Learn French in France - French courses in France

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The Center welcomes each year
more than 7000 international students from all over the world
years of experience
of DELF success
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The Centre International d'Antibes

Established in 1985, Centre International d’Antibes is now widely recognized as the top French language school for anyone wishing to learn French in France.

French courses for adults, French language camps for kids and teens, personalized short-stays for school groups, the Centre International d’Antibes offers French lessons tailored to meet the needs of any group.

Indeed, we know that coming to study French in France is a real personal investment, and we pay attention to the specific characteristics of any group.

Our programs and French language courses in France

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French courses for adults 
A range of modules (15, 23 or 27 hours a week) for students on short stays.
A special program and price including classes and accommodation for long stays.
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Language camps for kids and teens
French summer camps between March and October in Antibes, Cannes and Nice.
“Premium” French camp in Juan-les-Pins/Côte d’Azur.
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School groups
French teachers! Thinking about bringing your students to France?
Contact us for a bespoke program at negotiated prices!
LEARN FRENCH FOR school groups
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Learning French as a family 
Separate French classes for parents and/or children in shared accommodation. Classes in the morning or all day for children.  Classes or leisure time for their parents!
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Language stays for seniors
French classes in small groups, accommodation, introduction to the culture, gastronomy and landscapes of the Côte d'Azur for the over 50s.
LEARN FRENCH for seniors

What kind of people come to Antibes to learn French in France?    

2 000 adults in 2019   

Adults on short-stays of 1-5 weeks who want to learn French in France will take core classes in the morning or intensive full-day classes.

For over 5 weeks’ immersion in France: A course including tuition and accommodation at a highly competitive price.             
For seniors: A cultural program including French classes
For the whole family: French classes for parents and/or children in shared accommodation.

3000 juniors in 2019

In 2019, some 3,000 young people and their parents placed their trust in us to learn French in France; most on the Côte d’Azur in the French Riviera.
Children and teens are housed in our campus in Antibes between April and October.

The Cannes course is open this Summer.
The “Premium” course in Juan-les-Pins, open in Easter and Summer, is limited to no more than 100 students
Home-stay accommodation is available for each destination.

250 school groups in 2019

All year-round we play host to groups of school students accompanied by their French teachers. As such, we are aware of the requirements of our partner teachers, the need to offer competitive prices and comprehensive logistical support from the moment the group arrives in France.

French courses, activities and accommodation are generally customized by the teacher in liaison with our teaching department and our “hosting” service.    

Students’ reviews

“ Excellent! ”

The 2-week session I attended was excellent; course materials and instruction exceeded all expectations. Administrative process and housing was also excellent. I highly recommend!

“ Fantastic school ”

My daughter and I visited CIA to take an absolute beginners course - my 9 year old attended lessons alone, while I was in a small group. My teacher, Loic, was lots of fun but very knowledgeable, and the class was fast paced but relaxed, a perfect combination.

“ Wonderful ”

I was a student from the USA a few years ago in the 50+ class for beginners. It was wonderful with the classes and the many side trips we took. Loic was my professor and he made the classes interesting and worthwhile. The residence was comfortable and I took the bus provided by the school each day. I hope Io return for more classes in the future.

“ An unforgettable experience ”

My son and daughter stayed at the CIA in July for one week and found the experience life changing.

“ 10/10 ”

10/10 would recommend this school to top up your French for the professional world. The first day started with a comprehensive written test that had at least 10 pages. My teacher Kathy was engaging, helpful, resourceful and lots of fun! Overall an excellent teacher with an excellent teaching style that included written work, debates within the class and learning about different cultures that use the French language. Thanks to Kathy, I was able to improve my French in the 2 weeks I was there.

“ Two wonderful weeks ”

My 10 years old son Sasha has just spent two wonderful weeks at Campus Horticole in Antibes and loved it. Everything worked out perfectly, he was picked up at Nice airport upon traveling there from New York and today he was drooped off at the airport again and sent to his further travels to Croatia. He loved his French classes and loved all the trips and activities they have taken during the last two weeks. Also, he has made some great friends and cannot wait to come back next summer!

“ Fantastic ”

I've been aware of this school for a few years and I can assure you that it is fantastic. The professionalism of all those who work there is particularly notable. They are very accessible and strive to resolve all of those little problems that can come up, especially when you are accompanying a class of rowdy students.

“ My best vacation was there ”

Honestly my best vacation was there ... I met so many amazing people and learned a lot from the courses, and the dedicated teachers.

“ Great experience ”

Fantastic organisation. Thanks to Anne and the entire CIA team. We will be back next year with our group of 60 students. Everyone was very happy with the lessons, the tours and the host families.

“ Animateurs were so vital and amazing ”

The animateurs were really what helped this trip go along, with their funny jokes and humour, and their games to keep us all entertained, they were vital to making this trip as enjoyable as it was!

“ Superb ”

Great location: Antibes is a town which is open to the world while also being protected, and there's a breathtaking view from the school's terrace! But beyond that, attention is paid to everything that students need and to the educational requirements of each group. Families are located nearby, the meals provided at the school are varied and of high quality, and, as a bonus, the chef is really nice!

“ Excellent ”

A great experience with my students, who had the chance to stay with French families, take French classes in the morning and enjoy afternoons exploring Antibes and the surrounding French Riviera. I heartily recommend it!

“ Best thing I ever did for my French! ”

I followed the 4 week intensive B2 then sat the exams at the Sophia centre at end of the last week. That made actual coarse time 3 weeks and 1 day, but there was plenty of intensity to push me to the next level. One lecturer was good, one excellent, and another was the best French prof I've ever had. I'll be going back regularly to polish up!

“ A very well-organised summer camp ”

A very well-organised summer campus with professionals who make themselves accessible to the students and supervisors who are always available to help manage and sort out any situation. An international atmosphere which works very well. The teachers are well trained and motivate the French as a foreign language students.

“ The right place to learn French ”

We were part of a 50+ age group attending a two-week course in French. Classes in the morning and excursions in the afternoon. Celine and Rosa as teachers and Loïc as expedition leader. All three were truly professionals, really. The premises were top class and so was the administration

“ Real good time ”

My kids and I had a real good time at the CIA. We all learnt a lot, there was some activities that the kids did in the afternoon or evening.

“ A fantastic school ”

This is a fantastic school with great teachers. I also studied in Aix and Cannes, and this was the best. I really appreciated that it was a good blend of structured learning (I need some fire at my feet) and the guided discussions - c'etait superbe! I also enjoyed the multi-national and all-age atmosphere.

Our schools on video

Classes and residences for adult students in an exceptional setting!
Language camps for children and adolescents on the Côte d'Azur: unforgettable memories!
Marta, who came from Spain to learn French in Antibes and take the DELF exam, talks about her experience at CIA.
Our students talk about their experience in our school.
The language stay is a unique opportunity to make friends from all over the world! Some live images of the campus.
After the effort, the comfort! On the program: a day at Aquaparc d'Antibes for our youngest children aged 8-11.
Learning a language is also having fun and discovering new activities! An afternoon of initiation to sailing organized for all our junior students.

Learn French in Paris

Established in 1988, our partner-school is universally regarded as the gold standard for those wishing to learn French and live in Paris.​
The school offers courses for adults on short or long-stays and in language camps for juniors.
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Fle - Français Langue Etrangère

Our partner ACCORD-PARIS holds the FLE (French as a Foreign Language) label.

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