PURCHASES & REFUNDS
How do I apply?
When can I apply?
You can apply anytime. We will answer to you as fast as possible, within 48 hours at the latest on working days.
What are the fees?
You can check our fees here.
Do I need a visa to come to France?
Not to every foreigner applies the same visa policy. As such, visa exemptions are greatly influenced by dissimilar factors, where the major ones are: foreigner’s nationality, foreigner’s residence status in Schengen Area or specifically in France, the purpose of visit, as well as duration of stay.
You can find information on visas to enter France on https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/france-visa/who-needs-french-visa/
We can also provide assistance and country specific information upon request. If assistance is required, after payment of the full invoice amount, BRLC will issue a student visa letter which will be required during the application in the embassy. Should the visa request be denied by the embassy, BRLC will issue a full refund (less the deposit and irrecoverable expenses) after BRLC has received the original visa refusal letter.
What course options are available?
Beaulieu Riviera Language Center provides full immersion training with 3 main programmes:
Contact us if you require more information or help deciding the best option for you.
How do I find about my level in French?
If you’re not sure about your level, you can contact us by email and we will send you a level placement test. On your first day at school, you will take a written and oral placement test and we will fill in a needs analysis.
I need specialist French for my job. Can Beaulieu Riviera Language Center provide a course for me?
Yes! We have experience in delivering courses with specialisms from business French, diplomatic French, legal French, to medical French & many more.
Please contact us for advice and information.
What course options are available for school or university groups?
We can provide special programmes for school groups and college groups in the form of closed groups (for students under 16) or mixed / international groups. Our programmes can include general French, examination preparation, options, specialisms, etc. and can be combined with activities: cinema, guided visits, excursions, etc.
Please contact us for a tailor-made programme, for advice and information.
How can I travel to Beaulieu Riviera Language Center?
It is easy to travel to Beaulieu. The Nice Côte d’Azur International airport is only 8 miles (13kms) away from Beaulieu.
Information about the different options can be found on our How to get to the school page.
Please contact us for advice and information. We are happy help you to book tickets for your airport transfers by private car.
What accommodation options are available?
Do I need to bring bed linens and bath towels?
No. In all accommodation options, bed linen and towels are provided and changed on a weekly basis. However, beach towels are not provided.
How much money do I need to bring with me?
Depending on whether you have booked a self-catering, homestay half-board or breakfast accommodation, you will need to pay for your day-to-day living expenses. Every student has got a different budget and their expenses depend on personal circumstances and lifestyle. The following table should give you an approximate idea – please note this is a rough guide only.
- A sandwich 5 €
- A lunch in a restaurant (“plat du jour”) 12 €
- A packed lunch 8 €
- A dinner in a restaurant 18 €
- A 10-fare bus pass 10 €
- Social activities 5 to 40 € app.
Do I have lessons on public holidays?
Beaulieu Riviera Language Center is closed on public holidays. However, BRLC provides a social activity on every public holiday that falls on a weekday. The activity is free of charge.
What do I need to bring with me to the school and to France?
We recommend that you bring some stationery with you.
You should bring usual weather-appropriate clothes: winters are mild, but you still need a warm wind and rain-proof coat for colder days, spring and fall are usually warm, and summer hot. However, the weather can be unpredictable, so according to the season you are travelling to France, wear layered clothing, bring warm sweaters, an umbrella, and sunscreen.
What happens if I have booked a transfer and my flight is delayed or cancelled?
You are kindly requested to contact us via email or the emergency phone number provided upon confirmation of booking, so that your arrival transfer may be rearranged according to the new flight date and time.
What do I do if I feel my class is too difficult or too easy?
You are kindly asked to inform your teacher, who will liaise with the director, and together, they will ensure lesson plans and classes are adapted to a more appropriate level for you. Participants’ progress is assessed throughout the course every week to track academic progress and point out any weaknesses.
What should I do if I am not happy with my accommodation or my class?
You are always kindly requested to inform a member of the staff or the director of BRLC of any issues, so that we can discuss solutions and/or further options with you. Students are requested to fill in an evaluation sheet on their first week (+ at the end of their programme), which is carefully screened by our team to ensure full customer satisfaction.
Additionally, you can fill in a complaint form and we will take appropriate steps to ensure your satisfaction. However, you are kindly requested to first try to resolve the problem directly by talking with a member of the school. Most issues can be resolved quickly and satisfactorily through direct communication.