French courses in France for teenagers and adults

Learn French in France Bordeaux and Biarritz  2013

BLS - French language schools are registered by the French Ministry of Education and are committed to offering you the very best standards of teaching and support for your language studies in France.

French courses in FranceBORDEAUX

Bordeaux is a great historical city, but it is also a vigorous regional capital and a university town that accommodates 90,000 students every year. It has a population of 700, 000. A very varied cultural programme, lively nightlife and superb architecture make the city a favourite port of call for many!

The capital city of Aquitaine displays its history through its fine monuments that capture the imagination of all its visitors. Its strong personality ranks Bordeaux among Europe’s most beautiful cities.

BLS is housed in a spacious 19th century building in the heart of Bordeaux.. There are 15 bright, air-conditioned classrooms, a self study room and lounge opening out onto a sheltered garden.

French language in BiarritzBIARRITZ

Biarritz is a peaceful haven niched between the Pyrenees mountains and the Atlantic ocean. Originally a quaint fishing village, until the end of 19th century when Napoleon III and the empress Eugenie fell in love with the regions natural beauty, Biarritz rapidly became a fashionable, refined sea side resort. This era brought a prestigious clientele to the town and hence considerably developed its architecture, elegant buildings, casinos and palaces that today form the town's reputation. In 1957, Biarritz welcomed its first surfers from the European continent and today has become a renowned "surfers paradise" thanks to its long sandy beaches and mild climate all year round. Biarritz is the heart of the Pays Basque, a region with a strong cultural identity, that has preserved its traditions and offers a fantastic way of life.

AccomodationFrench language camps for teenagers and adults

BSL  offers you a wide choice of accommodation.

Carefully selected host families:

Our accommodation officer rigorously selects each of our families and spends a great deal of time matching the student to the right family, which is why we appreciate as much information as possible from students regarding: personality, likes and dislikes, etc. We have host families of all ages and social backgrounds, but they all have one thing in common, their hospitality and friendliness!

The host families provide breakfast and dinner on weekdays and all meals on weekends, with an individual, comfortable bedroom. Generally, there are one or several students of different nationalities per family, except during the summer period when this cannot be guaranteed.

Accommodation is from Sunday prior to starting date of the course until Saturday or Sunday after the end of the course. Please do not forget to send us full travel arrangements at least 2 weeks before arrival.

Please note that in July and August, host family accommodation is sometimes subject to availability.

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Hotel
Our school can offer different types of hotels. We recommend a range of 2 to 4 star hotels.  Prices are different according to the standard, season and equipment ( tv, phone, bathroom, mini-bar).

Residences and apartments
For those seeking a certain degree of independence or who are on long-term courses, we strongly recommend renting furnished apartments that are comfortable, practical and equipped for singles, couples or families.

French camps Bordeaux/BiarritzGetting to Bordeaux/ Biarritz

Bordeaux and Biarritz are easily accessed from many parts of the world making it an enticing destination to learn French in France.
Students under 18 will  be met by a member of the family at the airport or train station. Others can be met by the family or they can make their own way.

Taxis cost between 30€ and 50€ depending on the time you arrive and the time it takes to go into the city. You can order transport in our school. You will be met at the airport or the train station by a person holding a sign with your name on it. (6€)

Sport and cultural activities

All of the courses in Biarritz allow you time to discover the region and take part in cultural and sporting activities suggested by BLS.
 

Examples of activities in Biarritz:

  • Guided tour of Biarritz's architecture and historical monuments
  • Tasting of local products (wine, cheese, chocolate, cake, etc.)
  • Guided tour of museums
  • Excursions to the Pyrenees mountains and visits to Basque villages, historical sites, prehistoric caves, sheep farming in the Pyrenees
  • Hiking, horse riding and mountain bike riding
  • Cookery classes and discovery of local dishes
  • Excursion to Lourdes
  • Thalassotherapy (seawater therapy)
  • Water sports activities on sea and river (surfing, sea water canoeing, rafting, hydro-speed)
  • Golf, horse riding, tennis, …
  • An introduction to 'pelote basque' (local sport similar to squash but played with bare hands)

Examples of activities in Bordeaux :

  • A guided tour of Bordeaux’s 18th and 19th century architecture and historical monuments
  • Tasting the wines of Bordeaux
  • A guided tour of the 'CAPC', Bordeaux’s contemporary art museum - an internationally renowned gallery located in a spectacular warehouse
  • A full day’s excursion to the Arcachon Basin and the Dune of Pyla - the highest sand dune in Europe with breathtaking views of the Atlantic ocean and pine forest
  • A guided tour of the 'Aquitaine Museum' - a regional museum that displays the history of the wine trade from the 17th to the 19th centuries
  • A guided tour of the Saint André cathedral
  • A presentation and tasting of cheeses with wine, delivered by a famous master cheese refiner
  • A full day’s excursion to Saint-Emilion and its vineyards
  • Cookery lessons

French language in FranceGeneral information about French courses.

Enrolment Fee - 85 Euro

GROUPS

  • Small groups of 8 to 12 (Bordeaux) / 14 (Biarritz) adults per class enhancing customised attention and the opportunity for each attendee to speak as much as possible during the lessons.

TEACHERS

  • All our teachers are qualified to teach French to foreign learners and have an excellent knowledge of French culture and civilisation. Many of them have taught French abroad and speak several languages and therefore relate easily to different cultures. Their enthusiasm and spontaneity guarantee lively and effective lessons.

TEACHING METHODS

  • Our prime objective is to work on practicing language skills in communicative contexts. To do this we use French as a foreign language teaching methods for adults that are interactive and based on real communication. We base our sessions on authentic materials in order to broaden your knowledge of the French socio-cultural setting. Our programmes are structured, but sufficiently flexible to enable you to progress at your own speed and according to your own needs.

CERTIFICATES

  • At the end of your stay, BLS gives you a French language certificate showing the course level you accomplished. The certificate also indicates the number of ECTS credits you are entitled to.

BORDEAUX/ BIARRITZ

General French

Beginners

Elementary

Intermediate

Advanced

number of weeks

Price  €
Bordeaux
4-6 students/ 10-12 
Price  € 
Biarritz
4-6 students/ 10-12 
 

Standard

20 lessons/week.

* fixed dates

start every Monday

1-3 weeks
4-7 weeks
8-11 weeks
12 weeks +

500/250
460/230
423/212
389/195
550/275
506/253
466/233
428/214
 
 
Intensive
26 lessons/week
-

 elementary, intermediate, advanced: start every Monday

1-3 weeks
4-7 weeks
8-11 weeks
12 weeks +

610/305
580/290
551/275
523/261
610/305
580/290
551/275
523/261

Intensive
30 lessons/week.
 

1-3 weeks
4-7 weeks
8-11 weeks
12 weeks +

710/355
680/340
650/325
622/311
-
 Group+private lessons
20+4, 
20+6
20+8, 
22+10 

* fixed dates


start every Monday

20+4/1 week.
additional week 20+6/ 1 week.
additional week
20+8/ 1 week.
additional week
20+10/ 1 week.
.additional week

485
450
605
570
725
690
845
810
 

-

Private tuition
 
start every Monday

 

1lesson
5-19 lessons
20 + lessons
65
60
58
65
60
58
Additional lessons start every Monday

 

2 lessons
50/25
55/28
Specific French courses

Beginners

Elementary

intermediate

Advanced Minimum weeks Price  €
Bordeaux
in/off season 
Price  € 
Biarritz
French for teenagers
14-17 yrs
 - start every Monday 1 week
2 weeks
additional weeks
800
1555
750
-
French & culture  - start every Monday 1 week

extra week
590 -
French & GOLF (20h/ weeks morning + 10h/weeks afternoon * fixed dates  Start on every Monday 1-3 weeks
4-7 weeks
8-11 weeks
12 weeks +
- 640/695
618/673
598/653
579/634
French & SURFING Biarritz
(20h/ weeks. morning + 10h/ weeks afternoon
* fixed dates
 Start on every Monday
1-3 weeks
4-7 weeks
8-11 weeks
12 weeks +
- 435/455
413/433
393/413
374/394
Bordeaux and Wine
20 french lessons in Bordeaux + 3 course lessons "Become a wine expert" in the afternoon + 2 visits in Chateaux
in season/off season
1 week
755/770
-

How to become a student at BSL?
All the issues connected with the course, booking, journey etc may be set in person or by mail  in the College Of Foreign Languages LEXIS or with our employee. You choose your course, type of accommodation and other services, and then you will be asked to fill in an application form,  sign the contract and make a settled payment in PLN on our bank account LEXIS. The application form, one copy of the contract and confirmation of the payment have to be sent to us by mail or fax, so that we receive the documents 2 weeks before the course starts (persons from other towns contact our Representative). 

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