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French Gap Year in Montpellier

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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 all (or part of) their time.

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.

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.


  • Academic Year Course: 22 to 36 weeks duration
  • Languages for Life Course: 8 to 20 weeks duration
  • Minimum age: 18 yrs
  • French tuition (20 lessons per week)
  • Class size: 6/10 people
  • Option for additional 10 lessons per week on request
  • Preparation for DELF exams (additional 10 lessons per week required)
  • Minutes per lesson: 45
  • Ability levels: Beginner/Intermediate

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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.