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Leaving Cert Prep Biarritz 16+

Give your Leaving Cert preparation a head start by joining our intensive LC preparation course at our partner school in Biarritz-the surf capital of Europe. 

The course has 15 French classes per week plus an additional 10 Leaving Cert focused classes in small groups (max 6) covering past papers, essay planning, oral conversation, listening comprehension, vocab and grammar. Two dedicated LC exam workshops cover exam preparation techniques and also gives you the chance to practice for the French Oral under exam conditions and supervised by native French teachers who know the LC exam as well as they know their own name.

The classes are dynamic and fun and the teachers focus on developing your speaking and listening skills using 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 when you arrive so you are in the perfect group for your level and a Certificate at the end completes your course.

  • Biarritz Learn French & Surf
  • Biarritz Learn French & Surf
  • Biarritz Learn French & Surf
  • Biarritz Learn French & Surf
  • Biarritz Learn French & Surf
  • Biarritz Learn French & Surf
  • Biarritz Learn French & Surf
  • Biarritz Learn French & Surf
  • Biarritz Learn French & Surf
Course Features: 
Course dates: 28th May – 20th August
Classes per week: 15 French classes +10 Leaving Cert Prep +2 exam workshops
Class duration: 45 minutes
Class size: Max 12
Age: 8-10  Workshop 4-5
Levels: all levels
Accommodation: French Host
Social Programme: Included

Where better to fast track your French then in the exciting and incredibly cool town of Biarritz. With miles of sandy beaches and epic waves it attracts surfers from all over the world who come to catch some of the best waves in Europe. If surfing is not for you there are plenty of other watersports on offer including kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing and windsurfing. There is lots to see and do and Biarritz has a host of art galleries, museums and quirky shops waiting to be discovered. Your course includes a surf session, a half day trip to nearby towns and a full day excursion every Saturday. On your free afternoons explore the local area or if you just want to relax head on down to the beach after class and soak up the sun with your friends.

The School

The school is a modern bright language school with 10 spacious classrooms, computer room, free Wifi and student lounge. The school is just 15 minutes from the beach and a 5 minute walk from markets, restaurants, cafes and boutiques making it the perfect location to improve your French and have an amazing summer experience.


Staying with your French host means the learning continues long after you have left the classroom. To fully immerse you in the language and the French way of life our partner school arranges accommodation with carefully selected French hosts who are located either within walking distance or a short bus ride from the school (max 20 minutes). The French hosts are fully vetted and inspected and are visited regularly by the schools accommodation officer and the majority have been hosting for a number of years. Your accommodation is full board, includes a twin room and all meals.

Sample Week

Day Morning Afternoon Evening
Sunday Arrival Welcome Settle in
Monday French & LC Classes Cultural Activity Dinner
Tuesday French & LC Classes Surfing Dinner
Wednesday French & LC Classes LC Workshop Dinner
Thursday French & LC Classes Sports Dinner
Friday French & LC Classes Excursion Dinner
Saturday Free day Relax Explore
Good to Know: 
  • Registration Fee: €85
  • Once you are enrolled on the course remember to complete the under 18 form and fill in the flight information so your host family will have all your details. You should also complete the online level test at least 3 weeks prior to departure.
  • You will be met at the airport by your French host and a representative from the school and brought directly to your accommodation. You will also be brought to school on the first day so you are familiar with the route.
  • Students must arrive on Sunday and depart on Saturday. If you prefer to arrive on a Saturday you will be charged for an extra night (€45).
How can I book this course?: 

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Testimonial Doing the LC prep course was one of the best decisions I ever made for my Leaving Cert. Going into 6th year I feel much more confident and prepared and I would definitely highly recommend it! I overcame my shyness in speaking French and I’m delighted I made the decision to go.

- Ronan Murtagh, 5th year, Dublin

Testimonial Thanks to LLI for organising such a great trip! My French improved so much and my host family were lovely. This was the first time I tried surfing and I’m now hooked!. Merci LLI!

- Sophie Tiernan, Athlone

Testimonial So far the trip has been brilliant. Biarritz is a wonderful city and the town is buzzing with activity. The apartment I’m staying in is great and the food is delicious. My French has really improved and the teachers are excellent. Overall I wouldn’t change a thing and would highly recommend it.

- Charlie Byrne, Dublin