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French & Surf Biarritz

Immerse yourself in French with a French Language and Surf programme in Biarritz - the surf capital of Europe. The course has 20 French lessons per week and the classes are dynamic and fun. The teachers focus on developing your speaking and listening skills using engaging and fun activities such as role-play, newspapers articles, multi-media activities and group discussions. Homework is given and corrected and your progress is carefully monitored. A level test is taken before you arrive so you are in the perfect group for your level and a Certificate at the end completes your course.

After lessons you will have the opportunity to choose from surf or multi-activity sessions with fully-qualified instructors.

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Course Features: 
Course dates:              3rd June - 19th August 
Classes per week:       20
Class duration:            60 Lessons
Class size:                      
Age:                              14-17
Levels:                           All
Accommodation:         Full Board
Social Programme:      Included

Ideally situated in the South West of France, Biarritz is known as the surf capital of Europe. The school is located just 10 minutes from the beach and is a 5 - minute walk from markets, restaurants, cafes and boutiques - making it one of the most exciting destinations to improve your French and have a wonderful summer experience.

The School

Lessons take place in bright spacious classrooms with every facility available to enhance your learning experience. The school is a member of IALC which is an international organisation of Quality language schools and is accredited by the French Ministry of Education.


Staying with a host family is one of the best ways to improve your French and get to know and experience the local culture. The school’s host families are carefully screened and visited regularly by school’s accommodation officer. The families are very welcoming and willing to help you speak French and make you feel at home. 

Homestay – Carefully selected host families located in Biarritz or Anglet ( 30 mins max from the school by bus).

Twin Rooms – occupancy 2 teens of the same gender.

Meals - Breakfast, dinner and Sunday lunches are enjoyed with the host family giving you plenty of opportunity to practice your spoken French. Packed lunches are provided for weekdays and excursions.

Special dietary requirements can be catered for if made known at the time of booking.

The transfer is included in the price. Upon arrival the student is met at the airport or train station by their host family or by a member of staff who will take them to their host family’s home.



Multi-activities option: 4 sports activities per week: rock climbing, rafting, hiking, sea kayaking, golf, surf etc.

The programme changes every day and every week: you will practice 4 different sports during the week

Each activity is supervised by a qualified professional or a France Langue representative

Cultural and Social Activities:

Excursions to discover the Basque country: half-day excursion on Wednesday afternoon and full-day excursion on Saturday (Bayonne, St Jean de Luz, St Jean Pied de Port, Espelette, la Rhune).

Social activities to allow students to practice French together before or after the activity: football matches, beach volley contests, quizzes, photo contests, treasure hunts...

Good to Know: 
  • All wet-suits and boards provided by the surf school.
  • Transfers included – student met at airport
How can I book this course?: 

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Want to find out more?: 

Give us a call 00 353 1 2143314 or if you’re in the area drop in to our office -we’d love to say hello...


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TestimonialThanks for organising the trip. Sean had a wonderful time. His family were lovely and he is a lot more confident in French.

- Mary and Eamonn (Parents of TY student)