French school in Nice: Alpha-B

From 340.- EUR
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Key points

  • Young and dynamic city
  • School located at the very heart of Nice
  • Wide choice of sports and cultural activities

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
DELF (A1, A2, B1, B2)
School size
M
Accommodations
Host family, Residence, Shared apartment
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
24 years
Nationality mix
Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom, etc..
ratings
145 authentic opinions

Our partner school in Nice is located at the heart of the capital of the French Riviera, just a stone's throw away from the shops, the beach and the old town. The language school occupies a former “Belle Epoque” hotel that has recently been completely renovated. With 16 classrooms, this school offers modern facilities, free Internet access and a library. During breaks or after classes, you can relax in the garden. In order to be able to welcome all the students whilst keeping reasonable class sizes, from July to September Alpha B opens a second language school centre with 12 classrooms and identical facilities, close to the main building.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Welcome activity
  • Optional language workshops
  • Learning progress monitoring
  • Diploma or Certificate
  • Activity programme

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 24 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 340.-
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 24 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:20

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
340
556
502
2
580
1048
931
3
775
1495
1315
4
1010
1982
1739
6
1480
2956
2587
8
1750
3730
3235
12
2230
5218
4471
16
2950
6946
5947
24
4390
10402
8899
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 15.04 / 27.05 / 01.07 / 29.07 / 02.09 / 28.10.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 15.08 / 01.11 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 24 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 440.-
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 24 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:20 + 13:15-16:00 (3x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
440
656
602
2
765
1233
1116
3
1075
1795
1615
4
1410
2382
2139
6
2080
3556
3187
8
2590
4570
4075
12
3430
6418
5671
16
4550
8546
7547
24
6790
12802
11299
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 15.04 / 27.05 / 01.07 / 29.07 / 02.09 / 28.10.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 15.08 / 01.11 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

DELF course (A1)

Elementary to Upper elementary, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From EUR 2100.-
Lessons
26 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 6 one-to-one DELF)
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Upper elementary
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:20 + 13:15-14:45 (3x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
exam dates DELF A1, A2, B1, B2: 20./21./22.02.19 - 27./28./29.03.19 - 15./16./17.05.19 - 12./13./14.06.18- 16./17./18.07.18- 21./22./23.08.19 - 16./17./18.10.18 - 13./14./15.11.18 - 11./12./13.12.2019
Please note: exams take place in Valbonne.
Timetable may vary depending on the season
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
4
2100
3072
2829
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates
28.01 / 04.03 / 23.04 / 20.05 / 24.06 / 29.07 / 23.09 / 21.10 / 18.11.2019
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 15.08 / 01.11 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

DELF course (A2)

Lower intermediate to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From EUR 2100.-
Lessons
26 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 6 DELF)
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Lower intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:20 + 13:15-14:45 (3x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
exam dates DELF A1, A2, B1, B2: 20./21./22.02.19 - 27./28./29.03.19 - 15./16./17.05.19 - 12./13./14.06.19- 16./17./18.07.19- 21./22./23.08.19 - 16./17./18.10.19 - 13./14./15.11.19 - 11./12./13.12.2019
Please note: exams take place in Valbonne.
Timetable may vary depending on the season
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
4
2100
3072
2829
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates
28.01 / 04.03 / 23.04 / 20.05 / 24.06 / 29.07 / 23.09 / 21.10 / 18.11
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 15.08 / 01.11 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

DELF course (B1)

Lower intermediate to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From EUR 2100.-
Lessons
26 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 6 DELF)
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Lower intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:20 + 13:15-14:45 (3x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
exam dates DELF A1, A2, B1, B2: 20./21./22.02.19 - 27./28./29.03.19 - 15./16./17.05.19 - 12./13./14.06.19- 16./17./18.07.19- 21./22./23.08.19 - 16./17./18.10.19 - 13./14./15.11.19 - 11./12./13.12.2019
Please note: exams take place in Valbonne.
Timetable may vary depending on the season
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
4
2100
3072
2829
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates
28.01 / 04.03 / 23.04 / 20.05 / 24.06 / 29.07 / 23.09 / 21.10 / 18.11
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 15.08 / 01.11 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

DELF course (B2)

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From EUR 2100.-
Lessons
26 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 6 DELF)
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:20 + 13:15-14:45 (3x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
exam dates DELF A1, A2, B1, B2: 20./21./22.02.19 - 27./28./29.03.19 - 15./16./17.05.19 - 12./13./14.06.19- 16./17./18.07.19- 21./22./23.08.19 - 16./17./18.10.19 - 13./14./15.11.19 - 11./12./13.12.2019
Please note: exams take place in Valbonne.
Timetable may vary depending on the season
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
4
2100
3072
2829
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates
28.01 / 04.03 / 23.04 / 20.05 / 24.06 / 29.07 / 23.09 / 21.10 / 18.11
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 15.08 / 01.11 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) 55 EUR
Residence deposit (to be paid on site) 150 EUR
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (France Riviera 31.03 - 28.09.2019) 40 EUR
Airport transfer (included if homestay booked) (On arrival. Sat-Sun: 08:00-22:00)

Other accommodation options

Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom) (France Riviera)
Host family, double room, half board

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.2/5
Overall rating

97% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

145 students gave their opinion about this school

20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, May 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Das Apartment war sehr schmutzig & klein, aber es hatte eine gute Lage.
3 weeks, May 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ich stehe auf dem gleichen Niveau wie vor 2 Jahren, aber genau deshalb war die Schule super, da ich alles repetieren konnte, um wieder auf dem Level von früher zu stehen »
School highlights
« Die Schule hatte eine gute Lage, war vom Stoffaufbau her sehr gut organisiert & bot tolle Sachen an. »
Top tips
« Ein Eis essen an der Promenade, egal ob morgens, mittags oder abends »
19 years old - Germany
/ 5
Sehr nette Lehrer Sehr nette und zuvorkommende Familie Danke ESL!
2 weeks, May 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja durch das reden in der Gastfamilie wird die Sprache intensiviert. Für allzugroße Fortschritte müsste man länger als zwei Wochen dort bleiben. »
School highlights
« Kleinere Schule mit kleinen Klassen, schöner kleiner Garten für die Mittagspause »
17 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, April 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, Ich konnte vorhin kaum ganze Sätze sagen und verstehen. Nach dem Sprachaufenthalt kann ich mich mit Leuten gut verständigen. »
Top tips
« Das Nachtleben ist der Wahnsinn!! »
50 years old - Germany
/ 5
Der Kurs hat mir viel Spass gemacht. Die Schule liegt zentral, angenehme Räume, der Kaffee aus dem Automat könnte besser sein.
1 week, April 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
28 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, February 2016
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
22 years old - Germany
/ 5
Paris bietet zahlreiche Möglichkeiten, etwas zu unternehmen oder berühmte Bauwerke anzuschauen. Die Schule an sich war nicht schlecht, hatte eine gute Lage und große Klassenräume. Vor Kursbeginn wurde mir eine Selbstevaluation zugeschickt, die ich ausfüllen sollte, die aber anscheinend keine Bedeutung hatte. Vor Ort wurde nochmals ein Einstufungstest gemacht, auf dem dann die Kurseinteilung beruhte. Da ich (zusammen mit anderen aus meinem Kurs) mit dem Niveau nicht zufrieden war, da dort nur Grammatik behandelt wurde, die ich (wir) bereits kannten, wollte unsere Lehrerin uns nach dem ersten Tag in einen anderen Kurs einteilen. Das ging aber nicht, da alle anderen Kurse bereits voll waren. Und so habe ich kaum Neues gelernt, da die Schule, was das angeht, unflexibel ist. Der Unterricht war etwas langweilig und monoton. Die Aufgaben waren weder unterhaltsam noch spannend, obwohl die Lehrer sehr bemüht waren und auch hilfsbereit. Pünktlichkeit wurde nicht so ernst genommen; Der Lehrer kam teilweise 5 Minuten später und dann wurde noch auf den Rest des Kurses gewartet.
2 weeks, June – July 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (2.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (1.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
16 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Es war eine total tolle, nette und dynamische Familie. Du bist ein Teil der Familie und es wird sehr viel mit die geredet, wenn du das willst. Ausserdem war das Essen immer sehr, sehr gut. In die Schule gehen kann man auch zu Fuss, das würde ca. 30 Minuten dauern.
4 weeks, September – October 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, sehr viele, weil bei der Familie sehr viel gesprochen und ich mit einbezogen wurde. In der Schule habe ich Grammatik gelernt, aber auch viele Sachen repetiert. »
50 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Die Sprachauftenthalt hat mir sehr gut gefallen. War aber meine Erste (kein Vergleichsmöglichkeit) Nizza ist eine schöne Stadt. Das Land generell kenne ich zu wenig um sie zu beurteilen. Sehr viele Deutsch sprechenden Schüler. In die nähere Umgebung gute Verpflegungsmöglichkeiten. Die Schule selber fehlte einen guten Pausenraum mit guten Café. Die Zimmer waren zum Teil im Keller. Zu wenig WCs Von der Unterricht hatte ich eine gute Eindruck. Die Lehrer sind kompetent und haben gute Umgangsformen. Die Schüler haben oft in der eigene Sprache untereinander kommunizierte, was nicht ideal war, aber nachvollziehbar (Alter) Die wöchentliche Danke!
4 weeks, September 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja. Mein Vokabular ist eindeutig grösser geworden. Es fällt mir einfacher mich mitzuteilen. Kurze Konversation. »
School highlights
« Die wöchentliche Abwechslung der Gruppe und auch der Lehrer hat mir gut gefallen.Die Unterricht-QualitätDie Lehrer »
27 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, August – September 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
School highlights
« Die Mehrheit der Lehrer ist ausserordentlich angenehm, sowohl pädagogisch als auch persönlich. »

Testimonials

Isabel Mugartegui Eguia
Isabel Mugartegui Eguia
Alpha-B, Nice
Duration: 24 weeks

Students may have lessons in three different buildings, but most of the classes take place in a single building. It is a welcoming building with light classrooms dating back to the 19th century and located right in the town centre. The teachers are attentive and patient with foreign students, but above all, they are very helpful. I had the same teacher during most of my stay. His teaching method was perfectly adapted to my classmates and me and I can say that my language skills greatly improved. The school staff is always available for students. Being nice and friendly is included in the service here!

My host family: simply perfect! A beautiful house and a welcoming environment. What more could I ask for?

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Host family
This is the ideal option for a total immersion in French language and culture. Host families are selected by the school and live about 20-30 minutes by public transport from the language school. You can stay in a single or a double room (with another student of the same sex and a similar age) and half board is provided to all students. In addition, your host family will provide you with bed linen and bath towels and will pick you up at the airport.

France Riviera residence
Stay in these well-equipped, self-catering single studio apartments for your language stay in Nice, just 2 minutes on foot from the beach and 10 minutes by bus from the picturesque city centre. Each of the 52 studios comes with a kitchenette with a mini-fridge, microwave and stovetop, plus a private bathroom, free Wi-Fi, weekly cleaning (including change of bed linen, provided free of charge) and a desk. The perfect accommodation option if you’re looking for a little independence during your stay on the French Riviera!

Shared apartment
Sharing an apartment with one or several people from Nice can also be a very good accomodation option. Twenty-thirty minutes away from the school, you will stay in a single or double room and will share the common areas of the apartment. You will be able to cook your own meals in the shared kitchen, with your flatmate(s) or on your own. Please note that bath towels are not provided.

Located by the sea and not far from the mountains, Nice offers many outdoor activities such as rafting, canyoning, horse riding and even skiing. If this is not enough, enjoy your nights out in a club or at a concert, and take part in the activities organised by the cultural association Lingua Franca: French film screenings, museum guided tours, excursions with commentary, festivals and cultural activities on the French Riviera.

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