French Language Courses for Middle and High School classes

The concept

Our centre specialises in hosting and teaching student groups from high schools and secondary schools accompanied by their teachers: more than 40,000 students and their teachers have visited our centre in the last 20 years.

Our concept of stay is important for the teaching community of the schools cooperating with us. It is not a school holiday, but a teaching experience abroad which is complementary to the educational work done in the French courses they take throughout the academic year.
It is an opportunity for them to benefit from a change of scenery while effectively using and diving into the language, a total language immersion.

The objective of the stay

The objective of the stay is primarily linguistic and cultural, but educational in a broad sense with a structured program for students:

  • live as a group, accepting the codes of conduct, under the responsibility of the accompanying teachers and with the help of the CMEF team;
  • be welcomed in another educational place - CMEF, a not-for-profit association - respect its values ​​and regulations in order to benefit from an original French-language training experience in a convivial atmosphere.
Stay period : your choice

Beginning of the school year: the stay has a double effect: it strengthens the cohesion of the class and it makes pupils’ interest in French grow from the moment school starts: teachers usually can make the most of this favourable students’ attitude all school year long.
Mid school year or end of the school year: the students will see the stay as a goal to reach, they will have time to dream about it and they will be able to make a mid-term practical use of the concepts they learned that year.

An educational investment for families and schools

No matter what period is chosen, the language course abroad will remain on the pupils’ minds for a long time all through the school year. It will make the motivation of the students who choose to learn French with you and their families’increase. It is also a really useful supplementary tool for the promotion of the French language and culture, and therefore of what you teach.
It is an educational investment for families and schools, as well as an advantage of which you will be able to make use for your French lessons. Thanks to our CECR Official French Certification, some school systems can give some extra points in French to students who attend the courses.

You teach French. We offer a comprehensive trip for you and all your students
  • Our French courses are practical and effective to complete your yearly program. We recommend a maximum of 15 students, to encourage everyone's speaking.
  • At the end of your stay, our teachers will hand you a folder with all the activities carried out at the classes during the week and a list of the evaluations of your students.
  • Discovering the cultural and tourist Côte d’Azur, travelling by public and private buses and sometimes just walking. Visits to close places such as Cap d’Ail or Monaco.
  • Depending on the period, it is possible to share evening activities with other international students.
Advantages of CMEF

We help you design your own stay : they are « customized »

At CMEF, Alexandra and Aurore are devoted to the « design » of your stay, which is drafted by frequent contact with you, the teachers. They give you their best advice on the stay period, its length, the number of classes and teaching hours, the excursions, the evening activities, trips etc., so that you make the best possible choice that suits your budget. They can also advice you on the travel options. On the booking stage, our teaching staff will send you a questionnaire in which you can specify your students' expectations and their language level, in order for them to design a course program adapted to their profile.

The school campus formula

The all-in formula is reassuring and makes yourlife easier. 
Accommodation, language courses, meals and evening activities are all held in the same place : the Centre ! Our private 3-hectare area devoted to student premises is unique within the region.

Safety and experience

Our accommodation structure is created according to the French security rules. Access to the Cente is restricted by an automatic gate. Students can freely and safely walk within our park.
At night: one of the 3 to 4 resident volunteers stay in a room close to the groups and is ready to alert the CMEF Management in case of problems.

Teaching accreditations
FLE

Our school holds prestigious accreditations, such as state FLE, teaching conventions with the local education office of Nice and the University of Nice, and TV5 Monde/DELF certificate for our teachers. Our teaching staff is made up of professionals with the best training in French teaching at schools: almost 3,500 international students attend our courses every year. 
Moreover, our teachers and trainers frequently hold teaching workshops for French teachers in Italy, Spain and Germany.

The international atmosphere

In some variable periods, the Centre hosts groups of students from different countries (Italians, Spaniards, Germans, Australians, Japanese, British and Americans, mainly). It is also frequent to have groups of French students on their school holidays. In such cases, educational games or other entertainment activities can be arranged with international students.
 

A really convenient price

Sample of stay # 1 – transport fees on site not included

Sample of stay # 1 – transport fees on site not included – for a group of 15 or 30 students and 2 teachers:
4 nights and 5 days, full board
+ French courses : 16 hours (1/2 level groups)
+ Evening activities
+ For every 15 students, one teacher is permitted free of charge.
The whole stay would cost 315 euro per student, everything included

For more information, cost estimates and comprehensive help on the whole planning of the stay, contact: 
groupes@cmef-monaco.fr
tél+33 493782159
Or use the information request sheet.

Sample of stay # 2 – transport fees on site included regarding the weekly program

Sample of stay # 2 – transport fees on site included regarding the weekly program – for a group of 15 or 30 students and 2 teachers:
5 nights and 6 days, full board
+ French courses : 16 hours (1/2 level groups)
+ Evening activities
+ Private bus tours
The whole stay would cost 490 euro per student, everything included

For more information, cost estimates and comprehensive help on the whole planning of the stay, contact: 
groupes@cmef-monaco.fr
tél+33 493782159
Or use the information request sheet.