French Immersion Classes in Biarritz & Hossegor

Choose Your Unforgettable Linguistic Experience!

  • Do you want to study French in a beautiful seaside town where life is pretty good?
  • Do you want to participate in a language immersion programme in France?
  • Do you want to be more confident in speaking French?

Well, if you answered Yes to all 3 questions, then You are at the Right Place!

 

Learn French Near Hossegor

 

Learn French with us at Ocean Shelter!

 

The Ocean Shelter site is located just a few minutes north of Hossegor and is surrounded by the beautiful “Landes” forest & endless sand beaches. The site is an ideal natural base camp for anyone who wants to explore the natural surroundings whilst learning French. Aside from the instensive French lessons you can also enroll in the weekly surf and/or yoga retreats.

The Ocean Shelter is ideal for all nature & sports enthusiasts who like the calm and simplicity and make new friends whilst sharing the large Ocean Shelter space and amenities.

WEEKLY PACKAGE WITH ACCOMMODATION AT OCEAN SHELTER

It starts at 690 EUR per week 

THE PROGRAMME INCLUDES
  • 20 hours of french lessons.
  • 7 nights of accommodation in rooms in Ocean Shelter’s houses or glamping facilities. It is possible to reserve private rooms and guest houses, which may incur changes in pricing depending on the type of rooming.
  • Bicycle rentals for 6 days are available from €40 for traditional bicycles and from €100 for electric bicycles.

ONLY FRENCH INTENSIVE COURSE  (WITHOUT ACCOMMODATION AT 
OCEAN SHELTER)

290 EUR per week or 549 EUR for 2 weeks

Study French in the morning and enjoy the afternoon to discover the region. This course allows you to learn French freely, according to your needs and availability.

THE PROGRAMME INCLUDES

French Course in small groups (8 people max)

20 hours of French per week ( In a classroom)

 

Learn French In Biarritz

 

ONLY FRENCH INTENSIVE COURSE

290 EUR per week or 569 EUR per 2 weeks

 

Study French in the morning and enjoy the afternoon to discover the region. This course allows you to learn French freely, according to your needs and availability.

THE PROGRAMME INCLUDES

French Course in small groups (8 people max)

20 hours of French per week ( In a classroom)

FRENCH & GASTRONOMY

 

699 EUR per week

 

This intensive French course is combined with a few cooking classes; You will be introduced to beautiful French wines, French but also regional gastronomy through various recipes.

THE PROGRAMME INCLUDES

French Course in small groups (8 people max)

20 hours of standard french per week ( In a classroom)

More than 15 hours of french per week in fun cultural activities with French native speakers.

2 cooking workshops with a French chef

1 tasting of regional cheeses

1 wine workshop with a french oenologist

1 visit of the market with tasting of regional products

2 lunches in traditional restaurants

FRENCH & LIFESTYLE

899 EUR per week

A program in total immersion in French.
Reinforce your confidence by practicing French in everyday situations.

LE PROGRAMME INCLUDES

French Course in small groups (8 people max)

 20 hours of standard french per week ( In a classroom)

20 hours of french per week in fun cultural activities with French native speakers.

1 visit of the chili museum in Espelette

1 tasting of regional products

1 tasting of French wines with an oenologist

1 cooking workshop with a French chef

1 visit of Bayonne, the basque country capital

1 evening in a café-théâtre in Bayonne

1 lunch in a traditional restaurant

 

FRENCH ON THE WAVES

519 EUR per week or 1019 EUR per 2 weeks

This French course is for those who wish to learn or improve their French.There will be a big focus on speaking and listening comprehension.

THE PROGRAMME INCLUDES

French Course in small groups (8 people max)

20 hours of French per week ( In the classroom)

4 sessions of surf for approximately 1h30 in the water & it includes all the necessary equipment with one of the best surf school

1 session of pelote basque

1 lunch in a restaurant with a French native speaker/teacher

 

 

Just another way to learn French!

What kind of accommodation do you offer?

 

 

We take care of the organization of your stay before your arrival in France but the payment is made directly to the host family or to the hotel the first day of your arrival in France. Do not hesitate to contact us for any additional information concerning our programs, accommodation, transport, individual services, … in order to prepare your stay as well as possible.

 

  • Stay at Ocean Shelter

The Ocean Shelter site is located just a few minutes north of Hossegor and is surrounded by the beautiful “Landes” forest & endless sand beaches. The site is an ideal natural base camp for anyone who wants to explore the natural surroundings whilst learning French. Aside from the instensive French lessons you can also enroll in the weekly surf and/or yoga retreats.

The Ocean Shelter is ideal for all nature & sports enthusiasts who like the calm and simplicity and make new friends whilst sharing the large Ocean Shelter space and amenities.

  • Stay in a host family 

One of the fastest ways to improve your communication skills in French. You will live the daily life of a French family but most importantly, you will share unique moments with amazing people!

Arrivals are on Sunday at 7pm ( at the latest) & departures on Saturday before noon.

Families will meet you at the train station, at the airport, or at a bus stop. Families live in or around Biarritz .

Rates 1 bed + half board (Breakfast & dinner) = 30 euros / night
1 bed + full board (breakfast – lunch – dinner) = 34 euros / night

 

  • Stay in a hotel or Airbnb 

We can help you find a hotel or an apartment but you will have to pay directly to the hotel or apartment ( Airbnb etc..)

FAQ

 

I have studied French a long time ago . I don’t remember much of it. Can I still register ?

If you are able to express yourself, even in a simple way and if you know the conjugation of the most common verbs, we guarantee you rapid progress thanks to the total immersion that we propose. You can take a skype French lesson with our teacher before your arrival to review and practice your French.
If you are a beginner and you read this, do not worry, we also have a programme for you and we’ll be happy to see you in biarritz and share great moments with us.

Is it possible to learn a language in 20 hours?

We offer 20 hours of French CLASS and if you also choose sports or cultural activities, you’ll have between 15 and 25 hours of practice of the language on top of the 20 hours in class . Learning in total immersion will help you acquire automatisms that you can not really have without being completely immersed in the French culture and language.
20 hours is of course not enough to speak a language fluently, but what is certain is that it will help you to gain confidence, to speak more spontaneously and to pronounce better. And the bonus in all of this is that you’ll have an unforgettable French experience!

Where is Biarritz & Hossegor ?

Biarritz is a city on the atlantic coast in the French Basque Country in southwestern France. It is located 35 kilometres (22 mi) from the border with Spain.

Famous for its beaches, thalassotherapy and surf culture, Biarritz is a city with a unique atmosphere, in which chic restaurants and spas live in harmony with the laid-back spirit of surf shops and pizzerias.

Hossegor is a commune in the Landes department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France, 20 km (12 miles) north of Biarritz.

It is a well known seaside resort that is considered to have some of the best surfing in the world.

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