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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. 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
  • Excellent choice of short and long term course options

French Course Details

Levels offered Beginner to Advanced
Minimum age 18
Course duration 8 to 36 weeks
Alternative courses 1 week+ 
Number of lessons 20 group lessons per week
Lesson duration 45 minutes
Maximum per class 10 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
  • Option for additional 10 lessons per week on request
  • Preparation for DELF exams (additional 10 lessons per week required)

Teaching Details

Course Dates 2021

 Beginners  Once a month
 All other levels  Each Monday


Course Prices

Academic Year Course Fees
22 wks: €3,380 25 wks: €3,830 28 wks: €4,280
CESA Fee: € 60.00 per person
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Languages for Life Course Fees
8 wks: €1,680 12 wks: €2,377 16 wks: €3,090
CESA Fee: € 60.00 per person
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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.

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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 throughout 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

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

DELF Exams offered

Do you speak French? So prove it! Some people study French for pleasure alone or have short term language goals. However for some university or Gap Year students, aspiring teachers etc. formally proving competency in the French language is important and the DELF Exams beneficial.

DELF Exam Preparation

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 within walking distance of the school.

Accommodation descriptions