FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Classes are not taught on bank holidays. They can be made up by adding one or more additional days to your stay.
Of course! Each week we offer cultural outings to learn more about the Bordeaux region. Don’t hesitate to ask us for more information.
The school is open from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and closes only for 2 weeks over the Christmas period.
If you are staying with a host family, the transfer is provided by the host family. All arrival information is provided a few days before your departure. For other accommodation, transfers are on request. The city of Bordeaux is also well served by trams and buses from the train station and the airport.
When staying with a host family, arrivals are on Sunday and departures are on Saturday. For other types of accommodation, arrivals and departures may vary. More information -> Accommodation
The number of students varies from 3 to 15 students maximum.
We provide courses from levels A1 to B2 / C1.
We organise a meeting at 8:45 a.m. every Monday morning for new arrivals. An email will be sent to you a few days before your arrival to notify you of the welcome meeting.
Bordeaux is brimming with fun events. You can find all our activities online on our blog, written by our students!
The families are located in Bordeaux and the metropolitan area.
When you start your lessons, we assign you a level which can, of course, be changed according to your progress.
We carry out a test before and on the day of your arrival so that we can offer you a programme that is adapted to your level. You can also find a test on our homepage
No. We provide you with all the necessary course materials, every documents and books, that you need for the classes
Our adress is 74 Avenue Thiers in Bordeaux. You can find us in front of the Tram A station called ‘Jardin Botanique’
Yes! We offer free Wifi to our students.
It depends on what you want to take the exam for.
The DELF/DALF are diplomas that validate the language skills of a French as a foreign language individual and are valid for life. It is needed for those who wish to get a job in a French speaking country, enroll in a French university, and it can also be used to justify your language level when applying for French nationality.
The TCF and TEF is a certificate that verifies the language skills of a French as a foreign language individual and is valid for 2 years. It is needed for a request for French nationality, a request for a long-term resident card and a validation of level A1 as part of the Ofii citizen course. The main difference between the TCf and TEF is the actual exam.
For more information refer to our exam pages, and do not hesitate to contact us.
It depends, if you are a non EU student and you intend to stay longer than 90 days then a student Visa will be required. If you are an EU student then you are not required to obtain a visa.
You will be refunded minus the registration fees.
Are there specific intake dates for students? Can I come any time of year?
It depends on the course if we have specific start dates. Most of our courses start every Monday, however, for our long term course the classes start at the beginning of each trimester.
For start dates specific to each course refer to the courses page, and do not hesitate to contact us for more information.
The ground floor of our establishment is accessible from the street and can accommodate people with reduced mobility. On this level, 3 class or examination rooms, our offices, our refectory, our relaxation area, our resource center and sanitary facilities are fully accessible.
Do not hesitate to contact us, our disability advisor will be able to welcome you and adapt the reception and support according to your disability. For more infos, see the page about our school.
You can pay by bank transfer, check, card and cash.