Open and cosmopolitan, Biarritz is one of the most prestigious seaside resorts on the Atlantic coast and one of the most welcoming cities in France that has preserved its identity!
French lessons: 20 lessons / week
French lessons take place at the residence in the mornings, Monday to Friday.
The juniors are divided into groups of levels of up to 8 learners. The written and oral tests are done before arrival. However, if France Langue Biarritz did not receive the written tests or the oral tests upstream, the juniors will pass them on the first day of classes.
The educational objectives
The objective of the course is to improve their oral and written communication, strengthen their vocabulary and grammar points, develop their knowledge of French culture and civilization, and express themselves fluently and fluently in different situations. .
During their courses, the teachers will address the four areas of competence of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference), namely: oral expression and comprehension and written expression and comprehension.
The content developed has an action-oriented approach with various activities created in line with the audience and the level of the groups, thus promoting oral expression while laying the foundations of the written word.
The teaching team will animate attractive, pleasant and enjoyable lessons through playful educational activities, such as group or pair activities in their class, and interactions with other level groups during pedagogical aspects events related to the life of the school.
Sports activities - 4 sessions / week
A swim test will be held on Monday morning at 8:30 am at the beach of "Port Vieux". All participants in the junior programme in Biarritz must know how to swim.
Surf lessons will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays afternoons for 1h30 at Milady beach in Biarritz. Schedules may vary depending on the tides and weather conditions. In case of bad conditions that would make surfing impossible, canceled sessions will be postponed by the provider.
During the surf lessons, the young students will be divided into groups of 8 maximum with a surf instructor graduated from a State Patent of surfing instructor or a BPJEPS mention: surf (Professional Certificate of the Youth, of the Popular Education and Sport).
The teachers will address a theme on this sport during class time to facilitate the understanding of surf lessons and to address local sporting events.
The practice of surfing will allow juniors to communicate and exchange on a common interest and share in French and will participate in group dynamics, cohesion and solidarity.
In short :
- 4 sports sessions (surf or multi-activities) of 1h30 / week
- Qualified and experienced instructors
- Group of 8 participants maximum
- Hardware included and provided
- Swimming test done at the beginning of your stay
The Junior Program of France Langue Biarritz has a programme of activities in addition to the sport sessions:
- A convenient city tour on the Monday of arrival for new students
- One cultural visit per week (half-day excursion on Wednesday afternoon and / or a full day on Saturday in Bayonne, Saint Jean de Luz, Biarritz, Hendaye)
- Every other day, social activities, fun and sports to allow the juniors to practice French together (football, beach volley, quiz, photo contest, treasure hunt ...)
- Evenings to promote exchanges: 1 evening a week on Friday (evening on the beach, bowling, cinema ...). Other nights are free or family.
Full board accommodation at the Domaine du Pignada
The residence, located 12 minutes from downtown Biarritz, welcomes young people with full board in strict compliance with sanitary conditions.
In the heart of the Basque Country, in a natural environment, the residence is very well equipped: swimming pool, football field, mini-golf, Basque pelota court ...
In order to avoid any intrusion into our center of France Langue Biarritz, a nominative document with a photo will be given to them on the first day of their arrival on the site. To find out where each minor is, France Langue Biarritz collects the presences of the students.
As soon as the supervising team notices an absence, it will call the host families to know the reason and to take the necessary actions related to the reason.
Juniors arriving late will have to justify it to the center manager and will be sanctioned beyond three repeated delays.
The school also requests a medical certificate or signed statement from parents for each junior (medical history and recommendations).
The juniors are allowed to go out at night with the condition that France Langue Biarritz has received the authorization of the parents or the legal representative before the arrival of the minor. From Monday to Thursday, they must be back in their host family by 11pm. On Fridays, Saturdays and the eves of public holidays, they are allowed to go out until 00:30am.
Students under 15 years old are not allowed to go out at night.
The standards of supervision
- One teacher in charge of 14 juniors maximum per group
- A leader in charge of 12 juniors maximum per group on excursion
- A bathing supervisor and a supervisor in charge of 8 juniors max during activities in the water.
- A director for 100 students and a deputy for every 50 additional minors.
A weekly schedule is set up as well as the control of the number of minors accommodated.
A unique emergency number will be set up. If there is a problem with non-attendance at school, host families and / or young people can join any member of the team at any time. Permanences will be provided each evening and weekend by a member of the team. Everyone will be able to dial this number in case of medical problems, non-compliance with the rules of life or people, etc.
All the practical information will be given to you before the beginning of the lessons. The host families will also be there to advise and guide the juniors. Tickets are not included in the programme (around 12€ per week).
Upon the minor's arrival, he is picked up either at the airport or at Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne station and his transfer is provided to the residence.
Arrivals and departures must take place on Saturday.
The details of the trip must be confirmed 15 days before the arrival of the student (place and time of arrival, flight number ...)
Dates and prices
Start of the programme
End of the programme
Course + surf or multiactivities
370€ / week
860€ / week
1 060€ / week
* registration fees + french lessons 20 lessons / week + 4 sports sessions / week + activities + accommodation in host family with full board + transfers from / to Biarritz airport / train station
Not included: Student personal expenses