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Study French in Accent Français' french language school in France. A fun way to learn French and to discover French gastronomy and local products. The chef will disclose the secrets of a successful dinner while showing you some tricks and knacks. This cooking workshop is not just about technique but also a certain art of living, a passion and pleasure which you are going to share. Come join this French and cooking course at the best language school in Montpellier in the south of France!

Highlights

  • 8 cooking workshops
  • 20 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 lasts for 45 minutes
  • Ideal location in the heart of Montpellier
  • School Certificate of Attendance
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French
Group size: Maximum of 12 participants
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Kitchen

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

You will discover the pleasures of a language stay and of French gastronomy in a welcoming atmosphere. In addition to the Standard course, you will have 8 cooking lessons including tasting. The cooking classes are designed around a different theme each week: a product, a type of meal, or a technique!

In addition to the French language courses, the school in Montpellier offers you to attend cooking classes all year round. You will have the opportunity to discover local and seasonal products that you will cook according to French traditions with the techniques that the chef will teach you.

In 3 hours, you will discover the fresh products he has purchased for the recipes, you will learn how to cook them and make the most of them! The cooking class will be followed by a tasting/meal accompanied by a wine chosen by the chef. Enjoy your meal!

  • Standard course (20 lessons)
  • 8 lessons spread over 2 afternoons with a chef in his cooking school
  • The Standard French Course focuses on learning the fundamental linguistic aspects: reading, writing, comprehension, with special attention to oral expression and phonetics.
  • Cooking classes are held in a school located near our French language school. The chef will reveal the secrets of a successful dish by sharing his recipes, tips, and tricks. You will have the opportunity to taste your creation in the company of the chef and the other participants!

This course is very successful and it is recommended to book at least 1 month in advance.

Program goals

The cooking classes are conducted in French, the participants can be foreigners or French and the chef does not translate into English but! you can take these classes even if you have a very low level of French as you cook with the chef, which allows you to learn French by practicing it.

Learning French in France thanks to this formula will allow you to enjoy your language stay while enjoying a friendly activity in French, the opportunity to share your passion and meet foreigners and French people who share the same interests as yours.

Learning path

  • Writing test before arrival
  • Oral test on site
  • Evaluations and feedback of your teachers every week
  • Final test at the end of the program
  • Official certification of your level TCF exam (optional)

Schedules

  • Classes from 10:00 to 13:15 on Monday, then from 09:00 to 12:15 from Tuesday to Friday.
  • During peak periods, standard courses can also take place from 16:15 to 19:30.
  • Cooking classes are held twice a week in the afternoon or in the evening.

Tools for learning

  • Native French-speaking teachers who graduated from the French University in French as a Foreign Language (FLE)
  • An application that provides you with a personalized pedagogical follow-up with your lessons, your notes, etc.
  • Video and audio supports used in class / Interactive whiteboards / Accent Français e-learning exercise platform
  • The team of teachers creates its own resources to adapt the content to the needs of the students and to work on the vocabulary in an authentic context.
  • Courses are prepared according to the CEFR, working on the 4 skills in each class: Listening, writing, speaking and writing.

Extra services

  • Resource center with workspace, computers, methods, books and DVDs at your disposal
  • Pedagogical tutoring offered to guide you in your learning
  • Free, 24-hour access to our online business platform
  • Complementary activities program: Events, social outings, cultural activities, sports meetings, conferences, tastings, language exchanges, etc.
  • TCF, DFP and DELF/DALF exam center and registration for the DELF/DALF possible at the institute.

Quality and certification

  • 98% of Accent Français' students recommend them
  • Institute labeled "FLE Quality" with 15 stars
  • Elected " SuperStar French Language School
  • 22 years of experience and pedagogical innovation
  • +2000 students and +80 nationalities per year

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.

Food

Dinners are included twice a week with the cooking classes. During the cooking classes, you will cook a typical French meal with a first course, main course and dessert. Once the class is finished (2 hours), you will have the opportunity to share your meal with the chef and other students or to take your meal away if you prefer. If you stay, the chef will provide water and wine for the dinner.

The following meals are included:

  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

A full activity program will be offered on-site, you can sign in at school reception. Accent Français will also keep you posted about the local events.

What's included

  • 20 lessons per week on general French
  • 8 lessons on cooking at our partner Cooking school
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Dinners twice a week with the cooking classes
  • Transfer from Montpellier train station or airport if you choose to stay with a host family
  • Meals according to your chosen package

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

If you’re staying with a host family, they will come and meet you at the airport or the train station. If you choose another kind of accommodation, Accent Français can organize a transfer for you at extra cost. Otherwise, they will provide information on how to get to your accommodation. The international airport Montpellier- Mditerranne is located about 7 kilometers from the city center.

Arrival by shuttle bus

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

Transfer from Montpellier train station is included.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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Availability

This package is available all year round, with the course starting every Monday except for complete beginners. Accommodation is booked from Sunday to Saturday by default.

  • Dates for beginners: 14/03, 21/03, 18/04, 25/04, 23/05, 30/05, 27/06, 4/07, 01/08, 8/08, 5/09, 12/09, 10/10, 17/10, 14/11, 21/11.
  • Bank holidays 2022: 18/04, 26/05, 6/06, 14/07, 15/08, 1/11, 11/11.
  • The school is closed on French bank holidays, no class is held on those days. An excursion or activity is offered to replace the group courses.
  • Christmas closing: from 16/12/2022 to 02/01/2023.

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