French school in Aix en Provence: IS Institut international de langue

From 725.- EUR
approx 647.- GBP
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Key points

  • Magnificent region, close to the sea and mountains
  • Combined French courses, with a large variety of options
  • Exciting extracurricular activities

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
DELF (DELF)
School size
M
Accommodation
Host family
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
18 years
Average age
40 years
Nationality mix
Switzerland, Germany, United States, etc..
ratings
19 authentic opinions

Key points

  • Magnificent region, close to the sea and mountains
  • Combined French courses, with a large variety of options
  • Exciting extracurricular activities

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
DELF (DELF)
School size
M
Accommodation
Host family
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
18 years
Average age
40 years
Nationality mix
Switzerland, Germany, United States, etc..
ratings
19 authentic opinions

Located close to a pleasant park, our partner school is set in a beautiful period building called “Le Vieux Lavoir”, which combines the charm of the ancient with the comfort of the new. The 16 air-conditioned classrooms are spread over 3 floors and provide a perfect setting for lively and interactive French classes. There is a multimedia resource centre and students will enjoy two sunny terraces and a green garden with a lovely pond. The city centre of Aix-en-Provence is at walking distance and two bus lines serve the school, with the bus stop right in front of the entrance.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Welcome activity
  • Use of study centre
  • Optional language workshops
  • Diploma or Certificate
  • Activity programme
  • Level and needs assessment
  • Welcome activity
  • Use of study centre
  • Diploma or Certificate

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 2 - 10 week(s)
2 week(s) - From EUR 725.-
(about GBP 643.-)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
2 - 10 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-10:30 + 11:00-12:30 + 14:00-15:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
2
725
1229
3
1050
1806
4
1375
2383
6
1815
3327
8
2235
4251
10
2775
5075
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
08.01 / 19.03 / 14.05 / 11.06 / 09.07 / 06.08 / 03.09 / 15.10.2018
Starting dates
08.01 / 22.01 / 05.02 / 19.02 / 05.03 / 19.03 / 03.04 / 16.04 / 30.04 / 14.05 / 28.05 / 11.06 / 25.06 / 09.07 / 23.07 / 06.08 / 20.08 / 03.09 / 17.09 / 01.10 / 15.10 / 29.10 / 12.11 / 26.11 / 10.12.2018
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2018
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Standard course long terme

Upper elementary to Intermediate, 8 / 16 / 24 week(s)
8 week(s) - From EUR 1835.-
(about GBP 1627.-)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
8 / 16 / 24 week(s)
Levels
Upper elementary to Intermediate
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-10:30 + 11:00-12:30 or 14:00-15:30 or 16:00-17:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
8
1835
3851
16
3595
7275
24
5355
10635
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
22.01 / 19.03 / 14.05 / 09.07 / 03.09 / 29.10.2018
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2018
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 2 - 10 week(s)
2 week(s) - From EUR 975.-
(about GBP 865.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
2 - 10 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 + 14:00-15:30 + 16:00-16:45

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
2
975
1479
3
1425
2181
4
1875
2883
6
2565
4077
8
3235
5251
10
3630
5930
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
08.01 / 19.03 / 14.05 / 11.06 / 09.07 / 06.08 / 03.09 / 15.10.2018
Starting dates
08.01 / 22.01 / 05.02 / 19.02 / 05.03 / 19.03 / 03.04 / 16.04 / 30.04 / 14.05 / 28.05 / 11.06 / 25.06 / 09.07 / 23.07 / 06.08 / 20.08 / 03.09 / 17.09 / 01.10 / 15.10 / 29.10 / 12.11 / 26.11 / 10.12.2018
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2018
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

DELF course

Intermediate to Intermediate, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From EUR 1975.-
(about GBP 1751.-)
Lessons
26 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 6 DELF)
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Intermediate
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 + 14:00-15:30 + 16:00-16:45

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
4
1975
2983
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
19.02 / 16.04 / 11.06 / 06.08 / 01.10 / 26.11
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2018
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 2 - 10 week(s)
2 week(s) - From EUR 725.-
(about GBP 643.-)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
2 - 10 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-10:30 + 11:00-12:30 + 14:00-15:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
2
725
1229
3
1050
1806
4
1375
2383
6
1815
3327
8
2235
4251
10
2775
5075
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
07.01 / 21.01 / 04.02 / 18.02 / 04.03 / 18.03 / 01.04 / 15.04 / 29.04 / 13.05 / 27.05 / 11.06 / 24.06 / 08.07 / 22.07 / 05.08 / 19.08 / 02.09 / 16.09 / 30.09 / 14.10 / 28.10 / 12.11 / 25.11 / 09.12.2019
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 14.07 / 15.07 / 01.11 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
23.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Standard course long terme

Upper elementary to Intermediate, 8 / 16 / 24 week(s)
8 week(s) - From EUR 1835.-
(about GBP 1627.-)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
8 / 16 / 24 week(s)
Levels
Upper elementary to Intermediate
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-10:30 + 11:00-12:30 or 14:00-15:30 or 16:00-17:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
8
1835
3851
16
3595
7275
24
5355
10635
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
21.01 / 18.03 / 13.05 / 08.07 / 02.09 / 28.10.2019
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 14.07 / 15.07 / 01.11 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
23.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 2 - 10 week(s)
2 week(s) - From EUR 975.-
(about GBP 865.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
2 - 10 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 + 14:00-15:30 + 16:00-16:45

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
2
975
1479
3
1425
2181
4
1875
2883
6
2565
4077
8
3235
5251
10
3630
5930
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
07.01 / 21.01 / 04.02 / 18.02 / 04.03 / 18.03 / 01.04 / 15.04 / 29.04 / 13.05 / 27.05 / 11.06 / 24.06 / 08.07 / 22.07 / 05.08 / 19.08 / 02.09 / 16.09 / 30.09 / 14.10 / 28.10 / 12.11 / 25.11 / 09.12.2019
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 14.07 / 15.07 / 01.11 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
23.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

DELF course

Intermediate to Intermediate, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From EUR 1975.-
(about GBP 1751.-)
Lessons
26 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 6 DELF)
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Intermediate
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 + 14:00-15:30 + 16:00-16:45

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
4
1975
2983
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
18.02 / 15.04 / 11.06 / 05.08 / 30.09 / 25.11
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 14.07 / 15.07 / 01.11 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
23.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (per lesson) 55 EUR
Tourist tax (approximate price per day, to be paid on site) 2 EUR
One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (per lesson) 55 EUR
Tourist tax (approximate price per day, to be paid on site) 2 EUR

Other accommodation options

Host family, single room, breakfast (max.  3 weeks)
Host family, single room, breakfast (max.  3 weeks)

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.2/5
Overall rating

95% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

19 students gave their opinion about this school

42 years old - Spain
/ 5
2 weeks, September 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Sí. Mayor soltura al hablar »
School highlights
« Profesores y método de enseñanza. Ubicación »
21 years old - Spain
/ 5
Madame Paul era una mujer muy limpia y que cocinaba muy bien y en buena cantidad, pero era obligatorio desayunar y cenar con ella, a las 7:30 y 19:00 respectivamente, incluso fines de semana. No te guardaba la cena en la nevera si un día querías llegar más tarde para cenar. Esto debería cambiarse. Entiendo que lo hacía porque es una señora mayor y viuda y se siente sola, pero no es aceptable, porque si pagas por desayuno y cena, deberías tener derecho a esas comidas aunque el sábado prefieras desayunar a las 9:00 y cenar a las 21:00 al llegar de una excursión.
6 weeks, July – August 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
68 years old - United Kingdom
/ 5
I really enjoyed staying with M and Mme Baduel-Cahen. Their conversation was at least as important in improving my French as the lessons. They are extremely cultured especially in music/literature and history. I went with them to a concert on the first evening and to the theatre later in the week. I had a good sized bedroom with good study facilities. The bathroom and toilet were shared with the hosts and a bit cramped but well maintained. A Swedish student was in the self contained cellar apartment. The hosts were devotees of bio and organic food so the menu was at times a bit plain for my taste. I could not have had more friendly and helpful hosts who treated me like a true friend. Thankyou very much.
2 weeks, November – December 2016
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
School highlights
« Super teachers and dynamic interesting discussions with the other students in the class. I think I was very lucky with my class mates and that the class was only 6 or 7 students probably because of time of year. I was just at the bottom end so far as speaking ability went but could understand everything that was said. By the end of two weeks my speaking was much more confident. »
39 years old - Spain
/ 5
La experiencia ha resultado ser realmente muy positiva en todos los aspectos y regreso muy contenta a España La escuela es altamente profesional en cuanto al servicio que ofrece, la calidad de las clases y la de las profesoras así como su amabilidad personal
1 week, August 2016
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
School highlights
« El número reducido de estudiantes por clase y la profesionalidad y disponibilidad de las profesoras »
62 years old - United States
/ 5
4 weeks, June – July 2016
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Yes. I have better comprehension and speaking skills. It was a small improvement but enough to feel confident to express my needs. »
School highlights
« I enjoyed the energy of the instructors. The presentation requirements, while uncomfortable, helped in learning new words and speaking about subjects I would normally try to express. »
55 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Bin in jeder Hinsicht sehr zufrieden gewesen! War zufrieden mit dem Angebot, habe aber meistens etwas auf eigene Faust unternommen.
3 weeks, April 2016
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, da wir auch in der Freizeit fast ausschliesslich Französisch gesprochen haben. »
School highlights
« Optimale Grösse und gute Lage der Schule, motivierte Lehrpersonen »
74 years old - United Kingdom
/ 5
1 week, August 2015
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
School highlights
« Good teachers, nice fellow students all of whom were serious about improving their French. »
68 years old - United Kingdom
/ 5
2 weeks, June 2015
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Yes as I had to keep up with the level I was at, though at times it was a bit daunting.I have more confidence in speaking French as for two weeks I didn't have a choice! »
School highlights
« The location. The building. The staff. »
58 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, August 2013
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
39 years old - Spain
/ 5
2 weeks, July – August 2013
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Other)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability

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Host family
The school offers accommodation with local host families, in a single room with the advantage of being able to choose between daily breakfast only, breakfast and the evening meal or having the possibility of using the kitchen. This accommodation option is ideal for achieving total immersion in the French culture and language. The families are carefully selected and regularly inspected and live from 10 to 25 minutes' walk away from the school and around 10 minutes by bus.

Residence, hotel, apartment
Various options available. Contact us for more information.
Host family
The school offers accommodation with local host families, in a single room with the advantage of being able to choose between daily breakfast only, breakfast and the evening meal or having the possibility of using the kitchen. This accommodation option is ideal for achieving total immersion in the French culture and language. The families are carefully selected and regularly inspected and live from 10 to 25 minutes' walk away from the school and around 10 minutes by bus.

Residence, hotel, apartment
Various options available. Contact us for more information.
Ideally situated between Marseille and Mount Sainte-Victoire, in one of the most attractive regions of France, Aix-en-Provence is a dream destination for sports lovers. For example, you can go hiking, rock-climbing or paragliding and the vast offer of water sports in the Mediterranean is only 35 kilometres away. As regards culture, its summer music festivals, Festival d’Art Lyrique d’Aix-en-Provence and the Zic-Zac Festival, attract fans of opera, classical music and more modern rhythms. In turn, during the autumn, the French song festival of the Aix region makes its appearance in October in order to complete the agenda for those who love the expression of French in musical tones. The tasting of the gastronomy of Aix-en-Provence will be one of the activities not to be missed out on. Our partner school will take charge of taking you to discover the culinary art of Provence, accompanied by the best delicious wines!  And for those who are unable to sit still, unrivalled excursions to Vitrolles-en-Luberon, Avignon, the Verdon Gorges, the Camargue, Cassis and the Massif des Calanques, will leave them breathless. Voilà tout pour se faire plaisir!

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