Take Your French Learning to France

Improve your French while having the time of your life! Study, learn, and live the French language with our partners at Accent Français in Montpellier, France. Top-ranked by students and professionals alike, Accent Français offers adults and teens (14+) high-quality, affordable full-immersion learning options - from general and specialty courses to proficiency exam preparation and cultural discovery.

Our Study in France option offers top-notch learning, paired with exciting excursions, in a beautiful Mediterranean destination. With year-round activities and entertainment, amazing gastronomy, and a unique climate, you will be learning and living to the fullest in Montpellier. With a variety of programs to fit every need, Study in France is excellent for teens, adults and professionals, French teachers, and more!

Register through the French Cultural Center and receive personalized assistance choosing your program as well as a special price for all customers (and an even lower price if you are or become a member). Plus, if you enroll in a class in Montpellier, you can also benefit from a discount when you sign up for a class with us at the Center!

For more information, please fill out the form below or contact us at studyinfrance@frenchculturalcenter.org.



Program Types and Pricing

General Programs

Standard (20 classes/week, 45 minutes/class)

Our standard French classes program runs part time and is comprised of 20 lessons per week (15 hours total time).

You will improve your linguistic skills in French whilst also benefiting from time to enjoy your stay in France.

This program is available for people of all levels of French - from beginner to advanced. It is centered around fundamental aspects of learning a language: reading, writing, and comprehension with a particular emphasis on oral expression and phonetics. You will learn to express yourself in both formal and informal environments.

Open to every level, everyone, throughout the year.


Pricing Details

1 Week $236 for Members / $249 for Non-members

2 Weeks $471 for Members / $497 for Non-members

3 Weeks $707 for Members / $746 for Non-members

4 Weeks $902 for Members / $951 for Non-members

5-6 Weeks $205 per week for Members / $216 per week for Non-members

8-11 Weeks $205 per week for Members / $216 per week for Non-members

12-20 Weeks $164 per week for Members / $173 per week for Non-members

21+ Weeks $154 per week for Members / $162 per week for Non-members

Intensive French Course (30 classes/week, 45 minutes/class)

Our intensive French program offers a quick and effective way of improving your French skills whatever your current language level. The 10 additional lessons to the standard program are very dynamic and allow you to enhance your linguistic immersion; the themes addressed change each week and are linked with topical news in France. You will be able to exchange and debate in small groups developing by practicing phonetics, pronunciation and studying French culture.

Open to every level, everyone, throughout the year.


Pricing Details

1 Week $338 for Members / $357 for Non-members

2 Weeks $676 for Members / $714 for Non-members

3 Weeks $1015 for Members / $1070 for Non-members

4 Weeks $1291 for Members / $1362 for Non-members

5-6 Weeks $297 per week for Members / $314 per week for Non-members

8-11 Weeks $297 per week for Members / $314 per week for Non-members

12-20 Weeks $256 per week for Members / $270 per week for Non-members

21+ Weeks $225 per week for Members / $238 per week for Non-members

Intensive French for Absolute Beginners (30 classes/week, 45 minutes/class)

These classes are perfectly adapted to students who have never studied French. The students start on the same day and take the necessary time to learn the alphabet and the basic notions of the French language. With 30 lessons per week, these lessons allow you to acquire the skills gained from the standard classes in a more reassuring and efficient way perfect for beginners with an emphasis on practical vocabulary for a first visit to France, grammatical reinforcement and phonetically based coaching completing the fundamental principals of learning a language.

Open to every level, everyone, starting on the first Monday of every month.


Pricing Details

1 Week $338 for Members / $357 for Non-members

2 Weeks $676 for Members / $714 for Non-members

3 Weeks $1015 for Members / $1070 for Non-members

4 Weeks $1291 for Members / $1362 for Non-members

Super Intensive French Course (30 group classes + 4 private lessons/week, 45 minutes each)

Includes 34 lessons per week so that you will be able to communicate with precision, deepen your knowledge of French culture as well as working on your personal areas for improvement.

If you don’t have a lot of time and would like to learn French in an effective and personalized way then the ‘Super Intensive’ program is the option for you, it offers a quick and complete way to improve your French skills whatever your current linguistic level. You will take French classes in small groups with the option to personalize your program thanks to the private classes, hence enabling you to reach your personal goals. This program of general strengthening allows you to improve your grammar, vocabulary, written and verbal expression and phonetically based skills whilst broadening your knowledge of French culture. The private classes allow you to pinpoint your areas for improvement and focus on these; it is the most complete formula for a short stay.

So if you want to make the fastest possible progress with your French ability in a class that suits your level and if you want to personalize your course with a choice of specific skills classes that suit your needs and interests, this course is for you!


Pricing Details

1 Week $523 for Members / $551 for Non-members

2 Weeks $1045 for Members / $1103 for Non-members

3 Weeks $1568 for Members / $1654 for Non-members

4 Weeks $2029 for Members / $2141 for Non-members

5-6 Weeks $482 per week for Members / $508 per week for Non-members

8-11 Weeks $482 per week for Members / $508 per week for Non-members

12-20 Weeks $441 per week for Members / $465 per week for Non-members

Combined French Course 1 (20 group classes + 4 private lessons/week, 45 minutes each)

Wanting to improve your French language skills and to focus on specific topics at the same time? Our Combined French program will perfectly match your needs!

Our Combined French Course 1 includes 24 lessons of French per week:
Our Standard course (20 lessons) plus 4 one-on-one lessons following a tailor-made program set by your teachers, specially adapted to your needs throughout your stay.

This program is perfect for short stays and to care for specific and professional needs.


Pricing Details

1 Week $420 for Members / $443 for Non-members

2 Weeks $840 for Members / $887 for Non-members

3 Weeks $1261 for Members / $1330 for Non-members

4 Weeks $1640 for Members / $1730 for Non-members

5-6 Weeks $389 per week for Members / $411 per week for Non-members

8-11 Weeks $389 per week for Members / $411 per week for Non-members

12-20 Weeks $348 per week for Members / $368 per week for Non-members

Combined French Course 2 (20 group classes + 10 private lessons/week, 45 minutes each)

This course will help you to improve your French language skills and to focus on specific topics at the same time.

Our Combined French Course 2 includes 30 lessons of French per week: - Our Standard course (20 lessons) plus 10 one-on-one lessons following a tailor-made program set by your teachers, specially adapted to your needs throughout your stay.

This program is perfect for short stays and to care for specific and professional needs.


Pricing Details

1 Week $697 for Members / $735 for Non-members

2 Weeks $1394 for Members / $1470 for Non-members

3 Weeks $2091 for Members / $2206 for Non-members

4 Weeks $2747 for Members / $2898 for Non-members

5-6 Weeks $666 per week for Members / $703 per week for Non-members

8-11 Weeks $666 per week for Members / $703 per week for Non-members

12-20 Weeks $625 per week for Members / $660 per week for Non-members

Cultural Programs

French & Cooking Course (28 classes/week, 45 minutes/class)

Our French & Cooking course includes 28 lessons per week:
- Our 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.

Chef Armand Layachi is a well-known Chef who has received lots of recognition! His track record speaks for itself; 1 star in the ‘Bottin Gourmand’ and 1 ‘Toque Rouge’. He has also been a member of the club ‘100 best chefs in the world’ from 1986 until 1993.

He will reveal his secrets as you cook one of his tried and tested meals, giving you his tips and tricks. You will also have the chance to cook a full menu and of course, to taste it!

These lessons always go down well with students, and it is recommended to reserve your place at least 1 month in advance.

Open to every level, everyone, weekly.


Pricing Details

1 Week $379 for Members / $400 for Non-members

2 Weeks $758 for Members / $800 for Non-members

3 Weeks $1138 for Members / $1200 for Non-members

4 Weeks $1476 for Members / $1557 for Non-members

5-6 Weeks $348 per week for Members / $368 per week for Non-members

8-11 Weeks $348 per week for Members / $368 per week for Non-members

12-20 Weeks $307 per week for Members / $324 per week for Non-members

21+ Weeks $297 per week for Members / $314 per week for Non-members

Bonjour La France (20 lessons/week, 45 minutes each, 4 weeks)

Our program "Bonjour La France" includes:
- Two weeks on the Semi-Intensive Course, plus a room with half-board with a French host (Sun-Sat) in Rouen, the birthplace of Impressionism and the historical capital of the Normandy region (Joan of Arc, Flaubert, Victor Hugo, as well as many architectural gems)
- Two weeks on the Standard Course and room with half-board with a French host (Sun-Sat) in the sunny, bustling city of Montpellier. Based in the South of France, it is the capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon Region and home to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which you are invited to discover (Carcassonne, St. Guilhem, Nîmes, Avignon, etc.)

You can choose to start your program with Accent Français or French in Normandy; our experts will collaborate to organize your stay and courses in the best way for you.


Pricing Details

4 Weeks $2015 for Members / $2126 for Non-members

Gap Year Programs

Gap Year Program - 6 or 9 months - Standard Course (20 classes/week, 45 minutes/class)

This year take the time for you and your personal development by participating in the gap year program if you have decided to spend your gap year in France. The gap year program is suited to students who wish to have a full linguistic and cultural experience over several months and to become proficient in the French language.

This program can be either part-time: 20 classes per week or full time: 30 classes per week.

By choosing this program you are guaranteed to improve your French, to gain at least 1 or 2 levels of the CECR and you will also have the opportunity to validate your stay by taking the « TCF tout public » exam which is included in the program.

Open to every level, everyone, throughout the year.


Pricing Details

6 or 9 Months Starting from $3792 for Members / Starting from $4000 for Non-members

Gap Year Program - 6 or 9 months - Intensive Course (20 classes/week plus 10 private lessons, 45 minutes/class)

This year take the time for you and your personal development by participating in the gap year program if you have decided to spend your gap year in France. The gap year program is suited to students who wish to have a full linguistic and cultural experience over several months and to become proficient in the French language.

This program consists of 20 standard lessons per week plus 10 private lessons.

By choosing this program you are guaranteed to improve your French, to gain at least 1 or 2 levels of the CECR and you will also have the opportunity to validate your stay by taking the « TCF tout public » exam which is included in the program.

Open to every level, everyone, throughout the year.


Pricing Details

6 or 9 Months Starting from $5514 for Members / Starting from $5817 for Non-members

Registration fees of $95 will apply for all programs. Program pricing subject to change without notice. Due to fluctuations in the exchange rate, prices will be updated regularly. Services are provided by our partner, Accent Français Montpellier, and are subject to their terms and conditions.

Course start date in 2020 for complete beginners: January 6, February 3, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5, November 2

The school will be closed in 2020 on April 13, May 1, May 8, May 21, June 1, July 14, November 11. There will be no class those days - we offer a full-day excursion to replace the course.

The annual school shutdown will take place from from December 21, 2019 until January 5, 2020 and from December 18, 2020 to January 4, 2021.



About Accent Français

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Founded in 1998, Accent Français welcomes more than 2,000 students, adults, and professionals each year from around the world (with more than 70 nationalities represented). Consistently voted Star French school in France, Accent Français is recognized by the French Ministry of Education and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, CSN (Sweden), and Bildungsurlaub (Germany).

All teachers working at Accent Français are French natives with a French university degree in teaching foreign languages. Like the French Cultural Center, Accent Français classes are organized in small groups (10 students maximum), ensuring you get the most out of your time in class. Plus, all of the school's classrooms are equipped with computers, Internet, and TV to provide an optimal learning experience.


A City of Entertainment and Culture

They say the sun never sets in Montpellier. Rich in historical and contemporary treasures and unique culture, Montpellier is a Mediterranean university city that welcomes visitors and students from France and around the globe. It enjoys 300 days of sun each year and close proximity to Mediterranean beaches and the Cévennes mountains. Montpellier offers a robust cultural experience with its medieval landmarks, cafés, restaurants, museums, operas, and dance and theater performances, plus year-round music festivals!


Accommodation

Accent Français offers a variety of accommodation types in order to best suit your needs and make you feel at home in Montpellier, including French host families, student residences, apartments, and hotels. Please check the accommodation section of their website for more information.


Terms and Conditions

Policies

  • Cancellations are permitted free of charge up to 5 (five) business days after registration. After this time, regular cancellation policies apply (see below).
  • The minimum age for most programs is 14. Gap year programs are offered for students age 18 or older.
  • During the application process parents or legal guardian of students less than 18 years old must sign a liability release.
  • Each student must have health, liability and repatriation insurance coverage for the full duration of their stay in France.
  • For long stays (90 days or more), a student visa is required unless the student is a European Union citizen. Accent Français will provide students with letters of acceptance for their visa application or any other important information needed.
  • Students (including students currently enrolled in a class at the Center) will be required to take a placement test online.
  • Cancellation fees will be applied as follows:
    - 30% of the fees withheld for any cancellation 30 days before the beginning of the course;
    - 50% of the fees withheld for any cancellation 8-30 days before the beginning of the course;
    - 75% of the fees withheld for any cancellation 4-7 days before the beginning of the course;
    - 100% of the fees withheld for any cancellation as of the last Friday before the beginning of the course.
  • Cancellations are permitted in case of death or sickness of the registrant or an immediate family member, upon presentation of relevant documentation (statement from a medical professional or death certificate). Cancellations are also permitted in case of visa refusal, upon presentation of the visa refusal letter from the French authorities. A refund will only be provided if the student has notified Accent Français and the French Cultural Center as soon as possible, and in any case, before the scheduled date of arrival.
  • No refund will be offered in case of stay interruption at Accent Français. However, in case of force majeure: sickness or injury of the student or an immediate family member, or death of an immediate family member, a course postponement will be allowed upon written request, as long as the supporting documents are provided (statement from a medical professional or death certificate). Registration will remain valid for seven years, and students must notify Accent Français of their intention to return at least 8 days before resuming classes.
  • No refund will be offered for missed classes for any reason.
  • Registration fees and non-refundable external charges (non-refundable accommodation types and specific activities) will remain non-refundable.

For questions or more information, please contact Sarah Mills at (617) 912-0400 ext. 416.





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