Intensive French Courses in Devon

Take the plunge with an intensive French course in Devon and spend some time in an area of outstanding natural beauty with both national and UNESCO designations.

A couple of times a year, I run in-person intensive French weekend courses here. The courses are completely immersive in French from the moment you arrive until the moment you leave. And to get the most out of the natural landscape, I combine classroom time with trips out where you continue to speak French whilst enjoying your surroundings with like-minded people. 

Come to North Devon to learn French

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Activities - Intensive French Courses

Speaking whilst doing an activity is a great way to learn and retain your knowledge. On each immersive course as a group you can choose:

  • From a choice of restaurants and types of meal including Fish and Chips, Afternoon Tea and Sunday Roast.
  • From a selection of activities from walks on the beach or in local forests, to cycling on traffic-free cycle paths, to swimming in the sea.

Intensive French Courses Details

View the course schedule here from when you arrive on Friday evening for l’apero and dinner through to Sunday lunch.

Choose Your Accommodation (course cost does not include accommodation)

Barnstaple has some wonderful hotels.

Here are some that I would recommend that are within walking distance of The French Room

There are also a couple of Travel Lodge / Premier Inn hotels a short drive from The French Room

We will be having afternoon tea at The Saunton Sands Hotel. This is a 15 minute drive.

Intensive French Course Barnstaple


You will do 2 x 3 hour morning classes at The French Room as a group. 

The rest of your learning will be over meals and whilst doing activities.

Class content is tailored to the group attending and can include grammar, listening exercises, pronunciation practice and guided conversation.

In total you will receive up to 20 hours tutor time if you opt into all the activities and classes.


The course price includes tutor time only. Your travel, accommodation, meals and activities are all payable separately. 

The course will run with a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 6. It is payable on booking with a full refund available up until 14 days prior to the course start date.

French Intensive Courses