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IS Aix-en-Provence

Since 1972 - 1300 students per year

French courses in France with IS Aix-en-Provence, learn French all year round! IS Aix-en-Provence is a medium size international language institute (max 130 students, 15 classrooms) with more than 40 years of experience in high quality training in French for adults.

Providing quality and ensuring a friendly atmosphere are our priorities. We are situated in Aix-en-Provence, a small but very lively university town of Roman origin the south of France, just 35 km from the Mediterranean. A big part of our students learn French for professional reasons, but others are just attracted by our fantastic location in the heart of Provence.

We offer a wide range of courses in small groups with a focus on oral communication : general (short and long term), executive, examination and teachers courses as well as language courses combined with activities such as discovering Provence, cooking, hiking, painting, golf and horse-riding.

Visit our website in French and English.

We also have a summary of our werbsite in : Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Swedish and Russian.

Services

  • Accommodation
  • Activities, excursions
  • Study resources
  • Wifi and/or computer

Accommodations

  • Host family
  • Rented room
  • Room in student hostel
  • Studio in residence
  • Hotel

 

    

Examination center

  • TCF, Högskoleprovet

Course

General French
General French (FG)
 
 
Public : adults | 18
Duration : 15hours / week
Level : Complete beginner to C1- effective operational proficiency or advanced
Number of students : 10

Acquiring the tools necessary for the development of communicational skills, with the stress put on oral skills.

These 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. 

20 lessons per week.

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General French
General French Plus (FG+)
 
 
Public : adults | 18
Duration : 22hours / week
Level : A1- breakthrough or beginner to C1- effective operational proficiency or advanced
Number of students : 10 in the morning, 6 in the afternoon

Reinforcing the linguistic skills thematic workshops. Improving comprehension of areas such as French political, cultural and social life.

This course has been designed for adults of all levels from A1 who need to communicate with greater ease. The afternoon sessions allow a development of the themes linked to the French culture and society in smaller groups. 

22.5 hours a week (30 lessons per week)

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General French
General French and Private Lessons (FGCP)
 
 
Public : adults | 18
Duration : 15hours / week
Level : Complete beginner to C1- effective operational proficiency or advanced
Number of students : 10

Acquiring the tools necessary for the development of communicational skills, with the stress put on oral skills.

This 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 facilitate intercultural exchanges and the dynamism of a group with the private tuition to work on individual objectives. 

15 hours per week in group lessons + depending on the number of private lessons chosen (from 4 to 15 per week).

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Professional French
Executive French (FP)
 
 
Public : adults | 18
Duration : 26hours / week
Level : B1- threshold or intermediate to C1- effective operational proficiency or advanced
Number of students : 4

Improve and develop the level of oral and written communication in professional situations taking in consideration the intercultural aspect.

For executives and senior managers from different fields. Samples of themes : presentation of a company, its organization and its products/services, simulation of negotiation, economic topics, preparation of memos, presentations, speeches, reports, note taking, business culture in France.

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Professional French
Executive Private French (FPP)
 
 
Public : adults | 18
Duration : 30hours / week
Level : Complete beginner to C1- effective operational proficiency or advanced
Number of students : 1

Improve and develop the level of oral and written communication in professional situations taking in consideration the intercultural aspect.

Specific program of private lessons designed for executives. This program is made of 36 private lessons in class and 2 lunches with a teacher. The course provides the tools and ease needed to exchange and negotiate, including during a business lunch.

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General French
Long Term French (FL)
 
 
Public : adults | 18
Duration : 15hours / week
Level : A2 - waystage or elementary to B1- threshold or intermediate
Number of students : 10

Development of communicational skills, mainly oral skills but without neglecting the written skills. Preparation for DELF or TCF exam.

This program is designed for a long period and is based on the curriculum of preparation for the DELF. 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.

20 lessons per week during 8 weeks.

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Courses and leisure activities
French and Discover Provencal Cuisine (DCP)
 
 
Public : adults | 18 years old
Duration : 23hours / week
Level : A1- breakthrough or beginner to C1- effective operational proficiency or advanced
Number of students : 10 in the morning, sometimes bigger in the afternoon

Discover and familiarize oneself with local products. Learning of theory and practice of provencal cooking. Acquiring culinary vocabulary. 

General French in the morning and discovery of the Provence cooking in the afternoons. You will practice French while getting acquainted with the provencal cuisine and taking pleasure participating in different types of cooking classes, tasting the fantastic local products depending on the season.

( 20 lessons/week in FG + about 16 hours of activities in total )

Courses and leisure activities
General French Discover Provence (DP)
 
 
Public : adults | 18
Duration : 27hours / week
Level : A1- breakthrough or beginner to C1- effective operational proficiency or advanced
Number of students : 10 in the morning, sometimes bigger in the afternoon

Learn to know Provence, its culture, its cuisine and its particularities. Visit Aix and know its cultural offerings. 

This option allows you to practice French while getting acquainted with one of the most beautiful regions of France as well as its products and its land through several activities: workshops, cultural visits, excursions, cooking class, wine-tasting.

(20 lessons/week in FG + about 24 hours of activities in total.)

 

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Courses and leisure activities
FG & Discovering Provence on foot (DPP)
 
 
Public : adults | 18
Duration : 23hours / week
Level : A1- breakthrough or beginner to C1- effective operational proficiency or advanced
Number of students : 10

To discover the cultural and natural heritage of Provence through strolls with a professional guide.

General French in the morning and 3 afternoon and one full day excursion on foot to discover our wonderful natural and cultural heritage : Cézanne's Sainte-Victoire, the famous coves of Cassis on the Mediterranean Calanques

(20 lessons/week in FG + about 17 hours of activities in total)

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