The School

LANGUAGE IN PROVENCE is located in the hillside village of Saint Saturnin-lès-Apt in the beautiful Luberon Valley in Provence. It was founded by its director Susan Bento in 2001 and since then has welcomed many students of different nationalities.

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).

The school is a 5 minutes’ walk from the attractive village centre and our French host. There is a pleasant, shady garden which our students are welcome to use.

In the classroom

In the classroom

Group of students3

Out to lunch with our students

All our accommodation options are within a few minutes’ walking distance. 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 chat with 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. Our immersion students join us several days a week for a delicious home-prepared lunch with local wine. They have the opportunity to speak French the whole day long. Coffee, tea and soft drinks are available ‘à volonté’ throughout the day.


L’Abbaye de Senanque