Rouen city centre, France
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Learn French in Rouen

With its celebrated cathedral, well-preserved medieval streets and long association with art, Rouen is a beautiful city, steeped in history. It is Rouen where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake and where Claude Monet took inspiration for numerous paintings.

When your French lessons at our Rouen school have finished for the day, discover one of the city’s many museums, see the ornate “Gros Horloge” (Great Clock), or simply wander along the banks of the River Seine, enjoying the charm of this fine city. Learn French in Rouen and you will also have a great base from which to explore other fantastic locations in France. The unforgettable Paris is just an hour away by train, and you could also visit the iconic abbey of Mont Saint-Michel while you stay with us in Rouen.

Our school in Rouen

Our school is located near to the centre of Rouen, in a modern building overlooking the River Seine. It is situated close to Rouen’s botanical gardens, with plenty of cafes and shops at your fingertips. The school is comprised of 12 spacious classrooms, a resource centre with 10 computers and free internet access, and a library, where will find many useful materials including French books and CDs. The school also has its own car park and courtyard.

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French lesson at our school, Rouen
School internet cafe
The city centre, Rouen
The surrounding countryside is beautiful!

Courses in Rouen

Available courses

  • Intensive (25)
  • Intensive + Cookery (18)
  • Semi-Intensive + Private Lessons (20)
  • Super Intensive (25)
  • Private Lessons (15)
  • Private Lessons (30)
  • DELF/DALF Exam Prep (25)
  • Semi-Intensive (15)
  • Teachers Course (30)

Our school in Rouen offers a variety of different courses to choose from, suitable for students of all levels! No matter which course you choose, you will be taught by experienced, native French teachers.

Opt for our Intensive French course, and you will have 25 hours of French lessons each week with a maximum of 12 students per class. If you’d prefer fewer French lessons each week, our Semi-intensive course offers 15 hours of lessons a week. Both courses cover all main aspects of the French language, with a particular emphasis on communication.

Choose Semi Intensive + Private Lessons to combine 15 group lessons with 5 additional private lessons per week; or, for an entirely personal experience, opt for a course of Private Lessons only!

We also offer a Business Course in Rouen, which is an ideal option for anyone who needs to learn French for work purposes, or in a professional context. Improve your presentation skills, learn how to communicate by telephone or email using French, and sharpen up on your formal letter writing skills!

If you are preparing to sit a DELF or DALF examination, our Exam Preparation course in Lyon just might be the perfect option for you! It will help to familiarise you with the specific examination, and revise in the company of like-minded students.

On specific dates throughout the year (usually once a month) we offer an Intensive + Cookery course, allowing you to combine language learning with French gastronomy! On top of the 15 group French lessons, you will receive 3 cookery lessons, where you will learn to prepare a number of French delicacies, including macarons, eclairs and Normandy apple tart!

Accommodation

Available accommodation

  • Executive Host Family
  • Host Family
  • Student Residence

Immerse yourself fully in the French language and the French way of life, by staying with a host family! Practice your language skills in a warm and welcoming environment with a friendly local family, carefully selected by our colleagues at the school. Choose bed and breakfast for a more independent experience, or if you would like to enhance your language skills as much as possible, opt for half-board (two meals per day) or even full-board (three meals per day)! You can also choose an executive host family which includes a private bathroom.

If you’d prefer to live with your fellow students, we also offer student residence accommodation. The student residence is less that a 10-minute walk from the school and includes private bedrooms with shared living facilities. This type of accommodation includes breakfast each day, which is held in the residence breakfast lounge.

Activities

Our Rouen school also organises an extensive program of activities, allowing you to experience France and test your French with the locals! After French lessons in the morning, visit museums, sample local cuisine on restaurant evenings, enjoy theatre performances and experience much, much more! Saturday excursions include trips to Paris, Monet’s garden at Giverney and the D-Day landing beaches on the Normandy coast.

    Sample activity programme

How to get there

Optional airport transfers upon arrival and/or departure from/to Paris Roissy, Paris Orly, Paris Beauvais or Deauville airports can be arranged upon request. Please note that the transfer service is not included in the cost of the programme and will incur an additional fee.


Location of our school in Rouen

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4.4 / 5
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4.5 / 5
School Staff

4.8 / 5
Average score for our school in Rouen based on 23 previous client reviews.

Student reviews & feedback

Really great, attentive teaching and helpful staff.

Lovely, welcoming family and excellent cooking!

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The three week course was excellent! It was well structured and covered not only french grammar but culture also. The teachers were very helpful and made everyone feel welcome and comfortable regardless of their level. I was the oldest student there but not once did i feel out of place. It was a good learning environment for young and old!

My accomodation was comfortable, private and in a lovely neighbourhood. My hostess was friendly and patient with a good sense of humour :) The only criticism relates to the location - a bit removed from the city center and public transport was sparse to the area on weekends.

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I thought the course was excellent. The accommodation was excellent, i was staying with a host family and they were so nice and friendly and welcoming. The staff at the school were BRILLIANT, i loved almost all my teachers (only one that i didn't take to!) and they were always nice and friendly and helpful. there was one "excursion" - a meal for students and teachers together - that i wished was on every week.

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The quality of teaching & the good humour of the 'profs' made this a thoroughly enjoyable learning opportunity.

Time with my host family contributed to the learning process.

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I really enjoyed it, we covered a variety of topics through a variety of mediums: reading, listening etc. Grammar was interspersed throughout the topics. I stayed with a really friendly family with a clean and comfortable room. I hope to stay in touch with them.

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It was verry good, in 1 week I learned a lot. Everybody was very nice. The family where I stayed was also very nice, very hospitable and you learned a lot from them.

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Professional approach. Welcoming, helpful staff. School is modern clean and well resourced with a very wide range of student nationalities. Excellent studio apartment in modern block. Friendly, helpful staff and well situated for the school (10 minutes on foot).

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The course was well run - focused on conversation but the instructors were well-versed in grammar when needed. Used a 'theme for the week' to teach (I had 'fine arts' and 'global warming') which I enjoyed but those (with less open minds) disliked. Can't say enough good things about the accomodation. The hostess was excellent. She was knowledgeable and experienced and ensured that I was comfortable and I knew what was going on. Super experience. I would have preferred if the school had had more 'field trips'. They had some workshops (making macaroons was excellent!) and trips, but the instructors on the trips, while pleasant, added no real value. I did a lot of things on my own, interacting with the friendly people of Rouen. There was enough to keep me busy for 2 weeks!

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J. Hendriks

It was very nice to be in a class with different nationalities and the teacher was very motivated and explained the material in an understandable way. I wish I could have stayed longer.

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K. Maitland-Brown

Teaching, facilities and admin staff was excellent. My host was lovely-very friendly and helpful with the language.

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I loved the course, and especially my teacher. I must add, all the staff were fabulous.

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H. Broens

The lessons were very interactive and quite diverse, which makes it very agreeable to follow. My hosts were very friendly people, it was really pleasant as well as very useful to stay at this host family.

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The course had a good mix of basic rules of grammar and conversation about daily life and about issus of public interest (ecology, migration, etc). The teachers were excellent.

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School statistics

Nationality (%)


Brazilian (6)
Chinese (10)
Czech (5)
British (4)
German (15)
Italian (2)
Japanese (11)
Dutch (4)
South Korean (7)
Swiss (17)

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* Statistics considered correct at the time of publishing

Student stories on our blog

Rouen – a historic and beautiful city

Medieval Rouen buildingsRouen, the capital of Normandy, is a historic and beautiful city in Northern France with plenty of things to see and do! Rouen is famous for being hugely important during medieval times. It is significantly known as the place where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake, giving a special meaning to this city and making it a place full of historical interest. Read more...

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