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French school in Biarritz: Biarritz French Courses Institute

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Rating: 4.1/5.0

Biarritz French Courses Institute

The language school Biarritz French Courses Institute was founded in Biarritz, France in 2003. The small French beach town of Biarritz is situated in the South West of France, 28km from the Spanish border. Biarritz French Courses Institute is a 20 minute walk from the main centre of the town and is amongst peaceful surroundings. All the main sites of interest like The Art Deco Casino and The Russian Orthodox Church are located around the hub of the town and there is a free shuttle bus not far from the school entrance. The town is right on the coast with beautiful sandy beaches to enjoy and a promenade running along by it. Along the coastline, on a jutting out rock stands the statue of the Virgin Mary, a good luck for sailors in the past to be guided back to shore in bad weather and this is accessible via a pedestrian bridge which offers panoramic views of the area. The school has a comfortable layout with a number of facilities for you to maximise your learning experience. There is a movie rental system, a library, daily newspapers and a well equipped computer area as well as a lounge and a garden to relax in a break or after class.

Biarritz French Courses Institute focuses its teaching methodology around a people-centred approach, which is reflected in the courses that it has on offer. There is a wide range of options aside from the general language courses such as senior programmes, exam preparation courses for the DALF and DELE exam as well as combination courses with golf, surf and Thalassotherapy. Biarritz has a deep history with the sea, with the locals having an extensive knowledge of the uses of the sea water and this has culminated in a popular place for Thalassotherapy. This is the use of different sea waters in both cosmetic and health care treatments in spas or beauty salons. The school acknowledges the interest in this style of therapy and offers the combination of learning French with 3 spa treatments of this technique per week in a local 5 star hotel. The staff are attentive to the students individual needs and strive to ensure that each student reaches their potential whilst studying at Biarritz French Courses Institute.


The school address is: 26 bis avenue Voltaire, 64200 - Biarritz, France (see on map)

Accreditations and Quality seals

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School Size:

Facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Daily press

  • Movie rental

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Copy machine

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

10

Number of public PC workstations:

5

Facilities for disabled students

  • Disabled car park

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

  • Adapted for blind students

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED Paid assistance in finding flats for long-term students at 95€

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students but has to be returned to the school at end of course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 50
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 20
  • Junior courses in summer: 40
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 20

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 6
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 6
  • Junior courses in summer: 6
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 4

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 13 years for specific Junior courses

French teacher qualifications

  • 100% hold a university degree
  • 100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

20
20

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne (BIQ).

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 01 May 2020, 08 May 2020, 21 May 2020, 01 Jun. 2020, 14 Jul. 2020, 15 Aug. 2020, 01 Nov. 2020, 11 Nov. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020.

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

French Courses

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Price in US$ 383 766 1096 1351 1606 1872 2127 2393 2807 3360 277
If BLCI does not have a minimum number (min 2) of student enrolments to open a group course BLCI reserves the right to turn your group lessons into private lessons for half with no additional cost
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5-6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in US$ 319 617 926 1170 1415 1659 1904 2148 2616 3052 218
If BLCI does not have a minimum number (min 2) of student enrolments to open a group course BLCI reserves the right to turn your group lessons into private lessons for half with no additional cost
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in US$ 426 840 1276 1542 1803 2233 2552 2722 3297 3871 288
If BLCI does not have a minimum number (2) of student enrolments to open a group course BLCI reserves the right to turn your group lessons into half the number in private lessons with no additional cost
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
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Price in US$ 638 1170 1659 2148 2637 3126 3616 4105 5083 6061 490
Standard French course + Thalassotherapy 3 afternoons/week devoted to your well-being.
- A choice of one individual hydrotherapy treatment
- A relaxation lagoon or underwater jets
- Access to the fitness area: sauna, heated outdoor seawater pool and various water activities
At the Hotel ***** Sofitel Biarritz Le Miramar.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
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Price in € 500 475 900 855 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 532 957 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 01 Jun. 2020, 10 Aug. 2020, 07 Sep. 2020.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Price in € 500 475 900 855 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 532 957 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 01 Jun. 2020, 10 Aug. 2020, 07 Sep. 2020.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
Brochures
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Private
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Price in US$ 532 1064 1595 2127 2659 3190 3722 4253 5317 6380 532
Starting dates
Every Day.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Price in US$ 426 840 1276 1542 1803 2233 2552 2722 3297 3871 288
Standard course + 10 exam preparation lessons per week. If BLCI does not have a minimum number (2) of student enrolments to open a group course BLCI reserves the right to turn your group lessons into half the number of private lessons with no additional cost
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Language Plus Activity
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Price in US$ 596 1085 1563 2031 2499 2967 3435 3903 4838 5774 468
20 French lessons + 3 golf lessons (2 hours each) per week. If BLCI does not have a minimum number (2) of student enrolments to open a group course BLCI reserves the right to turn your group lessons into half the number of private lessons with no additional cost.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 500 475 990 941 1350 1283 1800 1710 2250 2138 2700 2565 3150 2993 3600 3420 4500 4275 5400 5130 450 428
Price in US$ 532 1053 1436 1914 2393 2871 3350 3828 4785 5742 479
20 French lessons + 5 surfing lessons (1.5 hours each) per week. If BLCI does not have a minimum number (2) of student enrolments to open a group course BLCI reserves the right to turn your group lessons into private lessons for half with no additional cost
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by Biarritz French Courses Institute can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.
Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 80.00 €
Comments about courses:It is also possible for two people, with the same language level and traveling together, to attend Two-to-One lessons.
For group courses, the school reserves the right to reduce the number of lessons if minimum number of students is not reached.
Program with 20 group lessons per week will be reduced to 10 private lessons with no additional cost.
Program with 26 group lessons per week will be reduced to 13 private lessons with no additional cost.
Program with 30 group lessons per week will be reduced to 15 private lessons with no additional cost.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 315 630 945 1260 1575 1890 2205 2520 3150 3780 315 80
Price in US$ 353 706 1058 1411 1763 2116 2468 2821 3526 4231 353 90
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
45 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
18 minutes walking (average reported by 13 former students)
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & lunch & dinner, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 280 560 840 1120 1400 1680 1960 2240 2800 3360 280 80
Price in US$ 314 627 941 1254 1567 1881 2194 2508 3134 3761 314 90
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
40 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 280 560 840 1120 1400 1680 1960 2240 2800 3360 280 80
Price in US$ 314 627 941 1254 1567 1881 2194 2508 3134 3761 314 90
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
40 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
25 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
The school can also provide a list of hotels, youth hostels, or apartments upon request.
Price of homestay accommodation includes transfer (arrival & departure).

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Cooking3 km
Dancing2 km
Diving1 km
Football (soccer)1 km
Golf3 km
Horse riding3 km
Mountainbiking30 km
Sailing20 km
Squash 
Swimming1 km
Tennis3 km
Volleyball3 km
Windsurfing20 km
Yoga1 km
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)

Reviews

4.1/5.0

Rating: 4.1/5.0

City

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 3.3/5.0

3.3/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 3.4/5.0

3.4/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
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Students liked about Biarritz French Courses Institute, Biarritz
Small groups, good teaching method
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
2.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
I really liked the ambiance at school! I made lots of new friends and improved my French. It was unforgettable! I dream of returning!
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: You have to SURF! It `s beautiful! It gives you the feeling of freedom. And it `is very easy to learn in Biarritz!
Other comments: My mother `s home is very nice! It `s called Violet Benros. She cooks very well and my room was clean and clear. It `s pretty far from downtown and the beach, but it takes 10 minutes to get al` ecole. Thank you very much!
Very interactive, helped me become more comfortable with my french.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
3.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Don't be scared to speak french. The locals are very nice and will help you learn.
The atmosphere and the helpfulness of staff.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0/5.0
School organization
3.0/5.0
Social activities
2.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
3.0/5.0
Other
3.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Afternoon activities are rare and expensive.
The students and teachers were as friendly as their families. The break time and lunchtime were all spent on the terrace, which led to an improvement in French. It was great that all the teachers knew each and every one. And I liked it because I liked the well-balanced class matched to the students, as well as the grammar statements.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: It is a wonderful school. The teachers are very interested in Japan, and they see each one's personal effort. They are really kind and friendly, so you can ask for personal advice. It is a school where you feel at home while learning French.
Other comments: It was nice that there was surfing for the afternoon class. There are free coffee and tea, so it was a very satisfying school.

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    FAQ about Biarritz French Courses Institute, Biarritz

  • French courses at Biarritz French Courses Institute start at 285 € for Standard French Course course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of Biarritz French Courses Institute
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Biarritz French Courses Institute varies from 1 students (Private Tuition) to 13 students (Intensive French Course 26)
  • 100% of teachers at Biarritz French Courses Institute hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Biarritz French Courses Institute offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 25 during the summer and 35 for the rest of the year.
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