Place de la Comédie Teens Language & Adventures Camp - Montpellier, Mediterranean Sea. France
The most established and well-known French language schools in France with thousands of students from all over the world coming to us to learn French in France.
Since 1996 the school has organized language stays in Montpellier for adults and juniors, groups and individuals, with a friendly family atmosphere and a great nationality and age mix in the courses. Our French school offers high quality French courses taught by competent and enthusiastic teachers, carefully selected accommodation and a wide range cultural and leisure programmes. The best way to learn French in France and discover French culture while enjoying all the pleasures of the wonderful south of France!
We have organised French language stays for kids and teenagers (11-16) in Montpellier. This Learn French for Kids package is a unique formula in Montpellier which only our French language school offers and is a program specially devised for young people coming to France for a fun and safe French study holiday.
In our all-inclusive French vacation courses kids and teens from all over the world enjoy an unforgettable stay in the sunny south of France. The language stay includes French lessons in the mornings, accommodation in a host family or student residence (with full-board) and a full afternoon and evening activity and excursion programme.
We organise the best programme for kids and teenagers, all with 24/7 supervision and welfare!
French Host Family
Staying in a French Host Family provides a complete French immersion experience and is the best way for students to improve their French during the stay with us. Staying with a French host family does not only give the students a great opportunity to discover the French way of life but also gives them additional opportunities to practice their French while sharing the meals with the family.
Junior students may stay in twin rooms with one of our carefully selected host families. Most of the families have been hosting students for many years and know very familiar with the experience the young students are living. The families live very close to the Junior language school or just a short bus- or tram-ride away.
Host Families are selected with the greatest care to make your stay a successful linguistic and cultural experience. The placement of our students in their host family is the result of a careful study of each application where our accommodation officer considers each students profile to make sure that the Host Family and the student will be a great match.
Most of host families have been hosting students for many years and are very experienced. They all answer our various criteria of selection (Charter and Rules): a sense of welcome and hospitality, a warm, clean and welcoming home, a good location and easy access (35 minutes maximum). The families live close to the French language school or are just a short bus- or tram-ride away.
Junior students aged 14+ have the possibility to stay at the Student Residence in single- or twin-bedded studios. The studio has its own fully equipped kitchenette, en-suite shower, toilet and washbasin, as well as bed, desk and wardrobe. General facilities include a common room with hot and cold drinks and snacks dispenser, a study-area, a light and spacious patio with tables and chairs and a laundry.
Our staff stay permanently in the residence, which means students receive excellent supervision and welfare, and a curfew is applicable to all students.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided either at the centre, which is just a short walk away, or in local cafés and restaurants. Our staff supervises the students at all times. Packed lunches are provided at the weekends.
Our Junior School
Our Junior school is located in a private French school, we use exclusively for the summer. It is located 10 minutes from Montpellier’s historical centre and from our Adult school. Students have everything they need to learn French in the best conditions and to make the most of their language stay in the south of France, with great facilities:
- 10 fully-equipped, spacious light classrooms
- A wide enclosed courtyard for exclusive use where students can safely relax during break times with friends and enjoy the many sunny days in the south of France.
- A canteen where the students have their lunch after class weekdays (pizza, quiche, croque-monsieur, salad or sandwich)
Quality & Accreditations
Our commitment to quality has led us to receive several accreditations and quality recognitions:
- Label Qualité FLE (“French as a Foreign Language Quality Label” )
- The “Qualité français langue étrangère” label is awarded to French as a Foreign Language (FFL) centres located in France by three ministries – the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and the Ministry of Culture and Communication.
The label was created to identify, recognise and promote the French language centres that offer language services and provide quality guarantees. After the last 2016 audit, the “Qualité français langue étrangère” label was awarded to us with the maximum mark of 15/15 stars for its:
- Welcome and student welfare
- Premises and facilities
We are the only school in Montpellier that achieved this maximum score!
The French courses the students participate in consist of 20 lessons per week with a possibility to add 4 additional one-to-one lessons per week in the afternoons.
All teachers are experienced, enthusiastic and use fun and interactive teaching methods to help the students get the most out of their stay with us. We use an integrated communicative approach in our teaching, which focuses on the student and his/her environment.
Particular attention is paid to improving speaking and listening skills, through role-plays, discussions, video and songs, activities, etc. The maximum class size for French summer courses is 15, and the minimum stay is one week. The language levels (Common European Framework) available for the Junior courses are A1, A2, B1, B2. One lesson = 45 minutes.
Our social activity programme provides a full, varied and exciting mix of sports, museum visits, sightseeing trips, treasure hunts, barbecues, discos and excursions, not forgetting the inevitable trips to the wonderful sandy Mediterranean beaches.
During all activities friendly activity leaders accompany the students and 24/7 supervision is provided throughout the entire programme. It all adds up to the best way of getting to know your new environment, your new friends and your new teachers and activity leaders!
Activities will range from:
- Welcome Meeting
- Town Walk
- Beach-volleyball and Beach games
- Sports (basketball, football, tennis, volleyball…)
- Workshops, Quizzes, Indoor Games, Video Night
- Farewell Evening (beach or disco)
- Theme Nights, Discos, Karaoké
- Indoor Swimming at the Olympic Swimming-pool
- Cinema, Bowling, Laser game
Excursions will be organised to places of interest in the region such as:
- The Grotte de Clamouse/Pont du Diable
- The Pont du Gard
- The Camargue
- St Guilhem-le-Désert
- The Grotte des Demoiselles
LOCATION & GETTING HERE
Our French language school is located in the heart of Montpellier’s historical pedestrianised centre in a prestigious building. Place de la Comédie, the main square of Montpellier with its sunny café terraces, is only a five-minute walk away.
You will find many bars, cafés, restaurants, shops, cinemas, museums, gardens, etc. which will help you enjoy your French language stay in France to the full. The Peyrou Royal Square is also right next to the school.
The school is located near bus and tramway stations, taking you straight to the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean sea, and about 10 minutes on foot from the train station.
The Montpellier Méditerranée International Airport is located just 8 km away from the city centre. Travelling between the airport and the city centre is easy with shuttle-bus services and taxis operating regularly. You can fly to Montpellier Airport from several European cities directly or via Paris or Lyon. From Paris to Montpellier there are approximately 12 daily flights (flying time 1 hour).
You might find even more affordable options flying to one of the airports located close to Montpellier. There are several low-cost airlines flying regularly to Marseilles Airport, Béziers Airport, Carcassonne Airport, Toulouse Airport and Lyon Airport. From these cities Montpellier is then easily accessible by train.
The train station, Montpellier Saint-Roch, is located right in the centre of the Montpellier and is only about 10 minutes’ walk away from our French language school. Montpellier is serviced by the high-speed train (TGV) on the line Paris – Lyon – Perpignan – Barcelona and is connected with many major cities in France and Europe.
Travelling from Paris to Montpellier takes about 3 hours 20 minutes in TGV. Each day several trains leave straight from Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport in Paris (travel time to Montpellier approx. 3h50) making a connection in Paris very convenient.
Travelling from Barcelona to Montpellier takes about 2 hours 45 minutes in TGV (AVE).
The prices for trains depend on the time and day you travel. The earlier you book in advance the cheaper the tickets will be.
Approximate travel times to Montpellier by train from other destinations:
- Carcassonne (1h30)
- Marseille (1h40)
- Lyon (1h50)
- Toulouse (1h50)
- Nice (4h10)
- Barcelona (3h)
Montpellier is well connected with the rest of Europe by bus and has convenient access to many major European cities such as Berlin, Frankfurt, Florence, Milan, Rome, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Bucharest, etc.
For more information and for reservations, visit eurolines.com and linebus.com.
Montpellier is easy to reach from most European cities as it is located close to the motorways A75, from the northwest, and A9, from the northeast and southwest.
Approximate travel times to Montpellier from a few destinations:
- Marseille (1h40)
- Toulouse (2h15)
- Lyon (2h50)
- Nice (3h10)
- Barcelona (3h05)
- Bordeaux (4h20)
If you’re staying with a French host family during your stay with French language school transfers to/from Montpellier Airport or Montpellier Train Station is included free of charge. Your family will come and meet you upon your arrival and will bring you back at the end of your stay. We recommend you to contact your host family at the latest 1 week before arriving in Montpellier to introduce yourself and to let them know your travel information.
If you choose another accommodation option (student residence, apartment hotel, hotel, etc.) you can use transportation such as bus, tramway, airport shuttle, taxi, etc. to get to your accommodation. If instead you prefer having an arrange your transfer for you, just contact us.
BEFORE ARRIVING IN MONTPELLIER
1. Do I need a visa to come to France?
If you need a visa to come to France depends on your nationality. For stays up to 3 months a tourist visa is normally acceptable, but please contact the French consulate or embassy in your country for more detailed information on this subject.
2. I need a visa to come to France, can you help me with my application?
Yes, as soon as we receive your application we provide written confirmation of your provisional booking as well as an invoice. Once we have received full payment for your stay, we will send you a visa invitation letter, which should be presented with the booking confirmation and invoice to the French Embassy as soon as possible. You should present the original documents, so any special delivery charges (e.g. delivery by DHL, UPS…) incurred by the school must be paid by you. If your visa is refused, we will return all your money minus the non-refundable registration fee (75 euros).
3. What do I need to bring for my stay?
For your stay in France you need nothing particular, except your swimming things (in summer) and much motivation to learn French and curiosity for its unique culture.
4. Do I need health insurance?
It is up to you to take out full health insurance before coming to France. For students from EEC countries, it is advisable to obtain a European Health Insurance Card from your local social security office before travelling.
5. How much pocket money will I need during my stay?
We suggests a budget of between 75 € and 100 € per week. However, it is important to consider a possible price difference in terms of the cost of food and clothes between France and your home country.
6. Is it easy to get to Montpellier?
Yes, Montpellier is very easy to get to. You can easily reach Montpellier by plane, train, bus or by car. More information about travelling to Montpellier
7. When should I arrive and when should I leave?
A student week begins on Sunday, and ends on Saturday. We must be informed as soon as possible if your travelling timetable does not coincide with this, in which case an extra night supplement will be charged.
PRICES & PACKAGES
Residential or Homestay Full-Board 760€ per person per 1 week
Extra night’s accommodation: 50 € per night.
NB: Students arriving before the official start date of 25 June 2017, or leaving after the official end date of 19 August 2017 will automatically be charged an extra 50 € per night. There are no activities on 25 June (arrival day) nor on 19 August (departure day).
|Montpellier Train Station||40€||80 €|
|Montpellier Airport||55 €||90 €|
|Nîmes Airport||140 €||260 €|
Student travelling by plane as a UM (Unaccompanied Minor)
Montpellier Bus Station
The above transfer prices are net rates. +30% if between 22h00 and 07h00