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French Gap Year in Paris

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The French Gap Year in Paris (9th district) is ideal for any student or adult looking for a long-term French language course solution. The programme ensures serious language progress over several months of intensive study, with start dates offered throughout the year. This is the perfect French language course for anyone who wishes to study French, from beginner through to high-intermediate ability, aiming to achieve the highest level of fluency possible. These long term French courses cover all aspects of the French language in detail, following a proven, structured, professional method of teaching.

Gap Year Plus Points

  • Paris is the perfect capital city and appeals to everyone
  • A full range of French language exams are offered, year round
  • A superb centrally located language school

French Course Details

Levels offeredBeginner to Advanced
Minimum age18
Course duration8 to 36 weeks
Alternative courses1 week+ 
Number of lessons26 group lessons per week
Lesson duration45 minutes
Maximum per class14 students
  • Beginners dates shown in gold. Elementary+ levels may start on any of the dates shown, throughout the year
  • Classes are held Monday to Friday each week
  • Timetable: 09.00 to 13.00 hrs (can vary depending on student no’s in the summer period)
  • Preparation for DELF exams (optional extra module, not included in course fees)

Teaching Details

Course Dates 2017

January09, 16, 23, 30
February06, 13, 20, 27
March06, 13, 20, 27
April03, 10, 18, 24
May02*, 09*, 15, 22, 29
June05, 12, 19, 26
July03, 10, 17, 24, 31
August07, 14, 21, 28
September    04, 11, 18, 25
October02, 09, 16, 23, 30
November   06, 13, 20, 27
December04, 11#

# 1 wk max course duration

Academic Year Fees
24 wks: €6053.0028 wks: €7062.0036 wks: €9079.00
CESA Fee: € 50.00 per person
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Languages for Life Fees
8 wks: €2480.0012 wks: €3528.0016 wks: €4077.00
CESA Fee: € 50.00 per person
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Paris 9th: Students

Paris 9th: Class

Paris 9th French conversation class

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).

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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 holiday and Easter weekend, 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

This French language course is an excellent opportunity to learn a new language, immerse yourself in a new culture and make new friends from all around the world. The study plan takes into consideration your current level, your needs and the length of your course.

Exams are offered to Gap Year students

Do you speak French? Can you prove it!

Many long term students decide to sit the DELF exams, whilst in Paris. A DELF exam certificate is a great addition to the CV, and a good way of proofing a high level of French ability as a consequence of your French course in Paris. DELF & DALF preparation can be incorporated into these long term courses, if you choose an Intensive Course for all, or part of your course.

DELF Exam Preparation details

Accommodation in Paris

Most students studying in Paris, decide to stay with local French hosts, but there are a range of residence options for students who prefer to live independently.

Further information can be found on the Paris school details

Accommodation description