International House Nice is a language school on the French Riviera offering French and English courses all year round. IH Nice has premises in the residential district of " quartier des musiciens",rueRossini.
This area is very safe, high class and ideally located :
5 minutes from the railway station,
6 minutes from the main street, Avenue Jean Médecin,
7 minutes from the sea front
Our new 400 square meters site, spanning the first floor of a 20-year-old building, includes eight spacious classrooms , each equipped with state of the art equipment.
8 air-conditioned classrooms
a reception and administration offices
a wide student room
a staff room with a large resource centre
vending machines offering hot and cold drinks and snacks
free wi fi
fee-paying car park opposite the school
restaurants and cafes all around
Our teachers are all native speakers of French and have at least a university degree. They are continually monitored and participate in regular training courses which allow them to adapt to the technology and recommendations of the European Council for the Teaching of ForeignLanguages.
A dynamic method
We emphasise the "communicativeapproach" to French. Whether students are learning grammar, vocabulary or idioms, they are invited to participate as much as possible when they are in class. This approach is complemented by a more "task orientated" teaching method which follows the recommendations of the Council of Europe. This new approach is more authentic as it allows the students "to learn in action" as if they were working in a company.
On the first day students have to take an oral and written test,which allows us to put them into classes which are adequate to their french level.The tests are carefully done , so that all students feel at ease which gives them confidence to speak.
Quality of our French school in France
We are recognized or member of several organizations such as:
International House World Organisation www.ihworld.com - 150 schools network in 50 countries.It inspects our school and provides educational resources for our teachers.
CAMPUS FRANCE helps foreign students to join French universities
After an audit by the CIEP representing three Ministries, the label QUALITE FLE" was given to us. This official label rewards the best French schools.
CSN www.csn.se - organization of the Swedish Ministry of Education that sends every year many students wishing to study a foreign language
We welcome German employees since we are recognized by "Bildungsurlaub" existingin Germany.
TCF official test centre
IELTS Official test centre
A humanistic approach to teaching French
International House was founded in 1953 by John and Brita Haycraft. John wanted to renovate training in foreign languages and it has been successful, as many schools in the world still follow its principles especially regarding teacher training. John had another idea: to promote reconciliation and friendship among peoples improving foreign language learning for all. Under the leadership of its director WilliamRubinstein, the school International House Nice continues in the path marked by John and Brita Haycraft 60 years ago. During your stay with us, you can be sure to find:
1) a warm welcome favorable to good learning,
2)a serious but relaxed atmosphere in the classroom and outside the classroom,
3)a mix of students from the youngest (17 years) to the oldest (70 years),
4) the respect we owe to all our students who do us the honor and pleasure to study our language here in France