French courses in Rouen

Normandy is a region rich in history and tradition, offering an infinite variety of landscapes between sea and countryside. It is also famous for its long sandy beaches and UNESCO World Heritage sites, such as the spectacular Mont-Saint-Michel.

Rouen, the capital of Normandy, is a city with a vast historical heritage that has seen William the Conqueror, Richard the Lionhearted and Joan of Arc pass through its streets, as well as Impressionists such as Monet, who were captivated by its picturesque lanes. But Rouen is also a university town (with almost 30,000 students) offering a wide range of cultural activities to suit all tastes.

Its proximity to Paris, only an hour away by train, makes it an ideal destination.

Our partner language school, French in Normandy, is located in the heart of the Jardin des Plantes district, on the left bank of the Seine, 3 km from Rouen’s historic centre and cathedral, and 12 minutes’ walk from Rouen’s largest shopping centre. It has excellent metro and bus links, with several stops close by.

The teachers are all native speakers, qualified Masters FLE and have several years’ experience teaching French in France and abroad.

Accreditations: Qualité FLE, Campus France, IALC, groupement FLE and Voted French as a Foreign Language Super Star at the Study Travel Magazine Awards

The school offers you

  • 12 classrooms
  • A computer room with 30 computers and free Internet access
  • A small library and DVD library

The school is accessible to people with reduced mobility

French courses: general information

  • Length of lesson: 60 minutes
  • Maximum number of students per class: 15
  • Timetable: lessons are generally given in the morning or afternoon, depending on the type of course
  • Level test: online before the start of the course, oral test on the first day of the course
  • Certificate of attendance at the end of the course

Semi-intensive course

15 hours of general French 5 hours of language workshops per week

Morning general French classes are based on oral communication and the study of the structures of the French language. Classes run from 9.30am to 1pm, with a 30-minute break from 11am to 11.30am.
Teaching covers all aspects of the French language: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Phonetics, vocabulary and grammar activities are also taught.

Levels offered: beginner to advanced

DELF/DALF exam preparation courses

Possibility of preparing for the DELF or DALF exams in addition to the semi-intensive course.
Please contact us for details

Intensive course

25 hours of general French 5 hours of language workshops per week

The course includes the semi-intensive course module which runs from 9.30am to 1pm, with a 30-minute break from 11am to 11.30am 2 hours of lessons per day from 2pm to 4pm.

Afternoon lessons are organised around a series of workshops to improve specific skills and study cultural themes:
Monday: Vocabulary and reading
Tuesday: Reading and writing
Wednesday: Listening, French lifestyle and culture
Thursday: Listening
Friday: Speaking

Levels offered: beginner to advanced

Free optional language workshops are offered at the end of the afternoon, regardless of the course chosen, to improve confidence, fluency and intonation and to put into practice the new skills acquired in class.

In addition to the language workshops offered in the afternoons, the school organises half-day or full-day excursions on Saturdays. These excursions are offered at cost price and vary according to the time of year.

An orientation tour of the city is organised for students on the 1st Monday in the afternoon.

Examples of possible excursions:

  • Mont-Saint-Michel, Bayeux (tapestries), D-Day landing beaches, Giverny (Monet’s house and gardens), Versailles, Camembert cheese factory, etc.

Single room, shared bathroom, half board

Journeytime to school: between 5 and 40 minutes on foot or by public transport

Practical information :

  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Linen is washed and ironed by the families

Option at extra cost :

  • Premium family: private bathroom
Les Estudines

Individual studio, self-catering

Journey time to school: approx. 10 minutes on foot


  • Modern studios
  • Possibility of booking for 2, for 2 people travelling together*
  • Private bathroom and kitchen
  • Breakfast included from Monday to Friday (not including weekends and public holidays)

Facilities / Services available:

  • Internet
  • Bed linen and towels (included)
  • Washing machines (at extra cost) available to students
  • TV included for stays of 1 to 2 weeks. Subject to availability for longer stays
  • Car parking (chargeable)

*NB: they will have to share the sofa bed, which is double.

Our price includes monthly rental for stays of at least 4 weeks and in 4-week increments.

For shorter stays or intermediate durations (e.g. 5, 6 or 13 weeks), the rate is per night and implies a supplement.


Day of arrival: Sunday
Day of departure: Saturday

Arrival station or airport: Roissy-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Orly (ORY), Beauvais (BVA) or Deauville (DOL) airports or a Paris train station

Transfer available on request (at an additional cost, see “Dates & fares” tab).

Note: do not book your ticket until we have confirmed your stay (approximately 4 days after payment of your deposit).

Visa information

Do you need a visa to follow this programme? For more information, please consult our Visa Information page.

Please do not hesitate to contact us by email or telephone if you require any further information.

Dates & Prices 2023

Dates 2023

Start dates: the majority of courses start on Mondays throughout the year, unless otherwise stated below.

Public holidays: the school remains open on public holidays, with the exception of 10/04, Easter Monday and Monday 01/05 (classes will therefore start on Tuesday).

Christmas holidays: the school closes from 22/12/23 to 07/01/24

Prices 2023

All taxes and enrolment fees included

WPCS 42.0.3
French lessons & accommodation, single room, half board
Duration15L + 525L + 5
1 week 695 795
2 weeks 1.160 1.380
3 weeks 1.530 1.860
4 weeks 1.960 2.400
6 weeks 2.605 3.170
8 weeks 3.415 4.165
12 weeks 4.995 6.120
16 weeks 6.600 8.100
18 weeks 7.365 9.055
20 weeks 8.040 9.060
24 weeks 9.615 10.840
32 weeks 12.760 14.390
36 weeks 14.330 16.165
Additional week 370 395
Accommodation supplements - per week
Residence, individual studio, breakfast from monday to friday - per week 155
Host family, extra night 45
Premium host family (private bathroom) - per week 120
Extra night in premium host family 60
Transfer (per trip)
One way, private taxi from Charles de Gaulle, Orly or Beauvais airports 280
One way, shuttle from Charles de Gaulle or Orly airports 190
One way, private taxi from Deauville airport 260

The above prices include:

  • The course chosen
  • Teaching materials
  • Homestay accommodation, single room, half board
  • All school taxes and administrative costs
  • Return transfer (if homestay) from Rouen station (Rouen rive droite) or the city centre

Not included:

  • Return journey to destination
  • Transfers
  • Optional insurance
  • Visa fees, if applicable

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