France | Montpellier

French Summer Camp

French Summer Camp

For students 11-16 years old, this course is an excellent way of giving young people the opportunity to spend time in France learning and enjoying the great variety of activities provided by the language school and exploring Montpellier.

The school provide all-round supervision whilst giving young people the chance to learn the French language, enjoy the local beaches and the experience the culture of the South of France.

This course is Sunday arrival and Saturday departure with the course at the school running from Monday to Friday.

This course runs from early July to mid-August. 



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.

Summer Camp Language Course

The course comprises 20 lessons of French per week, 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.

You will take a written and oral placement test on your first day, followed by a welcome session and tour of Montpellier. You will then be placed in a multinational class appropriate to your level of French. Courses have been specifically designed for young people visiting France for a short period. The are a maximum number of 15 students per class.

Summer Camp Activities

A range of the following activities will be included. This varies from week to week to ensure students who stay for multiple weeks experience a varied programme: 

  • Walking tour of Montpellier
  • Ten pin bowling
  • Ice skating
  • Beach Volleyball, games and beach party
  • Disco
  • Quiz night, workshop, indoor games and party
  • Photomania competition
  • Theme nights
  • Cinema
  • Excursion to Grotte de Clamouse
  • Excursion to Avignon


Students are housed with carefully selected host families who provide a single or twin bedroom, breakfast, lunch and evening meal. 

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


Members of the language school staff together with Activity Group Leaders ensure excellent supervision of all students on the Summer Camp. They are enthusiastic, personable and approachable, allowing students to have fun whilst giving the security that help is at hand should it be required.


Students are greeted by host families at the airport or train station and returned to the airport or train station at the end of the week.

School Closures

The school is not closed at any point during the summer camp. 


Travel and Medical Insurance is available as an optional extra with this package. For more details please see our Insurance page.

Montpellier, France

Included in this Package

This course is Sunday arrival and Saturday departure

  • 20 French lessons per week (Mon – Fri)
  • Full board host family accommodation (Sat-Sat)
  • Return transfers from Montpellier airport
  • Activity Programme
  • Welcome meeting
  • Supervision during lessons and free time
  • Course materials
  • Course Certificate
  • 24/7 Emergency support from UK office during your stay.
  • Travel and Medical Insurance (optional)

Longer stays

Prices for 1 and 2 week stays are listed below. We may be able to arrange stays of a longer duration and tailor made packages to suit. Please contact us if you would like a package that we have not listed here.

Montpellier Coat of Arms


Find out more about the stunning city of Montpellier on Wikipedia.