French school in Brest: CIEL Bretagne

From 295.- EUR
approx 255.- GBP
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The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
DELF (DELF), DALF
School size
L
Accommodation
Host family, Residence
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
16 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 EUR 295.-
(about GBP 255.-)
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
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
295
512
410
2
590
1024
755
3
885
1536
1155
4
1180
2048
1490
6
1770
3072
2235
8
2330
4066
2940
12
3450
6054
4360
16
4420
7892
5630
24
4920
10128
6730
Extra week (24+)
205
422
205
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.91   (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 EUR 845.-
(about GBP 730.-)
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
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
845
1062
960
2
1690
2124
1855
3
2535
3186
2805
4
3380
4248
3690
5
4225
5310
4640
6
5070
6372
5535
7
5900
7419
6470
8
6730
8466
7340
12
10050
12654
10960
16
13370
16842
14580
Extra week (16+)
830
1047
830
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.91   (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 EUR 550.-
(about GBP 475.-)
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
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
550
767
665
2
1100
1534
1265
3
1650
2301
1920
4
2200
3068
2510
6
3300
4602
3765
8
4400
6136
5010
12
6600
9204
7510
24
13200
18408
15010
Extra week (24+)
550
767
550
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.91   (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 EUR 650.-
(about GBP 562.-)
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
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
650
867
765
2
1300
1734
1465
3
1950
2601
2220
4
2600
3468
2910
6
3900
5202
4365
8
5200
6936
5810
12
7800
10404
8710
24
15600
20808
17410
Extra week (24+)
650
867
650
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.91   (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

Option
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
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.

4.3/5
Overall rating

94% of students recommending this school

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

16 students gave their opinion about this school

53 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, October – November 2018
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (2 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (1.3 / 5)
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Perfekte Gastfamilie
4 weeks, July – August 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Staff availability
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)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Other)
Bedroom
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19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
10 weeks, May – July 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 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 (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
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. »
36 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Die zwei Wochen waren sehr unterschiedlich für mich. In der ersten Woche war ich bei einem Lehrer der schlicht weg schlecht war. Dazu war ich mit KV-Lernenden aus Bern in der Klasse, welche leider sehr unmotiviert waren.In der zweiten Woche war ich in einer guten Klasse mit einer super Lehrerin. Das Studentenheim ist sehr weit von der Schule und auch ziemlich weit vom Stadtzentrum entfernt.Die Küche im Studetnenheim war grausig, ich hätte mich dort nicht verpflegt. Die Ausflüge waren eher schlecht geplant, öfters gab es längere Wartezeiten. Der Verantwortliche für die Ausflüge ist aus meiner Sicht nicht sehr geeignet.Ich habe allerdings auch nur zwei Ausflüge mitgemacht, und mich danach selbst organisiert. Ich war in Brest an der Sprachschule weil ich die Bretagne besuchen wollte. Die Region hat mir so gut gefallen, dass ich mir vorstellen könnte den Aufenthalt zu wiederholen. Würde das Französisch lernen im Vordergrund stehen, würde ich die CIEL nicht nochmal auswählen.Dementsprechend würde ich nicht so tolle Referenzen abgeben.Mit der ESL bin ich allerdings zufrieden. :-)
2 weeks, July 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (2.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2.7 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (2.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, besonders in der zweiten Woche, wo ich viel gesprochen habe. »
16 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, July 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
46 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Der Schule ist schön gelegen, gut erreichbar und bietet alles, was ich brauchte. Zur Zeit ist sie im Umbau/in der Erweiterung, was man hören konnte, aber nicht weiter störte. Die Kantine fand ich persönlich nicht so einladend, was die Örtlichkeit betrifft. Über die Qualität des Essens kann ich nichts sagen, weil ich nie dort ass. Die Landsleute, die ich in der Umgebung traf, waren alle ausgesprochen freundlich und geduldig. Ebenso die Angestellten der Schule. Ich hatte Glück, was das Wetter betraf. Das beeinflusst natürlich auch die Wahrnehmung des Ortes. Mir gefiel es sehr gut in dieser Umgebung. Es bietet sich die Möglichkeit, Ausflüge zu unternehmen oder Wassersport zu betreiben. Ich hatte mit einer Freundin zusammen Privatunterricht. Wir konnten zu Beginn unsere Wünsche anbringen und diese wurden berücksichtigt. Unser Lehrer hat professionell unterrichtet, ist auf unsere Fragen eingegangen und war sehr engagiert. Sein Stil zu unterrichten hat perfekt zu uns gepasst.
2 weeks, July 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 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 (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Without accommodation)
Bedroom
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Do you think you've made progress?
« In zwei Wochen lassen sich nicht sehr grosse Fortschritte erzielen. Das war schon zu Beginn klar. Das Hörverständnis hat kurzfristig sicher etwas zugenommen. Es war eine Auffrischung von bereits einmal gelernten Inhalten. In erster Linie wurde in der Schule die Freude an der Sprache geweckt, was für mich auch ein Ziel war. Dies bietet die Grundlage nun mit Freude an den Kenntnissen weiterzuarbeiten. »
School highlights
« Es waren immer Ansprechspersonen vor Ort, die hilfsbereit waren. Alles war gut organisiert. Beim Welcome-Meeting gab es hilfreiche allgemeine Informationen. Die Schule ist gut erreichbar und schön gelegen. Der Lehrer, den ich hatte arbeitet profesionell und war ebenfalls hilfsbereit. »
46 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Die Infrastruktur und Klassenräume sind nicht unbedingt auf den neusten Stand. Allerdings ist alles vorhanden, was man für ein erfolgreiches Lernen benötigt. Zudem befindet sich die Schule zurzeit im Umbau, so dass sie wahrscheinlich schon bald einiges komplett erneuert ist.
2 weeks, July 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, durch den privaten Kurs, konnten wir unser Hörverständnis und Kommunikationsfähigkeit messbar verbessern.Zudem hatten wir einen Lehrer, der voll und ganz auf unsere Bedürfnisse eingegangen ist und uns die französische Sprache mit sehr viel Freude, Wissen und Erfahrung vermittelt hat. »
60 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Super scuola! Professoressa Gilda molto integrativa, ottima atmosfera, anche con attività fuori della scuola!100 punti per Brest! Una famiglia gentilissima!Che si occupa veramente degli ospiti! E cucina straordinaria !
3 weeks, February 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Yes »
School highlights
« La posizione, il personale e la mensa »
Top tips
« Les Crêpes. La cucina bretone in generale e il pesce e frutti di mare!! »
54 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
1 week, September 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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Meals
Leisure (1 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability

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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. Click here to see detailed residence fact sheet

Student Residence, Cité Universitaire de Kergoat

General information

The university residence is situated in the Brest's campus, at 3 kms from the town center of Brest and 10 kms 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 bus trip takes about 45 minutes (2 buses must be taken).

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
30 minutes
Means of transportation:
Public bus
Average public transport cost:
Monthly ticket: 28 EUR for students under 26 y.o. / 39 EUR 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 01.02.2018 to 31.08.2018
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
3 EUR 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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