France, La Rochelle
15 - 17 yrs
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Are you looking to study abroad to improve your French language skills ahead of your LC? Choosing to study at the InLingua French language school in La Rochelle is certainly a sound choice!
La Rochelle is a magnificent port town on the west coast of France with plenty to see and do for teenagers. With innovative public transport and lots of green spaces as well as beaches, it is an ideal location for Irish teenagers who want to study abroad and enjoy other activities such as sports and water sports. Why not learn to surf whilst you’re there or take yachting lessons? And for those who aren’t so sporty, there are plenty of interesting museums and excursions on offer. The course is offered through a high-quality language school – inLingua, which is ideally located just moments away from the sea and town centre.
Students stay in Home Stay Accommodation. Support and guidance is provided to students throughout their stay and they will benefit from a busy programme that includes 3 afternoon activities (including sailing) and 2 evening activities a week, and a full day excursion at the weekend.
This course provides the perfect opportunity for students to improve their French language skills ahead of their LC, whilst also enjoying a host of fun activities in a beautiful and vibrant French town.
LC Prep Classes
LC Prep Classes
Excursion to Rochefort and Brouage Village
28 February, 2021
7 March, 2021
14 March, 2021
21 March, 2021
28 March, 2021
4 April, 2021
11 April, 2021
18 April, 2021
25 April, 2021
2 May, 2021
9 May, 2021
16 May, 2021
23 May, 2021
30 May, 2021
6 June, 2021
13 June, 2021
20 June, 2021
27 June, 2021
4 July, 2021
11 July, 2021
18 July, 2021
25 July, 2021
1 August, 2021
8 August, 2021
15 August, 2021
22 August, 2021
29 August, 2021
2 weeks to 10 weeks
€890 per week
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How to book:
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You will be asked to pay your booking deposit, please read our terms and conditions.
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Full payment is due 8 weeks prior to departure.
Students stay in local Home Stay accommodation with people who are vetted and chosen by the language school, InLingua La Rochelle. Students will have their own room or can share with a friend. The accommodation chosen by inLingua is of a much higher standard than most other locations. As La Rochelle is not a haven for language tourists, Home Stay Hosts are taking students for the right reasons. We realise that Home Stay Accommodation is not for everyone. If you select this type of accommodation, you will need to be open-minded and understand that you may not benefit from all your usual creature comforts. You have to be willing to practice your French no matter how bad you may think it is! You will have breakfast and dinner with your family as well as lunch on the weekends.
Parents can create the curfew for students however the maximum curfew the school allow is the following – 12pm (midnight) Sunday – Thursday 1am Friday and Saturday. Please note that if a parent would like to adjust their child’s curfew they must allow a 24 hour changing period.
The closest airport is La Rochelle
Students will stay in Home Stay Accommodation with a well vetted and carefully chosen local family close to the language school
The 2021 start dates are listed on the dates & prices page
The language school is located close to the town centre and all host's are within easy cycling distance or bus ride to town and school. You will be provided with a bus pass for the duration of your stay. The school can also help students rent bikes for the duration of their stay.
Parents can create a curfew for students however the maximum curfew the school allows is 12 pm (midnight) Sunday - Thursday and 1am Friday and Saturday. Please note that if a parent would like to adjust their child's curfew they must allow a 24 hour changing period.
You can opt to take the course for a minimum of 2 weeks up to 10 weeks
No flights are not included in the price.You will need to arrange your own flights, although we are happy to advise. The closest airport is La Rochelle
Students can opt to share a host family with a friend or can be placed with another student if they have travelled alone. Staying with a student who you didn’t know before your trip is a great way to widen your circle of friends while getting the chance to practice your language skills with new people. The school will accommodate all requests as best they can.
All meals are included in the price. You will however need money for socialising and shopping during your time away.
Transfer between La Rochelle airport and your accommodation is provided on arrival and departure
I really enjoyed my time here, I made loads of new friends and I feel really sad leaving La Rochelle, because I really got to know the city very well. I feel I did improve my French, and would have more also having fun.
My Language experience was great. I enjoyed participating in class and the activities outside the class. I had great fun with Tony and Melaine during every activity. I feel I have improved greatly in terms of my French during the classes and also had of fun doing it. One of my favourite activities was sailing. Really enjoyed being with my host and learned some French with her as well. Overall, I had a great time in La Rochelle and really enjoyed my stay and have improved my French.
It was extremely good. The tours and activities were well organised, and they were very interesting. All the staff were excellent, very understanding easy to talk too and friendly. My host family were so great. They were always understanding and eager to help me improve my French. The experience over all was incredible and I notice an improvement in my French. I loved my time in La Rochelle so much that I came back for a second trip during the summer and stayed with the same host family again. Stein Study done an amazing job organising this trip for me. Thanks Nikki!
The Classes were good, and I felt that my French improved a lot from them. The teachers are all very helpful and nice. The activities were also very enjoyable even though they were a bit disorganised sometimes. The atmosphere is really great and that added to the great experience. Overall, I had such a great time. The staff are so fun and make all the activities funny and enjoyable and really add to the great experience.
My experience with my language experience was overall really enjoyable. My host family was so nice and gave us really nice accommodation of such high standard. They made me feel so welcome. The food was also delicious. I also really enjoyed my classes in school because I really did learn so much. The activities were really well organised and I had a lot of fun taking part in them. During my stay I made so many new friends and really had such a good time.
I'm delighted to give a review of Anne-Marie’s 6 week stay in Cádiz. She would tell you that it was the highlight of her TY year and a tremendous opportunity for her to mature and experience increased levels of independence. She learnt a considerable amount in Clic for the three weeks she was there and enjoyed the cultural experience of the three weeks she had in college. She found the children exceptionally warm, welcoming and interested in her. Anne-Marie’s host mum Maria was really wonderful. She spent a lot of time with Anne-Marie allowing her time to practice the Spanish she was learning and she and her husband were very kind. I couldn’t speak highly enough of them. Cádiz is a wonderful town for teenagers to visit, to learn a language in a safe and interesting environment. Anne-Marie always felt comfortable walking around town and she became adept at taking buses.