Class Per Week
16 - 18 year olds
Are you looking to study abroad to improve your French language skills ahead of your LC? Choosing to study at the InLingua French language school in La Rochelle is certainly a sound choice!
La Rochelle is a magnificent port town on the west coast of France with plenty to see and do for teenagers. With innovative public transport and lots of green spaces as well as beaches, it is an ideal location for Irish teenagers who want to study abroad and enjoy other activities such as sports and water sports. Why not learn to surf whilst you're there or take yachting lessons? And for those of who aren't so sporty, there are plenty of interesting museums and excursions on offer. The course is offered through a high quality language school - inLingua, which is ideally located just moments away from the sea and town centre.
Students can choose to stay at the school's residence or with a carefully chosen and vetted host family. With both options, support and guidance is provided to students throughout their stay and they will benefit from a busy programme that includes 3 afternoon activities a week, a full day excursion at the weekend as well as surf lessons.
This course provides the perfect opportunity for students to improve their French language skills ahead of their LC, whilst also enjoying a host of fun activities in an beautiful and vibrant French town.
Dates & Prices
Starting Dates in 2018/2019
29 April 2019 2+ weeks
06 May 2019 2+ weeks
03 June 2019: 2+ weeks
10 June 2019 - 2+ weeks
17 June 2019 - 2+ weeks
12 Aug 2019 - 2+ weeks
Other dates available on request.
Included in the price
- 20 French classes per week from 9am to 4.15pm Monday to Friday.
- 10 Leaving Cert French classes per week specifically tailored for Irish LC prep students
- 3 afternoon activities per week (examples include sport, bowling, museum visits)
- 1 full day excursion per week on a Saturday
- 1 sailing lesson per week on a Sunday (conditions permitting)
- Dedicated local French Group Leader
- Transfers to/from La Rochelle airport
- Accommodation either at the school or with a Host family
- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
- Local bus pass for duration of stay
- Emergency contact 24/7
Price does not include:
Any extras outlined below
One to One lessons - €55 per lesson
The only English speaker in the Host Family - €60 per week
Sailing lessons - €220 per lesson
Local Gym - €140 per month
Golf lessons - €180 for 2 lessons
Round of Golf - €90 per round
Tennis lessons - €50 per lesson
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
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
Once we have this information, we will send you forms for completion, an invoice and flight details for you to book.
Full payment is due 8 weeks prior to departure
There are 2 accommodation options:
Students stay with local Hosts who are vetted and chosen by the language school, InLingua La Rochelle. Students will have their own room or can share with a friend. The Hosts chosen by inLingua are of a much higher standard than most other locations. As La Rochelle is not a haven for language tourists, the Hosts are taking students for the right reasons. We realise that Homestay accommodation is not for everyone. If you select this type of accommodation, you will need to be open-minded and understand that you may not benefit from all your usual creature comforts. You have to be willing to practice your French no matter how bad you may think it is! You will have breakfast and dinner with your Host as well as lunch on the weekends.
Students stay in the student residence (if there are at least 10 students booked in at the same time). There are twin/triple and quad rooms available. Students can share a room with friends if they would like to. A dedicated group leader will also stay in the student residence to oversee the students and to offer guidance.
With both accommodation options, curfews apply
LC prep classes
LC prep classes
LC prep classes or cultural activities
Excursion to Rochefort and Brouage village
Free time and surfing lessons
The closest airport is La Rochelle
Students can opt to stay with a host family who are well vetted and carefully chosen or at the language school residence itself (if there are at least 10 students)
You can fly out on the Sunday before your start date. For 2018, start dates are 4 June, 11 June and 18 June. Other start dates are however available on request
All meals are included in the price of the course. However, you will need money for socialising and shopping during your time away
All host families are within walking distance or easy bus route distance from the schools. You will get given a local bus pass for the duration of your stay. The school residence is also very central
Transfer between La Rochelle airport and your accommodation is provided on arrival and departure
You can opt to partake in this LC prep course for a minimum of 2 weeks up to 6 weeks
Having a foundation of conversational French is beneficial to students going on any of our language courses and even advanced students will benefit
You’ll need to arrange your own flights. But we are happy to help advise you on the most direct route.
Students can opt to share a room 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