Summer camp for
Teenagers in Cannes
“Cannes Plus” is an immersive French language camp that includes a communication seminar
“Cannes plus” is a summer camp for 160 teens and includes an “Autonomy” module on Fridays in addition to French classes.
The camp offers activities for 12-15 year-olds and an exclusive program for 16-17 year-olds which is very popular with that age group.
For teens aged 12 to 15 and 16 to 17
After French classes: Snorkeling , a private beach, an excursion to Monaco, Aquasplash, sailing, pool games, parties on campus...and permission to leave the premises subject to parental approval. Our group leaders, who have experience of establishing a caring relationship with kids and teens but remain strict about monitoring curfews, are on-hand 24/7.
Over the last 10 years some 10,000 kids and teens have attended our language camp in Cannes.
The “Plus” course in Cannes
Teens 12-15 16-17
In Cannes students attend an immersive French language camp that includes traditional French classes and a “business game” type module. It is a pleasant experience in the Côte d’Azur sun, a stone's throw from the beaches of Cannes, a favorite meeting place for teens.
Students quickly get their bearings in this friendly town that offers both beach and cultural activities.
French classes are in the morning from 8.45 am to 12.05 pm with no more than 15 students per class.
Teachers focus on developing spoken skills so that everyone can become more confident in their ability to communicate in French.
Grammar work focuses only on the basics.
Friday mornings: 4-Hour “Autonomy” module
This incorporates role-plays akin to “business games” overseen by a teacher and group leader.
Students will be able to build on their proficiency in French outside the classroom setting.
For an additional fee:
A “Mission in France” module on Wednesday afternoons from 2pm to 5.45 pm.
Students meet local people accompanied by the teacher and a group leader and produce a report in the form of a video, audio or oral presentation.
There are no lessons on the first Monday. You will take a test of written and oral French in the morning to assess your language level and assign you to a class.
A stone's throw from the beaches of la Croisette, students are housed on the CARNOT campus, a 10 minute walk from the town center and sandy beaches.
The Carnot Campus is actually a high school listed as a historic monument by the heritage department of the French administration. The campus is a fully-equipped living quarters that hosts around 200 students in a secure setting.
On-site: Classrooms, accommodation, large self-service restaurant, mobile pool, outdoor sports pitches and accommodation in twin rooms with one bathroom for every two bedrooms.
In addition there are plenty of little spots where anyone can find their own oasis of peace and quiet.
For a fully immersive experience, in Summer 13-15 year-olds can opt to stay with one of our host families instead.
Activities, excursions, safety, transfers
For 16-17 year-olds:
A day of “Exploration” at the weekend in either Monaco, Nice or at Aquasplash, an Adrenaline-fueled afternoon at Laser Quest, Jump XL or a tree-top park, an afternoon of fun spent snorkeling, at a private beach or sailing.
In the evening: Movie/McDonalds or beach/pizza and games, shows, a disco night on campus.
For 12-15 year-olds:
An “Exploration” day at the weekend in Nice, Monaco or at Aquasplash, a half-day excursion either in Antibes or at a tree-top park or the Lerin islands and an afternoon of sport or sailing.
In the evening: Games, shows, disco night, BBQ with Just Dance/karaoke, night club on campus.
Group leaders are on-hand 24/7 and sleep on-site, whilst night wardens start their shift at 7.30 pm.
Transfers to Nice Airport are included.
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A day at the International Antibes Center in Cannes
Find out more about the “Plus” course in Cannes
Choosing Cannes means choosing a comprehensive language camp that combines French theory with practical application through role-play modules. Through these modules, teens will work towards a shared objective in addition to learning French. As such, they will have been given a pretext for talking with the local population and be removed from the protective environment of the classroom. They will become aware of their ability to speak French and bring projects to completion using only their thinking and French language skills.
As such they will become more confident in their ability to conduct useful conversations in daily life.
The Cannes “Plus” course also includes Summer activities which will enable students to have an unforgettable vacation in the Côte d’Azur sun: From morning to evening, students are looked after and supervised by our activities team. Every afternoon, students take part in a program of activities and excursions through which they are also given the opportunity to practice and improve their language skills.
At the end of the day, students aged 13 and over can have free time to go to the beach or go shopping until 7.30 pm just before returning for dinner on campus. 16 and 17 year-olds are allowed to go out until 10 pm on Monday to Thursday and up to 1 am on Friday and Saturday evenings subject to parental permission. Accommodation is available for all age groups and with host families for 13-15 year-olds only.
The Summer program is also available without accommodation for day students.