IH Bordeaux

Have you ever dreamed of practicing the language of Shakespeare in an exceptional setting? The entire Les ateliers IH Bordeaux team is waiting for you in the heart of this 19th century private mansion; a stone's throw from the historic centre, shops, Place des Quinconces and Place Gambetta! Whatever your desires, we are at your disposal to transform your stay in Bordeaux into an unforgettable experience. Welcome to our big family!


  • English
  • French

Specialist Courses

  • Online Classes
  • Cambridge, IELTS or other Exam Preparation Courses


  • Social Programme
  • Transfers
  • For other services please see school website


  • Homestay
  • Student Residence
  • Hotel or Apartment

The City

The South-West city of Bordeaux is known throughout the world for its unique wines. The city has more to offer than its wines though : art, history, architecture, gastronomy, landscape, ocean near, nightlife, great student city... Bordeaux welcomes everybody and has things to offer to each and everyone. The city is part of UNESCO’s World Heritage List.


It was a very nice stay overall. Sarah gave good lessons. Structured, interesting, varied and with a lot of patience, she catered to each and every one of us. The location of the school is very central and the breaks can be easily spent in the neighbouring bistros and restaurants.


friendly and well organised welcome, nice teacher, interesting course with different activities


This program is for teachers of French as a Foreign Language whose mother tongue is not French. During this two-week program, you will be able to explore the subtleties of today’s French and to work on strategies and group dynamics! It will also gives you the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of French culture and civilization!

The training is held from Monday to Friday on the basis of 26 lessons / week. Classes are held in the morning and afternoon.

You will go through many thematic workshops of reflections and exchanges in which you will be approached both orally and in writing.

You will be given out educational materials and authentic documents that you will have worked on during the methodology workshops.

- Refreshing cultural knowledge - Classroom techniques and practices - Class material

Throughout both weeks, the teacher will help you improve your language skills with syntactic and lexical reminders.

A program of cultural activities will complete this program. Plus you will also have trips to discover the city and the region chosen (museum visits, guided tours in the city, evening outings, excursions).

Course content : - Themed modules of reflection, exchange and creativity in which participants work on both their written and speaking skills. - Linguistic reinforcement to work on the four key language skills: listening, speaking, writing and reading. - Practical ideas and methods to build your own educational materials and activities. - Cultural visits commented and analyzed in class. - Study of linguistic and socio-cultural developments through authentic and recent documents: press, cinema, literature and music.


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