France | Rouen | Intensive French Course
Intensive French Course
These courses are available throughout the year starting each Monday. 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.
You may also be interested in pairing a language course with a work experience placement by enrolling on our popular Work and Study courses.
Rouen, situated on the banks of the Seine, is Normandy's vibrant historic and cultural capital. Our French school is located right in the heart of this magnificent medieval city, giving the optimum chance to explore and experience both the city and the surrounding area. Students learning French in Rouen find a thriving commercial centre within easy reach of both Paris and the coast.
The core course comprises 15 lessons which concentrate on learning and actively using French. The tuition is very much practice oriented. You will participate in group sessions alongside other students of a similar level, with lessons focused on improving all aspects of the language; speaking listening, reading and writing. There are 3, 1 hour lessons per day and these take place during the morning. This course is designed for students who wish to learn or improve their French, meet new people and have some free time to participate in French culture and life in Rouen. The core course of 15 lessons also combines very well with a work experience option in our Work and Study package.
For students who want a more intensive experience, it is possible to add 10 further group lessons (for an additional cost).
There is also an option of 5 1:1 classes throughout the week (for an additional cost), the content of which will be decided by you in advance. We will ask you before you travel what you would like to cover with your tutor during these individual sessions, for example grammar, a specific thematic topic, conversation or pronunciation.
You will be given a written assessment before you travel and a speaking assessment on the first morning before lessons in order to place you in the group most suited to your ability level. Classes have an international flavour and a lively feel because they are grouped by ability not nationality or age.
Optional Workshop Programme
Included in the package, the school offers a range of workshops each afternoon, for example Theatre Workshop, Literature Workshop and French Film Club, designed to further develop breadth of knowledge and confidence in the French language. These workshops are optional but highly recommended in order to gain as much as possible from your stay in Rouen.
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 travelling dates. A surcharge is payable for any extra nights.
Included in the price the host families in Rouen also offer return transfers from Rouen train station.
Students of 18 years or older also have the option of staying in one of the school self catering residences with other international students; single rooms are available. Please enquire for availability and prices for residence stay.
You can read more about what it means to stay with a host family in our Host Family Guide.
Transfers from the train station oare included in the cost of host family accommodation.
For students not opting for host family accommodation the school is easily accessible from Rouen train station. Alternatively, we are happy to arrange transfers for a supplement.
The school is closed on 05/04/2021 and 01/05/2021. Lessons are made up on the remaining days of the same week.
Travel and Medical Insurance is available as an optional extra with this package. For more details please see our Insurance page.
One Week Programme
- 15 Core French lessons per week
- Upgrade to 10 further lessons (optional)
- Upgrade to 5 individual lessons a topic or focus of your choosing (optional)
- Guided walking tour of Rouen
- Accommodation (optional)
- Workshop Programme (optional)
- Course materials
- Course Certificate
- 24/7 Emergency support from UK office during your stay
Prices for 1-4 week stays are listed below. We are able to arrange stays of a longer duration and tailor made packages to suit. Contact us if you would like a package that we have not listed here.