France | Montpellier | A Level French Revision
A Level French Revision Course
The A Level Revision Course is designed to complement A Level French study and further deepen understanding of the language skills necessary to succeed at this standard.
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.
This course is not tailored to any specific exam board but developed to improve overall competence in French with specific, personalised areas of study delivered through the 1:1 lessons.
These courses are available every Monday to Friday throughout the year with accommodation Sunday to Saturday.
There is a very friendly welcome waiting for you at the school in Montpellier, which has a lively and international feel. The school is in an exceptional location, right in the heart of the city, just a few steps away from the famous Place de la Comédie. It is the perfect place to learn French, discover French culture, meet new friends and enjoy the pleasures of the wonderful South of France!
The school has well equipped, light and comfortable classrooms, all with air conditioning and the latest technologies. In breaks and after lessons you can relax in the lounge area with a hot drink or snack, use the computers with internet access, enjoy the free wifi, discover the resource centre with a selection of French language movies, French literature and workbooks to complement your studies and browse the tourist information area containing local magazines, newspapers, tourist guides and cultural information.
The Place de la Comédie, the famous main square of Montpellier with its sunny café terraces, is on the school’s doorstep and you will find many bars, cafés, restaurants, shops, cinemas, museums and gardens within easy walking distance which will help you enjoy your stay in France to the full.
The school is located very close to the main bus and tramway stops, which can take you on the short journey to the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean sea.
The school is opposite Montpellier's Saint-Roch main train station.
The core course comprises 20 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 four 45 minute lessons per day and these take place during the morning. This course is designed for students who wish to learn or improve their French, meet new people and have some free time to participate in French culture and life in Montpellier.
A further six lessons in the afternoons are aimed at perfecting your oral skills in French, oral comprehension, pronunciation and interaction.
Students also have four 1:1 classes throughout the week, the content of which can be determined in advance to suit individual needs. We will ask you before you travel what you would like to cover with your tutor during these individual sessions, for example grammar, a specific thematic topic or text, conversation or pronunciation.
You will be given a written assessment to complete upon booking 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.
Optional Social and Cultural Programme
The school offers a range of activities during the week, such as games evenings, cooking classes, exploring the old town, meals out at a local restaurants, film club nights, participation in local events and festivals and excursions further afield. These activities change weekly and are booked and paid for directly with the school during your stay.
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 flight dates. A surcharge is payable for any extra nights. Included in the price host families in Montpellier also offer return airport transfers from Montpellier Airport or train station.
You can read more about what it means to stay with a host family in our Host Family Guide.
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.
Transfers from the airport or train station on arrival and departure are included in the price of this package if booking host family accommodation. Transfers for students opting for accommodation in the student residence are available for a charge.
The school is closed on 01/04/24, 01/05/24, 08/05/24, 20/05/24, 15/08/24, 01/11/24 and 11/11/24. On these days an activity or excursion is offered instead of lessons.
The school is open on 09/05/24 and 14/07/24 despite the national bank holiday in France. Classes will be held as usual.
Travel and Medical Insurance is available as an optional extra with this package. For more details please see our Insurance page.
Included in this Package
- 20 Core French lessons per week (Mon – Fri)
- 6 further lessons (Mon – Fri)
- 4 1:1 lessons on a topic or focus of your choosing
- Guided walking tour of Montpellier
- Accommodation (optional) (Sun – Sat)
- Social & Cultural Programme (optional)
- Bespoke online resources
- Social media support with course tutors
- Course materials including a bespoke handbook and additional ‘troubleshooting’ tutoring
- Course Certificate
- 24/7 Emergency support from UK office
- Travel and Medical Insurance (optional)
Students are welcome to book into the school for any number of weeks. Many students will travel to the school for a longer duration (12 weeks+), even starting from limited or no level in the language. 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.