Taking a music course and learning a foreign language, was often mutually†† exclusive. Not any more!
The courses bring together musicians of all nationalities. The diversity of languages heard every day, the exchanges that result from one's work in music make language learning easier: sharing a common passion - music, making it together and talking about it together provides motivation.
For English-speaking students we offer the opportunities to learn or improve French (FFL), German (GFL) Italian (IFL) as Foreign Languages.
Classes are also conducted by specialist teachers, all of whom are native speakers.
We offer quality tuition in intensive English by specialist teachers of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) who are themselves native speakers.
The language classes can be taken in small groups or one to one, according to the student's precise needs.†
The group classes consist of 4 to 6 students.
The basic course, consisting of one, two, three or five one hour sessions a day, aims to help develop competency in oral communication, to develop a more in-depth knowledge of grammar, and to enrich the studentís vocabulary by using appropriate teaching material suited to individual needs.
No serious musician should have more than 2 or 3 hours language tuition per day, but when linguistic needs are great, we suggest coming to the pre-course, in Llandovery only
The course in Provence (France) offers Italian, French and English
A range of different types of material is used, including video and audio cassettes, but the accent is always on improving listening and speaking skills.