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
School size
M
Accommodations
Host family, Apartment, Residence
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..

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 (C1), 1 - 24 week(s)
1 week From 340.- EUR
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 24 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
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 accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (French host)
1
340 EUR
556 EUR
502 EUR
2
580 EUR
1048 EUR
931 EUR
3
775 EUR
1495 EUR
1315 EUR
4
1010 EUR
1982 EUR
1739 EUR
6
1480 EUR
2956 EUR
2587 EUR
8
1750 EUR
3730 EUR
3235 EUR
12
2230 EUR
5218 EUR
4471 EUR
16
2950 EUR
6946 EUR
5947 EUR
24
4390 EUR
10402 EUR
8899 EUR

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 55 EUR
Extra night (host family) 35 EUR
Starting dates beginner
06.01 / 06.04 / 25.05 / 06.07 / 03.08 / 31.08 / 26.10.2020
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
13.04 / 01.05 / 21.05 / 01.06 / 14.07 / 11.11.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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

Intensive course

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 1 - 24 week(s)
1 week From 440.- EUR
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 24 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:20 (Mon, Fri), 09:00-12:20 + 13:15-16:00 (Tues, Wed, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (French host)
1
440 EUR
656 EUR
602 EUR
2
765 EUR
1233 EUR
1116 EUR
3
1075 EUR
1795 EUR
1615 EUR
4
1410 EUR
2382 EUR
2139 EUR
6
2080 EUR
3556 EUR
3187 EUR
8
2590 EUR
4570 EUR
4075 EUR
12
3430 EUR
6418 EUR
5671 EUR
16
4550 EUR
8546 EUR
7547 EUR
24
6790 EUR
12802 EUR
11299 EUR

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 55 EUR
Extra night (host family) 35 EUR
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
13.04 / 01.05 / 21.05 / 01.06 / 14.07 / 11.11.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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

DELF combined exam preparation course (A1), 20+6 lessons/week

Elementary (A1) to upper-elementary (A2), 4 week(s)
4 weeks From 2100.- EUR
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Exam preparation (private): 6 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to upper-elementary (A2)
Students/class
Max 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:00-12:20
Exam preparation (private): 13:15-14:45 (Tues, Wed, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

Please note: exams take place in Valbonne

Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (French host)
4
2100 EUR
3072 EUR
2829 EUR

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 55 EUR
Extra night (host family) 35 EUR
Starting dates 4 wk
03.02 / 02.03 / 20.04 / 02.06 / 29.06 / 27.07 / 14.09 / 26.10 / 16.11.2020
Exam dates
26.02 - 28.02 / 25.03 - 27.03 / 13.04 - 15.04 / 13.05 - 15.05 / 24.06 - 26.06 / 22.07 - 24.07 / 19.08 - 21.08 / 07.10 - 09.10 / 18.11 - 20.11 / 09.12 - 11.12.2020
Bank holidays
13.04 / 01.05 / 21.05 / 01.06 / 14.07 / 11.11.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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

DELF combined exam preparation course (A2), 20+6 lessons/week

Lower-intermediate (A2-B1) to advanced (C1), 4 week(s)
4 weeks From 2100.- EUR
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Exam preparation (private): 6 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Lower-intermediate (A2-B1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:00-12:20
Exam preparation (private): 13:15-14:45 (Tues, Wed, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

Please note: exams take place in Valbonne

Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (French host)
4
2100 EUR
3072 EUR
2829 EUR

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 55 EUR
Extra night (host family) 35 EUR
Starting dates 4 wk
03.02 / 02.03 / 20.04 / 02.06 / 29.06 / 27.07 / 14.09 / 26.10 / 16.11.2020
Exam dates
26.02 - 28.02 / 25.03 - 27.03 / 13.04 - 15.04 / 13.05 - 15.05 / 24.06 - 26.06 / 22.07 - 24.07 / 19.08 - 21.08 / 07.10 - 09.10 / 18.11 - 20.11 / 09.12 - 11.12.2020
Bank holidays
13.04 / 01.05 / 21.05 / 01.06 / 14.07 / 11.11.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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

DELF combined exam preparation course (B1), 20+6 lessons/week

Lower-intermediate (A2-B1) to advanced (C1), 4 week(s)
4 weeks From 2100.- EUR
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Exam preparation (private): 6 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Lower-intermediate (A2-B1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:00-12:20
Exam preparation (private): 13:15-14:45 (Tues, Wed, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

Please note: exams take place in Valbonne

Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (French host)
4
2100 EUR
3072 EUR
2829 EUR

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 55 EUR
Extra night (host family) 35 EUR
Starting dates 4 wk
03.02 / 02.03 / 20.04 / 02.06 / 29.06 / 27.07 / 14.09 / 26.10 / 16.11.2020
Exam dates
26.02 - 28.02 / 25.03 - 27.03 / 13.04 - 15.04 / 13.05 - 15.05 / 24.06 - 26.06 / 22.07 - 24.07 / 19.08 - 21.08 / 07.10 - 09.10 / 18.11 - 20.11 / 09.12 - 11.12.2020
Bank holidays
13.04 / 01.05 / 21.05 / 01.06 / 14.07 / 11.11.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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

DELF combined exam preparation course (B2), 20+6 lessons/week

Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1), 4 week(s)
4 weeks From 2100.- EUR
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Exam preparation (private): 6 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:00-12:20
Exam preparation (private): 13:15-14:45 (Tues, Wed, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

Please note: exams take place in Valbonne

Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (French host)
4
2100 EUR
3072 EUR
2829 EUR

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 55 EUR
Extra night (host family) 35 EUR
Starting dates 4 wk
03.02 / 02.03 / 20.04 / 02.06 / 29.06 / 27.07 / 14.09 / 26.10 / 16.11.2020
Exam dates
26.02 - 28.02 / 25.03 - 27.03 / 13.04 - 15.04 / 13.05 - 15.05 / 24.06 - 26.06 / 22.07 - 24.07 / 19.08 - 21.08 / 07.10 - 09.10 / 18.11 - 20.11 / 09.12 - 11.12.2020
Bank holidays
13.04 / 01.05 / 21.05 / 01.06 / 14.07 / 11.11.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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

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

96% of students recommending this school

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

170 students gave their opinion about this school

17 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Nizza war herrlich, das Wetter genial und alles erreichbar zu Fuss. Die ÖV ist günstig und man kommt überall hin. Das Gebäude und der Standort sind optimal. Die LehrerInnen sind sehr nett und hilfsbereit. Der Unterricht ist natürlich lehrerabhängig, jedoch immer abwechslungsreich. Um sein Niveau zu wechseln muss man immer auf den Wochenanfang warten, was sehr schade ist, wenn man nur für kurze Zeit da ist. Der Einstufungstest am Anfang ist sehr aussageschwach.
4 weeks, September – October 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Staff availability
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Nizza hat extrem viel Kultur zum Entdecken, Museen, Restaurants, Gebäude, Märkte etc. Es waren oft einige aus der Schweiz in einer Klasse, aber wir hatten so gute Lehrer und eher kleine Gruppen, dass man trotzdem sehr effizient lernen konnte. Unsere Lehrer waren äusserst professionell und engagiert. Der Unterricht war gut strukturiert und man lernte extrem viel. Die Ausflüge der Schule waren immer sehr gut organisiert. Die Reiseleiter kannten sich wirklich aus und waren immer zur Stelle bei Fragen.
2 weeks, September – October 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 (4.8 / 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 (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, durch die kleinen Gruppen kam man viel mehr zum Reden als in grossen Klassen in der Schule. Die Lehrer waren Muttersprachler und somit war das Lernen auch viel konsequenter und effizienter. »
Top tips
« Unbedingt die Tour nach Monaco machen. Die Schule ist sehr gut organisiert und man lernt Monaco gut kennen. Die Märkte sollte man anschauen und in die Oper oder in die Museen gehen. Der Strand eignet sich selbst im Herbst noch zum Schwimmen, da das Wasser dann immer noch warm ist. »
37 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, September – October 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2.7 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
17 years old - United Kingdom
/ 5
Amaing teaching from Anouk and Mariane, really high qaulity and lovely teachers who made it fun but very educational Yvette was lovely
1 week, September 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 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?
« Yes, a lot bcause of teh immersion level »
School highlights
« Teachers were truly amazing, the other students were so lovely, one of my favourite experiences »
18 years old - Germany
/ 5
3 weeks, August – September 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 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 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
10 weeks, June – September 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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Overall impression of the trip
School (3.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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18 years old - Italy
/ 5
1 week, August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
School location
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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22 years old - Austria
/ 5
Ich war begeistert von Nice! Von vorne bis hinten! Die Klassenräume waren jetzt icht soooo toll, aber war schon okay!Hatte zwei Wochen super tolle Lehrer, aber eine Woche hatte ich eine schlechte Lehrperson, die absolut nicht auf uns eingegangen ist und in dieser Woche habe ich somit auch leider nicht wirklich was gelernt! Hätte mir keine bessere Gastmutter wünschen können! Würde sofort wieder zu ihr! Sie kocht unglaublich gut, war immer sehr interessiert und hat gefragt, was wir so gemacht haben tagsüber, sie hat und Reisetippa gegeben, von ihrem Leben erzählt,...Immer französisch mit uns gesprochen und uns dazu motiviert, dies auch zu tun! :)
3 weeks, August 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 / 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
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, auf jeden Fall! Dadurch, dass der Unterricht komplett auf französisch ist, kommt man schnell ins Hören rein und ebenfalls ins Sprechen, da man ja immer aich auf französisch antworten/Fragen stellen soll!Je nach Lehrperson war die Unterrichtsmethode entweder sehr sehr gut, oder mittelmäßig! »
24 years old - Italy
/ 5
Famiglia adorabile.disponibili per ogni richiesta e sempre troppo gentili e premurosi
2 weeks, August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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22 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (3.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Sì, soprattutto nella conversazione, grazie soprattutto al corso intensivo »
School highlights
« Centralità della location, lezioni improntate sulla conversazione, pochi italiani »

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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