The full programme
General French courses
French lessons are held in the morning with other students (adults) of the France Langue Biarritz school, based on 20 lessons (15 hours) of general French / week.This programme enables the development of all 4 main language skills (speaking, reading, writing and listening) with a focus on oral communication: teachers encourage our students to interact as much as possible and actively use what they learn in class.
2 specialized modules of exam preparation
On Monday and Wednesday afternoons, students have 4h30 of specialized workshops for preparation for the exam per week (2 x 2h15)
The courses are held in closed groups and will focus on preparing students for the test format.
The workshops enable you to practice efficient reading and listening, identify key words, work on themes specific to these exams, discuss and present critical analysis.
Course key features
- Initial level test on Monday morning
- Homogeneous group of students: students are placed in classes according to the results of the initial level test
- International classes of 14 students
- Qualified, experienced, native French teachers
- Individualised educational follow-up to guarantee the best progression
Full board accommodation in host family
Our host families are carefully selected by France Langue and all located in the BAB region (Biarritz, Anglet, Bayonne). Maximum commute time is 45 minutes by bus from the school. The rooming is in multiple rooms for students of the same gender (4 students / room maximum).
The meals (breakfast, dinner and Sunday lunch) are taken with host families. Packed lunches are provided for weekdays and excursions. Special diets can be catered if the school is informed at the time of booking.
3 sessions of 1h30 of surfing during 3 afternoons (the schedule depends on the weather and other activities of the school). The sessions are taught by a professional provider who has been working with France Langue for several years.
Group of 8 students maximum.
All levels are accepted.
A swim test is performed at the beginning of your stay on the « Port Vieux » beach.
The material is provided by the surf school.
Lessons take place at the Milady beach, in Biarritz.
Transfers are included from Biarritz Airport or train station. The host families or a member of the France Langue team will pick up the student on their arrival and bring them back on the day of departure. Student should arrive on Sunday afternoon and leave on Saturday morning. Travel details must be confirmed 15 days before the arrival of the student at the latest (place and time of arrival, flight number ...).
Supervision and Security
A group leader organises the programme of activities and supervises the students. The supervision ratio is 1 to 8 for water activities and 1 for 12 students for other activities and excursions.
The school also requires a signed health form for each student (medical history, allergies and any other recommendations).
The student can either walk or take the bus to go to school. All the details will be given before the beginning of the course. The host families will also be able to advise and guide the students.
Bus Pass not included (around 12 € per week).
Dates and prices in 2021
20 lessons of General French
+ 6 lessons of exam preparation
+ 3 surf sessions
+ Full board accommodation in host family
+ Return transfers
Our teams are at your disposal to answer your questions about this programme.