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For 20 years, our French language school in Cannes has been organizing french summer camps in its very fine “Carnot Campus” located in the town center, a stone’s throw from sandy beaches.
Join us for an all-inclusive language learning and immersion experience in the glamorous city of Cannes. Our all-inclusive summer camp delivers an exciting and unique academic program designed to strengthen both language and creativity skills!
The french summer immersion camp is held on an elegant campus a stone’s throw from the beaches where teens like to hang out in their spare time.
The concept of personal development which has been made part of the educational approach of this program is highly prized by those who attend this summer camp with a maximum of 130 participants from all over the world.
After class, an on-site pool, beach, sailing, Laser Quest, excursions, Jump XL, treetop adventure course, snorkeling, parties on campus, and permission to be off-campus for the evening if the parents wish.
French classes in the morning (Standard course) have no more than 15 students per class. Teachers prioritize a fun environment that is conducive to developing oral skills so everyone can gain in confidence.
• 20 lessons of 45 minutes per week
• From Monday to Friday*
• From 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (30 min. breaks)
• 15 persons maximum in a class
• 26 lessons of 45 minutes per week
• From Monday to Friday*
• From 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (30 min. breaks) – maximum of 15 persons per class
• From 1:45 to 4 p.m (x 2 afternoons per week) – maximum of 8 students per class
Beginners to advanced level
* except the first Monday of their stay which is dedicated to the placement test
Standard French Course
12-17 year-olds are taught general French with a focus on learning the essential spoken, written, and grammar competencies for each level. Through active teaching methods developed by our french school in Cannes, and short teaching sequences alternating phases of concentration and interaction, teachers hold the interest of kids and teens and engage them in written and spoken production as well as reading and listening comprehension.
In line with the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, teachers bring their students on by creating learning and classroom activities that hold the interest of young learners. During the 3 hours of each morning session.
Intensive French course
Available for an additional cost (+€80/week)
This course is aimed at students wishing to make rapid progress. It complements the morning classes and students work on their spoken language skills. Here, in a relaxed atmosphere, the teacher seeks to establish automatic responses, helping students to reproduce and research information and assimilate language acts and structures in line with the objectives of each level.
For this, the teacher facilitates discussion and encourages everyone to contribute through starter activities to prompt oral communication, conversations, role-play, and debates.
In Cannes, there are a number of age groups, a wide range of activities, and a dedicated counselor for each group of 12 teens.
Our group leaders are always on hand to respond to teens’ requests, organize games, share meals, and more generally be around them and assist them.
In addition to organizing activities, acting as chaperones, and planning excursions and parties, our group leaders are chosen and trained to offer teens a caring presence and sense of security. They know that teens need time alone, but not too much….that younger kids sometimes need encouragement…or supervision, and that their chaperone should lead by example.
12-15 & 16-17 years old:
A day of exploration at the weekend in Monaco, Nice, or the water park, Aquasplash. Travel is by coach, boat or sometimes train and picnics are provided by group leaders. During these days of “Exploration”, it is not unusual for age groups to travel together.
12-15 years old:
A half-day excursion either in Antibes, at a tree-top park, or to the Lerin Islands and an afternoon of sport or sailing.
16-17 years old:
An adrenaline-fueled afternoon at either Laser Quest, Jump XL, or a tree-top park, a “Fun” afternoon either snorkeling, a private beach, or sailing with the Club Nautique d’Antibes (Antibes Sailing Club).
12-15 years old:
Games, shows, disco night, BBQ with Just Dance/karaoke, nightclub on campus. The activities team turns the campus into a theater set.
STANDARD COURSE PROGRAM 12-15 Y.O ACTIVITIES SAMPLE
STANDARD COURSE PROGRAM 16 – 17 Y.O ACTIVITIES SAMPLE
Accommodation is from the Sunday prior to the course start date until the Saturday after the end of the course.
Students are accommodated on the Campus in Cannes.
Located in the heart of Cannes, this is one of the most attractive campuses on the “Côte d’Azur”.
• 10 minutes by walk to the city center and the beaches.
• On-site: classrooms, accommodation, a large self-service restaurant, a mobile swimming pool, and outdoor
• Accommodation in a double room with a private bathroom (shower and toilets) shared by 2 double rooms.
• Full Board: breakfast, lunch, and dinner (buffet style). Packet lunch at weekends.
-All of our accommodation is given a basic clean every day and a full clean once a week.
-On the campus disposable, biodegradable sheets are provided and changed once a week.
-Bath towels are not provided.
-Students are responsible for their rooms and must keep them in a reasonable state of cleanliness.
Total immersion in French culture enables students to learn the language on a day-to-day basis.
• All our families reside in Cannes/Le Cannet. They are carefully selected and inspected regularly.
• Full Board: breakfast and dinner in the host family, lunch in the restaurant of the school. Packet lunch at
• Accommodation in a double room.
Students will be looked after all day by our activities team before returning to the care of their host family in the evening.
*From 13 y.o to 15 y.o.
Every Monday (accommodation from Sunday to Saturday):
3 Jul – 13 Aug 2022
Complete beginners can begin any Monday as well.
1 week to 6 weeks
14 Jul. 2022.
School policy regarding bank holidays: lessons are not held but replaced by a full-day excursion.
• Students are supervised by our monitors who are on the premises round
the clock and ready to help and give information.
• Security 24/7.
• 12 years old students are not authorized to leave campus or go out
• 13-15 years old students are automatically authorized to go out
unaccompanied from the end of the activities until 7:30 p.m.
Parents are immediately notified if the curfew is missed, and the school reserves the right to suspend permission to leave the premises if necessary.
Supervision 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Kids and teens are supervised from their arrival at Nice Côte d’Azur airport, Cannes train station, or the campus reception. From this moment on, leaders will remain on-hand and will oversee permissions to be off-campus.
Beyond the requirements of the license awarded by the French authorities for the supervision and the facilities for minors, our french school takes great care in monitoring the comings and goings of kids and teens.
Activity teams record students as they arrive and leave and ensure that parental permissions are enforced and that everyone gets back safely without leaving anything to chance. At night the supervisors, managers, and activity leaders, sleep on-site whilst night wardens are on duty by 7.30 pm.
Cannes is a city where kids and teens can quickly find their bearings and make French friends on the beaches of La Bocca.
More than on the upmarket Croisette, it is on these beaches, a hang-out for French teens, behind the old port, that students will find the friendly and affordable environment favored by this age group. Leaders will never be far away.
Choosing Cannes means choosing a rich language program that is a blend of theoretical French language classes put into practice through role play modules with the local population.
As such, through these modules kids and teens will experiment with working towards a shared objective in addition to learning French. In so doing they will have developed confidence in their ability to have practical real-life interactions.
The program is open to 12- and 17-year-olds, although the majority of the teens on campus are aged 15-17.
Note that 16- and 17-year-olds can be given parent permission for a 1 a.m. curfew on Friday and Saturday nights.
My daughter had an amazing 2 weeks at the French camp! She worked on her French, made wonderful new friends and grew in her independence. She is looking forward to returning next summer (hopefully for a longer stay!) We will also be sending our younger child, as well! This program is a very well priced, compared to similar programs. The only negative we heard from our daughter was that the dinner food could use improving (breakfast and lunch were good.)
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