Summer French and Activities La Rochelle


16th June - 24th August 2024

Lesson Duration

60 Minutes


13 - 17


15 Lessons

Class size

Max 10


Residence (Age 14+) French Host

At A Glance

This course is ideal for independent, motivated students who wish to fast track their fluency in French and boost their language skills.

  • 15 General French lessons
  • Full Board accommodation in residence or with French host
  • Comprehensive social & activity programme
  • Course dates: 16th June – 25th August
  • Accommodation dates: Homestay – from 16th June-24th August 2024 / Residence – from 30th June – 24th August 2024


2 weeks €2120 / 3 weeks €2990


2 weeks €2700 / 3 weeks €3995

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Our partner school in La Rochelle boasts a beautiful modern campus and over 50 years of language teaching experience. It is located just 10 minutes walking distance from the beach and the pier. It is surrounded by traditional bakeries and restaurants, so students can enjoy traditional French cuisine. The building has 14 classrooms & 2 large extra rooms in high season, an IT room, a reading room, a kitchen with fridge and microwave, hot and cold beverages, a covered bike area, a large shady terrace area, a tourist information area and free WiFi access to all students.


The course offers a total of 15 hours of classes, afternoon activities, two evening activities and a full day excursion on Saturday. Classes may take place either in the mornings or afternoons, the students really work on their French grammar and oral skills.  Students take part in activities which vary each day.

For a supplement, students have the option to take additional French classes to prepare for exams on Wednesdays and Fridays.

There is also the option to add on 5 hours of individual classes with a native French teacher per week.


French Host:

Staying with a host is a fantastic opportunity for students to practice their newly acquired French skills outside of the classroom in real life situations. To fully immerse yourself in the language, our partner school arranges accommodation with carefully selected French hosts who are located either within walking distance or a short bus or tram journey from the school (max 25 minutes). The hosts are vetted and inspected and visited regularly by the school’s Accommodation Officer and are personally known to the school. Hosts offer full-board accommodation to students. They will make sure that the students have everything they need for their day at school and will welcome into their homes. If a student comes with a friend or two it is possible to organise their accommodation together in the same home. However if there are more than three, they will most likely be separated into two different homes.


Students can choose to stay in the beautiful new residence which is located only 600 meters from the school. Each room has two beds, a kitchenette and bathroom. All rooms have a TV with standard French channels. There is a common area downstairs with access to drinks and snacks and a large swimming pool with a terrace outside. There is a laundry service and clean sheets are provided regularly.




After lessons students can apply what they’ve learned in class to a range of social and cultural activities, including water sports and sailing.
In addition, a number of social activities are organized through the school which includes football matches, beach volley, and afternoon excursions and trips. Three afternoon activities and one evening activity are organized. On Mondays, a visit to La Rochelle is offered to newcomers. Please note, activities are always supervised.

The evening activities are varied: films, city trips, games and beach picnics.


Homestay - 2 weeks €2120 / 3 weeks €2990
Residence - 2 weeks €2700 / 3 weeks €3995

What is included:

  • 15 hours of French classes
  • All Course materials.
  • Full board accommodation .
  • Pre-departure information and support.
  • Afternoon social and activity program.
  • Evening activity.
  • Graded certificate upon completion.

Not Included:

  • Flights.
  • Airport Transfer one way estimated prices – by taxi (from Nantes: €100 , from Bordeaux: €120)
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Registration fee of €95
  • Extra night with host €38 & in Residence €80.
  • Dietary Supplement €50 per week

A Sample Week

09.00-12.15General FrenchGeneral FrenchGeneral FrenchGeneral FrenchGeneral French
12.15 - 13.15BreakBreakBreakBreakBreakFull day exploring the Ile de Ré
13.15 - 15.45Guided tour of the townEscape Rooms!Natural History Museum of La RochelleAccrobranche (treetop zip wires)Laser TagEnjoy!
15.45 - 18.15Games on the beachBeach footballClimbingBeachGame: La Rochelle et ses curiositésExplore!
18.15Evening spent with hostSunset sailing & picnic on the beachEvening spent with hostSailing at sunset and a picnic at the beachEvening spent with host

Lessons may either take place in the mornings or afternoons. Monday: 2:15pm – 5:30pm; Tuesday to Friday: 1:15pm to 4:30pm


When is the arrival / departure day?

The programme runs from Friday to Friday with students arriving and departing on this day. Hosts will be at the airport to pick students up and take them home to get settled in. Students are also requested to arrive between 10 am and 8 pm, where possible. For more information contact our office 00 353 121 433 14 or through our Contact Us page.

Who will meet me at the airport?

You will be met on arrival by a school representative and brought straight to your accommodation. Please be sure to email at least 2 weeks prior to departure to confirm your flight details. You will see your name on a board as you come through arrivals. We will also give you an emergency telephone number for the school which you should call in the event that your flight is delayed.

How will I get to school?

Depending on where your French host is situated, the school can be within walking distance or a short bus or tram journey from the school (max 25 minutes). You will be shown to your school on the first morning and the school can help you source a weekly transport pass if needed.

Is there a gluten / dairy free / vegetarian meal option?

Special dietary requirements can be catered to for a supplement (€50 per week) if you let us know at the time of booking.

How will I know if I am in the right class level?

You will have a level test on the first morning before you start your course and will be placed in a class with other students of the same level. Your level will be monitored during the course and if you feel your class is too easy or too difficult then you should speak with your teacher or let us know and the Director of Studies will see if it’s possible to move you to a different class. Everyone at the school is very approachable and once you let someone know they will make sure that the move is as quick and smooth as possible for you.

What does “Full Board” include?

Your accommodation includes breakfast, evening meal and Sunday lunch with your French host. Packed lunches are provided for weekdays and excursions.

When will I get my school and accommodation details?

Your accommodation details are confirmed as soon as we receive them from our partner school. This is usually 1-2 weeks prior to departure but can sometimes be much sooner. At the same time, you will also receive our pre-departure information with all your school details and emergency contact numbers for your stay.

How can I book? When are fees due?

You can book online. Once the form is completed, all you need to do to secure your booking is to pay a deposit of €200. It usually takes 1-2 days before your booking is confirmed and the final balance is due 4 weeks prior to departure. You can pay either by card, bank transfer or cheque.

Can you arrange my flight?

As we are not a travel agency, we don’t book flights. However, we can advise on which flights would be suitable so please email or give us a call and we would be happy to talk you through it. Please note, do not book flights until your enrolment has been confirmed by Tribe Study Abroad.

Are there curfews? (Under 18)

Students who are minors (under 18) are required to have a signed parental permission form if they wish to go out in the evenings. Parents must indicate a curfew time. For more information contact our office at 00 353 121 433 14 or through our Contact Us page.

If I have to cancel my booking will I receive a refund?

Please refer to our Terms of Business for further information on our cancellation policy.

What is the age range of students at the school?

The minimum age students can attend is 13, and the maximum age is 17.

Can I find out how other students got on?

Absolutely! Here at Tribe Study Abroad, we love to see what our students get up to and their recommendations! We encourage our students to share their experience with us by writing a blog and sending some pictures. Refer to our collection of blogs on the site.


I would highly recommend doing this course if you love French and want to improve. I had such a wonderful experience that I really didn’t want to leave!! I’ve really enjoyed my time here and feel more prepared for my leaving cert. 😀

Sadhbh Murphy, LC Prep La Rochelle

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