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
Free time and Surfing Lessons
1 March, 2020
8 March, 2020
15 March, 2020
22 March, 2020
29 March, 2020
5 April, 2020
12 April, 2020
19 April, 2020
26 April, 2020
3 May, 2020
10 May, 2020
17 May, 2020
24 May, 2020
31 May, 2020
7 June, 2020
14 June, 2020
21 June, 2020
28 June, 2020
5 July, 2020
12 July, 2020
19 July, 2020
26 July, 2020
2 August, 2020
9 August, 2020
16 August, 2020
23 August, 2020
30 August, 2020
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.
We will send you the forms to complete for your booking
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 2020 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
From the first moment it was excellent. Stein Study staff meeting us at the airport made things so easy and Tom made sure we had everything we needed when we settled in the host’s house and we knew we could go to him with any concerns we had. The class were great and really focused on speaking French and giving you more confidence. The leaving cert classes helped a lot with preparation and gave us a chance to practice. Outside the classroom the activities were great. We done volleyball on the beach and also visited local towns, it was all amazing and I wouldn’t change a thing! We were given responsibility, trust and respect from everyone. I enjoyed myself thoroughly!
I loved my experience at the school. The classes were very intensive, and the teachers were all good. My host family were amazing there food was really nice and I had such a good two weeks in their home. I enjoyed some of the activities and loved the group leaders. I appreciate the freedom at night.
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.
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 overall experience was extremely positive. During my time here. I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect such as the classes and the activities organised at Inlingua. The activities were so varied and the organisers did everything to make everyone feel welcome and to make sure everybody was enjoying themselves. The French classes were all so interesting and both of the teachers that I had were very friendly and helpful. We covered so many topical over the two weeks and the teachers always made each topic interesting and easy to understand. We also had classes for leaving cert prep spread over 5 classes during 2 weeks I found these classes so helpful for the understanding of the exam next year and our teachers were so helpful and accommodating towards us. Staying with a host family was also great for getting the full French experience and our host family made us feel very comfortable. I enjoyed the whole trip and made so many new friends from my trip.
Overall, I really enjoyed my time here. The classes were very good, and I felt like my French improved because of them. All if the teachers were nice and made a real effort. Our host family couldn’t have been nicer! They really made us feel as comfortable as they could. The food was mostly good. The group leaders were so kind. All three of them made such an effort and it didn’t go unnoticed. They really tried to make the actives as fun as they could for us. The tour around the town was good and allowed us to get our bearings which was very useful. The restaurants ect were lovely and we enjoyed going in the evenings.