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We offer a wide range of French language courses, whether you need to learn French for private or for professional reasons.

There is a variety in intensity and length of the courses, and they all have in common the aim at autonomy and communication. Classes are in small groups (10 people maximum) during the whole year with a focus on oral communication.

For all our French courses in Aix-en-Provence the minimum age is 18 years, except for the closed groups where we can accept younger students.

Tailor-made programmes for individuals and closed groups

Tailor-made programmes for universities, colleges, schools or professional groups. Every year we welcome closed groups of companies, universities and schools for whom we have designed a tailor-made programme according to the goals and needs of the group. Duration, number of lessons, pedagogical programme and activities, size of the group, level and dates are to be defined together for an individual quote.

1 lesson = 45 minutes 
Levels based on the Common European Framework of Reference of the Council of Europe (CEFCR)

 General French courses

This course is designed for adults of different nationalities who wish to improve their French communication skills for personal or professional reasons. Students are taught in small groups by qualified teachers, who create a friendly and dynamic learning environment.

FG objectives:

  • Obtain fluency and the confidence to communicate in French in everyday situations
  • Discovering French culture and society in different ways
  • Develop your know-how and social skills in an international environment and in situations of communication

 

LEVEL

  • A1 to C2*
  • Beginner only at certain dates

DURATION

  • 2 week course renewable several times up to 8 weeks (or up to 10 weeks for students with A0, A1 and A2 levels)
  • 1 week on request
  • 20 lessons per week in

FG, i.e. 4 daily lessons in the mornings, (including level evaluation, information and guided town tour on the first day)

  • Duration of a lesson: 45 minutes

GROUP

5 to 10 participants

SCHEDULE

From Monday to Friday
09.00 – 10.30 & 11.00 – 12:30
and exceptionally on Monday of arrival and every other Monday
14.00 – 15.30

Schedule may differ if public holiday during the week

PROGRAM

  • Revision and study of the language structure
  • Study of the 4 skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • Teaching based on everyday situations with the help of varied and authentic materials
  • Conversations, debates and presentations
  • Different methods of working: collaboration, individually, group etc.

TEACHER

Our teachers have a degree in teaching French as a Foreign Language (FLE) and receive ongoing training to develop their teaching techniques. They animate alternately the course and coordinate with each other for a precise follow-up according to the objectives of the CEFR grid.

FG GROUP PLACEMENT

On official starting dates, each new student will do a written and oral evaluation in order to organize the FG groups.

CERTIFICATE

Each participant receives, on the day of their departure, a certificate indicating the duration and the level of the taken course based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

 

*All levels according to CECR: https://www.coe.int/en/web/common-european-framework-reference-languages/level-descriptions

This General French intensive course offers language lessons in the mornings and theme workshops in smaller groups in the afternoons to broaden your skills. 
French civilization, conversation, creative workshops, outside activities,  grammatical reinforcement, games…

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Group size: 5-10 students in the morning, 
4-6 in the afternoon 
Duration: 2 weeks – renewable up to 8 weeks 
(or 10 for elementary levels)
Option: one week only – on request 
Lessons: 30 lessons per week 
Levels: elementary to advanced (A1-C1).
This course is designed for adults of different nationalities who wish to improve their French communication skills for personal or professional reasons. Students are taught in small groups by qualified teachers, who create a friendly and dynamic learning environment. The course combines the intercultural and dynamic exchanges of group lessons with personalized private lessons to complement the group work.

FG objectives:

  • Obtain fluency and the confidence to communicate in French in everyday situations
  • Discovering French culture and society in different ways
  • Develop your know-how and social skills in an international environment and in situations of communication

CP objective:

We analyse your request after which the program is prepared in detail by your teacher according to your objectives that are set up with the help of the questionnaire

LEVEL DURATION GROUP PROGRAM – AM (FG)
– A1 to C2*

– Beginner only at certain dates

– 2 week course renewable several timesupto8weeks(orupto10 weeks for students with A0, A1 and A2 levels)

– 1 week on request

– 20 lessons per week in FG, i.e. 4 daily lessons in the mornings, (including level evaluation, information and guided town tour on the first day)

– Duration of a lesson: 45 minutes

5 to 10 participants – Revision and study of the language structure

– Study of the 4 skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing

– Teaching based on everyday situations with the help of varied and authentic materials

– Conversations, debates and presentations

– Different methods of working: collaboration, individually, group etc.

SCHEDULE
From Monday to Friday
09.00 – 10.30
11.00 – 12:30and exceptionally on Monday of arrival and every other Monday
14.00 – 15.30Schedule may differ if public holiday During the week
CP DURATION CP PROGRAM – PM (CP)
– Private Tuition: 4, 6, 8 or 10 private lessons per week from 2 to 8 weeks (others on request)

– Duration of a lesson: 45 minutes

– Lessons are always scheduled two at

a time minimum (1.5 hours)

We do not advise students who are beginners to take more than 6 lessons per week in private tuition in addition to the FG course

1 participant – Progress and content adapted to your request as well as the intensity and the duration of your stay.

– The content of the course can be adapted to your personal or professional situation. Various and specific themes can be approached in agreement with the teacher: law, finance, business, politics, art and literature, etc.

– During the course the program can be adjusted according to your progression.

SCHEDULE
Afternoon between
14.00 and 17.30Detailed schedule will be communicated on the first day
TEACHER Our teachers have a degree in teaching French as a Foreign Language (FLE) and receive ongoing training to develop their teaching techniques. They animate alternately the course and coordinate with each other for a precise follow-up according to the objectives of the CEFR grid.
FG GROUP PLACEMENT On official starting dates, each new student will do a written and oral evaluation in order to organize the groups.
CERTIFICATE Each participant receives, on the day of their departure, a certificate indicating the duration and the level of the taken course based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

*All levels according to CECR: https://www.coe.int/en/web/common-european-framework-reference-languages/level-descriptions

This course is designed for anyone who wishes to learn or improve their French. Make the most of the opportunity to take a course adapted to your specific linguistic needs and level and benefit from individualised tutoring.

CP objective:

We analyse your request after which the program is prepared in detail by your teacher according to your objectives that are set up with the help of the questionnaire

 

LEVEL

  • All levels*
  • Preparatory file required

DURATION

  • Length and intensity of the course tailor made
  • Duration of a lesson: 45 minutes
  • Lessons are always scheduled two at a time minimum (1.5 hours

GROUP

1 participant

SCHEDULE

Tailor made

PROGRAM

  • Progress and content adapted to your request as well as the intensity and the duration of your stay.
  • The content of the course can be adapted to your personal or professional situation. Various and specific themes can be approached in agreement with the teacher: law, finance, business, politics, art and literature, etc
  • During the course the program can be adjusted according to your progression

TEACHER

Our teachers have a degree in teaching French as a Foreign Language (FLE) and receive ongoing training to develop their teaching techniques. They animate alternately the course and coordinate with each other for a precise follow-up according to the objectives of the CEFR grid.

CERTIFICATE

Each participant receives, on the day of their departure, a certificate indicating the duration and the level of the taken course based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

 

*All levels according to CECR: https://www.coe.int/en/web/common-european-framework-reference-languages/level-descriptions

French for Exam & Professional Purposes

For all our French courses on specific objectives we ask the participants to fill in a questionnaire on beforehand in order to prepare the course according to your needs and goals. This way you’ll get the best of your French courses in France.

This individual course is designed for anyone who wish to pass the DALF C1 or C2 exam. This course prepares to the format and to the specificities of the DALF exam with additional individual work.
If you wish to improve your language level as well, it is possible to combine this course with a General French (FG) or Long Term (FL) course
.

PEDALF objective:

After analyzing the students’ needs in terms of linguistics and methodology, an adapted program is created with the teacher.

  • Knowing the DALF exam modalities, C1 or C2 level (format, assessed skills, length)
  • Acquiring strategies and methodologies to be efficiently prepared to the C1 or C2 DALF

LEVEL

  • From B2 level*
  • Dates at your convenience

DURATION

  • 6 private lessons per week
  • Self-studies organized and overseen by the teacher according to your needs
  • Duration of one lesson: 45 minutes

GROUP

1 participant

SCHEDULE

Mornings and/or afternoons between
9.00 and 17.30

PROGRAM

  • Preparation to the requirements of the 4 skills assessed by the DALF C1 and DALF C2 exams: written and oral comprehension and production
  • Practice exams and learning of various strategies adapted to the targeted exam
  • Simulations of exams
  • Updating your knowledge of other skills also assessed by the DALF C1 and DALF C2 : French culture and written/oral methodology

The enrolment to this course does not replace the enrolment to the exam

TEACHER

Our teachers have a degree in teaching French as a Foreign Language (FLE) and receive ongoing training to develop their teaching techniques. They animate alternately the course and coordinate with each other for a precise follow-up according to the objectives of the CEFR grid.

CERTIFICATE

Each participant receives, on the day of their departure, a certificate indicating the duration and the level of the taken course based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
 

*All levels according to CECR: https://www.coe.int/en/web/common-european-framework-reference-languages/level-descriptions/

This program is made to suit managers, executives and people in charge of various business sectors, who are in direct contact with French speaking interlocutors. The training is organised and personalised, in accordance to the requests and the needs of the students.

 

FDA objectives:

  • Becoming independent in a French professional context
  • Improving and developing the oral and written communication
  • Strengthening the linguistic tools (vocabulary, grammar) in a professional context
  • Acquiring the essential skills of the business world to be able to develop in a company
  • Develop the ability to adapt to « cross-cultural » and different French speaking corporate cultures

LEVEL

  • B1 to C1*
  • A preparatory file and a test are required

DURATION

  • 2 week program on specific dates
  • 30 lessons per week
  • Duration of one lesson: 45 minutes

SCHEDULE

Monday to Friday
09.00 – 10.30
11.00 – 12.30
14.00 – 15.30

The schedule is subject to change in case of public holiday during the week

PROGRAM

  • Tailored teaching ; emphasize on the oral and written practice in a professional context
  • Rigorous linguistic progression that takes into account the level and needs of the group
  • Learning and practicing linguistic tools that are used in the French corporate world
  • Simulation of authentic professional conversation situations
  • Practice training of presentations, negotiations, formal and informal exchanges and all types of business related writing
  • Autonomous and individual work every day after class
  • Examples of themes: introduction of the company and its organisation, its products and services ; simulation of recruitments, economy and finance, marketing, writing of memos, rapports and note taking, related to the French culture and the business world

TEACHERS

Our teachers have a degree in teaching French as a Foreign Language (FLE) and receive ongoing training to develop their teaching techniques. They animate alternately the course and coordinate with each other for a precise follow up according to the objectives of the CEFR grid.

CERTIFICATE

Each participant receives, on the day of their departure, a certificate indicating the duration and the level of the taken course based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

 

*All levels according to CECR: https://www.coe.int/en/web/common-european-framework-reference-languages/level-descriptions

Ce stage linguistique, méthodologique et socioculturel s’adresse à des professeurs étrangers de Français Langue Etrangère vivant hors de France ou aux étudiants dans ce domaine en fin de cursus de formation.

 

Objectifs FPF :

  • La connaissance et l’apprentissage du français en vue de son enseignement
  • (Re)Découvrir les réalités socioculturelles de la France d’aujourd’hui et son patrimoine historique, littéraire et artistique
  • Elargir et enrichir ses pratiques de classe en matière de didactique du FLE
  • Découvrir de nouveaux outils d’enseignement et des cas concrets
  • Echanger sur ses pratiques de classe (difficultés, solutions trouvées) et observer des cours in situ

 

Cette option est destinée uniquement aux étudiants inscrits au cours

 

NIVEAU

A partir de B1*

DURÉE

  • Stage de 2 semaines
  • 10 leçons par semaine d’ateliers pédagogiques
  • Durée d’une leçon: 45 minutes

GROUPE

4 à 15 participants

EMPLOI DU TEMPS

L’après-midi entre 14.00 et 17.30

L’emploi du temps détaillé sera communiqué le premier jour

ATELIERS

  • Ateliers de civilisation française (les grands événements du XXIè siècle et ses grands principes)
  • Ateliers pédagogiques visant à enrichir les pratiques de classe et l’échange d’expérience.

Voir programme détaillé.

MATÉRIEL

 

  • Documents créés par les enseignants à visée pédagogique
  • Documents écrits, vidéos et/ou audio
  • Sitographie de matériel didactique et de ressources de l’apprentissage du français

ENSEIGNANTS

Nos enseignants sont diplômés en Français Langue Étrangère (FLE) et bénéficient d’une formation continue pour développer leurs techniques pédagogiques. Ils animent en alternance et coordonnent entre eux pour un suivi précis des cours en accord avec les objectifs du CECR.

CERTIFICAT

Chaque stagiaire reçoit, le jour de son départ, un certificat correspondant à la durée et au niveau du cours auquel il a participé en accord avec le Cadre Européen Commun de Référence (CECR).

*Niveaux selon le CECR : https://www.coe.int/fr/web/common-european-framework-reference-languages/level-descriptions

 

Français pour Professeurs de Français (FPF)

« Culture française et didactique du FLE »

 

Ateliers consacrés à la société et à la civilisation françaises :

Une langue s’inscrit pleinement dans la société et la culture qui la véhiculent. Langue de communication, elle est surtout le reflet de la société qui l’accompagne. La langue devient le moyen d’échanger sur des faits, des phénomènes, des évolutions qui traversent la société. Cet atelier vous permettra à la fois une mise à jour de vos connaissances sur l’état de la société française contemporaine et la perspective d’inscrire ces savoirs dans vos classes de français. Faits sociaux, faits culturels, faits politiques et d’autres seront abordés et traités au travers de documents supports variés et actualisés qui pourront par la suite trouver leur place dans vos pratiques d’enseignant.

Ateliers de didactique du Français Langue Etrangère :

La classe de langue est le lieu où s’expriment nos compétences d’enseignant. C’est aussi un lieu complexe où les activités de classe, l’animation, la pédagogie, les dimensions didactiques tiennent ensemble une place centrale. Le module « pédagogique » vous offre la possibilité de bénéficier de l’expérience de terrain de nos enseignants dans ce domaine mais aussi de pouvoir faire part de votre propre expérience et pratiques de classe dans un principe d’échange et de partage.

Différentes thématiques seront proposées : utilisation de supports authentiques, pratiques d’évaluations, activités ludiques, mise en place de projets de classe en sont quelques exemples possibles.

Chaque module se veut le plus interactif possible afin de vous proposer à la fois des outils pratiques pour la classe et d’échanger ensemble autour de vos pratiques et de vos expériences de classe. Les professeurs qui animeront ces ateliers vous feront partager leurs approches et leur vécu de la classe de langue afin de vous fournir des idées et des énergies nouvelles au service de votre travail en tant que professeur de français.

Dates de stage disponibles pour 2 semaines :

  • du 06 au 17 janvier 2020
  • du 22 juin au 03 juillet 2020
  • du 06 au 17 juillet 2020
  • du 20 au 31 juillet 2020

N° de PIC (Erasmus +) : 926354754

 

 Long term French courses

This program is designed for students who wish to extend their time learning French over a longer period. The students are adults who want to improve the four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) for professional or personal reasons. Students are taught in small groups by qualified teachers, who create a friendly and dynamic learning environment.

FL objectives:

  • Acquire the skills that are necessary to develop communicational skills
  • Interact in everyday situations using these newly acquired skills
  • Obtain fluency and the confidence to communicate in French
  • Benefit from a continuous program over 8 weeks
  • To improve written skills
LEVEL DURATION GROUP PROGRAM
– A2 to B1*

– Other levels on request

– 8 weeks course on specific dates

– Possibility to renew up to 24 weeks

– 20 lessons per week, mornings and/or afternoons

– Duration of a lesson: 45 minutes

5 to 10 participants – Revision and study of the language structure

– Study of the 4 skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing

– Teaching based on everyday situations with the help of varied and authentic materials

– Conversations, debates and presentations

– Different methods of working: collaboration, individually, group etc.

– Personalized homework and additional activities on request

– External education activities can be planned

SCHEDULE
Monday to Friday
09.00 – 10.30
11.00 – 12.30
and/or
14.00 – 15.30
16.00 – 17.30Detailed schedule will be communicated onsite

Schedule may differ if public holiday during the week

TEACHER Our teachers have a degree in teaching French as a Foreign Language (FLE) and receive ongoing training to develop their teaching techniques. They animate alternately the course and coordinate with each other for a precise follow-up according to the objectives of the CEFR grid.
FG GROUP PLACEMENT On official starting dates, each new student will do a written and oral evaluation in order to organize the groups.
CERTIFICATE Each participant receives, on the day of their departure, a certificate indicating the duration and the level of the taken course based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

*All levels according to CECR: https://www.coe.int/en/web/common-european-framework-reference-languages/level-descriptions

 French courses & 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.

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. 

AVA 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
This option is intended exclusively for students taking a FG course or 20 lessons CP/week at least
LEVEL OF FRENCH DURATION GROUP PROGRAM
·    A1 to C2* ·     2 week course on specific dates

·     16 lessons over the two weeks

·    Duration of one lesson: 45 minutes

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)

·    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

SCHEDULE
Organized by IS Aix- en-Provence to fully accommodate the French classes (5 afternoons over the two weeks).
DETAILS 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.

*All levels according to CECR: https://www.coe.int/en/web/common-european-framework-reference-languages/level-descriptions

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

DP objectives:

  • 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
This option is intended exclusively for students taking a FG course or 20 lessons CP/week at least
LEVEL OF FRENCH DURATION GROUP PROGRAM
·    A1 to C2* ·     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).

·      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

SCHEDULE
Organized by IS Aix- en-Provence to fully accommodate the French classes (some afternoons and one day during the week-end).
DETAILS 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 .

*All levels according to CECR: https://www.coe.int/en/web/common-european-framework-reference-languages/level-descriptions

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

DCP Objectives:

  • Discover local products
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of Provencal cooking
  • Getting familiar with the culinary vocabulary
This option is intended exclusively for students taking a FG course or 20 lessons CP/week at least
LEVEL OF FRENCH DURATION GROUP PROGRAM
·    A1 to C2* ·     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)

·   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

SCHEDULE
Organized by IS Aix-en- Provence to fully accommodate the French classes (some afternoons and one half-day during the week-end).
DETAILS 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.

*All levels according to CECR: https://www.coe.int/en/web/common-european-framework-reference-languages/level-descriptions

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. 

DPP objective:

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

This option is intended exclusively for students taking a FG course or 20 lessons CP/week at least.
LEVEL OF FRENCH DURATION GROUP PROGRAM
·    A1 to C2* ·     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)

·      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

SCHEDULE
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).
DETAILS 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.

*All levels according to CECR: https://www.coe.int/en/web/common-european-framework-reference-languages/level-descriptions

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. 

PP 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
This option is intended exclusively for students taking a FG course or 20 lessons CP/week at least
LEVEL OF FRENCH DURATION GROUP PROGRAM
·    A1 to C2* ·     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).

·    Two afternoon visits and shootings in Aix-en- Provence

·    Two afternoon visits and shootings in Marseille

·    One full day visit and shooting in Avignon

A professional photographer guides all pathways.

The students are asked to bring their own photographic material. A smartphone suits the program perfectly.

SCHEDULE
Organized by IS Aix- en-Provence to fully accommodate the French classes (some afternoons and one day during the week- end).
DETAILS 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 option Pathway Photography (PP) and all other information necessary for your stay at IS Aix-en-Provence.

*All levels according to CECR: https://www.coe.int/en/web/common-european-framework-reference-languages/level-descriptions

This course is designed for adults who wish to practice French but also discover the art and pleasure of painting in Provence. This option gives you the possibility to create your own pieces of art.

Objectives of the activity Painting Workshop: 

  • Learning the different painting techniques
  • Practicing French vocabulary related to Art
  • Discovering the famous Provence of our painters
  • Enjoying the pleasure to create
  • Leaving Aix-en-Provence with a souvenir: your personal piece of art
This optional course is exclusively intended for students taking a FG course or 20 lessons CP/week at least
LEVEL OF PAINTING DURATION PARTICIPANT PROGRAM

 

·     All levels

 

·      2 weeks course on the dates of your choice

 

·      12 hours in the afternoon over the two weeks

 

Minimum 1 participant

 

(private or group lessons depending on the level and the number of participants)

 

Our painting partner will share their passion of painting “in the light of Cézanne”. The lessons are taught in French. You will work in small groups or alone, either inside or outside if the weather allows it. Choosing this optional activity allows you to discover Provence and the Provençal painters, colors and light. You will use different pictorial techniques (acrylic, oil, watercolor) according to the selected subject and according to its sensitivity. A break in your stay to learn to watch, create and exchange.

LEVEL OF

FRENCH

SCHEDULE TRANSPORT PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION

 

·   A1 to C2*

 

·     6 afternoons total over two weeks (2 hours per session) between 13.30 and 16.30

 

15 minutes walking distance from IS Aix- en-Provence

 

To be paid directly to the painting partner.

 

Booking fee to be paid upon reception of the invoice from IS Aix-en-Provence or your agency.

 

Cancellation rules: in case of cancellation 7 days or less before the course start, the cancellation fee is 100 €.

 

DETAILS

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

*All levels according to CECR: https://www.coe.int/en/web/common-european-framework-reference-languages/level-descriptions

This option is designed for adults with any level of horse riding who wish to combine a French course with horse riding at a horse-riding club in Aix-en-Provence.

 

Objectives of the activity Horse Riding:

  • Getting familiar with the vocabulary of horse riding
  • Practicing the different paces
  • Improving in the different disciplines or in a chosen one (dressage, jumping…)
  • Discovering a local Riding Club, its horses and habits
This optional course is intended exclusively for students taking a FG course or 20 lessons CP/week at least
RIDING LEVEL DURATION PARTICIPANT PROGRAM
 

·    All levels

 

·       2 weeks course on the dates of your choice

 

·       12 hours total in the afternoon over the two weeks

 

Minimum 1 participant

(private or group lessons depending on the level and the number of participants)

 

Improvement of several disciplines or of one chosen discipline

 

The horse riding club and its team will transmit their passion for horse riding on their 12 hectares stud farm.

LEVEL OF

FRENCH

SCHEDULE TRANSPORT PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION
 

·    A1 to C2*

 

·     6 afternoons total over two weeks (2 hours per session) between 14.00 and 18.00

 

30 minutes by foot from the city-center. Possibility to take a bus.

 

To be paid directly to the riding club upon reception of the invoice.

Booking fee to be paid upon reception of the invoice from IS Aix-en-Provence or your agency.

Cancellation rules: in case of cancellation 8 days or less before the course start, the cancellation fee is 85 €.

 

DETAILS

No equipment is required. We recommend good shoes and long trousers. 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 this optional course and all other information necessary for your stay.

*All levels according to CECR: https://www.coe.int/en/web/common-european-framework-reference-languages/level-descriptions

This option is designed for adults with any level of golf who wish to practice their French while improving their golf skills.

 

Objectives of the activity Golf:

  • Learning different techniques of golf during workshops with a private teacher
  • Working on the game’s structure
  • Improving on every level of the game
  • Having access to the field and the practice
  • Knowing the particularities of golf in France

 

This optional course is intended exclusively for students taking a FG course or 20 lessons CP/week at least
LEVEL OF GOLF DURATION PARTICIPANT PROGRAM
 

·     All levels

 

·       2 weeks course on the dates of your choice

 

·       10 hours total in the afternoon over the two weeks

 

1 participant

 

Whether you are a novice or an experienced player, our partner’s goal is simple: to make you a good golf player on the course. Indeed playing golf is not just about making a good swing on the field! The courses will allow you to optimize your performances in each sector of the game, on four magnificent and vast training grounds.

LEVEL OF

FRENCH

SCHEDULE TRANSPORT PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION
 

·     A1 to C2*

 

·       5 afternoons total over two weeks (2 hours per session) between 14.00 and 19.00

 

20 minutes by bus from the city- center. Possibility to book a taxi.

 

To be paid directly to the golf partner upon reception of the invoice.

 

Booking fee to be paid upon reception of the invoice from IS Aix-en-Provence or your agency.

 

Cancellation rules : in case of cancellation 7 days or less before the course start, the cancellation fee is 130 €

 

DETAILS

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 this optional course and all other information necessary for your stay.

*All levels according to CECR: https://www.coe.int/en/web/common-european-framework-reference-languages/level-descriptions

Optional activities:

Painting, Golf, Horse-Riding… Please contact us for more information.
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).

IS Aix-en-Provence is certified since 2007 with the official government accreditation Label FLE obtaining 3 stars (out of 3) on each of the 5 categories audited: Welcome, Premises, Teachers, Courses and Overall Management and we were reawarded with the same number of stars at the re-inspection in 2011 and 2015.