Azurlingua is situated in the very heart of Nice near the center of town. The instructors are all native French speakers and university graduates with extensive experience in teaching French as a foreign language. Small class groups encourage the active participation of each student and allow the teacher to monitor their progress. Their French language teaching methods emphasize oral expression and comprehension and incorporate a variety of mediums such as video, magazines and role play. Azurlingua is located in two completed renovated buildings in the “Quartier de Musiciens” area of Nice. The school is equipped with 10 air conditioned classrooms, a computer room and a cafeteria. Azurlingua also offers accommodations in a new 21 room residence located in the same premises. Each room has a private bathroom, and a fully equipped kitchen for student use is available on each floor. An inner courtyard adds to the pleasant atmosphere of the new location. The premises are located 10 minutes walking distance from the Nice train station. Learn French in the heart of the French Riviera.
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Azurlingua – French Courses in Nice
Minimum age: 18 years of age (16 if requesting accommodations with host family)
Standard French Course: Group 12 (maximum of 12 students per class): 20 French lessons per week (1 lesson = 45 minutes), minimum enrollment: 1 week. Systematic acquisition of vocabulary, grammar, structures of the language and development of communication skills. All levels.
Intensive French Course: Group 12 (maximum of 12 in Standard Course and maximum of 8 students per class in the afternoon): 30 French lessons per week, minimum enrollment: 1week. Standard course plus learning activities which improve oral skills and the knowledge of French culture and civilization.
NEW: Summer French Mini-Group Courses exclusively for Students 30+ years of age – Available from 1 June to 11 September 2020:
30+ Standard French Course: Maximum of 6 students per class/Minimum enrollment age: 30 year of age: 20 French lessons per week (1 lesson = 45 minutes), minimum enrollment: 1 week.
30+ Intensive French Course:Maximum of 6 students per class/Minimum enrollment age: 30 year of age: 30 French lessons per week (1 lesson = 45 minutes), minimum enrollment: 1 week.
One-to-One French Lessons: Private tuition, 5 to 20 lessons per week, minimum 1 week. As a complement to the “group” courses or taken separately, these courses allow tailor-made answers to specific needs : phonetic or grammatical correction, preparation for exams (CCIP, DELF, Matura, Abitur, A-level, Maturità,…), studies of special subjects (secretarial or legal language). Starting dates: Any Monday.
French Courses in Nice – Prices 2019 and 2020:
All programs: NO application fee. A non-refundable USD 100.00 deposit is required at the time of enrollment. Deposit will be subtracted from final program invoice. See Application Procedures.
|Course Description||Per Hour||One week||Two weeks||Three weeks||Four weeks||Eight weeks||Twelve weeks||Extra weeks|
|Standard French Course - 20 lessons/wk.||$395||$717||$937||$1,225||$2,377||$2,917||$288|
|Intensive French Course - 30 lessons/wk.||$504||$936||$1,221||$1,604||$3,136||$4.084||$383|
|30 + Standard French Course - 20 lessons/wk.||$535||$997||$1,294||$1,702||--||--||$407|
|strong>30+ Intensive French Course - 30 lessons/wk.||$596||$1,118||$1,477||$1,945||$468|
|One-to-One French Lessons||$67**||--||--||--||--||--||--||--|
Group course prices include school enrollment fee
** If private classes are booked separately from a group course please add USD 76 enrollment fee. Fee does not apply to private lessons booked as a complement to the group courses.
Starting Dates and Holidays:
2019 Starting Dates for all group French Courses in Nice:
Beginners must start on the following dates: 7 or 21 January / 4 or 18 February / 4 or 18 March / 1 , 15 or 29 April / 13 or 27 May / 10 or 24 June / 1, 8, 15, 22 or 29 July / 5, 12 or 19 August / 2, 16 or 30 September / 14 or 28 October / 12 or 25 November / 9 December.
Advanced students must start on the following dates: 7 January / 4 February / 4 March / 1 April / 6 May / 3 June / 1, 8, 15, 22 or 29 July / 5, 12 or 19 August / 2 September / 7 October / 4 November / 2 December.
All other levels from Elementary to High Intermediate may start any Monday of their choice.
Holidays 2019: No classes will be held on: 2 February, 1 May, 8 May, 10 May, 21 May, 15 Aug, 1 November. Classes lost due to holidays are NOT made up. The school will be closed from 21 December 2019 to 6 January 2020.
2020 Starting Dates for all group French Courses in Nice:
Beginners must start on the following dates: 6 or 20 January / 3 or 17 February / 2, 16 or 30 March / 14 or 27 April / 11 or 25 May / 8 or 22 June / 6, 13, 20 or 27 July / 3, 10, 17 or 24 August / 7 or 21 September / 5 or 19 October / 2 16 or 30 November / 7 December.
Advanced students must start on the following dates: 6 January / 3 February / 2 March / 6 April / 4 May / 1 June / 6, 13, 20 or 27 July / 3, 10, 17 or 24 August / 7 September / 5 October / 2 November / 7 December.
All other levels from Elementary to High Intermediate may start any Monday of their choice.
Holidays 2020: No classes will be held on: 13 April, 1 May, 8 May, 21 May, 14 July, 15 Aug, 1 November. Classes lost due to holidays are NOT made up. The school will be closed from 18 December 2020 to 2 January 2021.
Special French Courses in Nice at Azurlingua:
The Senior 50 + French course is designed exclusively for mature students over 50 years of age. It combines the Standard French Course (20 French lessons per week) with 2 half day outings per week (such as visits to Old Nice, Grasse and the Gallimard perfumery, Monaco and the oceanographic museum, Antibes and the Picasso museum), a hands-on French cooking workshop with a Chef also qualified as a French teacher where you will enjoy the meals prepared by the group and take home the written recipes with you (2 different workshops over 2 weeks), and a French wine and cheese workshop per week (2 different workshops over 2 weeks). The program can be booked for one or two weeks.
Senior 50 + French Courses Starting Dates 2020:
One or Two Courses: 17 February, 11 May, 17 August, 5 October.
Senior 50 + French Courses Prices 2020: 1 week: $ 670.00 ; 2 weeks: $ 1,155.00
Price includes French Course (20 lessons per week), materials, cooking and wine workshops, and all excursions.
Accommodations are not included but available at additional cost (click “Accommodations” tab above for details and prices).
Other French Language Programs available: Contact us for details.
- Executive French
- French and Scuba Diving
- French and Tennis
Azurlingua offers accommodations in selected host families, their on-site residence, and studio apartments and hotels. Accommodations are available from the Sunday before the course starts until Saturday after the course ends.
Host Family Accommodations: Choosing to stay with a host family is the best way to discover the French way of life and to get regular language practice in a friendly atmosphere. Great care is taken in selecting our French host families. To help you settle with your host family and quickly feel at home with them, we take your age and hobbies into account. Most of our host families live less than 30 minutes walking distance from school. Those a little further away are always close to a bus stop. VIP Host Families offering private bathroom are also available.
On Site Residence “Campus Central”: Situated within the Azurlingua complex, the “Campus Central” residence has 21 bright, comfortable rooms which have been entirely refurbished. On each floor there is a television, a telephone and a shared fitted kitchen where you can meet the other residents in a relaxed, friendly setting ; of course students will have to respect the basic rules of communal life. All necessary cleaning materials for daily care of your bedroom and communal areas (kitchen etc.) are at your disposal in the “Campus central” residence. For laundry, several launderettes can be found nearby. Whether single or double rooms, all bedrooms are fitted with a private shower and toilet. They are between 15 and 22 square meters and answer to the modern criteria of comfort : modern decoration, practical storage units and functional working space. Students will be welcomed from 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm on Sundays, unless a transfer service has been booked. An inventory of the room will be made and a deposit of 200 Euros will be asked for. Students will be given a key to the apartment and asked to consult the House Rules. Departure: On Saturdays before 12.00 noon.
Studio Apartments and Hotels: available upon request.
Azurlingua – Accommodation Prices 2019 and 2020:
|Housing Description||Per week||One week||Two weeks||Three weeks||Four weeks||Extra weeks|
|Host Families: Single room / Breakfast||$267||$535||$802||$1,070||$267|
|Host Families: Single room / Half Board (2 meals a day)||$310||$620||$930||$1,240||$310|
|VIP Host Families: Single room / Private Bath /Half Board (2 meals a day)||$365||$729||$1,094||$1,458||$365|
|On Site Residence: Single Room, no meals: 14 June - 19 Sept||$425||--||--||--||--||--|
|On Site Residence: Single Room, no meals:Rest of the year||$267||--||--||--||--||--|
|On Site Residence: Double Room, no meals: 16 June - 21 Sept||$340||--||--||--||--||--|
|On Site Residence: Double Room, no meals: Rest of the year||$219||--||--||--||--||--|
Residence Double Room rates are per person.
Studio and apartment prices subject to change without notice.
Airport Transfers: From Nice Airport for arrivals on Sundays and departures on Saturdays between 8:00 AM and 10:00 PM only: USD 43 each way. Between 11:00 PM and 8:00 AM: USD 79 each way. Monday to Friday arrivals (any time): USD 79 each way.
PLEASE NOTE: All prices subject to change due to fluctuating currency rates.
Azurlingua organizes a complete range of cultural, sporting and social activities. Students are encouraged to participate and to put their classroom work into practice and speak French while taking part in the leisure activities. The activity program is an integral part of the foreign language learning experience – an experience which goes far beyond the classroom. Results prove that French can be learned just as well during an excursion or during an evening out with native French people as in the classroom. Almost everyday, activities are offered by the entertainment activity coordinators. It is up to you to choose the one you like.