Riviera French Institute


Riviera French Institute is situated in Cannes and Nice, the two most attractive cities of the French Riviera. If you would like to discover the French Riviera while learning French, register in a language camp. If your work implies discussing in French or in English, our Business course will fill your needs. Do you love France and wish to learn more about its gastronomy and wines? Our specific package will delight your senses. Perhaps you are interested in improving your general French or English, choose the best way to do it by learning with experienced and mother-tongue tutors. Arranging courses, excursions and your accommodation, the Riviera French Institute will answer your needs so that you can enjoy your stay in one of the most beautiful region in the world.


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Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Laurent Riera

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Laurent Riera has been in the field of language learning for 2 decades already. He founded Riviera French Institute two years ago which is dedicated to international students wanting to study abroad in France and learn French or English.

What does the future hold for Riviera French Institute - any exciting new programs to share?

We are looking forward 2015 in perspective of the new created specific language courses which meet the needs of our clients such as Gastronomy courses, including French Pastry Classes with a chef, wine-tasting course to discover French most famous wines etc.

We will also be offering a whole new experiences to young learners in our brand new Language Camp with morning courses and sports activities in the afternoon.

What unique qualities does your company possess?

We are a human-sized school situated in one of the most beautiful region in the world, the French Riviera. Our staff and teachers have a close relationship with the students. We think that it is more efficient to learn a language when you enjoy using it. We give to each student customized exercises which will help them work on their mistakes and weak points.

Describe a time when you felt especially proud to be part of the Riviera French Institute team.

We are proud each time we speak with a student after their stay with us and they speak a fluent French or English. They enjoyed their time, noticed their improvement, and wish to come back as soon as possible.

This feeling that we managed to significantly improve their language skill, no matter what was the purpose, professional or private, is something we are always aiming for. It makes us proud to reach our goal by helping reach our students’ one.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

Riviera French Institute offers a new learning experience. Each student is taken care of on an individual level, even in group class. We aim for quality over quantity.

We believe that the best way to learn a language is to live it. Therefore, we are working with experienced host-families who will treat the students as their own and will make sure that the students enjoy their time among them.