Young Adults 15-17 years old

1 leçon = 45 min
1 lesson = 45 min
Course with fixed start dates
Groupe de 12 étudiants
Group 14 students
French courses
various cultural and sport activities
free Wifi

Les ateliers FL Biarritz offer a language & sports stay dedicated to juniors aged 15 and 17 in total immersion into the French culture. Students have French classes and surf sessions during the day.

Young Adults 15-17 years old

Open and cosmopolitan, Biarritz is one of the most prestigious seaside resorts on the Atlantic coast and one of the most welcoming cities in France that has preserved its identity.

The duration of the program is 1 week minimum from 24/06/2024 to 17/08/2024. Arrival is on Sunday after 1 p.m., and departure is on Saturday; before noon.

general French - 20 lessons / week

  French lessons take place Monday to Friday. The juniors are divided into groups of levels of up to 14 learners. The written and oral tests are done on the first day of classes. On Monday, a meeting is organized to introduce staff members, hand over  schedules and divide students into groups.

Sports activities – 4 sessions / week

Surf lessons

A swim test will be held at the beginning of the stay. All participants in the junior program in Biarritz must know how to swim.

Surf lessons will be held 4 times a week for 1h30. They take place on a suitable beach with changing rooms and hot showers. Schedules may vary depending on the tides and weather conditions. In case of bad conditions that would make surfing impossible, canceled sessions will be postponed by the provider or replaced by sport activities.

During the surf lessons, the young students will be divided into groups of 8 maximum with a surf instructor graduated from a State Patent of surfing instructor or a BPJEPS mention: surf (Professional Certificate of the Youth, of the Popular Education and Sport).

The teachers will address a theme on this sport during class time to facilitate the understanding of surf lessons and to address local sporting events.

The practice of surfing will allow juniors to communicate and exchange on a common interest and share in French and will participate in group dynamics, cohesion and solidarity.

Les ateliers FL guarantees

  • 4 sport sessions of 1h30 / week
  • Each activity is supervized by a qualified professional
  • All material provided for the activities.
  • A swim test is performed at the beginning of your stay.

Social program

The Junior Program of Les ateliers FL Biarritz has a program of activities in addition to the sport sessions:

  • 4 social and cultural activities per week ;
  • 1 half-day excursion on Wednesday ;
  • 1 excursion on Saturday ;
  • 1 evening per week organized by Les ateliers FL Biarritz (e.g. picnic on the beach).


Full board accommodation in host family

Staying with a host family is a unique intercultural experience that we highly recommend to all our students. You will share unique moments of daily life with your family, practicing your French in real situations.

All our host families are carefully selected by our team. Each family hosts one or more students with a different mother tongue whenpossible, in a shared bedroom.

Breakfasts and dinners will be taken with the host families. Packed lunches will be provided for outdoor lunches.

Useful information



The school requests a medical certificate or signed statement from parents for each junior (medical history and recommendations).

Exit permissions

For insurance and security reasons, the curfew is 11:00 p.m. on weekdays and 1:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings. Sanctions may be taken in the event of non-compliance with these rules.

Program available
in this school

Start dates: June 24, July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, August 5, August 12

Registration for 1 week minimum from 24/06/2024 to 17/08/2024

French + surf – 15-17 y.o. – Whole Package in host family

1 140 € / week

Whole package =
Registration fees
+ language course 20 lessons/ week
+ 4 sport and cultural sessions/ week
+ full board accommodation in host family in a shared  bedroom
+ return transfers from airport/train station

Not included : personnal expenses
+ Public transportation

why choose us?

Live an unforgettable experience in France


  1. International students to make friends from all over the world
  2. Accommodation in host families for a complete immersion
  3. Qualified, experienced teachers with university degrees and trained in teaching French as a foreign language
  4. Classes dedicated to juniors: 14 students per class maximum

our pedagogy

our objectives​

The objective of the course is to improve their oral and written communication, strengthen their vocabulary and grammar points, develop their knowledge of French culture and civilization, and express themselves fluently and fluently in different situations. .

During their courses, the teachers will address the four areas of competence of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference), namely: oral expression and comprehension and written expression and comprehension.

The content developed has an action-oriented approach with various activities created in line with the audience and the level of the groups, thus promoting oral expression while laying the foundations of the written word.

The teaching team will animate attractive, pleasant and enjoyable lessons through playful educational activities, such as group or pair activities in their class, and interactions with other level groups during pedagogical aspects events related to the life of the school.

our innovative methodology​

Cooperative Language Learning is based on the practice of the language in real-life situations, using many different classroom environments. (In the classroom, outside of the class, on the FL Online platform, on the Mooc offered by FL).
The use of all the teaching technologies and methodologies available creates a complete experience with a full support for the learner.

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Last page update : 05/01/2024

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