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Languages for Life Course    12 wk terms+

Levels offered Beginner to High Intermediate
Minimum age 17
Course duration 12 weeks
Number of lessons 20 lessons
Lesson duration 45 minutes
Maximum per class 14 students
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Monday to Friday: Timetables vary

A French language course of twelve weeks duration, four times a year, ideal for adult students (aged 17 yrs+) looking to study French in Bordeaux in depth, for maximum impact and progress.  These long-term courses are available for all levels allowing students to develop their language skills in both oral and written French, via long-stay immersion in French language and culture.
Course objectives include the practice of spoken French in communicative situations and a cultural approach to the language, the development of linguistic proficiency (written and oral expression / written and oral comprehension / interpersonal communication) and the use of communicative methods combining individual development and group dynamics (group work, role plays, etc.)

Classes are a mixture of face to face traditional classes (12 per week) and mentoring lessons and weekly “Meet the Locals” sessions in the city. Please refer to the “Teaching” page on Bordeaux for full details.

Start dates 2021

  • Apr6
  • Jul5
  • Sep27

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French Standard Course    Short term courses 1 wk+

Levels offered Beginner to High Intermediate
Minimum age 17
Course duration 1 to 11 weeks
Number of lessons 20 group lessons
Lesson duration 45 minutes
Maximum per class 14 students
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Aimed at those who need to build on current skills or who want to kick start their French language learning from scratch with an immersion course in Bordeaux, France. Course objectives include the practice of spoken French in communicative situations and a cultural approach to the language, the development of linguistic proficiency (written and oral expression / written and oral comprehension / interpersonal communication) and the use of communicative methods combining individual development and group dynamics (group work, role plays, etc.)

Classes are a mixture of face to face traditional classes (12 per week) and mentoring lessons and weekly “Meet the Locals” sessions in the city. Please refer to the “Teaching” page on Bordeaux for full details.

The French language school in Bordeaux offers intensive courses, available for all levels, which focus on the 4 key skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing). Students can follow their own pace of learning to suit individual objectives and sign up for however many weeks they wish for. The course structure allows students to learn freely, according to each student’s requirements and availability! Students are taught in groups of 12 students (14 maximum). Students can extend the intensity of the course experience by supplementing the core classes with additional linguistic and cultural work shops.

Start dates 2021

  • Apr6 12 19 26
  • May3 10 17 25 31
  • Jun7 14 21 28
  • Jul5 12 19 26
  • Aug2 9 16 23 30
  • Sep6 13 20 27
  • Oct4 11 18 25
  • Nov2 8 15 22 29
  • Dec6 13

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Intensive Course    Short term courses 1 wk+

Levels offered Elementary to Advanced
Minimum age 17
Course duration 1 to 6+ weeks
Number of lessons 20 group lessons
Additional lessons + 6 or 10 workshops
Lesson duration 45 minutes
Maximum per class 14 students
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20 Standard group lessons + 6 or 10 online workshops per week

Short term French language courses aimed at those who need to build on current skills or who want to learn French in Bordeaux, with additional small group work to aid linguistic development.

Classes are a mixture of face to face traditional classes (12 per week) and mentoring lessons and weekly “Meet the Locals” sessions in the city. Please refer to the “Teaching” page on Bordeaux for full details.

Intensive course objectives include: broadening acquired skills through creative and communicative activities, working with real documents, progressing by carrying out projects
General French – course objectives include the practice of spoken French in Bordeaux in communicative situations and a cultural approach to the language, development of linguistic proficiency (written and oral expression / written and oral comprehension / interpersonal communication) and communicative methods combining individual development and group dynamics (group work, role plays, etc.)
Working in single-level groups, 8 to 12 students in size, ensures easy participation and a true group dynamic as well as individual attention from the teacher.

  • 6 online workshops = 3 themed 2-lesson workshops
  • 10 online workshops = 5 themed 2-lesson workshops

These workshops allow students to progress faster, to improve a particular language skill and enrich their knowledge of French culture.

Intensive Course start dates (with 6 extra lessons):

Start dates 2021

  • Apr6 12 19 26
  • May3 10 17 25 31
  • Jun7 14 21 28
  • Jul5 12 19 26
  • Aug2 9 16 23 30
  • Sep6 13 20 27
  • Oct4 11 18 25
  • Nov2 8 15 22 29
  • Dec6 13

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Intensive Course start dates (with 10 extra lessons):

Start dates 2021

  • Apr6 12 19 26
  • May3 10 17 25 31
  • Jun7 14 21 28
  • Jul5 12 19 26
  • Aug2 9 16 23 30
  • Sep6 13 20 27
  • Oct4 11 18 25
  • Nov2 8 15 22 29
  • Dec6 13

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Combined Course    Short term courses 1 wk+

Levels offered Beginner to Advanced
Minimum age 17
Course duration 1 to 6+ weeks
Number of lessons 20 group lessons
Additional lessons + private lessons
Lesson duration 45 minutes
Maximum per class 14 students
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20 group lessons + 6 or 10 French private lessons per week

Short term French language courses in Bordeaux aimed at those who wish to combined the benefits of the group dynamic with the personal attention of a French language tutor that only private lessons can offer.  Group lessons are held in the morning sessions (see the teaching link for details) and private lessons are usually held in the afternoons. This form of French language tuition is ideal for those with business, professional or specific academic needs and limited time available.

Combined Course start dates (with 6 private lessons per week):

Start dates 2021

  • Apr6 12 19 26
  • May3 10 17 25 31
  • Jun7 14 21 28
  • Jul5 12 19 26
  • Aug2 9 16 23 30
  • Sep6 13 20 27
  • Oct4 11 18 25
  • Nov2 8 15 22 29
  • Dec6 13

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Combined Course start dates (with 10 private lessons per week):

Start dates 2021

  • Apr6 12 19 26
  • May3 10 17 25 31
  • Jun7 14 21 28
  • Jul5 12 19 26
  • Aug2 9 16 23 30
  • Sep6 13 20 27
  • Oct4 11 18 25
  • Nov2 8 15 22 29
  • Dec6 13

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French & Culture    Specific course 1 wk

Levels offered Elementary (A2) to Advanced
Minimum age 18
Course duration 1 week
Number of lessons 20 group lessons
Additional sessions 2 PM sessions per week, focusing on French culture, gastronomy and wine
Lesson duration 45 minutes
Maximum per class 14 students

 

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Discovery sessions are selected from:
• a gourmet walking tour
• a tour of cultural discovery and unusual places
• a French pastry workshop
• a trip to discover the vineyards and wine tasting

The gourmet walking tour
This is a visit to a historic district of Bordeaux to discover the architectural jewels. The course will include different stops with meetings and tastings of specialties.

The cultural discovery of Bordeaux
Bordeaux is the only city in France, and one of the only in the world, to have its entire city-centre protected as UNESCO international heritage. One can easily understand why by visiting this breath-taking city.

Stroll through Bordeaux and discover the heritage and cultural life of Bordeaux.
Visits include: museums, exhibition, unusual sites.

The pastry workshop
The pastry course will teach you the basics of the best French desserts. Supervised by professional pastry chefs, the sweet French specialties will have no secrets for you: macaroons, canelés, white dunes, lemon tart, etc…
At the end of the workshop, you will be able to taste all your achievements.

The excursion to the vineyards
Discover the vineyards of Bordeaux and visit the most famous castles. Wine tastings will be offered by passionate wine experts: winemakers and cellar masters.

Start dates 2021

  • Apr12
  • May3
  • Jun7
  • Jul12
  • Aug9
  • Sep6
  • Oct11
  • Nov8

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Private Tuition Course    1 wk+ courses

Levels offered Beginner to Advanced
Minimum age 17
Course duration 1+ weeks
Number of lessons 10 to 20 private lessons
Lesson duration 45 minutes
Maximum per class 01 student
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Timetable will vary depending on number of lessons required

An extremely intensive French language course, ideal for those who wish to make maximum French language progress whilst immersed in the French lifestyle, over a one or more weeks in Bordeaux. Aimed at business people or those who need to work on their French for academic or professional reasons, for whom time is of the essence.

Start dates 2021

  • Apr5 12 19 26
  • May3 10 17 25 31
  • Jun7 14 21 28
  • Jul5 12 19 26
  • Aug2 9 16 23 30
  • Sep6 13 20 27
  • Oct4 11 18 25
  • Nov2 8 15 22 29
  • Dec6 13

Beginners start dates are underlined and in bold. Other levels can begin on any of the start dates shown. For a detailed quote, or to book a course, click on "Get a Quote".

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