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Teen Language & Adventures Camp - Biarritiz, Basque coast. France

INTRODUCTION

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Ideally situated in SouthWest France in the Basque Country, Anglet-Bayonne-Biarritz make up a diverse and attractive holiday destination. Open and cosmopolitan, Biarritz is a prime destination and one of France’s most welcoming towns. Through the years, it has stayed open to the outside world without ever losing its identity.

 

You will discover a unique atmosphere, incredibly lush surrounding countryside and beautiful beaches, all just a few minutes from Spain. With its vibrant nightlife, you will have the chance to take part in one of the many popular festivals and village fetes held each year in Biarritz and the area. 

 

Language and Adventure Camp Biarritz is located in the  city centre, 5 minutes’ walk from markets, restaurants, cafés and boutiques in the lively Halles district and only 10 minutes from the world-famous surf spot at the Côte des Basques beach. Mastering a foreign language needs an everyday practice. The full immersion in France allows a fast and natural learning experience, and it is still the most efficient way to develop language skills.

 

Therefore, you will learn before, during and after classes. Whatever your level, the duration of your stay, your needs or your goal, choosing us will guarantee you a total immersion in the French language and culture. Learning French here is more than just learning a language, it is an intercultural experience that you will never forget. Already over 300 000 people have learned French and lived a unique experience in France!

THE ACCOMMODATION

THE SCHOOL 

Set in a typically Basque town house dating from 1850, with a terrace garden and a private swimming pool, Corinne and her team are on hand to welcome you for an unforgettable stay tailored to suit your requirements whether you are young, sporty, senior, a couple or looking for something different!

 

The school is located in the centre of Biarritz, 5 minutes’ walk from markets, restaurants, cafés and boutiques in the lively Halles district and only 10 minutes from the world-famous surf spot at the Côte des Basques beach.

 

FULL BOARD ACCOMMODATION

Homestay – carefully selected host families located in Biarritz or Anglet (30 min. max by bus from
school). Twin rooms with two teens of the same gender.
Meals: breakfast, dinners and Sunday lunches are taken in the host families’ homes. Packed lunches are
provided for weekdays and excursions. Special dietary requirements can be catered for if the school is
informed at the time of booking.

 

SUPERVISION

A group leader runs the activity programme and supervises the students. The supervision ratio is 1 to 8 for water activities and 1 to 12 for other activities and excursions.
The school requires a signed health form for each student (with medical history and requirements). For insurance policy and safety reasons, the curfew is set at 11 pm on weekdays and at 00.30 am on Saturday night.

 

TRANSPORT

Students can either walk or take the bus together to school. All the details will be given before the start of the course. Host families will also be able to help with the itinerary. Bus pass not included (approx. 12€ per week).

 

THE ACTIVITIES

WHY LEARN FRENCH?

If you are still in a bit of a doubt if Language and Adventure camp Biarritz is for you, see some of these unbeatable reasons to jump on this program:

 

✔ French is only language spoken on all 5 continents with English, 220 million French speakers worldwide

 

A passport to study in French universities. Renowned universities or business, engineering, art, design and culinary schools ranked among the top best institutions in Europe and worldwide.

 

A strength to find a job or boost your career. French is an asset for foreign affairs: Official language of the United Nations, the European Union, UNESCO, NATO and many more.

 

A privileged access to culture: Food, fashion, theatre, visual arts, dance, architecture, literature, cinema, music… Language spoken by Victor Hugo, Molière, Édith Piaf, Jean-Paul Sartre, Daft Punk, Marion Cotillard, Jean Dujardin…

FRENCH & SURF

1 WEEK PROGRAM INCLUDES:

 

FRENCH COURSE:

✔ French lessons – 20 lessons per week (15 hours). 

✔ Initial level test: Monday morning 9 am to 10 am

✔ French lessons: Monday 10.10 am to 12.30 pm and from Tuesday to Friday 9 am to 12.30 pm (20 mn break).

✔ Development of all 4 main language skills (speaking, reading, writing and listening) with a focus on oral communication: teachers encourage students to interact as much as possible and actively use what they learn in class.

✔ Native speakers, university-graduate teachers.

 

SURF LESSONS:

✔ 4 surfing sessions of 1,5 hours each (timetable will vary according to the tides and weather conditions)

✔ Fully-qualified instructors

✔ Surfing lessons adapted to the needs and levels of the participants: groups of 8 students maximum

✔ All materiel included and provided by the surf school (wetsuits and boards)

FRENCH & MULTI ACTIVITY

1 WEEK PROGRAM INCLUDES

 

FRENCH COURSE

✔ French lessons – 20 lessons per week (15 hours). 

✔ Initial level test: Monday morning 9 am to 10 am

✔ French lessons: Monday 10.10 am to 12.30 pm and from Tuesday to Friday 9 am to 12.30 pm (20 mn break).

✔ Development of all 4 main language skills (speaking, reading, writing and listening) with a focus on oral communication: teachers encourage students to interact as much as possible and actively use
what they learn in class.

✔ Native speakers, university-graduate teachers.

 

MULTI ACTIVITY

4 sport initiation sessions: rock climbing, rafting, hiking, sea kayaking, golf, surf… (the programme changes every day and every week: you will practice 4 different sports during the week).

 

✔ Each activity is supervised by a qualified professionnal or a France Langue representative.

✔ Groups of 8 to 12 students (varies on the activity)

✔ All material included and provided for the activities

SOCIAL PROGRAM

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

✔ Football games

✔ Beach volley contests

✔ Quizzes…

 

EXCURSIONS TO DISCOVER BASQUE COUNTRY:

Half-day excursion on Wednesday afternoon and/or full-day excursion on Saturday:

✔ Bayonne

✔ St-Jean-de-Luz

✔ St-Jean-Pied-de Port

✔ Espelette

✔ La Rhune

 

EVENINGS

3 evening activities per week:

✔ Evening on the beach

✔ Bowling

✔ Cinema

✔ The other evenings are spent with the family

ACTIVE LEARNING METHOD

Our academic methodology is based on active learing, tailor-made programmes and individual learning support of our students.

 

We have developed a method and a pace of progression as well as tailored activities so that students can reach their individual objectives according to the CEFR( Common European Framework of Reference for Languages – around 100 hours for levels A1 & A2, 150 hours from level B1).

 

Immersion begins in our classrooms: students put the language into practice to draw on their knowledge, skills and reflexes to use in real situations. Students are constantly interacting in both written and oral French and are therefore active in their learning.

 

The working atmosphere in our France Langue schools is both friendly and serious; the pace is dynamic and steady to actively develop the language skills of students. From the point of view of our students, this means, « I’m learning, I’m enjoying learning, I’m actively participating so I’m progressing ».

 

Teaching materials used in class include recent books, audio and video documents, newspaper articles, internet resources, literature and material specifically developed by our teachers. Activities promote communication so that students can adapt themselves to different types of situation (day-to-day, educational, social, economic or professional).

 

Classes are organised according to levels (all 6 levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages are represented in our schools) and learning objectives, making sure of a good nationality mix.

LOCATION & GETTING HERE

Location

A truly international school where French and international students meet, in the heart of Europe’s surf capital, only 10 minutes’ walk from the beach! The school is located in the centre of Biarritz, 5 minutes’ walk from markets, restaurants, cafés and boutiques in the lively Halles district and only 10 minutes from the world-famous surf spot at the Côte des Basques beach.

 

The accommodation stands on the Atlantic coast and is a world famous surf spot. Above all, Biarritz is part of the pays Basque which is an area with a strong cultural identity that has preserved its traditions and offers a fantastic way of life.

 

You will discover a unique atmosphere, incredibly lush surrounding countryside and beautiful beaches, all just a few minutes from Spain. With its vibrant nightlife, you will have the chance to take part in one of the many popular festivals and village fetes held each year in Biarritz and the area. A town and an area with many surprises is store for all ages!

The school is set in a typically Basque town house dating from 1850, with a terrace garden and a private swimming pool. 

Getting Here

By Train

 

A convenient and safe way of travel. Biarritz Railway station is served by SNCF. You need to travel to “Biarritz Gare”. You can check out the tickets here: visit http://www.sncf.com/en/passengers . 

 

By Plain

 

Fast and convenient way to travel to Biarritz International Airport (BIQ). 

Easy Jet, Ryanair, Iberia, Air France offer a wide range of convenient flights to Biarritz. Check out your options at: http://biarritz.aeroport.fr/en/ . 

 

Transfers

 

Return transfers are included from Biarritz airport or train station. Host families or our group leaders will pick the students up on arrival and drop them off on departure. Students should arrive on Sunday afternoon and leave on Saturday morning. Travel details must be confirmed 15 days before arrival (point of arrival, time, flight number…)

 

Important

 

A signed authorisation from parents is required if students are allowed out unaccompanied during the free evenings (with a curfew). The school also requires a signed health form for each student (with medical records and requirements). Other documents may be asked to the parents.

PRICES & PACKAGES

 

FRENCH & SURF

1 WEEK PROGRAM INCLUDES*

 

✔ Accommodation in Host Family (Sunday to Saturday – 6 nights)

✔ Full Board

✔ French lessons – 20 lessons per week (15 hours). 

✔ Development of all 4 main language skills (speaking, reading, writing and listening) with a focus on oral communication.

✔ 4 surfing sessions of 1,5 hours each

✔ Fully-qualified instructors

✔ Surfing lessons adapted to the needs and levels  (groups of 8 students maximum)

✔ All materiel included (wetsuits and boards)

✔ Social Program

 

RATES

1 week – 870 €/pers

2 weeks – 1 690 €/pers

3 weeks – 2 455€/pers

Extra week – 815€/pers

 

DATES

The courses run throughout June-July-August.

The arrival day is Sunday afternoon. The courses start on Monday and end Friday. Leaving day is Saturday morning. 

*Sunday is the arrival day. If you booked 2 or more weeks, this is a free day. 

FRENCH & MULTI ACTIVITY

1 WEEK PROGRAM INCLUDES*

 

✔ Accommodation in Host Family (Sunday to Saturday – 6 nights)

✔ Full Board

✔ French lessons – 20 lessons per week (15 hours). 

 

✔ Development of all 4 main language skills (speaking, reading, writing and listening) with a focus on oral communication.

✔ 4 sport initiation sessions (the activities will vary from week to week)

✔ Each activity is supervised by a qualified professional or a France Langue representative.

✔ Groups of 8 to 12 students (varies on the activity)

✔ All material included and provided for the activities

✔ Social Program

 

RATES

1 week – 870 €/pers

2 weeks – 1 690 €/pers

3 weeks – 2 455€/pers

Extra week – 815€/pers

 

DATES

The courses run throughout June-July-August.

The arrival day is Sunday afternoon. The courses start on Monday and end Friday. Leaving day is Saturday morning. 

*Sunday is the arrival day. If you booked 2 or more weeks, this is a free day.

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