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French Over 50 Course: Rouen

Sorry – At present there are no planned dates for this programme in 2021
We will update details, once new dates have been arranged


Whatever your current French level (beginner to advanced) who not study French in Rouen and experience a relaxed, yet stimulating cultural holiday in wonderful Normandy! Combine superb cultural excursions with first class French study.
Levels offered Beginner to Advanced
Age range 50 yrs+
Course duration 1 or 2 weeks 
Number of lessons 15 lessons per week
Lesson duration 60 minutes
Maximum per class 15 students
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  • Levels: Open to ALL language levels  Check your language level
  • Timetable: Morning classes (09.30 to 13.00 hrs) with a 30 minutes break
  • An activity programme is offered 4 afternoons each week

Lessons are always held, Monday to Friday, in the mornings, for 20 lessons (15 hours) per week, studying French in a multi-national class appropriate for your level. If numbers allow, then classes will only be for 50+ students (but this cannot be confirmed in advance). This is a short term French language course specifically aimed at older language students who wish to build on their current skills or who want to kick start their French language learning from scratch with an immersion course in France. In the afternoons and weekends students enjoy a dedicated 50+ social programme.

The programme aims to:

Give you confidence in speaking French
Help you improve your understanding
Allow you to act independently in French in everyday situations
Introduce you to French life and Normandy culture

Course Fees
CESA admin fee € 60.00 per person
Tuition 1 week    €   
  2 weeks  € 
French Host/ess  Single room
Half-board 1 week    €  
  2 weeks  €  
French Host/ess  Single room + private bathroom
Half-board 1 week    €  
  2 weeks  € 
Hotel  Single room
Bed & Breakfast To be advised

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Course Dates 2021



Public Holidays: Please note the school will only actually close on two dates each year: Easter Monday and 1st May. Group and/or private lessons lost on these two days are made up in that week. All other public holidays are treated as normal working days.

Rouen: Cookery class

Rouen: Park

Rouen: Old buildings historic centre


The cultural excursions include a reasonable amount of walking. If this an issue, please discuss with CESA.

Sample guided excursions:

Impressionist Gallery trip
Cookery afternoon
Cheese or wine producer visits/tastings
Tour of the historic city
Museum of Education trip

A specialty Normandy dinner
Joan of Arch historical cruise on the Seine
Excursion to Monet’s house at Giverny

First Day

Arrival at school for everyone: 08.00 hrs

Students will be asked to take a written test, prior to arrival.
Classes will begin on Monday morning in the first week.
Followed by an induction meeting in the afternoon.

Practical Information

– Students will be placed in mixed age classes unless there are sufficient Over 50 students to offer a closed group
– Excursions take place by coach, bus or train and the group is accompanied by a school guide
– For the visits of towns and villages they choose short walking distances with several breaks
– All activities are guided and commented in French language

Travel & Transfer

The majority of students arrive by train in Rouen.
Please take a taxi from the station to your accommodation.


  • French hosts, single room, half-board (private bathroom available on request, at extra cost)
  • Hotels or ApartHotels/Residences – recommendations can be offered

Please review the accommodation detailed under the main “Rouen” pages on the CESA website.