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Alpha.b in Nice, France - French courses overview and details.
Course type
Weekly Lessons (1)
Required Level
Max. number student per class
Courses length
2 to 24
Morning and 3 afternoons
2 to 24
Morning and / or afternoons
1 to 12
25 ou 30
Morning and 2 or 3 afternoons
of 1 to 1
2 to 24
Morning and 3 afternoons
B1 (2)
Morning and 3 afternoons
A2 (2)
Morning and 3 afternoons
Morning and 5 afternoons
A1/A2 (2)
27 to 40
Morning and 3 afternoons
C1 (2)
Morning + 15h Activity program
B1 (2)
Continous French

20 lessons per week
(9.00am - 10.40am / 11am - 12.20pm)
2 to 16 weeks - All levels

This course offers you:

  • Development of grammatical skills
  • improvement of vocabulary
  • oral expression
  • comprehension
  • reading
  • practise of written language
Intensive French

30 lessons per week
(9.00am - 10.40am / 11am - 12.20pm + 3 afternoons 1.15pm - 3.45pm)
2 to 16 weeks - All levels

Very thorough programme : morning lessons similar to the Continuous French course + 10 lessons during three afternoons devoted to the practical application of your knowledge, an approach to cultural, social political and economic life in France.

Combination Frenchcourse

20 + 5 or 20 + 10 lessons per week
2 to 16 weeks -
All levels

This course combines the subjects of the "Continuous French Course" with those of an "Individual Course". 20 lessons/week of group tuition (in the morning.) and 5 or 10 lessons/week of individual tuition (in the afternoon), tailored to suit your needs and wishes.

Individual Frenchcourses

In the afternoon
2 to 5 lessons per day

The programme of the course depends on your professional, academic or personal requirements. Different programmes "à la carte" on request.

Express Frenchcourse

30 lessons per week
(9.00am - 10.40am / 11am - 12.20pm
+ 3 afternoons 1.15pm - 3.45pm)
5 students per class (max.)
2 weeks

Required level : You should be able to take part actively in a conversation about daily life.

This course, purposely reduced in class size, is designed to businessmen, engineers and skilled
workers wishing an intensive but short termed course to update or improve their language skills.

Revision and development of main grammar points through written and registered supports. Commentary and text analysis, video…
Debates on culture, civilisation and French society.

A Level French course

30 lessons per week
(9.00am - 10.40am / 11am - 12.20pm + 3 afternoons 1.15pm - 3.45pm)
2 weeks (July/August)

Required level : 4 to 6 years of school French.
(Size : 4 - 10 students per class).
This course is designed to high school students who want to improve their knowledge of French with a view to the examination, which marks the end of their school education.

Morning lessons are devoted to grammatical and functional aims and to "exposés" during which each student presents a work of a French author he has chosen.
Afternoon lessons are reserved for résumé techniques and text analysis.1 to 2 hours per day after lessons for preparation or exercises. All text material used in lessons deals with French literature and civilisation.

1 to 2 hours per day after lessons for preparation or exercises. All text material used in lessons deals with French literature and civilisation.
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D.E.L.F - Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française

Preparation and entry for the examination of the D.E.L.F.
Required level : 4 to 6 years of school French, or equivalent.
30 lessons per week
Size : 4-10 students per class

Duration :
8 weeks
: preparation and entry for unit 1 to 4. DELF 1st degree
12 weeks : preparation and entry for unit 1 to 6. DELF diploma.

At the moment, the D.E.L.F. is the only diploma of French as a foreign language which is officially recognised by the French Ministry of Education. It has been accepted by more than 50 countries and is widely recognised by administrations and firms.

The D.E.L.F. comprises 6 capitalizable units approving an advanced level of competence, oral and written, in the language : general expression, expression of feelings, French culture and civilisation...

Preparation for the examination.
The course encourages the development of the skills needed by students progressing towards the exam : Grammar, vocabulary, standard of written and oral expression, knowledge of French culture and civilisation. It also provides an effective basis for further studies and a competence in French language and knowledge of French life.

The exam is in two sessions :
1 - Entry for the first 4 units, obtaining of a certificate approving the language level at this stage (D.E.L.F. 1st degree).
2 - Entry for the last 2 units, obtaining of the Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française
(D.E.L.F. 2nd degree).

A unit, which hasn’t been taken or passed, may be taken or retaken in one of the 50 countries mentioned above. Entry for unit 5 and 6 presupposes success in unit 1 to 4.

Upon receipt of your application we will send you further details of the examination and a preliminary-test to assess your knowledge of French. After test correction we will confirm your enrolment for the course and for the examination.

Mr Pascal Richez, director of ALPHA.B is a member of the D.E.L.F. jury.

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Club 50 + French course

15 lessons per week
9.30 to 10.30 / 11.00 to 12.15.
Activity programme
7 afternoons - 2 evenings - 1 whole day
Course duration: 2 weeks

Required level : lower intermediate (see Quick Test)

Dates de session : 03.05.2004 et 11.10.2004
Price : 600 € for 2 weeks.
The price includes: Insurance, teaching material, activity programme and enrolment fees.

Details This course is designed to senior students and combines practice of French language and different aspects of French culture.


Morning lessons are devoted to topics of cultural activities offered in the afternoon. Development with the help of plays, debates, documents by using different supports like newspapers, video, etc...

Highly practical approach to the language while developing communication and comprehension. This course leads every participant to a highest possible independence when using and understanding French language.


- Excursions take place by bus or train and the group is accompanied by a teacher or our social director (this isn't valid for the 1st Sunday and the 2nd Friday)
- For the visits of towns and villages we only chose short walking distances with several breaks
- Besides the excursion to Monaco, tuition and activities are reserved to seniors only and no other student will be mixed to the group.
- Accommodation is carefully chosen near the school
(less than 1 kilometre by walking)

All activities are guided and commented in French language …

1st week
Monday: 13.30 - 16.30 : visit of Nice old town, history and colourful places
Tuesday: 13.30 - 18.00 : visit of Antibes, old town and Picasso museum
Wednesday: 17.00 - 20.00 : Cuisine provençale, wine tasting...
Thursday: 13.30 - 18.00 : excursion to Saint Paul de Vence, visit of "Fondation Maeght" ( Miro, Dufi, Chagall...)
Friday afternoon: free time
Saturday: 10.00 - 17.00 : Monaco and Monte Carlo, visit of the oceanographic museum
Sunday afternoon: Classic music, concert of the Nice opera

2nd week
Monday afternoon : guided visit of the Matisse museum
Tuesday afternoon : excursion to Eze Village, visit of the perfumery
Wednesday : 19.30 to 23.00 : Dinner in a restaurant with alpha.b staff
Thursday : 14.00 to 16.30 : Cinema, debates or plays, depending on weather and planning.
Friday : Shopping

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Gap-year Long term Frenchcourse

25 lessons per week
6 to 10 students per class (maximum of 12)
(9H00 - 10H40 / 10H55 - 12H15 / 13h15 – 14h00)

September Session
Required level : Elementary / Lower Intermediate.
See attached Quick Test.
Beginners have the possibility to do the long-term course by starting with an additional 3 week Intensive Course (see attached course dates and price sheet for beginner starting dates).

6 month course including preparation of DELF 1st degree.
This course is starting end of September and is lasting until end of March. That is to say a duration of 27 weeks with 25 weeks of tuition and 2 weeks of Christmas holiday.

9 month course including preparation of DELF 1st and 2nd degree.
This course is starting end of September and is lasting until end of June. That is to say a duration of 40 weeks with 37 weeks of tuition, 2 weeks of Christmas holiday and 1 week of Easter holiday.

January Session
Required level : Lower Intermediate.
See Quick Test.

6 month course
including preparation of DELF 1st degree
This course is starting the 2nd week of January and is lasting until end of June. That is to say a duration of 25 weeks with 24 weeks of tuition and 1 week of Easter holiday.

This course is designed to students having finished high school or university and to anybody disposing of several months to become fluent in French language. Besides the language, this programme will let you know cultural, social and economic life in today’s France.

A great number of language aspects and French culture are developed from the alpha.b student’s book, different teaching methods for teaching French to foreigners and authentic documents (newspapers, TV or radio broadcasts). Our teachers motivate and encourage you and make lessons really lively and fun. Living in a foreign country means also living amongst its people and that is why during lessons you will also learn about civilisation, history, culture, economy and business.

Your oral skill is developed by using debates, opinion polls and interviews. The written language is developed by using résumés, commentaries and formal letters.

The course is ending with the D.E.L.F. exam (see DELE course above ).

Some more information about your accommodation during the Gap-Year

  • In a host family you will have half board (breakfast and diner) on working days and full board on weekends.
  • Host families and French hosts are not obliged to clean your room and to do your laundry.
  • Your accommodation is booked and paid during Christmas and Easter holidays. Regardless if you are staying in Nice or if you are going home for this period.
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French course for french teachers

Les cours sont dispensés du lundi au vendredi.
5 à 8 personnes de même niveau par classe (Maxi. 10)
1 leçon = 45 minutes.
30 leçons par semaine
(9H00 - 10H30 & 11H00 - 12H30 +3 après-midi: 13H30 - 16H00)
Cours de 2 semaines en date du 17.07.2006
Niveau requis : avancé / supérieur.

Tarif : 700 € les 2 semaines, comprenant l'assurance, le matériel pédagogique et les frais d'inscription.

Cette formation destinée aux professionnels enseignant la langue française aux « quatre coins du monde » a pour but de perfectionner et/ou réactualiser vos connaissances linguistiques, culturelles, sociales et économiques de la France d'aujourd'hui. Conjointement et dans un concept d'échange d'idées et d'informations des ateliers :

  • Techniques et méthodes actuelles d'apprentissage et leur évolution
  • Pédagogie et dynamique de groupe
  • Outils, jeux et créations pour la classeProgression, évaluation et contrôle des connaissances
Nationalités et spécificité dans l'apprentissage de la langue française.
Trame générale de la formationLes matins : Objectifs grammaticaux Temps du passé/Passé composé / Imparfait / Plus-que-parfait

Détails de la formation du matinObjectifs fonctionnels
  • Civilisation
  • Politique : Différents partis, organisation
  • Géographie : Régions, départements, Dom Tom, francophonie
  • Economie :   Les grandes entreprises françaises/Technologies/Artisanat/Ressources
  • Société : Education, Santé, Immigration
  • Histoire : Chronologie, périodes marquantes-Art : Littérature, peinture, cinéma, théâtre-Presse : Audio, vidéo, écrite
  • Traditions : Provence, Nice, cuisine, fêtes
Ces différents thèmes sont abordés à travers des exposés des stagiaires, le matin en seconde partie. Le choix des thèmes sera fixé en début de stage. Le stagiaire travaille à partir de ses connaissances et de documents fournis par le professeur. Une discussion suivra ainsi que l'apport d'éléments nouveaux si besoin. (Possibilité de visionner un reportage ou de lire un article concernant le sujet choisi.)

Détails de la formation du matin

Objectifs grammaticaux Temps du passé/Passé composé / Imparfait / Plus-que-parfait
  • Valeurs de certains auxiliaires
  • Imparfait stylistique
  • Différences passé composé / passé simple
  • Accord des participes passés
Temps du futur
  • Futur proche / simple / antérieur
  • Différences futur proche / futur simple
  • Valeurs spécifiques du futur simple et du futur antérieur
  • Expression de l'antériorité
  • Valeurs du conditionnel présent et passé
  • Subjonctif
  • Différences Subjonctif / indicatif
  • Subjonctif : Expression du sentiment, jugement, Conjonction, Gallicismes
  • Place des pronoms
  • Expressions fixes avec en et y
  • Pronoms et adjectifs indéfinis
Style direct et indirect
  • Concordance des temps à l'indicatif et au subjonctif
  • Vocabulaire : Expression de temps, Verbes introducteurs, Adverbes
Voix passive
  • Révision des temps (+ participe présent)
  • Particularités : se laisser, se faire, faire + infinitif
Expression du but, cause, conséquence, opposition, concession.Ce programme grammatical est modulable en fonction des acquis des stagiaires.

Détails de la formation de l'après-midi

Montage d'un Cours :Imaginer le montage d'un cours sur le Passé Composé
pour un niveau faux-débutant.
  • Demander au Etudiants de préparer le cours (seul ou à deux)
  • Présentation des différentes propositions et critique.
  • Notre propre proposition avec une sélection de documents audio / écrit.
  • Discussion . Possibilité de moduler avec un niveau plus avancé.
2) Jeux de rôles et Simulations :
  • Présentation et explication .Discussion sur l'intérêt de ces techniques  pédagogiques.
  • Illustration : nos exemples (le procès, l'île...)
  • Proposer la création d'une simulation à partir d'un objectif grammatical et / ou fonctionnel précis.
3) Nationalités et spécificités de la langue française:
  • Quels sont les gros points de différences par rapport aux langues maternelles respectives des étudiants ? De quelles façons abordent-ils ces différences avec leurs propres étudiants ?
  • Orientation phonétique présentation des spécificités françaises et des exercices phonétiques.
  • Mise en situation avec des Etudiants d'Alpha B.
4) Les méthodes de français pour étrangers :
  • Quelles méthodes utilisent-ils dans leur pays ?
  • Comment chaque méthode ( ex: NSF , Espace ,Tempo..) présente le même point de grammaire ?
  • Travail de groupe ( chacun a une méthode ) Présentation , comparaison, critiques.
  • Evolution des méthodes audio/vidéo/informatique.
5) Niveau de langue :
  • Familier/soutenue/classique > Exercices , textes à transformer par les Etudiants.
  • Expressions idiomatiques
  • Onomatopées
  • Proverbes
  • Langage gestuel
6) Travail sur l'écrit :
  • Comment développer l'expression écrite de l'étudiant ?
    Exemples : Production d'un Conte , Roman-photo , Quatrième de couverture , scénario.
  • Mise en commun des idées
Pour le 6ème après-midi , autres possibilités

- Visites culturelles - Sondage -Atelier cuisine et dégustation
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SIOC DA, Boks 806, N-5404 Stord, Norway
Telefon: +47 53 41 15 75, Telefaks: +47 53 41 78 66, Mobil: +47 975 63 700
Kontakt personer: Birger Reinhardt Larsen og Morten Are Larsen