For an unforgettable French learning experience, look no further than Montpellier, the third largest city in the south of France (after Nice and Marseille). You’ll be 20 minutes from the Mediterranean and about 3 hours from both Paris and Barcelona. It’s hard to turn such an idyllic location for learning French abroad.

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This is France! You have a lot of options for learning French in Montpellier to choose from.

University students can directly enroll at the University of Montpellier, either through Erasmus or as an independent international student.

For non-university students, you'll be looking at a private language school. The Alliance Francaise is one of the more well known language schools, and a great option if you need to take an assessment (the TCF) or certification test (the DELF or DALF).

The LSF Montpellier and the Accent Francais are two other schools based in Montpellier. Here you have the option to not only learn French but also the French way of life (like cooking) or going on excursions to local history sights. This is the best option if you’re looking to compliment your French learning with cultural studies.

Qualifications

For study abroad programs, you may be required to have at least two or three semesters of college level French under your belt, but check with your university for specifics. Other institutes usually have classes for ultimate beginners to advanced students, so you’ll be sure to find something specific for you!

Cultural Immersion

Language schools that have cultural immersions usually have rotating classes, like cooking, art, or film. And if you’re looking for more, using MeetUp groups or Couchsurfing events are a great way to meet locals and get a taste of the true, French way of life.

Financial Costs

Language schools tend to be more expensive when it comes to language learning, especially if you’re also looking for housing. However, the longer your stay, the less expensive it comes out be in the long run.

If you’re looking to study at a university through a study abroad program, talk to your study abroad coordinator, as they’ll have the most current and up to date costs. However, tuition at a French university tends to run about 1,000 euros per semester.

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French Language Programs in Montpellier

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Accent Français
Standard French Course
France
10 •9 reviews

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LSF Montpellier
LSF Montpellier: Learn French in the South of France
France
8.75 •8 reviews

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Live Languages Abroad
Learn French in France with Live Languages Abroad
France

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Nikitas Language Abroad Schools
Affordable French courses in France
France

Our group instructed French courses takes place in classes of 4-10...

CESA Languages
CESA Languages: French Courses in Montpellier
France

Montpellier is arguably one of the best places to learn French, with...

CESA Languages
CESA Languages - French Gap Year Course in Montpellier
France

The French gap year course in Montpellier is designed for those...

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Best French Language Course in France
France

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Language Vacation
Language Vacation: Learn French in Montpellier
France

Study French abroad in Montpellier, France! What better way to enjoy...

Tandem International Language Schools
Learn French in France & discover Montpellier
France

Oh, là lá! France. The most visited country all over the world. Cradle...

A2Z Languages
A2Z Languages: Study French in Montpellier
France

Our A2Z campus in Montpellier is located in the heart of Montpellier's...

Institut Europeen de Francais
General French Course in Montpellier
France

We recommend this course if you are at least 17 years old or an adult...

Ecole Klesse Montpellier
Learn French with Ecole Klesse in Montpellier
France

Our French language school in the centre of Montpellier can...

TravelEdventures
TravelEdventures Language Courses in Montpellier
France

Montpellier is one of the most exciting and vibrant places to study...

ESL - Language Studies Abroad
French in Montpellier
France

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