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 25 classes a week (60mins per class), of French lessons entirely in French. 3 of those classes will focus on French Exam preparation. 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 2019
There are still LIMITED SPACES available for August.
12 Aug 2019: 2+ weeks
Dates for 2020
6,13,20, 27 April 2020
4, 11 May 2020
1,8, 15, 22 June 2020
6 July 2020
Arrive Monday and depart Monday 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.
- 25 Hours of French tuition per week from 9 am to 4.15 pm every day
- 3 x afternoon activities/workshops per week including a sailing course
- 1 x full day excursion each week on a Saturday
- 2 x evening activities per week
- Transfers to/from the airport in La Rochelle
- Home Stay Accommodation
- Breakfast/Lunch and Dinner included
- Local bus pass for the duration
Pricing for Homestay Accommodation
- One to One Lessons - €55 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
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
Home Stay Accommodation
InLingua La Rochelle has a network of Home Stay Families that accommodate students throughout the year. The language school carefully chooses and vets families to ensure they will provide a safe, comfortable environment for the students throughout their stay. All Home Stay Accommodation is located within 20 minutes walking or easy bus route to the language school.
Parents can create a curfew for students however the maximum curfew the school allows is 12 pm (midnight) Sunday - Thursday and 1am Friday and Saturday. Please note that if a parent would like to adjust their child's curfew they must allow a 24 hour changing period.
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 in Home Stay Accommodation with a well vetted and carefully chosen local family close to the language school
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.
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
There is a curfew of 10pm Sunday to Thursday and 12am Friday and Saturday.
You can opt to take the course for a minimum of 2 weeks up to 8 weeks
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
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
All meals are included in the price. You will however need money for socialising and shopping during your time away.
Transfer between La Rochlle airport and your accommodation is provided on arrival and departure
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