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Teenagers in the French language school

Biarritz : Summer A'level Course

Open to : 16/18 yr old students        Download French A level summer course details now

Is this course for you ?
Yes.  If you're looking for an immersion French course, staying with local French hosts. It's perfect for A'level students or Irish Leaving Certificate students looking to prepare prior to their exam year.    Past students have really enjoyed living on the Atlantic coast, in Biarritz.  It's demanding, but popular ~ so early reservations are advised!

Location Plus Points :

  • Biarritz is a smart, lively Atlantic town; sunny & coastal.
  • It is a popular summertime location with teenage language learners.
  • Stay with local French hosts.

Course Plus Points :

  • All teachers are fully qualified and experienced in the teaching of French as a foreign language.
  • Only French will be spoken in class.
  • Two week+ courses offered (one week option in August).
  • 20 or 26 French lessons per week format offered 

College Description

The Biarritz French language school has an excellent academic record and operates each summer, catering for teenage students aged 14yrs+. The school is based at the main school site upto the end of June, and then transfers the Teenage students to the Lycee site, located in a very pretty residential area of Biarritz until mid August, and then returns to the main school site again.  The Summer site is located in a charming villa based college is just to the south east of the town centre, 8-10 minutes walking distance from the sea front, beaches and heart of the town.  The school offers 10 bright and spacious classrooms, a computer room, a large courtyard garden shaded by trees with tables and chairs and there's even room to play football and volleyball.

The French language school in Biarritz offers a range of teenage courses, in addition to this Leaving Certificate course.  The French language school staff are aware that the students are on holiday and will do all they can to help students enjoy their French experience, both in and outside the classroom.

Language students can follow a one week+ French course in June to August.

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French A'level & Activity Course

20 or 26 French group lessons x 45 minutes per week + activity programme
French lessons held: Monday to Friday AM
Timetable : 09.15hrs to 13.15hrs
On average 8/12 students per class
Max. 15 people per class 

Course objectives and methodology
the practice of spoken French in communicative situations and a cultural approach to the language development of linguistic proficiency (written and oral expression / written and oral comprehension / interpersonal communication) communicative methods combining individual development and group dynamics (group work, role plays, etc.)

Activites offered each week 
~ a sporting activity such as basketball/body-boarding... 
~ a Wednesday PM trip to San Sebastian, Bayonne or Saint Jean de Luz
~ one surfing session, with a professional surf school
~ a trip to the Chocolate museum, a rugby match, cinema or bowling
Students are advised of the exact options offered each week once at the College.

French A-level & Activity Course / Prices:

    20 lessons format
     CESA Fee  EUR 50.00 per student/booking
    +  
   One week EUR  750.00 
   Two weeks EUR 1500.00 
  Three weeks EUR 2235.00
  Extra night EUR  43.00
     
    26 lessons format
     CESA Fee  EUR 50.00 per student/booking
    +  
  One week EUR 800.00
  Two weeks EUR 1600.00
  Three weeks EUR 2384.00
  Extra night EUR 43.00

> Start Dates 2014

    
07 July  
14 July   
21 July
28 July
4 August
11 August
18 August
 
1 or 2 wks only
1 or 2 wks only
1 or 2 wks only 
1 or 2 wks
1 or 2 wks
1 or 2 wks
1 wk

~ Dates above are open to A level students (minimum 3 students required for course to run)
~ For alternative French courses dates, open to any teenage student > Biarritz Teens

NB: Early bookings are strongly recommended for July

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French A'level & Surf Course

20 or 26 French group lessons x 45 minutes per week + activity programme
French lessons held: Monday to Friday AM
Timetable : 09.15hrs to 13.00hrs
On average 8/12 students per class
Max. 15 people per class
  
Course objectives and methodology
the practice of spoken French in communicative situations and a cultural approach to the language development of linguistic proficiency (written and oral expression / written and oral comprehension / interpersonal communication) communicative methods combining individual development and group dynamics (group work, role plays, etc.)

Surf tuition offered each week
~ 4 afternoons of surf instruction (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday)
~ exact surf lesson days/timetable dependent on the tides
~ Surf Instructors hold the "Federation de Surf" diploma
~ a free Wednesday PM excursion to San Sebastian, Bayonne or San Juan de Luz in July
~ a VERY popular course option and it is recommended you book as early as possible
You can't combine The Surf course with the Activities option in the same week, but you are welcome to book a one week of each option on a fortnights programme

French A-level & Surf Course / Prices:

    20 lessons format
    CESA Fee  EUR  50.00 per student/booking
  +  
  One week EUR  840.00 
  Two weeks EUR 1680.00 
  Three weeks EUR 2503.00
 Extra night EUR  43.00
     
    26 lessons format
    CESA Fee EUR 50.00 per student/booking
  +  
  One week EUR 890.00
  Two weeks EUR 1780.00
  Three weeks EUR 2651.00
  Extra night EUR 43.00

> Start Dates 2014

    07 July           14 July 21 July 28 July 04 August 11 August 18 August
  1 or 2 wks only 1 or 2 wks only 1 or 2 wks only 1 or 2 wks 1 or 2 wks 1 or 2 wks 1 wk

~ Dates above are specific A level course dates (min 3 students required for course to run)
~ For alternative French course dates, open to any teenage student > Biarritz Teens

NB: Early bookings are strongly recommended for July

A short term French language course aimed at teenage students from across Europe (and beyond) and perfect for UK A'level students (and Europeans studying for equivalent exams) who need to build on current skills during an immersion course in France over the holidays.  This is an serious course in small groups to maximise students’ performance. The main objective of the programme is to improve linguistic abilities, whilst concentrating on aspects essential to the 'A' level (or European equivalent) exam in order to make the best use of students’ knowledge.

Course objectives and methodology
to put your French into practise in advance of the A level French examinations
to hone specific exam related skills (listening activities, presenting a theme, writing a letter, narrative or summary, etc.)
to practice linguistic skills (written expression, “essay planning”, oral / written comprehension, oral / interactive communication)
to revise grammar and build vocabulary
to use communicative methods, role play and study of real documents to improve ability

Activities
Students can choose to follow either a Surfing or Activities programme in the afternoon (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday) in addition to the Wednesday PM excursion.

Supervision
Students are supervised by state qualified instructors for all sporting activities and by a member of college staff for cultural outings.  However there will be free time when there is no supervision.

Location
Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne (BAB) is situated on the Atlantic Coast, in the south west of France in the Basque Country.  The area is a very attractive holiday destination because of its diversity and its nightlife!  Inland, Bayonne offers a beautiful riverside setting, medieval old town, famous gothic cathedral and great shopping. Biarritz, is a surfers paradise and offers a wide range of daytime holiday activity possibilities, golden beaches and good nightlife.

Accommodation
French host
based (private household)
Can be booked on a shared room* basis only (either with a friend or the college will find a pair for you) with full-board (breakfast, lunch and evening meal) with local hosts.
* Generally single rooms are allocated in August 
French hosts live in Biarritz/Anglet/Bayonne -in houses or apartment buildings, just a short bus ride from the college, the beaches and the centre of Biarritz. Hosts offer you the chance to share daily French life with native speakers.  They are very likely to have more than two student staying with them.
They will collect you from Biarrtiz airport/station by arrangement, free of charge (if at reasonable hour) and take you back at the end of the course.

Going out Permission

Teenagers aged 14/17yrs old will need signed parental permission to be able to go out in the evenings. CESA will forward details upon enrolment.

Parents must indicate that either:

1/ no permission to go out is given 

2/ students are free to go out at a time set by their parents but in any case no later than 12.00 midnight.

French language students, aged 18 years of age+ are not subject to parental permission rules.

NB: Parents cannot set alternative curfews as the college is unable to police them.

Travel
Arrive: Sunday PM
Depart: Saturday AM

Travel to Biarritz by plane and then take the host arranged two way transfer to your accommodation.

Updated: 14th Jan2014