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Teen Language & Adventures Camp - Cannes, French Riviera. France

INTRODUCTION

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We organize language vacations for children and teens aged from 6 to 17. Recognized by the French government and several international organizations, its experience and expertise have become a guarantee of quality and security and set the standard today for French teaching. Language vacations during the Easter, summer and fall breaks, with a host family or on campus, plus VIP programs for the most discerning teens, a longer academic program for deeper immersion in the French educational system.

 

Famed for its palaces, its luxury hotels and its Palais des Festivals, Cannes remains a traditional Mediterranean town, accessible to everyone. Teens quickly feel at home in this intimate town of 70,000 inhabitants.

 

Cannes is in the very heart of the Côte d’Azur. Nothing beats the sandy beaches just 500 metres from the famous “Croisette” where teens will immediatley feel happy and excited! Affordable restaurants and bars, public beaches, free concerts and lots to explore!

 

Cannes is easy to get to and public transport is available day and night. Between the free events and famous festivals, the beach, sun and lively evenings, Cannes after sunset is not to be missed.

 

WHY TO CHOOSE US?

 

  • 30 years’ experience of teaching French as a Foreign Language.
  • A team of experienced, highly qualified teachers.
  • Each teacher holds a university diploma. A passion for teaching and working with people are essential qualities shared by the whole team.
  • Numerous national and international credentials : FLE, EAQUALS, SOUFFLE, CSN, BILDUNGSURLAUB.
  • An exceptional location.
  • With its light, its magnificent landscapes, its deep blue sea and its 300 days of sunshine a year, the Côte d’Azur is a dream destination.
  • A rich mix of nationalities : we welcome students of 20 different nationalities at our centers each year.
  • A wide choice of courses with flexible dates and durations and 5 different levels from beginner to advanced.
  • Accommodation directly managed by the school.
  • Staying in the school’s residence centers means sharing many moments with other students outside the classroom and enjoying the support of the school’s team on the spot at all times.
  • Host families selected by the school. The school selects and visits the families with which it places its students.
  • Our reception and management team will help you with your decisions, and during your stay.
  • The organization is approved by the French Ministry of Youth and Sport. Our group leaders and supervisors are experienced and highly trained.
  • A free learning site at your disposal: “French and You”.
  • An international reputation – Initiatives and training courses abroad and partnerships with international educational institutions.
  • More than 100,000 students have already put their trust in us!

THE ACCOMMODATION

SECURITY

Night security staff guard the campus from 7.30pm to 7.00am. Our group organizers always live on the premises. A free shuttle service runs between the residences / campuses and the town center or beach.

The additional activities of the “Kiosk” are in accordance with the European standards of quality.

 

All meals are prepared on the premises and conform to strict hygiene and safety standards (HACCP). If you want more freedom and independence, don’t forget to have your parents fill out the permission form. We must receive this document before you arrive in Antibes.

 

SUPERVISION

Children and teenagers are supervised by our staff who is on the premises round the clock and ready with help and information.

 

PARENTAL PERMISSION

All outings are strictly controlled by our staff and subject to parental permission.

Permission to go out depends on the child’s age:

13-15 YEARS: Students are automatically authorized to go out between the end of lunch (1.30pm) and the start of dinner (7.30pm).

16-17 YEAR: For students living on campus or in a residence, parents can give them permission to go out unaccompanied in the evenings under the following conditions:

 

  • One evening per week (Tuesdays or Wednesdays, depending on the center) until 11.00pm
  • Fridays, Saturday evenings and days before a French public holiday until 1.00am

Students living with host families can automatically go out alone under the following conditions :

  • Two evenings a week (Mondays and Wednesdays) until 11.00pm,
  • Fridays, Saturday evenings and days before a French public holiday until 1.00am

Parents are informed immediately when these conditions are not respected and the school reserves the right to ground students if necessary.

CARNOT CAMPUS

SUMMER: 02.07 – 19.08

Classed as a historic monument, this building is just a mile and a half from the Croisette and beaches and can house up to 120 teenagers. The seven and a half acre campus in the heart of Cannes includes: classrooms, accommodation, a swimming pool, a large self-service restaurant and sports grounds. French courses for teens are held on the premises.

 

BEDROOMS

Spacious and modern double bedrooms. The bathroom (shower and WC) is shared between two bedrooms.

 

MAINTENANCE

Bed linen is provided (but not towels) and changed weekly. Light cleaning is done daily and a thorough clean weekly. Students are responsible for their own rooms and should keep them reasonably clean and tidy.

 

MEALS / FULL BOARD

All meals are taken on campus, buffet style. On weekend excursions picnic meals are provided.

 

FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE (depending on our schedule)

Every afternoon from 1pm to 7pm.

Tuesday or Wednesday evenings from 8.30pm to 11.00pm.

Saturdays and days before French public holidays from 9.30am to 1.00am.

Fridays from 8.30pm to 1.00am

HOST FAMILIES

SUMMER: 02.07 – 19.08

We take great care in choosing our families and visit them regularly. All our families live within the Antibes / Juan-les-Pins municipality. We do our best to place students within walking distance of the school. However some students will need to take the bus (max. journey time of 30 minutes), especially in summer.

 

BEDROOMS

Accommodation in a double room.

 

MAINTENANCE

Bed linen is provided (but not towels) and changed weekly. Light cleaning is done daily and a thorough clean weekly. Students are responsible for their own rooms and should keep them reasonably clean and tidy.

 

MEALS / FULL BOARD

Meals are taken with the family, except for lunch Monday to Friday which is taken at the school. The family will provide a picnic for weekend excursions.

 

TRAVELS FROM HOME TO SCHOOL

On the first Monday the family will bring you to the school. After that you will need to get there on foot or by public transport (max. journey time of 30 minutes). Antibes has a very extensive bus network and all our families live near bus stops

THE ACTIVITIES

FRENCH COURSE

STANDARD COURSE

13-17 y.o

20 lessons x 45 min/week.

Schedule: 9.00am – 12.20pm* Monday thru’ Friday (* 20 min. break).

Maximum of 15 students per class.

Grammar work and the development of oral and written skills through entertaining and motivational learning activities. Our dynamic teaching approach based on an active learning process stimulates children and teens, arouses their interest in language and improves their knowledge of French culture.

This course is included if you have chosen the “All-inclusive” or the “Non-residential program”.

 

INTENSIVE COURSE

13-17 y.o

26 lessons x 45 min/week.

Schedule: 9.00am – 12.20pm* Monday thru’ Friday / 2.00pm-4.00pm Tuesdays and Thursdays. (* 20 min. break).

Maximum of 15 students per class in the mornings and 8 students per class in the afternoons. We work exclusively on oral skills in these mini-groups which encourage kids and teenagers to speak out. The course focuses on conversation and role-playing games. Teens practice the grammar points they have worked on in the morning through these learning activities. Oral and written comprehension exercises invite them to reproduce, reformulate and engage in debate using a comparative, intercultural approach.

 

INDIVIDUAL LESSONS

13-17 y.o

1 lesson x 45 min

Schedule: to be confirmed, depending on dates of the stay and the number of lessons.

Number of lessons on request.

Individual lessons are tailored to each student’s personal needs. These lessons can be added to all the other programs.

 

Every Week

Excursions:

  • One full-day excursion at the weekend (the Lérins Islands, Nice or a nautical theme park).
  • One half-day excursion during the week (Monaco, Antibes, Marineland, etc)

 

See an example of our two-week activity program:

 

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

7.30am

Arrivals: Welcome on board

Wake up

8.00am

Breakfast

9.00am – 12.00am

Standard course

 

 

Marineland

1.00pm

Lunch

2.00pm – 5.00pm

Sports and activities on campus

Visit to Cannes

Free afternoon

Sailing afternoon

Visit to Monaco

Sports afternoon

6.00pm

Volleyball

Circus

Dance

Basketball

Water games

Football

7.00pm

Dinner

8.00pm – 10.00pm

Welcome evening

Barbeque evening

Casino evening

Film evening

Cabaret

Disco evening

Olympics evening

 

 

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

7.30am

Wake up

8.00am

Breakfast

9.00am – 12.00am

 

 

Free day

Standard course

 

 

 

 

 

Departure See you next year!

1.00pm

Lunch

2.00pm – 5.00pm

Grasse Fragonard

Free afternoon

Sailing afternoon

Free afternoon

Sports afternoon

6.00pm

Sports and activities on campus

Waiters’ race

Footballtennis

Zumba

Sports tournament

Dodgeball

7.00pm

Dinner

8.00pm – 10.00pm

Welcome evening

Barbeque evening

Treasure hunt

Karaoke

Cabaret

Pool party

 

 

Afternoons:

  • One sailing afternoon.
  • Numerous organized sports (tournaments, themed activities, etc.).
  • A free shuttle service to the beach or town center is available for students living on campus.

 

Evenings:

  • A “barbecue” or themed meal.
  • A dance evening on our premises.
  • Activities: games, cabarets, shows.

 

Kiosk:

The Kiosk offers students a full range of supplementary activities, for an extra charge, during their stay in France. These activities are available during periods of free time in students’ weekly timetables. The events team will keep students informed of the various activities on offer and manage the sign-up procedure. Kiosk activities are supervised and students will be accompanied by staff at all times. Examples of Kiosk activities include:

  • Snorkelling
  • Paintball
  • Mini Golf
  • Banana Boat
  • Cannes by Night
  • Bowling
  • Atibes Land

 

Note: Activities run subject to a minimum number of participants. We can also tailor the activities on offer in response to student suggestions. In such cases, we may organise the activity ourselves or put the students in contact with our external partners, who will organise the activities.

LOCATION & GETTING HERE

Location

With Antibes 10 km away, Nice 35 km away, Monte Carlo 55 km away and Saint-Tropez around 90 km away, Cannes is in the very heart of the Côte d’Azur. Nothing beats the sandy beaches just 500 metres from the famous “Croisette” where teens will immediatley feel happy and excited!

 

Cannes is an intimate town of 70,000 inhabitants with affordable restaurants and bars, public beaches, free concerts and lots to explore! Cannes is easy to get to and public transport is available day and night. Between the free events and famous festivals, the beach, sun and lively evenings, Cannes after sunset is not to be missed.

 

DISTANCES

  • Cannes is located 1 h from Monaco, 45 min from Nice, 45 min from Saint-Tropez
  • It’s near Paris, 1 h20 by plane and 4 h30 by TGV
  • It’s easy to get to from all over the world, 7 h by plane from New York, 2 h by plane from European capital cities

 

A FEW FACTS AND FIGURES

 

Average temperatures

  • Winter 8-12° (46-54 F)
  • Spring 14-18° (57-64 F)
  • Summer 25-35° (77-96 F)
  • Autumn 15-23° (59-73 F)

 

Average prices

  • 1,5/2 € an espresso
  • 5 € a sandwich
  • 15 € a daily specials (main course)
  • 9 € a cinema ticket

 

HOW CAN I GET AROUND CANNES?

The best way to explore the city is to wander around on foot, bike or scooter. The bus, effectively serving the entire city in a day (10€/week). In the evening, the succession is assured by the many taxis (student’s price).

 

  • On foot: For short journeys it is best to walk as you avoid traffic and parking problems especially during the holidays.
  • By bus: The bus service goes round during the day. A single ticket costs 1.5€. A week pass costs 11€. You can take the Midnight bus in the evening to the heart of La Bocca and Cannes town centre.
  • By taxi: There are lots of taxis in Cannes both day and night..

 

WHAT TO DO IN CANNES?

  • Activities : The Lérins Islands are perfect for those who love the great outdoors, shop ‘til you drop in the boutiques on the famous Croisette and Rue d’Antibes and of course there’s the Palais de Festival for all you film fanatics.
  • Going out : That’s easy! There’s a wide choice of bars, pubs and restaurants to suit all budgets and tastes.
  • Sports : Lots of swimming pools, stadiums, tennis courts, boat clubs and many more.
  • Culture : The Musée de Castre, the sea museum, Malmaison and Domergue Villa are unmissable.
  • Events : During the Summer season, Cannes hosts festivals, cultural forums, free events such as the Nuits Musicales du Suquet, the Russian Art Festival, the Pyrotechnic Art Festival etc…

 

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR IN CANNES?

  • In summer : The weather is very sunny and hot, so bring along light clothes and don’t forget your swimming wear, sunglasses and sun cream! A jacket is useful for cool evenings.
  • In other seasons : Although the weather is mild all year round, don’t forget to bring along jumpers and jackets!

Getting Here

By plane

Flights to and from Nice airport from all major European cities and neighboring Mediterranean countries. Our animators or your host family will meet you there

 

By train

TGV (high speed trains) plus local and international train services running to Cannes station.

PRICES & PACKAGES

AGE/DATES

From 13 to 17 years old

From 02nd of july to 19th of august

 

COST

All Inclusive 790€ per week

 

JUNIOR PACKAGE FOR ALL DESTINATIONS INCLUDES:

✔ Standard course (20 less. x 45 min / week)

✔Accommodation

✔ Full board

✔ Security

✔ Activities

✔ Excursions

✔ Supervision

✔ Round trip transfer during week-end only (from Antibes airport).

 

SUPPLEMENTS / WEEK

Intensive course: 73€, 13 to 17 years old: 26 less. x 45 min / week (semaine)

Individual lessoms: 49€ (per lesson x 45 minutes)

✔ Extra day full board “all inclusive” stay*

✔ Gluten-free diet (full board) 195€ per week

✔ Transfer on week days 50€

✔ Extra cost for 1 week course 50€ 

* If you choose to arrive on a Saturday or leave on a Sunday.

 

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