French Courses

We run French Immersion courses and Discover Provence Specialist Theme Weeks for adults in blocks of one week upwards. All our Immersion and Discover Provence Specialist Theme Week courses run from Monday morning to Friday afternoon. Students staying with a French host usually arrive on the Sunday before the course begins and leave on Saturday morning after the course finishes.

Our Discover Provence Specialist Theme weeks provide a wonderful opportunity to balance a fascinating discovery of Provence with enjoyable French language learning. Our students are divided into small groups (maximum 6 students) at the appropriate learning level. Students may also enrol for individual courses.

Throughout the year we also offer French Immersion courses for individuals, couples or small groups of friends or colleagues.

Our students come to us for many different reasons. It may be a desire to improve French language skills for holiday or professional purposes or for an anticpated move to France.

And of course for many of our students, just as it is for us, it’s all about a love affair with France – and our wonderful corner of Provence in particular.

Whatever the reason we are sure you will enjoy participating in one of our Discover Provence Specialist Theme weeks or French Immersion courses.

Just click on one of the links below for full information on our different courses.

Which level to choose?

  • Level 1 – a confidence-building course for learners with limited language skills focusing on conversation. Topics include shopping, social situations (weather, health, sport, travel, holiday, personal information) and making simple arrangements. (European Framework A1)
  • Level 2 – aimed at the intermediate learner, this course encourages the student to communicate more fluently with native speakers, to be able to discuss a wide range of topics and handle many areas of grammar more confidently and accurately. (European Framework A2/B1)
  • Level 3 – for the more advanced student this course explores in more depth many aspects of the French language, its uses in modern contexts, changes in vocabulary and usage and advanced discussions. (European Framework B2/C1)

Our teachers use a communicative approach to language teaching with a significant focus on the spoken language and communication of ideas. The study of grammar and vocabulary will of course be included but will be taught within a context. Please throw away any pre-conceived notions about recital of irregular verbs!