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French Language Courses offered

 >  French Languages for Life Course
  French Standard Course
  French Intensive Course 
  French Combined Course

  French DELF Supplementary Course
  French TEF Supplementary Option

  French Teacher Refresher Course
 >  French for Business/Law/Diplomacy/Oenology Courses

  French & Wine Course
 >  French Private Tuition Course

 > French Course Methodology

French Languages for Life Course
12 to 24 weeks language course duration
Open to 17yrs+ age group throughout the year
20 group lessons per week
Max. 14 people per class
Levels: Beginner/Advanced
A long term French language course ideal for Gap Year, post Uni or adult students looking to study French in Bordeaux in depth over two or more months for maximum impact and progress.  See methodology for further course content information. 

French Standard Course
2 to 11 weeks language course duration
Open to 17yrs+ age group throughout the year
20 group lessons per week
Max. 14 people per class  
Levels: Beginner/Advanced
A short term French language course aimed at those who need to build on current skills or who want to kick start their French language learning from scratch with an immersion course in Bordeaux, France. Course objectives and methodology include the practice of spoken French in communicative situations and a cultural approach to the language, the development of linguistic proficiency (written and oral expression / written and oral comprehension / interpersonal communication) and the use of communicative methods combining individual development and group dynamics (group work, role plays, etc.)

French Intensive Course
2 to 12 weeks language course duration
Open to 17yrs+ age group throughout the year
20 Standard group lessons
PLUS a further 6 or 10 small group lessons per week
Max. 14 people per group class
Levels: Elementary/Advanced
Short term French language courses aimed at those who need to build on current skills or who want to learn French in Bordeaux from beginner level, with additional small group work to aid linguistic development.
Intensive course objectives include: broadening acquired skills through creative and communicative activities, working with real documents, progressing by carrying out projects
General French - course objectives and methodology include the practice of spoken French in Bordeaux in communicative situations and a cultural approach to the language, development of linguistic proficiency (written and oral expression / written and oral comprehension / interpersonal communication) and communicative methods combining individual development and group dynamics (group work, role plays, etc.)
Working in single-level groups, 8 to 14 students in size, ensures easy participation and a true group dynamic as well as individual attention from the teacher.

French Combined Course
1 to 6+ weeks language course duration
Open to 17yrs+ age group throughout the year
20 Standard group lessons
PLUS a further 4, 6, 8 or 10 French private tuition lessons per week
Max. 14 people per group class
Levels: Beginner/Advanced
Short term French language courses in Bordeaux aimed at those who wish to combined the benefits of the group dynamic with the personal attention of a French language tutor that only private lessons can offer.  Group lessons are held in the morning sessions (see methodology for details) and private lessons are usually held from 2:00 to 3.30 pm or from 3:45 to 4:15 pm. This form of French language tuition is ideal for those with business, professional or specific academic needs and limited time available.

French DELF Supplementary Course 
4 weeks duration - DELF A1 & A2     
6 weeks duration - DELF B1 & B2     
Open to 18yrs+ age group throughout the year
Max. 14 people per class
A supplementary course aimed at those who wish to prepare for the DELF exams.

French TEF Supplementary Option
Students attending any programme, after college consultation are welcome to sit this exam, as proof of their current ability in French. Set exam dates apply.

French Teacher Refresher Course
2 weeks language course duration
Open to 19yrs+ teachers or those in training ONLY
24 group lessons per week
Max. 15 people per class
Levels: Advanced
Lessons are aimed at those who are looking to refresh their knowledge at a high ability level ONLY. This French course aims to help you develop a series of tools and activities to use in your own classroom & encourage cross-cultural exchanges and the transfer of skills between French language teachers.

French for Business/Law/Diplomacy/Oenology Courses
1+ weeks language course duration
Open to 18yrs+ age group
20 group lessons per week + 10 private tuition lessons per week
Max. 12 people per group class
Levels: Elementary/Advanced
Combines a group course with the intensity of a private tuition course, aimed at the specific needs of a wide variety of professions.

French & Wine Course  
1 week language course duration / set dates only
Open to 18yrs+ age group
20 group lessons per week + wine lectures/tasting's
& 2 visits to local vineyards
Max. 12 people per French class
Offered three times a year
> French & Wine Course
Combine your French language studies with a guided visit to some of the Bordeaux region's wonderful vineyards! This 5 day course enables you to practise your French and hone your wine appreciation skills through lectures and tasting sessions.

Private Tuition Course
1 week+ language course duration
Open to 17yrs+ age group throughout the year
10, 15, 20, 25 & 30 private lessons per week
Levels: Beginner/Advanced
An extremely intensive French language course, ideal for those who wish to make maximum French language progress whilst immersed in the French lifestyle, over a one or more weeks in Bordeaux. Aimed at business people or those who need to work on their French for academic or professional reasons, for whom time is of the essence.

Methodology

The college’s key concern is to get you to speak!

Students are encouraged to speak French and only French from the very first day.  Learn more about the methodology at the French language college in Bordeaux.