to the adjoining city of Frejus, just 60 km (37 miles) from Nice.

Other nearby cities include St-Tropez and Cannes, only 20 km (12.5 miles) and 25 km (15.5 miles) away respectively.


Sport and Leisure Activities:
Saint Raphael offers a wide range of sports and leisure activities with sandy beaches, facilities for water sports such as dinghy sailing or windsurfing and recreation centers nearby.

Saint Raphael offers aerobics, horseback riding, diving, water-skiing, tennis, golf, roller-blading and biking.

The Ranch des trois fers in the suburb of le Dramont, specializes in pony rides for young children. Students have ample opportunity to meet with local teenagers and get involved in community events.


Accommodation:
Young children stay in hotels or in local apartments with their families. For students of 13 years upwards, there is the option of a homestay programme - staying with local host families who are delighted to integrate them into their family lives.

Testimonials:

Picture of Summer French Language Camps in France•  “Once again, many thanks for our wonderful stay at your school! It has been a delight for the entire family and was a great motivational kick for all of us. We will definitely return! Many thanks to the teacher Isabelle for her kind, imaginative and motivating way she taught our two older children.

Thanks to the teacher Laurence for her lively and pleasant classes and to other teachers for their profound and interesting discussions.

And, of course, for the success of the Children's Club, where our youngest joined with such pleasure that every day she eagerly attended the kids group. And to you, dear Edmond, for having created a very personal, and in the best sense, a family-friendly atmosphere”

Bad, Germany

•  “The course in St.Raphaël was a great experience for the entire family! Great teachers and the perfect outdoor environment for classes were just the perfect frame for good success.

Besides that, nice housing, the beautiful coast, many different types of beaches and the wonderful spirit Mediterranée completed a wonderful stay! I can strongly recommend the institute of Mr. Edmond v. Saenger!"

Eberle Family, Bern, Switzerland

•  "We, the family, had a really nice time in Saint-Raphaël. We parents learnt a lot and met lot of wonderful people and families. The kids (aged 6, 9 and 12) loved it! And we intend to come back!"
Lindmarker Family, Sweden

•  "I came with my son, who was 13 at the time. We had a very good experience with this program: our household (with a wonderful host and a group of other students) was wonderful; we enjoyed the classes; and we loved being in St. Raphael.

The people we met from many areas of the world were wonderful. In just two weeks, my French improved and I gained a lot of confidence in speaking. A group of us went to Monaco."

Miranda, USA

Updated: 2018-11-26

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Address: 401 Avenue de Valescure, Saint-Raphael, France
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2019-01-14 were from:

Lyon;   Trieste, Italy;   Accra, Ghana;   Paris;   Toronto, Canada;   Milan, Italy;   Bologna, Italy;   Iran;   Lisboa, Portugal;   Phoenix, USA;   and more.