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French school in Montpellier: Accent Français

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4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Overall school rating of Accent Français, Montpellier
Ranked #3 of 8 French schools in Montpellier
School
Location of the school
4.9 

Rating: 4.9/5.0

Facilities
3.7 

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Social activities
4.0 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Organisation
4.2 

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Course
Quality of teaching
4.3 

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Value for money
4.0 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay
4.3 

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Shared Flat (apartment)
3.8 

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Overall school rating by student age group
Students < 18 years
4.1 

Rating: 4.1/5.0

(14)
Students 18-30 years
4.2 

Rating: 4.2/5.0

(59)
Students 31-49 years
4.2 

Rating: 4.2/5.0

(50)
Students 50+ years
4.3 

Rating: 4.3/5.0

(38)
What we like about the school
  • Winner of the STM Star Awards five years in a row.
  • Apartment - shared / Residence accommodation very close to school
  • Excellent nationality mix. No student nationality makes up more than 15% of students.
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students.
  • Learning progress guarantee.
  • E-learning platform.
  • Electronic whiteboards in all classrooms.
What we dislike about the school
  • Younger students should consider that the average age of students at this school is significantly higher than at most other schools.
  • Lessons are 45 minutes long, which is shorter than in other schools.
How we create the points regarding what we like/dislike about a school

Location: Accent Francais is in the heart of the historical centre of Montpellier, a few steps from Place de la Comédie, and in close quarters to the city’s tourist attractions. The school is only 15km away from the city’s picturesque natural beaches. Students can look forward to enjoying some of the world’s largest vineyards along with places like the Pope’s palace, Avignon, Nimes, Pont du Guard and plenty of naturally scenic locales.

Travelling around: The school has an excellent location within the city, with a tram station practically opposite their entrance and plenty of bus stops scattered throughout the streets nearby. The Montpellier Saint-Roch train station is a short walk from the school, whose line stretches across the Mediterranean coast.

Course selection: There are state-of-the-art facilities and a robust curriculum for all courses at Accent Francais. Students can take general French courses as well as more intensive higher education courses for those aspiring to university education. In the summer months there are a selection of junior courses for teenagers. A holistic approach to education is used at the school, and this is reflected in their courses on food, cooking, volunteering as well as internship opportunities that help students deepen their understanding of the French language in a real world setting.

Additional information: Excursions and after class activities are available year round at Accent Francais, so students can interact with other students at the school as well as experience the diversity of the surrounding area.
  • The language school Accent Français was founded in Montpellier, France in 1998.
  • Legal name / parent company: Accent Français SARL
  • Tax registration ID: FR75423636851

French Courses

General Language
Junior
Work & Study
Business
Exam Preparation
Specialty Courses

Information for all courses offered by Accent Français

Comments about courses

An activity or excursion is organised to compensate classes missed due to public holidays.

Accent Français offers 2 x 1,5 hour workshops/pedagogical sessions each week which are open to all students, free of charge, if they do not already have a class scheduled at that time.

Lesson duration
45 minutes
School's administrative fee
80.00 €
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.
Days without class
In 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
29 Mar 2024, 01 Apr 2024, 08 May 2024, 20 May 2024, 15 Aug 2024, 01 Nov 2024, 11 Nov 2024, 01 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2024 - 23 Dec 2024, 31 Dec 2024.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via an online form.

Lessons needed per French language level

Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 80 4
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 160 8
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 180 9
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 200 10
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 220 11
C2 Proficiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Free airport pickup for all junior courses (both ways)
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students
  • INCLUDED Learning progress guarantee
  • INCLUDED Elearning platform
Note: All courses offered by Accent Français, Montpellier can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net at a lower price than what you pay when booking directly at the school or at the school's website. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

Videos & Photos

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  • Accent Français - General School Video3/7
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  • Accent Français - Junior Program5/7
  • Accent Français - Student Interviews6/7
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  • On the beach
    On the beach1/36
  • Public transport
    Public transport2/36
  • Chatting between lessons
    Chatting between lessons3/36
  • Enjoying Montpellier
    Enjoying Montpellier4/36
  • Local cuisine
    Local cuisine5/36
  • Montpellier at night
    Montpellier at night6/36
  • City tour
    City tour7/36
  • Excursion
    Excursion8/36
  • In front of the school during the break
    In front of the school during the break9/36
  • At the school reception
    At the school reception10/36
  • Inside the school during the break
    Inside the school during the break11/36
  • At the students lounge during the break
    At the students lounge during the break12/36
  • At the students lounge during the break
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  • Seeing Montpellier
    Seeing Montpellier 14/36
  • Views of Montpellier
    Views of Montpellier15/36
  • Streets of Montpellier
    Streets of Montpellier16/36
  • Students in Montpellier
    Students in Montpellier17/36
  • Learning in the classroom
    Learning in the classroom 18/36
  • Students have a French lesson
    Students have a French lesson19/36
  • Accent Francais classroom
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  • Students in the classroom at Accent Français
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  • French lesson at Accent Français
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  • Lesson taking place
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  • reception area
    reception area24/36
  • Example lesson
    Example lesson25/36
  • Team at Accent Français
    Team at Accent Français26/36
  • Accommodation in Montpellier
    Accommodation in Montpellier27/36
  • Accommodation lounge
    Accommodation lounge28/36
  • Accommodation kitchen
    Accommodation kitchen 29/36
  • Touring Montpellier
    Touring Montpellier30/36
  • 31/36
  • Sites
    Sites32/36
  • walking tour
    walking tour33/36
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing34/36
  • Sunset
    Sunset35/36
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Accent Français

“For more than 20 years, we have at heart to pull together different nationalities and cultures and to offer them the best of France, join us now !”
Virginie Courau
– 
Virginie Courau
Director of Accent Français
Accreditations and Quality seals
FLEIALCPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalCampus France
French teacher qualifications
100% hold a university degree
100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Students should arrive at 8:15
Student gender mix
40% male / 60% female
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Accent Français and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoEurocard - logoCash payment - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Library

  • Daily press

  • Movie rental

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Self-study areas

  • Free coffee

  • Free WIFI

  • Non-smoking (all indoor areas, but not all outdoor areas of school)

  • Smoking zones (outdoors)

  • Tourist information

  • Assistance with entrance ticket purchases

  • Assistance with organizing transportation

  • Guidance for further higher education (paid)

  • Internship placement guidance service (paid)

  • Facilities for islamic students

    • Homestay option that can prepare halal food

    • Homestay option for female islamic students where no men are living in household and that prepare halal food

    • Arabic homestays available

    • There are many mosques and other places to pray for all religions in Montpellier, we are available to explain to our students where to go. An extra cost for a special diet is applied for halal (+35€/week) if Homestay with half board
  • Classroom equipment

    • Electronic whiteboard in all classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in most classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 12
    Number of public PC workstations: 5
    Paid parking (<500m)

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Accessible Toilet

    • Wheelchair access to reception

    • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

    • We are used to greet partially sighted students.

Additional comment about facilities of school

Resource centre where students can go to work autonomously A teacher is also available on afternoons (see details at school reception) to answer all pedagogical-related questions (tutoring sessions) Magazines Books * DVDs

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
Adult courses - In summer: 200
Adult courses - Throughout the year: 100
Junior courses - In summer: 40
Junior courses - Throughout the year: 15
Minimum age of students
16 years
16 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 5
Adult courses Throughout the year: 5
Junior courses In summer: 2
Junior courses Throughout the year: 5
Average age of students
In summer: 29 years
Throughout the year: 29 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Montpellier-Mediterranee Airport:
70 € one way
140 € return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport (MPL).
More information about airports around Montpellier and how to get from the airport to Montpellier on your own here on our Montpellier page.

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
No
Express shipment fee (via courier)
170 €
Free shipment via regular mail
Yes
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet5 km
Baseball-
Basketball5 km
Cooking-
Dancing-
Diving15 km
Field Hockey-
Football (soccer)5 km
Golf15 km
Horse riding15 km
Ice Hockey-
Music-
Rugby5 km
Sailing15 km
Skiing250 km
Squash2 km
Swimming-
Table Tennis5 km
Tennis2 km
Volleyball2 km
Windsurfing15 km
Yoga-

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

- Guided tour of Montpellier according to calendar
- Language exchange evening twice a week
- Going out to a café/bar once a week
- Visit a museum
- Pedagogical workshop once a week

Adults - Paid activities

- Yoga class
- Cooking class
- Wine tasting
- Chocolate tasting
- Cheese tasting
- Macarons tasting
- Pétanque workshop

Excursions to nearby cities every weekend, all year round, can include:
- Marseille
- Nîmes
- Avignon
- Carcassonne
- Arles and Baux de Provence
- Aix en Provence

Junior - Free activities

- Guided tour of Montpellier according to calendar
- Going out to a café/bar once a week
- Visit a museum
- Pedagogical workshop once a week

Junior - Paid activities

Activities can include:
- Bowling
- Aquarium
- Laser game
- Pétanque workshop

Excursions to nearby cities every weekend, all year round, can include:
- Marseille
- Nîmes
- Avignon
- Carcassonne
- Arles and Baux de Provence
- Aix en Provence
Video about leisure activities at Accent Français Montpellier
Adult Sample Activity Programme
Adult Sample Activity Programme

Accommodation

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Student opinions about Accent Français, Montpellier

Verified reviews only, uncensored. All student opinions from students who booked a course at the school with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Best thing about this school - apart from it being in Montpellier, which is a great town, beautiful, relaxed and friendly - was the teachers, who are excellent and very sympathique. The other people in my class (B2 level) were great too, and their average level of French was very good, which I think must have been at least in part due to the quality of the teaching at this school, which several of them had been attending for some time. There is a fairly strong emphasis on speaking, which I liked a lot because that is the hardest of the four macro skills to master, and it's certainly the one I needed most help with. Writing is not neglected either.
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5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay with Use of Kitchen
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Other comments Only problem here was the organisation of the accommodation: I had requested "Chez l'habitant, chambre avec accès cuisine" but was placed in a shared appartment (collocation) with other foreign students, who all spoke English to me. But the school's admin staff were very responsive and quickly placed me in a more suitable home. On the whole, the school seemed quite well organised. I was particularly impressed by their emphasis on students being punctual and making sure that classes always start on time.
School's reply: Merci Nathaniel !! It is really great to read your positive feedback, especially as you were not totally satisfied at first, but we managed to make things awesome for you, thanks for taking the time to post it !!
Course: Standard - 4 weeks
29. Nov. 2015
Liked
I spent 15 weeks at Accent Francais in Montpelier from Sept-Dec. The staff and the teachers were all wonderful. David was my teacher for morning classes the whole time and I’m very glad he was. He’s SO patient with all the newbies and eager to teach new skills, too. Great sense of humor and excellent teaching techniques. Marie was my afternoon teacher and was able to be both structured in her teaching and personable with the students. I really enjoyed her classes. Virginia, the director, was open to feedback, and fun to be around. The school is small in terms of actual square footage, but provided what we needed. I really loved my time there.
Disliked
As I mentioned to the director, I would've appreciated a more structured approach to the syllabus shared with the students. It would be helpful to have a syllabus that lets us know what we would be covering each week/day and what overall competencies we should expect with each level achievement. That would make any changes such as a teacher out sick, etc., seamless as then any substitute could just refer to the syllabus and continue the planned lessons.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Your progress will depend (in my opinion) on your personal desire and dedication to continuing your learning outside the classroom.
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4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: I took 25 weeks of the intensive (morning and afternoon) classes. At times -- as a beginner -- I felt overwhelmed without enough time to process all the new info daily. In hindsight, I think it would've been better for me to start with just the morning classes and then taken on adding afternoon classes once I had a basic grasp of things.
Other comments I would recommend this school because of the overall atmosphere of friendliness, location, and quality of the teachers.
Course: Intensive Course, Week 1 Standard Course - 15 weeks
23. Jun. 2023
Liked
The school is located in the heart of Montpellier, that is always ideal. The building is old and nice too, but classrooms vary a lot, some are nice and big, but others are very small and uncomfortable. Teachers were all nice, they have a lot of activities, some are free to join, like playing petanque, watching movies, even (simple) dance lessons. On the weekends the city trips where a bit overpriced for me so I did not join that.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Montpellier is realy the best place to study French, probably because it is a student city with some universities. It is not too big and it has a nice atmosphere. For people who like wine it is perfect, a lot of nice winebars, and in the summer they have a wine festival every Friday where you can try local wines for a cheap price. For eating I recommend the "Flunch", it's very cheap and pretty good, and you can always get some more. For accomodation I recommend you try searching for something yourself on the internet - like a student room in the summer months. That's what I did and I was lucky in finding a good room in the centre. Some classmates had to travel a long way to school, try to avoid that.
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Rating: 5/5.0

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5.0

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5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School's reply: Thanks Joost, your comments are making us eager to go ahead !! We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and all hope you are taking care of your French :-)
Course: Standard - 4 weeks
11. Sep. 2010
Liked
- It is possible to change levels. - It is interactive, everyone is encouraged to speak and take on tasks. - The teachers all speak very clearly and at a good speed - The tasks and topics are very varied. The programme changes every week. - Requests are catered for during the lessons (e.g. repetition of grammar) - Lessons in small groups
Disliked
It would have been cool to get more information on grammar. However, you can easily find this online.
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5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Completely sufficient. I would recommend extending a week rather than choosing the intensive course. This gives you more time to explore the city.
Other comments The team is super friendly. I thought it was very cool that everyone introduced themselves at the beginning and you really get the feeling that they also remember all the names and faces. They cater to individual wishes and try to organise your trip as well as possible.
Course: Standard Course [French] - 2 weeks
13. Nov. 2023
Liked
I had an amazing experience.. As I've mentioned before everything was much better than I thought. It's not very easy to go to a new country where you don't know what you will find. The support that I got from the school staff and my teachers was great.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Don't miss lunch in the terrace it is the best way to improve your French and make new friends.
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5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

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5.0

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5.0

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5.0

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5.0

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5.0

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Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Well, it was such great experience, and now I can see how I've improved my French languages skills. School staff are Amazing, Great and very professional. What should I say about all the teachers that I had?? Amazing, 10 out of 10. And one of the best things so far last year was deciding to go to Accent Français, it was Amazing, and I cant wait to be back in September.
Other comments Thanks for such a great experience. I rate the school 10 out of 10 because it was great and I loved the school and the atmosphere from my first day to my last day. Super thanks to everyone that has made it so enjoyable....
Course: Standard Course - 12 weeks
1. Apr. 2019
Liked
I really liked the service, they are always willing to improve your experience. You can ask them anything and they will gladly help you. They also have very nice facilities and offer different activities that will help you to learn.
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5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Studio in Student Residence - BeeLodge Observatoire
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Everything is amazing: atmosphere, excursions, teachers, location! I really enjoyed the course.
Course: Intensive Course - 3 weeks
25. Jun. 2019
Liked
My host family was excellent. We spoke every evening during dinner, which I really appreciated. I spoke more at home than in class. The teacher was good, but not the best I have ever had. I also liked the cooking classes.
Disliked
I liked the teachers in the cooking classes, but the number of students was excessive, about 20 give or take. This meant that the work/meal was divided between smaller groups, each responsible for a part of the whole meal. I understand that, but the first day, I chopped some vegetables, measured the weight of some ingredients on the scale, and watched others do their tasks. I took a cooking class in Lyon a few years ago. There were 7 of us and it was about right. In that class we all heard the instructions for each dish. In THIS course, each group was focused on their own part and couldn’t focus on any other parts of the dish. While I liked that there were students from 3 language schools in Montpellier, perhaps a less ambitious meal and a choice of time slots would be better for all to lear cooking techniques and theory.
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4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

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4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

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4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: French + Cooking [French] - 1 week
2. Aug. 2022
Liked
+ central location + on request, alternating morning and afternoon lessons made possible (instead of only afternoon lessons) + teachers and people are very nice + many leisure activities
Disliked
I hope that they will implement weekly morning and afternoon classes, and not only afternoon classes, as we had previously thought; at our insistence, they were kind enough to change it. I would have been very happy to have a room that was accessible for breaks. We always had to go out to eat. (But that's rather harsh criticism now). The rooms could be a bit bigger, we were sometimes very cramped in the room.
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5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

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4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

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4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Course: French + DELF/DALF preparation - 4 weeks
2. Aug. 2023
Liked
I really liked the atmosphere, the staff is smart, friendly and helpful. The teachers know their stuff! It was interesting, informative and exciting!
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Unfortunately, I stayed there only for one week. You'd better book at least a 2-4 weeks course. You fully immerse in the environment, the adaptation process takes 3-4 days. In my case, I just got used to it and I had to go back. You can extend the courses , but my time was limited. This is a city of students, very beautiful, modern, located on the shores of the Mediterranean, which can be reached directly by tram. Lots of impressions! I'm very grateful to my host, Alda. She helped a lot with the language, she spoke French all the time and explained the things I didn't understand in other French words. Thanks to her, I immersed into the French atmosphere completely!
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5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments A wonderful organization of classes and activities; they offer different programs and activities every day, like watching a film, a tour in the city or outside the city, meetings in a cafe, French cuisine lessons!
Course: French + Cooking - 1 week
4. May. 2018
Liked
The systematics and organization. 3 teachers - get to know different styles. Unfortunately, the lessons always took place in the afternoon
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Excursions are very well organized and fun
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Studio in Student Residence - BeeLodge Observatoire
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Other comments For the price, the accommodation was not good. In particular, the volume was very disturbing and because of the heat it really has been a negative factor.
Course: Intensive - 4 weeks
5. Sep. 2014
Liked
The teachers were enthusiastic and skilled, and it was great to share the experience with students from all over the world.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Try to speak French all the time, not just in class.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

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City/place
5.0

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Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

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Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay with Use of Kitchen
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments Fantastic experience.
Course: Intensive - 6 weeks
12. Jan. 2017
Liked
The classes, the excursions and how well organised everything was. I really liked the teachers (Lucie and Emmanuelle) too.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Do the excursions with Jean Paul and stay with a host family
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments I have already done a language course in Italy and one in New Caledonia, but Accent Français has been the best value and most productive program I have done.
School's reply: Hello Kelly,Thank you sooo much for your very nice comments! It was a pleasure to welcome you at the school, and we do everything in our power for the students to feel home away from home at school and in their accommodations :-)We hope to see you again soon in sunny Montpellier!Take care
Course: Intensive - 2 weeks
22. Jul. 2014
Liked
Admittedly slightly aged and noisy but with a warm, friendly atmosphere. Good combination of teacher personalities.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Do get a bike during your stay. Do not study too intensely, make sure to enjoy the surroundings and street music as well. Sete is a nice excursion destination with good and cheap seafood. Keep a water bottle at hand, as well as headset for the phone with dictionary and translation.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

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City/place
5.0

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Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

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Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

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School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments I have visited other organizers in France but Accent Francais is so far the best.
Course: French + Cooking [Franska] - 2 weeks
29. Oct. 2018
Liked
Friendly staff, concern for your progress and teaching methods that actually got me to speak French!!!
Insider tips about what future students should not miss For very short term like one week or even two, better taking private lessons. If longer stay try to find a shared flat or live with a family - you boost your improving by using outside what you have learned at school.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments Very pleased with my progress, for me really worth the money. However still things to note: very busy July-Aug so maybe avoid summer for smaller classes etc - really makes a difference.
Course: General
5. Aug. 2005
Liked
The teachers were all amazing and the mix of students from all over the world was fantastic.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Don't be shy to speak! Even if you aren't sure, just try to say something in a French accent! :)
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

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City/place
5.0

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Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Other
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments The classrooms are really close to each other, sometimes the sound is distracting.
Course: Intensive - 4 weeks
21. Dec. 2016
Liked
The teachers are professional but also fun. The learning experience was very enjoyable.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss The extracurricular programme is extensive & a great way to get to know other students & the city.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

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City/place
4.0

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Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

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School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments They are doing a great job. I would like to return next year.
Course: French + Cooking - 1 week
9. Sep. 2019
Liked
Mathieu was really nice and Jean Paul as well. Intensive classes were very good.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Studio in Student Residence - BeeLodge Observatoire
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments In some of the classes, lights are not bright enough.
Course: Intensive - 4 weeks
1. Sep. 2014
Liked
Very well organised and teachers were professional, friendly and very patient.
Disliked
The very broad mixture of ages in the class was at times difficult, especially for the teacher. I purposefully chose a class outside of northern hemisphere vacation hoping that I would avoid a majority of school aged students, but I was mistaken. Most students were still teenagers. Those on programs organised by their schools basically behaved like it was a school excursion and did not appear interested at all. Their constant chatting and inattention was challenging and the topics of practice conversation were limited to a much younger age group. Nevertheless, the teachers were clearly experienced in dealing with this type of behaviour and managed well. I would have much preferred a class of somewhat more mature students, but I can imagine that just depends on who has enrolled for that week.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

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Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

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5.0

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School organization
5.0

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Social activities
5.0

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Quality of teaching / language progress: The cooking course was amazing and just so much fun. The students came from a variety of language schools across Montpelier and a huge variety of nations. The chef teacher was fantastic and so patient. There were lots of laughs and the food we cooked was, somewhat surprisingly given our skill level, delicious.
Other comments There are many language schools in Montpelier and it is difficult to know which to choose. Accent Francais was very efficient and professional. The location is great - just opposite the main train station, and very close to all the wonderful sights and experiences in Montpelier. The teachers were terrific and clearly well trained and experienced. The experience with the school students I described was not isolated to Accent Francais. It was a common complaint from students from other language schools in Montpelier (whom I met in the cooking classes). Obviously these school programs provide good business to the language schools, but perhaps there is a time of year when there are far less school students which could be advertised? Please note that I am a high school teacher. I completely understand adolescent and school trip behaviour and these students were just acting as any other young people do away from home.
Course: French + Cooking - 1 week
17. Oct. 2022
Liked
I liked the quality of the teaching and the way the classes were conducted.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay Executive
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments The only thing which I was disappointed in was on my last day, the teacher was absent and she was not replaced. I feel when paying quite a lot of money for a course that there should be a substitute teacher employed by the school in the case of absence.
School's reply: Merci Gavin, thanks for posting your feedback here, I can understand you were disappointed. It is very hard for us to organize a substitute teacher last minute, but we will work on that of course.
Course: Combined 1 (20 Group + 4 Individual) + Standard 20 - 2 weeks
22. Sep. 2015
Liked
The best thing was the dedicated teachers and the reasonably sized group.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss In my accommodation they used tags and not keys for entering the building.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Room on University Campus (Summer only)
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: More unclear than in other schools. I knew teaching could be in the afternoon. My classes were between 16.15-19.30 which I perceive more as afternoon/evening. The cultural program means that you pay for part of the general activity program in advance. I thought it was a specific program. I also couldn't take part in all the activities because it was at the same time as my classes.
Other comments No one answered the emergency number when I could not enter my accommodation.
Course: French + Culture Programme - 2 weeks
4. Aug. 2019
Liked
The teachers were fantastic - really friendly and very good teachers
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Stay at the residence under the school
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Room in a Shared Flat
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments When I arrived the number I called to get me into the accommodation was Nicole who did not speak any English so I had to get someone to translate for me. This was not very good for my first experience in Montpellier
Course: Intensive course - 1 week
19. Nov. 2013
Liked
Location, well-prepared teachers, level customized training course
Insider tips about what future students should not miss I stayed private, and it was very comfortable! But - for the linguistic dividend is it better to stay with a host family!
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: French for Teachers of French - 1 week
17. Oct. 2016
Liked
Teachers and staff are very nice. The atmosphere of the school.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss School excursion to St-Guilhem-le-Désert (countryside near Montpellier) Cinema club every Thursday
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay with Use of Kitchen
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments Flexible with DELF course, good quality
School's reply: Merci Emi, it is so good to know that we organized such a great experience for you, merci !!
Course: Standard - 6 weeks
16. Feb. 2016
Liked
The school is in a really impressing, central located building!
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments I really was very satisfied with the school offer. If there was one thing to critisize, it is that the teachers were often "too friendly" with students, that were not very serious about the class progress. In my class there were many young girls chatting and laughing all the time. I wish there would have been a little more discipline from time to time.
Course: General
20. Apr. 2005
Liked
Master Antoine. Jean Paul Guide. My group. Leisure offers.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay with Use of Kitchen
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments I will recommend it to my students, colleagues and friends.
School's reply: Merci Inna, merci beaucoup !! We are so happy to read you enjoyed your stay with us that much, thank you :-)
Course: Standard - 1 week
16. May. 2016
Liked
Atmosphere, quality of teaching, helpful reception staff
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Ask for a student card at reception. The card gets you student discounts (eg, cinema). It is really good.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay with Use of Kitchen
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: French + Exam Preparation - 12 weeks
14. Dec. 2015
Liked
Communication with teachers and students, activities
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Intensive Course - 3 weeks
2. Oct. 2018
Liked
The one-on-one course and instructor were excellent.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss The individual classroom experience for me was a very good choice.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay with Use of Kitchen
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Other comments Much better experience with Accent Français than with my first language course.
Course: One-to-One - 1 week
18. May. 2015
Liked
The teachers are very polite, very well explained.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Intensive - 1 week
2. Sep. 2016
Liked
Good teachers and friendly staff at the office.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Book the intensive course for at least a few weeks. It's worth it.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Studio in Student Residence - BeeLodge Observatoire
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Intensive Course [French] - 13 weeks
11. Jun. 2018

Student Testimonial Videos

Note: The video testimonials of students from Accent Français have been provided by the school and schools do not usually publish negative testimonials. For uncensored reviews read what our students report about their stay at Accent Français.

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Questions and answers about Accent Français

  • The yoga school offers either Vinyasa Yoga or Ashtanga Yoga at different times. A total of 6 sessions of yoga per week are included. You will be informed of the timetable when you make your booking. Due to the French lessons you will probably have yoga in the afternoon/evening. We recommend that you only leave on Saturday afternoon or Sunday, because there is also an Ashtanga Yoga unit on Saturday morning that you definitely don't want to miss.
    Sabine Krafack, LanguageCourse.Net - Dec 12, 2022
  • The cooking classes are really designed to meet, speak French, learn the vocabulary of the kitchen and have fun while cooking recipes together. They're usually simple, though, and here's an example of what we did when I visited them a couple of weeks ago:
    - Soufflé de Courge (break eggs, beat egg whites until stiff, prepare pumpkin)
    - Poisson au beurre d'herbes et pürée de carottes (e.g. peel, boil and puree carrots, prepare herb butter, bread and bake fish fillets)
    - Poires au Caramel (prepare the pears (peel, cut), prepare and assemble the caramel)

    I think it's a nice way to spend a good moment with French chefs, practice the language and enjoy typical French dishes. However, if you wants to learn cooking techniques, it may not be the right programme for you.
    Stéphanie, Quality and Development Director from Accent Français - Apr 18, 2023
  • The residence is only 15 minutes away by tramway.
    Virginie COURAU, Director and Founder at Accent Français from Accent Français - May 03, 2023
  • Yes, between January and August it is possible to stay 1 week. From September, only 6 months stays are possible.
    Virginie COURAU, Director and Founder at Accent Français from Accent Français - May 03, 2023
  • - WRITTEN TEST before arrival
    - ORAL ASSESSMENT on-site
    - EVALUATIONS AND FEEDBACKS from your teachers every week
    - FINAL TEST at the end of the stay
    - OFFICIAL CERTIFICATION of your level (optional)
    Sabine Krafack, LanguageCourse.Net - Dec 22, 2023

FAQ about Accent Français, Montpellier

  • Each level lasts 10 weeks at Accent Francais, so you would end with an A1+ level. We work with native teachers and authentic course material provided by the teachers. Students don't need to buy a book. We offer effective course material from French daily life for more efficiency.
    Regarding the age distribution, we welcome students from 16 to 90 years of age year-round. The average age is 25 years, as we have many teenagers during the summertime. Still, more than 11% of our students are 40+ and 3% are in their 60’s. As we have nearly 100 students at school during the low season, this makes a nice group of people to meet.
    Stéphanie Checa, from Accent Francais - Mar 07, 2022
  • Yes, there are courses for complete beginners. You can see the start dates for these courses in the course descriptions, or contact us and we will be happy to let you know.
    Louise Granath, Area Manager from LanguageCourse.Net - Nov 07, 2022
  • Our school reception, most classrooms (8/12) and bathroom are located on the ground floor, so the students in wheelchair could join us and enjoy the lessons. They can ring from the front door if they need assistance to open the door.

    About the accommodation, the homestay might be difficult for us to find, but the residence we work with are all modern and adapted. I would like to recommend the Odalys, which is only a few steps away from school.

    Stéphanie CHECA, Quality and Development Director from Accent Français - Jan 30, 2023
  • Some of the courses for juniors (where the appropriate age is included in the course title) include accommodation and pick-up fees (as explained in the course description), but not for adults.
    Susan Wang, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Feb 10, 2023
  • Accent Francais can offer a very good Teacher training course, however the teacher training part is in the form of individual lessons. The French for Teachers - Individual Coaching includes 26 lessons. The course combines the Standard Course (a small group of advanced French level) with 6 individual coaching sessions for French Language Teachers each week.
    Angela Ligartova, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - May 11, 2023
  • 100% of teachers at Accent Français hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Accent Français comes from Switzerland with a 12% representation, followed by students from Germany (12%) and Japan (8%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Accent Français offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 29 during the summer and 29 for the rest of the year.

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