The ideal way to discover French language and culture and its people is to live during your French language stay in Montpellier with a local French host family. Our French language school in Montpellier therefore recommends for your French language course in France a stay with one of our carefully selected host families, which enables you to experience total French immersion. We select our French families in Montpellier according to our strict criteria and also respect the IALC accommodation code.
Our French language school does know all host families personally and has inspected their homes in Montpellier carefully. All families are obliged to sign a contract with our French language school in order to assure highest quality. We place great importance on the friendliness of our French host families and their interest in a cultural exchange. Not only will you be able to learn French and practice the French language outside tuition hours but you will also gain an interesting insight into a typical French way of life during your residential French course in France.
Enjoy real French immersion during your French language course in France!
Homestay in Montpellier
Rooms: Single room (double rooms are also possible for students travelling together). All rooms are properly equipped with a bed, adequate storage space, lighting, chair and desk etc.
Meal plan: We offer 3 different meal plans: Room only/kitchen access, breakfast only or half board (breakfast and dinner)
Location of families: Nearly all families in Montpellier live within less than 30 minutes from our institute. Approximately half of our families are in walking distance to our French language school in Montpellier.
Transfers: You will be welcomed at Montpellier train station or airport upon arrival and taken back for departure. You must let us or your host family know the arrival details no later than 1 week before your French language immersion stay in Montpellier begins. This service is available until 10:30 pm and free of charge. Arrival is possible as of 02:00 pm, earlier on request.
On arrival : Your French host family will show you your room as well as the common parts of the home. You will be given a key to the home and your hosts will explain you their way of living and the rules to be respected.
After you register for a French language course at our French immersion school in Montpellier, you will receive a questionnaire to be filled out, for us to find out about your habits and interests. This information will help us choose the best matching French host family for your French language course in France. We guarantee to fulfil all your special requests like vegetarian food, special nutrition requirements (food allergies), respect all allergies against any pets etc. as well as guaranteeing non-smoking families. We also make all efforts to fulfil your wishes like families with or without children, central location, family of a certain age or all other requests you might have. Additionally, we take into account your age and hobbies.
Prior to arrival at your French host family
2 to 3 weeks prior to arrival for your French language stay in Montpellier, our French language immersion school will provide you with detailed information about your homestay. All address and contact details will be given to you as well as information on all family members, their professions and hobbies.
Our French host families appreciate you contacting them prior to arrival for general concern, and also in order for you to communicate your arrival details, for them to organize your pick-up.
During your French language stay in France
Our accommodation officer will be there for you during your French language stay with your host family in Montpellier to guide you or help you with any question regarding your accommodation.
End of your residential French immersion stay
At the end of your French language immersion stay at our school in Montpellier, you receive a quality questionnaire to evaluate all aspects of your French language stay at ILA including your experience with your hosts. This evaluations form enables us to monitor all family performances continuously.