Location: France/La Rochelle
Dates: 08/04-15/06
Age Range: 15-17 years old

Our partner school in La Rochelle has a long tradition of welcoming Irish students of Transition and Leaving Certificate who are looking for an intensive language course combined with afternoon activity programmes and  good host families to further perfect the language.

La Rochelle is situated on the Atlantic coast of France and has a direct flight connection to Ireland.  French classes are held each week day morning at the school in the centre of the city. There is a break for lunch and in the afternoons classes and workshops continue with a mix of LC preparation and French culture classes. Classes are finally finished by 16.45h and there is still time for an afternoon activity which will included guided town tour, visit to the natural history museum or on a Friday sailing instead of classes. Students eat dinner and spend the evenings with host families except for two evenings per week when activities are offered.  There is  1 full day outing per week on a Saturday normally to the beautiful Ille de Ré.

This is absolutely a recommended option for those students looking to push ahead with grammar and oral comprehension for final exams.

What's Included

  • French classes 25 hours per week divided between classes, exam prep and workshops
  • Full board accommodation with host family
  • 3 afternoon activities and 2 evening activities per week
  • 2 evening activities
  • 1 full day outing

Not Included

  • Flights to and from Ireland
  • Airport transfers
  • Spending money

Additional Notes

  1. There is a direct flight from La Rochelle and arrivals and departures can be coincided for this programme at reduced cost. If participants choose to fly into Nantes or Bordeaux it is substantially more expensive.
  2. Programmes are also available at the school after 16th June for students wishing to do General French in combination with activites or watersports. Please ask us for further information.

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