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
The whole experience was extremely positive. Stein study literally organised everything! The French school and staff were particularly approachable and helpful.
It was a great experience to immerse myself in the French Language in La Rochelle. Everybody in La Rochelle that we met were very nice and corrected our mistakes when speaking that was very helpful. I learnt most of my French while at home with my host. Overall I learnt a lot and I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to La Rochelle and all of the teachers & instructor’s, they couldn’t have been nicer.
The classes in the morning were great each one was fully prepared. A planned out which helped a lot. At the start I found it hard to learn French through speaking it but got better throughout. The exam prep classes served to last for a lot longer than they did but were effective. I would prefer exam prep in the morning than classes afterwards personally. I would’ve preferred more free time instead of activities
People in language school lovely and very eager to teach. Teachers very good. The activities such as Sailing, bowling, cinema and beach very enjoyable. Melanie my host mum was so sweet and kind and her son was so cute.
My French was not great when I came to La Rochelle but was not bad and I did not have much confidence to speak it but spending 4 weeks here it has improved written, oral and aural. The French were very patient in La Rochelle when I was trying to speak French, more then I expected and were great help when it came to try to find an English word in French. The Leaving Cert practice was also very beneficial to me as I got to correct it with a French person. The class hours and activities were amazing. I personally feel the activities got me to speak French more casually and the not like school work. My French has improved here in La Rochelle, I was very happy with my stay and would love to return.
I had a wonderful time, my host family were perfect. The college staff were very helpful and made it very easy to settle in. I enjoyed the fact that there were people from all nationalities. I would love to go again and would recommend it highly.