Tucked away in the winding medieval streets of this ancient town, we offer one-week residential French courses to keen learners wishing to make a leap in their command of the language by immersing themselves in French life.
Our immersion holiday courses are a great way of meeting other people with a common interest. With French courses designed to be fun, we'll make sure that you get plenty of opportunity to enjoy the local cuisine in a convivial atmosphere, along with a programme of excursions to some of the Lot and Dordogne regions' best-known sites (as well as one or two that you might otherwise miss out on!). Gourdon itself is a great little typical French town in a stunning area of rural France, with shops, restaurants, a cinema, sports facilities and several estate agents if you are also here to house hunt.
A residential French course is a great way of consolidating previous language courses and making maximum progress in a short time. Our intensive course is designed to focus on the language tools needed to build real two-way conversation. We also work on your French pronunciation so that you will be able to speak French with more confidence.
Your level will be assessed before the course to make sure you study with students at a similar level to your own. Unlike many other French courses, it is also possible for you to attend one level of French course while your partner attends another level - we all come together for coffee and lunches and the whole group takes the excursions together.
By the end of the week you should be able to think more easily in French and speak French with greater ease and enjoyment. Whether you are looking to move to France, live in France already, want to increase your enjoyment of French holidays or need to polish up for work purposes, there are real benefits to choosing an intensive French course.
We offer two different French courses for you to choose from. Our Full French Course is aimed at beginner through to advanced students and whilst we will cover grammar points if required, the emphasis is on communication with French conversation skills and excursions. We also offer a Free Time Course which takes into account that some of you already live locally and will have opportunities outside of the course to hear and speak French, or that you are perhaps on holiday with family or friends not attending the French course and so would appreciate free afternoons to do other things.