Juniors 14-17 years old

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

France Langue offers a language & sports stay dedicated to juniors aged 14 to 17 in total immersion. Students have French classes in the morning and surf sessions in the afternoon.

Program
Juniors 14-17 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

weekly French lessons
20 lessons / week

 

Language lessons take place at the residence in the mornings, Monday to Friday.
The juniors are divided into groups of levels of up to 14 learners. The written and oral tests are done before arrival. However, if France Langue Biarritz did not receive the written tests or the oral tests upstream, the juniors will pass them on the first day of classes.

Sports activities – 4 sessions / week

Surf lessons

A swim test will be held on Monday morning at 8:30 am at the beach of “Port Vieux”. All participants in the junior program in Biarritz must know how to swim.

Surf lessons will be held 4 times a week in the afternoons for 1h30 at Milady beach in Biarritz. 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.

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.

The multi-activity program (not available in 2022)

It is made of 4 sessions of 1h30: activities are varied (climbing, rafting, hiking, sea kayaking, golf, surfing, etc …). The program changes every day and every week. Each activity is supervised by a qualified professional or a member of the France Langue team for a group of 12 students.

France langue guarantees

  • 4 sport sessions of 1h30 / week
  • Each activity is supervised 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 France Langue Biarritz has a program of activities in addition to the sport sessions:

– A convenient city tour on the Monday of arrival for new students
– One cultural visit per week (half-day excursion on Wednesday afternoon and / or a full day on Saturday in Bayonne, Saint Jean de Luz, Biarritz, Hendaye)
– Every other day, social activities, fun and sports to allow the juniors to practice French together (football, beach volley, quiz, photo contest, treasure hunt …)
– Evenings to promote exchanges: 1 evening a week on Friday (evening on the beach, bowling, cinema …). Other nights are free or family.

Full board accommodation

Full board accommodation in residence for 14-16 years old

Lycee Etxepare has a campus, ideally located on the North of the city, with easy access by private bus to the beach and the cultural visits.
The residence has 20 rooms, each room can host 4 people and have their own ensuite bathroom. A large dining area and various sport equipment (pelota wall, equipped gymnasium, soccer and rugby fields) are also available directly on campus.

The meals are taken all together in the residence. Packed lunches are provided for weekday lunches and excursions. Special diets may be taken into account if the school is informed at the time of booking.

Comfortable and secured, the complex of Lycée Etxepare is the perfect venue to receive young people for their language holidays.

Full board accommodation in host family for 16-17 years old

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 and live maximum 20 minutes by public transport from the school. Each family hosts one or more students with a different mother tongue.

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

Useful information

 

Security

In order to avoid any intrusion into the residence, a nominative document with a photo will be given to them on the first day of their arrival on the site. To find out where each minor is, France Langue Biarritz collects the presences of the students.

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

Program available
in this school

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

Not included : personnal expenses

French & surf in 2022

French + surf – 14-16 y.o. – Whole Package in residence*1 150 € / week
French + surf – 16-17 y.o. – Whole Package in host family**890 € / week

* Registration for 2 or 4 weeks only.
– Beginning of courses for 2 weeks: 04/07/2022 or 18/07/2022
– Beginning of classes for 4 weeks: 04/07/2022
** Registration for 1 week minimum from 27/06/2022 to 12/08/2022

Our support team

Our teaching teams are available for you.

Their goal? Support students throughout their France Langue experience.

Coaching and mentoring is the centre of our teaching method, creating adapted situations to learn and use the concepts learned throughout your FLExperience.

Lessons and activities are available on your FLOnline platform, enjoy the full experience of our Virtual School and E-meet the FLAlumni network.

  • General French classes: work on and perfect the 4 language skills in accordance with the CEFR framework.
  • Classroom beyond the walls: practice the skills learned in class outside the walls.
  • Mentoring sessions: with the help of your teacher, work on your weaknesses to make them your strength.
  • Student Welfare Managers : Available to you throughout your experience to meet your needs and ensure your goals are met.

France LAngue selling points

Learn at home, practice online, live your experience in France.

 

  1. Welcome meeting on Monday morning
  2. Online test: before arrival in France
  3. Oral test before the start of class
  4. Teachers graduated from the university and of French mother tongue
  5. 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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