Ecole de langue en Auvergne
Our combined program
With our combined language courses, we offer the innovative didactic approach of teaching by project. In small groups of up to 8 students, you learn and apply the French language with tailor-made courses and practical placements
French and Foraging course
The perfect combination of wellness, learning French, and hikes to pick and cook items found through foraging in the local countryside. Discover the rich flora of Blesle at 3 half-day workshops with the botanist Camille. At each of the varied workshops, you will learn all about the wild herbs and plants of the region, their curative effects and their uses. During the ensuing cooking course, you and Camille will combine culinary delights with the collected foraged finds.
Dates: 14.-27. June 2020
Level: minimum A2 (intermediate)
French and Art
See, sketch, paint: from drawing to ink wash painting
Take in the atmosphere of Blesle: the old stones, the warmth, the air.
Explore Blesle’s streets and translate it onto paper by learning the china ink wash technique taught by the artist Isabelle Marcelin, who will lead you in six 4-hour workshops:
We will learn to use our inner eye to see differently and translate that onto paper in our drawings.
We will go out into the woods and fields to see, find, collect and sketch.
We will discover the ink wash technique.
We will hold an exhibition of our artistic endeavours.
The French course and the art workshop are designed in close cooperation, you will experience the art of French in a unique way.
Dates: 28. June till 11. July 2020
Level: min B1
French and music festival
In summer, Blesle and its surroundings turn into a cultural hotspot. We offer you a language stay, where you will find culinary and musical delights. The first week will allow you to discover the culinary world of the Auvergne in lively markets.
The second week is dedicated to the music festival in Blesle, Les Apéros musique. The festival has more than 30 concerts, with 15,000 visitors over 3 days in the heart of Blesle, and offers you the ideal opportunity to practice your French skills.
We offer you the opportunity to become part of the festival as a volunteer: cooking for the team and the musicians, serving at the bar, and partaking in the decoration and construction. There are so many ways to take part in the festival, and working in a French team ensures that you will improve your language skills faster than you can imagine.
Dates: 2. - 16. August 2020
Level: minimum A2
2 weeks french course
500 € / 431 £
3 Workshops with wild flowers
100 € / 86 £
Total French and wild flowers
600 € / 517£
6 Art workshops
400 € / 345 £
Total French and Art
900 € / 776 £
markets and tasting of local products
100 € / 86 £
Total French and festival
600 € / 517 £
* Prices without accommodation and transports