France | Bordeaux | A Level French Revision
A Level Revision Course
The A Level Revision Course is designed to complement A Level French study and further deepen understanding of the language skills necessary to succeed at this standard.
Students can travel for a week, two weeks or longer. We are able to tailor packages to suit your requirements and the time you have available.
These courses are available every Monday to Friday throughout the year with accommodation Sunday to Saturday.
Bordeaux, in the South-West of France, is famous throughout the world for its unique wines. However, delve deeper into this city's UNESCO World Heritage listed urban and architectural heritage and you will find that it has so much more to offer. With a huge variety of squares, parks, cafes, monuments, museums and art galleries, Bordeaux is the perfect destination to study French.
Located in a superb town house typical of the 19th century, the language school in Bordeaux is in the heart of the historical city centre with its breathtaking architecture and unique atmosphere. The school has 9 well equipped classrooms, a beautiful lounge where students can relax between lessons, a computer room, free WiFi and a peaceful shaded garden. It really is a treat to complete your homework in the private garden under the shade of a fig tree. The school is centrally located and easily accessible via public transport. The Place de Quinconces, Place Gambetta and Place de la Bourse which are all bustling with cafés and shops are all within easy walking distance, making Bordeaux a destination with something for everyone.
The course includes 26 lessons per week; 20 general French lessons covering grammar, listening, speaking and vocabulary, with a further 6 specifically targeted workshops per week focusing on one element of the French language tailored to your requirements: Speaking and Listening, Writing and Reading, Phonetics, Grammar, Current Events, Traditions and Civilisation.
To enable students to focus on specific texts or specific areas of their French A Level skills, we include 6 extra 1:1 classes.
Please note that students must be at least 17 years old to join this course.
Optional Social and Cultural Programme
The school offers a range of activities during the week, such as a film club, meal out at a local restaurant, cultural tour of the city and an excursion to one of the many local vineyards. Some of the activities incur an extra cost (payable on the week of your stay directly to the school) however some are free. All activities are optional.
For students wanting to completely immerse themselves in the French language and culture we recommend that you stay with one of our carefully selected French host families. They will not only introduce you to the French way of life and help you practise the French language but will also give you a taste of local and delicious regional specialities. The host families are situated near to the school and provide half board accommodation (breakfast & evening meal) from the Sunday before your course starts to the Saturday after it finishes. Subject to availability, an extra day on one side of your trip may be available on request to facilitate flight dates. A surcharge is payable for any extra nights.
You can read more about what it means to stay with a host family in our Host Family Guide.
The school is easily accessible via Bordeaux's excellent transport system and we are happy to provide details on request. We can also arrange private transfers for you from Bordeaux's airport or train stations for a supplement.
The school will be closed on 11/11/20, 05/04/21, 13/05/21, 24/05/21, 14/07/21, 01/11/21 and 11/11/21.
A discount of £55 is offered for any days where the school is closed. Of course in Bordeaux, there is no shortage of opportunities to spend the day exploring the sights, galleries, museums (many with free entry) and shops.
Travel and Medical Insurance is available as an optional extra with this package. For more details please see our Insurance page.
Included in the Package
- 20 Core French lessons per week (Mon – Fri)
- 6 1:1 Lessons per week (Mon – Fri)
- Individualised follow up of homework / tasks / performance to ensure the best progression
- Welcome meeting and snacks
- Guided tour of the area
- Accommodation (optional) (Sun – Sat)
- Social & Cultural Programme (optional)
- Course Certificate
- 24/7 Emergency support from UK office
Students are welcome to book into the school for any number of weeks. We have prices for 1-4 weeks on our website. We are able to arrange any duration of stay at the language school. Contact us if you would like a package that we have not listed.