French courses for school groups

  • Open to all French levels up to B2.
  • Recommendation: Maximum of 15 students per class of levels set in advance by the French teacher applying for teaching practice.
  • Minimum 16 hours of courses (4 mornings) per week for a significant strengthening of linguistic skills and so that our teachers can assess the output level of each student, according to the criteria of the CEFR (Common European Framework for Languages) included in our certificate of studies.

Classes are held from 8:30 to 10:30 - 30 minute break - and from 11am to 12.30pm. Their content is developed in close collaboration with the French teacher of the students' country of origin, who knows their language level, their achievements and shortcomings.
Our courses also provide an introduction to the natural and cultural heritage of the French Riviera. They prepare afternoon excursions. These excursions act as an immersion in the language

Our courses are complementary to yours

At the CMEF, to complete your academic programme of French courses, we take over with an intensive 16 to 20 hours a week (or more). 
The goal is to stimulate your students to put what they have learned with you into practice - mainly oral - in order to develop their skills.
We will ask you ahead of time, using a questionnaire provided for this purpose, to specify the level and needs of your students, to enable us to adapt the objectives and content of our curricula.

You can also request a programme based on the following educational areas:

  1. Preparation for French exams and tests
  2. Approach to French language used in Non-Linguistic Disciplines
  3. Ludic and creative activities

Preparation for French exams and tests

  • Preparation for A1, A2, B1 and B2 levels of school DELF.
  • Preparation and running of TCF tests (Test de Connaissance du Français, Knowledge of French Language Test). Please contact us if you would like to book a test date.
  • Our courses are also an aid to the preparation of French tests to be sat at the end of the year or of the school cycle, the preparation of the Advanced Placement (AP College Board) and IB « French language ».

Approach to French language used in Non-Linguistic Disciplines

DNL exploitées en français, ou thématiques précises : art, histoire, sciences de la vie et de la terre, tourisme.
Topic example
: the issue of sustainable development in France and at the Côte d'Azur: lexical and semantic field, situation, problems and solutions.
After-lunch on-site practical visits : teaching and scientific workshops at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, at the SOS Grand Bleu organization of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat with a slide show presentation and the possibility of making an observational trip on an ancient sailing boat with an introduction to lateen sail.
With specialised classes, such as those of the ESABAC in Italy, that teach subjects in French during the school year, our aim is to widen vocabulary and increase comprehension skills in these subjects, without losing sight of the communicative objective of a stay at CMEF.

Ludic and creative activities

Making the students dive into a world where their imagination will be especially boosted. Reinvesting their knowledge, consolidating what they have learned through games, simulations, and creative expression.

  • French songs
  • Poetic writing
  • Communicative rally
  • Theatre activities