French Intensive Language Course in Montpellier

Location 

There is a friendly welcome waiting for you at the language school in Montpellier, which has a lively and international feel. Located right in the heart of the city in the beautiful old town with views of the Arc de Triomphe and the Peyrou Royal Square beyond, it is the perfect place to learn French, discover French culture, meet new friends and enjoy the pleasures of the wonderful South of France! 

The school has three premises, all within 5/10 minutes walk of each other, which between them offer 20 well equipped, light and comfortable classrooms. In breaks and after lessons you can relax in the lounge area with a hot drink or snack, use the computers with internet access, enjoy the free wifi, discover the resource centre with a selection of French language movies, French literature and workbooks to compliment your studies and browse the tourist information area containing local magazines, newspapers, tourist guides and cultural information.

The Place de la Comédie, the famous main square of Montpellier with its sunny café terraces, is only a five-minute walk away and you will find many bars, cafés, restaurants, shops, cinemas, museums and gardens in easy walking distance which will help you enjoy your stay in France to the full.

The school is located very near bus and tramway stops, which can take you on the short journey to the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean sea. 

The school is about 10 minutes on foot from Montpellier's Saint-Roch main train station.

Course

The core course comprises 20 lessons which concentrate on learning and actively using French. The tuition is very much practice oriented. You will participate in group sessions alongside other students of a similar level, with lessons focused on improving all aspects of the language; speaking listening, reading and writing. There are 4, 45 minute lessons per day and these take place during the morning. This course is designed for students who wish to learn or improve their French, meet new people and have some free time to participate in French culture and life in Montpellier. The core course of 20 lessons also combines very well with a work experience option in our Work & Study package.
 
For students who want a more intensive experience, it is possible to add six further lessons (for an additional cost).
 
There is also an option of four individual classes throughout the week (for an additional cost), the content of which will be decided by you in advance. We will ask you before you travel what you would like to cover with your tutor during these individual sessions, for example grammar, a specific thematic topic, conversation or pronunciation. 
 
You will be given a written assessment before you travel and a speaking assessment on the first morning before lessons in order to place you in the group most suited to your ability level. Classes have an international flavour and a lively feel because they are grouped by ability not nationality or age.
 

Accommodation 

For students wanting to completely immerse themselves in the French language and culture we recommend that you stay with one of our carefully selected French host families. They will not only introduce you to the French way of life and help you practise the French language but will also give you a taste of local and delicious regional specialities. The host families are situated near to the school and provide half board accommodation (breakfast & evening meal) from the Sunday before your course starts to the Saturday after it finishes. Subject to availability, an extra day on one side of your trip may be available on request to facilitate flight dates. A surcharge is payable for any extra nights. You can read more about what it means to stay with a host family in the FAQ section of our website. Included in the price the host families in Montpellier also offer return airport transfers from Montpellier Airport.

Students of 18 years or older also have the option of staying in one of the school self catering residences with other international students; single rooms are available. Please enquire for availability and prices for residence stay.

Optional Activity Programme 

The school offers a range of activities during the week, such as a games evening, French language workshop, an evening exploring the old town, meal out at a local restaurant, films in the school and excursions further afield. These activities change weekly.

Programme includes

  • 20 Core French lessons per week
  • The option to upgrade to 6 further lessons
  • The option to upgrade to 4 individual lessons on a topic or focus of your choosing
  • Guided walking tour of Montpellier
  • Accommodation (optional)
  • Social & Cultural Programme (optional)
  • Bespoke online resources
  • Social media support with course tutors
  • Course materials including a bespoke handbook and additional 'troubleshooting' tutoring
  • Course Certificate
  • 24/7 Emergency support from UK office during your stay

School Closures

The school will be closed on 13/04/20, 01/05/20, 08/05/20, 21/05/20 and 11/11/20. During these weeks lessons will take place on the four days the school is open. The school will be open on the bank holidays on 01/06/20 and 14/07/20. 

*Please note that longer stays are available, please enquire for prices and durations*

What’s Included:

Transport Transport (optional)

We can arrange flights & transfers to your destination if needed.

Accommodation Accommodation (optional)

We can arrange for you to stay in residence with the school, stay with a host family or in a hotel.

Language School Classes Language School Classes

Learn at some of the best language schools in Europe in a supportive environment.

Activities Activities (optional)

In your down time we can arrange activities to really experience the culture of the city.

Certificates Certificates

Every student will receive a certificate during a graduation ceremony.

Louis Devonish

Very satisfied! A brilliant two weeks, at a well run school, in a beautiful city, with really interesting friendly people.

Sarah Webb

I learnt to be more independant and think for myself, i made some amazing friends and stayed with a really nice family!

Olivia Trenaman

I am more confident and better than I was at speaking french than when I came to France.

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Accommodation

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+ £265.00

Stay with one of the host familys in the city.

+ £275.00

Stay in residence in the language school.

Transport

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