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French Gap Year in Montpellier

Is this course for you?

The French Gap Year in Montpellier is the ideal long-term course solution for Gap Year students, graduates and young adults looking to take a serious career break.

If you wish to learn French in Montpellier to a high standard (B1 to C1 ability) over a concentrated period of long term and in-depth study, this is the course for you! Covering all aspects of the language in detail to ensure a high standard of comprehension and expression in both the written and spoken elements of the language.  The DELF and DALF exams can easily be incorporated into these programmes. 
French course methodology in Montpellier

The French language school in Montpellier is located in two buildings, both are set in the historic centre of the city. There are lots of cafés, restaurants, shops and monuments near by, not to mention the famous Place de la Comédie, which is only a few metres away.

In-depth study over an extended period ensures better mastery, subtler understanding and far greater long-term retention of key skills. These long-term French courses allow students to focus on all aspects of the French language over several months, whilst placing the language within a meaningful cultural framework.

The primary school building is located in a stylish private mansion dating back to the 18th century, which has retained its charm, although it is now equipped to modern standards with 12 spacious, air conditioned classrooms, a small library, a coffee room, with 7 flat screen computers with email and internet access which students can use free of charge.

The second building is located on the first floor of a modern building, nearby. This building has been recently renovated to a high standard and offers 8 air-conditioned classrooms as well as the booking and administration office. There is access to 5 flat screen computers with Internet and email access, also free of charge to students.

All the teachers, whose native tongue is always French, are fully qualified and experienced in teaching French as a foreign language.

  • Duration : 22 to 36 wks (shorter courses also available)
  • French tuition (20 or 30 lessons)  
  • Class size : 6/10 people
  • Preparation for DELF exams (optional, not included in course fees
  • Minutes per lesson : 45   
  • Ability levels : Beginner/Intermediate
  • Minimum age :18yrs   

For Prices & Start Dates: Refer to the CESA Course Finder
Select: Montpellier / Academic Year / Language level / Start date

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Montpellier, an ideal place to spend all or part of your Gap Year - for first hand information and advice please contact the CESA staff.

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Want to learn French in Montpellier, but can't manage a Gap Year course? 

We can also offer shorter French language courses:

  > Montpellier : Languages for Life (20 lessons)  8 to 20 wks

  > Montpellier : Standard Course (20 lessons)   1 to 7 wks

  > Montpellier : Intensive Course (30 lessons)   1 to 10 wks+

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French Gap Year course information:

The French Gap Year language course ensures rapid acquisition and long-term retention of key French language skills and also covers a range of topics on modern day France (cultural, social and economic).

Oral and written French language skills are developed and enhanced through out these long term courses.  This French language programme is aimed at Beginners to Low Intermediate abilities, who want to see serious linguistic improvement and are aiming to achieve fluency over a number of months. 

Classes are then held from Monday to Friday each week.  The college is closed for the Christmas and Easter holiday period, however accommodation can be reserved for students (and then has to be paid for) over these periods if applicable to your programme dates.  Once you have successfully completed your course you will receive a college certificate attesting to your level of French language proficiency, this will include the duration of course attended.

Methodology:

  • Intensive grammar study
  • Phonetics
  • Development of vocabulary
  • Syntax and application
  • Listening and comprehension
  • Dialogue and communication
  • Idiomatic language
  • Written and oral expression
  • Lecture and analysis
  • Live guided discussion and synthesis
  • Free conversation

DELF Exams are offered to Gap Year students:

Do you speak French? Can you prove It!

Some people study French for self-enrichment or want to know how to tell the time or talk on the phone in French. or to satisfy short term language requirements in high school, college, university or career goals. Others however, though, such as universtiy or Gap students, aspiring teachers, translators or others with long term career goals, study the language as part of a formal training programme. For this latter group of students, formally proving competency in the language is a requirement and this is where the DELF Exams are of great value.

> DELF Preparation course in Montpellier

Ask CESA for the DELF exam factsheet for further details.

Christmas Holidays
If French courses extend over Christmas you will need to book accommodation at additional cost, over the holiday period.