Teen French Summer Courses, Biarritz (14-17 years)

Biarritz is a popular seaside town on the Bay of Biscay, on the Atlantic coast in southwestern France. Well known for its world-class surfing as well as the extensive beach and surrounding countryside, Biarritz offers a safe and fun environment for teenagers.

We offer dynamic Teen French summer courses combining French lessons, sports, cultural activities, entertainment and events that enable young students to improve their French whilst having fun in a safe location.

  • Duration:  1 – 4 weeks
  • Start dates:  June – Aug 2020
  • Cost: from £1,050 per week including all meals and accommodation

Course duration: 1-4 weeks
Consists of: 20 French group lessons + 4 surf or multi-activity sessions per week
Class timetable: 09.00-12.30 (Mon-Fri)
Lesson duration: 45 minutes (French)
Maximum class size: 14 students
Minimum language level: Beginner
Minimum age: 14 years

Our Teen French summer courses are specifically designed for teenagers aged 14-17 years and are offered for all levels from beginners. The courses run throughout the summer months and include group French tuition as well as surf or multi-activity sessions and a supervised social programme.  Also included is accommodation in selected local homestays on a full board basis.

French lessons run from Monday to Friday.  Lessons are designed to develop all four of the main language skills (speaking, reading, writing and listening), with a focus on oral communication. Teachers encourage students to interact as much as possible and actively use what they learn in class. All teachers are native speakers and university-graduate teachers.

Surf or Multi-activities sessions – 4  afternoon sessions per week.

Surf option:

Four sessions of 1.5 hours each, on the “Plage des Corsaires” in Anglet which offers a wide range of waves for all levels.  Lesson times will vary according to the tides and weather conditions.  Fully-qualified instructors from our partner surf school will provide lessons adapted to the needs and levels of the participants.

Groups of 8 students maximum. All equipment is provided by the surf school (wetsuits and boards)

Multi-activities option:

Four sport initiation sessions per week: rock climbing, rafting, hiking, sea kayaking, golf, surfing and more.  The programme changes every day and every week so that students will experience 4 different sports during the week.

Each activity is supervised by a qualified professional or a school representative.

Groups of 8 to 12 students maximum depending on the activity.

2020 start dates are any Monday from 07 June to 22 August. Ask us for availability on the start date of your choice.

2020 prices:

1 week £1050  / 2 weeks £1,995 / 3 weeks £2,845  / 4 weeks £3,820

What is included:

  • 20 group French lessons, 4 lessons per day Monday – Friday
  • 4 surf or multi-activity afternoon sessions per week
  • Shared room homestay accommodation (full board)
  • Fully supervised social programme
  • Return transfer to/from Biarritz airport or train station

Not included:

  • International travel
  • Travel/health insurance
  • Local bus pass if required (approx. 12€ per week)

Shared room accommodation is available in local homestays and provides full board (3 meals per day). Breakfast, dinner and Sunday lunch are taken at the homestay, and a packed lunch is provided on all other days.  This type of accommodation is perfect for those who wish to be fully immersed in everyday French life and also gives plenty of opportunity to practise your French.

Accommodation is from the Sunday afternoon before the course starts until the Saturday morning after it finishes (1 week = 6 nights, 2 weeks = 13 nights). Extra nights are available on request.