|Study in Montpellier, receive quality French tuition in a city centre location. Enjoy a busy cultural and social programme, on an Over 50 Course offered four times a year.|
|Levels offered||High Elementary to Advanced *|
|Age range||50 yrs+|
|Course duration||1 or 2 weeks|
|Number of lessons||20 lessons per week|
|Lesson duration||45 minutes|
|Maximum per class||10 students|
A short term French language course in Montpellier is ideal for those who want to share their learning experience with other mature students from across Europe and beyond. Build on current skills with a French 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.
|CESA admin fee € 60.00 per person|
|Tuition||1 week € 480.00 2 weeks € 860.00|
|French Host/ess Single room|
|B&B||1 week € 166.00 2 weeks € 333.00|
|Half-board||1 week € 219.00 2 weeks € 438.00|
|3* Apart-Hotel Studio|
|Self-catering||1 week € 346.00 2 weeks € 691.00|
Public holidays: Whilst there are public holidays during the year, they don’t coincide with the Over 50 course dates.
The school offers a busy social programme, based on a minimum of 6 students on the programme.
Week One: Monday/ Guided city tour “historic centre” and a welcome drink Tuesday/ A local produce tasting event Wednesday/ Free time Thursday/ Guided visit to Museum Fabre Friday/ A half-day guided excursion to Nimes (Arena, Fontaine Gardens, Maison Quarre) Saturday/ A full-day guided excursion to Avignon and Pont du Gard (the old town, Pope’s Palace and the world famous aqueduct)
Week Two: Monday/ Guided tour of the new city centre Tuesday/ A wine and cheese tasting session Wednesday/ Free time Thursday/ dinner out with school staff in a local restaurant Friday/ Guided half-day excursion to Sete, the Venice of Languedoc Saturday/ Departure
Please arrive early (08:00 am) for a school presentation, before you meet your French teacher and start your French language course. In the afternoon there will be an orientation tour of Montpellier, to acclimatise you to the city. The school staff will show you round the main sights and point out the main useful places you will need to know.
Montpellier is a large city and students must allow for a commute of approx. 15 to 30 mins to college each morning. We recommend that you stay with local hosts (very good for your French) or in the 3* Apartment Hotel offered year round (or you are very welcome to make your own Hotel arrangements). The school offers Student residences (but they will be full of French University students or late teens/early 20s language students, so are not recommended for students on this programme).
Hosts: Great for your language skills! Ideal if you want to completely immerse yourself and really experience daily French life, with French people. However it will mean a commute into the school from the residential areas of the city. 3* Apartment Hotel: Perfect for retaining your independence! Just a 10/15 minute tram trip from the language school and city centre. The studios are modern, bright and comfortable with a small kitchen attached (ideal for self catering). There is a roof top swimming pool with great city views. The tram stop is right in front of the Apartment Hotel, so getting into the city centre and to the school is no trouble at all.
Arrive: Sunday Depart: Saturday If staying with hosts, French language students are welcome to take advantage of the transfer service provided by the college (free of charge). If in a residence, or any accommodation other than host accommodation, students need to make their own way on arrival in Montpellier.