French courses for Adults

30 years’ experience

University Preparation

University Preparation

20 or 30 lessons of 45 minutes a week

The main purpose of this course is to prepare students for university by providing them with the level of French required for French academic life. At the end of the course, students will be able to take the DELF exam (B2), an entrance exam requirement for admission to a French university.

Required level : Beginner to advanced.

Start dates and levels : see below.

Success rate in 2015 : 97 %

Duration Arrival dates Minimum level of admission CECR (1) Units to take(2)
20 weeks
(30 lessons)
10.01 • 31.01 • 06.03 • 29.05 • 31.07 A1 A2 • B1 • B2
29 weeks
(20 ou 30 lessons)
03.01 • 27.03 • 29.05 Beginner A2 • B1 • B2

(1) Graded according to the Common European Framework of Reference
(2) According to the level upon arrival; the duration of the course; the exam dates and the level achieved at the end of the preparation

Morning, From 9.00 am to 12.20 pm*

Monday to Friday - 12 students maximum

For the 20 lessons or 30 lessons programs:

Morning classes offer general French written and oral instruction tailored to your level of French .

Acquisition of indispensable grammar skills for each level , work expression and written and oral comprehension, scenarios / role playing.

Using various media : B. D. , articles, videos , manuals and specialized equipment designed by our teaching team .

* Includes a 20-minute break

Afternoons, From 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm

Tuesday to Friday - 6 students maximum

Only for the 30 lessons program :

During the afternoon courses we focus on developing comprehension and speaking skills. They familiarize students with the culture, civilization and French life.

Scenario, interactive educational activities, exchanges from authentic documents (video, audio, press ...), practice outside the classroom (surveys / reports ... ).

Students following the University preparation course are placed in the same course as other students.

20 lessons

163 €

per week

30 lessons

239 €

per week

Student monitoring and support

  • Preparation

    Our teaching approach is dynamic and interactive. We put you in real-life situations to encourage communication and discussion and improve all your skills. Our preparation courses for the DELF exams are taught from this perspective and meet CEFR requirements.

    At the same time they include exercises to prepare you for the DELF. You’re assessed regularly and individually monitored by your teacher. You’ll also take mock exams and have extra homework focused on each aspect of the exam.

  • Exams

    The Centre International d’Antibes has a remarkable success rate in putting forward students for the DELF examinations.

  • Personalized advice

    You’ll receive practical personal advice on taking the exams from your teachers and the management team, who advise each student on the most realistic level of exam to aim for.

    Mock exams are taken and a weekly formal evaluation tracks your progress. You’re given regular homework to complement the work in class.

    Every three weeks a detailed assessment sums up your work and personal progress, tracking each student individually.

    Note that the teaching schedule includes preparation and exam marking, when necessary.

  • Proof of success

    Pass certificates can be obtained at the examination center on the day of the tests, or sent to your home country via the embassy

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Useful information !
  • There are no lessons on the first Monday of your stay. You will take a test of written and oral French in the morning to assess your language level and assign you to a class. At the beginning of the afternoon there will be a briefing and a guided tour of the town.
  • Course location: In general lessons are held at the “Le Château” school. When this school has reached maximum capacity, students take their lessons at the “Le Port” school.
  • No lessons on public holidays: 28.03 • 05.05 • 16.05 • 14.07 • 15.08 • 01.11.
WHY CHOOSE THE CIA?
  • 30 years’ experience of teaching French as a Foreign Language.
  • School approved by the French Government (the Ministry of Youth and Sport and the Ministry of Education).
  • A wide choice of courses, flexible dates, prices that suit your needs.
  • A 97% success rate at the DELF examinations, proves the excellence of our teaching team.
  • A dream destination with its deep blue sea and 300 days of sunshine a year.
  • Some 100,000 students have already put their trust in us !
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