French school in Biarritz: France Langue

From 390.- EUR
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Key points

  • Magnificent region, on the Spanish border
  • French courses + sport
  • Very good leisure activites programme
  • Test center for DELF and DALF exams

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
DELF (DELF), DALF
School size
L
Accommodations
Host family, Studio apartment
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
17 years
Average age
27 years
Nationality mix
Switzerland, Spain, United Kingdom, etc..
ratings
74 authentic opinions

At the very heart of Biarritz, our partner school has its premises in an ancient, yet fully renovated Basque-style building. Within a 5 minutes’ walk, you will find the bustling district of “Les Halles”, with many restaurants, cafés and lively markets. The school, which stands out for its warm and cosy atmosphere, consists of seven classrooms, a computer room and a beautiful terrace. You will also enjoy free Internet access via Wi-Fi throughout the building. Surf-lovers will find their paradise on the beautiful beaches of the Basque Coast, within walking distance of the school!

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Welcome activity
  • Learning progress monitoring
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

Lowest prices guaranteed

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 390.-
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
(14 during the high season)
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
10:10-12:30 Mon + 09:00-12:30 Tue-Fri or 14:00-17:30 Mon-Fr

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Studio apartment, single room, no meals
1
390
752
805
2
700
1344
1450
3
1010
1936
2095
4
1200
2408
2496
6
1760
3532
3490
8
2320
4656
4600
12
2600
6064
5980
16
3440
8032
7920
20
4280
10000
9860
24
5120
11968
11800
Extra week (24+)
190
472
465
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
04.02 / 04.03 / 08.04 / 20.05 / 17.06 / 08.07 / 05.08 / 16.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 15.08 / 01.11 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end before noon

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 450.-
Lessons
26 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 3 modules (x2 lessons))
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
(14 during the high season)
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
10:10-12:30 Mon + 09:00-12:30 Tue-Fri or 14:00-17:30 Mon-Fr / 12:30-14:00 3x/week

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Studio apartment, single room, no meals
1
450
812
865
2
820
1464
1570
3
1190
2116
2275
4
1420
2628
2716
6
2090
3862
3820
8
2760
5096
5040
12
3080
6544
6460
16
4080
8672
8560
20
5080
10800
10660
24
6080
12928
12760
Extra week (24+)
225
507
500
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
04.02 / 04.03 / 08.04 / 20.05 / 17.06 / 08.07 / 05.08 / 16.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 15.08 / 01.11 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end before noon

DELF course

Elementary to Upper intermediate, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 460.-
Lessons
26 of 45 minutes
(20 + 6 DELF)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Upper intermediate
Students/class
max. 12
(14 during the high season)
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 + 13:30-15:45 + Mo. 10:00-12:00 + 13:30 - 15:45 2x/week

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Studio apartment, single room, no meals
4
1600
2808
2896
6
2360
4132
4090
8
3120
5456
5400
12
4220
7684
7600
Extra week (12+)
345
627
620
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
04.02 / 04.03 / 08.04 / 20.05 / 17.06 / 08.07 / 05.08 / 16.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 15.08 / 01.11 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end before noon

DALF course

Advanced to Proficiency, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 460.-
Lessons
26 of 45 minutes
(20 + 6 DALF)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Advanced to Proficiency
Students/class
max. 12
(14 during the high season)
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
10:00-12:30 + 13:00-14:30 Mo + 09:00-12:13 Tue-Fri o 14:00-17:30 Mon-Fri / Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 13.30-15:45

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Studio apartment, single room, no meals
4
1600
2808
2896
6
2360
4132
4090
8
3120
5456
5400
12
4220
7684
7600
Extra week (12+)
345
627
620
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
04.02 / 04.03 / 08.04 / 20.05 / 17.06 / 08.07 / 05.08 / 16.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 15.08 / 01.11 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end before noon

French + surfing

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 645.-
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
+ 5 surf
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
10:00-12:30 Mon + 09:00-12:30 Tue-Fri or 14:00-17:30 Mon-Fr + surf to be defined

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Studio apartment, single room, no meals
1
645
1007
1060
2
1210
1854
1960
4
2200
3408
3496
6
3260
5032
4990
8
4320
6656
6600
12
6020
9484
9400
16
8000
12592
12480
24
11960
18808
18640
Extra week (24+)
495
777
770
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
04.02 / 04.03 / 08.04 / 20.05 / 17.06 / 08.07 / 05.08 / 16.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 15.08 / 01.11 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end before noon

French + golf

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 910.-
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
+ 5 golf
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
10:00-12:30 Mon + 09:00-12:30 Tue-Fri / 14:00-16:00 Golf

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Studio apartment, single room, no meals
1
910
1272
1325
2
1740
2384
2490
4
3260
4468
4556
6
4850
6622
6580
8
6440
8776
8720
12
9260
12724
12640
16
12320
16912
16800
24
18440
25288
25120
Extra week (24+)
765
1047
1040
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
04.02 / 04.03 / 08.04 / 20.05 / 17.06 / 08.07 / 05.08 / 16.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 15.08 / 01.11 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end before noon

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (per lesson) 80 EUR
Exam fee (DELF, A1-A2) 95 EUR
Exam fee (DELF, B1-B2) 145 EUR
Exam fee (DALF, C1-C2) 190 EUR
Supplement (Host families, arrivals before 14:00 ) 35 EUR
Supplement (Special Requests - private bathroom, city center, special dietary requirements, etc. )
Price on request
Extra night with host family (single room) 54 EUR
Extra night in a residence (price on request)
Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (03.06-30.08.2019) 25 EUR
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Host family 02.06-31.09.2019 + 23.12.2019-04.01.2020) 30 EUR
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Studio 24.03 - 02.01.2019)
Please contact us for a quote!
Tourist tax ("Les Sourcettes", to be paid on site, approximately 3€ per week)
Airport/Railway station transfer (Biarritz) 45 EUR
Airport/Railway station transfer (San Sebastian) 110 EUR

Other accommodation options

Host family, double room, half board

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4/5
Overall rating

96% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

74 students gave their opinion about this school

18 years old - Germany
/ 5
5 weeks, September – October 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
31 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Biarritz hat mir sehr, sehr gut gefallen, ebenso die Schule, super Ort, um Französischlernen mit Surfen, feinem Essen, Meer und Natur zu kombinieren :-) Wie erwartet sehr viele Schweizer, v.a. junge, die primär auf Party/Ausgang fokussiert sind nicht auf Französischlernen und dementsprechend immer Schweizerdeutsch sprechen. Ansonsten super Schule mit topmotivierten, sehr hilfsbereiten Lehrpersonen. Eher grosse Klassentrösse, Niveau und v.a. Motivation, sich im Unterricht einzubringen, z.T. sehr unterschiedlich
4 weeks, September – October 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, extrem viele. In der Schule v.a. bezüglich Grammatik und natürlich Vorbereitung für das DALF. Allerdings hätte ich nur wenig profitiert, was das Sprechen und Hören anbelangt, wenn ich meine reizeit mit andern Schülern verbracht hätte... »
School highlights
« Zentral gelegen, schönes altes baskisches Gebäude, super Team. »
Top tips
« Von Anfang an Kontakt zu nicht Deutsch sprechenden Personen suchen, falls man seine Sprachkenntnisse wirklich verbessern will. »
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
7 weeks, August – October 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ich habe entsprechend den Unterrichtsmethoden und dem guten Verhältnis zu den Lehrkräften sehr viele Fortschritte gemacht. »
School highlights
« Die Lehrer waren Jung und daher automatisch näher bei den Schülern. Uns wurde die Sprache fast schon freundschaftlich beigebracht, was sicher die grossen Fortschritte massgeblich ausgemacht hat. »
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Es het wirklich sehr viele Schweizer an dieser Schule. Man muss sich dem bewusst sein und damit rechnen, dass in der Freizeit eine Menge Schweizerdeutsch/Deutsch gesprochen wird. Die Lehrkräfte sind ohne Ausnahme organisiert, motiviert, qualifiziert, nett und hilfsbereit und der Unterrichts ist witzig, lehrreich, gut strukturiert und abwechslungsreich.
4 weeks, August – September 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, July – August 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (2.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, July – August 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Si. Ho fatto dei progressi sia nella grammatica sia nell'avere la confidenza di parlare. Mi sento capace di gestire un incontro con una persona che parla francese. Sono molto contenta che ora posso andare in un negozio a comprare qualsiasi cosa e a parlare con le persone. »
School highlights
« La varietà delle attività. Tra giochi, esercizi, dialoghi, attività a gruppi, a coppie, etc. Questa varietà permette molto bene di imparare a comunicare in qualsiasi tipo di attività. »
36 years old - Austria
/ 5
Alles zu meiner vollsten Zufriedenheit abgelaufen! Sehr empfehlenswert! Dass die moisten Teilnehmer unter meinem Alter waren, hat mich nicht gestört bzw. hatte ich schon damit gerechnet. Leider war mein Kurs doch etwas unter meinem Sprachniveau (ca, B2), um mich wirklich zu verbessern. Dennoch habe ich manches gut wiederholen und festigen können. Durch die Gruppengröße ist die Konversation auch etwas zu kurz gekommen. Monsieur Aznar ist in seinen 50ern und verwitwet, seine Tochter hat zwar noch ein Zimmer in der Wohnung, ist aber moistens aufgrund des Berufs auf Reise. Ich selbst habe Sie nie kennengelernt. Monsieur Aznar selbst ist extreme freundlich und net, kommt einem entgegen und kann außerdem sehr gut kochen. Alle Probleme können offen angesprochen werden und er ist stets bemüht, einem zu helfen. Man kann ihn zuvor mühelos und unkompliziert unter der angegebenen Nummer erreichen. Er ist jedenfalls für Teilnehmer meines Alters (in den 30ern) sehr zu empfehlen. Einzig im Begrüßungstext steht nicht, dass er eine Katze hat, was aber für mich kein Problem darstellt. Er ist Raucher, raucht aber sehr wenig und nur auf seinem Balkon. Ich habe den mitgebuchten Surfkurs besucht. Es war alles perfekt organisiert. An den anderen Ausflügen konnte ich in der einen Woche in Biarritz aus Zeitmangel nicht teilnehmen, ich habe allerdings nie etwas Schlechtes von meinen Kollegen gehört.
1 week, August 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ich habe vor allem durch die Konversation mit Monsieur Aznar aus meiner Gastfamilie viel profitiert, da eine Woche durchgehend Französisch reden meinen Redefluss sehr verbessert hat. »
School highlights
« Die Schule ist sehr schön, gut ausgestattet, hat eine gute Lage. »
Top tips
« Surfen! :) »
41 years old - Italy
/ 5
1 week, August 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2 / 5) (Other)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
35 years old - Spain
/ 5
2 weeks, July 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
25 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, June – July 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals

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Host family
The families are carefully selected by the school and generally live around 25 minutes by public transport away from the language school building. They welcome students in single or double rooms with half board during the week and full board at weekends provided. This accommodation option is ideal for getting a taste of French hospitality, for immersing yourself in the culture and for practising the language in an authentic environment.

It is recommended to arrive to the family house after 6pm on Sundays. For arrivals before 6pm, you must inform your host family at least a week before your trip. For arrivals before 2 PM, an early check-in fee will be charged.

Les Sourcettes studio
Our partner school offers accommodation in a private studio located next to the school building. This modern and comfortable flat for single occupancy includes a private bathroom and a kitchenette. It is located just steps from shops, services and leisure facilities. Guests can take advantage of the swimming pool (June to September) and free parking space offered by the school. This is ideal for surfers, who can leave their board in the car after returning form the beach! Bedlinen and bath towels are provided and changed every Saturday, during weekly housekeeping. Coin-operated laundry facilities are available on site.

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Les Sourcettes

General information

In the courtyard of the school

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
1 minute
Means of transportation:
On foot

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
10 minutes
Coffee shops:
10 minutes
Restaurants:
5 minutes
Shops:
10 minutes
Pharmacy:
5 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Saturday from 12:00 pm
Saturday until 12:00 pm
Flexible check in/check out
Entry card (building)
Key (building)
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h
Deposit
Credit card number required.
1

Meals

Use of kitchen 1
Meal-plan

Facilities

Reception desk
Smoking area
Inside
1
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen
Oven
Microwave
Cutlery available
Vending machine
Laundry
In the school building. 1 washing machine and 1 dryer. EUR 2.- to use both.
Common area/lounge
Wi-Fi internet access
Free of charge
1
Cable internet access
TV in common room
DVD-player in common room
Balcony/terrace
In certains rooms only
1
Garden
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible
Parking (cars)
Free of charge
1
Parking (bicycles) 1
Swimming pool
Gym

Room types and facilities

Single
5 rooms
Single studios
1
Air conditioning
Heating
Smoking 1
Duvet and pillow provided 1
Bed sheets provided 1
Towels provided
Toilet paper 1
Ensuite toilet 1
Ensuite shower 1
Wash basin 1
Shared toilets
Shared showers
Cleaning
Desk
Wardrobe 1
Cooking facilities
Oven and cutlery available.
1
Microwave 1
TV
Wi-Fi internet access
Free of charge
1
Cable internet access
Floor
Lino and floor tile.
1
Balcony
In some apartments.
1
Safe deposit box
Room key provided 1

Ideally situated between the ocean and the mountains, in one of the most attractive regions of France, Biarritz is a dream destination for sports lovers, with the possibility of skiing in the Pyrenees in winter, surfing on the Atlantic waves in summer, walks in the magnificent preserved nature of the region...On the cultural side of things, numerous festivals are organised throughout the year. The typical Basque villages and the paths of Santiago de Compostela are only asking for you to discover their thousand marvels. The closeness to the Spanish border (25 km) will allow you to easily go on excursions in the country of bullfighters. Finally, the school also proposes a wide choice of social activities, sports and local excursions during which you will have the opportunity to get to know the other international students better.

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