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French Gap Year in Montpellier

The French Gap Year in Montpellier is always popular with CESA students looking for high quality tuition, significant language progress and a social course with like minded long term students from across Europe and beyond. The perfect French course solution for Gap Year students, graduates and young adults looking to make the most of the time available.

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.

Gap Year in Montpellier
Plus Points

Montpellier is a culturally vibrant city

A full range of French language exams are offered, year round – if required!

Excellent choice of short and long term course options

French Course Details

Levels offeredBeginner to Advanced
Minimum age18
Course duration8 to 36 weeks
Alternative courses1 week+ 
Number of lessons20 group lessons per week
Lesson duration45 minutes
Maximum per class10 students
  • Start dates throughout the year
  • Classes are held Monday to Friday each week
  • Option for additional 10 lessons per week on request
  • Preparation for DELF exams (additional 10 lessons per week required)

Academic Year Course

22 wks   €3380.0024 wks   €3680.0028 wks   €4280.00
CESA Fee: € 50.00 per person
Summer supplements: Not applicable
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Languages for Life Course

8 wks   €1760.0012 wks   €2458.0016 wks   €3169.00
CESA Fee: € 50.00 per person
Summer supplements: Not applicable
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French Gap Year course information

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 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.

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

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.


Intensive grammar study
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.

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

Accommodation in Montpellier

Students can live with local hosts, a superb chance to experience daily French life, and practise your French out of class with native French speakers.  Alternatively the school offers student residence accommodation.

French hosts:
Most hosts live within a 30 minutes commute of the school and can offer either self-catering or half-board accommodation.  Students can book either a single room or a shared room (if travelling with a friend).

Student Residences:
Several residences are within easy walking distance of the school and are very popular with long term students.  Self catering in studios, with other language students in the same building.  One of the residences offers single or shared bedrooms, and communal facilities; kitchen, bathrooms.

Further information can be found on the main Montpellier French school: Accommodation description.


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