French Courses and Activities

A combination of French courses in the morning and a choice of optional activity courses in the afternoon.

OPTIONAL COURSES

Payable to IS Aix-en-Provence (including 20% VAT) and to combine with General French (FG) course or with 20 lessons of Private lessons (CP) per week.

These optional French and activity courses are designed for adults of all levels from A1 who wish to complete their French course by an activity allowing them to put into practice their knowledge of the French language

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Payable directly to our partner and to combine with General French (FG) course or with 20 lessons of Private lessons (CP) per week.

IS Aix-en-Provence charges booking fees of 50€ (including 20% VAT)

 

French Courses and Activities

Optional Course: Aix-en-Provence, City of Art (AVA)
Optional Course: Discover Provence (DP)
Optional Course: Discovering the Provence Cooking (DCP)
Optional Course: Discover Provence on foot (DPP)
Optional Course:Pathway Photography (PP)
Optional Activity: Painting Workshop (AP)
Optional Activity: Horse Riding (E)
Optional Activity: Golf (G)
Optional Activity: Yoga (Y)

Optional Course: Aix-en-Provence, City of Art (AVA)

This option allows you to practice French and to discover the artistic offer of the city of Aix-en-Provence through visits to museums and other places of culture and art of the city. Our teachers lead small international groups in a dynamic, lively, and friendly tour in order to enhance cultural exchanges.

Objectives:

  • Discover different artistic places of the city of Aix-en-Provence
  • Discover and share impressions with a group about a visit
  • Getting familiar with the vocabulary of art

Program: 

  • Introduction and presentation of the museums and exhibitions to be visited
  • Four visits (two per week) with a teacher in museums or other artistic places of the city of Aix-en-Provence depending on the current exhibition.
  •  Two visits will end with a drink/coffee in order to exchange and discuss impressions
  • Organized by IS Aix-en-Provence to fully accommodate the French classes
  • 5 afternoons over the two weeks
  • 2 week course on specific dates
  • 16 lessons over the two weeks
  • Minimum 4 participants
  • 1 to 3 participants : the number of lessons and activities can be slightly modified, but the spirit of the option is maintained
  • On your first course day at IS Aix-en-Provence you will receive the schedule for the French course as well as the schedule for the optional course Aix-en-Provence, Ville d’Art (AVA) and all other information necessary for your stay at IS Aix-en-Provence

Optional Course: Discover Provence (DP)

This option allows you to practice French while discovering Provence, its products and its countryside through various activities.

Objectifs:

  • Discover Provence, its historical and cultural heritage, its food and its particularities
  • Visiting Aix-en-Provence and the city’s cultural offerings
  • Visiting selected sites of the region

Program:

  • A guided city tour
  • Introduction to the traditions and cultures of Provence
  • A visit to Cézanne’s painting studio
  • Two workshops to discover different local products
  • A half day’s excursion on the Mediterranean coast
  • One full day excursion in Provence
  • Organized by IS Aix-en-Provence to fully accommodate the French classes
  • Some afternoons and one day during the week-end
  • 2 week course on specific dates
  • About 20 hours total over the two weeks
  • Minimum 4 participants
  • 1 to 3 participants : the number of lessons and activities can be slightly modified, but the spirit of the option is maintained

On your first course day at IS Aix-en-Provence you will receive the schedule for the French course as well as the schedule for the optional course Discover Provence (DP) and all other information necessary for your stay at IS Aix-en-Provence

Optional Course: Discovering the Provence Cooking (DCP)

This option allows you to practice French and to introduce you to Provencal cooking while participating in cooking workshops and tasting local products.

Objectives:

  • Discover local products
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of Provencal cooking
  • Getting familiar with the culinary vocabulary

Program: 

  • A class of introduction and presentation of typical products of Provence
  • A class of presentation and tasting of Provencal cheeses
  • A presentation and tasting of Provencal wines
  • A discovery of a typical Provencal product: the “Calisson”
  • Two cooking workshops followed by a tasting
  • A discovery of the Provencal market followed by a cooking workshop
  • Organized by IS Aix-en-Provence to fully accommodate the French classes
  • Some afternoons and one half-day during the week-end
  • 2 week course on specific dates
  • About 16 hours over the two weeks
  • Minimum 4 participants
  • 1 to 3 participants : the number of lessons and activities can be slightly modified, but the spirit of the option is maintained)
  • On your first course day at IS Aix-en-Provence you will receive the schedule for the French course as well as the schedule for the optional course Discovering the Provence Cooking (DCP) and all other information necessary for your stay at IS Aix-en-Provence

Optional Course: Discover Provence on foot (DPP)

This option allows you to practice French while discovering on foot the countryside of Aix-en-Provence, its natural sites, its vegetation and its culture. Professionals in love with their region accompany the outings.

Objective: 

  • Discover the natural and cultural heritage of Provence on foot through hiking and walks with a professional guide

Program:

  • An afternoon walk following Cézanne’s footsteps to the Sainte-Victoire
  • An afternoon walk in the vineyard Domain de Beaulieu, situated on the unique volcano in Provence
  • An afternoon walk in the Vauvenargues area, where Picasso spent the last years of his life
  • A full day walk in the National Park of the “calanques”, the rocky creeks of the Mediterranean Sea allowing you to discover the typical vegetation of this area.
  • Hiking shoes (or equivalent) are highly recommended
  • Organized by IS Aix-en-Provence to fully accommodate the French classes
  • 3 afternoons and 1 full day during the week-end over the two weeks
  • 2 week course on specific dates
  • About 17 hours in total over the two weeks
  • Minimum 4 participants
  • 1 to 3 participants : the number of lessons and activities can be slightly modified, but the spirit of the option is maintained)
  • On your first course day at IS Aix-en-Provence you will receive the schedule for the French course as well as the schedule for the optional course Discover Provence on Foot (DPP) and all other information necessary for your stay at IS Aix-en-Provence

Optional Course: Pathway Photography (PP)

This option allows you to practice French while discovering the cities of Aix-en-Provence, Marseille and Avignon through the eye of a professional photographer who will assist you in taking photos of the most beautiful views.

Objectives:

  • Discovering the cities of Aix-en-Provence, Marseille and Avignon
  • Acquisition of the basics of photography
  • Sharing impressions and exchanges of the visits and photos
  • Getting familiar with the appropriate vocabulary