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French for Teenagers: Biarritz 16 to 17 yrs

Is this the course for you?

Yes. If you’re looking for a French for Teenagers course in Biarritz for older teenagers, staying with local French hosts. It’s perfect for older teenagers looking to work on their French, in a teenage only study environment (by the sea) with other language students from across Europe. Students really enjoy living on the Atlantic coast, in Biarritz.

Biarritz PDF download  16/17 yrs 2022

Language School

The Biarritz French college has an excellent academic record and operates as a language college each summer, catering for students aged 16/17 yr olds.  In 2022, this programme is hosted in central Biarritz, in a French language school, and will cater specifically for 16/17 yr olds.

French & Surfing

French classes Mon/Fri AM
Surfing classes Mon, Tues & Thurs, Fri PM
Additional activities Wed PM & Saturday
Accommodation French hosts
Levels offered Elementary (A2) to Intermediate (B2)
Age range 16/17 yrs
Course duration 1 to 4 weeks 
Number of lessons 20 lessons per week
Lesson duration 45 minutes
Maximum per class 14 students


French programme & accommodation
1 wk 2 wks 3 wks 4 wks
€ 890.00 € 1780.00 € 2670.00 € 3560.00
CESA Fee: € 60.00 per person
Day camp option: Available on request
Gluten free diet: Supplement of €45.00 pr week
Extra night: € 57.00


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4 afternoons of surf instruction (surf lessons times dependent on the tides)
Surfing lessons take place in Anglet
Students are driven to the beach by language school staff
Wetsuits and boards provided 8 students per surfing group
Social activities, excursions and evening events are included
Campus based accommodation

French Course Notes

Prior to arrival students will be asked to complete a level test.
On the first Monday of a course, students have an Induction Talk.

French classes will always start on Monday at 10.10 hrs through to 12.30 hrs, Tuesday to Friday classes are held 09.00 hrs to 12.30 hrs (with a 20-minute break)

So, there are 15 hours (or 20 lessons x 45 minutes) in total per week (no homework is set).

The programme covers all the different elements of the French language. Students are taught a wide range of language learning tools; covering speaking, reading, writing and listening skills according to their current French language level.

The main focus of the course is always oral communication and the teachers are all university educated, native speakers. Students are always encouraged to participate actively in class and to put their new-found French skills into practice.

Course Dates 2022

04, 11, 18, 25
01, 08


Arrival: Sunday
Course runs: Monday/Friday
Departure: Saturday

No beginners. Elementary/High intermediate levels only (equivalent to completion of 1st year GCSE level and above)
# Last day of the course: 12th August 2022

* Public Holidays: 14 July & 15 August
– no French lessons held on public holidays, other activities (surfing/sporting etc) are still provided.

Biarritz Teens Surfing

Biarritz Teens Surfing


French hosts/ess based (private household) Offered on a shared room basis (either with a friend or the college will find another student for you to share with) with full-board (breakfast, lunch and evening meal) arranged by the hosts. Hosts offer either one twin room or in some cases, two or three, twin rooms (so there will be several students staying in the same household).

French hosts live in and around Biarritz, Bayonne and Anglet – in houses just a walk or a short bus ride from the language school (30 minutes max by bus). Bus pass: Allow €12.00 per week.  Please note most buses stop running in Biarritz around 8/9pm, (apart from 3 lines) so many students staying out later will have to walk or take a taxi back to their hosts.

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Students are expected to keep their bedroom tidy and may be asked to clean the room. Hosts provide bed linen, but students should bring their own towel. The bedrooms have storage space, a workspace, a lamp and a window. Hosts offer you the chance to share daily French life with native speakers. They will collect you from Biarritz airport/station by arrangement, free of charge (if at reasonable hour) and take you back at the end of the course. They will also show their students to college on the first Monday of their course (or explain the route in detail). Sundays are spent with your hosts, so that they can enjoy your company and may take you out for the day or go to the beach with you (though this isn’t compulsory).

Going out Permission

Teenagers aged 16/17 yrs 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 after dinner or

2/ students are free to go out at a time set by their parents but in any case no later than 23.00 hrs in the week & up to 01.00am on /Friday or Saturday nights (no later curfews can be accepted). The curfew extension also applies to nights before a public holiday, when no French lessons will be held the following day.

NB: Parents cannot set alternative curfews as the school staff are unable to police them.


Biarritz is situated on the Atlantic Coast, in the south west of France in the Basque Country. The area is a very attractive holiday destination. Biarritz, offers a wide range of daytime holiday activity possibilities and is also a surfers’ paradise and famed for its excellent beaches. Ideal for parental holidays, whilst the students are on a language course!


During the French and Surfing programme students are supervised by state qualified instructors for all sporting activities and by a member of college staff for other activities and excursions. Students will have to make their own way to school and back to their hosts each day.


Arrive: Sunday PM  / Depart: Saturday AM

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

Course Plus Points

  • All teachers are fully qualified in teaching French as a foreign language
  • Only French will be spoken in class
  • Relaxed yet lively classroom atmosphere
  • Perfect for A’ level or Leaving Certificate levels
  • 20 French lessons per week format offered

Location Plus Points

  • Biarritz is a smart, lively Atlantic town; sunny & coastal
  • A small, friendly learning environment
  • A popular summertime location with teenage language learners
  • Combine your French studies with a Surfing course
  • Students love the easy access to golden beaches