French school in Brest: CIEL Bretagne

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295.- EUR
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The school

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

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
27 years
Nationality mix
Europe, Switzerland, United Kingdom, etc..
ratings
22 authentic opinions

30 minutes away from the city centre of Brest, the school offers a wide choice of French classes for all levels. At the CIEL language school in Brest, the students are welcomed in a green and quiet environment, perfect to study and relax. The school occupies a beautiful 19th century house, surrounded by a big park. An impressive doorstep, which offers a beautiful panoramic view, will lead you to a large inner courtyard. From there you will be able to get to the school’s facilities: the language lab, the computer room, the multimedia library, the video room, ping-pong tables and the cafeteria. The school’s restaurant offers diverse menus pour lunch. Wi-Fi is free throughout the whole centre.

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Standard French course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 286.- GBP
(295.- EUR)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-13:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Enrolment fee (included)
1
295 EUR
512 EUR
EUR
2
590 EUR
1024 EUR
EUR
3
885 EUR
1536 EUR
EUR
4
1180 EUR
2048 EUR
EUR
6
1770 EUR
3072 EUR
EUR
8
2240 EUR
3976 EUR
EUR
12
3360 EUR
5964 EUR
EUR
16
4240 EUR
7712 EUR
EUR
24
4920 EUR
10128 EUR
EUR
Extra week (24+)
205 EUR
422 EUR
EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 15.08 / 01.11 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 06.01.2019
23.12.2019 - 03.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Combined course 20+10

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 23 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 820.- GBP
(845.- EUR)
Lessons
30 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 10 one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 23 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-13:15 + one-to-one lessons to be specified

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
1
845 EUR
1062 EUR
2
1690 EUR
2124 EUR
3
2535 EUR
3186 EUR
4
3380 EUR
4248 EUR
5
4225 EUR
5310 EUR
6
5070 EUR
6372 EUR
7
830 EUR
2349 EUR
8
830 EUR
2566 EUR
12
830 EUR
3434 EUR
16
4090 EUR
7562 EUR
Extra week (16+)
815 EUR
1032 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 15.08 / 01.11 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 06.01.2019
23.12.2019 - 03.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

DELF course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 534.- GBP
(550.- EUR)
Lessons
10 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 1
Minimum age
16 years
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
1
550 EUR
767 EUR
2
1100 EUR
1534 EUR
3
1650 EUR
2301 EUR
4
2200 EUR
3068 EUR
6
3300 EUR
4602 EUR
8
4400 EUR
6136 EUR
12
6600 EUR
9204 EUR
24
13200 EUR
18408 EUR
Extra week (24+)
550 EUR
767 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 15.08 / 01.11 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 06.01.2019
23.12.2019 - 03.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

DALF course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 631.- GBP
(650.- EUR)
Lessons
10 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 1
Minimum age
16 years
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
1
650 EUR
867 EUR
2
1300 EUR
1734 EUR
3
1950 EUR
2601 EUR
4
2600 EUR
3468 EUR
6
3900 EUR
5202 EUR
8
5200 EUR
6936 EUR
12
7800 EUR
10404 EUR
24
15600 EUR
20808 EUR
Extra week (24+)
650 EUR
867 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 15.08 / 01.11 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 06.01.2019
23.12.2019 - 03.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

Oral Communication (3 hours/week: Tue, Thu & Fri (from 01.07 to 30.08.2018)) 50 EUR
One-to-one course
General French (3 hours/week)
195 EUR
One-to-one course
General French (6 hours/week)
360 EUR
One-to-one course
Specialised French (3 hours/week)
225 EUR
One-to-one course
Specialised French (6 hours/week)
420 EUR
Exam fee (to be paid on site) (DELF: EUR 115 - 130 EUR)
Exam fee (to be paid on site) (DALF) 160 EUR
Extra night with host family 31 EUR

Other accommodation options

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
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/ 5
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/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

22 students gave their opinion about this school

40 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Sehr hübsche Gegend! Sehr gut ausgebildete Lehrer. Ich habe meine Ausflüge lieber selber organisiert. Restaurant in der Schule (sehr gut). Leider keine Kaffeebar in der Pause. Nur ein schlechter Kaffeeautomat.
4 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (2.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Deutliche Fortschritte »
Top tips
« Reisen in der Bretagne, am besten mit dem eigenen Auto und einem guten Reiseführer. »
58 years old - Sweden
/ 5
Skolan ligger vackert till, men avlägset från staden samt residenset i universitetsområdet på andra sidan av staden. Pedagoger och administrativ personal vid skolan är engagerade och professionella. Restaurangen i skolbyggnad är bra och personalen är mycket trevlig. Har haft privatlektioner
2 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
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39 years old - Norway
/ 5
1 week, August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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35 years old - Germany
/ 5
1 week, July 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
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School (3.3 / 5)
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Teaching (3.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (3 / 5)
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58 years old - Spain
/ 5
La Escuela es nueva, muy acogedora y en un entorno precioso. Mi curso no ha estado mal pero es mejorable: el hecho de tener en la misma clase un grupo de chavales que vienen todos del mismo colegio no es buena idea y así se lo dije en la escuela. Con respecto a las profesoras, la primera semana tuvimos una profesora muy buena, pero estricta, por lo que la mayoría de chavales pidió el cambio y la 2ª semana tuvimos otra profesora que exigía menos, con lo cual el aprendizaje fue menor.Con respecto a la familia, ¡¡¡¡GENIAL!!!! fue fantástica, además coincidí con otra alumna de edad parecida a la mía, por lo que la estancia en familia fue fantástica. Además en la escuela comíamos por un precio bastante asequible. La relación calidad- precio es muy buena considerando los servicios que ofrece la escuela y la disponibilidad del personal. Son todos muy amables. En cuanto a la composición del grupo-clase se podría mejorar, y en cuanto al nivel del alumnado también: deberia ser el profesor el que proponga un cambio, y no el propio alumno. Prefiero profesores más exigentes. Mi familia genial. Si volviera a la misma escuela y ciudad, por supuesto que les eligiría. Fueron a recogerme al aeropuerto y el último día me acercaron al aeropuerto. Para despedirme, Beatrice hizo tortilla de patatas para todos....., siempre pendiente de lo que nos gustaba...en fin,...… me despedí de ellos llorando, como si fuera una adolescente en su primera estancia fuera de casa. SIEMPRE LES AGRADECERÉ SU CARIÑO Y GENTILEZA, y a vosotros( Marta Bernal y Mª del Angel Soto) mi enhorabuena y agradecimiento infinito por gestionarme esta familia. No puedo valorar toda la oferta porque solo estuve 2 semanas. Las excursiones en las que participé me gustaron y las monitoras encantadoras ; lo mismo que las responsables de la acogida e información Mi experiencia ha sido fantástica, pero considero que para ser referencia y poder aconsejar a otras personas, sería necesario un curso o estancia más larga.Estoy de acuerdo en que Marta o Mª del Angel puedan comentar a otros alumnos cómo gestionaron mi estancia. Gracias por todo. Espero vuestras propuestas para el curso del próximo verano y/o vacaciones de semana santa, o las propuestas que considereis que me puedan interesar.Cordiales saludos,
2 weeks, July 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (3.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Si, he mejorado en mi nivel de comprensión y también en gramática y vocabulario. »
School highlights
« Es nueva. El edificio es muy acogedor, y cuando llegas, la vista desde el jardín te deja impresionado. La biblioteca es pequeña, pero tiene buen material. »
Top tips
« La isla de Baz. Si tienes suerte y hace sol, es como si estuvieras en una playa del caribe, por el color del mar, la arena, con muy poca gente, rodeadas de naturaleza..... »
50 years old - Italy
/ 5
1 week, June – July 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Host family)
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53 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, October – November 2018
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (3 / 5)
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School (2 / 5)
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Teaching (1.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Perfekte Gastfamilie
4 weeks, July – August 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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46 years old - Germany
/ 5
Liebes ESL-Team,CIEL in der Bretagne kann ich jedem nur ans Herz legen. Die Schule liegt wunderschön am Wasser, das Team vor Ort ist sehr kompetent, hilfsbereit und seeeeeeehr freundlich. Ich habe mich sehr wohl gefühlt und würde jederzeit wieder hin fahren. In dieser einen Woche habe ich sehr viel gelernt. Der Unterrichtsaufbau ist perfekt, es wird einem auf allen Ebenen, die Sprache vermittelt, teilweise auch auf spielerische Art. Didaktisch sehr gut! Am Ende der Woche macht man einen Test, dieser hilft sich selber besser einschätzen zu können. Nochmals vielen Dank.
1 week, July – August 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Other)
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19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
10 weeks, May – July 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Host family)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ich habe große Fortschritte erzielt im Bereich der Kommunikation auf Französisch. Das war ja auch der Grund für meinen Aufenthalt. Das habe ich dank dem Unterricht, den Gasteltern, den Freunden aus Frankreich und den neu gefundenen Freunden aus verschiedenen Ländern geschafft. »
Top tips
« Man sollte unbedingt sich die Zeit nehmen und ein wenig die Natur zu genießen. Wie z.B. die Insel Ouessant oder die Halbinsel Crozon. Sehr schöne Unternehmungsorte. »

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Host family
Totally immersed in the French language, you are going to discover Breton traditions within a welcoming host family that has been carefully selected by CIEL. You will have many opportunities to practice the French language: during the meals, the excursions with your hosts, during the evenings spent in the living room… You will improve your communication skills on a daily basis without even being aware of it! You will be accommodated in a single room, with half board, except on the weekend (full board).

University residence
For those who want to be in a student atmosphere, Brest’s CIEL language school can book a room in the student residence of the University of Brest campus, located 10 minutes away from the city centre and 20 minutes away from the train station by bus. There, you will have a small single room with private bathroom and you will share the laundry room with the other students. The residence also has a study room and a TV lounge where you will be able to meet other French and foreign students. You will be able to have your meals in the university restaurant (closed in July and August and use the kitchenettes if you have your own kitchenware. Prices on request.

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Student Residence, Cité Universitaire de Kergoat

General information

The university residence is located on the Brest campus, 3 km from the town centre and 10 km from CIEL Bretagne. During summer season (July-August), a special bus leaves the university residence at 8:10 and arrives at CIEL Bretagne at about 8:45 (normal ticket price). During low season, the journey takes about 45 minutes (you'll need to take 2 buses).

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
30 minutes
Means of transportation:
Public bus
Average public transport cost:
Monthly ticket: EUR 28 for students under 26 y.o. / EUR 39 for students over 26
Walking distance to public transport:
3 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
10 minutes
Coffee shops:
10 minutes
Restaurants:
10 minutes
Shops:
10 minutes
Pharmacy:
20 minutes
Cinema:
40 minutes

Availability

From 03.03.2019 to 31.08.2019
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Sunday from 12:00
Saturday until 12:00
Flexible check in/check out
Entry card (building) Yes
Key (building) No
Code (building) Yes
Staff on-site 24h Yes
Deposit No

Meals

Use of kitchen Yes
Meal-plan No

Facilities

Reception desk Yes
Smoking area
Outside
No
Cafeteria No
Shared kitchen Yes
Oven Yes
Microwave Yes
Cutlery available No
Vending machine Yes
Laundry
EUR 3 per load
Yes
Common area/lounge Yes
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
TV in common room Yes
DVD-player in common room No
Balcony/terrace No
Garden Yes
BBQ area No
Wheelchair accessible Yes
Parking (cars) Yes
Parking (bicycles) Yes
Swimming pool No
Gym No

Room types and facilities

Single
570 rooms
~9 m2
Yes
Twin
19 rooms
min.: 12 m2/ max.: 15 m2
Yes
Air conditioning No
Heating Yes
Smoking No
Duvet and pillow provided Yes
Bed sheets provided Yes
Towels provided No
Toilet paper Yes
Ensuite toilet Yes
Ensuite shower Yes
Wash basin Yes
Shared toilets No
Shared showers No
Cleaning No
Desk Yes
Wardrobe Yes
Cooking facilities Yes
Microwave Yes
TV No
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
Floor
Lino
Yes
Balcony No
Safe deposit box No
Room key provided Yes

After effort, comes the time to discover the region! There are so many activities to choose from that you will always have something to do. To revitalize yourself: walks along the coast, cruises, exploring Ouessant Island. For entertainment: exploration of the city centre with its restaurants, shops, cafés and bars. For culture, there are many museums and historical sites to visit in the region.
To guide you in your exploration of Brittany, the centre also offers visits and excursions of this beautiful region. From the Mont St. Michel to Quimper, you will be able to discover the jewels of the French west during excursions that you will never forget. Last, for you language stay to be perfect, you will be able to take sand yacht, surf, catamaran and kayak classes, offered by a nautical club of the region. Brittany is really incredible!

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