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French Over 50 Course: Montpellier

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
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  • Levels: Elementary/A2 level required  Check your language level
  • The Over 50 group is generally made up of Upper elementary/Upper Intermediate students. Advanced students are likely to be placed in a Standard group course (open to all ages), to ensure they are taught at the correct level for their ability.
  • Timetable: 9:00 am – 10:30 am / 10:45 am – 12:15 pm

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.

Course Fees
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
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Course Dates 2021

Mar May Sept Oct
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Public holidays: Whilst there are public holidays during the year, they don’t coincide with the Over 50 course dates.

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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

First Day

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.

Practical Information

  • If there are insufficient students to form a class level on its own, the school will integrate students into a general Standard Course.
  • The activities offered are held separately from the school’s general social programme, except for the half and full-day excursions (when all language students are welcome to attend).
  • If there are less than 6 students on the programme the Over 50s students will be integrated into the normal social programme offered to all language students.


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).

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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.