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French immersion in France 

Learning at the Ecole des Trois Ponts is an interactive experience. Our immersion style of instruction encourages guests to actively apply their French language lessons into real world situations. Our dedicated team of friendly, certified instructors is there every step of the way, offering guidance as you develop confidence in your pronunciation and comprehension skills.
What sets us apart is the opportunity to become immersed not only in the French language, but in the French culture as well. Lively conversation in our lovely garden courtyard, meals taken together around a large communal table, learning about local cheeses and wines, all lead to a greater understanding of French cultural traditions and customs.
We are honored when our guests tell us that they feel like they have “lived in France” during their stay.

Our extensive range of French courses in France can be taken individually or combined with our French cooking courses. Our language courses cover General French, Intensive French and Private French for all levels, including beginners, intermediate and advanced.

Our course fees are per person and include classes, accommodation and meals. If you are a business, please see our French Courses for Companies page or if you are a group (e.g. university, business team, club) please visit our Group French Courses page. Should you not find what you are looking for, please don't hesitate to contact us as we may be able to offer you a personalized course.

2017 Prices for French immersion in France

Beginners (Group Classes)

A - General French Course

This course is available on those weeks that have a letter "A" on our calendar. Check availability for "A" Course on our courses calendar. Learn formal and informal French, with an emphasis on conversational skills, from professional, native French-speaking tutors. These are group classes of no more than 6 per class. We consider you a complete beginner if your result on our French Test is 7 or less. If your partner is not a complete beginner, he or she may start the course on the same date as you.

Beginners who are the only ones enrolled in their French language class will receive 15 hours of private one-to-one instruction during morning sessions instead of 19 hours of group classes for the same price.

19 hours: Monday to Friday 9.15am-12.15pm PLUS two evenings from 5pm - 7pm

Amounts in brackets represent the deposit required. On-site : At the Villa Beaulieu, Off-site : For a more economical option, you can stay with a host family in the neighborhood. This off-site accomodation is a short walk from the Villa Beaulieu (15mn on foot maximum). Breakfast is taken with the host family, while lunches and dinners are shared with other guests and instructors at the Villa Beaulieu.
Room Type 1 Week 2 Weeks 3 Weeks 4 Weeks
Shared Room on-site €1.190 (€150) €2.330 (€200) €3350 (€250) €4400 (€250)
Single Room on-site €1.350 (€150) €2.650 (€220) €3830 (€250) €5040 (€250)
Room off-site €960 (€150) €1770 (€150) €2580 (€150) €3340 (€150)
Intermediate & Advanced (Group Classes)

B - General French Course

This course is available on those weeks that have a letter "B" on our calendar. Check availability for "B" Course on our courses calendar. Build on your existing knowledge of French to improve and extend your conversational skills. Our professional, native French-speaking tutors teach you formal and informal French, with an emphasis on conversational skills.

Our group classes consist of a maximum of 6 per class and all candidates need to score 8 or more points on our French Test in order to qualify for these classes. In addition to our online test, all our students have a one-to-one oral test on the first day, before any classes start. This allows our teachers to assess each student before placing them in an appropriate group.

This course ("B") is available for all levels, except for complete beginners who must attend a course that takes place on a week "A". In this way, classes are as balanced as possible, helping you to keep pace with your fellow students. And group classes are a great way to develop your knowledge by learning from your own mistakes as well as those of others! If your partner is a complete beginner, he or she may start the course on the same date as you (see above).

19 hours: Monday to Friday 9.15am-12.15pm PLUS two evenings from 5pm - 7pm

Amounts in brackets represent the deposit required. On-site : At the Villa Beaulieu, Off-site : For a more economical option, you can stay with a host family in the neighborhood. This off-site accomodation is a short walk from the Villa Beaulieu (15mn on foot maximum). Breakfast is taken with the host family, while lunches and dinners are shared with other guests and instructors at the Villa Beaulieu.
Room Type 1 Week 2 Weeks 3 Weeks 4 Weeks
Shared Room on-site €1.190 (€150) €2.330 (€200) €3350 (€250) €4400 (€250) 
Single Room on-site €1.350 (€150) €2.650 (€220) €3830 (€250) €5040 (€250)
Room off-site €960 (€150) €1770 (€150) €2580 (€150) €3340 (€150)
Combined Group & Private Classes

B - Intensive French Course

This course is available on those weeks that have a letter "B" on our calendar. Check availability for "B" Course on our courses calendar. Our intensive course is designed for those who have an urgent need to communicate rapidly and effectively in French. It combines the group course above with private one-to-one lessons. All classes are taught by professional, native French-speaking tutors and group classes have a maxium of 6 per class. During the 6 hours of private classes you and your tutor will decide the content of the class. Your tutor will help you overcome your particular difficulties and look at vocabulary or grammar that concerns you.

25 hours: Mon-Fri 9.15am-12.15pm (group class) PLUS two evenings from 5pm - 7pm (group class) PLUS two afternoons of 3 hours each (private one-to-one)

Amounts in brackets represent the deposit required. On-site : At the Villa Beaulieu, Off-site : For a more economical option, you can stay with a host family in the neighborhood. This off-site accomodation is a short walk from the Villa Beaulieu (15mn on foot maximum). Breakfast is taken with the host family, while lunches and dinners are shared with other guests and instructors at the Villa Beaulieu.
Room Type 1 Week 2 Weeks 3 Weeks 4 Weeks
Shared Room on-site €1.580 (€150) €3.110 (€250) €4520 (€250) €5960 (€250) 
Single Room on-site €1.730 (€150) €3.430 (€250) €4990 (€250) €6590 (€250)
Room off-site €1340 (€150) €2550 (€250) €3740 (€250) €4890 (€250)
Private (one-to-one) Classes

C - Private French Course

For a perfect French immersion in France we will suggest the Private French course. This course is available throughout the year. Check availability for "C" Course on our courses calendar. Choose from 15, 19 or 25 hours of private, one-to-one classes for an effective, rapid means of developing your language skills. Entirely planned around your particular needs, it is ideal for those who need to learn French quicky or who prefer the privacy of a one-to-one class. And of course it's perfect for those with a professional need for French or if you're planning to move to France. Our qualified, native French-speaking tutors will prepare lessons to suit your individual needs and help you to develop your French as quickly as possible.

Please note that guests attending private classes between November and February inclusive, will be accommodated and taught at our villa, but lunch and dinner will usually be off-site at local restaurants. This is a great way to practice the French you've learned by talking to local people on a daily basis. The course fees (which include accommodation and meals) remain the same throughout the year.

15 hours: Mon-Fri 9.15am-12.15pm

Amounts in brackets represent the deposit required.
Room Type Per Week
Single Room on-site €1850 (€200)

19 hours: Mon-Fri 9.15am-12.15pm PLUS Mon and Thurs 5-7pm

Amounts in brackets represent the deposit required.
Room Type Per Week
Single Room on-site €2130 (€250)

25 hours: Mon-Fri 9.15am-12.15pm PLUS Mon and Thurs 5-7pm PLUS Tue and Fri 3-6pm

Amounts in brackets represent the deposit required.
Room Type Per Week
Single Room on-site €2490 (€250)

One-day French classes

These classes are available throughout the year. Check availability for "C" Course on our courses calendar. If you live in the neighborhood or visit our region and wish to up-date your French by a short course it is possible at Ecole des Trois Ponts.

You will be in a 1 to 1 situation and the classes are entirely planned around your particular needs Our qualified, native French-speaking tutors will prepare lessons to suit your individual needs and help you to develop your French as quickly as possible. It is a 6 hours French class for the day. You will have lunch with your teacher either at the school from March to October or in a restaurant from November to March. Total cost all included is 450 euros for the day.

University & Group Courses

Please visit our dedicated Groups & University French Courses page for information on these exciting courses.

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