France | Lille

Intensive French

Intensive Language Course

These courses are available throughout the year starting every Monday. Students can travel for a week, two weeks or longer. We are able to tailor packages to suit your requirements and the time you have available.

Courses are availble for all abilities of language skill from complete beginners to degree level and business French.

You may also be interested in pairing a language course with a work experience placement by enrolling on our popular Work and Study courses.

Location

On the French-Belgium border, Lille was part of the County of Flanders. In today's times, it is a bustling university city with 17th-century brick town houses, cobbled pedestrian streets and the large central square, Grand Place. Lille was named the “City of Art and History” in 2004 and became the World Design Capital in 2020 through an innovative project: transforming its territory through design. 

Lille is well connected to both Paris and London via the Eurostar making it a very convenient city to visit and ideal if you want to avoid flying. 

School

Housed in a former consulate, the language school is a tight-knit community of likeminded language enthusiasts. The intimate classes provide personalised learning with experienced teachers. The teachers are passionate about their subject matter and are dedicated to helping their students succeed. The school sits in a university neighbourhood which is lively and full of young people. There are plenty of cafes, restaurants, and shops to explore, as well as cultural events and activities to participate in. It's the perfect location for language learners who want to immerse themselves in the local culture and practice their language skills outside of the classroom.

Language Course

The core course comprises 15 lessons which concentrate on learning and actively using French. The tuition is very much practice oriented. You will participate in group sessions alongside other students of a similar level, with lessons focused on improving all aspects of the language; speaking listening, reading and writing. There are 3, 1 hour lessons per day and these take place during the morning. 

You will be given a written assessment before you travel and a speaking assessment on the first morning before lessons in order to place you in the group most suited to your ability level. Classes have an international flavour and a lively feel because they are grouped by ability not nationality or age.

Accommodation

For students wanting to completely immerse themselves in the French language and culture we recommend that you stay with one of our carefully selected French host families. They will not only introduce you to the French way of life and help you practise the French language but will also give you a taste of local and delicious regional specialities. The host families are situated near to the school and provide half board accommodation (breakfast & evening meal) from the Sunday before your course starts to the Saturday after it finishes. Subject to availability, an extra day on one side of your trip may be available on request to facilitate travelling dates. A surcharge is payable for any extra nights.

Included in the price the host families in Rouen also offer return transfers from Rouen train station.
Students of 18 years or older also have the option of staying in one of the school self catering residences with other international students; single rooms are available. Please enquire for availability and prices for residence stay.

You can read more about what it means to stay with a host family in our Host Family Guide.

Transfers

Transfers from the train station are included in the cost of host family accommodation.

School Closures

The school is closed on 1/04/2024, 01/05/2023, 06/05/24, 12/05/24 - 20/05/24, 15/08/24, 05/11/24 and 11/11/24. Lessons are made up on the remaining days of the same week.

Insurance

Travel, Medical and Workplace Insurance is included with this package. For more details and policy wording please see our Insurance page.

Lille, France

Included in the Package

  • 15 Core French lessons per week (mornings)
  • Half board host family accommodation
  • Return transfers from the local train station
  • Guided walking tour of Lille
  • Course materials
  • Course Certificate
  • 24/7 Emergency support from UK office during your stay
  • Travel, Medical and Workplace Insurance (Supplement)

Longer stays

Students are welcome to book into the school for any number of weeks. We have prices for 1- 4 weeks on our website. We are able to arrange any duration of stay at the language school.  Contact us if you would like a package that we have not listed.

FAQ

For more information and Frequently Asked Questions please visit our Work and Study page.

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