Learn French In France, on the French Riviera
preparatory course

European relations course Adults

30 lessons of 45 minutes a week

Since 2010, the Centre International d’Antibes has played host to representatives and officials from the European Union as part of their continuous professional development. The Centre International d’Antibes also trains future diplomats from the German Federal Republic's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The course has a minimum requirement of level B1 of the CEFRL and its content is aimed at representatives, European diplomats, officials from the European Union and Council of Europe as well as officials from other international institutions (EPO, CJEU, NATO, Frontex etc.) These classes are also aimed at lawyers from European institutions, international lawyers etc.

Morning timetable

Monday to Friday, 9 am to 12.20 pm (including a 20-minute break)
Morning classes are aimed at improving language proficiency including developing the grammatical skills appropriate to the group's level.
The course also includes work on documents and work-related situations linked to European issues as well as general work on comprehension and expression skills. All tasks are part of an interactive approach that is engaging for the learner.

Afternoon timetable

Monday to Friday, 2 pm to 4 pm (including a 15-minute break)
Afternoon classes mainly involve speaking practice with a focus on the grammar and vocabulary covered in the morning. Issues connected to the French-speaking world, the European Union and its institutions are studied as well as international relations.
Intercultural analysis (politics, history etc.) and activities related to French and European political life are also among the topics regularly covered. Durant ces activités qui se veulent à la fois variées et vivantes (débats, simulations globales, exposés,…),différents outils seront utilisés (vidéoprojecteur,…) ainsi que des supports adaptés(internet, articles de presse, textes de lois, vidéos, documents écrits et sonores authentiques…)For these activities, which are intended to be both varied and lively (debates, international scenarios, presentations etc.), various tools will be used (video projector etc.) as well as appropriate materials (internet, press articles, legal texts, videos, authentic written and audio documents etc.).
Level: advanced (B1)
Class size: 4 students max.
Course start dates: specific (see below)

2 weeks 

Per week



The training is intended for Members of Parliament, European diplomats, European Union officials...

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: May 01 | May 05 | May 05 | July 14 | Aug 15 | Nov 01 | Nov 11

• Christmas break: 2020/2021: Dec 19 - Jan 01; 2021/2022: Dec 17 -  Jan 03

• Special dates for this course:  Jan 23 | Avr 24 | May 22 | June 19 | July 03 | Aug 21 | Sep 25 |Oct 23

Why choose the european relations course at the Centre International d'Antibes?

European relations classes tailored to the needs of European officials and with small class sizes (maximum of 4 students per class), thus promoting effective student participation.
A specialist course that enables students to communicate more confidently in real-life situations (meetings, public speaking, general conversation with French-speakers, debates etc.)
Course chosen by European officials (political leaders, lawyers, interpreters etc.) but also by those studying political sciences or international relations.
An interactive and task-based approach tailored to the language needs of each learner within the framework of the CEFRL.
Track record of accommodating and training European officials.
A trained teaching department offering regular monitoring and targeted remedial work.

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