French course in Amboise, France!
Learn French in the beautiful Loire Valley, a land of majestic châteaux and fine wines. From the River Loire rises the ivory-coloured Château d’Amboise, a 15th century former royal residence which towers over the picturesque town of Amboise. Close by is the Château du Clos Lucé, where you can discover the inventions of Leonardo da Vinci, who spent his last years there. A French course in Amboise will open your eyes to France’s fascinating past!
The town centre is a sea of old, timbered buildings, transformed into cosy cafés and stylish boutiques. Markets spring up by the river on Fridays and Sundays, allowing you to sample local produce and practice your French! On the edge of town, the distinctive Chanteloup Pagoda offers breathtaking views of the Loire Valley and the Forest of Amboise.
I was very impressed with the course - the teachers were lively and enthusiastic and the lessons were interesting and diverse. My grammar, writing, speaking and reading have definitely improved.
Our school in Amboise
Enjoy a superb location in Amboise, just a five-minute walk away from the Château d’Amboise! The school occupies a charming old building with its own patio area. As well as seven well-equipped classrooms, our school has a library, computer room with free Internet access, multimedia room and student lounge complete with a piano!
|Lesson length:||50 mins|
|Number of classrooms:||8|
|Average class size:||14|
|Course materials included:||No|
|Average number of students:||Summer (80) - Winter (30) per week|
|Typical activities:||Bicycle riding (forest or along the Loire river). Lectures (history, oenology, cinema etc.). Pétanque (French bowls). French cinema evenings. Competitions and quizzes. Coffee/aperitif discussions|
|Paid activities:||French wines & cheese tasting. Lunch with local French produce, cheese and wines. Afternoon in Tours with guided visit of the town “Son et Lumière” at Amboise Castle (July and August). Local concert (jazz/classical/modern). Glass-blowing demonstration. Disco or salsa dancing (at school). Visit to wine-cellars with wine tasting Kayak/Canoe on the Loire river. Cooking and pastry workshops. Excursions to other cities|
The Standard French course in Amboise covers all aspects of the language, including speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar, so your overall knowledge of French will soon improve. If you’d like to make even more rapid progress, our school also offers an Intensive course of 25 French lessons per week. You’ll be surprised by just how much difference that one extra class per day will make!
You can even learn French in Amboise with private classes to supplement the Standard or Intensive course. Private Lessons give you the total, undivided attention of our school’s expert tutors and allow you to concentrate on your own areas of interest, helping you to learn even more quickly!
If you want to gain a qualification in French, our school also has a dedicated course to prepare you for the internationally recognised DELF examination.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have about our French courses. We’ll be happy to help!
The best way to improve your language skills is by living with the locals, practicing your French all the time and getting to know the culture. Our school takes great care when selecting host families, ensuring you a warm welcome in Amboise! Your family will prepare two meals per day for you.
Alternative accommodation is available in a student residence, just a 10-minute walk away from the school. The single bedrooms are all equipped with their own shower and toilet. You’ll share a kitchen and computer room with your fellow students from the school, allowing you to spend more time socialising. There’s even a restaurant in the building, offering reasonably priced meals.
Our school’s varied activity program makes sure you have a great time as you learn French in Amboise! Typical activities include cinema evenings, Salsa dancing, canoeing on the Loire, wine and cheese tasting, school parties, seminars on French history, cycling trips and badminton, to name but a few!
Excursions are also arranged by the school, giving you the chance to explore more of France! Marvel at the beauty of Château de Chenonceau, witness the incredible Mont St. Michel or enjoy a day in Paris! Some activities are included in the price of your French course in Amboise, whilst others carry a supplementary cost.
How to get there
If you like, our school can arrange for you to be picked up from either Orly Airport or Charles de Gaulles Airport. This collection service from Paris is available at an extra cost.