French Work and Study in Nice


Learn French at our language school in Nice in the beautiful French Riviera. Situated in the city while being just 10 minutes walk from the beach, in Nice you really do get the best of city sights and conveniences coupled with the beauty and relaxation of the beach. Surrounded by its own garden, where you will be able to relax at break times, the modern, well-equipped French language school is right next to local shops, the beaches and the old town. 

The language school building has its origins in the late 19th Century and has been beautifully renovated to provide light and airy classrooms, all with air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. The school also boasts a full computer suite, a library, private garden with patio area and a lounge area where students can relax in between lessons.

Language Course

The course comprises 20 lessons which concentrate on learning and actively using French. The tuition is very much practice oriented. You will participate in group sessions alongside other students of a similar level, with lessons focused on improving all aspects of the language; speaking listening, reading and writing. There are four, 45 minute lessons per day and these take place during the morning.
You will be given a written assessment before you travel and a speaking assessment on the first morning before lessons in order to place you in the group most suited to your ability level. Classes have an international flavour and a lively feel because they are grouped by ability not nationality or age.

Work Placement

There’s no replacement for using your language skills practically in real life situations and in the country where the language is spoken. On a Work & Study trip you will have the opportunity to improve your French language skills in the morning lessons and then be exposed to the language in a practical work situation for the afternoons, giving you the optimum chance to gain confidence in all areas!

Typical placements include shops, restaurants and hotels, though a wider range of placements are available. Our placement team take great pride in securing placements that meet our students' needs. See here for a link to our business categories.


To completely immerse yourself in the French language and culture there is nothing better than staying with one of our carefully selected French host families. They will not only introduce you to the French way of life and help you practise the French language but will also give you a taste of local and delicious regional specialities. The host families are situated near to the school and provide half board accommodation (breakfast & evening meal) from the Sunday before your Work & Study course starts to the Saturday after it finishes. Subject to availability and at a small surcharge, an extra day on one side of your trip may be available on request to facilitate flight dates.
You can read more about what it means to stay with a host family in the FAQ section of our website. 


A host family stay is included in the Work and Study package and they offer a free pick up service on arrival at Nice Airport. The tram service in Nice is excellent and students are able to make their own way to the airport for the return journey as by this time they are familiar with the city. We are happy to offer details for travel on public transport on request.

Optional Activity Programme 

The school offers a range of social, sporting and cultural activities including: salsa evenings, tapas evenings, karaoke evenings, cheese tasting workshops, cooking workshops, beach volleyball, segway tours, boules, bowling, visits to other local towns like Antibes, Monaco and Cannes and trips to the Matisse, MAMAC and Chagall art galleries.

The 1 week programme 

  • 20 Core French lessons (mornings)
  • Work placement (afternoons/evenings)
  • Half board host family accommodation
  • Collection from the local airport or train station
  • Guided walking tour of Nice
  • Social & Cultural Programme (optional)
  • Bespoke online resources
  • Course materials including a course workbook
  • Course Certificate
  • 24/7 Emergency support from UK office during your stay

The 2 week programme 

  • 40 Core French lessons (mornings of both weeks)
  • Social and cultural programme (afternoons/evenings of week 1)
  • Work placement (afternoons/evenings of week 2)
  • Half board host family accommodation
  • Collection from the local airport or train station
  • Guided walking tour of Nice
  • Social & Cultural Programme (optional)
  • Bespoke online resources
  • Course materials including a course workbook
  • Course Certificate
  • 24/7 Emergency support from UK office during your stay


School closures 

Due to bank holidays, the school closes on the following dates: 13/04/2020, 01/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 01/06/2020, 14/07/2020 and 11/11/2020. On these days lessons are replaced with an activity for no additional charge. 

*Please note that longer stays are available, please enquire for prices and durations

What’s Included:

Transport Transport (optional)

We can arrange flights & transfers to your destination if needed.

Accommodation Accommodation (optional)

We can arrange for you to stay in residence with the school, stay with a host family or in a hotel.

Language School Classes Language School Classes

Learn at some of the best language schools in Europe in a supportive environment.

Activities Activities (optional)

In your down time we can arrange activities to really experience the culture of the city.

Certificates Certificates

Every student will receive a certificate during a graduation ceremony.

Sarah Webb

I learnt to be more independant and think for myself, i made some amazing friends and stayed with a really nice family!

Olivia Trenaman

I am more confident and better than I was at speaking french than when I came to France.

Anna Warren

This is by far the best way to improve your language while still knowing you are safe and that there is always someone who will help with any problems.

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