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French and Surfing in Biarritz

From £558 pp

Biarritz, France

5 Days

Small Group up to 12

French and Surfing in Biarritz

What You'll Do

Make the most of your time in Biarritz, Europe's surf capital, by combining your French lessons with learning to surf on this popular 1 week language course for all levels; you’ll be amazed at how much you pick up when you are fully immersed in the French language.

Choosing to combine learning French with surf lessons on the famous beaches of Biarritz is the best way to accelerate your language learning as you’ll be immersed in the language and local culture throughout your stay.

On this unique language course and surfing holiday, you’ll be learning French in the mornings before heading to the beach in the afternoons to learn to surf or improve your existing surf skills with a local certified surf school.

You’ll be speaking French from day 1 and find yourself progressing rapidly as you practise your new skills and vocabulary both inside and outside the classroom. Taught by highly qualified native French speakers, groups are small and you’ll be placed according to your level when you arrive so you can be sure that you’ll be making the most of your time there.

The friendly staff at the language school also organise a weekly schedule of social and cultural activities – it’s a great way to meet other people at the school, practice French and experience the very best of Biarritz and its beaches.

Experience
Highlights

Learn French just 10 minutes from the Côte des Basques beach.

5 surf lessons with a local certified surf school.

Private terrace and swimming pool at the school for you to relax.

Your Local Host:

French Language School in Paris, Nice & Biarritz

This award-winning friendly French language school has taught French as a foreign language since 1976 and gives students the opportunity to study in Paris, Biarritz or Nice. There are two locations in the centre of Paris, Notre Dame and Victor Hugo, a few minutes walk from the Champs Elysées. The location is Biarritz is minutes from the beach, while in Nice the school is situated in the Liberation-Borriglione quartier.

Experience Itinerary

A Typical Day

– Please arrive at the school by 8.30am on your first day for a short level test to assess your understanding of the language and be placed in the right group class for your level
– French classes run daily Monday to Friday each week
– Classes run from 10:30am-12:30pm on Monday then 9am-12:30pm Tuesday to Friday OR Monday to Friday 2pm-5:30pm
– You will have 20 group classes per week lasting 45 minutes each
– You’ll have 5 surf lessons per week from Monday to Friday on Côte des Basques beach
– Each group lesson is 90 minutes long in the afternoon or early evening
– In the event of bad weather, your lessons will be rescheduled for later in the week

What can I do after the language lessons?
– The school offers a host of optional cultural and social activities throughout the week
– You will have the chance to take part in different activities such as market tours, guided city tours and excursions
– You will have plenty of free time to explore the local area and practise your new-found language skills or just kick back and relax on this holiday with a difference

Where can I stay?
You’re welcome to make your own arrangements so you can pick accommodation to suit your needs, however, optional accommodation can be booked in addition to your language course with a local host family. You can simply add this option to your booking (for an additional charge) and more information can be found in the FAQs section at the bottom of the page.

Location Information

Just 10 minutes from the beach, yet located in the centre of Biarritz, you’ll find this friendly language school which calls Europe’s surf capital its home. Your lessons will take place in one of the 10 classrooms in this charming typical Basque townhouse, which even has its own private garden and swimming – a great place to relax after your French lessons.

Features
– Set in a typical Basque townhouse with 10 classrooms
– Centrally located
– Just a 10-minute walk from the beach
– Private garden with a private swimming pool
– Student lounge area
– Free WiFi access and computer room
– Private parking

Nearest airport: Biarritz (5km from the centre). Alternatively, you can fly to Bilbao or San Sebastian in Spain and take a direct bus.

  • 20 Group, 45 minute French lessons (for complete beginners to advanced levels)
  • French lessons take place Monday to Friday and your timetable will be confirmed on arrival
  • Language level test at 8:30am on your first day
  • Class materials (photocopies and textbooks)
  • 5 x 90 minute surf lessons at the local beach (exact dates and times to be confirmed on arrival)
  • Surf equipment and board for the lessons
  • Internet / WiFi access
  • Various cultural activities (some with small charge)

FAQs

- Suitable for all French language levels from complete beginners to advanced
- Surf lessons welcome all levels
- Minimum age 17 with no upper age limit

- The school is open year round with a break for Christmas
- Complete beginners must start on specific dates but if you are elementary level or above, you can start on any Monday throughout the year
- Please note the months of June to August are considered high season when the school and Biarritz can be very busy
- If you choose to book optional accommodation, you will check-in on Sunday and check-out the following Saturday
- Students can also stay more than one week, please contact us for courses lasting 2 weeks to one year

Please note the school will be closed on the following days:

2021
5 April
13, 24 May
14 July
1, 11 November

Host Family

Choose a home stay with a local family to enhance your language learning experience, giving you the opportunity to practice your language skills on a daily basis. You will have your own private room and will share a bathroom. Rooms are safe, clean and are all inspected and approved by the school on a regular basis. Accommodation is within 5 to 40 minutes of the language school on foot or via public transport but transport is not generally needed. You will be provided with a basic breakfast (and dinner if you choose half board) and room prices run from 6pm Sunday evening before your course starts to the Saturday morning (12pm) after your course has finished. If you have any special requests such as non-smoking, no pets, allergies and so on, please note these in the special requests box during the booking process. These requests will be accommodated where possible but cannot be guaranteed. You will be asked for a refundable deposit of 100 Euros on arrival for breakages.