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French and Cookery

Spices in Provence market

If you’re looking to improve your French and explore the wonderful world of French food and culinary culture, the French & Cookery courses in Aix or Bordeaux offer the perfect solution. Both are beautiful French locations – allowing you to create, taste and consume some wonderful food and develop your French skills at the same time!

French & Cookery in Aix-en-Provence

Dates offered
May & October
  • Open to 18 yrs + age group on set start dates
  • 2 weeks language course duration
  • 20 French group lessons per week
  • Max. 10 people per group class
  • plus PM cookery workshop sessions including a full Saturday
  • NB: No beginners accepted on these programmes
  • Min. 4 participants required for the full programme format
  • If there are 1 to 3 participants enrolled: the number of lessons and activities can be slightly modified, but the spirit of the course is maintained

Discover and experience wonderful local Provençal products, with theoretical and practical knowledge of Provençal cooking. Students follow the morning Standard Programme and in the afternoon enjoy a range of cookery workshops and tasting sessions. Students also try local wines and learn food/wine related vocabulary.

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Aix-en-Provence: Students Activities offered: Introduction and presentation of typical products from the Provençal region 2 cooking workshops followed by a food tasting 1 cooking workshop followed by a dinner held with a local host family 1 guided visit to a Provençal market and cooking session with a host family on Saturday 1 wine tasting session Presentation and tasting of France’s fabulous cheeses

French lessons

A1 to C1 language level (elementary to advanced) Revision and study of the structure of the language Study of the four key skills; oral and written comprehension and oral and written expression Teaching based on everyday situations with the help of varied material Systematic optimizing newly acquired linguistic skills Discussions, debates and presentations Work in smaller sized groups Individual work outside class suggested on request Timetable: 1st Monday 14.00 hrs to 15.30 hrs, then 09.00 to 1030 hrs and 11.00 to 12.30 hrs

Cookery sessions

Introduction and presentation of Provençal products Provençal cooking workshops followed by a tasting One cookery workshop followed by a dinner in a family Visit to an olive oil and wine producer Presentation and tasting of fabulous French cheeses Timetable: afternoon or evening from 14.00 hrs to 21.30 hrs (varies)

Aix-en-Provence: Market

Cookery in Aix en Provence

French and Culture in Bordeaux

Dates offered
March to November
  • Open to 18 yrs + age group
  • 1 week language course
  • Offered several times a year at high elementary (A2) + levels
  • 20 French group lessons (as Standard Course)
  • Max. 14 people per French class
  • plus 4 workshops / week

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Bordeaux: French students in class

  • 4 workshops / week
    1 gourmet walking tour
    1 tour of cultural discovery and unusual places
    1 French pastry workshop
    1 trip to discover the vineyards and wine tasting

Combine your French language studies with guided visits to enjoy the culinary culture of Bordeaux! This 5 day course enables you to practise your French and sample wines, try local foods and enjoy exploring the city.

French & Cookery in Rouen

Dates offered
Once a month throughout the year
  • Open to 16 yrs+ age group on set start dates
  • 1 week language course duration
  • 15 French group lessons per week
  • Max. 10 people per group class
  • plus PM cookery workshop sessions on Tuesday to Thursday
  • NB: No beginners accepted on these programmes
  • Min. 4 participants required for the full programme format
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Rouen: Cookery class Learn how the French make their delicious macarons, eclairs and choux pastry, fraisier (strawberry gateau) and the speciality of the region, Normandy apple tart 15 lessons of French each weekday morning, combined with 3 afternoons of French cooking lessons Timetable: French lessons from 09.30 to 13.00 hrs, an orientation course on Monday PM and cookery classes Tuesday to Thursday from 14.30 to 17.30 hrs Improve your overall French abilty, immerse yourself in the language and broaden your knowledge. Classes are based on communicative French and structural progression through the language levels, from beginner to proficiency.