French plus work experience

If you want to improve your French and get some work experience as well this really is the place to do it. There is an excellent choice of internships on offer with companies in Montpellier and the surrounding region which are ideal for students looking to gain some valuable experience of what it is like to work in France.

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.


Minimum entry requirements

Course format

  • Length of study: From 4 weeks
  • Lessons per week: 22
  • Maximum class size: 12
  • Typical student age: 17-29
  • Typical student mix:
    64% European, 22% Australian, 24% North American

Dates and fees

  • Start dates:
    • 16 Mar 2015
    • 13 Apr 2015
    • 11 May 2015
    • 8 Jun 2015
    • 22 Jun 2015
    • 6 Jul 2015
    • 20 Jul 2015
    • 7 Sep 2015
    • 21 Sep 2015
    • 5 Oct 2015
  • Tuition fees: From 1060.00 EUR

    Tuition length options

    • 4 weeks: 1060.00 EUR
    • 8 weeks: 1060.00 EUR
    • 12 weeks: 1060.00 EUR
    • 16 weeks: 1160.00 EUR
    • 20 weeks: 1160.00 EUR
    • 24 weeks: 1160.00 EUR
  • Compulsory fees

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

Course overview

The internship programme is made up of two elements - French classes and an Internship stay.

French classes

An integral part of the internship programme involves a minimum of two weeks of 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.


Internships offer a perfect opportunity for students to test the waters and gain real insights into what professional life is like in a French company. 

The school has a range of professional partners that students can do internships with including the office of tourism of Montpellier, local schools, as well as a range of other interesting and challenging opportunities. 

These work experience programmes are designed to give you a basic grounding and professional experience and are managed through the student services department. Let us know what field you are interested in and we will do our best to place you.

Note: The registration dead line for internships is a minimum of 8 weeks before the course start date.




Excursions and Activities

After a hard day of conjugation 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.


Under French government law there is no obligation on French companies to pay internees if they opt for an internship that is under two months. Companies are obliged, however, under French law to pay internees who have internships of more than two months. In these cases the minimum internship income is currently 350€ per month.

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