French Work and Study in Montpellier

Location 

There is a friendly welcome waiting for you at the 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.

Language Course

The 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 four, 45 minute lessons per day and these take place during the morning.
 
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.
 

Work Placement

There’s no replacement for using your language skills practically in real life situations and in the country where the language is spoken. On a Work & Study trip you will have the opportunity to improve your French language skills in the morning lessons and then be exposed to the language in a practical work situation for the afternoons, giving you the optimum chance to gain confidence in all areas!

Typical placements include shops, restaurants and hotels, though a wider range of placements are available. Our placement team take great pride in securing placements that meet our students' needs. See here for a link to our business categories.

Accommodation 

To completely immerse yourself in the French language and culture there is nothing better than staying 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 Work & Study course starts to the Saturday after it finishes. Subject to availability and at a small surcharge, an extra day on one side of your trip may be available on request to facilitate flight dates.
 
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 transfers to and from Montpellier Airport or Saint-Roch Train Station.
 

The 1 week programme 

  • 20 Core French lessons (mornings)
  • Work placement (afternoons/evenings)
  • Half board host family accommodation
  • Return transfers from the local airport or train station
  • Guided walking tour of Montpellier
  • 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

The 2 week programme 

  • 40 Core French lessons (mornings of both weeks)
  • Social and cultural programme (afternoons/evenings of week 1)
  • Work placement (afternoons/evenings of week 2)
  • Half board host family accommodation
  • Return transfers from the local airport or train station
  • Guided walking tour of Montpellier
  • 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 due to the extended Monday lesson schedule, some work placements may not start until Tuesday.

*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.

Olivia Trenaman

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

Anna Warren

This is by far the best way to improve your language while still knowing you are safe and that there is always someone who will help with any problems.

Roberta Anderson

I liked that the tutors taught me completely in French; new vocab was explained/ described in french, as was all the grammar.

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