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1. French Summer Classes, Cannes
Courses / Programs
• French Summer Classes is a summer French language school in Cannes, located on the French Riviera in the South of France.

• We offer French language programs for students of all ages: adults (business professionals, university students and individuals), teenagers and children (age 6+) coming as a family or individually.

• We teach students in groups according to their age and ability. This allows student-oriented teaching and the active participation of all the students during each lesson. 

• Our French language program consists of morning language classes allowing the rest of the day for leisure and recreation. In the afternoon, you may take a French intensive course or participate in the various summer activities available in the area.

• Our immersion programs provide a pleasant way of learning French while enjoying your wonderful vacation in France.

• Our French summer course for adults is available to anyone over 16 years of age. It is the best choice if you want to improve your French and have free time to experience your beautiful surroundings and the French way of life. We also offer intensive French courses and one-to-one tuition.

Student Review:
"I was very satisfied with my experience. The teachers took into consideration what I wanted to learn and incorporated my learning needs into the class curriculum.

Small class sizes provided good opportunity for discussion....Overall, this was a great experience and I would strongly recommend the school!"

- Stephanie, Canada
Summer French Courses for Adults:
• General French course: 20hrs / week
• Intensive French Course: 30hrs / week
• Homestay program with a French host family: 20hrs / week or 30hrs / week
• Private French lessons (also available year-round)
• French for Families: Take French lessons at the same time as your child

Summer French Courses for Children & Teenagers:

• French for beginner students (ages 6-11)
• French for non-beginner students (ages 6-11)
• French for teenagers (ages 11-17)
• Private French lessons (also available year-round)

Specific contact pages
Updated: 2018-09-25
Updated: 2018-09-25
2. Family-friendly Courses at France Langue & Culture on the French Riviera
Courses / Programs
• France Langue & Culture is a family-friendly language school providing French summer classes on the French Riviera for adults, seniors, families, teens & children.

• Since our school was established in 1977, thousands of adults and young people from all over the world have attended our summer language courses in Saint Raphael on the Mediterranean coastline of south-east France.

• The school director is Edmond de Saenger, a former French language professor and native to the region.

• Saint Raphael has lots to offer and is ideally situated in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) region, 20 km from St-Tropez, 25 km from Cannes and 60 km from Nice.

• Whether you wish to walk along sandy beaches, take a visit to nearby vineyards or the vast Provence-Alpes mountainous range, the French Riviera region has everything you are looking for.

• Besides golf, tennis, windsurfing and aerobics, which we can arrange for you through the school's auspices, we can also organise additional activities such as squash, mountain-bike riding, diving just off the coast, sailing, horseback riding and much more...

• Students receive a Certificate of Studies and Attendances at the end of your language course as long as you have very good attendance.

Testimonial:
"..I would recommend it to anyone, because there is a lovely atmosphere, and the teachers are so helpful in targeting exactly what you need to improve on."
- Lizzie, UK
French summer classes for adults, seniors & families in June, July & August 2018:
- 1 to 4-week sessions

• French Courses for all levels (beginner to advanced)
• General French course
• Intensive French course
• High Intensive French
• 2-week Crash Courses for absolute beginners
• French Courses for families
• Group French Courses
• Private French lessons / One-to-one tutoring with teacher
• Seminar for French language teachers
• Children's Summer camps (ages 6-17)
• French Cultural Courses (Wine tasting, visits to museums, excursions on the Riviera...)

Specific contact pages
3. Ducasse Education, Paris
Courses / Programs
• Would you like to study at a prestigious culinary arts school in France this summer? Situated in Argenteuil near Paris. Ducasse Education was founded by Alain Ducasse - the legendary award-winning chef & restauranteur, whose restaurants had a total of 21 Michelin stars in 2014.

• In addition to our Argenteuil school, we also have a training center in Yssingeaux, in the Haute-Loire department in south-central France. 

• Ducasse Education offers discovery programs in English or French in summer and year-round for serious amateurs, career-changers or future entrepreneurs aiming to open a restaurant or other food-related service.

• The Summer and Spring Pastry Arts courses are intensive training programs which allow you to discover basic professional techniques and knowledge needed to enter in the professional world of culinary and pastry arts. 

• French culinary students and professional chefs alike have benefited from the highest level of personal training offered through the programs of Alain Ducasse for the past 12 years.

• This is the same expertise that has created the long list of Michelin-starred restaurants that includes the Louis XV in Monaco, the Plaza Athenée in Paris and the Dorchester in London, among 25 other restaurants in 8 countries across the world.
French Pastry Campus (Summer & Spring Programs)
• Taught in English
• 2-month skills-building training & a 1-month optional internship
• Summer Session in June-September
• Spring Session in March-May

Year-round Culinary / Pastry Arts Programs:
• Culinary Arts Diploma
• Superior Culinary Arts Diploma
• Bachelor Degree in Culinary Arts
• Bachelor Degree in French Pastry Arts
• French Pastry Arts Diploma
• Superior French Pastry Arts Diploma
• French Chocolate & Confectionery Arts
• French Bakery Arts
4. Language and Music for Life, South of France 2019
Courses / Programs
• Founded in 1997, Language and Music for Life (LMFL) offers International Summer Music and Languages Courses in Europe for music students and professionals.

• We welcome you to join us in the south-east of France in summer 2019 for an exciting and prestigious Music Course with optional language classes for adults and older teenagers (ages 17+ years old) and families with teenagers aged 15 & 16.

• Our classical music & jazz program and voice tuition is aimed at students and professionals who are highly motivated musicians at advanced levels. All students must be advanced level in at least one discipline, other choices can be at lower level. 

• Younger students (of ages 15 and above) at the advanced level of Performer in at least one musical instrument may also attend the program but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also attending the course.

• Our quality summer music workshop takes place in Centre International de Valbonne, a high school in Sophia Antipolis in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region (close to the French Riviera, Antibes, Cannes, Nice, Monaco and the west Italian border). The closest international airport is Nice, which offers flights to and from a wide range of European destinations.

Student Review:
"As an already professional viola player I cannot express how much I benefited from the course. High level of teaching combined with an exquisite daily life."
- Elena
Summer Course for Advanced Level Performers:
Duration: 2 weeks

• Instrumental Tuition: Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe & more..
• Vocal tuition:  Opera, classical & jazz choir
• Master classes
• Orchestra conducting
• Music composition
• Opera workshop
• String orchestra
• Jazz sessions
• Entrance audition preparation
• Private music lessons
• Public Concerts

Language Tuition:

- French, Italian & English language enrichment classes
- One-to-one language tuition is also available

Specific contact pages
Updated: 2018-10-25
Updated: 2018-10-25
5. Creative Writing Course at the French House Party, Carcassonne
Courses / Programs
• Recommended in the book “The 100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life”, the French House Party in the Carcassonne area of south-west France offers residential, all-inclusive experience holidays, including 6-day summer Creative Writing courses for writers & creative writing hobbyists.

• Located in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, Carcassonne is 50 miles from Toulouse which has an international airport. Ryanair also fly directly to Carcassonne from the UK, Ireland, Belgium, & Paris Beauvais international airport.

• Run by author and professional tutor Sarah Hymas, our summer creative writing course "Write Like No One's Watching", is designed for complete beginners or for people who have a little writing experience, while our "Pen & Think" - Tutored Creative Writing Retreat"  is designed for more experienced writers.

• Our courses are suitable for those who have attended other writing classes, and for published and unpublished authors. 

• You will not be expected to write in any particular style or genre, except for that chosen by yourself - fact or fiction, prose or poetry. 

• Participants are encouraged to bring with them one or two of their poems or a short story for the one-to-one and another for group discussion. 

• Based at a chic house in Carcassonne, the French House Party offers the ultimate in customer care and personal attention.

• Clients praise our great accommodation, fantastic food and wine, the excellence of our tutors and our exacting attention to detail.
Summer Creative Writing Courses:

"Write Like No One's Watching" (6 days - 5 nights)

• Includes daily 3-hour group sessions, one-to-one tutorials and an after-dinner feedback focus on at least one evening.

"Pen & Think" - Tutored Creative Writing Retreat  (6 days - 5 nights)

• This course is a wonderful opportunity for experienced writers to enjoy time and space to devote themselves daily to a current writing project (novel, memoir, collection of poetry or short stories).

Specific contact pages
6. Songwriting with Dean Friedman at French House Party, Carcassonne
Courses / Programs
• Recommended in the book “The 100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life”, French House Party, based at a chic house on the outskirts of Carcassonne, South-West France offers all-inclusive residential tutored breaks.

• Every summer, we offer a four-day residential summer songwriting course with masterclasses led by one of contemporary music's most original musical lyricists – the legendary New York singer-songwriter Dean Friedman.

• Frequently compared to Paul Simon and Billy Joel, Dean Friedman was described as "entirely unique and utterly brilliant" by Three Weeks reviewer Tom Bell. This is an opinion shared by the groups of singer-songwriters who participate in Dean's unique songwriting course in France.

• French House Party offers the ultimate in customer care and personal attention during our residential courses which are led by superior and award-winning instructors. All classes are conducted in English.

• Situated in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, Carcassonne is only 50 miles from Toulouse International Airport. Ryanair also fly directly to Carcassonne from the UK, Ireland, Belgium, and Paris Beauvais international airport.

Testimonial:

"The whole weekend was heavenly.”
- Sally McDonald
Dean Friedman's Residential Songwriting Masterclass:

4-day, all-inclusive summer program

Course Features:
• Group instruction workshops
• One-to-one tuition
• Writing
• Performances
• Jamming sessions
• The bonus of a privately-arranged Dean Friedman evening gig
7. Paris Version à la Française
Courses / Programs
Immerse yourself in the French language and culture in Paris this summer! My name is Pascale Heuzé, a private French tutor providing French classes and immersion programs for adults and tourists from around the world.

I am the founder of Paris Version à la Française, a registered French language training center. My quality French programs are available in summer and year-round for students of all levels - from total beginner to advanced.

The objective of my French immersion programs and conversation classes is to help you to quickly gain in confidence in your spoken French during your stay.

Classes can be held at your tutor's training location in Vincennes (on the east side) or place of your choice throughout Paris. Online French lessons via Skype are also available.

Other immersion programs for adults are organized in Eastern France in Burgundy, Champagne or Lorraine - Improve your French, and enjoy the French culture close to Paris.

Student Testimonial:
"When I decided to go to France for 2 weeks, I decided I would try to find a way to have a completely French experience – French culture and language. Luckily, I found Pascale. During the two months before my trip, Pascale gave me a French language test and from our emails, she discovered my abilities, or lack of, and my interests.

She designed the course especially to fit my desires and my needs. She is extraordinarily sensitive. She spent a great deal of time preparing each class."

- Robbi, USA
Summer & Year-Round French Classes & Immersion Programs

- French immersion program in Paris
- Private French lessons
- Small Group French classes
- One-to-one French lessons for beginners
- Business French classes
- Conversational French
- Survival French course
- Evening French classes
- DELF / DALF / DFP/ TCF / TEF French exam preparation classes
- Sightseeing trips around Paris with a native Parisian teacher
- French immersion tours in Eastern France
- Online French lessons by Skype
- Self-training audio software French program for beginners online
8. Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art, Brittany
Courses / Programs
Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art (PASCA) is a highly acclaimed international fine arts institution situated in the historic artists' colony of Pont-Aven, in Brittany, France. We offer summer intensive courses aimed at nourishing the students´ talent and expression as well as challenging students to experiment with new conceptual and technical approaches.

The setting offers artists stunning natural beauty, from wide, white sand beaches and dramatic coastal cliffs to rolling green hills marked by ancient stone walls, thatched roofed farmhouses and brilliantly colored flowers. Celtic traditions in music, dance, language and legends, and the French joie de vivre all combine to create an inescapable sense of place.
Advanced Summer School Contemporary Art Sessions based on a variety of subjects such as painting, photography, journaling, printmaking and mixed media.
9. The Candle Academy
Courses / Programs
• Immerse yourself this spring or summer in the exciting world of candle making, encaustic art, and wax painting with an intensive course in the South of France.

• Situated in the famous, perfume pioneering town of Grasse, 16km north of Cannes on the French Riviera, The Candle Academy offers summer and year-round courses taught in English or French by Gary Simmons - one of the world's top candle designers and encaustic art specialists.

• The Candle Academy is the leading candle making school in Europe. Our qualifications in the candle business offer you the creative, technical and commercial skills you need to profit from this profession.

• We also offer all of our courses at our U.S. studio in Stuart, Florida - in Martin County on Florida's Atlantic Coast (80 miles north of Fort Lauderdale and 107 miles north of Miami).

• In addition to our on-site programs, students may also study via distance learning, with candle making courses taught via email correspondence.

"Lessons are step by step and easy to learn. Fantastic inspiration to get motivated in the art of candle making."
- Alexandra, France

"Even being an existing candlemaker for many years, I was very inspired."
- Mel, Australia
Summer & Year-Round Candle Making Courses:

- Taught in English or French

- For beginners to advanced artists

Course options:
• Candle Making Business Setup (6 days)

• Condensed Business Setup course (4 days)

• Advanced Candle Making course (2 days)

• Candle Making weekend courses (2 days)

• Encaustic Art / Wax Painting Workshop (2-3 days)

• Basic Intro to the Art of Candle Making (1 hour) 

• Distance learning candle making courses
10. Paris American Academy
Courses / Programs
Founded in 1965, Paris American Academy (PAA) is an accredited arts & design school located less than a kilometer from Notre-Dame Cathedral in the famous Latin Quarter of Paris.

We offer intensive summer programs in the subjects of fashion, interior design, fine arts and creative writing. Our summer courses last for four weeks and are all taught in English. A Survival French course is included in the program.

In addition, the English Language Institute at Paris American Academy (ELI PAA) offers an intensive 4-week English course year-round.

During the past forty years, students and professions from thirty five nationalities have participated in either the intensive short-term seminars or attended a longer four month Spring term or a three year curriculum.

PAA has formed a unique teaching staff comprised of academics, qualified professionals, guest artists and visiting professors. Students benefit from a personalized learning environment created by a student instructor ratio of one to five and small class numbers.

Each of the summer workshops can be booked with or without accommodation. Accommodation is available in local three star hotels or private furnished apartments.
4-week intensive summer programs in:

- Fashion (with specializations in Design Process or Couture Techniques or Fashion Merchandising & Communication)
- Interior Design
- Creative Writing
- Fine Arts

The language of instruction is English. Our summer courses include Survival French lessons.

In addition, we offer an intensive, 4-week English course for international students and native English students of elementary to advanced levels.
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