Learn French in France
EXIS has more than 30 years of experience in arranging French Courses in Rambouillet, France.
French Course in France
If you want to learn to speak French as the French, the best thing is to follow lessons in France. EXIS has been sending students to an international language school in Rambouillet, 40 km. west of Paris, for more than 30 years. This school offers professional language courses, various forms of accommodation, great surroundings and optional activities, all at a reasonable price.
The international language school is located at only 3 minutes walk from the train station in the beautiful town of Rambouillet, 40 km. from Paris.
Since the founding of the school, more than 70.000 international students from 91 different countries have followed French lessons at this school, which previously was located in a castle. Unfortunately, the castle needed intensive renovation, so in 2017 the school moved into the centre of Rambouillet.
The teaching is done entirely in French, which is the perfect way to make quick progress. In the beginning it may seem overwhelming, if you are used to a different educational system, but results are compelling. No boring repetitions or learning by heart. You will learn to communicate in French, understand Frenchmen and get to know how to say things like the French do – and why. On the first day at school, all students are tested, as students follow lessons according to their level, not their age or nationality.
During summers, there are special summer courses for young people, between 13 and 17 years.
You can follow a standard course with 20 lessons per week.
Lessons are from 9.00 o’clock to 13.00. There are maximum 12 students in a group.
Combination course (20 + 4)
If you want to follow even more intensiv tuition, you can add 4 individual lessons per week. Teaching during these lessons will be exactly adapted to your needs.
Summer courses for 13 to 17 year olds
From beginning of July to the second week of August, the school organizes special course for teenagers, with 20 group lessons per week, combined with various activities, for example:
- Full day excursion to Paris, with guide
- Half-day excursion, for example to the castle of Versailles, Maintenon or the Cathedral of Chartres.
- Walks or bike rides in the woods with the opportunity for tree climbing
- Afternoon activities, such as fitness classes, badminton, swimming or cooking
- Evening activities such as barbecues, disco, movies, sports and karaoke.
Participants will be picked up from the Rambouillet train station on Sunday and accommodated in a special campus.
All students will be tested upon arrival and follow French classes at the level they need. Full board, excursions, free WIFI connection and 24-hour help and guidance from staff are included. Departure is on Sundays.
You are supposed to arrive in Rambouillet on a Sunday between 10.00 and 20.00 o’clock. If you cannot find a flight with arrival on a Sunday, it is possible to be accommodated from Saturday afternoon instead. One extra night costs 70 Euros. Teaching begins Monday morning, with an oral and written language test, after which students are allocated a group corresponding to their French levels.
Arrival dates 2017
For participants without knowledge of French:
8.1, 5.3, 2.4, 3.7, 7.8, and 1.10.2017
For participants with knowledge of French:
8.1, 5.2, 19.2, 5.3, 19.3, 2.4, 9.4, 8.5, 21.5, 4.6, 18.6, 2.7, 16.7, 6.8, 20.8, 3.9, 17.9, 1.10, 15.10, 5.11, 19.11 and 3.12 2017.
Teenage summer courses:
2.7, 9.7, 16.7, 23.7, 30.7, 6.8, and 13.8.2017
Fees and enrolment – France
A: Accommodation in shared room in the residence
B: Accommodation in single room in the residence
C: Private accommodation in a single room with a French host family with breakfast and dinner.
Standard course, 20 lessons per week
|Weeks||Fee A||Fee B||Fee C|
|1||Euro 630||Euro 730||Euro 710|
|2||Euro 1160||Euro 1360||Euro 1320|
|3||Euro 1690||Euro 1990||Euro 1930|
|4||Euro 2220||Euro 2620||Euro 2540|
|5||Euro 2750||Euro 3099||Euro 3099|
|6||Euro 3279||Euro 3699||Euro 3699|
|7||Euro 3809||Euro 4299||Euro 4299|
|8||Euro 4339||Euro 4899||Euro 4899|
|9||Euro 4869||Euro 5499||Euro 5499|
|10||Euro 5099||Euro 6098||Euro 6098|
|11||Euro 5599||Euro 6698||Euro 6698|
|12||Euro 5619||Euro 6818||Euro 7178|
Combination courses, 20+4 lessons per week
|Weeks||Fee A||Fee B||Fee C|
|1||Euro 840||Euro 940||Euro 920|
|2||Euro 1580||Euro 1780||Euro 1740|
|3||Euro 2320||Euro 2620||Euro 2560|
|4||Euro 3059||Euro 3459||Euro 3379|
|5||Euro 3699||Euro 4199||Euro 4199|
|6||Euro 4419||Euro 5019||Euro 5019|
|7||Euro 5139||Euro 5838||Euro 5838|
|8||Euro 5858||Euro 6658||Euro 6658|
|9||Euro 6578||Euro 7478||Euro 7478|
|10||Euro 7298||Euro 8298||Euro 8298|
|11||Euro 7578||Euro 8677||Euro 9007|
|12||Euro 8258||Euro 9457||Euro 9817|
Teenage summer courses
For longer stays, please ask [email protected] for fees.
There are no classes during the following French official holidays:
1.1, 17.3, 1.5, 8.5, 5.6, 14.7, 15.8, 1.11 and 11.11.2017.
The school is closed from 25.12 2017 to 7.1 2018.
Included in the fees
Accommodation and board as selected
The following is not included in the fees:
- Travel expences
- Use of washing machine
You can chose between accommodation in a residence or with a host family.
Accommodation in a residence
The school offers accommodation in a lovely residence, where you can choose between single and double rooms. If you choose this type of accommodation, you are close to shopping possibilities, social activities and close to other students.
All rooms have a small kitchen, shower/toilet and TV. You can use the washing machines and the fitness area downstairs. You can choose to go shopping just opposite the residence and cook your own meals, or you can eat at local restaurants. WIFI connection is free of charge.
Accommodation with a host family
The other accommodation option is to stay with a French family. Living with a French host family provides more intensive language learning and is a good way to get a really close look into French culture. If you choose this form of accommodation, you will get a single room. Most families are located at typically 10-20 minutes from school. Breakfast and dinner are included. Not all host families have free WIFI connection.
Nice to know
Town and leisure
Rambouillet is a small town with about 27,000 inhabitants, a 30 minutes train ride from Paris. In Rambouillet you will find typical French bars, restaurants, bistros and shops.
There are good opportunities for running, horseback riding, walking or even tree-climbing in the surrounding forests.
The school regularly arranges optional activities such as trips to Paris, Chartres, Versailles, Chambord, Giverny or walks in the forest, meetings with French locals who talk about their professions, such as wine farmers or painters. Most activities are for free, others are at net prices.
Upon receipt of your registration form EXIS sends a travel guide with tips on how to get from the airport to Rambouillet, or how to drive to Rambouillet by car. Should you prefer to be picked up from Charles de Gaulle or Orly airport, we can arrange a taxi to pick you for up. The fare is 160 Euros each way.
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