Les Classes

One-on-One &
Group Intensive "à la carte"
All levels

  • Courses are held during the week in the teacher’s typical French townhouse, located downtown in Salon-de-Provence 

  • A maximum of 4 students of the same level are permitted in each class to ensure the greatest participation

  • Grammatical construction is made simple and practiced right away and throughout the week with conversation, games and mini-projects on cultural and social topics about France. All material — written, audio and video — is up-to-date, designed and provided by the teacher

  • Vocabulary and idiomatic units are used to enhance your real-life comprehension and conversation, while visits and events around town and the region make the best of your stay in Provence

Why French Courses "à la carte"?

  • Because vacation dates can be tricky, because every student learns at his/her own pace and because vacation is still... les vacances, it should remain a relaxing and pleasant time...  

How French Courses "à la carte" works?

  • Submit your ideal travelling dates and length of stay to Le Salon de Sophie : lesalondesophie@gmail.com so we can check availability and prepare a bespoke learning plan, just for you.
  • Choose your courses length:    
 One student rates:
 10 hours     260 €
 16 hours     400 €
 20 hours     480 € 

  32 hours     760 €    
 40 hours     920 €   

You are coming as a group of same level (total group rates):

                        2 students                                             3 students                                      4 students
10 hours          370 €                                                       530 €                                               690 €
16 hours          650 €                                                       950 €                                               1250 €
20 hours          810 €                                                       1190 €                                             1570 €
32 hours          1370 €                                                     2030 €                                             2690 €
40 hours          1690 €                                                     2510 €                                             3330 €   

  • With la Prof, together we can create your own tailored schedule according to your learning pace and your vacation plans. A minimum of 2.30 hours a day is required for significant results. You are free to choose to have 2.30, 3 and 4 (or even more) hours a day in one lesson or spread out during the full day (e.g. 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon)
This is totally "à la carte" and gives us respect to your learning rhythm and to offer a maximum of flexibility for your stay in the South of France. 

  • For the first time students: there is a free first meeting on Skype or upon your arrival to discuss your needs, your difficulties and your goals in French, usefull information and tips regarding your stay in Salon de Provence - good addresses, recommendations, bus schedules for day trips, etc...
And also, it is nice to meet each other, to know that even though a student is coming alone to Salon de Provence to study, you won't feel on your own in town because la Prof and her family will be there for you, in case you need a little help!

 Please note that if you are staying in Salon de Provence for more than a week, you are welcome to use la Prof's laundry machine. The ladies can borrow her bike as well. 


Airfare, accommodation and most activities not included in price

Policies & Registration

Must be 21 year old for the classes (teenagers are welcome under a chaperon's supervision outside the classes)
All fee are tax-inclusive
You must carry out the necessary procedures in order to be insured during your stay in France
The organizer is not responsible for losses and damages suffered or committed by the participants during the program.
Bring your own apron if you like to cook : )

To register, it's simple as "bonjour":

1- Contact Sophie: lesalondesophie@gmail.com with your ideal travelling dates and your prefered courses length to check availability, a short presentation (in French when it is possible!) . You will receive a test to complete to assess your level if needed.

2- Once you've received confirmation of your registration, we can discuss your learning plans and your arrival in Salon de Provence via mail or Skype (le.salon.de.sophie)

3- The total  balance has to be paid within 60 days before the class starts or upon your arrrival by Paypal (you won't need to open an account. Le Salon de Sophie will send you an invoice via Paypal  with  instructions to pay with your credit card) .  Also accepted: french checks, travelers checks or cash.
The balance is reimbursable if the student cannot participate due a force majeure.

“La French Therapy”

For the students who want to maintain their improvement back home: Via Skype, they will meet with their teacher to discuss topics in French for 1 hour.

According to the teacher’s availability

12 x 1 hour sessions via Skype : €250

24 x 1 hour sessions via Skype : €450

Private Classes — All levels

You are a resident or a semi-resident of Salon-de-Provence and you need private French classes weekly, all year long (from total beginner to intermediate/advanced). Contact Sophie for details:

Rates for Weekday Classes

                         One student                Two students of same level

10 hours: €260                10 hours: €370

16 hours: €400               16 hours: €650

20 hours: €480                20 hours: €810