Regular French courses
For students aged 14-17, this French language programme is an all inclusive package (less the cost of flights) and is available outside of the busy summer months. This programme is ideal for Transition Year students, or for any student who would like to make better use out of school holidays by improving their French, rather than sitting at home. Included in the price are 20 lessons per week as standard, accommodation with full board, entertainment, excursions, supervision, shuttles to beaches and the town centre and return airport transfers via Nice Airport.
The Regular courses are presented in a Standard or Intensive format. The Standard course provides 20 lessons per week and the Intensive course provides 26 lessons per week. Lessons last 45 minutes each and they consist of all aspects of French for fluency: grammar, vocabulary, aural and oral conversation.
Please note, no lessons will be given on national holidays and are not rescheduled or refunded.
1 lesson = 45 minutes of teaching time.
French Leaving Certificate preparation course
Leaving Cert Prep from 5 -18th June is most popular! Call today to reserve your place on 021-4551535.
The Leaving Certificate preparation Coucse was developed by EIL and our French partners in Antibes. It offers students travelling with EIL an intensive language and activity programme that is particulary effective for revision. Using the Leaving Cert syllabus, past exam papers, and consultations with Irish French teachers familiar with teaching French for the Leaving Certificate, we are confident that students will improve their French with this course. In just two weeks, students' abilities can significantly improve in both spoken and written form. The combination of French language classes adapted to the Irish Leaving Certificate and staying with a French host family offers dual language learning - ideal for revision and preparation! Students will also have a chance to relax and have some fun through educational tours, cultural activities and excursions. This is a closed group course; there are a limited number of places (maximum 12 students per group) and there will only be other Irish students taking part in the class. Irish students have been attending our Leaving Certificate preparation courses in three countries for over seven years and have improved their exam results immensely.
This course is suitable for students from Transition Year up to Leaving Certificate level, but please note that the classes are taught at a fifth year level. The course material is specifically geared towards preparation for the Irish Leaving Certificate Exam for French.
The course takes place over set dates. Programmes will not be confirmed until a minimum of 6 participants are secured for each session, which can be as little as one month before departure. In the event that 6 students do not sign up for any particular Leaving Certificate preparation course, a place on an alternative session can be arranged, or a place on one of the other courses (Standard or Intensive) for the same dates can be arranged, subject to additional fees. If neither of these options suits, deposits can be refunded.
Included in the French Leaving Certificate preparation course are:
- 26 x 45minute lessons of French per week.
- Double room, half board* accommodation with a host family only.
- One half day and one full day excursion.
- Books and materials.
- A schedule of afternoon and weekly activities.
- Transfer from Nice Airport or railway station.
- CareMed medical travel insurance.
Please note that flights are not included with any of our programmes.
If students prefer to extend their programme to more than 2 weeks, it is possible to add on one of the other courses for any number of weeks either before of after the Leaving Certificate preparation course. Please enquire for more details and prices.
* Please note that for the Leaving Certificate preparation course, accommodation is provided with half board to keep the prices low. Students can purchase meals in the school's canteen or go into Antibes town for lunch. The most economical option, however, is to add weekly lunches in the canteen to the programme when applying. This costs €45 per week. Please enquire for full details.
1 lesson = 45 minutes of teaching time.