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Learn French in Montpellier: Language Courses

The French language courses in Montpellier offers a wide range of course options, with suitable options to suit all language levels and linguistic needs.  Both private and group French tuition are offered throughout the year. The school is particularly good for long term programmes and exam preparation.

Academic Year Course     Long term courses 22 wks+

Levels offeredBeginner to Advanced
Minimum age16
Course duration22/36 weeks
Number of lessons20 group lessons per week
Lesson duration45 minutes
Maximum per class10 students
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Timetable: 9:00 am – 10:30 am / 10:45 am – 12:15 pm

If you wish to learn French in Montpellier to a high standard (B1/intermediate to C1/advanced 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 (see DELF exam preparation course description below).

Start dates 2020

  • Jan6 13 20 27
  • Feb3 10 17 24
  • Mar2 9 16 23 30
  • Apr6 14 20 27
  • May4 11 18 25
  • Jun2 8 15 22 29
  • Jul6 13 20 27
  • Aug3 10 17 24 31
  • Sep7 14 21 28
  • Oct5 12 19 26
  • Nov2 9

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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Languages for Life Course    Long term courses 8 wks+

Levels offeredBeginner to Advanced
Minimum age16
Course duration8+ weeks
Number of lessons20 group lessons per week
Lesson duration45 minutes
Maximum per class10 students
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Timetable : 9:00 am – 10:30 am / 10:45 am – 12:15 pm

A long term French language course ideal for Gap Year, post Uni or adult students looking to study French in Montpellier, in depth over two  months plus, for maximum impact and language progress. Following the same format as the Standard French course, but using the additional course length to develop and refine French language comprehension and expression to ensure maximum linguistic progress.

Start dates 2020

  • Jan6 13 20 27
  • Feb3 10 17 24
  • Mar2 9 16 23 30
  • Apr6 14 20 27
  • May4 11 18 25
  • Jun2 8 15 22 29
  • Jul6 13 20 27
  • Aug3 10 17 24 31
  • Sep7 14 21 28
  • Oct5 12 19 26
  • Nov2 9 16 23 30

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French Standard Course      Short term courses 1 wk+

Levels offeredBeginner to Advanced
Minimum age16
Course duration1+ weeks
Number of lessons20 group lessons per week
Lesson duration45 minutes
Maximum per class10 students
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Timetable : 9:00 am – 10:30 am / 10:45 am – 12:15 pm

A short term French language course in Montpellier 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 France. Taking your current language level into account, your French language course class work will concentrate on broadening your grammar, structure and vocabulary skills; plus offer intensive training in French oral and written language expression and the study of French culture and civilization.

Start dates 2020

  • Jan6 13 20 27
  • Feb3 10 17 24
  • Mar2 9 16 23 30
  • Apr6 14 20 27
  • May4 11 18 25
  • Jun2 8 15 22 29
  • Jul6 13 20 27
  • Aug3 10 17 24 31
  • Sep7 14 21 28
  • Oct5 12 19 26
  • Nov2 9 16 23 30
  • Dec7

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French Intensive Course     Short term courses 1 wk+

Levels offeredBeginner to Advanced
Minimum age18
Course duration1+ weeks
Number of lessons30 group lessons per week
Lesson duration45 minutes
Maximum per class10 students
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Timetable : 9:00 am – 10:30 am / 10:45 am – 12:1 5 pm

+ 3 afternoons from 1:15 pm – 3:50 pm
(Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday PM)

Short term French language courses aimed at those who need to build on current skills or who want to kick start their French language learning with a course in France.  Students follow the Standard Course French classes with additional small group work for a further 10 lessons per week, to aid linguistic development.

Start dates 2020

  • Jan6 13 20 27
  • Feb3 10 17 24
  • Mar2 9 16 23 30
  • Apr6 14 20 27
  • May4 11 18 25
  • Jun2 8 15 22 29
  • Jul6 13 20 27
  • Aug3 10 17 24 31
  • Sep7 14 21 28
  • Oct5 12 19 26
  • Nov2 9 16 23 30
  • Dec7

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DELF & DALF Exam Preparation      Recommended 6 wk+

Levels offeredBeginner to Advanced
Minimum age18
Course duration6+ weeks (1+ possible)
Number of lessons30 group lessons per week
Lesson duration45 minutes
Maximum per class10 students
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20 French Standard group lessons

PLUS 10 small group lessons per week

Timetable : 9:00 am – 10:30 am / 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
+ 3 afternoons from 1:15 pm – 3:50 pm

A rigorous French language course aimed at students who wish to have a serious Certificate proving their French language ability.  Minimum recommended course duration 6 weeks, but many students study for 12 weeks or even longer (up to 36 weeks) to achieve the required language level. The programme builds towards the set exam dates offered each year (contact CESA for exact dates).  The final 6 weeks include general language tuition in the Standard course and additional specific exam preparation.  Any additional weeks booked will consist of general language study following the same format as the Intensive Course. This is the ideal programme for those who wish to enhance their CV for work or academic reasons and need an official exam to prove their French language skills. Most students choose to prepare for the DELF B1, B2 or DALF C1 exams.  The college has always achieved an excellent pass rate for their students and many Academic Year and Languages for Life students will incorporate this exam element into their French studies in Montpellier.

Start dates 2020

  • Jan6 13 20 27
  • Feb3 10 17 24
  • Mar2 9 16 23 30
  • Apr6 14 20 27
  • May4 11 18 25
  • Jun2 8 15 22 29
  • Jul6 13 20 27
  • Aug3 10 17 24 31
  • Sep7 14 21 28
  • Oct5 12 19 26
  • Nov2 9 16 23 30
  • Dec7

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French and Cookery      1 wk+

Levels offeredBeginner to Advanced
Minimum age16
Course duration1+ weeks 
Number of lessons20 group lessons per week
Additional activityTwo Cookery sessions
Lesson duration45 minutes
Max per French class10 students
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20 French Standard group lessons PLUS two cookery sessions per week at a near by Cookery School

Timetable : 9:00 am – 10:30 am / 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
+ 2 afternoons from 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Discover French gastronomy and make different recipes (dishes and desserts) in small groups. Each sessions ends with a tasting session of your cooking whilst enjoying a nice glass of local wine.
The Chef will explain the French vocabulary used specifically to cooking, different foods and ingredients used for each recipe and the different cooking utensils used. He will also assist you and give you a few cooking tips!

Good prior knowledge of French is not essential for this programme, but is recommended.

Start dates 2020

  • Jan6 13 20 27
  • Feb3 10 17 24
  • Mar2 9 16 23 30
  • Apr6 14 20 27
  • May4 11 18 25
  • Jun2 8 15 22 29
  • Jul6 13 20 27
  • Aug3 10 17 24 31
  • Sep7 14 21 28
  • Oct5 12 19 26
  • Nov2 9 16 23 30
  • Dec7

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Combined Course         Short term courses 1 wk+

Levels offeredBeginner to Advanced
Minimum age18
Course duration1+ weeks
Number of lessons20 group lessons per week
Additional lessons+ private lessons per week
Lesson duration45 minutes
Maximum per class10 students
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Timetable : 9:00 am – 10:30 am / 10:45 am – 12:15 pm

PLUS additional French private tuition each week

Short term French language courses aimed at those who need to build on their current French language skills, or who want to learn French in Montpellier as a beginner.  By combining a general language group course with private tuition, students of all ages are assured rapid progress and personal attention to areas of particular interest or linguistic need.  A Combined French course in Montpellier is ideal for those with business, professional or specific academic needs with limited time available.

Start dates 2020

  • Jan6 13 20 27
  • Feb3 10 17 24
  • Mar2 9 16 23 30
  • Apr6 14 20 27
  • May4 11 18 25
  • Jun2 8 15 22 29
  • Jul6 13 20 27
  • Aug3 10 17 24 31
  • Sep7 14 21 28
  • Oct5 12 19 26
  • Nov2 9 16 23 30
  • Dec7

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Business French Course       Short term courses 1 wk+

Levels offeredIntermediate to Advanced
Minimum age18
Course duration1+ weeks
Number of lessons20 group lessons per week
Additional lessons+ 10 small group lessons
Lesson duration45 minutes
Maximum per class10 students
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Timetable : 9:00 am – 10:30 am / 10:45 am – 12:15 pm

+ 3 afternoons from 1:15 pm – 3:50 pm

Good prior French knowledge essential  (minimum B1 level)

Short term French language courses in Montpellier aimed at those who need to build on current skills or who want to kick start their business French skills (with the acquisition of special business vocabulary and business expressions in a wide range of topics), whilst improving general French knowledge.

Start dates 2020

  • Jan6 13 20 27
  • Feb3 10 17 24
  • Mar2 9 16 23 30
  • Apr6 14 20 27
  • May4 11 18 25
  • Jun2 8 15 22 29
  • Jul6 13 20 27
  • Aug3 10 17 24 31
  • Sep7 14 21 28
  • Oct5 12 19 26
  • Nov2 9 16 23 30
  • Dec7

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Private Tuition Course     Short term courses 1 wk+

Levels offeredBeginner to Advanced
Minimum age18
Course duration1+ weeks
Number of lessons20, 30, 40 lessons
Lesson duration45 minutes
Maximum per class1 student
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Timetable : Varies, but generally PM lessons, unless 30 lessons+ a week

An extremely intensive French language courses, ideal for those who wish to make maximum French language progress over a one or two week period. 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 2020

  • Jan6 13 20 27
  • Feb3 10 17 24
  • Mar2 9 16 23 30
  • Apr6 14 20 27
  • May4 11 18 25
  • Jun2 8 15 22 29
  • Jul6 13 20 27
  • Aug3 10 17 24 31
  • Sep7 14 21 28
  • Oct5 12 19 26
  • Nov2 9 16 23 30
  • Dec7

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