France, La Rochelle
15 - 17 yrs
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Study abroad and explore the coastal Atlantic city of La Rochelle in the French province of Charente-Maritime with an Intensive French Course. InLingua La Rochelle is our partner language school located in the centre of this majestic town and close to the beaches. This intensive course offers 25 classes a week (60mins per class), of French lessons entirely in French. 3 of those classes will focus on French Exam preparation. Classes are small and focused – up to 10 people.
Each student is responsible for their own learning and needs to express their needs and expectations. Each week will be different and will cover all elements needed to learn a language but with special focus on communication and building confidence speaking French.
You will be required to complete an online multiple choice test at least 15 days before arrival and an interview on arrival to ensure you are in the correct class level group.
The first day:
Once you have completed your level test the school will give you a guided tour of La Rochelle along with all the new arrivals that day.
You can add some extra activities or extra classes and workshops are available at the language school to increase your experience.
Students under 18
In accordance with the school rules and local laws all students under the age of 18 at the time of travel will need parental permission for unsupervised free-time from 8:30pm until the maximum curfew time. Curfews are 12pm on Sunday to Thursday and 1am on Friday and Saturday. Parents can choose an earlier curfew.
Tour of La Rochelle
Role Play Classes to encourage conversation
Outdoor Sports Activity
Quiz and Games on the Regions of France
Sailing or Kayaking
Take a cruise to Ile d'AIx and Fort Boyard
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
2 August, 2020
9 August, 2020
16 August, 2020
2 weeks to 12 weeks
€890 per week
Prices include the following:
Price does not include:
How to book:
Please click on the Book Now button and fill out your details.
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. All Home Stay Accommodation is located within 30 minutes cycle or easy bus route to the language school.
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.
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
I really enjoyed staying in La Rochelle. I think that I learned a lot if French and I really enjoyed that classes. I loved the activities and I think they really enhanced my experience. All of the teachers were lovely. My host was very nice. She had a lovely house and gave us enough independence. The only aspect that I didn’t enjoy was the food, but I never really liked French food anyways and I had to enhance myself in the culture.
There were a lot of activities to get involved in and the French classes were very helpful.
My Language experience was very enjoyable. Throughout the three weeks, I learned a lot of French and enjoyed the time. I thought the classes were very good, well planed and structed. Teachers were helpful and enjoy listening and work with. Overall the trip was very enjoyable and worth it.
The school was great and I learnt loads of french. The teacher that I had (Jean Luc) was very helpful also! The host family I stayed with was very nice and she helped us with our french a lot because she always spoke french to us.
I’ve had a great time in La Rochelle and would recommend it to younger students looking to improve their French. My host has been extremely helpful and kind. She cooked great food. The classes were enjoyable and challenging, and the teaching were very good. Overall, I’ve had a great time here in La Rochelle.
Overall it was a very good experience and I really enjoyed it. Most of the classes were very good and I learned a lot. I do think that some of the exam prep classes were a bit long. All the organized activities were really fun and enjoyable. The house was very nice and in a good location not being too far from school or the town. I would recommend this to others.