Since 1968 our school has developed an original method based on natural learning and oral practice, that allows the students to understand and speak the language much quicker than when using a traditional method.
For us, it is essential to offer necessary time for each student, this is why our groups are very small. The school is located a few minutes walk from the promenade, all of the main Universities in the city and the leisure areas.
The Isla de Ré is a true French gem, famous for its lights and the inhabitants relaxed way of life. It is the ideal location to spend your holidays learning French and enjoying large sandy beaches, nature reserves and salt marshes.
The town is classified as a Heritage of Unesco. You will be able to bike around the streets, using the extensive number of bike lanes. Also, the 10 villages that make up this island are connected with the North with regular and frequent bus services. A bridge connects the island with the mainland.
The island is considered a true garden in the middle of the sea; sports lovers can enjoy: skating, tennis, horse riding and much more...
15 hours per week + 5 days a week, Monday to Friday 09:00-12:00
For those that want to use their French language quickly, communicating in daily life situations, work, or doing an exam
Beginners are integrated for periods of a minimum of 2 weeks in the specified entry dates in our calendars. Activities: we offer 2 cultural or tourist activities per week without additional cost. Each activity is taken by a member of the school team and lasts about 2:30. A typical programme will be given to you when you arrive at the school.
General course of 15 hours + 5 individual hours from Monday to Friday
The course is accompanied by 2 leisure activities per week, and a weekly progress report.
those that want to enjoy the pleasure of being in a group and to strengthen some weaknesses, and look at specific topics individually
33 hours per week - 5 days a week from Monday to Friday 09:00-12:00 and 13:30-16:30- Two meals a week from 12:00-13:30
This programme is designed mainly for professionals who are looking for:
Every morning there is a listening and pronunciation workshop for 30 minutes. Every afternoon there are consolidation and individual study workshops that last an hour.
Accommodation with a host family offers the opportunity to speak in French in a relaxed and friendly environment, whilst getting to know the customs and local traditions.
We recommend the half board option which includes breakfast and dinner with the family.
The families won´t take in more than one student of the same language at one time.
Our team knows the families personally, so they don´t just choose them for their hospitality and comfort of their home, but also for their warmth and firendly atmosphere.
Our families are near our school: 10 to 30 minutes maximum on foot, public transport or by bike.
The family will pick you up from La Rochelle for free.
Availability: All year
Room Type: single room
School distance: 10-30 minutes maximum on foot, public transport or by bike
Check-in: Sunday 15:00-22:00
Check-out: Saturday before 10:00
With more than 80,000 inhabitants, this port city on the Atlantic coast is located in the middle of Nantes and Burdeos. 2 hours 45 minutes journey on the TGV connects La Rochelle daily with the French capital.
Rochelle-Ile de Ré airport
Connects with many European destinations (Amsterdam, Barcelona, Munich, Madrid, Bologna, etc.) Includes a dozen of direct lines such as Lyon, London, Birmingham, Southampton, Dublin or Edinburgh (more than 200,000 passengers used these lines in 2007)
05 46 42 30 26, www.larochelle.aeroport.fr