French & Surf

1 leçon = 45 min
1 lesson = 45 min
Groupe de 12 étudiants
group of 12 students
all levels accepted
courses start every Monday
courses at school
various cultural activities

Thrill seeker? Surf the world famous waves of Biarritz! Cosmopolitan and lively, Biarritz is the essential destination for surfers and one of the most welcoming cities in France. Ideal for thrill seekers who will discover a city that lives to the rhythm of the Atlantic Ocean.

French & surf

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Biarritz, the surf paradise!

Surfing is a complete discipline that is practiced from an early age. The only constraint is to know how to swim!

The Côte des Basques beach in Biarritz is a perfect surf spot for all levels. A few minutes walk from the city center, the beach is framed by the cliffs, with a breathtaking view of Spain and the mountains.

At low tide, the waves are small and long, it is ideal for the initiation of beginners.

At high tide, the beach disappears to make way for the waves which are getting stronger and sometimes form rollers, allowing the more experienced skiers worthy of the greatest champions.

Surf lessons – 5 sessions / week

You benefit from 5 lessons of 1h30 / week during the afternoon – the schedules vary according to the tides.

Surf lessons are held on the famous Côte des Basques beach, a 5-minute walk from the school and on the Anglet beach.

On the 1st day, an instructor will pick you up from school and take you to the beach. The following days, you go there alone. Depending on the weather conditions, the surf lessons can be moved to other beaches, in this case, transportation will be taken care of.

France Langue is a partner of the “Hastea” Surf school (which means “to learn” in Basque) and of the “Uhaina” Surf school (which means “wave” in Basque).

France Langue guarantees

  • Fully-qualified instructors of our partner surf school
  • Small groups of 8 students maximum
  • Course contents adapted to the levels and needs of the participants
  • All material provided by the surf school (wetsuits and boards)

French lessons – 20 lessons per week

Classes take place in the morning, Monday to Friday. A schedule will be given to you on Monday morning during the welcome meeting.

Before your arrival, you will take a written test. When you arrive at school, you will have an oral test with our teaching team to validate your level.

Our classes are international in small groups of 12 students in order to encourage exchanges and interactions.

As far as possible, we form the groups in a homogeneous way: according to your results obtained in the level test or according to your needs and expectations.

All of our teachers are university graduates and native French speakers.

France Langue follows the directives of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) and focuses its pedagogy around 5 language “tasks”.

  • TALK
  • READ


Program available
in this school

Dates of the program: all year round

1st day of class for complete beginners:
2022 : 20/06 – 11/07 – 08/08 – 12/09 – 10/10 – 07/11

registration fee80€
20 lessons of general french
370€ / week
+ 5 surf sessions
200€ / week

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. Qualified, experienced teachers with university degrees and trained in teaching French as a foreign language.
  2. Varied programs according to your desires and your tastes.
  3. A learning pace adapted to your needs
  4. Individualized educational follow-up to guarantee better progress.
  5. An access to our virtual school based on Microsoft 365 (Office, Teams, OneNote, Stream). Adapted to the new reality and technologies, our teaching method includes teaching lessons, specialized workshops, virtual meetings and visits

our pedagogy

our objectives

Our methodology is based on a communicative approach, the theory of which is that language is not acquired by imitation (and successive repetition), but by an active process of construction of meaning.

Our “communicative” courses revolve around language functions (informing, defending a point of view, ordering) and concepts (space, time, comparison, etc.).

At France Langue, learning French is not limited to mastering grammatical rules, but is based on broader knowledge such as:

socio-cultural rules (i.e how to answer the question asked depending on the context – tone, vouvoyer)

the rules ensuring textual coherence and cohesion (i.e relevant answer to a question)

strategies for compensating for communication failures (i.e knowing how to reformulate or asking for details).

Our pedagogy is centered on you. You participate in the development of the program that will be offered to you to achieve your linguistic objectives. The starting point of your learning being determined by your written and oral level test that you will take before your lessons.

Thanks to regular continuous monitoring, our teachers will ensure that your trajectory is the right one and that your progress is constant.

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 : 21/09/2022

Questions about our programs?

Our team will answer your questions by phone.