Advanced French Language at château de grande romaine for secondary schools

Developing both competence and confidence

Making that leap from GCSE to AS level (or its equivalent) is always a challenge; many teachers find our intensive weekend courses fit the bill brilliantly, striking the balance between avoiding too much time out of the classroom and maximising progression during your short time away.

Your advanced level students can focus on developing oral and aural skills over a long weekend in which you will see them make real improvements to their language confidence and competence with a range of practical and linguistically challenging situations.

We welcome small groups onto these intensive weekend courses; there are various travel options including minibus, Eurostar or air. We’ll be happy to discuss the different options we have available for you.


Over your weekend in Paris your AS/A2 or Highers students participate in a range of selected excursions. They’ll focus on situations during which they practise their listening and speaking skills. Their visits are preceded by preparatory study sessions led by a qualified local language teacher.

Follow-up evening sessions consolidate learning and students practise talking about their thoughts, feelings and impressions, working on using more advanced language and expressing themselves precisely and accurately.

Our 6 recommended visits all have excellent study potential. You can choose which visits you would like from the following:

  • Eiffel Tower
  • Opera Garnier
  • Musée d’Orsay
  • Stade De France
  • The Louvre
  • Fontainebleau

A typical itinerary for this course

Sample programme for a 4 day Advanced French Language course for Secondary Schools
  vendredi samedi dimanche lundi
le petit déjeuner
le matin Depart school, travel to France Study Session - Preparation for today's excursion Study Session - review of Saturday then preparation for today's excursion Depart after breakfast. Possible excursion on return trip
le déjeuner
l’après-midi Arrive in time for evening meal Stade de France, Opera Garnier (optional additional excursions) Paris sightseeing (choose from many popular excursions)  
le dîner
le soir Mon Journal, study session and French Scavenger Hunt Mon Journal, study session and French Film Night Mon Journal, study session then Crêpe Evening  


  • Boules pitch
  • Disco
  • Floodlit basketball courts
  • Full size and mini football pitches
  • Games room
  • Cinema room
  • On-site activity bases
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool (May-Sept)
  • Pool bar
  • Classrooms
  • Spacious dining room
  • Group common room
  • Bar
  • Teachers' lounge with Wi-Fi
  • Shop

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  • Students - En suite rooms with single and bunk beds sleep 4-8
  • Teachers - Twin en suite rooms with hot drink facilities

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