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Learn French in Brest
Brest is an ideal location for anyone wanting to learn French, as the city is still relatively untouched by tourism and students have plenty of opportunity to practice their language skills while enjoying the cuisine and beautiful scenery that Brittany is so famous for!
With it’s beautiful natural harbour, Brest has always maintained a close connection to the sea and is today is an important research centre for marine biology, as well as home to an impressive aquarium and marine centre!
Every four years in July, Brest hosts an international maritime festival, ‘Les Tonnerres de Brest’, where 2,500 boats, 20,000 sailors and a million visitors transform the city for a week.
During quieter periods, you can wander along Brest’s bustling quays to the castle, finding a charming view of a modern port, hundreds of brightly coloured buoys and working shipyards.
Our school in Brest
Our French language school in Brest occupies all 4 floors of a 19th century manor house, which is on the surrounded by beautiful wooded grounds, located on the banks of the River Elorn.
Fully renovated, the building has been converted into a state-of-the-art language learning centre with exceptional facilities, including 24 spacious and comfortable classrooms, a resource centre and library where magazines, books and other study materials are available for students, a courtyard where you can play table tennis, a cafeteria selling hot and cold drinks and snacks and a student Internet room with free Internet access. Wireless Internet access is also available throughout the school.
The premises of our language school in Brest are shared with French students studying on postgraduate courses, providing our language students with an excellent opportunity to meet native French speakers and speak French out of class.
Courses in Brest
- Intensive (20)
- Intensive + Conversation Lessons (26)
- Intensive + Private Lessons (23)
- Intensive + Private Lessons (26)
- Teachers Course (30)
In Brest, you can choose to take an Intensive course which includes 20 lessons each week. Classes last for 55 minutes and have a maximum of 12 students per group.
Private lessons offering completely personalised tuition are also available, or we can arrange combined courses of Intensive + private lessons, giving you the opportunity to learn French both in a group and individually.
Anyone hoping to gain extra practice in conversational French will be interested in our Intensive + Conversation course which includes additional lessons focusing on conversation skills such as oral expression and comprehension, phonetics and vocabulary.
The excellent Teachers course is ideal for anyone teaching French as a foreign language, preparing existing teachers and students teachers to widen their teaching skills by exploring new teaching materials, educational tools and teaching methodology.
- Host Family
To speak and learn as much French as possible during their course, we would advise you to stay with a French host family, where you will practise your new language skills as you speak with your family. Host family accommodation is offered on a half-board basis, meaning that you can enjoy two delicious meals with your host, giving you even more opportunity to use your language skills!
Our school can also arrange accommodation for you in a student residence, where language students mix with French students and so have ample opportunity to speak French with native speakers.
Like all our schools in France, our language school in Brest organises a cultural program to help students explore the area, learn more about Brittany and speak French outside the classroom. Activities include various visits, excursions to Mont St. Michel, St Malo, the Breton Islands, sailing, tennis, and other sports.
How to get there
Brest is well connected by air, bus and train. Students staying with a host family will receive a free transfer from Brest Airport or Train Station on arrival.
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Things to do in Brest
Brest is the perfect location to have a short break in France. Come and have a complete change of scenery, fill your lungs with fresh, Atlantic Ocean air and enjoy amazing landscapes off the west coast of France. If you like fish and seafood, Brest is a place for you! Thanks to its coastal location, there are a lot of seafood restaurants where you can savour a delicious seafood platter with crabs, langoustines, oysters and typical French steamed mussels! If you prefer to observe fish than eat them, you can go to the Océanopolis. A lot of tourists and marine-life lovers come from all over the world in order to visit it! It is not just an aquarium: there are three pavilions dedicated to the polar, tropical and temperate marine ecosystems, you will have a complete immersion in an underwater universe to discover the flora and fauna of oceans, and have the opportunity to see some really interesting exhibitions about marine biodiversity. You can even touch some species if you want to! Read more...