Our School

LANGUAGE IN PROVENCE was founded by its director Susan Bento in 2001 and is based in the hillside village of Saint Saturnin-lès-Apt in the beautiful Luberon Valley in the heart of Provence.

Susan Bento, Language In Provence Director

Susan is supported by a team of highly competent native speaker teachers. The school is officially recognised by the French Government as an adult training centre (No. de déclaration d’existence auprès de la Préfecture de Région Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur: 93840259384).


In the classroom

In the classroom

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Out to lunch with our students

All our accommodation options are within a few minutes’ walking distance of the school. Many of our students choose to come to St Saturnin without a car and concentrate on village amenities during their stay. After class they enjoy wandering through the quiet winding streets and squares to the château or meeting in one of the colourful local bars for an ‘apéro’ before dinner. The atmosphere of the village is friendly and relaxed and local people are delighted to meet our students.

Our afternoon excursions give our students an opportunity to visit some of the stunning local places of interest – glorious villages like Roussillon and Gordes, the breathtaking Cistercian Abbey at Sénanques or l’Isle sur la Sorgue, the beautiful Venice of Provence. We also visit local businesses to have a better understanding of the local economy.

Our immersion students join us several days a week for a delicious home-prepared lunch with local wine. Coffee, tea and soft drinks are available ‘à volonté’ throughout the day.


L’Abbaye de Senanque