8 key points
• Variety of group levels
• Mini group courses
• Communicative approach
• Large range of ressources
• Enthusiastic teachers
• Individual support
• Self learning
• Regular assessment
The learning of French is neither a mystery nor a miracle! With the right preparation together with an excellent French teaching method, anyone can succeed in learning French. At our French immersion school in France, our aim is to help you to achieve rapid progress in French learning by providing you with the necessary tools to succeed. We believe that French immersion in France is the best way to learn French quickly. Learning French with success depends on the combination of the following factors.
Our French language school in Montpellier attaches great importance in offering each and every one of our students the appropriate level of French language. The increased number of levels guarantees you a place in the right group to learn French, enhancing your rate of progression. We offer a minimum of six different levels (in accordance with the recommendations of CEFR) throughout the year. Most of the time, our French language school in Montpellier runs between eight to ten different levels at the same time for French immersion.
Should you find the level of your French course in Montpellier to be either too advanced or too low or that your progression is faster or slower then your classmate’s, we can change you to a group better adapted to your needs.
Our French classes in Montpellier are set as mini groups of no more than ten students maximum, the best size for French immersion in France. An essential condition to learn French well and to guarantee an active participation of all students. This also allows your French teacher to provide during French immersion programs a friendly atmosphere, favouring both student interaction and assuring individual attention.
Practical and efficient, our French teaching method aims to integrate both linguistic and cultural skills whilst at the same time developing students’ communicative capacities. Our French language courses in Montpellier favour active oral expression and comprehension without neglecting written French. Our approach to learn French is based on a direct, interactive method centered on the student with the teacher taking on the role of coordinator.
Our French teachers perform role plays, simulation exercises and use a wide variety of authentic written, audio or video documents. They create a dynamic and stimulating learning rythm favourable to both concentration and motivation. You experience excellent French immersion in France.
All classrooms of our French language immersion school in Montpellier are equipped for multimedia activities. So you can practice listening skills especially from videos or up to date news documents. We regularly organise activities which involve educational games designed specifically to develop language skills.
To learn French, our teachers use both our own teaching manuals, written and developed by our French language school teaching team, as well as the approved French as a foreign language textbooks.
Our French teachers, caring to pursue your language objectives, are highly qualified and specialized in teaching French as a foreign language. Their experience, energy and relationship skills along with our communicative method guarantee efficient teaching in a friendly and studious atmosphere.
You can meet our educational advisor for a counselling appointment to accompany your learning outside of your French immersion course. For example she can help you formulate your needs and issues by establishing a work program for self-studies in order to achieve your goals, or select the appropriate tools and resources to your specific needs.
We recommend our long stay French students to make regularly during their French language immersion program in France appointments with our educational advisor, especially at the time of changing level.
The success of your progress also goes through self-learning. We strongly encourage you to get during French language stays involved outside the classroom in order to assimilate the knowledge learned in class and optimize your French course in France.
Your teacher will give you daily homework (the equivalent of half an hour) to learn French outside classroom. These exercises, presentations, preparation or personal research will help you anchor the knowledge gained in class.
Furthermore we have internet rooms as well as a library where you can do activities independently from selected self-learning websites. Forty computers, notebooks and tablets are available. You can also borrow novels, magazines and textbooks. There is free wifi access everywhere in our French language immersion school in Montpellier so feel free to bring you laptop or touchpad tablet.
Evaluation is an integral part of your residential French language course in France. Our teachers ensure you are regularly assessed and get you involved in this evaluation with tools such as the self-assessment grid of the CEFR.
Before arriving to your French language stay in France, you will take a knowledge test online in order to be placed in the appropriate French class. Your test will be supplemented by an oral evaluation during the first course at our French language school.
At the end of the week, the teacher will monitor student’s progress through class tests or quizz activities. So each student knows his strengths and weaknesses and can undertake learning French in semi- autonomy on his time off.
At the end of each cycle, each student is graded by the teacher or by the CEFR self-assessment grid to acknowledge his passage to the next level.
At the end of their French language stay in France, each student is given a certificate indicating the level achieved and attendance percentage.