France is a European country that attracts Russian and foreign students with a developed culture, an active way of life, a modern and effective education system. The official language of France is French , but a large number of international schools teach in English . France is considered a good place to practice language skills - every year this country is visited by a large number of tourists, which supports the international environment. National diplomas and certificates are accepted and highly valued in all countries, and the learning experience abroad as a whole will open up new career opportunities.
The location of popular schools, colleges, universities in France
The most popular cities for education and summer vacations: Paris Nice Cannes Bordeaux.
Types of French schools
Types of educational institutions by type of visit and residence: boarding schools half-board (partial, flexible, weekly board) day school.
Russian students prefer to study in private boarding schools, no less popular day school - but in this case, parents of the student will have to take care of the place of stay of your child for the duration of the trip. Age restrictions may be established for residing on the campus of an educational institution based on the full board system.
Pre-school and secondary education in France
Pre-school education in France begins with 2-3 years, when children begin to visit kindergartens. For the first years, educators pay attention exclusively to the upbringing and development of the child, and in the older groups use training in the game to prepare the children for schooling.
The education system in French schools: primary classes (6-10 years) middle classes in College (11-15 years) French Baccalaureate in Lycee (16-18 years).
Compulsory education is provided from 6 years of the program L'ecole elementaire, which includes 5 stages of primary classes: cours preparatoire (preparatory course) cours elementaire 1 cours elementaire 2 cours moyen 1 cours moyen 2.
At age 11, students go to college, the duration of training is 4 years. A distinctive feature of the French education system is the reverse report of the classes: the student enters the 6th grade and studies 3 classes.
Education at College has several required stages: 6th grade - the program includes compulsory subjects and the study of a foreign language Grade 5 - additional physics and chemistry is introduced 4th grade - schoolchildren begin to learn a second foreign language 3 class - children choose one of three directions: general education, professional, technical.
The last year of study is accompanied by the passing of the National Diploma; schoolchildren who did not pass the final exam receive the Certificat Formation Générale as proof of their studies at the College.
Senior classes in Lycee are designed for 3 years. Learning stages: 2 nd class - students study under the general program 1 class - is divided into different areas: it helps to prepare for admission to the chosen specialization at the university (after completion of the test in the French language) Terminale is the final year of study.
At the end of Lycee, graduates receive one of the diplomas, depending on the type of Lycee: Diplôme du Baccalaureat General (General) Diplôme du baccalauréat (technological) Baccalauréat (professional).
Professional lyceums allow you to get an education in a short time, to confirm your professional orientation and start working. Confirmatory training certificates are: Certificate d'Aptitude Professionnelle Brevet d'Etudes Professionnelles.
Preparatory programs at international colleges and schools in France
French students immediately after graduation from Lycee can continue their studies at universities ; Russian students who received secondary education in France also have the right to apply to the university and in case of sufficient points on the language exam and points in the certificate can be enrolled in the first year of the bachelor's degree.
For admission to the English-language program, students take linguistic exams: IELTS or TOEFL , if the program is conducted in French - DELF , DALF or TCF. In France, a large number of language schools, which offer short-term programs to prepare for tests and exams. Training centers offer preparatory programs for students who lack academic or linguistic knowledge: A-Level High-School Diploma + Advanced Placement International Baccalaureat Foundation .
The above programs include academic studies and language classes in the curriculum. Students who lack only linguistic knowledge can attend language schools to improve the level of knowledge of a foreign language.
Higher educational institutions of France
Popular destinations for higher education among Russians and foreigners: management entrepreneurship fashion and design cookery international tourism.
Organization of training in French higher educational institutions: License (Bachelor's) is the first stage of training, lasting 3-4 years. Graduates receive a diploma of DEUG - Diplôme d'études universitaires générales Master 1 (magistracy) - training lasts 2 years: students study theory, write final work and conduct research activities Doctorat (doctoral) - the result of training is the writing of the doctor's thesis thèse doctorat.
Examples of popular universities among Russians and foreigners: La Rochelle Business School (La Rochelle) - a private business school offers effective bachelor's and master's programs in English, special business courses for professionals and top managers, pre-university courses. The main specialties of bachelor's degree: international business, tourism, theory and practice of business. Tuition fee: bachelor's degree - from 8300 € / year, magistracy - from 12500 € / year. Istituto Marangoni Paris (Paris) - Institute of Fashion and Design accepts foreign students for bachelor's and master's programs. Classes are taught in English + additional linguistic courses will be offered to students. Main specialties: fashion, design of women's clothing, men's clothing design, style and creative management, visual merchandising, fashion business, procurement technology (bayer's profession). The cost of training is from 15000 € / year. ESSEC Business School (Pontoise) - Higher School of Economic and Commercial Sciences. The educational institution is included in the world top ratings, students successfully study the following areas: logistics, audit, consulting, marketing, management, HR. Foreign students have the opportunity to obtain higher education and postgraduate (master's, doctoral). Approximate prices at different stages of training: bachelor's degree - from 10800 € / year, magistracy - from 20,000 € / year, doctorate - from 2400 € / year.
Linguistic programs in France for Russian and foreigners
Types of language courses in France: General English common French preparation for language tests business English Business French Professional French French for teachers French for students over 40 Spanish in Fashion french in fashion Portuguese in Fashion courses for corporate clients.
Examples of educational institutions: Ecole des Roches (Verneuil-sur-Awre, suburb of Paris) - a prestigious private boarding school accepts foreign students without any restrictions on the age and knowledge of the French language (there is a special year program FLE (adaptation course) in the school). Training programs: Ecole Primaire (primary school), Collège (high school), Lycée (high school), French language courses, French Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate; The cost of training is from 12200 € / semester. Ermitage School (Paris) - included in the top-5 bilingual schools of France and the EU, the training is carried out in French and English. Available programs: International Baccalaureat, French Baccalaureat , A-Level. During extracurricular time a lot of attention is paid to creativity and sports. The cost of the semester is from 8000 €. OISE Paris (Paris) - a language center offering intensive French courses, preparation for the DALF and DELF exams, and for horseback riding enthusiasts with professional trainers. The program accepts children from 16 years old, the cost of training - from 1239 € / week. Riviera French Institute (Nice) - language school with summer programs: English and French for business, general English or French course for children and adults with summer vacation and entertainment program. The minimum age of pupils is 8 years, the cost for 20 lessons is 749 €.