A top quality Summer Camp on the French Basque coast
For teens aged 13-15 and 16-17The language camp in Biarritz is accommodation in a youth hostel or with a host family for teens and kids who, of course, come to learn French but also to spend their vacation with other students of 30 different nationalities.
The stay includes entertainment and a program of activities for all, teens aged 13-17 are given greater privileges to leave the premises...something they really appreciate.
After French classes: A trip to San Sébastien or Bordeaux, beach games or creative and cultural activities, trips to the beach, evenings on campus, karaoke nights, movies or big interactive games
…and permission to leave the premises subject to parents’ approval.. Our group leaders, who have experience of establishing a caring relationship with kids and teens but remain strict about monitoring curfews, are on-hand 24/7.
The program in Biarritz
Teens 13-15 16-17
Over the years we have worked with our teachers to develop a recognized and well received teaching method. Our students learn to communicate in a fun atmosphere which removes any fears of speaking French.
French classes are in the morning from 8.45 am to 12.05 pm with no more than 15 students per class.
Students learn new skills in an engaging environment and we adapt classes in such a way as to focus on communication in a group and role play. The aim is to prioritize the development of oral skills and self-confidence in participants.
As an optional extra, students can choose intensive classes with 20 French classes a week in total.
There are no lessons on the first Monday. You will take a test of written and oral French in the morning to assess your language level and assign you to a class.
Our guest house for teens is a 15-minute walk from the school and a 35-minute walk (20-minute bus ride) from the town center and beach.
Our guest house is surrounded by gardens and offers well-equipped, multiple occupancy rooms (3-4 beds). Rooms have an ensuite shower and toilet and free Wi-Fi.
On-site : Public laundromats with washing machines and dryers are available at the residence. All rooms have personal cupboards with lockers in which to store items of value.
In addition there are plenty of little spots where anyone can find their own oasis of peace and quiet.
For a fully immersive experience, in Summer students can opt to stay with one of our host families instead.
Activities, excursions, safety, transfers
For 13-17 year-olds:
A guided tour of Biarritz, one half-day excursion a week, the chocolate museum, beach volley-ball, Zumba and a full day excursion for those staying two weeks.
In the evening: a welcome and goodbye party, karaoke night etc.
Five 1.5 hour surfing lessons a week (for an additional fee)
Our group leaders are on-hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and sleep on-site.
Return transfers from Biarritz Airport are available for an additional fee.
A day at our partner school in Biarritz
Find out more about a language camp in Biarritz
Biarritz is among the top three vacation destinations in France. A vibrant and cosmopolitan town with plenty of character, a surfer’s paradise. A unique opportunity to have an incredible international experience whilst developing new French language skills.
An international educational experience
From the beginning of their course, students are looked after and supervised by our activities team. Our main aim is to offer a mix of theoretical French and educational and recreational activities. Visit the gems of the region, Hendaye, Saint Jean de Luz or Bordeaux, spend time at the beach or surfing while making unforgettable memories.
On a daily basis our students learn to explore and develop creative skills and meet new people in a relaxed atmosphere.
In Biarritz, everything is taken care of, classes, accommodation and meals. Students can stay in a comfortable residence or with carefully selected host families for a 100% French experience.
New skills, new passions, a better future
From Monday to Friday, students take French classes that are open to all levels with a maximum of 15 students per class. Our teachers aim to motivate our students to talk in a safe environment by guaranteeing continuous progression during and after their stay.
After school, students can get together with friends and take part in a wide range of activities or spend an afternoon at the beach relaxing or playing volley-ball. The youth hostel is the meeting point for kids and teens from all over the world and the program of activities organized by our international counselors takes place there. In the evening, after dinner, students can explore Biarritz in groups or pairs, usually until 11 pm.
This course is also available on request for day students.