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
The Staff in the school are really nice and friendly. The activities they planned for us were all fun. Classes were fine. Our host family was so nice and welcoming.
I spent a month in La Rochelle with a wonderful host lady. La Rochelle is a fantastic location as not only is it beautiful but it is a very accessible city. It was a wonderful experience and I wish I'd been brave enough to book for longer.
I enjoyed learning French by playing games through French during school. I think that learning French this was has improved my vocal and the leaving cert prep classes did help me prepare for my exams next year.
I Thought the teachers were very professional and the course was good
I’ve loved my time away in La Rochelle. I came here not having a huge amount of French. And now I fell l have a good understanding of all the basic and feel I have improved hugely. We went sailing every Friday and that wold have to be one of the highlights of the trip. Going into shops and buying something, I struggled at the start but a few weeks in I had no trouble. I’ve really enjoyed the last month.
I really enjoyed my time here. The host’s house was a great place to stay. The morning classes were very good. I moved to a harder class half way through the course as I had improved so much. My first class was less about speaking French and more about practicing comprehensions. It was much better in the other class where a lot more time was spent discussing different topics. The activities outside of the school were good including surfing and going camping and to a concert. We weren’t given a lot of time to do what we wanted to in town but we were kept entertained. It improved my spoken French.