International House Nice was opened in 1985 and is located right in the center of Nice, near the old town and the beach. The school has air-conditioned classrooms and a student room where students can relax, have a drink and use the internet. IH Nice offers classes for students at every level and a range of accommodation options. There are also many opportunities to experience local culture in Nice and along the French Riviera. A public transport system and the network of trains and buses provide easy access to surrounding areas.
The nationality and age mix at International House: Nice varies over different time periods, courses and levels. Throughout the year, the average age is 26. In the summer, the average age is 22.
International House teaches students from all over the world, including:
International House does not hold classes on the holiday dates below. The school does not compensate for these holidays, so make sure to choose your start date accordingly.
The school was very good, the teachers where also very nice
i enjoyed my time there
in the beginning i had problems with the family. but at the end it was better for me
I enrolled in a 1 week course, being an almost beginner in French language.
I was in a class with 4 other students who I thought were a bit ahead of me.
The whole lesson was conducted in French (understandably) but the problem for me was that I couldn't understand the instructions of what to do in the exercises, until I felt I should ask in English. The teacher was happy to explain then. The lessons were good, we had a variety of grammar, making short conversations and reading aloud. I felt I did improve slightly in the week, however a 4 week stint would have been a lot better, to have that continuity.
The location was excellent as it was walking distance from the centre of beautiful Nice.
There were some social activities planned, which I would have liked to partake in but it didn't seem that they went ahead as no-one else was interested.
I haven't studied French in years and I was a nervous student. I am so glad that I chose International House Nice- the location is, of course, heavenly and the teachers are great. I felt challenged in class and am glad that I took the intensive course.
Every week or so, we had a new teacher- this was very helpful because they all had unique teaching techniques. When I didn't understand very well in the morning session, the afternoon session often clarified things. It is exactly what I needed.
I am one of older students, but I had a great time with my classmates and have made friends- we spend time after school, practicing our French and exploring the city and the region.
I can't wait to come back next year!
I attended morning and afternoon lessons (4,5 hrs/day) at International House Nice in August 2019. Mornings were group lessons with quite large groups (7-10 people) while afternoons were smaller groups (3-5 people) plus two days/week of individual lessons. I started in the absolute beginners group, but upgraded to the A1 group in my second week and the A2 group in the third.
The quality of the teachers was uniformly high. Afternoon sessions were particularly useful as the smaller group/individual lessons enable a much faster and tailored progress. Larger group sessions vary a lot depending on the engagement level of your classmates, since a lot depends on the peer-to-peer interactions with them.
The classrooms were comfortable, and in an excellent location, 10 minutes walk from the old town, the railway station, or the beach.
Fab range of activities and I could leave my son there for the 2 hour lunch break if I wanted to (I never did but was nice to know I could). Snacks were provided and the sessions seemed fun. Close to parks etc so lunch breaks were super fun. Staff lovely.
My only issue was I paid for my son to have French lessons and he didn’t have any lessons. Essentially it was a Summer holiday childcare facility. I would have preferred they were honest with that as there are cheaper places to do that.
The teachers appeared to me of very good quality. The main problem is that son, who is English speaking, made friends with other English-speaking friends from the first day. It was difficult for teachers, I heard, to have them practice French. Overall, this was a wonderful way for my son to enjoy his time in Nice, but not the best way to learn French.
I would prefer a more academic approach in the future. Unfortunately, I was told by Language International that there would be French lessons in the morning and activities in the afternoon. The truth is that there were only activities and no French lessons.
For me it was a very nice experience, since it was the first time to get involved in this kind of lessons.
The location was very easy to be found and it is close to one of the most famous streets of Nice-rue Massena-.
Our teacher was very friendly and was willing to explain everything in detail in order to be sure we actually understand.
All the other persons that were in my classroom where on the same level as mine, so that made me feel more relaxed.
We were only encouraged to speak-or try to speak- in French, although I am definetly not fluent in talking, but that helped me a lot!! After the lessons I was feeling more confident about speaking in French.
I definetely recommend it and I will sure do it again in the future, but for more than one week, because one week is a short period to improve youself in French..
Excellent teaching - I wanted focus on grammer and exposure to normal conversation, which is what I got
Very happy with the course - I hope to attend for at least 2 weeks next summer
The teachers are very engaging and friendly. They are easy to talk to and they want to teach as much as possible. I think it is great that ONLY french is spoken during class. That is why my French vocabulary and pronunciation has improved significantly. The location is good because it is practical and nice. It is close to the beach, several bus stops and in a beautiful location in the city of Nice. The facilities are fresh and clean.Show details » Read more...
Loved the teachers and classes but I wish we had a more in-depth review of our level, because I felt that I didn't learn as much new vocabulary and grammar as I had hoped. It was more of a review rather than learning new material.. The location was perfect and I loved the school. I made lots of new friends from all over the world. The housing was good, although there were some negative issues, such as that the host did not provide breakfast, and she smoked everywhere in the house including the kitchen. I enjoyed having a roommate.Show details » Read more...
Class little and good
Teacher with professional and pedagogical qualifications
Clever young people in the class
Good atmosphere in the lessons
I did not like the old fashioned teaching with a lot of grammar, too little discussion and communication.
The lessons followed a determined schedule, not adapted to this class of five
The School does the work very old. The audio and video were old school. Also the exercices on print are old school where the woman took care about the House and the man had a job.
The facilitees were ok, execept the aircon which did not work ok.
The Teacher, Fanny was execellent.
My french has got a great boost.
I really liked my teacher Dominique the first week who was funny and brought us to a real market and showed us how to order etcShow details » Read more...
Perfect experience at school! Teachers are friendy and kind. And I'll be back for sure! I love place, the city and people and all facilities of school.Show details » Read more...
The Kidsclub is a pleasant school for kids. The kids can attend various classes, such as karate, gym and EnglishShow details » Read more...
The teachers were very friendly and also taught us very good because the lessons were very thrilling and good structured. What I also aprecciates was my host family ("hostmother)" because she cooked very well and was very friendly. Another point which I really liked, was the location because it was in the centre of Nice which means you were very close to the sea.Show details » Read more...
We appreciated much The Kind reception And suddenly The professional teachers, also The location was central And Easy To reach. We rally reccomend IH Nice And Hope To come There in The future. Nice was a Good location for our French Kids course And we rally Hope To come bacik again. Thanks You for Everything.Show details » Read more...
I completed one week at International House:Nice and it was a great way to refresh my french language skills. The teacher was great, the course was interactive and the environment was very comfortable and welcoming. I had been out of practice in french for several years and felt a big improvement in my comprehension and confidence through the week. I would definitely return to continue advancing my french.Show details » Read more...
The class small and good. Teachers good and very good. Location and facilities acceptabel. Activitity only first day. Housing ok.Show details » Read more...
We were six students from five different countries in our class during the first week, this resulted in very interesting discussions and a great experience exchange. The teacher conducted the discussions very well and gave us enough time to speak.
In the second week, we were unfortunately, eleven students in the class whereas in other classes there were only two to four students. An unfortunate division.
The school material is unfortunately a bit outdated and badly copied sheets from books were distributed.
I enjoyed the classes, teachers, and the social events as well. The school was brilliantly located, just five minutes from the beach. However, I do wish we had more interactive learning i.e. French movies/games/outdoor study trips etc.
On the other hand, the housing which the school offered, was very poor. As a result, I had to switch to another accomodation by myself.
The teachers were always prepared to help you. They were very kind and they were always laughing. Some classrooms were small though.Show details » Read more...
We had normal classes like in every school. The teachers were fine as well. I didn't live in the sleeping rooms, so I can't rate them.Show details » Read more...
I had a very good experience with Language International! The teacher was great and my stay at the host family was perfect! I have learned a lot during my stay, and I would gladly recommend it to others!Show details » Read more...
The school was a great experience for me. Our teacher was very nice and did her best in establishing very friendly and effective communication between students from different countries/cultures, making the study not only useful but also quite exciting.
The school located in a walking distance from city center, not far from the main train station.
There were some activities organized by the school staff, but I didn't participate in any (due to lack of time - I had only a week in Nice) so nothing to say here.
The housing was also very nice: I lived with a French family and had a lot of opportunities to improve my language as well as to better understand other cultures.
It was a great experience. Laetitia was an excellent teacher and I could see my French improve a lot over the course of the week. The staff in the office was always happy to help. The accommodation (Lamy) was quite basic, but was fine for its purpose. I would have probably stayed with a host family in hindsight so as to have more opportunities to improve my French. Nice, itself, is beautiful, and there's every chance that I'll return to the city and the school.Show details » Read more...
Although I stayed just for a week, I really enjoyed the atmosphere in the school. It was well situated right in the center of Nice, the teacher was nice and the classes were very useful. I think I definitely improved my language skills. The only thing that disappointed me was that the classes were in the afternoon and I could not enjoy Nice that much. Overall, it was amazing.Show details » Read more...
The class was great. I was a student in Jean Christoph's class. He's an amazing teacher and he works hard to make the students understand him, but he was moving slow, wasting time, and slacking. The class was supposed to be 3 hours, but we studied from 9:00a.m.-10:30 a.m. Our break started after this, and didn't end until 11:00 a.m. or 11:15 a.m., and I calculate that into the things he did while in class (lack of work papers and him going out to copy more, etc.), but overall he's great. He just needs to work on punctuality. My afternoon private lessons were amazing. The location of the school was perfect. A vending machine swallowed my money 3 times and I didn't get it back. The staff and crew were very friendly and welcoming, especially Emma and William (the head manager).
About the activities with the school: I only paid one time to go to some city that was close, and when I showed up, I couldn't find anyone. I was 25 minutes early though, and I didn't get a refund.
At my housing, Rose was very friendly and kind. She's super clean and organized, which I loved. Breakfast was great, but dinner was not so much. The other day, I had salad for dinner - a salad! Usually it was more than a salad. The location of the apartment was somewhat good. It was an 8-minute walk to the school and there was a supermarket called "Lidel" that was very close - probably a 3-minute walk.
I liked the whole experience, but I noticed that the school was really expensive compared to other schools. The books we used weren't that useful.
Thanks for everything. :-)
I came to Nice and got picked up by my host family. Already there you can see that the host families take their job seriously, and I think it is very good to have families you can trust. Unfortunately, when I came to my family and the school I got anxiety. I told my family and the school that I had this problem and they did all that they could to help me. So when you talk about the people and teachers at the school you can see that they are good people and good teachers. The location of the school was fine. My families were both close to the school, but I think it was a bit confusing that there were two school locations.
The activities was very good. They did a very good job finding activities that were interesting and fun for our age.
The facilities were fine and the classrooms were not very hot even though it was very hot outside. When it came to pens or books I thought that the school would give us a book or a pen, but it was no problem.
So all in all it is a very good place to be.
Really friendly and helpful staff. Teacher was very good, but didn't speak English very well. On the other hand it was better because we had to use French even with more difficult questions. I had to change location every day at 12 o'clock but the distance wasn't bad. Activities were nice. I booked a hotel by myself so I didn't have housing.Show details » Read more...
The class was very small (5 students), and students were at very different levels, although they were all in the same room. This was a bit distracting. The professor was not very rigorous, so sometimes it seemed like we were moving on very very slowly.Show details » Read more...
I enrolled in the school for two weeks of class. I have taken French with a tutor 1 time a week for the last two years and really wanted to advance. I really liked my teacher and found that most of the lessons for me were review, exactly what I needed! I felt that my class placement was perfect; challenging but not over my head. To be in the class environment with students basically at the same level, I felt comfortable with speaking up and asking questions. The most difficult aspect of learning the language was listening to the CD's and discussing the conversations. With my tutor at home, she speaks very slowly and knows exactly what vocabulary I know so this was much more difficult. My only complaint (or really just an annoyance) was that our teacher several times a day asked us to work with a partner on conversation skills. The first day of class, I was paired with the young girl next to me so we were then partners for every exercise, every day. The problem was that many times during the class, she was on her computer, on her facebook page, and not paying attention to the teacher or the class so when it came time for the exercise, she was lost and I became very frustrated. I would have preferred to work on my own in that case. The class had students from all over the world and a wide age range. I enjoyed that.
I did attend one outside the classroom activity which was dinner with other students at a restaurant in Vieux Ville. We were all confused on what to order and how the bill would be handled at the end. I think it would have been more enjoyable if the representative from the school was more in control of the evening and had made some pre-selections ahead of time.
Facilities were excellent, right in the heart of Nice. The teacher was an excellent native French speaker who was very supportive and encouraged us to push our limits. I would have liked to stay for longer!Show details » Read more...
I had a fantastic experience in Nice. I found my teachers to be extremely effective, as the learning experience was based on verbal skills, not so much written, which we have learned in school. The location was beautiful, as it is on the water and close to different cities. This gave me the opportunity to travel around and see parts of the country that I would not typically have the chance to, being from Canada. The school provided opportunities to go on day-trips to visit different local areas. I enjoyed my stay in Nice and my housing, although, I wish we were aware of housing closer to the school. I lived a 30 minute walk from school and felt uncomfortable walking at night. The woman who worked at the front desk at my apartment building was rude and did not give me money back when my apartment was in the same shape as when I first arrived.Show details » Read more...
The school is well located, the teachers are very good and helpful, the administration puts too much pressure in teachers to tolerate students, unfortunately there were some young students that were rude and teachers tolerated their rudeness (sleeping in the class). Sometimes they took too long breaks, which made the class shorter. I liked the house where I was placed, close to the school but the owner did not want anyone in the kitchen doing anything. Food was not very exciting. The owner was too demanding but firm. By the end of my 8th week she was more understanding and caring. Good person! I rate the experience as excellent. I learned a great deal and love France, especially Nice and the cities around.Show details » Read more...
The teachers were good. I liked that they explained in a manner that was easy to understand. The material that was handed was good, and I learned a lot of new vocabulary. The location of the school was excellent. There were hotels within a reasonable price range just close by. I liked very much that classes were in the afternoon.Show details » Read more...
I stayed in Nice for two weeks for a French course with my 10 year old daughter.
Our courses were in separate buildings, making us wake up at least 40 min earlier in order to get to class on time. The classrooms are very nice, but do not have air conditioners, so eventually it got hot considering it was summer. My classes were great, the teacher Anne was also very nice and was a great teacher. As for my daughter, I believe the course was too advanced for her age, since she was the youngest in the group of teenagers.
The overall view is great. I loved the experience and would take the course in Nice again!
Classes were very good in general, I had two teachers that were really good and you could tell they love teaching, Anne and Jean Cristhophe (sorry if I'm misspelling the names). One recommendation would be to improve the system the school has in place to choose the level of the students and to measure improvements in order to change classes. At first, my classes were in the right level (both exercises and class mates), but then when new students arrived after a few weeks, they were located in the same class with zero French knowledge and that made my classes go backwards instead of forward. Teacher didn't notice or notice but just didn't do anything about it so I requested a change of class to a more advance one and got a lot better after that.
The locations were good, I had some minor issues with the school downtown (Jean Medecin) behind felling the heat of the summer during class and no one answering the interphone to open the main gate to enter the building. There was a specific issue with the location in Carabacel when the class rooms were not available because of a problem with the university that was leasing the floor, the director was not helpful, and was actually rude; but the teachers were amazing handling the issue and giving great classes what so ever.
Activities were always great especially with Leslie, the woman that managed the activities outside the school, she was nice, helpful and always made the trips and the gatherings more fun and interesting.
Housing complied with what was required, nothing great but just met the basic expectations of a student dorm, hot water, internet available 24x7, access to main streets, not a lot of noise (except coming from the street, two times with people yelling and threatening each other about calling the police)
In general I would say I was a great experience and I would recommend the school for classes lasting a short period of time during holidays for example, but I would not do so for people wanting 6 months or longer stays.
I really enjoyed the discussions in Mme Fevrier's classes. I met many interesting people from different countries and learned many practical phrases for conversational French as well as improved on my grammar. The location was very convenient and I stayed in a hotel instead of with a local family. I would like to have stayed longer.Show details » Read more...
This is only my second day but I really like the school, and the Director Mr. William Rubinstein is a really professional. The staff and teachers are really keen to help new students.Show details » Read more...
It was really good, I loved the school and the teacher (Jean Christophe I think). Everything was really good.Show details » Read more...
The quality of teaching was high, the classes were interesting and productive, good location for the university, and a great atmosphere for studying.Show details » Read more...
My classes and teachers were very good and helpful. The housing wasn't bad, but I was expecting better. I stayed for a while so it was long, but unfortunately the students were not of the same age group. It was fun overall.Show details » Read more...
Homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more about the local culture in a comfortable setting while studying French in Nice. These homes are often between 5 - 30 minutes away from the school by public transport. Families usually offer affordable meal plans that allow you to sample the local cuisine. If you have special requests or diet restrictions (because of religion or health reasons), please let us know in advance. Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Saturday after your last day of class, unless otherwise noted. Learn more about homestay housing
Student residences are more suitable for an independent student, who is looking for clean, basic accommodation at an economic price. All students must be 10 - 100. Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Saturday after your last day of class, unless otherwise noted. Learn more about apartment housing
International House provides some assistance with hotel or hostel reservations or you can reserve a room on your own. Learn more about hostel housing
We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.
Your letter of acceptance will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you. If you wish to receive your paperwork by express mail, you will be charged 120 € when you register.
The school offers airport pickup services. If you wish to be picked up, just give us your flight details and arrival date. The price of a one-way airport transfer from Nice Cote D'Azur Airport is 35 €. You must book your airport transfer in advance when you register.
Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to Nice based on your budget, schedule and preferences.
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International House Nice is a French language school on the French Riviera Offering French courses in France all year round. From April 2015, IH Nice Will relocate to a new premises in the residential neighborhood of musicians, Rue Rossini.
This area is very safe, high class and Ideally located.
5 minutes from the railway station,
6 minutes from the main street, Avenue Jean Medecin,
7 minutes from the seafront
Our new 400 square meters site, spanning the first floor of a 20-year-old building, includes eight spacious classrooms contents, each equipped with state of the art equipment.
Mainly Our students come from Europe, Japan, and North and South America. Most students choose family accommodation As They can benefit from speaking French With Their host family and integrate into the French culture.
IH Nice's annex building Is located right in the center of Avenue Jean Medecin and understood completely Call of three air-conditioned refurbished classrooms, a reception, staff room, and a lobby with vending machine serving hot and cold snacks.
The two buildings are close to Each Other and right next to the tram (stop, for Jean Medecin Both schools) for easy access to --other rentals in Nice.
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Sorry, we cannot accept that age at the residence. Only from 17 ish.
Very sorry about this, we cannot do a booking just for the Farm bio work experience. If she did want to take on a course at IH,complementary to the Bio we could indeed look into it.
No, sorry. The Teens have to be placed by 2 for security reasons.
1. Yes we guarantee that they will be placed together.
2. We can do some visit of the old town or some cities around Nice. It can be a afternoon trip or a all day trip.
3. Yes we offer the accommodation in a hostfamily, single room.