IH Nice is a French language school on the French Riviera. It offers French courses throughout the year (except Christmas).
Since April 2015, the school operates in the premises located in the upscale neighborhood of musicians, Rossini street.
The school is in an ideal place very secure two steps from the center:
- 5 minutes from the railway station
- 6 minutes from the main street Jean Medecin
- 7 minutes from the beach
The school is located at 1 st floor of a modern building. Surface of 400m2 with 8 classrooms, a rest room, administrative offices, all equipped with audio-visual means most modern.
Our students come mainly from Western Europe and the East, Japan and the Americas.
Most students choose family accommodation because they can enjoy an environment that allows them to speak French naturally.
8 classrooms air-conditioned
A reception, the rooms for the management, administration and communication
A student lounge with magazines, computers, a small center resources, television and daily newspapers.
A staff room / library with hundreds of books and audio-visual equipment
Of machines hot and cold drinks and sweets
A connection Wi-Fi
Of restaurants and cafes nearby
A pay parking and a park in front of the school
We strive to offer quality training. A head teacher leads a team of teachers whose number varies between 5 and 15 winter summer.
The French school International House Nice is committed to a quality approach. Our students are at the center of our concerns. We put our knowledge and know their service and attach great importance to the evaluation of their progress by providing appropriate courses to the needs and level of each student. We will be happy to make you progress throughout your stay in our school to you to leave enriched with a new language but also a new culture and a new world view.
Pedagogy of our French school in Nice
All our French mother tongue teachers have at least one university literary license. They all followed and constantly attend training courses to enable them to integrate new technologies and recommendations of the Council of Europe for the teaching of foreign languages. Every year 1,500 students, from the youngest to the oldest, cross on our doorstep and are warmly welcomed by our team. It is no coincidence that so many people trust us and come back to study with us year after year. Be sure
A dynamic method
We favor the communicative approach of French. Whether grammar points, lexical or idiomatic, students are always invited to participate. This approach is complemented by a more recently "education actional" following in the recommendations of the Council of Europe. This new approach allows students to "learn by doing" as if he was working in a company which gives education a greater authenticity. Students learn French with innovative and modern teaching tools: CD ROM ; DVDs; Recent books etc ... Furthermore, staff are using newspapers, songs, various audiovisual aids to make their motivating classes. The classes consist of small homogeneous level of 10 students maximum groups allowing everyone to express themselves as best that it may.
Upon arrival, the student sits an oral and written test in order to place it in a class of their level. Particular care is put to the class groups are as homogeneous as possible to the linguistic point of view and so that trainees are neither crushed nor slowed down by other students at least more advanced than them. We use the European Framework of Reference and the students are assessed using a scale of 6 levels from A0 to C2. At the end of their training, students are assessed and they are given a training certificate indicating with Precision oral and written French level that they have achieved.
The European Framework of Reference
For many years the school has embarked on a new pedagogical approach initiated by the Council of Europe. Our levels are adapted and teaching is now more oriented towards knowledge and less to the purely linguistic skills. The teachers are trained constantly to this new pedagogy that bears fruit and whose application in our school will continue in the coming years.
Quality of our French school in France
We are recognized or member of several organizations such as:
International House World Organisation www.ihworld.com - 140 schools network in 40 countries and routinely inspects our school provides an educational supply our teachers.
Groupement FLE - a professional organization of quality control of French schools.
The Federation of Vocational Training (FFP) www.ffp.org - professional union concerned about the respect of the law and the labor code.
CSN www.csn.se - organization of the Swedish Ministry of Education that sends every year many students wishing to study a foreign language.
Each International House signed documents to ensure compliance with quality standards. These documents include a Code of Conduct and Student Charter.
After an audit by the CIEP representing three Ministries, the label "FLE QUALITY" was given to us. This official label rewards the best French schools.
We get in our school of German employees because we are recognized by the various "Bildungsurlaub" existing in Germany.
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 William Rubinstein, 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:
a favorable warm welcome to good learning,
a serious but relaxed atmosphere in the classroom and outside the classroom,
a mix of students from the youngest (17 years) to the oldest (70 years), without the generational differences do problem
the respect we owe to all our students who do us the honor and pleasure to study our language here in France
We love your language, your culture, your country and your social ideas. We respect your religion or atheism, your lifestyle and your skin color. We profess a humanist philosophy that respects all human beings living on our planet. Thank you learn our language, French language and universal we French, we will enrich us by your presence and by the ideas you bring us. Realizing that a good agreement is possible between people of all countries and all opinions, you will help during your stay at the International House of Nice, to build a more just, more human and more fraternal.