Montpellier Summer Language Travel
In this program you will receive a mixture of French teaching and activities. You will have classes in the morning with groups of no more than 15 students. Each class is divided by their French experience and level. Teachers strive to provide a fun atmosphere to develop your spoken skills and confidence. After lunch your afternoon and evening will be spent on a variety of activities supervised by a dedicated entertainment team.
The language school is located in Montpellier, close to the centre where there are many historical buildings, shops and leisure activities. Most importantly, you will have access to the beautiful beaches. Teaching takes place in a school that is used by the language centre It has fully equipped and spacious classrooms, and enclosed playground for exclusive use by their students and a canteen where lunch will be served. Students from 35 nationalities attend the school each year and make the most of the supportive and fun learning environment.
In Montpellier, a large activity program is included, so that exciting social activities will take place outside of teaching hours. The language school arranges activities every day, so there is plenty of opportunity to have fun while practicing French. Activities can include city walks, beach volleyball, other sports activities, theme nights, disco nights and much more. A full and varied list of activities is included plus the chance to enjoy the sandy Mediterranean beaches.
In Montpellier there is a full day excursion every week. These are included in your language trip if you are away for at least 2 weeks. The excursions will often be on the weekends, and can for example go to Avignon, La Camargue, The Grotte de Clamouse or The Pont du Gard.
Supervision and Free Time
Students are supervised during all of the language school activities by experience and friendly staff. After completing activities for the evening, students must return directly to their accommodation. The school strives to have two students living in a host family so that young people are accompanied when travelling between school and home. After evening activities students are collected by their host family and students living in school accommodation are accompanied by language school staff to their dormitory.
The teaching at the language school in Montpellier is of high quality and staff create the right framework for optimal language learning in small, international, level-divided classes. On the first day of your course, your French level will be tested, and then you will be placed in the language class that best suits your level. This language tour includes 20 French lessons of 45 minutes per week . Teaching usually takes place in the morning. There will be a maximum of 15 students in a class.
The school uses an integrated communicative approach to teaching which focuses on the student and their environment. Particular attention is paid to improving speaking and listening skills through role-plays, discussions, video, songs, activities and much more.
It is possible to purchase 4 extra one-on-one lessons / week, so you will receive 24 lessons / week.
Note that all teaching takes place in French and we therefore recommend that you know a little French before departure.
You can choose to live in school accommodation or live with a host family.
Host Family: Required for ages 11 – 13 and optional for 14+. If you want a truly immersive program, then living with a host family is for you. All families are checked and inspected regularly. Students will share a twin room with another student from the course. They will not be a native English speaker. Single rooms can be chosen, but availability is limited. Host families will welcome students into their homes and lives. The majority of host families are located within 30 minutes transport to / from the language school. Breakfast and dinner will be eaten with the host family, lunch is served at the language school. On weekend excursions, packed lunches are provided.
School accommodation: Available for student 14+. You will have a twin-bed studio. Each room has its own shower and toilet. In addition, there is a common area where you can socialise with other students. There are language school staff living at the college all summer, so there is constant adult supervision if you have any questions. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served either at the language school, which is a short distance from the dorm, or at a local cafe or restaurant. On weekend excursions, packed lunches are provided.
- 20 lessons per week of French teaching.
- Level test on arrival.
- Accommodation at school accommodation in twin bed studios.
- OR host family accommodation in twin rooms.
- Full board – college meals served at the canteen with packed lunch on trip days.
- Full board – breakfast and dinner with host family and lunch at canteen. Packed lunch on trip days.
- Supervision and support.
- Arrival on Sunday, departure on Saturday.
- Full day excursion only included on minimum 2 week course.
- Full activity schedule.
- 1 half day and 1 full day excursion.
- Transfer to and from Montpellier airport or train station on standard arrival days. Additional fees apply for arrival at other airports or train stations or different days.
- MyEducation service and support prior to departure and during program.
Montpellier 2023 – (Host Family, for age 11-13 ) || 1 week: £1,130 || 2 weeks: £2,050 || 3 weeks: £2,965 || 4 weeks: £3,885
Montpellier 2023 – (School accommodation, for age 14-16) || 1 week: £1,035 || 2 weeks: £1,860 || 3 weeks: £2,690 || 4 weeks: £3,515
- Population: approx. 280,000 people.
- Language: French.
- Fun fact: : Montpellier is the 8th largest city in France and is home to one of the oldest universities in the world.
- MyEducation recommends: The Jardine de Plantes, France’s oldest botanical garden. It is a beautiful place to unwind.
- What to eat in Montpellier: Try a real French Ratatouille.
MONTPELLIER – FRANCE’S CENTRE FOR EDUCATION AND CULTURE
The beautiful city of Montpellier, the capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region, is one of the largest university cities in France, as more than a quarter of the city’s 280,000 inhabitants are students. Montpellier offers the most beautiful historic centre with narrow picturesque streets, elegant sumptuous mansions dating back to the 16th century, shady cafes, small cosy squares and not least the most inspiring cultural life. Thanks to its countless historical treasures, the city is officially called “Villa d ‘Art”. Many street musicians and artists as well as a number of famous festivals contribute to the city’s exuberant life. The appealing warm, southern atmosphere is reflected in the daily life of the city, and it gives all visitors a unique experience.
Montpellier opens like an amphitheatre facing the beautiful Mediterranean, with its long sandy beaches and lagoons with huge collections of wild pink flamingos. Thanks to its excellent location between Provence, the Camargue, the Cevennes Mountains and the Pyrenees, Montpellier is the perfect starting point for an exciting excursion. The area around Montpellier is of course world famous for wine production, and here excellent wines are produced in all price categories.
The climate in Montpellier is nothing short of excellent. Summer lasts until the end of October, and you can even sit outside and drink coffee in the winter, as long as the sun is up in the sky. The sun shines more than 300 days a year, which is why Montpellier is the perfect destination for a language trip.
All in all, Montpellier is a wonderful destination if you want to experience the real southern French atmosphere, the finest culture and the most overwhelming nature.
THE LANGUAGE SCHOOL
The Montpellier language school is located at one of the city’s most exclusive addresses on Grand Rue Jean Moulin, in the heart of Montpellier’s historic city centre. The beautiful street is a pedestrian street and filled with many small shops, gourmet boutiques and typical French cafes. The language school is located directly opposite the impressive Chamber of Commerce.
The building the language school is housed in, was back in the 18th century built as a private stylish mansion. The beautiful building is often seen in books about Montpellier, as with it’s magnificent entrance it is one of the city’s most beautiful buildings. The language school offers modern teaching facilities behind the antique exterior, where there are bright and inviting classrooms with air conditioning, computers, wireless internet access, living areas and much more.
The central location of the language school means that you as a student are only a few steps away from the sunny terraces of the “Place de la Comédie”, the central square of Montpellier and its fascinating opera house.
The Montpellier Language School is also one of the most recognised and serious language schools located in France, and it has a wide range of international and national recognitions behind it. The language school receives international students from all over the world all year round
HOW TO SIGN UP FOR A TRIP TO MONTPELLIER
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