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5 Weeks Cooking Holiday in Montpellier & French Lessons

Accent Français Language School, 7 rue de Verdun 34000, Montpellier, France

Cooking & Language Holidays in France

Our quality French language school has been officially recognized by the French Ministry of Education as a provider of quality education. Besides learning French in Montpellier, you will enjoy cooking lessons with Chef Armand learning French cuisine at a French cooking school which has received distinctions such as 1 star on the Bottin Gourmand, 1 "toque rouge" with a mark of 14/20 in Gault & Millau guide for his restaurant lArbre de Vie in Strasbourg, "Club des Cent meilleurs cuisiniers du Monde" membership from 1986 to 1993, and Ambassador New Art of lEcole de Nancy in 2000.

Highlights

  • 40 cooking workshops
  • 100 French language lessons
  • Quality FLE recognition by the French Ministry
  • Awarded SuperStar French Language School (2017) by the Study Travel Magazine
  • Each lesson and workshop for 45 minutes
  • Ideal location in the heart of Montpellier
  • School Certificate of Attendance
  • 5 weeks accommodation

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25 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French
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Accommodation

Accommodation is booked from Sunday to Saturday by default, extra nights are possible upon request.

French host

Single and double rooms are available. Students may choose to have room with kitchen access only, with breakfast or half-board with breakfast, dinner and arrival pick-up

Tourist residence

Les Occitanes - 5 minutes away from school, walking distance. Furnished studio 18-25 meter square, double bed, bathroom, private toilet, air conditioning, TV, internet. Price excludes tourist tax.

Room on campus

10-20 minutes away from school by tramway. Available in July and August only. Individual bedroom, bathroom, private toilets, WiFi.

Studio StudyLoca

10-15 minutes away from the school by tramway. Available all year round. Private independent studio, private bathroom and toilet, fully-equipped kitchen, internet access.

Studio in a student residence

5 minutes away from the school walking. Available from January to August only. Individual studio, private bathroom and toilet, fully equipped kitchen, internet.

Program

Thanks to the French and cooking program. You will discover the joys of gourmet cuisine and French gastronomy in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Chef Armand Layachi is a renowned and star chef! He has 1 star in the Bottin Gourmand and 1 "Toque Rouge” under his belt. He was also listed among the "100 Best Chefs in the World" from 1986 to 1993. He will teach you the secret of a successful dinner by sharing his tips and tricks with you!

Accent Français French and cooking course includes 28 lessons per week

  • Standard course (20 lessons)
  • 8 lessons per week split over 2 afternoons with Chef Armand at his cooking school, at which more than 500 students have enjoyed many delicious moments over the last 10 years

Timetable

  • Standard course: 09:00 - 12:15 (Mondays: 10:00 - 13:15) or 16:00 - 19:15
  • Cooking courses: 2 afternoons per week from 15:45 to 19:00

Goals

  • To understand
  • To communicate
  • To express yourself orally and in writing by developing all four skills (speaking, writing, reading and listening) on a daily basis

Accent Français teaching approach is based on the CEFR (Common European Frame of Reference).

Teaching methods

  • Audio and video media used in class
  • Various types of documents to practice vocabulary in context, such as authentic conversation recordings
  • Lessons are prepared according to the CEFR and all four skills are worked on each day: listening, reading, speaking and writing

Monitoring

  • Accent Français pedagogical team are available to answer any questions
  • Tutoring available at the resource center so you can ask a professor questions after class
  • Weekly assessments to monitor each student’s progress

Certification

  • Course certificate issued at the end of the program

Due to the limited space of this course, Accent Français recommends you book well in advance.

Awards

Accent Français has been awarded SuperStar French Language School this year (2017) by the Study Travel Magazine. It is the highest recognition from professionals to school. Accent Français won 5 times in a row the Star French Language School Award, thus can no longer compete.

Location

With the Mediterranean beaches just 15 minutes by bus and the old Cevennes mountains nearby, Montpellier is the sunny place to visit, famous for its historical richness as well as its cultural and technological dynamism. The city is full of culture, while the cost of living remains lower than in most big French cities.

A place for students, Montpellier is home to 60,000 university students from all parts of France and of the world. University of Montpellier is well known for its medical school, the most ancient in Europe, and its numerous faculties can welcome students in all fields of studies such as law, sciences, art and literature, business.

A place in the South, Montpellier with a population of 260,000 benefits from 300 days of sunshine a year perfect for enjoying the many cafes, the pedestrians-only city centre, the street musicians who populate its squares and medieval streets, the daily markets with typical provence colors and the relaxed pace of Mediterranean life.

A place for culture and leisure, Festivals and cultural events are held all year round in Montpellier such as theatre, dance, rock and classical music festivals. Meeting friends outside, sitting on a sunny terrace or dancing under the stars: bars, restaurants, museums, opera theatres, there is no lack of opportunities to amuse yourself.

Things to do (optional)

A full activity program will be offered on site, you can sign in at school reception.

We will also keep you posted about the local events.

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

The international airport Montpellier- Mditerranne is located about 7 kilometers from the city centre.

Shuttle bus from the airport to the city center: 15 minutes journey.

Arrival by bus

  • Montpellier is a stop of the Eurolines Bus network which covers more than 25 countries.

Arrival by train

The train station gare St Roch is located in the city centre, 2-minute walk from the school Accent Franais and is connected to main public transportation.The train station Montpellier Sud de France is located outside the city center, within easy reach by shuttle and tramay (about 20 minutes away from school).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 90 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 15 days before arrival.
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Starting dates are every Monday, except for complete beginners (first Monday of the month)

According to the French calendar, the school will be closed on bank holidays. There will be no class those days. Accent Francais offers a full-day excursion to replace the course.

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