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The Schools

Our courses take place in one of our two schools :

« Le Château » school : This is our main school where most of our courses are taught.

« Le Port » school : Has been welcoming students since 2002 whenever « Le Château » school is at maximum capacity.

Assignment to a school : Students will be notified at their arrival of which school they will be attending.

« Le Château » school – A school and a restaurant in an amazing location.

The Château School
« Le Château » is a provencal house surrounded by flowered gardens and set in a calm environment, only a few minutes walk from the beaches and the center of Antibes.

Location

  • 800m from the city center and shops
  • 1km from the Antibes train station
  • 1,5km from the beach

The Premises

  • 22 indoor classrooms and 4 outdoor classrooms
  • Self service restaurant open from Monday to Friday
  • Cyber space
  • Library
  • WI-FI
  • Vending machines

« Le Port » school – In the heart of the pedestrian zone and only 30m from the harbor

...In the heart of the pedestrian zone of Antibes

Since 2002, our second school has been welcoming students whenever the « Le Château » school reaches its maximum capacity.

The school is well located, in the heart of the pedestrian zone, away from the noisy areas at only 30m from the harbor.

Location

  • In the city center and shops
  • 500m from the Antibes train station
  • 200m from the beach

The Premises

  • Bright and pleasant classrooms
  • On the 1st floor of a beautiful house of the old city
  • 7 classrooms
  • A small cyber space
  • Soft drinks and snacks dispensers

Notes

Students welcomed in the « Le Port » school can have their lunches in the many nearby restaurants (8 to 15€), or get take away meals from cafes (4 to 6€).

 

Student life

The first day

There is no class on the first day, this day is dedicated to the presentation of our school and our team, a placement test and a tour of Antibes.

  • Welcome of new students. Introduction of our school and team and information about the stay.
    Meeting time : 9:15am at the « Le Château » school
  • Test of written and oral French to evaluate each student’s level. This allows us to place students into groups by level of ability.
    At the « Le Château » school
  • A guided tour of Antibes to discover the city and its attractions
    Meeting time : 2 pm at the « Le Château » school
  • The levels we offer are set according to Common European framework for languages, except for complete beginners.

The Student Card

CIA student cards offer many advantages and discounts (museums, cinemas, theaters, restaurants, sport activities, taxis…). The full list is provided on arrival.

The Student Guide

A small book full of useful information. It will be given to the students upon their arrival and it provides plenty of practical information about the school’s organization and life as a student.

The Certificate

At the end of their stay, students receive a « French language certificate » which certifies their education and skills. This certificate includes :

  • The level reached at the end of his stay.
  • A percentage evaluation of the students’ assiduity.
  • Teachers’ remarks and notes.

Teaching method

An adapted teaching program by a team of confirmed teachers

  • Confirmed teachers, specialized in French as a foreign language (FLE).
  • Possessing the required qualifications for high quality teaching.
  • Adept at creating a conductive climate that allows confidence and real progress.
  • An attractive teaching program in a friendly, relaxed and motivating atmosphere.

A class

Equipment in our schools

  • TV sets, CD, VCR and DVD players, tape recorders and video cameras.
  • Cyber space.
  • Multimedia library with hundreds of documents.
  • Library.

Teaching resources and documents

  • Centre International d’Antibes’ grammatical guide developed by our teaching team is given to each student.
  • Our teaching resources are mostly composed of documents of French daily and professional life : press reviews, audio and video documents, advertisements, pictures, paintings from different periods, comics, movies and book extracts, video clips and actual French songs…
  • Teaching activities sometimes involve on the study of French and French-speaking websites.

Teaching follow-up

  • Small groups allow teachers to develop an appropriate curriculum and be responsive to each individual’s needs no matter how long the program is.
  • Every four weeks, each student is offered an overall evaluation, consisting of constructive advice to help them progress yet further.
  • For students preparing for a DELF exam, a mock examination is held approximately every 3 weeks, simulating real examination conditions. These ensure regular updates on the students’ progress.
  • From our perspective, we want to monitor the development of our program by asking students to fill out a questionnaire to evaluate each aspect of their stay.

Official recognitions

Our teachers (FLE)

  • All of our teachers are university graduates.
  • They have been selected according to their qualifications, experience and interpersonal skills.
  • Passionate about their work, they enable individual students to progress at their own pace in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Our quality accreditations

  • Label Qualité FLE
  • Member of EAQUALS
  • Member of Souffle
  • CSN Accredited (Sweden)
  • BILDUNGSURLAUB (Hamburg, Niedersachsischen and Schleswig-Holstein)

Delf examination success rate

  • 2010 – 96%
  • 2011 – 95%
  • 2012 – 97%
  • 2013 – 97%
  • 2014 – 97%
  • 2015 – 98%

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