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CIEL, Brest, France

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Excellent rating of student apartments

CIEL

  • 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 language school CIEL was founded in Brest, France in 1987.
  • Address: 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 currently open

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
“With 32 years experience of teaching French, welcome to you in our marvellous environment and a friendly atmosphere school with efficient teaching methods”

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Restaurant

  • Microwave for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Daily press

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

Classroom equipment

  • TV in most classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in most classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all 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

  • Adapted for blind students

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 2021 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2021, 01 May 2021, 24 May 2021, 14 Jul. 2021, 01 Nov. 2021, 11 Nov. 2021, 25 Dec. 2021.
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 14 days before the course is due to start.

French Courses

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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 US$ 57 114 171 227 284 341 398 454 568 681 57
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:
2021: 05 Jul. 2021, 12 Jul. 2021, 19 Jul. 2021, 26 Jul. 2021, 02 Aug. 2021, 09 Aug. 2021, 16 Aug. 2021, 23 Aug. 2021.
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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Price in € 650 618 1300 1235 1950 1853 2600 2470 3250 3088 3900 3705 4550 4323 5200 4940 6500 6175 7800 7410 650 618
Price in US$ 738 1475 2213 2950 3687 4425 5162 5899 7374 8849 738
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 for 10 hours or more.
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
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 2250 2138 2700 2565 225 214
Price in US$ 256 511 766 1021 1277 1532 1787 2042 2553 3063 256
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 for 10 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.
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Price in € 420 399 840 798 1260 1197 1680 1596 2100 1995 2520 2394 2940 2793 3360 3192 4200 3990 5040 4788 420 399
Price in US$ 477 953 1430 1906 2383 2859 3336 3812 4765 5718 477
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 for 10 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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Price in € 550 523 1100 1045 1650 1568 2200 2090 2750 2613 3300 3135 3850 3658 4400 4180 5500 5225 6600 6270 550 523
Price in US$ 624 1248 1872 2496 3120 3744 4368 4992 6240 7488 624
The course will take up the following: - Grammar, Vocabulary, Pronunciation - Conversation - Civilization - Written and Oral Communication.
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 - EUR 55 per week for 10 hours or more.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Price in € 195 186 390 371 585 556 780 741 975 927 1170 1112 1365 1297 1560 1482 1950 1853 2340 2223 195 186
Price in US$ 222 443 664 885 1107 1328 1549 1770 2213 2655 222
The course will take up the following: - Grammar, Vocabulary, Pronunciation - Conversation - Civilization - Written and Oral Communication.
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 - EUR 55 per week for 10 hours or more.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Price in US$ 409 817 1226 1634 2042 2451 2859 3268 4084 4901 409
The course will take up the following: - Grammar, Vocabulary, Pronunciation - Conversation - Civilization - Written and Oral Communication.
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 - EUR 55 per week for 10 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:
Morning: 9:15  - 13:15
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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French language lessons are held in the morning and water sports activities in the afternoon. Choices of Water Sports: - catamaran - sailing - surfing - kayak - paddle - openbic.
Starting dates
2021: 05 Jul. 2021 - 27 Aug. 2021.
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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The course focuses on advanced linguistic training, didactics, methodology and civilisation.
Starting dates
2021: 05 Jul. 2021, 12 Jul. 2021, 19 Jul. 2021.
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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Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Prices are subject to change depending on the period and duration of stay.
Price extra night:
30 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
Not available/Fully booked: 01 Sep. 2021 - 31 Dec. 2021
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$ 268 535 803 1070 1338 1605 1873 2140 2675 3210 268
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
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, Daily cleaning, 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

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Location of the school
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Organisation

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1
Facilities

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8
Social activities

Rating: 3.1/5.0

3.1
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Value for money

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7
What students liked about CIEL, Brest
People from other countries and my - teacher, she was fantastic!!
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
4.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
4.0
Social activities
3.0
Accommodation
Homestay
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)
Meeting people from all over the world
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
2.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Homestay
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
Setting
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
3.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0
School organization
4.0
Social activities
3.0
Accommodation
Other
5.0

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    FAQ about CIEL, Brest

  • French courses at Ciel Bretagne 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
  • Yes. The following courses can be attended as an absolute beginner: Intensive French Course, Oral Communication Workshop, DALF Exam Preparation Course 10 (Individual)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at CIEL varies from 1 students (DALF Exam Preparation Course 3 (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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