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4 Best language schools in Bordeaux (ranked based on student reviews)

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What our students said about Bordeaux

Rating: 5/5

5.0

The best city in France, so pretty and welcoming. There is something for everyone!

Flora
England UK

Rating: 4/5

4.0

I don't know about nightlife - not my thing

Lois
England UK

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Bordeaux

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 89 reviews

Excellent and dedicated teaching staff.
Seems very good.

1 October 2019
Course: Intensive Programme - 2 weeks
Student age: 68 years

William
England UK

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 89 reviews

The friendly atmosphere and the encouragement to talk in French

16 September 2019
Course: Intensive Programme - 1 week
Student age: 69 years

Lois
England UK

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 89 reviews

Variety of activities inside the classroom
I suggest that activities outside of the classroom be included.

3 September 2019
Course: Standard Programme - 2 weeks
Student age: 49 years

Laercio
Brazil

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 89 reviews

Good location, great teachers, good content of the lessons.

17 February 2019
Course: Super Intensive Programme - 1 week
Student age: 31 years

Michelle
Netherlands

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 89 reviews

Most of the teachers are very good and encourage you to participate and talk which is what it is about.
There aren't really any extracurricular activities which would allow students to get to know each other better and to talk a bit outside the school. I did not like that they took us to the bookstore to buy a book that was expensive, considering what it is used for, and only for two weeks.

15 September 2018
Course: Super Intensive Programme - 2 weeks
Student age: 60 years

Aniceta
Spain

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 89 reviews

The atmosphere. I didn’t fill in about the housing, as I rented it by myself, in order to know the exact location of my accommodation.
Very good school staff and nice international atmosphere.

10 September 2018
Course: Standard Programme - 3 weeks
Student age: 48 years

Irina
Russia

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 89 reviews

Principal (Corrine) and teacher (Marine) both went out of their way to help.

2 August 2018
Course: Standard Programme - 2 weeks
Student age: 66 years

John
Australia

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 89 reviews

Very friendly and good teaching.
The class room was a bit small for our group but it did help us make friends more quickly!

24 July 2018
Course: Standard Programme - 1 week
Student age: 66 years

Kathryn
Australia

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 89 reviews

I liked the friendly teaching and felt I made some progress.

11 May 2018
Course: Standard Programme - 1 week
Student age: 64 years

Linda
England UK

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 89 reviews

The staff and teachers were very friendly, efficient and helpful.
I really enjoyed the classes, and wish I had booked for at least 2 weeks........next time.

26 March 2018
Course: Standard Programme - 1 week
Student age: 59 years

Sharon
Australia

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 89 reviews

The standard of the teaching was very high and the whole experience was well organised. There was very good support and I only wish I could have stayed longer.
An excellent school with a very professional staff.

5 February 2018
Course: Standard Programme - 1 week
Student age: 61 years

Russell
Australia

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 89 reviews

I really appreciated the level of lessons, the experience of the teacher. The city is ideal for taking a class. Value for money very correct.
What annoyed me a bit, but France Langue can't do anything about it, was that there was a big difference between my age and the age of the other students.

27 November 2017
Course: Standard Programme - 2 weeks
Student age: 84 years

Hendrik
Netherlands

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 89 reviews

It would be much better if you accepted credit card payments through the website rather than asking people to email their credit card details.

12 September 2017
Course: Intensive Programme - 2 weeks
Student age: 39 years

Phuong
England UK

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 89 reviews

Teachers were great, friendly and helpful. I enjoyed my time here.
There were lots of eating options for lunch around the school.

8 August 2017
Course: Super Intensive Programme - 3 weeks
Student age: 43 years

Kah
Australia

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 89 reviews

Very nice and cool students and teachers!

2 June 2017
Course: Standard Programme - 1 week
Student age: 20 years

Felix
Germany

Key Facts about Bordeaux

Population: 232,000

Time zone: +11h. (GMT +1)

Region: Aquitaine, Département de la Gironde

Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.2109 USD)

Bordeaux quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.7

4.7 (92 reviews by our former students)

Visa: 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.

High season: August

Low season: December

Average course price per week (High season): 317 €

Average course price per week (Low season): 375 €

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:85* (15% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:57* (43% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:80* (20% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (France average):3.77 € (20% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type E
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

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Arrival Airport

Bordeaux–Mérignac (BOD) - 10 km. from Bordeaux city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 10 minutes, 2,00 €, 45 minutes.

Main stops: Lindbergh, Kennedy, Mérignac Centre, Mendes France, Place Mondésir, Gambetta Mériadeck, Palais de Justice, Victoire

Taxi: 18 €, 14 minutes drive to city center of Bordeaux

Direct international flights from:
  • United Kingdom: Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow International, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Southampton
  • Canada: Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau

    FAQ about schools in Bordeaux

  • 498€ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for a French course in Bordeaux. The average cost of a language course in Bordeaux is 208€ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at France Langue as the best.
  • Newdeal has received the best overall rating in Bordeaux.
  • Newdeal, located in 74 avenue Thiers , Bastide has been voted as the school with the best location in Bordeaux.
  • Newdeal was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Homestay' at France Langue is the best rated accommodation in Bordeaux.
  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations. According to a survey of StudyTravel Magazine the average course duration for France is 5 weeks.
  • The student price index in Bordeaux is 85.11. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Bordeaux with 4.6 stars out of 5.
  • In Bordeaux electricity is 230 Volt and 50 Hz. Plug type C, E.
  • Best airport to arrive to in Bordeaux is Bordeaux–Mérignac (10.7 km from city center). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Bordeaux.
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