Learn French in Biarritz, France!
Biarritz is well-known as Europe’s surf capital. At our language school, you can learn French in Biarritz while you learn to surf. Surfing conditions are good all year round, and the long sandy beaches are ideal for newcomers to surfing. Our school in Biarritz runs a specific surfing course, so you can combine your French tuition with surfing lessons. Biarritz is an ideal place to learn French, even if you do not surf. The best way to learn French is to learn the language in France, so choose a location for your French course where people are friendly and happy to speak to you, such as Biarritz. It’s a small town, so it’s easy to meet people and make friends, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to speak French with the locals!
Our school in Biarritz
Our French language school in Biarritz is housed in a modern, spacious building, close to the town centre. With 15 bright, air-conditioned classrooms, a self-study room and wireless Internet throughout, the facilities at the school are first-rate and provide students with the ideal environment in which to learn French.
|Lesson length:||45 mins|
|Number of classrooms:||7|
|Average class size:||12|
|Course materials included:||Yes|
|Average number of students:||Summer (120) - Winter (35) per week|
|Affiliations:||IALC, Campus France, Qualité Fle|
|Included in fees:||Minimum of 2 activities/wk, such as French films in school, museum visits, evenings out with tutors (students pay own entrance fees/consumption).|
|Typical activities:||Touristic tours, Cultural evening, Schools parties, sports, gastronomie or cooking lessons|
|Paid activities:||Cookery classes, wine tasting, excursions to Pyrenees, Basque villages, prehistorical caves, horse-riding, mountain biking, Thalassotherapy and more!|
|School closed on:||01/01, 21/04, 01/05, 08/05, 29/05, 09/06, 14/07, 15/08, 01/11, 11/11, 25/12. Christmas Break: 20/12/2014 to 04/01/2015|
Whatever your requirements, you are sure to find the perfect course for you at our school in Biarritz! Our school offers group courses, private courses and combined courses of group and one-to-one tuition for students who wish to improve their overall level of French.
Our French language school in Biarritz offers an extensive activities programme for all students studying at the school, although if you do have a particular interest in surfing, then you may like to consider one of our ‘French and Surf’ courses, which combine French language studies with surfing lessons.
If you wish to make as much progress as possible during your stay in Biarritz, we would certainly advise you to consider staying with a carefully selected host family, as this will allow you to totally immerse yourself in the French language! It is also an excellent opportunity for you to experience French culture! Your hosts will encourage you to speak French with them as much as possible and will be happy for you to practice what you have learnt in class with them. Most importantly, they enjoy hosting international students of all levels in French, from complete beginner to advanced!
Our school in Biarritz offers a wide variety of cultural activities to help students learn about the local culture and to explore the town. These activities also provide students with further opportunity to speak French with native speakers in everyday situations outside of the classroom. Examples of activities organised include guided tours of Biarritz, tasting the local wines, guided tours of museums, horse riding, mountain biking, cookery classes and water sports amongst many, many others! Our school also offers regular excursions to places such as the Pyrenees Mountains, local prehistoric caves and Lourdes.
How to get there
Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne Airport is just outside Biarritz and receives flights from Paris-Orly Airport, Geneva and Amsterdam Schiphol, as well as several UK airports. We would be very happy to arrange free airport transfers for students staying in host family accommodation. Students staying in other accommodation types should take public transport to their accommodation.
Biarritz: why you should learn French by the sea!
Are you considering learning French in a seaside location? Then look no further than Biarritz! The sea is a gorgeous aquamarine colour, and it's also one of Europe's most popular surf spots. Indeed, if you're a surfer or you're interested in learning how to surf, you can do so at the French school in Biarritz.
Did you know Biarritz was where surfing as we know it all started, in 1856? It's an ideal location for surfers throughout the year, including beginners, and this is not surprising when you see how big the waves are. They are definitely the biggest I have ever seen in the south of France. I absolutely adore Biarritz, and have been going back there every year since childhood as I'm lucky enough to have family there!
The teacher was excellent, and not speaking any English was really good as it meant general understanding and vocabulary was broadened.
Going to school in Biarritz and practising my french with the host family is the ultimate way to improve one's language skills.
It was so much better than I expected. I didn't want to come home - and I mean that. You meet people from all over the world and you become so close. I was so comfortable there I could have stayed forever.
It was overall very enjoyable.
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 enjoyed every minute of it and there was nothing about the course, the staff or my accommodation that i could fault.
Enjoyable classes, good numbers and interesting. The golf lessons were teriffic. My host family was very nice.
The course was very helpful and I learnt a lot. The teachers were really nice and enthusiastic, which made the lessons interesting. The accommodation was the best part for me.
The school has very friendly and good teachers, there's a good atmosphere in the classes and a good mix of grammar and dialogues.