Learn French in Bordeaux


Learn French in Bordeaux

French School

French school in Bordeaux

The French school is centrally located in Bordeaux, close to the Quinconces and Place Gambetta, and easily accessible by tram or bus. The rue Sainte Catherine for shopping and the St Pierre neighbourhood for the bars and restaurants are also only 5-10 minutes’ walk away. There are 9 air-conditioned classrooms, a student lounge, a sheltered terrace, computer room, hot & cold drink vending machines and free Wi-Fi access. All French teachers are qualified to teach French as a foreign language.

French Courses

Standard course

This short term course is suitable for students that want a general French course focusing on the four key language skills: speaking, reading, writing and listening. Suitable for students with previous knowledge of French or complete beginners that have a short time to spend learning the language abroad.

Lessons per week 20 Duration 1-12 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 17

Intensive course

This course is as the standard course but with 6 or 10 extra French lessons per week of no more than 12 students per class. Ideal for students that want an Intensive short term course.

Lessons per week 26 or 30 Duration 1-12 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 17

Combined courses

Students follow the Standard course in Bordeaux and have an extra 6 or 10 private lessons each week depending on how intensive a course they desire. Perfect for students that want the diversity of a group course but would like a few private lessons to focus on a specific area of the language, topic or exam.

Lessons per week 20+6 or 20+10 Duration 1-12 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 17

French for Life course

This long term course is as the Standard or Intensive French course in Bordeaux but for a longer duration. Particularly popular with Gap Year students, people on Career breaks or students that have a several months spare to learn French.

Lessons per week 20, 26 or 30 Duration 12-48 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 17

French Evening course

The Evening course is great for students that live in Bordeaux, are working during the day or have other commitments. Lessons are held on Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in Bordeaux.

Lessons per week 4 Duration 1 +weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 17

French AS/A-level revision course

Students will follow the Standard French course with 20 group lessons per week with 3 additional lessons dedicated to French AS or A-level revision.

Lessons per week 20+3 Duration 1+ weeks
Levels IB (International Baccalaureate) Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 16

Private tuition

Lessons can be tailored to the needs and requirements of the students, to a particular subject or focusing on a specific exam. Students can have private lessons on a 2 to 1 basis providing they are of a similar ability.

Lessons per week 10 or 20 Duration 1-12 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class 1:1 or 2:1
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 16

DELF preparation course

Students will follow the Standard French course with 20 group lessons per week with 3 additional lessons dedicated to preparing for the DELF exam.

Lessons per week 20+3 Duration 1+ weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 17

French & Cookery course

Students follow the standard French course of 20 lessons and have 4 cooking lessons per week. The cookery course is run at two different levels: 1) Minimum A2 level, 2) Beginner level. Level 1 will have 2 baking classes and 2 cooking classes. Level 2 will have to 2 traditional meal preparation classes: starter, main course, desert, 1 prepare a buffet dinner class and 1 tapas workshop.

Lessons per week 20 + 4 Duration 1+ weeks
Levels 1) Beginner 2) Min. A2 level Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 17

French & Wine course

Students follow the standard French course of 20 lessons per week and have 5 wine workshops.

Lessons per week 20 + 5 Duration 1+ weeks
Levels Elementary to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 18

Accommodation

Host Family

Staying with a host family is a unique, cultural experience. As customs and habits vary from country to country, and even family to family, host family accommodation depends on mutual respect and a willingness to adapt. Depending on the expectations and objectives you have for your French program, you can choose from several types of family accommodation.

You can choose a single room or share your room with a friend or a member of your family on a B&B, half-board or full board basis. There are limited host families with private bathrooms on request.

From June to September, students aged 16 to 19 are in shared rooms with twin beds.

If you would like to share unique moments of daily life with your family, using your French in real situations, then a half-board option is for you. This includes breakfast every day and a set number of evening meals to suit your needs. The room only or room with breakfast only option would suit those who are looking for more independence, but still enjoy the warm environment of a family home.

All our host families are carefully selected by our team. They are all welcoming and hospitable, regardless of age or circumstances. We are committed to satisfying everyone’s requirements.

Our families all live 5 to 35 minutes from the school. Each family normally hosts one or more students with a different mother tongue.

Residence Nexity Studea BordeauxResidence Nexity Studea

The Residence Nexity Studea is close to the city’s university campus, and 15 – 20 minutes by tram from the city centre. There are 1 person studios and 2 person apartments available, offering the freedom of independent living, at an affordable rate.

Available from beginning of June to end of August.
Facilities includes:

  • Private bathroom
  • Small equipped kitchen
  • Self-service laundry
  • Cable TV, telephone (additional charge), and intercom
  • Free WiFi access
  • Bed and bath linen : 7 € / person
  • Breakfast for an additional charge
  • Telephone : 2€ to subscribe + cost of credits
  • Protected covered parking : 20€/month

Study O'Garonne Residence BordeauxStudy O'Garonne Residence

The residence is located close from the Garonne river, and Schools of Bordeaux Chartrons, the new place of student’s life. This is a new residence and only 10 minutes from the school by tram.

Available from beginning of June to end of August.

Facilities include:

  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Bed 140*190 cm
  • Small equipped kitchen
  • Desk area
  • Bed and bath linen provided
  • Self-service laundry
  • Free WiFi
  • Cable TV, telephone (additional charge)
  • Parking space for additional charge : 20€ per month

Transfer

Students staying in host family accommodation will be met at Bordeaux airport or train station by their host family. Alternatively students can get a taxi to their accommodation. We are happy to advice you of the best travel options.

Leisure

The schools lively team of staff accompanies you throughout your stay and proposes a large choice of activities. This is a very good opportunity for you to meet the other students of the school, while deepening your knowledge of the French language and culture after the lessons: evenings at the opera, film club, guided tours, weekend excursions, sports activities, gastronomic discoveries and much more!

Every week, the Bordeaux school designs a programme of activities chosen according to the season. All you have to do is enjoy your French experience!

You’ll be able to explore typically French places that are not on the well worn tourist trail, and get a taste of real French life! You can also benefit from special deals reserved for French students: discounts, reduced price tickets and more. A list of these activities will be given to you Monday morning, at the welcome breakfast.

2018 Course Prices

FRENCH COURSES

1 lesson = 45 minutes  /  Minimum age = 17                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

ADMINISTRATION FEE: € 50.00

Week (s) STANDARD COURSE (20)

20 lessons per week / Max. 12 per class

INTENSIVE COURSE (26)

26 lessons per week/ Max. 12 per class

1 € 285.00 € 345.00
2 € 570.00 € 690.00
3 € 855.00 € 1035.00
4 € 1040.00 € 1300.00
6 € 560.00 € 1950.00
8 € 2080.00 € 2600.00
12 € 2400.00 € 2940.00
16 € 3200.00 € 3920.00
20 € 4000.00 € 4900.00
24 € 4800.00 € 5400.00
extra weeks € 180.00 € 225.00
Week (s) INTENSIVE COURSE (30)

30 lessons per week / Max. 12 per class

1 € 395.00
2 € 790.00
3 € 1185.00
4 € 1500.00
6 € 2250.00
8 € 3000.00
12 € 3240.00
16 € 4320.00
20 € 5400.00
24 € 6480.00
extra weeks € 245.00
COMBINED COURSE (6) 

20 group + 6 private lessons per week/ Max. 12 per class

1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks
€ 685.00 € 1370.00 € 1785.00 € 2380.00
COMBINED COURSE (10) 

20 group + 10 private lessons per week/ Max. 12 per class

1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks
€ 960.00 € 1920.00 € 2880.00 € 3320.00
FRENCH AS/A LEVEL REVISION COURSE

20 lessons+ 3 exam prep. lessons / Max. 12 per class

1 week
€ 345.00
Week (s) DELF PREPARATION COURSE

20 lessons+ 3 exam prep. lessons

1 € 345.00
2 € 690.00
3 € 1035.00
4 € 1300.00
5 € 1625.00
6 € 1950.00
FRENCH & COOKING

20 lessons & 4 cooking / Max. 12 per class

FRENCH & WINE 

20 lessons & 5 wine / Max. 12 per class

1 week 1 week
€ 585.00 € 745.00
PRIVATE TUITION 
1 lesson 10 lessons 20 lessons
€ 75 € 700 € 1200
ENROLMENT FEE € 80 per person (€40 on evening course)

2018 Accommodation Prices

ACCOMMODATION

Sunday to Saturday

HOST FAMILY

Single room / Breakfast

Week (s) Standard Superior
1 € 203.00 € 238.00
2 € 406.00 € 476.00
3 € 609.00 € 714.00
4 € 812.00 € 952.00
6 € 1218.00 € 1428.00
8 € 1624.00 € 1904.00
12 € 2436.00 € 2856.00
16 € 3284.00 € 3808.00
20 € 4060.00 € 4760.00
24 € 4872.00 € 5712.00
extra weeks € 203.00 € 238.00
Superior host families are for special requests: city centre, private bathroom & special dietary requirements.
HOST FAMILY

Single room / Half board

Week (s) Standard Superior
1 € 252.00 € 294.00
2 € 504.00 € 588.00
3 € 756.00 € 882.00
4 € 1008.00 € 1176.00
6 € 1512.00 € 1764.00
8 € 2016.00 € 2352.00
12 € 3024.00 € 3528.00
16 € 4032.00 € 4704.00
20 € 5040.00 € 5880.00
24 € 6048.00 € 7056.00
extra weeks € 252.00 € 294.00
Superior host families are for special requests: city centre, private bathroom & special dietary requirements.
STUDENT RESIDENCES      Please contact the office for prices.
ACCOMMODATION BOOKING FEE € 80.00 per person
TRANSFER SERVICE  -   ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE  ONE WAY
BORDEAUX MERIGNAC AIRPORT € 55.00
BORDEAUX SAINT-JEAN TRAIN STATION € 45.00

2018 Dates

STANDARD, INTENSIVE & COMBINED COURSES : Non-beginners can start on any Monday through out the year. Beginners must start on the dates shown in RED.
 JANUARY 1 8 15 22 29
FEBRUARY 5 12 19 26
 MARCH 5 12 19 26
APRIL 2 9 16 23 30
MAY 1 7 14 21 28
JUNE 4 11 18 25
JULY 2 9 16 23 30
AUGUST 6 13 20 27
SEPTEMBER 3 10 17 24
OCTOBER 1 8 15 22 29
NOVEMBER 5 12 19 26
DECEMBER 3 10 17
PRIVATE TUITION Any Monday
FRENCH AS/A LEVEL REVISION COURSE 12th - 23rd February, 26th March - 6th April, 8th - 19th October
FRENCH & COOKING COURSE 12th - 16th March, 14th - 18th May, 3rd - 7th September, 8th - 12th October
FRENCH & WINE COURSE 25th - 19th June, 30th July - 3rd August, 27th - 31st August, 19th - 23rd November
DELF PREPARATION COURSE DELF: 16th April, 14th June and 12th November
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 1st January, 2nd April, 1st, 8th, 10th & 21st May, 14th July, 15th August, 1st and 11th November.

Lessons lost on these public holidays will be not be made up or refunded.

Christmas break: 22nd December 2018 to 5th January 2019.

Summary

School size Large
Minimum age 17
Levels Beginner to Advanced
Exams

AS/A-level

DELF

Accommodation
  • Host family
  • Studio Residence
download Free WiFi