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IS AIX-EN-PROVENCE

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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

These French courses have been designed for adults of all levels who need to communicate with greater ease for personal or professional reasons. Our qualified teachers lead small international groups in a friendly and dynamic manner which encourages intercultural exchanges.

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French courses in Aix-en-Provence
FG See the detailed
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Group size: 5-10 students 
Duration: 2 weeks – renewable up to 8 weeks
(or 10 for elementary and beginner levels)
Option: one week only – on request 
Lessons : 20 lessons per week
Levels: elementary to advanced (A1-C1)
(beginners are accepted on specific dates)
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 intensive French course is designed for adults of all levels who need to communicate with greater ease for personal or professional reasons.

It combines group lessons that promote intercultural exchanges and the dynamism of a group with the private tuition to work on individual objectives.

Various intensity and length available.

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Group size: 5-10 students (in the morning) and 1 (in the afternoon) 
Duration: 2 weeks, renewable up to 8 weeks (or 10 for beginner ans elementary levels)
Lessons: 20 group lessons per week in FG (morning) 
+ 4, 6, 8, 10 or 15 lessons (afternoon)
Levels: elementary to advanced (A1-C1)
(beginners are accepted on specific dates)
This individual French course is designed for adults who wish to learn or improve their French for personal or professional reasons.

It offers a maximum flexibility for students with specific needs of course contents or for students who cannot adapt to the group schedule.

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CP See the detailed
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Group size: 1 student
Duration: at your convenience 
Lessons: at your convenience
Levels: beginner to advanced (A0-C2)

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 group course is designed for adults who wish to prepare for the DELF B2 exam.

It helps prepare candidates for the exam format and its specific characteristics.

If you wish to improve your French, we recommend to combine this course with a General French course (FG) or a Long Term French course (FL).

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PDELF See the detailed
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Group size : 3 to 10
Duration : 4 weeks 
Lessons : 6 lessons per week (afternoon) 
Levels : Intermediate 2 (B2). 
This course can be combined with a FG or a FL course
Level test required before confirmation.
This option is designed for students who take the General French course (FG) or the Long French course (FL) and who wish to prepare for the DALF exam.

The course consists of two parts : in the morning the group course of your choice (FG or FL) and, in the afternoon, private lessons as well as tutoring, both focused on the students individual goals to help the student prepare intensively for the DALF exam.

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PDALF See the detailed
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Group size : 1 
Duration : 2 weeks renewable up to 8 weeks
Lessons : 4 private lessons per week (afternoon) + tutoring
Levels : intermediate 2 to advanced (B2-C1)
This course must be combined with a FG or FL course.
Level test required before confirmation.
This executive French course is designed for executives or senior managers from different fields and horizons who are in direct contact with French speaking persons in their work.

It is structured and personalized according to the common needs of the students and the small group size allows for personalized approach.

The Institute gives a priority to the constitution of intercultural groups which encourages the use of French as the common language.

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FP See the detailed
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Group size: 2 to 4 
Duration: 2 weeks 
Lessons: 35 lessons per week 
Levels: Intermediate to advanced (B1-C1). 
Level test required before confirmation.
This French Teachers course is a linguistic, methodological and socio-cultural course designed for non francophone French teachers working and living abroad.

It will give you an onfield experience and confront you with the evolution of the language and the French society, to take in the changes that are redesigning the France of tomorrow, to resource yourself and also… to relax.

It combines the General French course with pedagogical and methodological workshops in the afternoon.

Option a : Optimize ones classroom practice (The workshops are built on themes of current French society and the methodology of classroom practice)

Option b : Make use of an outside visit in class (The workshops are built on the theme of the development of classroom tools in connection with an outside visit, eg museum, exhibition…)

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Group size: 5-10 (morning) and 5-20 according to activities (afternoon) 
Duration: 2 weeks 
Lessons: 28 lessons/week (20 in FG and 8 in pedagogical workshops)
Levels: From B1

 Long term French courses

This program is designed for students who wish to extend their learning period and their knowledge of the French language over a long time.

The program is based on the curriculum of preparation for the DELF (Diplôme d’Etude de Langue Française) and gives the possibility of taking the DELF exam in Aix University or in any other city and the TCF at IS Aix-en-Provence, depending on the dates.

The participants are adults with at least an elementary level (A2) or two years of active French, who want to express themselves with greater ease, for professional or personal reasons.

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FL See the detailed
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Group size: 5-10 students 
Duration: 8 weeks (renewable to 24 weeks) 
Lessons: 20 lessons per weeks alternating morning / afternoon
Levels: A2 to B1
Level test required before confirmation.

 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 in museum and other places of culture and art. Our teachers lead small international groups in a dynamic, lively, and friendly way in order to enhance cultural exchanges.

Program : Introduction and presentation of the museums and exhibitions to be visited, 4 visits (two per week) with a teacher in museums or other artistic places of the city of Aix-en-Provence in regards of the exhibition of the moment. Each visit is prepared with an introduction by the teacher, two visits end with a drink/coffee in order to exchange and discuss impressions

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AVA See the detailed
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Group size : minimum 4 students
Duration : 2 weeks on specific dates and includes approximately 12h of activities over the 2 weeks (afternoons/weekend)
Levels : elementary to advanced (A1-C1). – No beginners
This option allows you to practice French while discovering Provence, its products and its countryside through various activities.

Program: A guided city tour, A class of introduction to the traditions and cultures of Provence, A visit to Cézanne’s painting studio, Two workshops to discover two different local products, A half day’s excursion on the Mediterranean coast, One full day excursion in Provence.

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DP See the detailed
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Group size: minimum 4 students
Duration: 2 weeks on specific dates and includes approximately 20h of activities over the 2 weeks (afternoons/weekend)
Levels: elementary to advanced (A1-C1) – No beginners
This option allows you to practice French and to initiate yourself to Provencal cooking while participating to cooking workshops and to local products tasting.

Program: A class of introduction and presentation of typical products of Provence, A class of presentation and tasting of Provencal cheeses, A presentation of Provencal wines followed by a tasting, A discovery of one typical Provencal product: the “Calisson”,  Two cooking workshops followed by a tasting, A discovery of the Provencal market followed by a cooking workshop.

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DCP See the detailed
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Group size: minimum 4 students
Duration: 2 weeks on specific dates and includes approximately 16h of activities over the 2 weeks (afternoons/weekend)
Levels: elementary to advanced (A1-C1). – No beginners
This option allows you to practice French while discovering the countryside of Aix-en-Provence, its natural sites, its vegetation and its culture on foot.

The excursions are led by professional guides who love their region and their job. You have to love walking and also bring good shoes! (Hiking shoes -or equivalent- are highly recommended).

Program: An afternoon’s walk following Cézanne’s footsteps to the Sainte-Victoire. An afternoon’s walk in the Domain of Beaulieu, a vineyard developing also other activities linked to the soil. The domain is situated on the unique volcano in Provence. An afternoon’s walk in the Vauvenargues area, where Picasso spent the last years of his life. A full day’s walk in the National Park of the “calanques”, the rocky creeks of the Mediterranean Sea allowing you to discover the very typical vegetation of this area.

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DPP See the detailed
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Group size: minimum 4 students
Duration: 2 weeks on specific dates and includes approximately 17h of activities over the 2 weeks (afternoons/weekend)
Levels: elementary to advanced (A1-C1) – No beginners
This option allows you to practice French while discovering the area through the eye of a professional photographer who will help you take photos of the most beautiful views., from different angles.

Program: Two half days in the narrow streets of Aix-en-Provence, two half-days to discover the city of Marseille, and a day in the city of Avignon. Remember to bring your own photography equipment. (Smartphones are also accepted)

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PP See the detailed
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Group size : minimum 4 students
Duration : 2 weeks and includes approximately
17h of PP over the 2 weeks (afternoons/weekend)
Levels : elementary to advanced (A1-C1). – No beginners
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.