Welcome

Our French Institute

The French Institute of St Raphael means

  • Over 10 years of experience
  • A School on a human and convivial scale
  • Situated in the town-centre
  • Train station, bus station and ferry terminal are 10 minutes’ walk from both our premises.

Our premises :

  • 7 spacious, light classrooms in the town centre, equipped with video
  • Situated 10 minutes walk from the town and shops
  • Free and unlimited Wifi connection

Our team :

  • A contact person available to help throughout the stay
  • 4 to 7 permanent or part-time teachers
  • Professional staff at your service to accompany students on the excursions, sporting and cultural activities

Our teaching methods :

  • A friendly and professional atmosphere
  • A briefing at the beginning of the stay and a guided tour of Saint Raphael
  • A programme of cultural and sporting activities, and excursions accompanied by professionals
  • A survey of satisfaction at the end of stay

Our students :

  • Students of all nationalities
  • Juniors from 14 years old, groups, adults, families, teachers of French for further training, professionals requiring specialised French.

Our French lessons

The French Institute in St Raphaël

This is our teaching method

  • Our teaching staff offers a teaching method which requires very active oral participation.
  • We have varied and fun teaching aids to encourage motivated learning in a friendly atmosphere.
  • We develop various abilities: oral comprehension and speaking, written comprehension and writing.
  • Through communication situations from daily life and educational materials: newspapers, songs, audio and video, sampling Provencal and French specialities.
  • Preparation for tests : Preparation for DELF and for DALF, Leaving Certificate, Junior Certificate
DELF or DALF, Leaving Certificate, Junior Certificate
  • Preparation for TFI : Test of International French (Test de Français International)
Preparation for TFI
  • Preparation for TCF: Test of Knowledge of French (Test de connaissance du français)
Preparation for TCF

Level :

The DELF and DALF are official diplomas issued by the French Ministry of National Education, to certify skills in French for foreign candidates. The DELF and DALF are made up of 6 separate diplomas, corresponding to six levels of the  Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

CERC

DELF / DALF

User

A1
DELF A1
Elementary
A2
DELF A2
Elementary
B1
DELF B1
Intermediate
B2
DELF B2
Intermediate
C1
DALF C1
Proficient
C2
DALF C2
Proficient

DELF diplomas also exist in a version suited to teenagers.

CERC

DELF Junior

User

A1
DELF Junior A1
Elementary
A2
DELF Junior A2
Elementary
B1
DELF Junior B1
Intermediate
B2
DELF Junior B2
Intermediate

Tests can be carried out in the 900 certified test centres throughout 154 countries including FranceDELF and DALF certificates take into account:

  • the International standards of test design www.alte.org
  • the harmonisation of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages www.coe.int

The 6 diplomas which make up the DELF and the DALF are totally separate. Thus, the candidate, depending on his or her level, can enroll directly for the exam of his or her choice.
For each level, the 4 skills are evaluated : oral comprehension and speaking, written comprehension and writing.

School Groups

FRENCH TEACHERS WITH THEIR FRENCH GROUPS

Are you planning to come to France with your pupils? Find out about one of our stays or arrange your own.

Why chose our Institute in Saint Raphael ?
  • Over 10 years’ experience with school groups of all ages
  • A town on a human scale
  • Our classrooms are situated in the town centre 10 minutes’ walk from the sea and shops
  • Selected host families
  • A teaching staff that listens to you
  • The choice of a set programme, or arranged by yourselves
  • A single contact person, Annie TROVERO, who will keep in touch with you throughout your stay
Contact her direct

In addition to the lessons, the pupils will improve their French thanks to cultural activities, whose programme will be linked to what has been learned in class.

Semi-intensive or intensive stay (with lessons in the afternoons)

  • French lessons in the morning : structured training in expression and oral comprehension, using documents from daily life, vocabulary and grammar of the language, educational visits in the town, songs, videos…
  • Cultural activities in the afternoon and excursions at the week-end: cultural visits to explore Saint Raphael and the Provence Côte d’Azur area ; sporting activities, meeting French school-children, cooking, trying local food.
  • We recommend accommodation in host families so as to allow pupils the opportunity of total immersion in the French language and culture.

Teachers can be put up either with a host family, half-board, or at a hotel with breakfast, or in a self-catering apartment

ARRANGE YOUR OWN PROGRAMME FOR YOUR STAY IN SAINT RAPHAEL

Contact : Annie Trovéro

Juniors

  • The « All-inclusive » stay guarantees that the pupils are looked after immediately on arrival, French lessons, activities and entertainment, full-board (with packed lunch) accommodation with host family, supervision and safety, transfers from and to Nice Airport or Saint Raphael station.
  • Stay from one to three weeks
  • Summer programme
  • During the year, pupils can attend state or private French schools from the age of 16 for a minimum of 3 weeks during the school year (staying with a host family)
  • Appropriate teaching for juniors
  • Activities and excursions specially adapted for juniors from 15-year olds and supervised by organisers who are activity enthusiasts.

The same person will be responsible for your child throughout the stay. The school is located in the town centre, everything is in walking distance: Train station, beach, shops, buses.

Group of students

 

 Example of a 6-night stay

Semi-intensive :  15 hours of lessons, with activities and excursions
  • Day 1 : arrival and settling in with host family
  • Day 2 :  9am-12pm French lessons – (30-minute test) – 12pm-1.30pm – Lunch – 2pm-4pm  Tour of St Raphael
  • Day 3 : 9am-12pm French lessons – Lunch – 2pm-6.30pm St Tropez by boat
  • Day 4 : 9am-12pm French lessons – Lunch – 1.30pm–7pm – Excursion to Cannes by train
  • Day 5 : 9am-12pm French lessons – Lunch –  1.30pm-6.30pm – Introduction to ‘pétanque’ (bowls) and beach
  • Day 6 : 9am-12pm French lessons – Lunch – 1.30pm-7.30pm – Excursion to Nice by train or Water Park
  • Day 7 : Departure

Example of a 6-night stay

Intensive : 23 hours of lessons, with activities and excursions
  • Day 1 : arrival and settling in with host family
  • Day 2 :  9am-12pm French lessons -(30 minute test) –12pm-1.30pm – Lunch – 2pm-4pm  Tour of St Raphael
  • Day 3 : 9am-12pm French lessons – Lunch – 1.30pm-3.30pm – French lessons – Beach activities
  • Day 4 : 9am-12pm French lessons – Lunch – 1.30pm-3.30pm – French lessons – Introduction to ‘pétanque’
  • Day 5 : 9am-12pm French lessons – Lunch –  1.30pm-3.30pm – French lessons – 4pm-6pm cookery lesson
  • Day 6 : 9am-12pm French lessons – Lunch – 1.30pm-3.30pm – French lessons – Free
  • Day 7 : Departure

Adults

Adults, French teachers, Companies, Seniors, Families

Would you like to start learning French or are you hoping to improve your French?

Whatever your level, whatever your age and whatever the reasons for wanting to learn French, you will find a training programme at the French Institute of Saint Raphael, tailor-made to your expectations and your needs.

  • General French
  • Specialised French
  • French with specific aims
  • French for teachers
  • Private lessons
  • Conversation

Preparation for the DELF/DALF/TFI/TCF

You can choose your option:

  • Intensive or semi-intensive lessons, private lessons, lessons for 2, 3 or 4 (as a family or with friends)
  • With or without accommodation

Agents

Hello, dear future partner,

I am happy to introduce our French Institute of Saint Raphael on the French Riviera.

My team and I would like to develop a partnership based on trust.

I should like to invite you to come and visit our two premises located in the town centre of St-Raphael, talk to our teaching staff, find out about our excursions, sporting and cultural activities and meet our host families.

My agents have been working with me in total confidence for the past 10 years.

Contact me:

Annie TROVERO
  • With over 15 years of experience in teaching and school management.
  • Mobile : +33 660 774 141
  • Clic here to send e-mail

Saint-Raphaël

Has

  • Over 300 days of sunshine a year
  • 36 kms of Coastline
  • 30 beaches shared between St Raphael and Fréjus

 

Saint-Raphaël, a seaside town

Between ST TROPEZ and CANNESSAINT RAPHAEL is 40 minutes from Nice airport, with a population of 36 000 in winter and double that in summer, yet it is still a town on a human scale where you can make your way around in total safety.

Explore, go for a stroll, this is really how you should start.  Take the time to get to know the everyday life of St Raphaël.

Besides the beaches of the Saint Raphaël town centre and the large Fréjus-plage beach, at the foot of the Estérel hill range, St Raphael also boasts coves and inlets, red cliffs and a tourquoise-coloured sea. It’s a permanent invitation to go for a swim.

Along by the old harbour, the Albert 1st quayside hosts a variety of entertainment on the wide pavements where shops and restaurants abound, with arts and crafts markets every evening in summer.

Saint-Raphaël, a seaside town
Saint-Raphaël, a water-sports town

Saint-Raphaël, a water-sports town

Saint Raphael has been awarded the quality title of « French water sports resort »…

Water sports activities : sailing, water skiing, boat trips, scuba-diving, sea kayaking, stand up paddle, canoeing, Olympic swimming pool.

These leisure activities are here for you to enjoy at your own pace and your own level throughout the year.  www.saint-raphael.com

Saint-Raphaël, a town with Provencal flavours

Many restaurants offer local cuisine and know how to promote Mediterranean and regional dishes.

There is a Provencal Market all year round and a big market along the Fréjus Plage beach for 2 kms every Sunday morning.

Saint-Raphaël, a town with provençal flavours
Saint-Raphaël, a vibrant town

Saint-Raphaël, a vibrant town

For your evenings: 7 cinema studios, a theatre, a gambling casino, pubs, billiard-bars, piano-bars and discos.

EVENTS :

  • June – music festival,
  • July – Jazz competitions, firework displays,
  • August – St Peter’s festival, firework displays and dancing etc. ….

Nice, Cannes, St Tropez are nearby.
Saint Raphael is a golfing paradise: two 18 hole courses, and  two 9 hole courses.

Saint-Raphaël, a cultural town

With its Basilicaits archeological museum, the old town and its Cultural centre, Saint Raphael takes you back into history.

Adjoining St Raphael, the Roman town of Fréjus also plunges you into history.

Guided tours of the Cathedral and its magnificent Cloisters.

Visit the Tourist Office of St Raphael : www.saint-raphael.com and of Fréjus : www.frejus.fr

Saint-Raphaël, a cultural town

Activities

The Saint Raphael French Institute will show you around Saint Raphael and the area through excursions, cultural and sporting or play activities.

SPORTING ACTIVITIES

  • “Accrobranche” (treetop rope walking)
  • Introduction to scuba diving
  • Catamaran
  • Introduction to “pétanque” (Provencal bowls)
  • Golf
  • Stand up Paddle
  • Sea kayaking
  • Tennis
  • Rambling with naturalist guide
  • Sailing
  • Mountain biking

All these activities are supervised by professionals.

Sporting Activities
Excursions

DAY OR HALF-DAY EXCURSIONS

  • SAINT-TROPEZ by boat or by coach
  • AQUALAND (the largest water park in Europe)
  • CANNES
  • NICE and museums, the old town
  • MONACO  the Oceanographic Museum, the Prince’s Palace, the exotic gardens
  • GRASSE and the perfume factories
  • ANTIBES and the Picasso Museum
  • SAINT-PAUL DE VENCE
  • EZE and the exotic gardens
  • TOULON and the bay
  • MARSEILLE and the museum

CULTURAL ACTIVITES

  • FREJUS and Roman monuments (guided tour)
  • Visit of Saint Raphaël and the Archeological Museum
  • Guided tour of a vineyard and wine-tasting
  • Provençal cookery lesson with a « chef » and sampling of food
  • History of Provence
  • Temporary exhibitions at the Cultural Centre of Saint Raphaël
  • Museum of Marseille
  • The Maeght Foundation St Paul de Vence
  • The Picasso Museum Antibes
  • The Matisse, Chagall, MAMAC Museum,  Nice
Cultural activities

Accommodation

ACCOMMODATION WITH HOST FAMILY

For whom ?

Ideal for total immersion in French culture and to discover the culture and the pace of life « à la française», (the French way of life) as well as learning French much more quickly. Accommodation in a host family is the best solution for you. It’s the only possible accommodation for the under 18’s. Carefully selected by our team, the host families have been working with us for a long time and have contracts with the French Institute of St Raphael, guaranteeing high standards.

  • Our families have the sense of hospitality and welcome and our accommodation department will stay in touch with you throughout your stay in Saint Raphael.
  • Our families live within a radius of 30 minutes’ maximum from the school (on foot or by public transport). You can be put up in the same family with one or several students.
  • We take great care in the selection of our families and visit them regularly.

All our families are situated in the boroughs of Saint Raphael/Fréjus. When you enroll with us, we will send you a personal information sheet to be returned to us (special diet, allergies, leisure activities, …). We can offer several options:

  • Option with private, double or twin room for 2 students travelling together
  • In B&B : this option includes room + breakfast
  • 1/2 board option : including room with breakfast and dinner

Self-Catering Apartment

For whom ?

Ideal if you wish to stay independent and cater for yourself!  You have your own apartment and can therefore enjoy all mod cons during your short or longer stays.

Description

Self-catering apartments, belonging to private landlords, are carefully selected by our team. You can therefore visit the following websites  :

The apartments are situated not more than about twenty minutes’ walk or bus ride from the school. Each apartment is obviously different but everything is there to make you feel at home: your own bathroom, a kitchen area with everything you need for cooking and a sleeping area.

Residential Hotel

For Whom ?

This option is perfect if you are on your own, with breakfast provided. We can advise you on the choice of hotel or you can visit the tourist office website in

Saint Raphael :  www.saint-raphael.com and in Fréjus : www.frejus.fr heading accommodation

Hotels with contracts with our Saint-Raphaël French Institute

Terms and conditions of enrolment

ENROLMENT

Please complete the attached enrolment form and return it to our office by post or e-mail together with a deposit of 200 Euros. On receipt of your enrolment form, by which you agree to comply with the rules and regulations of the school and of the accommodation you have selected, written confirmation and other useful information regarding your stay, including an invoice detailing the various costs, will be sent to you by post or e-mail.

N.B. : You will be fully enrolled on receipt of your deposit of 200 euros.  Written confirmation with all the necessary information will be sent to you by e-mail or post as soon as your completed enrolment form and deposit have been received.

VISAS

If you are a citizen of the European Union you will not require a visa.

PAYMENT

When enrolling, you should send us a deposit of 200 Euros, preferably by bank transfer. Bank charges are for your account.  If you pay by cheque, there will be an additional charge of 40€ per cheque on your invoice.
The balance of your payment must reach us 30 days before the beginning of your stay by the very latest without any reminder on our part.

Your payment must be made out in Euros and must cover all bank fees and dues.

PAYMENT DETAILS

BANK TRANSFER

Annie TROVERO

BANK NAME : Banque Populaire Méditerranée

IBAN  FR76 1460 7003 7660 2212 7040 294

Bank Identification Code :  CCBPFRPPMAR

Paying Bank : BPMED SAINT RAPHAEL – 71 Avenue Victor Hugo – 83700 Saint Raphael

Please make sure the name of the student appears clearly.

INSURANCE

You must take out your own fully comprehensive international insurance policy that will cover you for everything during your stay (illness, accidental damage, repatriation, theft, etc…). ) and send us a photocopy of the policy.  If you are from a country within the European Union, you should request Form E111 from your insurance company to cover you for medical expenses.

If Participants are not insured for sickness, accident or theft, the International French Language Institute, represented by Annie TROVERO, will not be held responsible for any loss, damage or injury suffered or inflicted by a student on other people or property, either on the premises or outside, for whatever reason. 

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

The deposit is not refundable.  Your tuition or accommodation fees will be refunded according to the following conditions :

  • Cancellation up to two weeks before your arrival : 100% refund
  • Cancellation less than 2 weeks before your arrival : 50% refund
  • No refund if you decide to leave once the course has started

Any interrupted or modified stay on your part while in Saint-Raphaël will not be refunded.

Once a course has started, payment is due in full and the student is not entitled to any refund if he/she stops attending the course or only attends infrequently.

In exceptional circumstances where a class does not reach the minimum number required of 6 students, the International French Language Institute reserves the right to modify the number of hours.

The International French Language Institute reserves the right to modify certain times of courses without notice.

COMPLAINTS

No complaint on your part will be accepted after your departure if it has not been brought to the attention of our staff during your stay.  In the event of any legal dispute, the parties agree that the case shall be heard under the sole jurisdiction of the courts of Fréjus.

BANK HOLIDAYS

There are no classes on French Bank holidays. Private lessons will be made up during the student’s stay.

HOUSE RULES AT THE SCHOOL AND WITH HOST FAMILIES

In the case of serious misconduct, the school reserves the right to require the student concerned

to leave the school without notice. Fees will not be refunded.

In the case of under-age students, the rules are sent to the parents.

AUTHORISATION FOR UNDER-AGE STUDENTS TO GO OUT

In the absence of such authorisation, enrolment for the course cannot be accepted.  A written parental authorisation in accordance with the sample wording attached, and signed by the parents, must be returned with the booking form.  If the rules specified in these authorisations are not respected (e.g. not keeping to the times, under-age student going out without permission), the International French Language Institute has the right to sanction (the student will be sent back to his/her country immediately).

Adult students must respect the times shown in “HOUSE RULES WITH HOST FAMILY”.

Important information :

  • In extremely rare cases, if there is only one participant in a group level, only 50% of the number of hours will be given as a one-on-one course. If there are only two participants in a group level, 75% of the number of hours will be given during the week.

By enrolling with the International French language Institute of Saint-Raphaël, you accept all the terms and conditions of enrolment.

Enrolment Form

You are under 18 years old, click here
You are older than 18, click here

Rates

Rates for French courses and accommodation

Institut de français Saint Raphael / International French Language School

Agents, groups and school groups, please contact Annie TROVERO for a quotation.

SUMMER PROGRAMME FOR  JUNIORS  from 14 to 18 years old

From 01/06/2018 to 12/08/2018

13 nights:  1 500 euros

  • Full board
  • 30  lessons 45 minutes
  • Sports and cultural activities, beach activities, half day and full day excursions
  • Transfers from and to Nice airport

20 nights: 1 900 euros

  • Full board
  • 45 lessons 45 minutes
  • Sport and cultural activities, beach activities, half day and full day excursions
  • Transfers from and to Nice airport

Timetable on request

French lessons group from 6 to 10 students for adults or juniors – lessons 45 minutes

15 lessons

180€

20 lessons

240€

30 lessons

360€

One to one French lessons for adults or juniors – lessons 55 minutes

10 lessons

500€

15 lessons

735€

20 lessons

940€

30 lessons

1350€

Rates for accommodation in French host family (price per person)

Breakfast one person

6 nights : 150€ – 7 nights: 175€

13 nights : 325€ – 20 nights: 500€

Extra night : 25€

Breakfast two people (sharing a room)

6 nights : 138€ – 7 nights: 161€

13 nights : 299€ – 20 nights: 460€

Extra night : 23€

Half-board one person

6 nights : 210€ – 7 nights: 245€

13 nights : 455€ – 20 nights: 700€

Extra night : 40€

Half-board two people (sharing a room)

6 nights : 180€ – 7 nights: 210€

13 nights : 390€ – 20 nights: 600€

Extra night : 35€

We will gladly prepare a quotation for any other request.

Brochure

Discover our school through our downloadable brochure here