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CIEL, Brest, France

4.2/5

Rating: 4.2/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Excellent rating of student apartments

CIEL

The language school CIEL was founded in Brest, France in 1987. The school is housed in a superb 19th century manor house in grounds of 2 hectares right in the heart of Brest bay. For students who like sports, there are lots of opportunities.

The school address is: Rue du Gué Fleuri, 29480 - Brest, France (see on map)
Legal name / parent company: CCI Métropolitaine Bretagne Ouest| Tax registration ID: FR89130022932

Covid-19 Status: School re-opening on 31 August 2020

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by CIEL

At the school''s entrance:
- Use of sanitizer compulsory
- A mask is given to each client for each 1/2 day.

A mask has to be worn in the commun spaces of the school. In the Classroom, each client decides to wear it or not.
Desinfection of the coffee machines and doors several times per day.
Only virtual classes are possible this summer, from the 6th July to the 28th August 2020.
The face-to-face classes start again on 31st August 2020.

Accreditations and Quality seals

FLEPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Restaurant

  • Microwave for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Daily press

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

Classroom equipment

  • TV in most classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

30

Facilities for disabled students

  • Disabled car park

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

  • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Tuition
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 250
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 80

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 6
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 3

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 14 years for specific Junior courses

French teacher qualifications

  • 100% hold a university degree
  • 100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

1
4
7
3
1
8
3
2
24
4
5

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Aeroport International de Brest.

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 01 May 2020, 08 May 2020, 21 May 2020, 01 Jun. 2020, 14 Jul. 2020, 15 Aug. 2020, 01 Nov. 2020, 11 Nov. 2020, 21 Dec. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Same as for nearly all language schools, group classes falling on bank holiday are not refunded and not recuperated.
Please note this school reserves the right to cancel confirmed bookings if a minimum number of students is not reached. Notification of such cancellation would happen at least 0 days before the course is due to start.

French Courses

General Language
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 13 24 36 Additional Week
Price in € 295 281 590 561 885 841 1180 1121 1770 1682 2240 2128 2800 2660 3445 3273 4920 4674 6480 6156 180 171
Price in RUB 24278 48555 72832 97109 145663 184341 230427 283507 404892 533273 14814
This course is focused on participants who want to:
* develop the 4 communication skills (oral comprehension and expression, and written comprehension and expression)
* enrich their vocabulary
* improve their pronunciation
* master the language structure
* widen their knowledge of French daily life.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 13:15
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € 50 48 100 95 150 143 200 190 250 238 300 285 350 333 400 380 -- -- --
Price in RUB 4115 8230 12345 16460 20574 24689 28804 32919 -- -- --
This course is taken in addition to the Intensive French Course.The oral communication workshop takes place on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. If one of these days are public holidays, the course is postponed. For example, the course which takes place on Tuesday, July 14th, will be postponed to Friday, July 17th.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
2020: 06 Jul. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020, 10 Aug. 2020, 17 Aug. 2020, 24 Aug. 2020.
General course schedule
0-1 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 14:00  - 15:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in € 650 618 1300 1235 1950 1853 2600 2470 3250 3088 3900 3705 4550 4323 5200 4940 -- -- 650 618
Price in RUB 53492 106984 160476 213968 267460 320951 374443 427935 -- -- 53492
Lessons can focus on: Business French, Scientific French, Medical French, Diplomatic French, Professional French, French for the Tourist Industry or French for Hotel Trade.This price is for private classes added to the Intensive Course.
Specialized French private classes as main course have a price of EUR 75 per week from 1 to 9 hours, and EUR 65 per week for10 hours or more.
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 14:00  - 15:30
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Price in € 225 214 450 428 675 642 900 855 1125 1069 1350 1283 1575 1497 1800 1710 -- -- 225 214
Price in RUB 18517 37033 55550 74066 92582 111099 129615 148132 -- -- 18517
Lessons can focus on: Business French, Scientific French, Medical French, Diplomatic French, Professional French, French for the Tourist Industry or French for Hotel Trade.This price is for private classes added to the Intensive Course.
Specialized French private classes as main course have a price of EUR 75 per week from 1 to 9 hours, and EUR 65 per week for10 hours or more.
General course schedule
0-1 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 14:00  - 15:30
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in € 420 399 840 798 1260 1197 1680 1596 2100 1995 2520 2394 2940 2793 3360 3192 -- -- 420 399
Price in RUB 34564 69128 103692 138256 172820 207384 241948 276512 -- -- 34564
Lessons can focus on: Business French, Scientific French, Medical French, Diplomatic French, Professional French, French for the Tourist Industry or French for Hotel Trade.This price is for private classes added to the Intensive Course.
Specialized French private classes as main course have a price of EUR 75 per week from 1 to 9 hours, and EUR 65 per week for10 hours or more.
General course schedule
1-2 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 14:00  - 15:30
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in € 550 523 1100 1045 1650 1568 2200 2090 2750 2613 3300 3135 3850 3658 4400 4180 -- -- 550 523
Price in RUB 45263 90525 135787 181050 226312 271574 316837 362099 -- -- 45263
The course will take up the following:
* Grammar, Vocabulary, Pronunciation
* Conversation - Civilization
* Written and Oral CommunicationPrice listed is for exam preparation private classes added to the Intensive Course.
Prices for exam preparation classes as a main course are as follows: EUR 65 per week from 1 to 9 hours and EUR 55 per week for 10 hours or more.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in € 195 186 390 371 585 556 780 741 975 927 1170 1112 1365 1297 1560 1482 -- -- 195 186
Price in RUB 16048 32096 48143 64191 80238 96286 112333 128381 -- -- 16048
The course will take up the following:
* Grammar, Vocabulary, Pronunciation
* Conversation - Civilization
* Written and Oral CommunicationPrice listed is for exam preparation private classes added to the Intensive Course.
Prices for exam preparation classes as a main course are as follows: EUR 65 per week from 1 to 9 hours and EUR 55 per week for 10 hours or more.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in € 360 342 720 684 1080 1026 1440 1368 1800 1710 2160 2052 2520 2394 2880 2736 -- -- 360 342
Price in RUB 29627 59253 88879 118505 148132 177758 207384 237010 -- -- 29627
The course will take up the following:
* Grammar, Vocabulary, Pronunciation
* Conversation - Civilization
* Written and Oral CommunicationPrice listed is for exam preparation private classes added to the Intensive Course.
Prices for exam preparation classes as a main course are as follows: EUR 65 per week from 1 to 9 hours and EUR 55 per week for 10 hours or more.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Language Plus Activity
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Price in € 250 238 500 475 750 713 1000 950 1250 1188 1500 1425 1750 1663 2000 1900 -- -- --
Price in RUB 20574 41148 61722 82296 102869 123443 144017 164591 -- -- --
Choices of Water Sports:
* catamaran
* sailing
* surfing
* kayak
* paddle
* openbicFrench language lessons are held in the morning and water sports activities in the afternoon.
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jul. 2020 - 28 Aug. 2020.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 13:15
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Specialty Courses
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 390 371 780 741 1170 1112 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in RUB 32096 64191 96286 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
The course focuses on advanced linguistic training, didactics, methodology and civilisation.Course Durations:
06 Jul to 10 Jul
13 Jul to 17 Jul
20 Jul to 24 Jul
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jul. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 13:15
Afternoon: 14:15  - 16:45
Required minimum language level
Proficiency (C2)
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Lesson duration: 55 minutes
School's administrative fee: 50.00 €

Accommodation

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(charged by school)
Price in € 210 420 630 840 1050 1260 1470 1680 2100 2520 210 10
Price in RUB 18192 36384 54575 72767 90958 109150 127341 145533 181916 218299 18192 867
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Prices are subject to change depending on the period and duration of stay.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Includes:
Access to laundry service, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
Not available/Fully booked: 01 Sep. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 224 448 672 896 1120 1344 1568 1792 2240 2688 224
Price in RUB 19405 38809 58213 77618 97022 116426 135831 155235 194044 232852 19405
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Transfer from train station or Brest Airport is included in the price. This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
32 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Hotels such as Appart City, Hotel Center and L'Amiraute can be booked depending on availability. Interested students must inquire directly at the school.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Diving20 km
Golf25 km
Horse riding5 km
Ice Hockey8.5 km
Mountainbiking 
Music2 km
Sailing3 km
Squash10 km
Swimming 
Tennis1 km
Volleyball 
Windsurfing3 km

Reviews

4.2/5.0

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Location of the school
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Organisation

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 3.1/5.0

3.1/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7/5.0 
Students liked about CIEL, Brest
Meeting people from all over the world
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
2.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: to go and see the countryside
Other comments: very well organised and friendly
People from other countries and my - teacher, she was fantastic!!
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: great school and location of the school, teacher were very good and open with everyone, very helpful - just come to CIEL!! (you won't regret this)
Setting
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
5.0/5.0

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    FAQ about CIEL, Brest

  • French courses at CIEL start at 48 € for Oral Communication Workshop course with 3 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation University Residence is the most popular among all our clients of CIEL
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at CIEL varies from 1 students (DALF Exam Preparation Course 10 (Individual)) to 15 students (Teacher Training Course)
  • 100% of teachers at CIEL hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at CIEL comes from Switzerland with a 24% representation, followed by students from Italy (8%) and Germany (7%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • CIEL offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 24 during the summer and 28 for the rest of the year.
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