French & Wine

French & Wine

Fan of wine ? Whether you are a fine connoisseur or simply a wine lover, come and enter the fascinating world of wine-making and wine-tasting with our French & Wine combined course!

 French & Wine
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Minimum level A2
Minimum level A2
Course with fixed start dates
Course with fixed start dates
1 lesson = 45 minutes
1 lesson = 45 minutes
12 students per group
12 students per group

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20 French lessons per week

Objectives

  • Development of all 4 main language skills: speaking, reading, writing and listening and focus on oral communication
  • Improve vocabulary and core grammar skills
  • Develop knowledge of French culture and civilization
  • Speak and write with fluency and accuracy in every day situation, for professional and/or academic purposes according to the learners’ goals and levels in French.

Course organisation and content

  • Initial level test on Monday morning
  • French course: 20 lessons per week from Monday to Friday
  • International classes of 12 students
  • Homogeneous grouping of students: students are placed in classes according to the results of the initial level test
  • Schedule: classes may take place in the morning or in the afternoon; Please contact us for more information.
  • Qualified, experienced, native French teachers

Methodology

  • Communicative and task-based approach
  • Groups of no more than 12 students to give each learner a bigger amount of time to speak and to encourage conversation and interaction
  • Continuous assessment
  • Extra study outside class
  • Attendance and participation required for fast learning
  • Course certificate based on the number of hours and level in French

Course key features

  • Programmes open to all levels
  • A learning pace tailored to your needs
  • Courses begin every Monday, all year round (except for beginners: fixed start dates) and for the duration of your choice (1 to 12 weeks)
  • Individualised educational follow-up to guarantee the best progression

5 wine sessions / week

5 sessions / week (specialized lessons or visits, tastings, excursions)

2 wine workshops or museum visits and tastings sessions + 3 excursions to visit Châteaux in the most famous wine areas around Bordeaux (Médoc/St Emilion/Graves & Sauternes)

• Discover the many aspects of the Bordeaux wine world : History, trade and development, soils and specificities of each wine (red and white)
• The extreme originality of the production of Bordeaux wines, which is called « assemblage » (blending): become a winemaker for a day and make your own wine
•The secrets of wine making: how raisin turns into wine
• The « Art of Wine Tasting »: 3 steps to read the label on a wine bottle