Programme for July Session: French, Fun and Friendship 1-16 July 2018.

Sunday 1st July  Arrivals – lifts available from Nantes airport or stations.

Monday 2nd July  Placement tests, lessons, sports, supervised study, evening activities.

(We will make three groups for the French lessons: Beginners/near beginners; Intermediate and Advanced.)

Tuesday 3rd July  5 hours of French lessons, divided by language level;  rowing and canoeing afternoon activity; supervised study, evening activities.

Wednesday 4th July  5 hours of French lessons, divided by language level;  basketball, tennis and other sports; supervised study, evening activities.

Thursday 5th July 5 hours of French lessons, divided by language level;  fun cricket match; supervised study, evening activities.

Friday 6th July 5 hours of French lessons, divided by language level;  football tournament; supervised study, evening activities.

Saturday 7th July Day trip to the Puy du Fou History theme park www.puydufou.com

Sunday 8th July 11am Mass (in French); Afternoon at the seaside.

Monday 9th July Progress/placement tests, lessons, sports, supervised study, evening activities.

Tuesday 10th July 5 hours of French lessons, divided by language level;  rowing and canoeing afternoon activity; supervised study, evening activities.

Wednesday 11th July 5 hours of French lessons, divided by language level;  basketball, tennis and other sports; supervised study, evening activities.

Thursday 12th July 5 hours of French lessons, divided by language level;  fun cricket match; supervised study; Visit to local farm with dinner at the farm.

Friday 13th July 5 hours of French lessons, divided by language level;  Afternoon visit to the seaside; evening activities.

Saturday 14th July Day visit to Saumur

Sunday 15th July Day visit to Angers, with Sunday Mass at the Cathedral.

Monday 16th July Departures (free lifts to Nantes airport and stations available).

The cost for the two-week course is 1000 euros. Please use our contact form to find out more, or to reserve a place.

Oxford and Cambridge entrance MLAT/MML revision course, October 2018. (Open to boys and girls).

A specialised revision course is offered for young men and women wishing to prepare intensively for Oxford or Cambridge entrance.

The date for the MLAT exam is Wednesday 31st November 2018; the MML Admissions Tests takes place during the December interviews for candidates who are successful in obtaining an interview.

Our course will provide you with 25 hours of intensive teaching in last-minute preparation for these tests, plus the chance to explore a little bit of French culture.

The MLAT (for Oxford) focuses on the accurate translation of short sentences into French, whereas the MML test (Cambridge) invites candidates to write an essay in French.

In order to help you improve your French, you must sign a written promise to speak French throughout your stay.

The programme will be as follows:

Saturday 20th October Arrivals during the afternoon. Written examination to determine your needs. Gourmet French dinner.

Sunday 21st October  11am Mass in French, Lunch, afternoon excursion. Dinner.

Monday 22nd October 8.30-10.30 and 11am to 1pm: 4 hours of class in the morning; 1pm to 1.45pm Lunch;  2pm – 3pm 1 hour of class after lunch; 3pm – 6pm: 3 hours of study, with tea provided. 6pm-10pm: Relaxation and dinner in the College, with special guest who will give an after dinner talk (in French, of course!)

Tuesday 23rd October 8.30-10.30 and 11am to 1pm: 4 hours of class in the morning; 1pm to 1.45pm Lunch;  2pm – 3pm 1 hour of class after lunch; 3pm – 6pm: 3 hours of study, with tea provided. 6pm-10pm: Excursion and gourmet dinner.

Wednesday 24th October 8.30-10.30 and 11am to 1pm: 4 hours of class in the morning; 1pm to 1.45pm Lunch;  2pm – 3pm 1 hour of class after lunch; 3pm – 6pm: 3 hours of study, with tea provided. 6pm-10pm: Relaxation and dinner in the College, with special guest who will give an after dinner talk (in French, of course!)

Thursday 25th October 8.30-10.30 and 11am to 1pm: 4 hours of class in the morning; 1pm to 1.45pm Lunch;  2pm – 3pm 1 hour of class after lunch; 3pm – 6pm: 3 hours of study, with tea provided. 6pm-10pm: Excursion and gourmet dinner.

Friday 26th October 8.30-10.30 and 11am to 1pm: 4 hours of class in the morning; 1pm to 1.45pm Lunch;  2pm – 3pm 1 hour of class after lunch; 3pm – 6pm: 3 hours of study, with tea provided. 6pm-10pm: Relaxation and dinner in the College, with special guest who will give an after dinner talk (in French, of course!)

Saturday  27th October 8.30-10.30 and 11am to 1pm: 4 hours of class in the morning; 1pm to 1.45pm Lunch;  2pm – 3pm 1 hour of class after lunch; 3pm – 6pm: 3 hours of directed study, with tea provided. 6pm-10pm: Relaxation and dinner in the College.

Sunday 28th October Departures

The morning classes (4 hours per day over 6 days) will focus on the exam; the 1-hour afternoon classes will provide (in French) an overview of French literature to prepare for the interview. The morning classes will have a maximum of 4 students per class.

The all-inclusive cost for this intensive, specialised 8-day course is 1500 euros.

To sign up, or ask for more information, please use our contact form.

“I’d like to thank the teachers at Chavagnes for the help in preparing for the MLAT and the Oxford interviews; I was delighted to be offered a place to read French at my chosen college and am sure that without the expert help and advice of Chavagnes teachers I would not have succeeded. Merci beaucoup, chers professeurs!”  Iwo Wojcik, Oriel College, Oxford.

“Thanks so much for the coaching for my Oxford entrance exam and interview; I am happy to tell you I have been given an unconditional offer at my chosen college for autumn 2017. Thanks again for all your help and encouragement.” James Battye.

N.B. The date for the MLAT (for Oxford) this year is 31st October.

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It is often possible for us to tailor our French teaching to your particular requirements. Individual tuition is available for an extra cost. Just ask! Use our contact form to explain your needs.

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