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.
Courses in Biarritz
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 combines 20 French lessons with 5 surfing lessons each week. The school also offer a Surf 'Plus' course which also includes 5 weekly surfing lessons, but is aimed at experienced surfers who want to try different surf spots along the French Atlantic Coast.
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.
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