I.B.S, an independent Secondary school, is based on the principle of French-English Bilingualism and owes its international character to the diversity of nationalities of its students... The school’s environment is the perfect opportunity for interaction between adolescents and adults of different backgrounds. I.B.S is above all a place of culture and personal enrichment... essentially an educational establishment which draws its strength and character from its conviviality, its thorough academic approach, and its broadmindedness. Through the years I.B.S has managed to create an authentic family spirit, a harmonious school life, enriching, tolerant, respectful of beliefs and customs which its international uniqueness demands.
Learn French & live in your private teacher's home around Aix-en-Provence with Home Language International! Home Language International (HLI) is a family-run business offering language courses in more than 20 languages in over 30 countries worldwide, including French lessons at an experienced private teacher's home in France. More than 5,000 students take advantage of our services every year. Ian Josephs, Danielle Josephs, their 5 adult children and an expert team of dedicated staff all put in very long hours for HLI. You stay in an experienced teacher's family home, have one-to-one French lessons and then continue to use the language during the rest of your stay in Aix-en-Provence. Because you are the only student, you are guaranteed individual attention. The lessons are completely designed for you, so the teacher will focus exactly on what you need. Mealtime conversation, television and social contacts are all in French. All of our teachers in France have a university degree (or equivalent) and/or a recognised teaching certificate. All teachers have been visited by one of our local organisers. Their qualifications have been checked and their homes throughly inspected. During your stay in Aix-en-Provence, a local organiser will monitor your progress and make sure your experience is both happy and successful. Home Language International (HLI) is accredited by the Accreditation Body for Language Services (ABLS), Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO), and UNOSEL.
IS Aix-en-Provence is an international language Institute specialized in teaching French as a foreign language for more than 40 years and registered by the local authorities as a "Private Establishment of Higher Learning". Located in the heart of Provence, the Institute is attended by students from all five continents. IS Aix-en-Provence is a non-profit making organization certified since 2007 with the national “French Foreign Language Quality” label, obtaining 3 stars (highest ranking) on each of the 5 criteria audited (Reception & Services, Premises & Equipment, Teaching staff, Courses, Management). We are also a member of the EAQUALS and IALC networks. We have just moved to new, freshly renovated premises where we are happy to welcome students with reduced mobility; including students in wheelchairs. The building, which is surrounded by the biggest park in the city is only a 10-minute walk from the town centre. We offer 14 luminous and air-conditioned classrooms; one classroom with several computers (access to magazines/books/DVD); 2 terraces, machines delivering tea & coffee drinks and sweet things; Free Wi-Fi. Our team is friendly and enthusiastic with solid experience, wishing to assure you to have an enjoyable stay that meets your expectations. The teaching team is made up of a studies Director, 12 permanent teachers and about 10 temporary teachers who all have diplomas in French as a Foreign Language (4 years of studies at university after the “baccalauréat”) and sound experience in teaching French. The 7 members of the administrative team look after students from enrolment until the end of their stay: the organization and quality of their studies, accommodation, activities, practical and tourist information, etc.
The teachers were great and the class atmosphere was very friendly. I understand why they don’t allow any language but French to be used in the classroom but it’s very difficult to understand at first what is going on and what you are supposed to be... more
The classes were good. I liked my teacher and I have the feeling it really helped me with french, espeachally with being more confident with speaking french. The house was also good, just the shower in my room sometimes made problems. The activities... more
Whether you are a student, a business professional, or a traveler, there is a language course in Aix-en-Provence that is right for you. There are French courses available for all fluency levels, ages and time durations. Just select a course type from the list below to get started.
General French courses are for adults who want to improve their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in French. Most general French courses are for adults age 16 and up. 2 - 48 week courses available. Most courses average 30 classes per week.
Professional French courses are for professionals who want to study French in a specific area, such as business, medicine, law, aviation, and hospitality.