CREA-Langues

Learn French in Le Monastère de Ségriès, France

The Area & School

The perfect combination of beauty, nature, and culture, Provence, France does not fail to impress. When learning French in such a tranquil and breathtaking environment, you will never want to leave! Self-dubbed the "Rolls-Royce" of French language schools, CREA-Langues provides a fully immersive program to students who really want to delve into the study of the language. The enthusiasm that the teachers have for the language, mixed with the limitless scenery and culture to be explored, gives way to an idyllic experience. Further advance your French skills while basking in the perfect climate amidst the backdrop of wonderful Provence.

French Courses

Standard 17 French

This "à la carte" option includes 17 hours of structured courses per week. While an immersive course it's flexible in nature, allowing for more time to partake in activities outside of class A perfect combination of theory and practice, a max of 6 students will learn how to speak French in casual settings. Morning classes with excursions in the afternoons. NOTE: must be between A2 (in the process of being acquired) and C2, according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) absolute beginners are not allowed in courses offered by CREA-Langues.


Starts at €1,020 for one week

Intensive 30 French

This "l'intensif" option includes 30 hours of structured courses per week. A truly immersive course for students who want to delve into a more structured study of French with an in-depth look into aspects of French culture. A perfect combination of discussion and practice, a max of 6 students will learn how to speak French skillfully and with confidence. Morning and afternoon classes. NOTE: must be between A2 (in the process of being acquired) and C2, according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) absolute beginners are not allowed in courses offered by CREA-Langues.


Starts at €1,020 for one week

Accommodation

Double Room

(Private room, full board) Students of CREA-Langues stay at a former monastery of the nineteenth century. Currently beautifully restored, this location is a perfect place to relax and study. Residences include a private bathroom, three meals per day (half board during the weekends of 2-week courses), access to a swimming pool, library, billiard room, open bar, free Wifi, and laundry. Awarded 3 “corn cobs” by gîtes de France, the monastery guarantees that their accommodation and food will complement student's learning experiences perfectly!


Starts at €457 / week

Single Room

(Private room, full board) Students of CREA-Langues stay at a former monastery of the nineteenth century. Currently beautifully restored, this location is a perfect place to relax and study. Residences include a private bathroom, three meals per day (half board during the weekends of 2-week courses), access to a swimming pool, library, billiard room, open bar, free Wifi, and laundry. Awarded 3 “corn cobs” by gîtes de France, the monastery guarantees that their accommodation and food will complement student's learning experiences perfectly!


Starts at €597 / week

Additional Details

Programs run between April and the end of September. No holidays are observed during the school season.

There are many options for arrival into Provence, and eventually Le Monastère de Ségriès:

  • Approximate Distance by Car From: Aix-en-Provence - 1.5 hours Marseille - 2 hours Paris - 8 hours Lyon - 4 hours Grenoble - 3 hours Nice - 2.5 hours Amsterdam - 12 hours Geneva - 5 hours Brussels - 10 hours

  • By Plane: The best airport to fly into will be the Marseille-Provence Airport. Large European cities will have regular flights to this airport.

  • By Train: The closest train station is the Aix-en-Provence TGV. Regular bus connections run between here and the city center.

  • Transport between the Airport or Railway Station can be organized by CREA-Langues for a fee of 40 euros. From the airport, they will meet you at 5:45pm in Arrival Hall 1. From the train station, they will meet you at 6:15pm in Arrival Hall ZOLA.

Max Group Class Size: 6.0 students per class
Max Capacity: 36 students
Adjusted Price of INT 20: €60 per class hour

Although the area surrounding CREA-Langues is tranquil and relaxing, activities are abundant in Provence to fill students' weekends and free time with fun and excitement. Options for activities include:

  • Spend your weekend at the Monastery...there are gardens, a pool, bicycles, and more
  • Join locals and dance at a festival or fête
  • Try out the famous French game of Pétanque in the village square
  • Join in on an impromptu concert in the Monastery courtyard
  • Simply sit back and enjoy a French film
  • Visit the village of Reiz for the weekly market (Saturday and Sunday trips are organized)
  • Utilize free time to visit the village of Moustiers or the lake...also accessible by hiking trails nearby the Monstery
  • Take a cultural excursion with a team member: Hiking in the Verdon region or choosing a possible "Theme weekend" are both options "Theme weekends" include: Le Festival d'Avignon (July 15-17th) or Sur les traces de Pagnol (September 10-11th)

NOTE: An extra fee of 80 euros will be charged for *accompanied" weekend excursions, and a fee of 295 euros for *accompanied "Theme weekends"*

Active participation in French through informal language use, added in to the immersive coursework, is the foundation of the curriculum at CREA-Langues. Combining professionalism with intensive material, and pleasure with the opportunity to converse back and forth with peers and teachers, one will better understand both the French language and culture at the end of their program. The dynamic courses are created so that students will feel confident in no time!