Montpellier

Located on the doorstep of the wild wetlands of Camargue, between sea and mountains, in one of the most beautiful regions of France, Montpellier offers an impressive historical and natural heritage. A thousand-year-old city resolutely oriented towards the future, it competes with the largest cities of France. With a quarter of its population made up of students, its 300 days of sunshine a year and its long stretches of beaches only a few kilometres away, it is the ideal city for a language holiday.

The summer camp takes place on the grounds of the French school St François Regis during the summer period. The school is located about a 5-minutes walk away from the historic City centre of Montpellier, and a 3-minute walk away from the adult school.

School facilities include:

  • 12 bright, fully-equipped classrooms with video projectors.
  • Large playground for fun and safe play during the class breaks.
  • A canteen where students have their lunch from Monday to Friday

French Language Course

20 French lessons per week

  • Lesson length: 45 minutes (group lessons)
  • Class size: Maximum 15 students per class
  • Placement test: first day of lessons
  • Certificate of completion at the end of the stay
  • Qualified native French teachers
  • 5 Language levels: from complete beginner to advanced (A0 to B2)

Activities and excursions

In addition to the language courses, students participate in a full diversified programme of cultural, sports and leisure activities in the afternoon and/or evening.

Examples of possible activities

Cultural and leisure activities:

  • Welcome party
  • Historic city centre walk
  • Beach games
  • Mixed sports: beach-volley, basketball, football, tennis, volleyball…
  • Indoor quizzes, workshops, games, video nights
  • “Photomania”
  • Theme Nights, Discos, Karaoké
  • Cinema, bowling, laser game
  • Farewell night

Full day excursions (upon weekends)

  • Sète
  • Grotte de Clamouse / Pont du diable
  • Grotte des Demoiselles
  • Nîmes
  • Avignon / Pont du Gard
  • La Camargue
  • St Guilhem-le-Désert

Typical day schedule: (given as an example and subject to potential changes)

Shared room (different nationality and mother tongue student, same gender), shared bathroom, full board.

Students have breakfast and dinner at home with their host families and bring a packed lunch to school.

Travel time to school: up to 25 minutes by public transport, or within a few minutes short walking distance.

All host families bring junior students to school and pick them up after the afternoon activities every day.

Staying with a French host family does not only give students a great opportunity to discover the French way of life but also gives them additional opportunities to practice their French while sharing the meals with the family. Students must respect their hosts’ home rules.

Please note: towels are not provided. Students should bring bath and beach towels.

Single room, full board

Distance to school: about 10 minutes walk

Features:

  • Single bed studios, ensuite shower, toilet, washbasin, desk, wardrobe and kitchenette
  • Bright and spacious patio with tables and chairs for chilling out
  • Common room and Study room
  • Unlimited WIFI inside the residence
  • Please note: bath towels are provided – but students should bring their own beach towels
  • 7/24 supervision: school staff stay within the residence permanently which means students receive ongoing supervision and welfare.
  • Deposit to be paid upon arrival (see Dates & Prices tab), refunded at the end of the stay providing no damages are incurred

Meals: breakfasts served at the residence and dinners in local cafés and restaurants (2 courses: main course and dessert). During the week, lunches are served at the school canteen (pizza, croque-monsieur, salads or sandwich)

Travel

Arrival day : Sunday (students staying in Residence and arriving after 18:00 should call ahead so someone can meet them and give their room key)

Departure day : Saturday

Arrival airports or stations:

  • Montpellier airport or St-Roch train station, Montpellier Sud de France train station, Marseille or Nîmes

Transfers:

If you have opted for Residence accommodation: only airport transfers are available on request (fees apply, see Dates & Prices tab). An additional fee will apply for transfers between 22:00 and 07:00.

If you have opted for Homestay accommodation: airport or railway station transfers are included in the price of your stay. Your host family will pick you up on arrival and drop you off upon departure.

Please note: do not make travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course.

Permission to go out

Homestay

Students must return home after their afternoon and evening activities. When there are no organised evening activities, and on Sundays, students must stay with their host families.

Residence

Students must return to the Residence after their afternoon and evening activities. On days where no activities are organised students can choose to stay at the Residence or explore the city centre no later than the 23:00 curfew. Students staying at the Residence will always have a member of the staff with them when going out to the city centre and coming back to the Residence.

Visa Information

You might need a visa for this course. For more information please visit our Visa Information page.

Do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email if you require any additional information.


Dates & Fees 2021

Dates 2021

The course runs from July 4 until Aug 14 2021.

Bank holiday: July 14 (no classes will be held on that day but a local activity will be organised instead).

Prices 2021

Programmes in residence exceptionnally not available this Summer

All taxes and enrolment fees included

WPCS 42.0.1
Lessons and full board accommodation
DurationResidenceHomestay
1 week 860 910
2 weeks 1.690 1.790
3 weeks 2.520 2.670
4 weeks 3.350 3.550
6 weeks 5.010 5.310
8 weeks 6.670 7.070
Optional extras
Extra night 55
Special diet (Vegan, Lactose or Gluten free, etc.) per week 50
Residence deposit (to be paid upon arrival) 50
Transfers - Round Trip
Price depending on place and time of arrivalRegular hoursBetween 22.00 and 07.00
Montpellier railway station (St-Roch) 90 120
Montpellier airport / Montpellier Railway Station Sud de France 130 170
Nîmes airport 290 380
Marseille aiport 500 650
UM (Unaccompanied Minor) transfer supplement 70 70
Homestay only: round trip transfer from Montpellier airport/railway station to accommodation included

Prices include:

  • French course (20 lessons per week)
  • Residence or Homestay accommodation
  • Full board
  • Course materials
  • Activity programme and excursions
  • Pick-up and drop-off transfers from Montpellier Airport or Station (for Homestay accommodation only)
  • Certificate of completion at the end of your stay
  • All school taxes and enrolment fees

Prices do not include:

  • Transport to and from Montpellier
  • Pick-up and drop-off transfers from Montpellier Airport or Station to Residence accommodation
  • Unaccompanied minor (UM) transfer fee
  • Visa fee (if any)
  • Insurances
  • Security deposit (Residence only)

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