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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)

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 US$ 309 618 927 1236 1854 2346 2932 3608 5152 6786 189
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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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
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Price in € 50 48 100 95 150 143 200 190 250 238 300 285 350 333 400 380 -- -- --
Price in US$ 53 105 158 210 262 315 367 419 -- -- --
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 US$ 681 1362 2042 2723 3404 4084 4765 5445 -- -- 681
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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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 € 225 214 450 428 675 642 900 855 1125 1069 1350 1283 1575 1497 1800 1710 -- -- 225 214
Price in US$ 236 472 707 943 1178 1414 1650 1885 -- -- 236
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 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 € 420 399 840 798 1260 1197 1680 1596 2100 1995 2520 2394 2940 2793 3360 3192 -- -- 420 399
Price in US$ 440 880 1320 1760 2199 2639 3079 3519 -- -- 440
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 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 € 550 523 1100 1045 1650 1568 2200 2090 2750 2613 3300 3135 3850 3658 4400 4180 -- -- 550 523
Price in US$ 576 1152 1728 2304 2880 3456 4032 4608 -- -- 576
Price 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 € 195 186 390 371 585 556 780 741 975 927 1170 1112 1365 1297 1560 1482 -- -- 195 186
Price in US$ 205 409 613 817 1021 1226 1430 1634 -- -- 205
Price 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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See availability »
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 US$ 377 754 1131 1508 1885 2262 2639 3016 -- -- 377
Price 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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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 11
Price in € 250 238 500 475 750 713 1000 950 1250 1188 1500 1425 1750 1663 2000 1900 -- -- --
Price in US$ 262 524 786 1048 1309 1571 1833 2095 -- -- --
French 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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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 11
Price in € 390 371 780 741 1170 1112 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 409 817 1226 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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 US$ 232 463 695 926 1158 1389 1621 1852 2315 2778 232 12
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 US$ 247 494 741 988 1235 1482 1729 1976 2469 2963 247
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

City

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8/5.0 
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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