French course in La Rochelle, France!
Study French in a city blessed with beautiful architecture and a wealth of history! La Rochelle is known as ‘La Ville Blanche’, a reference to its gleaming limestone buildings. A French course in La Rochelle will introduce you to a true walking city, where you can wander for hours, enraptured by the incredible architecture all around. Most picturesque of all is the ‘Vieux Port’ (Old Port), guarded by imposing medieval towers and populated by glistening yachts.
The oldest tower (Tour Saint Nicolas) offers superb views of the old town, where cobbled streets are lined with cosy cafés and excellent seafood restaurants. The area around La Rochelle produces some of France’s finest wines, as well as the renowned cognac brandy. Off the coast lie several islands, including the stunning Ile de Ré, with its gorgeous beaches and wonderfully relaxed lifestyle.
Our school in La-Rochelle
Our French language school is located in an upmarket part of the city, just a short walk away from the sea! From the school you can see the port of Les Minimes, home to the largest collection of pleasure boats in France. The school building is modern and exceptionally well-equipped, with 12 bright, spacious classrooms, an auditorium, cafeteria, sun terrace and multimedia room providing free Internet access. Leisure facilities include pool and table tennis tables, and a volleyball court!
|Lesson length:||50 mins|
|Number of classrooms:||18|
|Average class size:||14|
|Course materials included:||No|
|Average number of students:||Summer (210) - Winter (90) per week|
|Typical activities:||Visit to the old port, The history of La Rochelle|
|Paid activities:||Sample social programme: Visit “Musée Maritime”. Visit “Musée du Nouveau Monde” Visit “Aquarium”. Sample excursion programme Ile d’Aix La Venise Verte. Bordeaux and wine château around Bordeaux. Nantes, discovery of the inescapable places of the city. Cognac city with the visit of a world-leading Cognac House, Hennessy.|
|School closed on:||01/01, 02/01, 03/01, 21/04, 01/05, 08/05, 29/05, 09/06, 14/07, 15/08, 11/11|
Christmas holidays: 22/12/2014 to 02/01/2015
Learn French in La Rochelle at your own pace! Our school offers courses of 20 and 25 French lessons per week, in same level groups, to which you can add Private Lessons, for even greater progress. Group classes give you the opportunity to socialise and practice your French with your fellow students. Private Lessons, meanwhile, allow our school’s enthusiastic teachers to concentrate solely on improving your French!
Our school’s teachers can even help you to gain an internationally recognised qualification in French. The DELF exam preparation course will leave you feeling confident and relaxed about the exam ahead.
Without doubt, the best way to completely immerse yourself in the French language and culture is by living with a host family. Our school arranges accommodation with carefully selected local families, who’ll gladly help you practice your French and introduce you to their way of life. You’ll also sample French cuisine with your new family, with bed & breakfast and half board (two meals per day) options available.
If you learn French in La Rochelle during July or August, you can choose to live in a self-catering student residence instead. The residence is just a five-minute walk away from the school, and living with your fellow students is a great way to socialise more!
Discover France, meet new people and have a great time with our school’s varied activity program! Cookery classes, French movie-nights, guided tours, museum visits and trips to La Rochelle’s fantastic aquarium are just some of the regular events organised by the school.
Our school also arranges half day, full day and even two-day excursions. Typical destinations include Bordeaux, the châteaux of the Loire Valley, the charming town of Cognac, historic Rochefort and Futuroscope theme park.
How to get there
If you’re staying with a host family, they will collect you from La Rochelle Airport upon your arrival. Otherwise, you can get a taxi from outside the airport. Our school can book a taxi for you, if you like, but they are normally plentiful outside the terminal.