Taking full advantage of the wonders of Paris, this course relies on interactive instruction to review tenses and sentence structure and build students’ vocabulary. Language learning is approached through a variety of activities, such as storytelling and role playing, and short thematic units that integrate visits to museums and cultural sites, and regular contact with local native French speakers. Students work on pronunciation, intonation, and public speaking. They are evaluated on the first day and placed in a group with others of a similar level.
Oxbridge in Paris takes place in the Lycée Notre-Dame de Sion, a top private school in the 6th arrondissement, adjacent to the Luxembourg Gardens.
- Breakfast in the dining hall
- classes on topics as diverse as Art History or Medicine meet in classrooms, labs, studios, or out and about in Paris
- students can choose to have lunch at any local restaurants or sandwich shops in town
- three afternoons a week, classes meet again. When there is no class, they are free to join in organized activities or trips and tours in and around Paris
- dinner in the dining hall
- evening activities, events, or shows
- Access to cultural sites and local events
- extracurricular activities, workshops, and event offerings
- continuous support
- on-site staff of experienced professionals
- local meals
In Paris, students stay in a centrally located boarding school and are housed in either single or double dorm-style rooms. They have access to shared facilities.
Students on the Oxbridge in Paris program choose one Major course and one Minor course to study for the month. They have the option of studying in English or French.
Every class is designed to use Paris as a teaching tool. When students are not in class, they have access to a full range of optional activities designed to help them discover Paris and immerse themselves in French life.