French language classes in Nice

Dec 12th, 2012, 03:05 PM
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French language classes in Nice


Has anyone been to any French language schools in Nice? If so, what did you think? I'm trying to decide between France Langue or going to another school in Nice or Marseille.

I'm looking for:

-Class sizes no bigger than 12 students

-Family home stays (which is why I've decided against the school at Villefranche-sur-Mer, as recommended as that seems to be)

-Classmates (mostly) over 25 years of age (I'm 31, and do not want to be surrounded by teenagers and/or college kids)

I'm planning a last minute 6 week trip for this January, so I'm trying to get info as quickly as possible to start booking things.

Any tips would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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Dec 20th, 2012, 04:47 AM
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It can be hard to avoid the young ones at language schools. Some schools offer 50+ classes for older students but may not let you join (or you may feel that this demographic is also not right for you). Try searching for language schools in Nice that offer 'Executive English' - they are more likely to attract the thirty-something age group. IH Nice could be one.

Also check out the free guide at for tips on choosing good schools and saving money when you book.
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Dec 23rd, 2012, 11:19 AM
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Hi, Nice is very close to Villefranche, so you can always take public transport if you want to be based in Nice. I studied in VSM, and loved it (I rented an apartment in Villefranche for the duration of my stay).
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Dec 23rd, 2012, 01:11 PM
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A friend of mine used Apple Languages this past spring and did a 4 week course in Aix en Provence, staying with a local family arranged by the school.
I think they have multiple locations in France.
She had all good things to say about it.
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Dec 23rd, 2012, 01:35 PM
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Thanks for the advice - I decided on France Langue after all. Hopefully I've made the right choice!
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Jan 4th, 2014, 12:58 PM
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I am also looking for a French language school in France. I am 63 and looking in Nice or Montpellier somewhere south of Paris as I plan to go in February. Any more updates or comments on language schools?
Thank you
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Jan 5th, 2014, 02:05 PM
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Haven't been to any in those cities, but I know they have some. Here is info from Montpellier on theirs

You may be rather limited as to what is available in February. I know the ones offered by French universities are in the summer, of course. And some private schools have specific start dates, you can't just start whenever you want. But others are rolling.
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