Learn French in Montpellier


Learn French in Montpellier

French School


Learn French in Montpellier - French school in Montpellier

The school is located in Montpellier’s historical centre with shops, restaurants cafes and everything you need nearby. In 2014 the school moved to new premises giving students more space, comfort and modern facilities.

There are 16 fully-equipped, 3 Interactive Flat Panels and flat-screen computers with high speed Internet and wireless access (WIFI) free-of-charge. A lounge area with tea, coffee, chocolate and fresh drinks available, a snack vending-machine and a water-fountain
There is also a private garden, ideal for relaxing during break with friends. The annex also has a unique rooftop terrace.
A resource centre with a selection of French language movies, French literature and workbooks that you can use as a complement to your studies.

Label Qualité FLE (“French as a Foreign Language Quality Label” )
The “Qualité français langue étrangère” label is awarded to French as a Foreign Language (FFL) centres located in France by three ministries – the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and the Ministry of Culture and Communication. The label was created to identify, recognise and promote the French language centres that offer language services and provide quality guarantees. After the last 2016 audit, the “Qualité français langue étrangère” label was awarded to French school in Montpellier with the maximum mark of 15/15 stars for its: Tuition, Teachers,Welcome and student welfare, Premises and facilities and Management. It is the only school in Montpellier that achieved this maximum score !

French Courses

Standard course

This short term course is suitable for students that want a general French course focusing on the four key language skills: speaking, reading, writing and listening. Suitable for students with previous knowledge of French or complete beginners that have a short time to spend learning the language abroad.

Lessons per week 20 Duration 1-12 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 10
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 16
Timetable Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 12:30 (inlcuding 15 minute break)

Intensive course

This course is as the standard course but with 6 or 10 extra French lessons per week of no more than 10 students per class. Ideal for students that want to learn French in Montpellier on an Intensive short term course.

Lessons per week 26 or 30 Duration 1-12 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 10
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 16
       
Timetable

Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 12:30 (including 15 minute break)

Tuesday & Thursday: 13:30-15:45 

Wednesday :  13:30 - 16:30 ( 30 lessons per week course only)

Combined courses

Students follow the Standard French course in Montpellier, France and have an extra 5 or 10 private lessons each week depending on how intensive a course they desire. Perfect for students that want the diversity of a group course but would like a few private lessons to focus on a specific area of the language, topic or exam.

Lessons per week 20+5 or 20+10 Duration 1-12 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 10
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 16
Timetable

Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 12:30 (inlcuding 15 minute break)

Private lessons to be agreed.

French for Life course

This long term course is as the Standard or Intensive French course in Montpellier, France but for a longer duration. Particularly popular with Gap Year students, people on Career breaks or students that have a several months spare to learn French.

Lessons per week 20, 26 or 30 Duration 12-52 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 10
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 16
Timetable: As shown above for 20, 26 or 30 lesson per week French courses

French AS/A-level revision course

The course will be adapted to the needs of the A/AS Level exam, and will be a combination of listening, writing, speaking and reading exercises, as well as grammar revision, incorporating authentic A/AS. Level material. Extra one-to-one lessons can be scheduled on request. For more information see French A-level revision course.

Lessons per week 26 Duration 1 weeks
Levels AS or A2 level Students per class Maximum 10
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 16
Timetable

Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 12:30 (including 15 minute break)

Tuesday & Thursday: 13:30-15:45 

IB (International Baccalaureate) revision course

The course will be adapted to the needs of the IB exam, and will be a combination of listening, writing, speaking and reading exercises, as well as grammar revision, incorporating authentic IB material.

Lessons per week 26 Duration 1 weeks
Levels IB (International Baccalaureate) Students per class Maximum 10
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 16
 Timetable

Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 12:30 (including 15 minute break)

Tuesday & Thursday: 13:30-15:45 

Private tuition

Lessons can be tailored to the needs and requirements of the students, to a particular subject or focusing on a specific exam. Students can have private lessons on a 2 to 1 basis providing they are of a similar ability.

Lessons per week 10 or 20 Duration 1-12 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class 1:1 or 2:1
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 16

DELF preparation course

In addition to the Standard course in the mornings, 6 lessons will be organised for you on two afternoons. These lessons are the best way for you to prepare your DELF/DALF exams, the only official and international qualification certifying your level of French. The exam takes place at the University of Montpellier on specific dates. The lessons focus on repetition and you will be given mock exams in the different parts of the exam. The success rate of candidates prepared for these exams by the French school in Montpellier is almost 100%.

Lessons per week 26 Duration 5 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 16
Timetable

Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 12:30 (including 15 minute break)

2 afternoons a week: 13:30-15:45  

French & Cookery course

Students follow the standard French course of 20 lessons and have 8 cooking lessons with a chef. This course is available year-round for all levels of French and Cooking. The cooking lessons take place in a very professional and well-equipped cooking school, about 5 minutes walk from the school.

Lessons per week 20 + 8 Duration 1+ weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 10
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 16
 Timetable

Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 12:30 (including 15 minute break)

Tuesday & Thursday: 13:30-18:45  (French & Cooking)

Accommodation

Host Family

Staying with a Host Family during your French Language Course gives you first-hand experience of French way of life and culture. Sharing meals with your Host Family is an excellent way of practising your French.

Host Families are selected with the greatest care to make your stay a successful linguistic and cultural experience. They all answer our various criteria of selection (Charter and Rules): a sense of welcome and hospitality, a warm, clean and welcoming home, a good location and easy access (35 minutes maximum). You have your own key and, for adults, your own room.

Students can have a single room on a self-catering, B&B or half-board basis.

Residence 'Le Clemenceau'

The Residence Le Clemenceau is in the city centre, only 10 minutes’ walk from the school and the Place de la Comédie, the heart of Montpellier. Accommodation will be reserved for students in a single or shared ‘studio’, with telephone and free internet connection, en-suite shower, washbasin and toilet, fridge, microwave oven and small cooking area.

Transfer

If you’re staying with a French host family during your stay transfers to/from Montpellier Airport or Montpellier Train Station is included free of charge. Your family will come and meet you upon your arrival and will take you back at the end of your course.

Student's not staying in a host family can get the bus, tramway, airport shuttle, taxi to their accommodation. If you prefer, we can arrange a transfer for you at an extra cost.

Leisure

The wide range of social and cultural activities and excursions will help you not only to get to know your fellow students, but also to find out more about the beautiful South of France and the French culture.

Activities will range from :

  • Montpellier town visits
  • Wine- and cheese-tasting
  • Meals in local restaurant
  • Museum visits
  • Welcome and farewell parties
  • Our renowned aperitifs
  • Sporting activities (football and handball matches, bowling, ice-skating…)

Excursions will be organised to places of interest in the region such as :

  • Avignon and the Pont du Gard
  • Nîmes
  • The Camargue National Park
  • Sète
  • Carcassonne
  • St Guilhem-le-Désert and the Grotte de Clamouse
  • The Grotte des Demoiselles

Information

Visas

Depending on your nationality you might need a visa to come to France. For stays up to 3 months a tourist visa is normally acceptable, but please contact the French consulate or embassy in your country for more detailed information on this subject.

If you do require a Visa...

Once we have received full payment for your stay, we will send you a visa invitation letter, which should be presented with the booking confirmation and invoice to the French Embassy as soon as possible. You should present the original documents, so any special delivery charges (e.g. delivery by DHL, UPS…) incurred by us must be paid by you.

 

Travelling to Montpellier

By plane

You can fly to Montpellier Airport from several European cities directly or via Paris or Lyon. From Paris to Montpellier there are approximately 12 daily flights (flying time 1 hour).

The Montpellier Méditerranée International Airport is located just 8 km away from the city centre. Travelling between the airport and the city centre is easy with shuttle-bus services and taxis operating regularly.

You might find even more affordable options flying to one of the airports located close to Montpellier. There are several low-cost airlines flying regularly to Marseilles Airport, Béziers Airport, Carcassonne Airport, Toulouse Airport and Lyon Airport. From these cities Montpellier is then easily accessible by train.

For more information, visit:
Montpellier Airport
Marseilles Airport
Béziers Airport
Carcassonne Airport
Toulouse Airport
Lyon Airport

 

By train

The train station, Montpellier Saint-Roch, is located right in the centre of the Montpellier and is only about 10 minutes’ walk away from our French language school.

Montpellier is serviced by the high-speed train (TGV) on the line Paris – Lyon – Perpignan – Barcelona and is connected with many major cities in France and Europe.
Travelling from Paris to Montpellier takes about 3 hours 20 minutes in TGV. Each day several trains leave straight from Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport in Paris (travel time to Montpellier approx. 3h50) making a connection in Paris very convenient.
Travelling from Barcelona to Montpellier takes about 2 hours 45 minutes in TGV (AVE).

The prices for trains depend on the time and day you travel. The earlier you book in advance the cheaper the tickets will be.

Approximate travel times to Montpellier by train from other destinations: Carcassonne (1h30), Marseille (1h40), Lyon (1h50), Toulouse (1h50), Nice (4h10), Barcelona (3h), etc.

For more information and for reservations, visit voyages-sncf.com.

 

By bus

Montpellier is well connected with the rest of Europe by bus and has convenient access to many major European cities such as Berlin, Frankfurt, Florence, Milan, Rome, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Bucharest, etc.

For more information and for reservations, visit eurolines.com and linebus.com.

 

Teaching Methods

Our French language courses follow the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) for language learning, and our teachers use an integrated communicative approach in teaching French that focuses on the student and his/her environment. Particular attention is also paid to improving speaking and listening skills.

All our teachers are French native speakers, have a university degree and the FLE (French as a Foreign Language) qualification. They are experienced in teaching French as a foreign language and provide high quality French courses for all levels, answering all your needs. Our teachers are enthusiastic, friendly and competent, which makes learning French fun!

The class sizes are small, often 8 students, with a maximum of 10 students per class. This gives more time for each student to speak and participate in the class and also means more time for the teacher to give the students individual feedback. This way more progress in French can be made by all students in the class. In all of our French courses there is a friendly, relaxed and engaging class atmosphere to ensure the best learning experience possible.

We offer French courses for all levels, from full beginners in the French language to advanced speakers. You will be placed in a small class and follow a course fully adapted to your level of French. Every week, your teacher will re-evaluate your level of French and decide if you would be able to follow a class at a higher level. In this way you will benefit most from your stay in our language school and achieve fast progress in French.

 

Certificates

At the end of your French course, you will receive a diploma certifying your attendance and your level of French. The certificate will list the length of your stay and the achieved language level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Your level will be defined by your teachers according to the progress you have achieved during your French language course.

Course Prices

FRENCH COURSES

1 lesson = 45 minutes  /  Minimum age = 16                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

ADMINISTRATION FEE: € 50.00

Week (s)

STANDARD COURSE (20)

20 lessons per week / Max. 10 per class

INTENSIVE COURSE (26)

26 lessons per week/ Max. 10 per class

1 € 230.00 € 300.00
2 € 460.00 € 600.00
3 € 660.00 € 870.00
4 € 880.00 € 1160.00
6 € 1260.00 € 1400.00
8 € 1600.00 € 2160.00
12 € 2160.00 € 3000.00
16 € 2880.00 € 4000.00
20 € 3600.00 € 5000.00
24 € 4320.00 € 6000.00
extra weeks € 180.00 € 250.00
Week (s)

INTENSIVE COURSE (30)

30 lessons per week / Max. 10 per class

FRENCH & COOKERY

20 French & 2 cooking lesons per week/ Max. 10 per class

1 € 330.00 € 370.00
2 € 660.00 € 740.00
3 € 960.00 € 1080.00
4 € 1280.00 € 1440.00
6 € 1860.00 € 2100.00
8 € 2400.00 € 2720.00
12 € 3240.00 -
16 € 4320.00 -
20 € 5400.00 -
24 € 6480.00 -
extra weeks € 270.00 -
Week (s)

COMBINED COURSE (5) 

20 group + 5 private per week / Max. 10 per class

COMBINED COURSE (10) 

20 group + 10 private per week / Max. 10 per class

1 € 460.00 € 680.00
2 € 920.00 € 1360.00
3 € 1350.00 € 2010.00
4 € 1800.00 € 2680.00
6 € 2640.00 € 3960.00
8 € 3440.00 € 5200.00
extra weeks € 400.00 € 620.00

FRENCH AS/A LEVEL REVISION COURSE

26 lessons/ Max. 10 per class

1 week: € 400.00

 

FRENCH LEAVING CERTIFICATE REVISION COURSE

26 lessons/ Max. 10 per class

2 weeks: € 660.00 3 weeks: € 990.00
   

DELF PREPARATION COURSE 

26 lessons / Max. 10 per class

4 weeks: € 1320.00
PRIVATE TUITION 
1 lesson 10 lessons 20 lessons
€ 55.00 € 500.00 € 900.00
ENROLMENT FEE € 80.00 per person

Accommodation Prices

ACCOMMODATION

Sunday to Saturday

Week (s)

HOST FAMILY

Single room / Self-catering

HOST FAMILY

Single room / Breakfast

1 € 160.00 € 180.00
2 € 320.00 € 360.00
3 € 480.00 € 540.00
4 € 640.00 € 720.00
6 € 960.00 € 1080.00
8 € 1280.00 € 1440.00
12 € 1920.00 € 2160.00
16 € 2560.00 € 2880.00
20 € 3000.00 € 3400.00
24 € 3640.00 € 4100.00
extra weeks € 160.00 € 180.00
Host family accommodation includes a transfer on arrival and departure from Montpellier airport or Montpellier station.
Week (s)

HOST FAMILY 

Single room / Half board

STUDENT RESIDENCE

Single room / Self catering

1 € 220.00 € 220.00
2 € 440.00 € 440.00
3 € 660.00 € 660.00
4 € 880.00 € 880.00
6 € 1320.00 € 1320.00
8 € 1760.00 € 1760.00
12 € 2640.00 € 2640.00
16 € 3420.00 € 3420.00
20 € 4280.00 € 4280.00
24 € 4900.00 € 4900.00
extra weeks € 220.00 € 220.00
Host family accommodation includes a transfer on arrival and departure from Montpellier airport or Montpellier station.
TRANSFER SERVICE  -   STUDENT RESIDENCE  ONE WAY RETURN
MONTPELLIER AIRPORT € 55.00 € 90.00
MONTPELLIER RAILWAY STATION € 40.00 € 80.00
TRANSFER SERVICE -  HOST FAMILY ONE WAY RETURN
MONTPELLIER AIRPORT Inclusive
MONTPELLIER RAILWAY STATION
The above transfer prices are for transfers between 07:00 hrs - 22:00hrs. For transfers outside of these hours please add 30%.

 

2017 DATES

STANDARD, INTENSIVE, COMBINED & FRENCH FOR LIFE COURSES : Non-beginners can start on any Monday through out the year. Beginners must start on the dates shown in RED.
JANUARY 9 16 23 30  
FEBRUARY 6 13 20 27  
MARCH 6 13 20 27  
APRIL 3 10 18 24  
MAY 2 9 15 22 29
JUNE 6 12 19 26  
JULY 3 10 17 24 31
AUGUST 7 14 21 28  
SEPTEMBER 4 11 18 25  
OCTOBER 2 9 16 23 30
NOVEMBER 6 13 20 27  
DECEMBER 4 11 18    
PRIVATE TUITION Any Monday
FRENCH AS/A LEVEL REVISION COURSE 20 February,  10 April
FRENCH & COOKING COURSE Every week except weeks commencing: 10 April, 31 July, 7 & 14 August & 25 December
DELF PREPARATION COURSE Please ask for details
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 17 April, 1, 8 & 25 May, 5 June, 14 July, 15 August & 1 November. Christmas break: 23rd December 2017 to 7th January 2018. Lessons lost on these public holidays will be made up with an extra afternoon of lessons in the same week.

2018 DATES

STANDARD, INTENSIVE, COMBINED & FRENCH FOR LIFE COURSES : Non-beginners can start on any Monday through out the year. Beginners must start on the dates shown in RED. *Tuesday start date.
JANUARY 8 15 22 29  
FEBRUARY 5 12 19 26  
MARCH 5 12 19 26  
APRIL 3* 9 16 23 30
MAY 7 14 21 28  
JUNE 4 11 18 25  
JULY 2 9 16 23 30
AUGUST 6 13 20 27  
SEPTEMBER 3 10 17 24  
OCTOBER 1 8 15 22 29
NOVEMBER 5 12 19 26  
DECEMBER 3 10 17    
PRIVATE TUITION Any Monday
FRENCH AS/A LEVEL REVISION COURSE 12th February,  3rd April
FRENCH LEAVING CERTIFICATE COURSE

2 weeks - 2nd July

3 weeks - 4th June

FRENCH & COOKING COURSE Every week except weeks commencing: 23rd April, 30th July, 6th August, 13th August and 24th December.
DELF PREPARATION COURSE Please ask for details
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

The school will remain open on the following bank holidays: 8th May, 10th May, 15th August and 1st November.

The school will be closed on the following bank holidays: Monday 2nd April, Tuesday 1st May and Monday 21st May. The missing hours on these days will be made up in the same week.

Christmas break: 22nd December 2018 to 6th January 2019. 

Summary

School size Medium
Minimum age 16
Levels Beginner to Advanced
Exams

AS/A-level

DELF

Accommodation
  • Host family
  • Student Residence
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