EDUCATION / STUDIES
There is a time for playing football, and there is a time for studying. Both are indispensable and are valued equally. Our goal is to match an intensive sports programme to a successful educational one. Every student is unique, therefore we customize both programmes to each academic member.
French course for non-French speakers
Studying French as a foreign language (FLE) is dedicated to those students who do not speak French. It is vital to us that English or Spanish speakers speak French as soon as possible to be able to immerse themselves into their environment in every way, even though everybody at the academy can speak English (more or less).
We have developed a practical, sensible, and lively method to teach French and football in French. However, it is also important to us that each student connect and develop relationships with other players, with the Academy staff, other international students, coaches, educators, and referees on campus. We want every international student to experience a complete immersion in French culture and get the maximum benefit from their stay with us in France. For their first year, the objective is for the students to reach level A2, which means learning the French language's basic structures and simultaneously developing their communication and comprehension skills. At the end of the school year, the students receive a certificate of graduation. The students take French classes 6 hours a week. Classes are Wednesday and Friday morning from 9am to 12am.
Online school / American High School
Additionally, our players between the age of 14 and 16 must enroll in an online curriculum either via their school back home or with our partner American High School (Florida) www.americanhighschool.org in conformity with the official programmes. The method covers grade 8 to 12. As a digital format, the e-study takes place inside of the Academy, in a secure classroom on campus with a homeschooling environment.
Online study means that every student learns at his own pace. Everyone can count on the permanent assistance of an academic educator in the classroom. His role is to be available during study times, supervise the learning process, supervise each student’s studies, and ensure that all homework is sent to the teachers affiliated with the online school. He is not there to teach the courses but will take any lesson or exercise that a student does not understand, and help the student resolve any difficulties he might encounter during his studies. Therefore he is there to listen, correct, solve, guide, advise and answer any questions the students may have. In a word, his commitment is to facilitate your child’s academic success. The academic online school year is from September 4 to May 25th (except holidays), every afternoon from 2pm to 4.30 pm. The only pieces of equipment necessary for the online study are laptops and headphones (no tablet or phone).
The subjects covered are Arts (English language, grammar, literature, writing essays…), mathematics (algebra, geometry…), sciences (anatomy, biology, chemistry, physics…) and finally, comprehensive Science (history, economics, psychology, sociology…). Additionally to the regular academic educator on-site, the American High School appoints an online teacher to assist and advise. Students are graded from A to F, and each student needs to complete a total of 6 credits to graduate.
Professional development programmes
The oldest of our academicians, from 17 to 20 years old, can choose an online course to learn a trade. The CNFDI offers professional training in many areas such as sales, commerce, law, computer technology, tourism photography... They can also be trained to become a coach, a mental coach, or a physio. It is up to them to choose the education that will match with their ambition. Learning or improving the practice of a foreign language (English, Spanish ...) is also an option. The students will use their free time to come and study in our study room, always with the support of a specialized educator, present 4 afternoons per week to oversee, coach and advise them in their studies.