Our Programs

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Our Programs Are Tailored To Suit You

1 on 1 CLASSES

All Levels

Progress rapidly with private classes tailored to your goals, your learning style, and your schedule. Language is brought to life through various activities based on your centers of interest.

 

Like Andrew, you are a beginner in French and want to gain autonomy quickly. Like a sports coach, I will teach you the basics and we will practice them through engaging and fun activities!

Like Eric, you already speak some French and want to go further. Our first course will be the opportunity to make a solid assessment of your French and to detect the things to review, consolidate or add during the next courses.

These private classes combine informal discussion with formal tuition. During the discussion, I take notes of areas for improvement, which we then study together in the lessons. Your progress is therefore based on your needs. Language is brought to life through various activities based on your professional or personal centers of interest.

Like Gillian, your French is good and you want to sharpen it even more. Depending on your objectives, we can make it more native-like, more professional, more academic, more specialized… you name it! 

These private classes combine informal discussion with formal tuition. During the discussion, I take notes of areas for improvement, which we then study together in the lessons. Your progress is therefore based on your needs. Language is brought to life through various activities based on your professional or personal centers of interest.

– a tailor-made program 
– comprehensive notes after each class
– exclusive materials designed by InSitu French School
– personalized recommendations for multimedia activities and online resources to review, memorize, and rehearse what we learn during the class
– an online file / a binder to store your documents
– a hot or cold drink

– 1 hour = 75 euros
– 5-hour pack = 350 euros (70e/h)
– 10-hour pack = 650 euros (65e/h)
– 15-hour pack = 900 euros (60e/h)
– 20-hour pack = 1100 euros (55e/h)

Weekdays from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm, according to availability.

Click here to contact us to know our availabilities.

  • Andrew Tate (England)

‘I came to InSitu French School knowing only a few words in french but with the intention of learning french correctly as a long term goal. Elodie was extremely patient and took great care in helping me build and craft a very solid and correct base of the french language, to the point where after 7 weeks of hard work from both of us I was able to speak and comprehend and had the confidence to put myself in almost any situation, mostly with great success. The teaching method Elodie uses is great as it focuses on real-world situations and helps you build confidence to use the language right from the first day. She also addresses all the nuances between written and spoken French and helps to ensure you learn to speak as a native speaker wouldElodie was the best teacher, professor, coach, and language parent I could have asked for and she did it all with a smile. Whether you are in Montpellier for a short or extended stay, I couldn’t recommend a better way to improve your French. Thank you again for everything and I will hopefully see you again soon, Elodie. Andrew’

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  • Petra Werkman (Netherlands)

‘I have had the most wonderful experience with Elodie! I couldn’t be happier with the classes I followed at InSitu French School. Because Elodie provides the unique opportunity to create a programme that is specifically adapted to your situation, the classes were always very rewarding and really helped me to improve my French.
Also, Elodie is an amazing teacher. She is very kind, caring, and encouraging. She listens carefully to what you want to learn and also gives her own suggestions for improvement and learning. For instance, she truly helped me with my grammar and also with identifying mistakes I make regularly.
Moreover, the classes were always fun and cozy because we just discussed certain topics over a cup of tea or coffee, or we practised grammar in a creative way. I really cannot think of a better way to become comfortable with the language and make it your own.
As for me, my experience at InSitu French School made me even more enthusiastic about the French language and culture. So, I can really recommend InSitu French School to anyone.
Thank you again so much for everything Elodie, I would love to visit you again someday!’

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  • Carolina Juhas (Brazil)

‘I came to Montpellier and had no idea where to study until I read the recommendations from here. Elodie is patient and helped me to work on my language weakness. She has a good methodology and a nice way to teach. And has good tips about Montpellier and other places to visit/what to doIt was a short time but really great!’

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  • Marjo Michon (Finland)

‘I am very happy with my experience with Elodie. She is an excellent teacher, very friendly and the atmosphere with her is always very pleasant and relaxed. Learning French with her is a very effective way and Elodie is able to find just the right things for me to learn. I warmly recommend this school in Montpellier!’

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  • Derek Keogh (Ireland)

‘Elodie is a very experienced teacher and a great guide through the intricacies of the French language. I can’t see how anyone could not benefit from her tuition.’

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  • Federica Zambon (Italy)

‘My boyfriend and I had the pleasure to have Elodie as our private French teacher during our 1-month stay in Montpellier. We both enjoyed the one-on-one classes, which helped us to significantly improve our language skills as well as learning a lot about the city of Montpellier and its attractions, food, special and secret corners. We strongly recommend Elodie to anyone that aims to learn French in an effective and pleasant way right in the city center. Merci Elodie!’

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  • Barbara Lehaf (Australia)

Elodie is a wonderful teacher, very experienced, so kind, encouraging and patient. The notes Elodie prepared during our lessons are an excellent resource for future reference. The program was adapted to my specific requirements and I feel more confident in communicating in French, which was my aim. I would highly recommend Elodie to any student of the French language. Merci beaucoup!’

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  • Valerie Mc Millan (USA)

This is the place to learn French! The school is convenient, comfortable, and very welcoming. Elodie was always very professional, but she has a knack for making you feel like you are visiting a friend. It’s the perfect atmosphere for learning – relaxed but on point. In addition, she is flexible and can change the pace and focus of the lessons as needed. She also is very adept at using a myriad of resources for teaching and practice. In my experience, she does not have a set curriculum, but rather picks subjects and resources to fit the needs of the student. Her style of focusing conversation and lessons on real-life people and places in the area makes the lessons stick and also gives you a good feel for Montpellier and its surroundings. Elodie cares about her students and works hard to devise multiple strategies for learning. I would recommend this French school to anyone. Thanks for a great learning experience, Elodie!’

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  • Marc Mori (USA)

You will be hard pressed to find a better language instructor in Montpellier. Elodie Ressouches/InSitu French School provides personalized and thorough French language training in the heart of Montpellier.’

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  • Emilie Ravn (Denmark)

I have learned much more from Elodie than any other French course I have ever attended. Elodie teaches all kind of levels – while I was there, there were three other people having classes with her. Elodie has a pedagogical and very reasonable way of teaching. The classes will proceed exactly as you wish while being served a cup of tea, a madeleine cake, or slices of apple. Indeed, Elodie has managed to create a likable – ‘hyggelig’ (the term I would use as a Dane) – atmosphere.’

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2 on 1 classes

All Levels

Like Peter and Claudia, learn with a relative, a friend, or a colleague sharing a similar initial French level. Progress rapidly in French, with classes tailored to your goals, your learning style, and your schedule.

– a tailor-made program 
– comprehensive notes after each class
– exclusive materials designed by InSitu French School
– personalized recommendations for multimedia activities and online resources to review, memorize, and rehearse what we learn during the class
– an online file / a binder to store your documents
– a hot or cold drink

– 1 hour = 70 euros
– 5-hour pack = 325 euros (65e/h)
– 10-hour pack = 600 euros (60e/h)
– 15-hour pack = 825 euros (55e/h)
– 20-hour pack = 1000 euros (50e/h)

Weekdays from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm, according to availability.

Click here to contact us to know our availabilities.

  • Peter Jenson and Claudia Portes (England/Mexico/Spain)
We had no previous experience of French but after just a few days with Elodie we were able to have short conversationsHer method is very effective. The classes are fast-moving so you never get bored. She gets right to the heart of what you need to know in order to progress quickly. Peter’
‘Elodie’s method is very effective, we took classes for two hours for a week and at the end of it, we could have small conversations. The classes are very well structured with different types of exercises. We had a great time, we would like to return. Thank you very much, Elodie!
 
 
  • Gilli Vafidis and Les Bernhardt (England)

I think my French has improved after this week. For the first time after many years, I think I can start talking to other people. You gave me the confidence to do it. As I said yesterday, I found your teaching method really good. I know that I still make a lot of mistakes but I am determined to do better and better. Thank you very much for accepting my bad French and for helping me. I think you will see us again. 

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IN SITU

Intermediate, Advanced

If, like Janine, you prefer to learn by doing: discover Montpellier and its region while discovering French or reinforcing your skills. Visits, meals, train… everything becomes an opportunity to learn! 

– comprehensive notes after each class
– a great opportunity to improve your French on-site

– a good grasp of the local culture

For 1 person: please consult the 1-on-1 course rates.
For 2 persons: please consult the 2-on-1 course rates.
For 3 and more persons: please contact us

Weekdays from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm, according to availability.

Click here to contact us to know our availabilities.

  • Janine Phillips (Australia)

‘Elodie is a patient, thoughtful and supportive French teacher. She considers your needs and pushes you when necessary. I loved everything about my learning experience – the one on one sessions, the trips and the flexibility to learn by doing.’

CONVERSATION CLASSES​

Intermediate, Advanced

Practise French with people of the same level, in a friendly atmosphere. Get to know French life and meet new friends!

Improve your oral skills in French, extend your vocabulary, and reinforce your grammar knowledge. We start our conversation with a hot or cold drink. As we talk, I identify vocabulary, verbs, phrases, and mistakes related to our discussion and note them. At the end of the class, we check these notes together and I send/print them.

– comprehensive notes after each class
– a hot or cold drink
– a great time with nice people and maybe new friends!

– 1 lesson = 35 euros (1.5 hour)
– 5 lessons = 150 euros (7.5 hours)
– 10 lessons = 280 euros (15 hours)
– 15 lessons = 390 euros (22.5 hours)
– 20 lessons = 480 euros (30 hours)
– 25 lessons = 575 euros (37,5 hours)
– 30 lessons = 660 euros (45 hours)

Intermediate level: 
– Tuesday, 2-3:30 pm
– Thursday, 2-3:30 pm 

Advanced level: 
– Tuesday, 3:45-5:15 pm
– Thursday, 3:45-5:15 pm 

Attend 0, 1 or 2 classes per week, depending on your availability.

Click here to contact us to book your trial class.

  • Alexis Horder (USA)

‘I cannot say enough good things about Insitu French School and Elodie, our teacher. I moved to France this past August 2018, but had not consistently taken French class since high school, so finding a school near me was important. There are a number of schools in Montpellier where one can learn French. So why did I choose Elodie and Insitu French School?
(1) This point is a little frivolous, but certainly was what piqued my interest: Elodie’s website was the clearest and professional; it was very easy for me to understand my options, whereas the websites for other schools were unclear.
(2) Speaking of options, Elodie offers a number of different types of courses at different levels. ANYONE can find a class with her that fits his or her needs.
(3) I also really appreciate the flexibility of these courses. At other schools, you pay a price and you are committed to classes 5x a week. Given that I have other obligations during the week and live about 30 minutes away from Montpellier, taking class every day in a very formal way simply wasn’t an option. With Insitu French School, I take classes twice a week, and if there is a day I cannot go, it isn’t a problem. I pay when I go, I don’t pay when I don’t go.
(4) The class size is very small and can vary from 2 people to 8 people depending on the day. We all have an opportunity to speak and receive feedback.
(5) The age of the students varies. I like that there are people both younger than me and older than me when I attend class, and it feels like we are simply socializing with friends in the living room.
(6) Because class sizes are small, I have actually become friends with my classmates. Insitu French School has become a very important social outlet for me.
(7) Elodie is a gentle and EFFECTIVE teacher. If, like me, your French is on the weak side, it can be overwhelming to try to speak French. But I never feel judged by Elodie, and little by little, some of the reminders that she gives during the class are beginning to sink in. She is so patient; she will sometimes offer a correction and I KNOW I received that exact same correction in the last class, but she does not appear frustrated. This helps me to not become frustrated as well.
Learning to communicate in another language is a process, and while my own progress is slow, I am making progress, and my classes with Elodie are a huge part of that success.’

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  • Susan Minnich (USA)

‘If you are in Montpellier, and want to improve your French conversation skills, contact InSitu French School. I have spent three months participating in the twice-a-week conversation classes with Élodie at InSitu and highly recommend the school!
A talented, imaginative and creative teacher, she has a real gift at facilitating conversation, interjecting questions and offering some corrections during the first hour. It is a true skill to offer corrections appropriate for the level of the speaker, corrections that help but do not disrupt the flow of conversation. It is also a skill, usually unrecognized, to facilitate conversation among strangers, find common ground, and make people from many countries comfortable talking with each other.
While the conversation proceeds, she unobtrusively makes notes on her laptop. The class then spends the last 30 minutes reviewing grammar structures, phrases, pronunciation based on that hour’s conversation. This is important! It means that students learn, at a level appropriate for each individual, exactly what one needs to use in conversation, because the conversation itself determines the vocabulary, the grammar, the common phrases. It is brilliant!
What’s more, she is flexible, and creative, willing to accommodate student’s ideas and preferences. When I mentioned that I make a list of phrases I stumble over when speaking with strangers, she was willing to help with that list. Élodie sends us the organized notes and corrections, which is very helpful for me, not only as a memory aid, but because they always provide a base for further study.
What’s more, Élodie’s enthusiasm is contagious, and the classes are always fun! She shares her knowledge and recommendations about Montpellier, so not only is my French improving, but I learn about the city, make friends from many different countries, and have a delightful time.’

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  • Eivind Bardsen (Norway)

‘Elodie is a very experienced French teacher who is very adept at adapting teaching to the students’ needs and interests. The school itself is welcoming and homely in walking distance from most of the time. I took the course “Coffee & Conversation” (once a week over several weeks). We talked together in a small group with Elodie, while she noted, answering questions and correcting along the way. Afterward, we went through vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and expression on screen. I made noticeable progress, both in French and language comprehension. I found that the course focused well on becoming a more confident French speaker in everyday situations, with example conversations around forming arguments and telling stories. The conversation was a great way to pick up examples of French phrases or grammar from our actual conversation. Elodie’s way of correcting was impeccable.’

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  • Nara Cabeke (Brazil/UK)

‘I have been attending French Conversation classes at InSitu twice a week since September 2018 and I cannot be happier with the approach, style and content of our classes. Our delightful teacher Elodie is top-notch, very patient, easy-going and extremely knowledgable not only about all nuances of the French language but also about the Occitanie region (great tips!!). I really like the concept of her classes, the relaxing atmosphere, the superb notes that follow afterward and her cafe😀. It’s a very enjoyable way of learning and improving your French and importantly (at least for me) at my own pace without much pressure. I am SUPER HAPPY to have found InSitu and I would recommend to anyone who wishes to try a new style of classes, plus in my opinion, Elodie is well ahead in technology as her classes are not only fun but extremely well structured. Pour moi, c’est le top !!’

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  • Carolus Bokoema (Netherlands/USA)

‘Elodie Ressouches of InSitu French School is one of the best French teachers, I have ever had. If five stars are the max, she deserves those all completely and six stars for friendliness. Elodie conducts small classes in her international school in downtown Montpellier. Sometimes, there are less than four persons per séance. Her style is conversational, applying the ”nature” method with only the needed grammar, pronunciation and of course corrections. At the end of each séance, notes are being distributed and/or sent by email for further review at home. Starting at high school, I have had several French classes, private lessons in Saratoga CA, Alliance Francais (Campbell CA) for several 10+-week periods, Accent Francais in Montpellier for three weeks, and InSitu for several séances. Elodie is in the top 5% of all my French professors.’

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GROUPS

All Levels

Teachers, families, friends, colleagues: entrust us with the organisation of your tailor-made linguistic and cultural stay. 

Craft an unforgettable stay for your group! Combine French lessons with superb tours and cultural activities. We also integrate local events into the program so you can discover the very best of Montpellier and its surroundings. Give us your specifications and preferences and we will provide a tailor-made programme.

– a tailor-made program 

Parents – Bavarian International School

‘My wife and I wanted to take the opportunity to say THANK YOU for the wonderful trip you organised for the students. Julian was really impressed with the programme (as were we), the nice guest family, and the French ‘Savoir Vivre’ in general (especially the food and the language). The programme you put together must have taken a lot of work and we would like you to know that it was certainly worthwhile and Julian was really inspired. Thank you for the time and effort spent!’

‘We wanted to thank you for organising such a memorable trip for the students. Vivie shared stories, pictures, and videos with us and she truly enjoyed this trip very much. We were really impressed with the diversity of the activities and how you showed them bits of the French culture in such a fun way.’

‘Thank you so much for the great week and awesome videos. Our kids very much enjoyed their French immersion.’

‘Thank you very much for organising such an awesome French trip! Moya loved every moment, especially Friday with the street art and Saturday at the museum. She had a lovely host family, who really made an effort to interact with her.’

Students – Bavarian International School

‘I really enjoyed this trip, especially learning how to speak French by actually going outside of the classroom and speaking with locals, instead of just studying with a textbook.’

‘The trip was overall a lovely experience and I think everyone learned quite a lot about France as a country and the language itself.’

Workshops

All Levels

Welcome to the InSitu workshops: a fun opportunity to put some French culture into your daily life!

Would you like to make a ‘quiche lorraine’, compose a ‘café gourmand’, sing in French or score points in pétanque? Fun and different, our bilingual workshops are open to all! Cooking, tasting, visiting, playing… so many opportunities to practice and improve your French or to have fun while discovering an aspect of French culture.

– a good grasp of the local culture
– comprehensive notes after each class
– exclusive materials designed by InSitu French School
– a hot or cold drink

Find here the prices of the scheduled workshops (coming soon).

Find here the dates of the scheduled workshops (coming soon).

Coming soon. 

Interested?

Feel free to contact us to discuss your project.