IH Montpellier

ILA is a leading school in the South of France nearby the Mediterranean coast, specializing in French courses in small groups for all objectives and levels.

Located in the very centre of Montpellier, a young and dynamic University city, ILA also offers a large range of accommodation options, as well as an exciting activity program for leisure and socializing.

We are proud of our 25 years experience, welcoming over 2000 students each year! ILA’s academic excellency and teaching services have made us the only school in Montpellier to be accredited by EAQUALS, IALC, Label Groupement FLE, IH WORLD and the French Government Label Qualité FLE, a unique gage of Quality for our students.


  • French

Specialist Courses

  • 40+ or 50+ Courses
  • Cambridge, IELTS or other Exam Preparation Courses


  • For other services please see school website


  • Homestay
  • Student Residence
  • Hotel or Apartment

The City

Montpellier and its region Languedoc are the perfect place for a French language immersion stay. Our city is home to France’s second biggest University; more than 80,000 students study here. This reflects in the day-to-day living in Montpellier, there are countless animations, concerts, student bars, and student restaurants. Montpellier is nicknamed the city that never sleeps. The NEW YORK TIMES named Montpellier as one of the most attractive destinations in the world.

Our region is rich in culture. 6 UNESCO sites are in very easy reach, visit the Pont du Gard, Nimes, Avignon or Carcassonne, just to name a few. The endless, sandy beaches of Montpellier are only a few miles away, on the way you can admire the salt lagoons with the wild, pink flamingos. There are numerous sport activities possible; did you ever try Kite surfing or scuba diving?

Visit local Chateaux, taste local wines, which are still available at a moderate price level. Taste wonderful local patisserie and enjoy fresh seafood overlooking the Mediterranean. Enjoy a relaxed Southern French lifestyle and learn French even outside classroom in everyday situations. Unlike in big cities, the locals are relaxed, friendly and always ready for a chat !


We really could improve our French in a short time. It was our first visit to Montpellier and it is a really beautiful city. Thank you ILA !

Kazuki and Takanari - Japan

It was simply amazing. I love my host family and the learning process. I love all the teachers I had, they're amazing, gentle and charismatic. They all dominate the subject they're teaching. It was interesting how everybody is so accessible and use the pop culture to teach the things we need to know. I really love all the professors! I really would like to come back

Amanda - Brésil

Excellent! I liked meeting like minded adults from around the world. - getting intense instruction from a great teacher - doing activities with people from other classes, all in French.

Donna - États-unis


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