French for Beginners

Our partner school in Montpellier is a really great place to learn French. If you are a beginner, this course will set you on your way to converse , speak and understand French quickly and in a friendly and pleasant environment with other like minded students.

Our price promise

If you find this course cheaper elsewhere, we will match the price and give you a £50 voucher when you book*.

*Applies only to like-for-like dates at the same school on the same course for the same duration.

Study

Minimum entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Course format

  • Length of study: From 1 week
  • Lessons per week: 28
  • Maximum class size: 12
  • Typical student age: 18 - 55
  • Typical student mix:
    21% European, 12% Middle Eastern, 19% Central American, 28% North American, 20% Far Eastern

Dates and fees

  • Start dates:
    • 20 Oct 2014
    • 12 Jan 2015
    • 2 Mar 2015
    • 27 Apr 2015
    • 6 Jul 2015
    • 3 Aug 2015
    • 7 Sep 2015
    • 19 Oct 2015
  • Tuition fees: From 330.00 EUR

    Tuition length options

    • 1 week: 330.00 EUR
    • 2 weeks: 660.00 EUR
    • 3 weeks: 990.00 EUR
    • 4 weeks: 1320.00 EUR
    • 5 weeks: 1625.00 EUR
    • 6 weeks: 1930.00 EUR
    • 7 weeks: 2235.00 EUR
    • 8 weeks: 2540.00 EUR
    • 9 weeks: 2845.00 EUR
    • 10 weeks: 3150.00 EUR
    • 11 weeks: 3455.00 EUR
    • 12 weeks: 3760.00 EUR
  • Compulsory fees

    • Our admin fee: 49 EUR
    • Enrolment fee: 80.00 EUR
  • Other expenses:

Course overview

The course is structured to help you use French that is relevant to the culture and everyday life in France. The aim being to help you use what you have learnt not just for the classroom but also for your work and personal enjoyment. 

In fact the aim of all the courses on offer at this school is to help you feel confident speaking and communicating with the French locals during your stay as well as  improving your core skills. 

French classes

French is taught in an innovative and interesting way and teachers encourage students to develop their French skills using participative based learning which includes role plays, class discussions and debates.

The fundamentals of language learning is key to all classes and the school pays particular attention in all classes on developing the core skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Teaching methodology

The school uses a wide variety of authentic materials to keep you stimulated which include: local and national newspapers, latest songs form key French artists, photos of the local region and a wide selection of audio/visual aids.

Excursions and Activities

After a hard day getting to grips with the nuances of the French language why not make the most of what Montpelier has to offer. 

The school has a weekly excursion and activity programme which is designed to give you the chance to sample as much of the region as you can while giving you the opportunity to put into practice all that you have learnt during your class time.

The school’s cultural events team works closely with the teaching staff when developing the schedule to ensure that your educational and social programmes are complementary.

The wide variety of activities vary depending on the time of year and typically include : guided tours, bike tours, restaurant tours, excursions to cities and sites within the Languedoc region, French cinema evenings, theatre performances, sports activities, wine and cheese evenings, singing, local crafts and traditional dances

As part of your stay, you can also take advantage of a free guided tour of Montpellier each week.

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