French courses in Bordeaux

Come and learn or improve your French in Bordeaux!

You probably know Bordeaux for its wines, which have been famous throughout the world for more than two centuries, but this unique city in the south-west of France is also a real gem of architecture, culture,history, gastronomy and pleasure of living. It is also the favourite city of the French for its quality of life.

Bordeaux is also a university town with 100,000 students every year. You will find a rich cultural and artistic life, a lively nightlife, many bars and restaurants, numerous museums (Bordeaux is the 2nd city in France with the most museums after Paris), the famous Grand Théâtre… and also the longest shopping street in Europe, the Rue Sainte Catherine, which stretches for more than 1 km. A must for shopping enthusiasts!

But Bordeaux would not be Bordeaux without the splendid region that surrounds it: the vineyard landscapes with their famous châteaux, the Atlantic coast and the Arcachon Basin, the Pyla Dune, the largest dune in Europe, but also the immense wild beaches of fine sand, a paradise for surfers, as well as for lovers of idleness and “bronzing”!

The strong points of the destination

  • A choice destination with a rich cultural, historical and architectural heritage (classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Renowned throughout the world for its famous wines and gastronomy
  • The favourite city of the French for its quality of life
  • Close to theAtlantic Ocean and beautiful natural sites
  • A lively, cultural and university town
  • School in the heart of the old town, close to shops, cafés and restaurants
  • Personalized language coaching in the school

Our partner school France LangueBordeaux is located in a superb 19th century bourgeois mansion.

It is located in the heart of the old town with its special architecture and atmosphere.

It is easy to reach, close to the shops, the Place des Quinconces and the Place Gambetta with its many restaurant terraces where you can enjoy the gentle way of life in Bordeaux.

The school puts at your disposal

  • 9 classrooms
  • 1 magnificent lounge for relaxation
  • 1 small courtyard with trees
  • WIFI
  • 1 computer room

Accreditations: Qualité FLE label, Campus France, Atout France, IALC

Your tailor-made course

French language learning at France Langue is divided into several modules:

  • General French courses in groups
  • Personalized support
  • A discovery project
  • Thematic meetings
  • Tutorials
  • Guided tours

You havefree access to the online platform from 2 weeks before your arrival until 12 weeks after the end of the course.

Before & after your French experience

By connecting to the Teams platform, 2 weeks before your arrival and for 12 weeks after your departure, you can exchange with teachers and other students.

French courses: general information

  • Duration of a lesson: 45 minutes
  • Number of students per class: maximum 12 (average 8)
  • Level test: before departure and on the first day of the course
  • Certificate of attendance at the end of the course
  • Teachers are qualified to teach their language to foreigners
  • Plus 2 free online language workshops per week with all course options

The courses are open to all levels, from false beginner A1 to advanced C1. They consist of 20 lessons of 45 minutes each spread over the week, in the morning or afternoon from Monday to Friday. They take place in the morning or afternoon.

This option is perfect for those who wish to learn or improve their French while having enough free time to enjoy their stay in France.

In addition to the general French courses, additional sessions of 1h30 are offered. These are workshops focused on a particular element of the French language corresponding to your needs and preferences.

The workshops are chosen according to your level of French, your needs and preferences, as well as the places available and the course formula chosen.

A choice of 20 or 26 lessons per week to :

  • Develop the 4 fundamental skills: written and oral expression and comprehension. Emphasis on oral communication
  • Express themselves with ease and fluency in everyday, professional and university situations according to their level and objectives
  • Develop knowledge of French culture and civilisation
  • Reinforce vocabulary and fundamental grammatical points

20 lessons per week

12 lessons of general French
+ 4 lessons of pedagogical project
+ 2 lessons of linguistic reinforcement
+ 2 lessons of thematic meeting

Levels : A1 to C1
Complete beginners (A0) on certain dates

Timetable :
Monday: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Tuesday to Friday: 9.00am – 12.30pm
Monday to Friday: 1.30pm – 4.45pm
Or in summer
Monday to Friday: 3.30pm – 6.45pm


They allow you to progress more quickly, to improve your language skills and to enrich your knowledge of French culture.

They can focus on linguistic elements such as speaking, writing or phonetics and grammar, but also, for more advanced levels, on more cultural themes such as current affairs or traditions and civilisation.
Other workshops offer preparation for the DELF/DALF exams, ideal for students wishing to enter a French university or to have their level of French certified for professional or personal reasons.

26 lessons per week

The standard programme of 20 lessons
+ 6 thematic workshop lessons

Levels : A1 to C1
Complete beginners (A0) on certain dates

The timetable for the 1.5 hour workshops (2 lessons):
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 13.30 – 15.00

Professional French Courses
30 lessons per week

The standard programme of 20 lessons
+ 6 thematic workshop lessons + 2 one-to-one lessons + 2 tutoring lessons

Levels : A1 to C1
Complete beginners (A0) on certain dates

Duration: 1 to 4 weeks

In addition to the French courses, the school invites you to participate in the visits and excursions organised each week in collaboration with its partners. These activities can be free or at cost and their frequency varies according to the time of year.

Examples of activities organised by the school: visits to neighbourhoods, friendly aperitifs, board games, blablaExchange, exhibition of the moment, film club, …

Examples of activities organised by an external partner: visit to the Cité du Vin, cruise on the Garonne. Excursions in the region: Arcachon, Lacanau, Dune du Pyla, Saint-Emilion and its famous castle with wine tasting, …

Single room, shared bathroom, breakfast (with access to the kitchen)

Choosing to stay with a French family is the surest way to discover a different way of life and to practise French every day in a warm and friendly environment.

Our partner school takes great care in selecting its host families.

Travel time to the school: families are generally located at a maximum of 35-40 minutes by public transport.

Practical information :

  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Cleaning in the room is provided by the family once a week
  • Access to the kitchen to heat up a dish at French meal times, between 6.30 and 8.30 pm (breakfast formula)

Additional options :

  • Half-board (compulsory for students under 18)
  • Special diet
  • Premium family: private bathroom or proximity to the school (maximum 20 minutes walk from the school). Please indicate your choice on the online booking form.

Summer residence (28/05 – 26/08)

The Study’O Garonne residence is located in the heart of a student district, with a tram stop at the foot of the residence. It is close to many tourist attractions – the Cité du Vin, Cap Sciences, the CAPC, the submarine base, the Chartrons and Bassins à flot districts – and the city centre.


  • Studio with sofa bed, desk and storage space of approximately 23m2
  • Shower and WC
  • Kitchenette equipped with sink, ceramic hob, extractor fan, fridge, microwave and crockery
  • No meals included
  • Travel time to school: 20 minutes by tram. Achard station, line B
  • Location: student district on the banks of the Garonne, a stone’s throw from the famous Cité du Vin.
  • Deposit to be paid on the spot, refundable by the residence at the end of the stay if no damage is found

Facilities / Services available :

  • Bed linen provided (towels not provided)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cleaning is the responsibility of each student and must be done at the end of the stay by the student

Paid services :

  • Breakfast
  • Laundry
  • Parking

Year-round residence (stays of more than 4 weeks)

The “Mer et Golf – Bordeaux Lac” residence is a modern and secure residence, located in the new Ginko eco-district. The atmosphere is both “urban”, with services and shops close by, and “natural” with the lake only a few metres from the residence.

Features :

  • Double bed, desk and storage space
  • Shower and WC
  • Kitchenette equipped with sink, hotplates, fridge, microwave and crockery
  • No meals included
  • Travel time to school: 30 minutes by tram
  • Location: new Ginko district, served by tram. Berges du Lac station, line C
  • Deposit to be paid on site, refundable by the residence at the end of the stay if no damage is found

Facilities / Services available :

  • Bed linen provided (towels not provided)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cleaning service once a fortnight (except kitchenette). The rest of the time, cleaning is the responsibility of the student.

Paying services :

  • Laundry
  • Parking

Rates: please contact us

Other residences available all year round for stays of more than 3 months.

Adagio Rodesse**

Just a 10-minute walk from the Mériadeck shopping district, theAdagio Bordeaux Rodesse is located in the heart of the city. Buses and trams are in the immediate vicinity to allow you to discover Bordeaux and all its treasures.

Features :

  • Studio of approximately 17m2
  • Entrance, bed, storage space
  • Shower or bath and WC – Hair dryer
  • Kitchenette equipped with sink, hob, microwave, fridge, dishes
  • No meals included
  • Travel time to school: 25 minutes on foot
  • Location: Palais de Justice station (tram line A)
  • Outdoor swimming pool open in summer

Facilities / Services available :

  • Bed linen provided (towels not provided)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cleaning once a week (except bed linen and towels) for stays of at least 8 days
  • On weekends, the reception is open from 7am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm

Paid services:

  • Breakfast
  • Laundry
  • Underground parking
  • Cleaning service (stay less than 8 nights)

Appart’ City Chartrons***

New residence ideally located near the Chartrons district and easily accessible by tram.

Features :

  • Studio of approximately 18m2
  • Entrance, double or twin bed, storage space
  • Shower or bath and WC
  • Kitchenette equipped with sink, hob, microwave, fridge, crockery, kettle
  • No meals included
  • Travel time to school: 25 minutes by tram
  • Location: Grand Parc station (tram line C)

Facilities / Services available :

  • Bed linen provided (towels not provided)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cleaning once a week
  • Reception open 24 hours a day

Services at an extra charge:

  • Breakfast (to be booked the day before and paid for on site)
  • Laundry
  • Parking


Arrival day: Sunday – Departure day: Saturday

Arrival / Check-in – Departure / Check-out

  • At the home stay: arrival between 6pm and 8pm; departure before noon
  • Summer residence: the reception is closed on weekends. Instructions on how to collect the keys will be given to you. Arrival: from 14:00; Departure: before 10:00
  • Appart’hotels: check-in from 15:00 – check-out until 11:00

Arrival station or airport :

  • Bordeaux airport or Bordeaux Saint-Jean train station

Transfer possible on request: see “dates and rates” 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 on this subject, please consult our Visa Information page.

Please contact us by email or phone if you need more information.

Dates & Fees 2023

Dates 2023

Session starts: Most courses start on Mondays throughout the year, unless otherwise stated below. In the event that Monday is a public holiday, the session starts on Tuesday.

Public holidays and holidays (courses are not dispensed): 10/04, 01/05, 08/05, 18/05, 29/05, 14/07, 15/08, 01/11 and from 18/12 to 31/12

Session starts for complete beginners: 20/02, 22/05, 14/08, 20/11

Fees 2023

WPCS 42.0.3
Courses and accommodation in a host family, single room, breakfast or in summer residence*, without meals
Duration 20 lessons 26 lessons 30 lessons
1 week 720 780 1.035
2 weeks 1.260 1.380 1.890
3 weeks 1.830 2.010 2.775
4 weeks 2.360 2.600 3.620
6 weeks 3.330 3.690-
8 weeks 4.320 4.800-
10 weeks 5.340 5.940-
12 weeks 5.835 6.555-
16 weeks 7.740 8.700-
18 weeks 8.690 9.770-
20 weeks 9.640 10.840-
24 weeks 10.850 12.290-
32 weeks 14.425 16.345-
36 weeks 16.215 18.375-
Additional week 445 505-
*28/05 to 26/08
Housing with residents (per week)
Half board (compulsory for minors) 60
High season (28/05 to 26/08 and 17/12 to 12/31) 30
Premium family (private bathroom or close to school) 50
Special diet 45
Arrival before 2 p.m. or departure after 12 p.m. 35
Housing supplements in Apart'Hôtel* (per week)
Category 2* (Adagio Rodese) 220
Category 3* (Apartment 'City Chartrons) 230
*Prices published by residences/hotels, subjects for modification
Transfers (by journey)
Bordeaux Mérignac airport 50
Bordeaux Saint-Jean station 45

The above prices include:

  • The chosen course formula
  • Accommodation in a host family, single room, breakfast (kitchen access)
  • The teaching material
  • Certificate of participation
  • All taxes and administrative costs of the school

Not included in the price:

  • Travel and transfers on arrival and departure
  • Activities and excursions
  • Deposit for the residence (to be paid on site)
  • City taxes (residence and apartment) to be paid on site
  • Visa fees (if applicable)
  • Optional insurance

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