Class Per Week
15 - 17 year olds
Study abroad and explore the coastal Atlantic city of La Rochelle in the French province of Charente-Maritime with an Intensive French Course. InLingua La Rochelle is our partner language school located in the centre of this majestic town and close to the beaches. This intensive course offers 30 classes a week (60mins per class), of French lessons entirely in French. Classes are small and focused - up to 10 people.
Each student is responsible for their own learning and needs to express their needs and expectations. Each week will be different and will cover all elements needed to learn a language but with special focus on communication and building confidence speaking French.
You will be required to complete an online multiple choice test at least 15 days before arrival and an interview on arrival to ensure you are in the correct class level group.
The first day:
Once you have completed your level test the school will give you a guided tour of La Rochelle along with all the new arrivals that day.
You can add some extra activities or extra classes and workshops are available at the language school to increase your experience.
Students under 18
In accordance with the school rules and local laws all students under the age of 18 at the time of travel will need parental permission for unsupervised free-time from 8:30pm until the maximum curfew time. Curfews are 11pm on Sunday to Thursday and 1am on Friday and Saturday. Parents can choose an earlier curfew.
Dates & Prices
Dates for 2018/2019
05 Nov 2018: 2-7 weeks
07 Jan 2018: 2-5 weeks
25 Feb 2019: 2-6 weeks
22 Apr 2019: 2-8 weeks
03 June 2019: 2+ weeks
10 June 2019: 2+ weeks
17 June 2019: 2+ weeks
12 Aug 2019: 2+ weeks
Arrive Monday and depart Friday to match up with Ryanair's schedule.
Prices include the following:
- Dedicated local French Group Leader. 1 Group Leader for every 10 students. This Group Leader is responsible for Stein Study students only.
- 30 Hours of French tuition per week from 9 am to 4.15 pm every day
- 3 x afternoon activities/workshops
- 1 x full day excursion on Saturday
- 2 x evening activities per week
- 1 x surf lesson per week
- Transfers to/from the airport in La Rochelle
- Homestay Accommodation or Student Residence Accommodation
- Breakfast/Lunch and Dinner included
- Local bus pass for the duration
Pricing for Homestay Accommodation
Pricing for Student Residence
- One to One Lessons - €55 per lesson
- Extra Surf Lessons - €40 per lesson
- Sailing Lessons - €220 per lesson
- Join the Local Gym - €140 per month
How to book
To book, please click on the Book Now button and fill out your details.
Alternatively you can email [email protected] with the following information:
If booking outside 8 weeks, you will be asked to pay a non-refundable holding deposit of €500
Once we have this information, we will send you forms for completion, an invoice and flight details for you to book.
Name of course
Parent's full name, phone number and email
Student's full name, date of birth, Irish school, email and phone number
Any medical/food requirements
Course start date
Accommodation choice (if applicable to course)
Any optional extras
If travelling with a friend and whether they would like to share accommodation
Full payment is due 8 weeks prior to departure
InLingua La Rochelle has a network of hosts that accommodate students throughout the year. The language school carefully chooses and vets hosts to ensure they will provide a safe, comfortable environment for the students throughout their stay. All hosts are located within 20 minutes walking or easy bus route to the language school.
On Campus residence is available for juniors on group trips only and for 18+ students all year round.
Please enquire about the residence before booking.
General French Classes
Role Play Classes to encourage conversation
Outdoor Sports Activity
General French Classes
Quiz and Games on the Regions of France
Sailing or Kayaking
General French Classes
Take a cruise to Ile d'AIx and Fort Boyard
The closest airport is La Rochelle
Students will stay with a well vetted and carefully chosen host family close to the language school or at the language school's residence.
Transfer between La Rochlle airport and your accommodation is provided on arrival and departure
You can opt to take the course for a minimum of 2 weeks up to 8 weeks
The language school is located close to the town centre and all host families are within easy walking distance or bus ride to town and school. You will be provided with a bus pass for the duration of your stay
You can fly out on the Sunday before your start date. For 2018, start dates are the 26 March, 9 April, 23 April or 7 May, 21 May, 4 June, 11 June.
Having a foundation of conversational Spanish is beneficial to students going on any of our language courses but even less advanced students will see their fluency flourish in a short space of time during this intense language course
All meals are included in the price. You will however need money for socialising and shopping during your time away.
Students can opt to share a host family with a friend or can be placed with another student if they have traveled alone. Staying with a student who you didn’t know before your trip is a great way to widen your circle of friends while getting the chance to practice your language skills with new people
No flights are not included in the price.You will need to arrange your own flights, although we are happy to advise. The closest airport is La Rochelle