We offer an excellent range of accommodation options and are certain to have accommodation to suit you! If you are unsure which accommodation will best meet your requirements, please do not hesitate to contact us, as we know our schools extremely well and will be happy to help you make the right choice of accommodation for you.
The main accommodation types that we offer are:
Host Family accommodation
This would be our recommendation as the best option linguistically, as your hosts will encourage you to speak with them as much as possible whilst you are staying with them! You can usually choose to stay on a self-catering, bed and breakfast, half (breakfast + one other meal) or full board (3 meals) basis. Half-board is perhaps the best option if you do wish to have plenty of opportunity to practice speaking with your hosts, as the main meal is usually when students and hosts have the time to sit down and converse with each other.
You will have your own room and will share the bathroom and general living areas with your hosts. You will not usually have access to the kitchen (although it is usually possible to keep a small amount of food in the fridge and prepare snacks in the kitchen).
All host families are carefully selected and are well known by our colleagues at the school who visit them regularly to ensure that students continue to be accommodated in safe, suitable environments. Host families enjoy welcoming students into their home and helping them to practice speaking their language.
Host families come in all shapes and sizes and whilst some are 'traditional' families (i.e. parents with children) these do tend to be in the minority. Many are older couples or single people, perhaps whose adult children have now left home and this is why they have a spare room available in which to host students. If you do have any specific requirements regarding your host family accommodation, please do inform us at the time of booking and we will do our very best to arrange this with our colleagues at the school.
Shared apartment accommodation
Shared apartment accommodation means sharing an apartment with other students, or occasionally with the local owner of the apartment. You will have your own room and will share the kitchen, bathroom and general living area with your flatmates. This accommodation is offered on a self-catering basis, meaning that you cook for yourself using the shared kitchen in the apartment. Shared apartment accommodation is quite comfortable, but of a fairly basic standard and is therefore usually most popular amongst students in their twenties.
Private/studio apartment accommodation
If privacy is important to you and you wish to stay independently, you may like to consider staying in a private or studio apartment. A studio/private apartment has a bedroom, kitchenette and private bathroom.
Student residence accommodation
Student residence accommodation is a great option if you want to be accommodated with other students, although the specifics do vary slightly depending on the location. The student residence may be divided into shared apartments, or you may have a study bedroom. This accommodation option may be offered on a room only, self-catering, bed and breakfast, half or full board basis.
On-site shared apartment/student residence accommodation
This means that the student residence or shared apartment is in the same building or on the same site as the school, which is ideal if you do not wish to travel to school each day!
These are the most common accommodation types that we offer, although some locations do offer alternatives, such as hotels, guest houses and cabanas!
If you do require any further information at all regarding the accommodation options in your chosen location, please do not hesitate to contact us, as we will be very pleased to help!
The school in Porto was small, which enabled the teachers to adapt the classes to the specific needs of the different students. My stay at the school was a real pleasure and I would love to return there again.
Well prepared and excellent teaching. Delighted with course. Chambery is beautiful aand within easy reach of other places of interest.
Wonderful teachers and a great atmosphere. I have just had the best time in Biarritz. I cannot wait until next year... and I'll stay for a month next time...maybe two!
The teacher was really nice and I met so many lovely students from all over the world. My host mother was lovely and really helpful.
I learnt a lot, was put in suitable level, and had a good experience.
My course had very good teaching and I was fortunate to be placed in small groups (6 in week 1 & 4 in week 2). The optional classes offered each Thursday evening were particularly well taught.
I enjoyed every minute of it and there was nothing about the course, the staff or my accommodation that i could fault.
The courses were very well levelled to the ability of the students, I really learned a lot!!
The course was great and I came away with an amazingly good grasp of Spanish that will be invaluable as I plan to stay on here a few months longer.
Everything was very relaxed but at the same time professional. The teacher was excellent! I really enjoyed the interactiveness of the classes.
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