French School in Normandy

French School in Normandy

French School in Normandy
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Take French courses in Rouen, the historic capital of Normandy. It is one of the university cities in France par excellence.

Live in France for a few weeks or months and attend a language school where you can learn, improve your French language skills and meet new friends of other nationalities. In your free time go sightseeing, work or study! Paris is 2 hours away! 

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  • study abroad Rouen France
  • age from 16 to 99 years old
  • Language French
  • dates All year round
  • length From 2 weeks
  • price from 1290 EUR
French School in Normandy : Description

Accredited French school in Rouen

Learn French in France at one of the best-accredited language schools selected for you by The French school is located in the center-west of Rouen. Easy access to the school (metro stop 300 meters).

Facilities and staff

  • Creation: 1992
  • Accreditation: IALC, FLE
  • 12 classrooms
  • Cafeteria
  • WIFI
  • Library
  • Highly qualified French teachers

French courses in Rouen

  • Type of course: General French, 15 (9am to 1pm) or 25 (9am to 1pm + 2 to 4pm) courses/week (on request, possibilities to take DELF/DALF exam preparation, French and Cuisine, private classes); the course also includes 5 hours of clubs per week
  • Course content: Vocabulary, communicative French, writing skills, listening skills, grammar
  • Course duration: 60 minutes.
  • Number of students per class: 12 students maximum of different citizenship
  • Number of classrooms: 12
  • Test on arrival: yes

There are groups at 6 different levels from beginnersto advanced students and courses start every Monday.On the first day there is an evaluation and needs analysis session in themorning and on the first afternoon the school offer a free orientation sessionfor new students, introducing them to the city of Rouen. . In the afternoons, theproject-based workshops are designed to help you overcome any difficulties thatyou may have as well as enabling you to work at your own pace on differenttopics.

METHOD the school puts the emphasis on active communication and thelanguage and culture of today’s France. They use the communicative and task-based method which is student-centered for personal attention.

General French courses are based on communicative French and structural progression in the mornings. Class times are 9.30am to 1.00pm, including a 30-minute recess from 11am to 11.30am.  Students are encouraged and facilitated to use the language learned in the course. This covers all aspects of French language skills – speaking, listening, reading and writing as well as pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar activities.

In the afternoons between 2.00pm to 4.00pm, the lessons are organized through a series of workshops based on specific skills and cultural topics:

  • Monday: Vocabulary and reading
  • Tuesday: Written comprehension and writing skills
  • Wednesday: Listening skills and French life and culture
  • Thursday: Oral comprehension
  • Friday: Speaking

CLASS CHANGES Youwill be placed in class according to the level you achieve in your entry tests.

There is also an option to do for instance 50/50. Halfof the time group classes and half of the time one on one. Or 15 hr group + 5hr individual per week. Inquire after the possibilities

Courses are given only in French. It‘s really thebest way to learn a language! At the school the maximum number in the group is12 students. This gives you every opportunity to speak. After the lessons, takethe time to speak French with the other students even if you are not in thesame group. It is an ideal opportunity to get to know each other and to practice your French. Your teacher will give you homework to check if you haveunderstood the various points tackled in class. This work will be corrected inclass the following day. So it is very important to do it in order to not slowdown the rhythm of the group. In the afternoon classes, we offer you a variedprogram of workshops.  If you havebooked the semi-intensive course but are interested in one of our afternoonworkshops, you can sign up for it. The cost is 30 € per afternoon, payable whenyou book. 

Read our blog about the benefits of taking french courses in France instead of in your home country: 5 benefits of taking a French course in France

Dates of French courses in Rouen

It's you who chooses the length of the program and the dates when you would like to travel. But, please note that: 

  • Arrival date: Sunday
  • Departure date: Saturday
  • French courses in Rouen: From Monday to Friday

Book French courses in Rouen with or without accommodation for adults and students of all levels! 

What would be the best moment to register?

Any time during the year but at least 4-6 weeks before the starting date. You can start any Monday you wish (apart from absolute beginners, who have fixed dates). We still recommend booking as early as possible for the high season in order to provide you with the accommodation of your choice.

Would it be possible to share accommodation with my partner or friend?

Yes, this is possible in the student residence, in the aparthotel and in a hotel, and on request in a host family. 

French School in Normandy : Video
French School in Normandy : Activities

Rouen, the city of a hundred bell towers

Rouen is famous for its history (medieval city), beautiful landscapes, its fine regional cook and of course the friendly welcome offered by the people. This North-West French city is in the capital of Normandy and the Seine-Maritime department. The city, also known as the ‘Ville aux cent clochers’ dear to Victor Hugo, has preserved much of its historical centre which is now largely composed of pedestrian streets. As you walk through the historical centre, past half-timbered houses, discover architectural treasures for example Gothic monuments like the Notre Dame Cathedral, St Ouen Abbey, Saint Maclou Church and the Palais de Justice, or Renaissance style monuments like the Gros Horloge, Saint Maclou Ossuary. Or you can also follow in the steps of Richard the Lionheart, Joan of Arc, Pierre Corneille or Gustave Flaubert, some of the many characters who have been part of Rouen’s history.
After your day treasure hunting, come and enjoy cultural events and performances throughout the summer period, for example, the ‘From Monet to Pixels’ light show on the façade of the Cathedral which transforms the impressive gothic monument into a huge painting canvas with images inspired by Claude Monet’s paintings. An amazing and impressive show! Finally, after a busy day in Rouen, you can enjoy a well-earned rest savoring the cuisine in some local restaurants. Enjoy our French school in Rouen!

The French school in Rouen offers optional paid or free activities:

  • Excursions to visit some castles
  • Day trip to Mont Saint Michel, Paris, Deauville, Bayeux...
  • Fun activities: bowling, Laser Game, Ice skating
  • A lot more!
French School in Normandy : Accommodation
  • Host family: single room; half board on weekdays (breakfast and evening meals), and full board on weekends and bank holidays. 
  • Hotels and Residence: On request

French School in Normandy : Prices

French courses in Normandy

Prices for a longer stay on request.

How to arrive to Rouen?

  • By train: Gare de Rouen-Rive-Droite 
  • Private transfer (additional cost apply)

You can take a train to Rouen from Paris.

How do I get to my accommodation in Rouen?

  • By Taxi, bus or subway. Near the train station in Rouen there are buses and subways
  • Transfer possibilities: from Paris Charles de Gaulle (private transfer: 300 EUR each way; shared transfer : 200 EUR each way)

Price includes

  • Administration fees
  • Accommodation in host family (for other options please ask for a quote)
  • Courses (see options) and course material, workbooks, access to online platform, information pack
  • Support, assistance and 24/7 Hotline during the whole program

Price does not include

  • International airfare
  • International Travel insurance
  • Visa, passport and medical exam fees
  • Airport pick-up and transfers
  • Extra activities organized by the school
  • Personal expenses and pocket money
  • Medical and Emergency Repatriation Insurance (maybe provided by Nacel for an extra cost)
  • Application fees (65 euros)
French School in Normandy : Eligibility
  • Age: 16+
  • Minimum language level: absolute beginner

Complete Beginners: Minimum 2 weeks of an intensive course are compulsory + specific dates of start of courses

Insurance: You must have both health and personal liability insurance before your arrival in France. Please ensure that you have these documents in your possession to prove that you are insured. Health insurance permits eventual medical fees to be taken charge of. Personal Liability insurance covers any eventual compensation to the family or school in the event that you cause damage to the accommodation of family possessions. If you are not covered by an insurance, you might be asked to pay for the damages. Nacel International offer insurance packages, please inquire after the possibilities.

How do I get a Visa? We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the language school will provide you with all the documentation you need to support your successful visa application. 

French School in Normandy : Testimonials

Caroline enjoyed her stay in Rouen very much. She particularly liked the family and said she learned a lot from them. She felt very safe and well taken care of. Caroline enjoyed meeting the other students from all the other countries.
We are very pleased with the program and are very grateful to her host family.


I am in France studying French.  I would like to do university in France in the future, maybe at the Sorbonne. I would like to have 2 majors: French and History. The food has much less sugar than in the US, and it tastes more natural. I visited the Château d’Amboise, the Clos Lucé et the Chateau Gaillard. I’m fond of Castles. In Paris I hope to visit Place de la Concorde, Château de Vincennes, Château de Fontainebleau and Château de Versailles. It is my passion. I love France and I hope to live here one day. I really want to learn how to speak French properly, this is why I’m here! 

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