Senior Summer Courses
France

  • Biarritz is a surfers’ paradise
  • Meet people from all over the world in our residence
  • Free bus pass for the duration of your stay

Biarritz, Anglet and Bayonne make up the glamorous Cote Basque, ideally situated in South West France. Bayonne is a medieval town with great shopping facilities and a beautiful riverside-setting, while Biarritz is a vibrant cosmopolitan town with magnificent beaches, golf courses and numerous sporting facilities. The wonderful beaches are a surfer's paradise, and of course, you can also enrol for a surfing course at our experienced surf school.
You will stay in one of our friendly homestays and French summer courses take place in our local school, just a short bus-ride from the town centre and the beach.
Our language programme for young adult students (16-23 years) is suitable for independent mature-minded students. After lessons, you have the freedom to explore Biarritz on your own. There is no supervision but our IP Young Adult Coordinator is available if some problems arise.

The School

The school is situated at the Maison des Associations with modern and spacious and bright classrooms. The building is located 20 minutes away from the Youth Guesthouse, the beach and the town centre. The programme, organised by our international supervisors, takes place in the Youth Guesthouse or on the beach. Besides this you get a ticket to use the local traffic.

All lessons take place in our local school in the Maison des Associations, situated between beach and residence.
Please note that the lessons don't take place on this bank holiday and won't be replaced later: 15.08.2018.

Intensive French Course

20 lessons (x 45 mins) per week
Lessons normally take place from Monday to Friday between 09:00 and 12:20. Each of the four morning lessons focuses on a specific area of language learning: grammar and language work, reading and listening, or communicative activities and speaking practice. Our aim is to provide you with the vocabulary and grammar required for effective communication and particular attention is paid to improving speaking and listening skills.
The following levels are catered for: elementary (A2), pre-intermediate (B1), upper intermediate (B2), advanced (C1). Duration: minimum 2 weeks

multi bedded room at the Youth Guesthouse Biarritz
multi bedded room at the Youth Guesthouse Biarritz

Homestay

You stay in a twin or single bedroom with one of our friendly homestay hosts, most of whom have been welcoming students for many years. Our hosts live in Biarritz, Anglet and Bayonne - some are situated close to the school while others are a bus-ride away (on average 30, max. 60 mins, a local bus pass is provided for the duration of your stay). Therefore homestay is a good opportunity for self-dependent students who like to learn something about the everyday life of a French family. You will get half board in the host family. Packed lunch can be booked (with supplement). We offer vegetarian and vegan options in the homestay accommodation. Any other special diet (Gluten free, lactose free, food allergies) on request only. Halal and kosher food is not available. Please advise at least 4 weeks prior arrival about any special diet.

Freizeitprogramm

This programme is not supervised, but our French-speaking IP Young Adult Coordinator is available if any problems do arise. Of course, students will be given all the necessary information regarding their stay during the Welcome Meeting and Town Walk with the IP Young Adult Coordinator. There are three activities per week and one full day excursion in two weeks included .

Surf Course 5 x 1.5 lessons (Supplement)

Biarritz is the surf capital of France. If you feel like getting in touch with your inner surfer, be sure to join the surf course at our partner school in Anglet.
The surf course includes a max. of five lessons per week (1.5 hours each), which takes place in the afternoons.
Equipment will be provided. Surf lesson times may vary depending on the weather, tide, and the size of the waves. Please bear in mind that booking this special may prevent you from joining other activities or a scheduled excursion. This special is not included in the activity programme but can be chosen at the time of booking as an upgrade. Occasionally due to weather or water conditions surf could be not safe, so students will receive theoretical knowledge in surfing, paddling and first aid or the surf lesson can be cancelled or postponed.

Self-arranged travel
Travel dates
 
Home Stay
twin room
Home Stay
single room
 
30.06.18 - 07.07.18 579 € 628 € Book now
07.07.18 - 14.07.18 579 € 628 € Book now
14.07.18 - 21.07.18 579 € 628 € Book now
21.07.18 - 28.07.18 579 € 628 € Book now
28.07.18 - 04.08.18 579 € 628 € Book now
04.08.18 - 11.08.18 579 € 628 € Book now
11.08.18 - 18.08.18 579 € 628 € Book now

Prices for 7 nights, half board, intensive French, airport transfer from Biarritz Airport and Railway Station
Additional week with 7 nights: Home Stay twin room + 579 €, single room 628 €

Transfers
(including Meet & Greet and Check-in service)
Transfer from / to Biarritz airport included
Transfer from / to Biarritz railway station included
Transfer from /to San Sebastian airport per way* 135 €
Transfer from /to San Sebastian railway station per way* 135 €
Transfer from /to Pau airport per way* 230 €
Transfer from /to Bilbao airport per way* 290 €
Transfer from /to Bordeaux airport per way* 350 €
Unaccompanied Minors Service per way 40 €

* Taxi can be shared for 1-3 people travelling together

Supplements
Surf Course incl. equipment 5x1,5 hrs. per week 175 €

What's included in the price?

Accommodation and Meal Plan
  • Half board accommodation in a twin or single room in homestay
French language course
  • French language tuition (20 lessons of 45 minutes per week) in mixed nationality classes where possible
  • Maximum 15 students per class
  • Course material
  • Placement test on arrival
  • Certificate at the end of the course
Supervision and Activity Programme
  • Welcome Meeting and Town Walk
  • Free bus pass for the time of your stay
  • Support and assistance during each part of the programme
  • Transfer on arrival and departure from / to Biarritz train station or airport

Airport transfers from/to Biarritz (airport or train station) are included in the price.
Other arrival and departure transfers can be provided as an additional service from/to Bilbao, Pau, Bordeaux and San Sebastian. On the day of arrival our Meet & Greet Service will be waiting for you and will take you directly to your course centre. On the day of departure, you will leave Biarritz as required in order to make sure you arrive at the airport or train station in time to check in.

Any questions?

Do you have any questions or comments?

Why not get in touch with us right now!
We are available every working day Monday to Friday, 10:00 – 17:00, GMT+1 to help you with finding your perfect language course.

Phone: 020-88167043 or 49 421 79258-30