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France | Rouen | Work and Study

Work and Study

Our unique package provides opportunities for language students to study intensive lessons abroad whilst taking on a short-term work experience at one of our varied work placements. Working with our partner language schools across Europe, we provide a package tailored to suit your needs; study, work placement, accommodation, transport, transfers, insurance.

Work and Study packages are available for students studying at A Level or equivalent or higher. It is also suitable for Gap Year students and for university students or adults looking to improve their languages skills, even if it has been some time since they last studied languages formally.

The Work and Study programme runs every Monday to Friday between the end of June and the end of August.   Accommodation is available from Sunday to Saturday. 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.

Location

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.

Language Course

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. 

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.

Work Placement

There is no replacement for using your language skills practically in real life situations and in the country where the language is spoken. On a Work and Study trip you will have the opportunity to improve your language skills in the morning lessons and then be exposed to the language in a practical work situation for the afternoons, giving you the optimum chance to gain confidence in all areas.

Each of our work placements fits one of our Business Categories. Placements include shops, restaurants and hotels, nurseries, radio stations, sports facilities - almost anything that you will find in a big city! Have a look at our Gallery to see the types of placements we offer.

Our placement team take great pride in securing placements that meet our students' needs.

Accommodation

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

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.

School Closures

The school is closed on 05/04/2021 and 01/05/2021. Lessons are made up on the remaining days of the same week. 

Insurance

Travel, Medical and Workplace Insurance is included with this package. For more details and policy wording please see our Insurance page. 

Rouen, France

One Week Programme

  • 15 Core French lessons (mornings)
  • Work placement (afternoons/evenings)
  • Half board host family accommodation
  • Return transfers from the local train station
  • Guided walking tour of Rouen
  • Course materials 
  • Course Certificate
  • 24/7 Emergency support from UK office during your stay

Longer stays

We are able to arrange any duration of stay at the language school and tailor a package to suit. Contact us if you would like a package that we have not listed here.

Course Start Date

Available start dates are shown in blue

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