Alliance Française Bourgogne
You speak no French at all? We offer courses for complete beginners. You want to improve, brush up, or widen your knowledge of French and its culture? Enrollments are accepted at any time of the year and classes begin on Mondays. You're a teacher and are interested in organizing a trip abroad for your students? We can help you plan by offering tailor-made language courses, sight-seeing outings, introductions to French life and culture, and finding appropriate accomodations, all according to your needs. We offer General French Courses at all levels of the CECR (Cadre Europeen Commun de Reference), and we are an accredited examination center for the TEF and the Alliance Française Certificates. Burgundy is world-renowned for having one of the richest and most varied French cuisine: escargot, Burgundy beef stew, cassis (black currents), coq au vin, a wide array of regional cheeses, poached-eggs in red wine sauce... and of course mustard! We organize visits to the workshops of local craftsmen, such as pastry bakers, printers, a lute maker, visits to the regional daily newspaper, an escargot-raising farm, a local radio station, a barrel-maker (cooper) for wine, a barge trip on one of the many regional canals, a tour of the Chateau du Clos de Vougeot, and trips to Paris. Each month, we offer a themed guided tour of a different local museums.
La Cardere - Institut Culturel de Langue Française
We speak French all day long! We apply the 60 hours total immersion "identité française" method involving 45 hours of conversation (excursions and visits with guide, meals, sports and walks) and 15 hours of classroom theory a week, with a different program each week (theory and excursions). To make the stay and lessons as personal as possible, we restrict the number of non-French-speaking participants to between 3 and maximum 6. The Centre is located in the middle of Bresse at an altitude of 200 m between the Burgundy region and the Jura Mountains. Students will have a chance to explore these famous regions during their stay. We go out on four excursions with a guide each week by bus, eventually by bicycle or on foot (all included in the price).
Location: Frontenaud (near Mâcon)
Centre International d'Études Françaises
Learn French in the heartland of Burgundy! Come and discover, at the heart of Europe, a region rich in history and boasting a century old heritage, with a flourishing architectural past, art and gastronomy the whole spectrum of French culture is represented here, fittingly completing the background for our world famous Burgundy vintages. THE CIEF our own Centre for French Studies has been in Burgundy for over a century now. Every year we welcome more than 1500 students and teachers from all around the globe and either introduce them to our language and culture, prepare them for their future curricula or help them complete their training as language teachers. Our highly experienced faculty and staff as well as facilities suitable for providing both training and accomodation are available year round for regular classes as well as for intensive courses. Do not hesitate in contacting us, we shall strive to make your stay in Burgundy as pleasant and profitable as possible. Dijon is Both a historical capital and a modern university town, the Burgundy city, a mere 1h40 train ride away from Paris is a place rife where history and modernity come together with the economical and industrial dynamics of the region.
Corcelle : French immersion in France
Corcelle organises one-to-one French total immersion in France with highly intensive courses for professionals, business people and executives. We also offer residential french language seminars for diplomats. Corcelle provides intensive individual French training. The programme is full-time, with constant interaction and language development. It consists of 50 hours per week. While morning lessons are essentially devoted to programmed learning, afternoon activities include role-plays, telephone exercises, presentations and case studies. A daily revision cassette specially prepared for you by your teachers is included in the programme. At Corcelle, you are involved with French throughout your stay: you work on developping your French skills every minute of the day, during your individual lessons with your trainers, with teachers and other participants over meals and at coffee breaks or just in a quiet discussion in the library. You have a suite comprising a single bedroom with private facilities, a study-room with T.V., radio and cassetteplayer. Breakfast and lunch are served in the center, dinner is at one of the nearby restaurants. The center is located in Sigy-le-Châtel, a small village near Cluny, in southern Burgundy. The beautiful countryside surrounding the school is ideal for walking, jogging, cycling, horse-riding and other outdoor activities.
Location: near Cluny