French courses in Arcachon
LOCATIONArcachon
MAX ATTENDEES1 or 2 people
DELIVERY1-to-1 or 2-to-1
LESSONS PER WEEK15 or 20
CULTURAL ACTIVITIES2 excursions per week
AGE18+
DURATION1 week minimum

French courses at the teacher’s house in Arcachon Bay

Our French courses in Arcachon Bay provide an exceptional environment to learn French in one of the most beautiful parts of France.

Welcome to Arcachon Bay!

Arcachon lies on the southern bank of Arcachon Bay on the Atlantic coast in southwest France. This picturesque town has a permanent population of 12 000 people and reaches 200 000 during the peak season.

It is part of the Nouvelle Aquitaine region, the largest administrative region of France. It was created in 2016 from the former French regions of Aquitaine, Limousin and Poitou-Charentes.

This quaint beach town has all the ingredients for a pleasant and exciting cultural experience.

It has a good climate, unspoiled sandy beaches, numerous natural reserves, and the tallest sand dune in Europe along the Arcachon Bay. It is rich in history and traditions and the local food and wines are just exceptional!.

Those who enrol in our French courses in Arcachon get many opportunities to discover the huge diversity of the Gironde area.
This is such a beautiful region. The Arcachon area offers gorgeous natural sites with a stunning countryside and the proximity of Bordeaux. The world’s wine capital is one of the most beautiful and exciting cities to visit in France.

Delicious local products

Students who learn French in Arcachon get the opportunity to discover and taste numerous succulent local products.
The Nouvelle-Aquitaine region ranks 1st in terms of local products in France!

The choice starts with an immense variety of fine wines with 15 000 wine producers in the Bordeaux area. Fruits, vegetables, cakes & pastries, nuts, oysters, fish & seafood, meat specialties, foie gras, macarons, cheeses, spices and condiments, to name but a few…

Full immersion French courses in Arcachon Bay

Our courses are for individuals and couples. They consist of a French cultural immersion including homestay, a minimum of 15 lessons per week, and a program of cultural activities.

This full immersion provides a well-balanced, constant, and enriching exposure to the French language and culture. It is flexible, personable, and lead to very rewarding learning outcomes.

Who is it for?

Our French courses in Arcachon are totally customised to each participant’s needs. They are for anyone, from Beginner to Advanced levels, who feels a customised one-to-one tuition is the most effective option to study the language versus group courses.

It is the perfect option for:

  • Students
  • Adults, individuals and couples
  • Professionals

Our One-to-One French courses in Arcachon

Our French immersion programs in Arcachon are offered all year round with a minimum of 1 week stay and include the following options:

  • General French courses
  • Exam preparation (e.g. DELF, DALF, French A Level revision course, IB, …)
  • Business French and technical terminology
  • French for teachers of French
  • French and culture
  • Basic French language skills for every day situation

Total cultural immersion

The main benefit of our private French courses in Arcachon is it gives you the opportunity to study in a comfortable and relaxed environment free from distractions from other students.

Well-paced between study and free time, you can practice your language skills at will 24/7 and improve your competency much faster than in a group.

French immersion homestays – the perfect way to learn French

Our French courses at the teacher’s house in Arcachon allow you to spend time and interact with local people, share their way of life, their food, their social activities, events and festivities. French is spoken at all times with your teacher and/or her husband.

Our courses are for Beginner to Advanced Levels and range from general language studies to any specific objectives.

Socio-cultural activities

Some examples of activities:

  • Food markets, local food and wine tasting, local cuisine
  • Meeting and socializing with a local artisan, artist, a French student…
  • Guided tour of Arcachon, sports, local events…
  • Local museums and visits to surrounding picturesque places

Please note: entrance fees to museums/events/activities for the participating student and the teacher must be paid by the student. The price of the package only includes the time spent by the accompanying teacher or by a member of the host family or a professional guide or instructor.

Example of a typical week

DAYMORNINGAFTERNOONEVENING
SundayArrival between 3pm and 9pm.
Introduction to the programme of the week, settling in
Optional walk in the neighbourhood, dinner, conversation with your host
MondayMorning lessons.
Enjoy your private French courses in Arcachon.
Note: some courses may take place at the family’s house or outside for a more contextual and practical approach.
Lunch – Optional French lessons.

Free time or cultural activities.

Dinner – Outing or free time or time spent with your host family/teacher
TuesdayMorning lessons.
Enjoy your private French courses in Arcachon.
Lunch – Optional French lessons.

Free time or leisure activities.

Dinner – Outing or free time or time spent with your host family/teacher
WednesdayMorning lessons.
Enjoy your private French courses in Arcachon.
Lunch – Optional French lessons.

Free time or cultural activities.

Dinner – Outing or free time or time spent with your host family/teacher
ThursdayMorning lessons.
Enjoy your private French courses in Arcachon.
Lunch – Optional French lessons.

Free time or leisure activities.

Dinner – Outing or free time or time spent with your host family/teacher
FridayMorning lessons.
Enjoy your private French courses in Arcachon.
Lunch – Optional French lessons.

Remittance of the certificate of attendance & comment on your course achievement.

Advice on your future French studies – Free time or leisure activities.

Dinner – Outing or free time or time spent with your host family/teacher
SaturdayDeparture (in the case of 1 week course)Free time or cultural activities.Dinner – Outing or free time or time spent with your host family/teacher
Say hello to our teachers

Our French teacher in Arcachon

Our teacher was born and raised in Arcachon. She did a degree in French as a Foreign Language (FLE) among other university studies in France and in Britain.

Carole has a long, rich and diverse experience in teaching French as a foreign language in France, Spain and Britain.
She has taught French to various profiles of students, from young learners in primary schools to university students and business people.

Her teaching methods are dynamic and practical ensuring fast results.
She designs tailor-made programs that meet all objectives including general French, business French, exam preparation, conversational, and special topics on demand.

Carole is very knowledgeable about the Arcachon Bay, the beauty of the local environment, and the French culture and civilisation.

Enjoy your holiday in Arcachon Bay

She lives with her husband in a peaceful town situated on the border of Arcachon Bay (4 km to Andernos) approximately half way between Cap Ferret (25 mins drive) and Arcachon (30 mins drive). Her house is situated a few hundred metres from the “Bassin”.

Her solid teaching experience combined with her good nature guarantee lively and effective lessons.

Our Packages

One-to-One

French courses in Arcachon
Duration: 6 days
Max attendees: 1
Tuition: 15 hours
Cultural activities: 2 half day excusions/week
Accommodation: Half-board at the teacher’s house *

Accompanying person sharing your room without taking lessons but participating to the cultural activities: 20% discount.

* Half-Board accommodation includes a studio equiped with fridge, kettle, coffee machine, cups, cutlery, lunches & dinners from Monday to Friday.

€1.490

Extra 5 lessons: €180
Additional week: €1.390

Two-to-One

French courses in Arcachon
Duration: 6 days
Max attendees: 2
Tuition: 15 hours
Cultural activities: 2 half day excusions/week
Accommodation: Half-board at the teacher’s house

Enjoy all of the benefits of a one-to-one course while sharing the costs with your partner, a friend or a family member.

* Half-Board accommodation includes a studio equiped with fridge, kettle, coffee machine, cups, cutlery, lunches & dinners from Monday to Friday.

€995/person

Extra 5 lessons: €150/person
Additional week: €950/person

What’s Included?

  • Individual tuition (number of hours as requested)
  • Your language competency assessment at the start of the course
  • The course materials
  • A progress report and recommendation for future study
  • A certificate of course completion
  • A single bedroom (with a twin bed) with half-board accommodation (2 meals/day + coffee/tea breaks)
  • A program of socio-cultural activities
  • Free internet access

What’s Not Included?

  • Travel fare from and to your country of residence
  • Airport/train station/bus terminal transfers to & from the family/accommodation
  • Some entrance fees (museums, local events, …)
  • Passport and visas
  • Comprehensive travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (other than specified in the programme)