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Institut Cunéiforme

Located at the heart of Montpellier, the Cunéiforme Institute offers French language courses for foreigners all year round. Classes take place in a 19 th century building in the style of Haussman. A stone's throw away from the train station and from the Place de la Comédie, the terrace of the Grand Café, the Provencal market stalls, and the scent of fresh-baked croissants lend to the atmosphere its inimitable French touch.

Behind the building's magnificent front gate, the Cunéiforme Institute has been attracting students and professionals from over 40 different countries since 2001.
Classes : classes comprise a maximum of 8 students of all nationalities and ages (ages 18 and up, or 16 for exam preparation courses). Curricula are developed in terms of each group's objectives (focusing on syntax, grammar, comprehension, or expression, oral or written). All programs involve at least 1 hour of personal preparation work per day.

Cultural Activities

Our cultural activities aim to enable students to meet the French people and to discover French culture. They bring together all of the school's students and are an opportunity to meet and talk, regardless of groups, levels, or courses.

One activity is organized every week, alternating between workshops, which take place at the school, and excursions. They are included in the Standard and Intensive programs.


The workshops take place at the Institute, in alternation with the excursions, depending on the city's cultural calendar, on the school's planning, and on the season.

They are free of charge.
Gastronomical workshops:

* Introduction to French wines (with tasting)
* France : the country of 350 cheeses (with tasting)
* French Mediterranean specialties (with tasting)

Theme-based workshops:

* Phonetics
* French music and song
* Conversation
* The French-speaking world

Course description:

The standard course is already intensive, with 17 hours of classes per week, in keeping with the schedule below:

• 15 class hours in small groups of maximum 8 students, from 9 to 10:30am and from 11am to 12:30pm from Monday to Friday

• 2 hours per week of group cultural activities with all of the school's students. This activity may take place at the school (gastronomical, wine tasting, or French music and song workshops, for instance), or elsewhere (tours of Montpellier , excursions in the region, etc.)


One Student, one Family

The Cunéiforme Institute offers home stays adapted to students of all ages, depending on your wishes and availability of families. Families working with the Cunéiform Institute are carefully selected and regularly inspected. They fulfill demanding requirements that allow for them to provide the best accommodations with the best guarantees.

The hosting tradition

You will share the daily life of a French family and will discover other aspects of French culture. This form of accommodation enables students to practice their language skills in many different situations and host families are extremely helpful to foreigners who can thus learn a lot about the city and everyday life.

The families who work with the Cunéiforme Institute are all experimented and are aware of the difficulties than may confront foreigners in France . They will often know how to overcome these difficulties and make your stay more pleasant and comfortable.

School name:Institut Cunéiforme
Address:3 rue Maguelone
Zip & city:34000  Montpellier
Phone:+33 (0)4 67 06 56 90

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