Language courses and exam preparation courses in France
A language school in France is a private establishment, open all year, teaching modern languages. The school should offer language classes and extra curricular activities as well as accommodation.
This type of programme would suit both individuals and groups and is open to all age groups (minors and adults). The length of the language programme can vary greatly; from one week to an academic year.
The school must provide complete supervision for all the language courses and extra curricular activities it organizes.
A variety of French tests exist:
- the DELF and the DALF; which are required by universities
- the TCF which is often required by the Consulate before you leave for France
- the TEF
Cultural Tours in France
The programme involves the cultural discovery of the host nation. The objective of the programme is to awaken the young person’s interest in French culture through history, architecture and tourism. It is first and foremost the motivation and enthusiasm of the young person which will determine the quality of their stay.
Long Term Courses
These long term courses are mainly designed for students between the ages of 14 and 26. More than just a language course, they are a real life experience, allowing the to have a better understanding of the human and cultural aspects of a foreign country.
Accommodation can be either homestay, or residential for those students aged 18 and over.
The programes usually last from 3 to 12 months or more.
Au pair stays in France
During their stays, Au-Pairs are required to do some baby-sitting and household duties. In some countries, language classes are compulsory.
The Au-pair in France receives pocket-money which is generally the social security (URSAFF), language classes (1OH per week), household duties and baby sitting.
The maximum working hours in France are 30 hours per week.
Jobs and Work Placement
This type of programme enables young people and students to work in France. This experience allows the participant to learn about professional life in France while at the same time improving their linguistic and cultural knowledge.