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Depending on your needs and expectations, our FFL programme offers 2 options:
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The FFL teaching methods are based on our innovative educational programme.

2 kinds of offers:

ACADEMIC YEAR / SHORT STAYS

A DEGREE COURSE

FRENCH LANGUAGE CERTIFICATE: DELF

& BACCALAUREAT

HOLIDAY COURSES

SUMMER CAMPS

SHORT IMMERSION PROGRAMME

Certificate of achievement states length of the level.

Welcome to Tersac!

An international boarding school in the South West countryside (one hour from Bordeaux – 4 hours away from Paris by TGV train), by the side Canal of la Garonne. Here you will have the opportunity to learn French at your own pace, in full immersion in a friendly educational environment. There is no level requirement and the length of your stay is up to you, depending on your language goals. As a full time boarder, you will have daily opportunities to converse with native French speakers, which will really help you to improve your language skills. Besides, on weekends you will also be able to experience the French way of life, customs and traditions, by staying with a host family.

The FFL course is an intensive academic French learning programme based on a variety of activities such as reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. A wide range of learning materials is used: text books, press articles, literary readings, films and recordings; on line training, etc. To help you cultivate the everyday language of French native speakers, some informal lessons are taught outside school through excursions (library, museum, typical marchés…)

And to reward FFL students, we organize a cultural trip to show them the most famous and typical locations.

REGISTRATION / INFORMATION:

For any question, or application, please contact our FFL Manager:

Magali Revelaud

+33 (0) 5 53 94 30 63

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ACADEMIC YEAR / SHORT STAYS

THE FFL TESTS AND DIPLOMAS

International students study French for as little as one term up to two years. Then, depending on their level and assessments, they might join the French curriculum and sit for the French A Levels exams.

  • Short FFL Programme: a certificate of achievement states lengh of the course and level.
  • Academic year FFL Programme: DELF exam preparation course + certificate of achievement
  • French curriculum integration : to prepare for the Baccalaurate diploma in Sciences, Business, Literature / Languages

DELF EXAM PREPARATION COURSE

In order to officially validate your training and assess your level, we prepare long term students for the “DELF / DALF preparation course” DELF (Diplôme d’Etudes de Langue Française) – The only exam for French as a Foreign Language recognized by the French Ministery of Education.

A LEVELS / BACCALAUREATE (secondary school diploma):

It is the only qualification required to enter French universities. It provides a rigorous academic preparation and is internationally recognized. As soon as you have reached a good level in French you may join the French Baccalaureate Diploma programme (in 3 years: Year 11, Year 12 and Year 13). The Baccalaureate encourages you to think critically, carry research independently and develop your own ideas and opinions.

FFL TEACHING METHODS ARE BASED ON OUR INNOVATIVE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME:

  • No more than 15 students per group, with qualified tutors
  • 8.00 to 3.00 pm: French classes
  • 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm: sports on campus or specific clubs outside school (see the extra sports options booklet)
  • supervised study every day
  • tests every week

SUMMER CAMPS :

Enjoy spending time in France and improving your French at the same time.

Attend our intensive FFL summer course (3 weeks in July and in August): Study French for 4 hours in the morning: + a test (1hour) + supervised study (1hour) everyday and try different sports in the afternoon.

On weekends, enjoy shopping, sports and go on excursions to local key places: water sport complexes, the seaside, Bordeaux, etc. We also offer short holiday programmes during winter and spring term breaks.