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Standard French Course + Cooking Classes in Montpellier
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Standard French Course + Cooking Classes in Montpellier

Study French in France and learn French cooking during your French immersion stays at our French language school in the South of France!

Our French school in Montpellier has a formula that combines the Standard French language course for adults with cooking classes. Learn French in Montpellier with this nice way of combining work with pleasure, because during this residential French course, you are given the chance to learn about French gastronomy. You will learn during your French language stay in France all the secrets of how to prepare a French meal successfully!

  • Course start Every Monday
  • Number of students 5 - 8 (max. 10)
  • Number of lessons 20 + 8
  • Minutes per lesson 45
  • Duration 1 - 4 weeks
  • Levels All levels
  • Level test Yes, online
  • Timetable 09:00 - 12:15*
    and 2 afternoons 18:00 - 21:00 (subject to change)
  • Ages 16 +
FLE Certification Quality Label FLE

We guarantee high quality teaching and services that are officially recognized by the quality label "Français Langue étrangère".

Course description

The standard French course for adults is a French Immersion course for learning general French by acquiring the 4 skills for speaking, writing, listening and reading as according the recommendations from the CEFRL (Common European Framework of reference for languages). The main idea of this French Immersion Program is to practice grammar, tenses, enrich your range of vocabulary and train yourself to recognise French sounds. This is without forgetting initiation to French culture in everything that it represents.

The Standard French language course is combined with cooking classes during which you can discover French gastronomy and its particularities by way of trying out different recipes (dishes and desserts) in small groups. You will of course get the chance to taste your cooking at the end of the class and with a nice glasses of local wines. This tasting is included in the price of the French Standard Course plus cooking course price.

In the cooking workshop, located close to our French school in Montpellier, you will be explained how to cook sweet and salty recipies and you will also be given explainations about the ingredients and different cooking ustensils used. You will prepare various meals in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. This is a great way to practice French outside classroom during your French language immersion stay in Montpellier.

Of course, cooking classes are given in French language which helps students to reinvest the language skills acquired at our French language school to practice the language and improve it even further in full immersion.

*In high season the timetable can change

Who this class is for

This formula combining French classes in Montpellier with cooking courses is open to all learners from beginners (A1) to advanced learners C2) who wish to discover or improve their knowledge of general French (grammar, vocabulary, culture) and practise the French language whilst also getting to know the universe of French gastronomy by cooking with other students.

You will be given a list of specific vocabulary for cooking at the beginning of the cooking course to make sure that students of all levels will be able to follow the class. Moreover, the cooking class is very “sensory” – because cooking is not just about tasting but also touching, looking at the food and smelling it – even students with a very little French language skills can enjoy this class because it is not only an immersion program for language learning but also gastronomy; this will be a delight for your taste buds!

Study French in France with this formula is a very wise decision because you will be able to combine work, relaxation, discovery whilst also practicing the language in a very fun way and without even realising you are in the process of learning. French language immersion encourages this. It is a good compromise between more structured Standard French classes and cooking classes which are even more relaxed and friendly. Our French language school in Montpellier offers this mixture that really does encourage conversation so that students are forced to get to know each other. This is something that will really make your language stay in Montpellier worthwhile!

The Benefits of this Course

The standard French Course for adults combined with the cooking courses is really ideal for creating harmony between complete French language immersion and the more fun side of cooking classes. This course will help you to:

  • improve your French grammar skills
  • Put what you have learnt into practice when speaking
  • Add to your range of vocabulary and learn specific terminology
  • Train yourself to recognize French sounds
  • Initiate yourself to culture and civilisation, understanding each ones codes
  • Conciliate work and pleasure
  • Discover French gastronomy and its particularities

ILA advantages !

• Only Montpellier school accredited by IALC and EAQUALS
• First class French classes, small groups, top motivated teachers
• Excellent nationality mix: Students from 80 countries
• Wonderful premises in Montpellier's historic center
• Enjoy exciting activities, make friends from all over the world

Accommodation in Montpellier with ILA

ILA offers you high quality accommodations for French language immersion programs in Montpellier, South of France! Please choose your accommodation!


Our French language school in Montpellier provides you with excellent, carefully selected host families for your French language course in France!
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Price from 150 € / week

Student residence

Meet many people from around the world during French language immersion stays in France. Learn French and enjoy our comfortable student residences!
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Price from 220 € / week


Our French language school in Montpellier offers this quality accommodation for your residential French language course in Montpellier. Enjoy learning French!
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Price from 420 € / week

Room at the University Campus

Our French language school in Montpellier offers this independent, budget accommodation for residential French language immersion stays in France.
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Price from 165 € / week

Our Testimonials

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Amazing teachers! Really kind and helpful. Nice teaching style. My stay was fantastic, the teaching…

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The French + cooking course was excellent. In the morning I had superb French classes…

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Social activities and excursions

We want to make your French language stay in Montpellier an unforgettable experience. We therefore offer every week a numerous wonderful cultural and fun activities as well as fantastic excursions.