LEARN French in Nice with idiom

Idiom, a private and independent school, is the ideal setting to learn French in Nice.

Put the odds on your favour and be sure to succeed in your French training by entrusting it to our school. Idiom guarantees you the best quality thanks to small classes of 3 or 7 participants on average. In addition, Idiom welcomes only adults, so you won’t find yourself in a classroom with teenagers. Idiom meets the demands of today’s life by offering  a maximum flexibility: you choose the date, the duration, the number of lessons and the course content. You can even choose to attend your lessons on spot, in Nice, or from home by booking online courses.

Discover our course packages below:

General French group courses

Small group courses for adults

Semi Intensive Course - SIC
  • Semi intensive group course for adults, focused on General French for everyday life
  • 7 participants on average (10 participants maximum)
  • 20 lessons of 45 minutes per week (that means 15 hours of class)
  • 2 course units per day: vocabulary + grammar or grammar + communication
  • Course from Monday to Friday: from 8:00 to 11:15  or from 9:45 to 13:00
  • Courses start every Monday, except for students with elementary level (A1). Complete beginners are not accepted.

  • Duration of course: at your choice (minimum 2 weeks recommended)
  • Price per week : 285 € excl VAT / 342 € incl VAT
  • Additional private lessons can be booked in the afternoons (PAL, PAL10, PAL20, LUNCH).

The most important advantages:

 Few participants, thus much time for every one to talk.

A semi intensive course, thus remarkable progress but much free time to enjoy Nice and the region. 

 A course where speaking and writing are equalised and where you will work in a friendly and eager learning atmosphere amongst adults.

I choose this course because :

« I am looking for a high quality French course but at a reasonable price. I choose this course because the small number of participants makes it possible for me to talk a lot and I know that I won’t be amongst teenagers. After the course I will have plenty of time to enjoy Nice and the region. »

Intensive Course - INT
  •  Intensive group course for adults, focused on General French for everyday lifeFrench group course
  • 7 participants on average (10 participants maximum)
  • 30 lessons of 45 minutes per week (that means 22,5 hours of class)
  • 3 course units per day : vocabulary + grammar + communication
  • Course from 8:00 to 13:00 from Monday to Friday
  • Courses start every Monday, except for students with elementary level (A1). Complete beginners are not accepted. 
  • Duration of course: at your choice (minimum 2 weeks recommended)
  • Price per week : 410 € excl VAT / 492 € incl VAT
  • Additional private lessons can be booked in the afternoons (PAL, PAL10, PAL20, LUNCH).

The most important advantages :

 Few participants, thus a lot of time for every one to talk.

 An intensive course, thus fast progress in a short time.

 A complete and very structured course to learn written and oral French in a friendly but eager learning atmosphere amongst adults.

I choose this course because :

« I want an intensive French course to progress rapidly in learning French. Most of all I want to make progress in talking but I know that therefore I have to learn all the fields of the language. The advantage is that I can start whenever I want and that I can define the duration of the course. Above all I want to be together with a small number of other students in my course and not amongst teenagers. »

Executive Course (mini group) - EXEC
  • Intensive course in a mini group, focused on General French for everyday life
  • 3 participants on average (maximum 4 participants)
  • 30 lessons of 45 minutes per week (that means 22, 5 hours of class)
  • 3 course units per day: vocabulary + grammar + communication
  • Course from 8:00 to 13:00 from Monday to Friday
  • Courses start every Monday, except for students with elementary level (A1).  Complete beginners are not accepted.
  • Duration of course: at your choice
  • Price per week : 820 € excl VAT / 984 € incl VAT
  • Additional private lessons can be booked in the afternoons (PAL, PAL10, PAL20, LUNCH).

The most important advantages:

 Mini group means that you will talk a lot with your teacher and the other students.

A very intensive course thus rapid progress in a short time for very busy people

 A complete and very structured course to learn oral and written French in a friendly but also in an eager learning atmosphere amongst adults.

I choose this course because :

« I want a very intensive French course since I only have little time to improve my French. I want to talk a lot and therefore I choose the mini group. It is guaranteed that I will be together with very motivated participants. Furthermore, I would like to decide the starting date and the duration of the course. »

Specialised Group Courses

Courses with specific contents according to your needs

Abitur exam preparation – ABI / MAT
  • Intensive preparation course for the French Abitur / Matura exam for students from Germany, Switzerland, Austria or Liechtenstein
  • 6 participants on average (12 participants maximum)
  • Age of participants : in 12 th grade
  • 30 lessons of 45 minutes per week (that means 22,5 hours of class)
  • 3 course units per day: vocabulary + grammar + communication, literature, French civilisation
  • Course from 8:00 to 13:00 from Monday to Friday
  • Excursions : 2 afternoons per week (visit of the old town, of museums, trips to Monaco or Cannes, tasting of local specialities…)
  • Courses start: 11/04, 18/07, 01/08, 15/08 and 17/10/2022
  • Duration of course : 2 weeks
  • Price per week : 430 € excl VAT / 516 € incl VAT
  • Additional private lessons can be booked in the afternoons (PAL, PAL10, PAL20).

The most important advantages :

 Few participants, thus much time for every one to talk.

 A very intensive course that allows to repeat all necessary knowledge for the exam and to improve the skills.

 The afternoon activities and trips are all accompanied by a teacher, and made in French!

I choose this course because :

«I will soon take the ABITUR / MATURA exam and I would like to improve my French, repeat all important and difficult grammar topics, have an overview on the French literature and I want to talk a lot - all this will be corrected by a French native speaker. I know that I get intensive and high quality lessons at IDIOM, that the atmosphere is friendly and easygoing and that I can profit from free time activities at no or very low charge. »

55+ programme
  • Semi intensive group course focused on General French and activity programme for adults over 55
  • 7 participants on average (10 participants maximum) in the French course
  • Age of participants : at least 55 years
  • 20 lessons of 45 minutes per week (that means 15 hours of class)
  • 2 course units per day : grammar + communication
  • Course from 9:45 to 13:00 from Monday to Friday
  • Excursions : 4 afternoons per week (visit of the old town, of museums, trips to Monaco and Cannes, tasting of local specialities...)
  • Courses start : 25/04, 13/06, 05/09 and 03/10/2022 for all levels except for complete beginners.
  • Course duration : 2 weeks
  • Price per week : 370 € excl VAT / 444 € incl VAT

The most important advantages:

 Few participants, thus much time for every one to talk.

 A semi intensive course to learn how to communicate in everyday life situations.

 Activities and trips to visit art museums, discover the old town of Nice, the wonderful villages and the region or to cook a regional speciality….the activities are made in French by our teachers.

I choose this course because :

«I am looking for a serious French course for adults only and a course that is not too intensive. In the afternoon I want to make trips with people of my age and I want to discover the beauty of Nice and its region. »

Exam preparation course – EPC 30 lessons
  • Specialised combined course : Individual course + group course + self study
  • Intensive preparation course for exams such as DELF, DALF, DFP
  • 20 lessons of 45 minutes per week (that means 7, 5 hours  individual lesson and 7,5 hours group course) + 7,5 hours self study / guided homework on mock exams)
  • 2 course units per day (Exam preparation in individual course and one group course) + 1 unit self study
  • Timetable: from 8:00 to 13:00 or from 9:45 to 15:15.
  • Courses start : every Monday
  • Duration : at your choice (minimum 4 weeks recommended)
  • Price per week : 645 € excl VAT / 774 € incl VAT
  • 2022 Exam dates for the DELF A1, A2, B1, B2: 19th – 20th January, 16th – 17th February, 23rd - 24th March, 18th - 19th May, 22nd - 23rd June, 27th - 28th July, 24th – 25th August, 12th - 13th October, 16th - 17th November, 7th - 8th December.

The most important advantages:

 The daily individual courses allow a personalized exam preparation.

 A combined programme, intensive and fast.

 Possibility to prepare any one of the following exams : DELF (A1, A2, B1, B2), DALF (C1 or C2), TCF (Test de Connaissance du Français), DFP (Diplome de Français Professionnel) and to take them during your stay in Nice in a nearby centre or in your home country.

I choose this course because :

« I am looking for a French course that prepares me efficiently for officially recognised diplomas, as it is an advantage for my professional career. »

Exam preparation course – EPC 40 lessons
  • Specialised combined course : Individual course + group course + self study
  • Intensive preparation course for exams such as DELF, DALF, DFP
  • 30 lessons of 45 minutes per week (that means 7,5 hours individual course and 15 hours group course) + 7,5 hours self study (guided homework on mock exams)
  • 3 course units per day (Exam preparation in individual course and vocabulary, grammar  or communication in group course) + 1 unit self study
  • Timetable: from 8:00 to 15:15
  • Courses start : every Monday
  • Duration: at your choice (minimum 4 weeks recommended)
  • Price per week : 765 € excl VAT / 918 € incl VAT
  • 2022 Exam dates for the DELF A1, A2, B1, B2: 19th – 20th January, 16th – 17th February, 23rd - 24th March, 18th - 19th May, 22nd - 23rd June, 27th - 28th July, 24th – 25th August, 12th - 13th October, 16th - 17th November, 7th - 8th December.

The most important advantages :

The daily individual courses allow a personalized exam preparation.

 A combined programme, intensive and fast.

 Possibility to prepare any one of the following exams : DELF (A1, A2, B1, B2), DALF (C1 or C2), TCF (Test de Connaissance du Français), DFP (Diplome de Français Professionnel) and to take them during your stay in Nice in a nearby centre or in your home country.

I choose this course because :

« I am looking for a French course that prepares me efficiently for officially recognised diplomas, as it is an advantage for my professional career. »

Business French course - BUS
  • Specialised group course, in addition to a morning general group course
  • Business French
  • 3 participants average  (5 participants maximum)
  • Age of participants :  21 minimum
  • 6 lessons of 45 minutes per week (that means  4,5 hours per week)
  • Lessons from 13 :45 to 15 :15, three times per week (3 x 90 minutes)
  • Duration : 2 weeks
  • Minimum level: B1 (intermediate)
  • Course content : company life and organisation, commercial correspondence and phone calls,   meetings, sales…
  • Course starting dates : 31/01, 28/02, 28/03, 02/05, 20/06, 18/07, 22/08, 26/09, 14/11, 05/12/2022.
  • Price per week : 180 € excl VAT / 216 € incl VAT 

The most important advantages:

A small group that allows active participation
A broad content, adapted to everyone, whatever their professional background. 
The combination of a General French group course and this Business course is the ideal formula  to improve your French and feel comfortable in all everyday and professional contexts.  

I choose this course because :

«I learn General French in the morning, but I would also like to be able to communicate in business life situations, with French customers, suppliers and colleagues.»

French for teachers – FFT
  • Intensive group course for  French teachers (level B2 minimum)
  • 4 participants on average (10 participants maximum)
  • Age of participants : at least 23 years
  • 30 lessons of 45 minutes per week (that means 22,5 hours of class)
  • 3 course units per day : vocabulary + grammar + communication / French culture/ didactic workshops
  • 3 different teachers for these 3 units
  • Course from 8:00 to 13:00 from Monday to Friday
  • Courses start : 25/07 and 08/08/2022
  • Course duration : 2 weeks
  • Price per week : 420 € excl VAT / 504 € incl VAT

The most important advantages :

 Few number of participants, thus much time for every one to talk and to ask questions.

 All necessary elements to make your French class more attractive and efficient.

 A very structured course that offers an overview on the cultural, sociological and current economic situation of France, an overall picture of the latest teaching methods and materials as well as a repetition of the most important grammar points.

I choose this course because :

« I am a French teacher and would like to get up to date information about France, get acquainted with the latest teaching materials and share my experience with other French teachers. »

Language trip for school groups

You are a French teacher and you want to offer an immersive experience on the French Riviera to your students?

We organize year round French courses for closed school groups.

Students are divided into small groups (maximum 12 per class) of homogeneous level (on line test to be done at least 2 weeks beforehand). Our teachers work out a pedagogical programme in accordance with their specific needs and in collaboration with the accompanying teachers. This course concentrates on oral skills but also allows to deepen already acquired knowledge of French grammar and everyday life vocabulary.

We offer different options, from 20 to 30 lessons per week and a wide range of activities and excursions to discover Nice and the surrounding area, for example a guided tour of Nice, trip to Monaco, Cannes or Antibes and its famous Picasso museum…  Those activities are accompanied by one of our teachers. Idiom will also help you to organize other supplementary activities (non accompanied by a school member) such as evening in a restaurant or bowling, sportive activities (sailing, diving...)

Students are accommodated in carefully selected host families (in double or triple rooms), with half-board (breakfast and dinner with the host family) or full-board (breakfast, packed lunch, dinner with the host family).

Contact us for a personalized quotation depending on the number of participants and the requested number of lessons and activities.

Individual Courses

Private lessons for intensive learning

Individual Course – IND 20 lessons
  • Individual course
  • Intensive French course for general or professional French (all levels)
  • 20 lessons of 45 minutes per week (that means 15 hours of class)
  • 2 course units per day : grammar + vocabulary / communication (possibility to change this arrangement if you wish)
  • course from 8:00 to 11:15 or from 9:45 to 13:00 from Monday to Friday
  • Start of the course every Monday
  • Duration of the course : at your choice
  • Price per week : 1.060€ excl VAT / 1.272 € incl VAT

The most important advantages  :

 This course offers the highest flexibility : creation of a personal programme and possibility to start every Monday (even for beginners or people with elementary level).

 The course is entirely adapted to your needs : general French, business French, vocabulary and conversation related to your job etc.

 A very intensive course where you will be constantly guided by your teachers, you will rapidly achieve success in the desired topics (reading and listening comprehension, oral and written expression).

I choose this course because :

«I want a French course that is made to measure for me. I want to make rapid progress and learn exactly the things that I am interested in for example the professional documents I have brought along. I appreciate having a course that perfectly fits my working rhythm, my level and my expectations.»

Individual Course – IND 30 lessons
  • Individual course
  • Intensive French course for general or professional French (all levels)
  • 30 lessons of 45 minutes per week (that means 22, 5 hours of class)
  • 3 course units per day : vocabulary + grammar + communication (possibility to change this arrangement if you wish)
  • Course from 8:00 to 13:00 from Monday to Friday
  • Course starts every Monday
  • Duration of the course : at your choice
  • Price per week : 1.530 € excl VAT / 1.836 € incl VAT

The most important advantages  :

 This course offers the highest flexibility : creation of a personal programme and possibility to start every Monday (even for beginners or people with elementary level).

 The course is entirely adapted to your needs : general French, business French, vocabulary and conversation related to your job etc.

 A very intensive course where you will be constantly guided by your teachers, you will rapidly achieve success in the desired topics (reading and listening comprehension, oral and written expression).

I choose this course because  :

« I want a French course that is made to measure for me. I want to make rapid progress and learn exactly the things that I am interested in for example the professional documents I have brought along. I appreciate having a course that perfectly fits my working rhythm, my level and my expectations. 
I want 30 individual lessons per week because I wish to progress notably in a very short time. »

Individual Course – IND 40 lessons
  • Individual course
  • Intensive French course for general or professional French (all levels)
  • 40 lessons of 45 minutes per week (that means 30 hours of class)
  • 4 course units per day : vocabulary + grammar + communication + one course with contents to be fixed with you depending on your needs
  • Course from 8:00 to 15:15 from Monday to Friday
  • Course starts every Monday
  • Duration of the course : at your choice
  • Price per week : 1.930 € excl VAT / 2.316 € incl VAT

The most important advantages:

 This course offers the highest flexibility : creation of a personal programme and possibility to start every Monday (even for beginners or people with elementary level).

 The course is entirely adapted to your needs : general French, business French, vocabulary and conversation related to your job etc. 

 A very intensive course where you will be constantly guided by your teachers, you will rapidly achieve success in the desired topics (reading and listening comprehension, oral and written expression).

I choose this course because  :

« I want a French course that is made to measure for me. I want to make rapid progress and learn exactly the things that I am interested in for example the professional documents I have brought along. I appreciate having a course that perfectly fits my working rhythm, my level and my expectations. 
I know that 40 individual lessons per week demand intensive work from me. However, I am very busy and I want to progress enormously in a very short time.»

Individual Course – IND 50 lessons
  • Individual course
  • Intensive French course for general or professional French (all levels)
  • 50 lessons of 45 minutes per week (that means 37, 5 hours of class)
  • 5 course units per day : vocabulary + grammar + communication + 2 courses with contents to be fixed with you depending on your needs
  • Course from 8:00 to 17:00 from Monday to Friday
  • Course starts every Monday
  • Duration of course : at your choice
  • Price per week : 2.340 € excl VAT / 2.808 € incl VAT

The most important advantages  :

 This course offers the highest flexibility : creation of a personal programme and possibility to start every Monday (even for beginners or people with elementary level).

 The course is entirely adapted to your needs : general French, business French, vocabulary and conversation related to your job etc. 

 A very intensive course where you will be constantly guided by your teachers, you will rapidly achieve success in the desired topics (reading and listening comprehension, oral and written expression).

I choose this course because  :

« I want a French course that is made to measure for me. I want to make rapid progress and learn exactly the things that I am interested in for example the professional documents I have brought along. I appreciate having a course that perfectly fits my working rhythm, my level and my expectations. 
I know that 50 individual lessons per week demand intensive work from me. However, I am very busy and I want to progress enormously in a very short time. »

Private lessons in addition to a group course - PAL
  • Individual course in the afternoon, preceded by a main course in the morning
  • Personnalised content depending on your needs
  • You can choose the number of private lessons:
  • PAL2 : 1 course of 90 minutes / one afternoon per week, from 13:45 to 15:15 or from 15:30 to 17:00
  • PAL4 : 2 courses of 90 minutes / two afternoons per week from 13:45 to 15:15 or from 15:30 to 17:00
  • PAL6 : 3 courses of 90 minutes / three afternoons per week from 13:45 to 15:15
  • PAL8 : 4 courses of 90 minutes / four afternoons per week from 13:45 to 15:15
  • PAL10 : 5 courses of 90 minutes per week /every afternoon from 13:45 to 15:15
  • PAL20 : 10 courses of 90 minutes per week / every afternoon from 13:45 to 17:00

I choose this course because  :

« I have chosen a French group course in the morning and I would like further individual lessons in the afternoon. In the morning I learn general French in a pleasant atmosphere and in the afternoon I would like to study exactly what I am interested in for example to go through my own personal and professional files »

 excl VATincl VAT
PAL2105 €126 €
PAL4205 €246 €
PAL6305 €366 €
PAL8405 €486 €
PAL10490 €588 €
PAL20950 €1140 €

 

The most important advantages  :

The combination of the group courses (INT, EXEC, SIC, FFT, ABI/MAT or SP) and the individual courses is an excellent method to profit from the dynamics of a group and a "made to measure" individual programme.

The course is entirely adapted to your needs : oral expression, business French, vocabulary and conversation etc. that are associated with your job.

A very intensive course where you are always sollicited by your teacher. Rapid progress will be made in the desired fields (oral and written expression, reading and listening comprehension etc…).

Lunch and small talk with a teacher - LUNCH

In addition to your course you may also have lunch with one of your teachers. These discussions with your teacher will be a relaxing moment but will also prepare you for your professional lunches in French. The meals take place in a restaurant near school and consist of a main dish, a dessert, a glass of wine and coffee.

For further information, price or quotation: contact us

Online Courses

Online courses, personalized according to your objectives

Individual online lessons - @IND

Make the most of your online training by taking private lessons: It is the guarantee that the course will
perfectly fit your schedule, level and requirements. The course content is completely adapted to your special,
personal or professional needs: general French, business French related to your job, oral skills... You create
your own program with your private teacher!

  • 5 lessons : 250€ HT
  • 10 lessons : 475€ HT
  • 15 lessons: 700€ HT
  • 20 lessons: 900€ HT

(1 lesson = 45 minutes)

Closed group lessons - @GROUP

You want to take French lessons with your family, your colleagues or a few friends? Idiom can organize a
group course just for you! This "closed group" course is designed for people with the same level in French
and the same learning objectives. We recommend a maximum of 4 participants per group to ensure a
teaching quality and an active participation of each one.

  • 5 lessons : 135 €
  • 10 lessons : 260 €
  • 15 lessons : 380 €
  • 20 lessons : 500 €

(Price per person / 1 lesson = 45 minutes)

Indivual lessons and tutorial - @TUTO

This package combines a weekly lesson of 45 min face to face with your teacher and a personalized tutorial.
Everyday you will receive exercises adapted to your level and your needs (oral or written comprehension,
grammar or vocabulary test...). Your teacher will correct it and send you a report to point out your strenghts
and weaknesses.
This programme will make you work on all four competences : speaking (during your weekly private lesson),
writing, reading and listening. Forget the textbooks, our French teachers will share with you original tailormade
exercices. It's also a great way to keep on improving after your stay with us !


Approx. 1h30 tutorial per day (guided homework) + 1 private lesson of 45 min per week : 75€/week

(+ 50€ per additional private lesson of 45 min if you wish to have more than one face-to-face session)

DELF/DALF preparation course - @EPC

You need to take the DELF/DALF exam in order to obtain a French diploma? Take advantage of our expertise!
Idiom has a 100% sucess in DELF exams!
Prepare your exam with a certified school and take it in your own country. This course is a combination of
daily private lessons, for a personalized exam preparation, and tutorial (guided homework) with mock exams
prepared and followed by your teacher. You will work on the 4 parts of the exam: speaking, writing, reading
and listening with the advice and feedback of a qualified teacher.

1h30 private lessons per day + 1h30 tutorial per day (guided homework) : 550€/week

French for High School students - @SCHOOL

You are in high school and you need help to improve or practice your French? You would like to prepare for
your final school exam such as Abitur, Matura, A-Level, Esabac...? Benefit from the expertise of our teachers!
With the support of our team, you will refresh all necessary points of grammar, vocabulary and literature as
well as French civilization topics. Two options:

1 ) Intensive course : take advantage of your holidays to work on your French! This 2 weeks programme
is designed to help you with the requirements of the French exam in your country. It includes 1h30 of
private lessons per day and daily homework prepared and followed by your teacher.
Duration: 2 weeks
1h30 private lessons per day + homework : 520€/week


2 ) After school programme / academic support: once a week, your personal teacher will help you to
revise and go further into your French lessons. You will consolidate your knowledge by practicing
your oral skills in accordance with topics discussed in class and get support with your homework.
This programme is ideal for those in need of a weekly follow-up.
Duration: minimum 8 weeks
1h30 private lessons per week : 80€/week

Business Emergency - @EMERGENCY

Feel comfortable and confident in all situations of your professional life: You have a last minute important
business appointment in French? A job interview where you fear to be tested in French? You have to lead a
meeting or to do an oral presentation in French? We can make it happen!

This innovative programme is designed to put all the odds in your favor even on a short notice. Indeed Idiom
guarantees your “business emergency” session within 48 hours after booking.
After being informed of your needs, one of our teachers specialized in teaching Business French will help
you to prepare yourself during a 45 minutes face-to-face lesson. Following the lesson, you will receive a
personalized report with all key expressions and vocabulary related to your specific situation.

Requirement: In order to give you the best support during your lesson, we need to receive a detailed
presentation of your needs minimum 24 hours before the online session (goals, topics you need to practice,
field of expertise…). Level B1 minimum.


a 45 minutes session organized within 48 hours after booking + a detailed and personalized report : 150 €

(+ 50€ per additional private session of 45 min if you wish to have more time)

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