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French Language Schools in Bordeaux

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Bordeaux

6 language schools in Bordeaux from 318€ for a 1 week French course

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Bordeaux ratings & opinions

How our students rated their experience in Bordeaux

4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Overall attractiveness of Bordeaux
141 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Bordeaux
Nightlife
4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Friendliness of locals
4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Interesing things to do
4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Geographic setting
4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Public transport
4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Climate
4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Cleanliness
4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Affordability
4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Shopping
4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Safety
4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

What our students said about Bordeaux

Beautiful, elegant and charming city. Felt very safe and enjoyed exploring the city and nearby beaches. Would be nice to have the option to get the bus to Arcachon. Bordeaux is a great place to visit. However, it could do with more visible and thorough acknowledgement of the part it, and its citizens, took in the horrific kidnapping, raping, torture, murder and exploitation of the people it enslaved in Africa and Haiti. Questions were asked in our class about why monuments to people involved in the slave trade continue to stand.

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Suzanne England UK

Bordeaux is a very good city to travel to, it offers a lot of activities and there are many places nearby to visit. Unfortunately when I was there it was very hot and it was difficult to do things during the day because it was very oppressive together with the humidity. Still the experience was very positive.

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Leticia Spain

Bordeaux has atmosphere! I really liked it all round: the city centre with its many squares, the beautiful architecture, the many cafés and restaurants that are always busy, the lively hustle and bustle along the Garonne.

4.0

Rating: 4/5

Hanna Germany

Public transport great, not expensive, beautiful city with many historical sights, many old buildings. The restaurants are expensive, like everywhere else in France... I would go there again, it's worth it!

3.0

Rating: 3/5

Carmen Germany

Lot more relaxed than Paris. Locals easy to get in touch with. Would recommend to attend to the BlaBla language exchange twice a week for practicing and meeting locals

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Ingolf Roth Norway

Very pleasant, nice, helpful townspeople, easy to communicate with. Beautiful, and quite clean city. The public transport is very well organised.

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Beata Austria

Bordeaux is a very beautiful and very lively city. It has a huge number of terraces to have a drink and the people are generally friendly.

3.0

Rating: 3/5

Francisco Javier Spain

Super city. Big but very manageable with cute boutiques and bakeries. Lots of greenery in the city and lots of cycling.

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Monica Switzerland

It was an interesting stay and I enjoyed it, but I wouldn't do another language course there.

3.0

Rating: 3/5

Sabine Switzerland

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

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Flora England UK

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Bordeaux

Newdeal

The school is very well located, I really liked the facilities and above all the friendliness of the staff and the professionalism of the teachers.

8 July 2024
Course: Standard Course - 1 week
Student age: 42 years

4.5

Rating: 4.5

| 35 reviews
MireiaNewdeal
Les ateliers FL

They were able to respond very well to each individual.The lessons were well structured and motivating.

24 June 2024
Course: Standard Programme - 1 week
Student age: 68 years

4.2

Rating: 4.2

| 102 reviews
Newdeal

Absolutely amazing experience
Absolutely great place

4 June 2024
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 40 years

4.5

Rating: 4.5

| 35 reviews
Anderson Newdeal
Les ateliers FL

Good mixed student class, with older students like me.

27 May 2024
Course: Standard Programme - 1 week
Student age: 65 years

4.2

Rating: 4.2

| 102 reviews
Newdeal

Friendly, good teachers. Take their time and provide good explanations. Nice atmosphere in the lessons! Fun activities offered.

28 November 2023
Course: Intensive Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 0 years

4.5

Rating: 4.5

| 35 reviews
EefjeNewdeal

Information about Bordeaux

Why Bordeaux? Bordeaux, also known as the wine capital, is the 5th largest city in France. Bordeaux offers parks, long sandy beaches, Pyrenees mountains and the largest pine forest in Europe.
Population: M  261,000
Time zone: +11h. (GMT +1)
Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.0886 USD)
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.
Visa requirements data last updated on 04 Jun. 2024 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of France in your country. List of embassies and consulates of France on the official website - Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France.
High season: July
Low season: December
Average course price per week (High season): 369 €
Average course price per week (Low season): 287 €
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in New York
  • Price index excluding rent: 85* (15% cheaper than New York)
  • 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): 4.38 €
    (7% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type E
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz
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Best time to take a language course in Bordeaux
July
Let's Dance on the River Bank
Let's Dance on the River Bank

14 July 2024 - 30 July 2024Let's Dance on the River Bank is an annual summer festival that takes place on the banks of the Garonne river which crosses the city. Here's your chance for some free, open air dance lessons -- of every kind. You can also participate in the different themed parties (rock, jazz, pop.) which take place every night.

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

Public transportation to city center:

Every 10 minutes, 45 minutes.

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

Taxi: 14 minutes drive to city center of Bordeaux

Q&A - Questions and answers about Bordeaux

  • You can get around very well by bike or tram.
    Sabine Krafack, LanguageCourse.Net - Apr 18, 2024
  • At the end of the courses, you always receive a certificate of attendance. An official certificate sounds more like a DELF or DALF certificate, but you have to take an exam for that too and we recommend exam preparation for that. Is that what you are looking for? It depends entirely on what you need it for. If you need a DELF or DALF certificate (usually employers specify this themselves), let me know and I will look for you.
    Robin Rebecca Pietersma, LanguageCourse.Net - Jul 31, 2023
  • Newdeal's junior programmes for 12-15 year old students run from mid-July to early August. Exact course dates can be found on the website. Students aged 16 and over will be accepted for the group programmes from mid-August.

    I would like to introduce you to a programme where teenagers are always welcome, because it's right at the teacher's home with private lessons! The Home Tuition French course is organised by the Influent programme. All you have to do is tell us the exact travel dates and we will look for a perfect family for your daughter.
    Sabine Krafack, LanguageCourse.Net - Apr 21, 2023

FAQ about schools in Bordeaux

  • At the moment, we don't have any partner schools in Bordeaux offering evening classes, so the best option would be individual classes at one of our partner schools. Don't hesitate to contact our team of advisers, who will help you choose the school with the best prices!
    Madly Simba, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 13, 2024
  • Yes! 16 year old students can join the general French courses which are offered by all the schools. So you have a lot of choice!
    Robin Rebecca Pietersma, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Feb 23, 2023

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