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Les ateliers FLBiarritz, France

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

49 students - overall rating
Les ateliers de la Côte, 2 rue Vauréal - 64200 Biarritz - see on map
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What we like about the school
  • Location, 5 minutes to the beach
  • Free tours of the city.
  • Free film club.
What we dislike about the school
  • Do not offer favorable cancellation terms in the case of a student getting a visa rejected.
  • Lessons are 45 minutes long, which is shorter than in other schools.

Location: The school is located in the Centre Ville section of Biarritz, France, one of the most popular areas of the city and its focal point. This charming neighbourhood is home to a number of museums, the Food Halls market, sweeping boulevards, and restaurants for tapas and wine bars. Biarritz has an electric nightlife, with lots of nightclub options. Les ateliers FL Biarritz is to the southern edge of this neighbourhood, a few streets back from the beach.

Visiting the attractions: The central square of Biarritz is a 10-minute walk from Les ateliers FL Biarritz. The city is France's surfing capital and the beach is the place where this happens. The school is 10 minutes from Beach Cote des Basques, which is the prime surf beach in the region. Other city features are found in Port Vieux, which juts out from the coast. Here there are interesting rock formations, a scenic road looking over the coast, a beautiful beach and some historical monuments to explore.

Courses at Les ateliers FL Biarritz: In addition to General French programmes taught over various schedules and intensities and available to students of all levels throughout the year, Les ateliers FL Biarritz also provides Exam Preparation (DALF/DELF) and Teacher Training programmes at various times throughout the year. One-to-one and two-to-one courses are available in conjunction with or independently from any other programme.

School facilities: The school building has classrooms created for ultimate learning capabilities. After class, there is a kitchen, living room and relaxation area for students to socialise with other students at the school or enjoy their breaks in between lessons.

French Courses

General Language
Junior
Private
Exam PreparationWhy exam preparation courses are excellent for optimum progress
Language Plus Activity

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Free airport pickup for all junior courses (both ways)
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED For junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week

Photos

  • France Langue interior
    France Langue interior 1/20
  • Kitchen facilities
    Kitchen facilities2/20
  • Waiting Area
    Waiting Area3/20
  • Lesson in progress
    Lesson in progress4/20
  • Classrooms
    Classrooms5/20
  • Group classroom
    Group classroom6/20
  • France Langue school
    France Langue school7/20
  • Student kitchen
    Student kitchen8/20
  • Taking a break
    Taking a break9/20
  • Pause area
    Pause area10/20
  • First floor of France Langue
    First floor of France Langue11/20
  • School lounge area
    School lounge area12/20
  • Classrooms on first floor
    Classrooms on first floor13/20
  • Colourful couches
    Colourful couches 14/20
  • Computer facilities
    Computer facilities 15/20
  • Kitchen area at France Langue.
    Kitchen area at France Langue.16/20
  • Work station
    Work station 17/20
  • Relax in the lounge area.
    Relax in the lounge area.18/20
  • Internal view of France Langue.
    Internal view of France Langue. 19/20
  • Chill-out Space
    Chill-out Space 20/20
4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Overall school rating of
Les ateliers FL, Biarritz
School
Location of the school
4.8 

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Facilities
4.0 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Social activities
3.8 

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Organisation
4.3 

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Course
Quality of teaching
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Value for money
4.0 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay
4.2 

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Shared Flat (apartment)
3.5 

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Overall school rating by student age group
Students < 18 years (9 ratings)
4.1 

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Students 18-30 years (10 ratings)
4.3 

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Students 31-49 years (12 ratings)
4.4 

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Students 50+ years (18 ratings)
4.4 

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Student opinions about Les ateliers FL, Biarritz

Verified reviews only, uncensored. All student opinions from students who booked a course at the school with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
I was in a small group of 4-5 students. This gave a lot of opportunity to practice speaking and ask questions. The lessons became really individual and personal! The teacher had her laptop connected to a projector. If we didn't know words, she didn't just translate them, but showed us the pictures and explained it that way. I thought that was great! The lessons were regularly divided into a small grammar section at the beginning, then a lot of free speaking and practising and a small game at the end.
I really liked the fact that the surf lessons were organised through the school. It was stress-free and uncomplicated. You can surf every day except Saturday/Sunday.
Disliked
Unfortunately, the WiFi at the school didn't work very well. But it wasn't necessary for the lessons.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss I did three weeks. It was perfect for me, but after three weeks of daily surfing and weekend excursions, I ran out of steam. You can always book more lessons on site and take individual lessons. You can also rent surfboards and wetsuits. There are several people at the school who went surfing without a surf course!
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: The surf course is every day except Saturday/Sunday.
The instructors are great! It still helped me to watch one or two YouTube videos of Kale Brock.
Course: French + Surf - 3 weeks
12. Jun. 2022
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The atmosphere in the school was friendly and relaxed. The professor was very competent, thoughtful and willing to listen to the students' interests, including the content. The lessons were demanding but not overwhelming. The school is located near the sea. I liked that very much. I was able to improve my French and my enjoyment of the language increased. I wasn't interested in any afternoon activities, but I assume that surfing, for example, was nice.
Disliked
Some rooms are very small, so the indoor climate in them was not good.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Course: Standard Programme  - 2 weeks
16. Aug. 2023
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The teachers were extremely committed to both integrating everyone at their own level and promoting them individually. In this way I was able to take the exam for a better DELF/DALF certificate than I had initially strived for. The integration of digital technologies into the classroom has also made learning easier and more varied. Finally, I liked the principle that there was a lot of oral communication in class.
Disliked
In contrast to the online courses, there were only one or two groups in face-to-face classes and thus a loose division into performance classes. Despite the efforts made by the teachers to provide us with various assignments, the conversations together were far more effective for some than for others. In one case, participation in several online courses has proven to be more successful. The change, however, was absolutely no problem. Furthermore, I understood that the school was a testing center. The bus trip to an unknown location in Bayonne did not create the atmosphere of concentration that should exist before an exam, but it was easy to manage thanks to the good public transport network.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: The face-to-face French classes were extremely sociable and didn't feel like school. The afternoon lessons of DELF/DALF exam preparation, on the other hand, were much more demanding and really exhausting at the beginning, but they also led to greater learning success.
Course: French + Exam Preparation - 3 weeks
3. Sep. 2021
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
I had the opportunity to spend 2 weeks in Biarritz with LanguageCourse.Net and everything was great. An unforgettable experience and the management has been impeccable. They have always been available to answer all my questions. Thanks for everything.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: French + DALF Exam Preparation  - 2 weeks
2. Aug. 2022
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
I particularly liked the teachers. I found both of mine to be very encouraging, helpful and enthusiastic and aware of each students needs and capabilities. They made learning a fun experience.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Other comments The office administration people were very helpful and all my queries and requests were handled very promptly and with a smile. Most importantly. they were most accommodating.
Course: French & Golf [French] - 2 weeks
11. Jun. 2018
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The lessons of Maud were great: very funny role-playing games with a lot of speaking, interesting discussions, essays and exercises were corrected, varied and exciting games - perfect!
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Standard Programme  - 1 week
11. Sep. 2018
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The location was great. Teachers were generally well organised and brought some interesting learning practices to the classes. Very friendly.
Disliked
Teams (Microsoft online platform) - huge problems with getting online. While they attempted to sort out the problem on-site, I spent considerable time trying to get the problem resolved.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: As previously advised, the online classes were extremely problematic. Not sure that the system is suitable for everyone. I have considerable experience with Zoom but never with Teams and found it so frustrating.
Other comments Overall, would be happy to recommend France-Langue.
Course: Intensive Programme - 4 weeks
8. Nov. 2021
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Prime location. Since I took lessons in the low season, the groups were very small, which is an added value to taking language lessons!
Disliked
Difference in quality of teachers. I had 3 different teachers, 2 of which were very good, but also 1 was less good (I was glad that I did not have this teacher for the entire period, the quality was a big contrast).
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Intensive Programme - 2 weeks
27. Nov. 2023
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The Animateurs were fantastic, joyful and engaged. I also thought surf was very fun and it was easy to bond with the other pupils.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Choose surf over the multi-sports option. I did both and would definitely choose surf again to learn even better.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: French & Surf or Multi-Activities for Teens (14-17 years) - 2 weeks
25. Jul. 2016
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The teacher, her patience and skill at teaching language. The help and support from reception at France Langue
Insider tips about what future students should not miss It's useful to take a loose leaf folder/ file to classes to hold all the exercises done during the course and for all the 'handouts'. Invaluable!
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Other comments I enjoyed all the lessons immensely. All the staff were so helpful and friendly. The welcome and support was excellent.
Course: Intensive Programme - 2 weeks
25. Apr. 2016
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The teachers were very professional, friendly and always open for requests and questions.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Intensive Programme - 2 weeks
15. Apr. 2019
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The enthusiastic and friendly teachers, the good atmosphere and motivation to learn.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Course: Standard Programme  - 3 weeks
1. Sep. 2020
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The teacher was very nice and committed. The group was also well put together.
Disliked
The equipment was not very good, e.g. no projector.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Standard Programme  - 2 weeks
19. Sep. 2023
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The friendly and open interaction of the teachers with the students
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Academic French - Exam Preparation - 2 weeks
30. Aug. 2018
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The teacher was fantastic, organised and precise. I learnt a lot.
Disliked
Expensive compared to other schools. Lack audiovisual equipment in class. Use of photocopies instead of workbook.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Standard Programme  - 1 week
22. May. 2023
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Very nice, competent teacher. Small group and varied lessons.
Disliked
We had different language levels in the group. The school should pay more attention to putting students with comparable levels together.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Homestay
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: A morning course is enough. After more than 3 hours of French, your head is spinning. An additional 2.5 hours of online lessons in the afternoon are really too much.
Course: Intensive Programme - 1 week
1. Feb. 2022
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The atmosphere of the building. The very helpful, kind staff.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Homestay
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Other comments The classification of the students should be more organized. There is too big a difference in level among the students. Also, the teachers should share the information of the students when there is a change in teachers.
Course: Intensive Programme - 4 weeks
6. Sep. 2016
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Its modern, friendly feel. It was easy to find.
Disliked
Very little in the way of basic provisions - ie milk / biscuits.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss None
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: As I was only there for one week there was only so much I could cover. Course was well delivered and fun. I enjoyed being part of the class. Would like to have done more "listening" to help with understanding the spoken language.
Other comments Very fair.
Course: Intensive Programme - 1 week
19. Oct. 2021
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Nice classmates and nice and competent teachers
Disliked
Poor WiFi
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Course: French + DELF Exam Preparation  - 5 weeks
30. Aug. 2023
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
How comfortable you feel once there.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay Executive
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Intensive Programme - 2 weeks
11. May. 2015
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
School, teachers and organization.
Disliked
I would suggest to offer other adult activities and excursions.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Course: Standard Programme  - 3 weeks
19. Oct. 2021
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Quality of teachers and students.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss I think it's depending on the timing though, there were fewer students during the off season. It's recommendable.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Foundation Programme  - 4 weeks
19. Jan. 2015
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Very organised, good location
Disliked
Didn't offer a pickup/drop off service by host family's just by the school at an additional cost - it was already the most expensive host family option Ive used out of 6. Also it is nice to be met by your host family
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Course: Standard Programme [French] - 1 week
8. Sep. 2023
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
I loved the activities
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Don't be afraid to make new friends.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: French & Surf or Multi-Activities for Teens (14-17 years) - 1 week
9. Aug. 2016
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Good location
Disliked
Approach of teaching was not very systematic
Overall rating
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

School organization
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: If learning French is not the first priority (but surfing and exploring the Atlantic coast also matter to you) France Langue in Biarritz is the place to go.
Course: French + Surf and Standard course - 2 weeks
2. Aug. 2022
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Nice people
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Saint Sebastian
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Academic French - Exam Preparation [French] - 5 weeks
5. Feb. 2018
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The teaching
Overall rating
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Homestay
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments As I said directly to the school management, you must do more to include all, regardless of age, and how long you are registered for a course.
Course: Standard Programme  - 1 week
17. Oct. 2016
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Lessons
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Junior Program (14 to 17 years) - Only lessons - 2 weeks
11. Aug. 2018
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.

Ratings of Les ateliers FL compared to ratings of all schools in France

 Les ateliers FL BiarritzAverage of all other schools in France
Overall school rating4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Location of the school4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Facilities4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Social activities3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.7

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Organisation4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Quality of teaching4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Value for money4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Homestay3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Shared flat3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Les ateliers FL

Accreditations and Quality seals
ALTOFLEIALCNAFSA
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)
First day of course
Students should arrive at 8:30
Student gender mix
50% male / 50% female
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee if you already attended previously a course at Les ateliers FL and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoEurocard - logoBank Transfer - logo
Les ateliers FL operated previously under the name
France Langue
Year of school foundation
1992
Legal name/parent company
SARL FL BOOKING | Tax registration ID: FR58539842716
The school is an official exam center
The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

General school facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Lounge

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

  • Non-smoking (all indoor areas, but not all outdoor areas of school)

  • Classroom equipment

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 4
    Number of public PC workstations: 4
Additional comment about facilities of school
3-minute walk from the Côte des Basque beach, famous surf spot.

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer: 120
Throughout the year: 50
Junior courses - In summer: 50
Minimum age of students
17 years
13 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 8
Adult courses Throughout the year: 3
Junior courses In summer: 5
Junior courses Throughout the year: 2
Average age of students
In summer: 22 years
Throughout the year: 25 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Information for all courses offered by Les ateliers FL

Lesson duration
45 minutes
School's administrative fee
80.00 €
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.
Days without class
In 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan 2024, 01 Apr 2024, 01 May 2024, 08 May 2024, 09 May 2024, 20 May 2024, 15 Aug 2024, 01 Nov 2024, 11 Nov 2024 - 21 Dec 2024 - 31 Dec 2024.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Same as for nearly all language schools, group classes falling on bank holiday are not refunded and not recuperated.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via an online form.
Lessons needed per French language level
Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 80 4
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 160 8
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 180 9
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 200 10
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 220 11
C2 Proficiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

Airport transfer

Bordeaux-Merignac Airport:
400 € one way
790 € return (both ways)
Biarritz Pays Basque Airport:
55 € one way
85 € return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne (BIQ).
More details about airports near Biarritz and how to travel independently from the airport to the city on our Biarritz page. For flight comparisons to Biarritz, we recommend using skyscanner.com.

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
School fee for issuing the visa documents:
500 €
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Yes
Express shipment fee (via courier)
120 €

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Cooking-
Dancing-
Diving-2 km
Golf-
Mountainbiking20 km
Sailing-
Squash5 km
Swimming2 km
Tennis5 km
Volleyball-
Yoga-

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

Neighborhood visit
Ciné Club
Student Night (Friday night outings organised by the school, food and beverage not included)

Adults - Paid activities

Surfing (1 hr/from 45€)
Golf (1h/from 50€)
Yoga (1h/from 25€)
Bus Excursions to places of interest in the region (prices vary)

Junior - Free activities

Football tournaments, beach volley competitions, quizzes,
photo competitions and treasure hunts.

Accommodation

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Questions and answers about Les ateliers FL

  • The schools themselves, not us, are responsible for arranging accommodation for students. When you book online on our website, you can indicate the type of host family you are looking for for your daughter.

    The host families are carefully selected and regularly monitored by the schools themselves. They are experienced in hosting foreign students and work with the schools on a regular basis. By homestay, we mean either a complete family, a couple or a single adult without children.
    Rubén De Haro, LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 13, 2023
  • Unfortunately, no. There may be students with allergies, so no animals can be in class.
    Sabine Krafack, LanguageCourse.Net - Apr 05, 2023
  • Lessons are held in French, even from a relatively low level. The teachers only use English in an "emergency" when you're stuck. The immersive learning usually works very well, because the teachers are trained accordingly and can inspire even beginners with simple words for the language and promote learning progress!
    Sabine Krafack, LanguageCourse.Net - May 02, 2023
  • If the students are only 14 years old, we will not be able to include them in our adult programme. The minum age is 17 years.
    Corinne, Administration from France Langue, Biarritz - May 29, 2023
  • There is parking near the school, but unfortunately it is not free.
    Victor, from France Langue - Aug 01, 2023
  • Every summer there are many Swiss students at our school in Biarritz. It's around 40%. If you add the German and Austrian students, the figure is around 60% German-speaking students. This happens every summer in high season.
    Victoria, from France Langue - Aug 08, 2023
  • The school will mix nationalities when selecting host families, so that your son will be in the room with a Spaniard, Italian or Swede, for example. The school can never guarantee it 100%, but will do its best to place the young people. It depends on the number and mix of students from different countries at the time of the trip. Approximately 35% of the students at Les ateliers FL come from Switzerland and Germany alone.
    Sabine Krafack, LanguageCourse.Net - May 03, 2024
  • You will receive your timetable the week before the course starts.
    Sabine Krafack, LanguageCourse.Net - May 07, 2024
  • Before you arrive, the school will test your written French via an online link. Your oral level will be tested on site on the first day of school.
    Sabine Krafack, LanguageCourse.Net - May 07, 2024
  • We use Teams in addition to our group lessons. With this tool, you can participate in free online workshops and always stay in touch with our team and other students.

    Guilhem, Responsible programme from Les ateliers FL - May 07, 2024
    • - A general reception office called “Général” where you can contact us if you have any questions.
      - An educational office called “Bureau pédagogique” where the teaching team is at your disposal to answer all your language questions.
      - A cultural center called “Centre culturel” where you will find ideas and cultural suggestions to learn French and discover France from home (art, fashion, literature, cinema, singing...).
      - A common room called “Forum des étudiants”, which is a free exchange place for you and all other students.
      Sabine Krafack, LanguageCourse.Net - May 07, 2024
    • Arrival: On Sunday after 1 pm
      Departure: on Saturday before 12 pm
      Meriam, Admissions and Enrolments from Les ateliers FL - Jun 19, 2024
    • You get 4 sessions of 1 hour 30 minutes each. Times may vary depending on weather conditions and tides.
      Meriam, Admissions and Enrolments from Les ateliers FL - Jun 19, 2024
    • You get 4 sessions of 1 hour 30 minutes each. Times may vary depending on weather conditions and tides.
      Meriam, Admissions and Enrolments from Les ateliers FL - Jun 19, 2024
    • Arrival: On Sunday after 1 pm
      Departure: on Saturday before 12 pm
      Meriam, Admissions and Enrolments from Les ateliers FL - Jun 19, 2024
    • Arrival: On Sunday after 1 pm
      Departure: on Saturday before 12 pm
      Meriam, Admissions and Enrolments from Les ateliers FL - Jun 19, 2024

FAQ about Les ateliers FL, Biarritz

  • The Surfing Program in Biarritz has different options in 2022:

    Accommodation is with other students in either Homestay (16-17 year olds) or Residence (14-15 year olds).

    Will the boys be 16 this summer?

    You find more information about the location below:

    Junior program for 14/15 years old: boarding school in Bayonne at: 5 Rue Mayi Ariztia, 64100 Bayonne. = From July 03 to July 30 2022
    Junior program for 16/17 years old: in a family program supervised with animators and at school in a high school at: 14 Rue des Frères, 64200 Biarritz = From June 26 to August 06 2022
    Adult program from 18 years old : with or without accommodation, in a coworking space at: 2 Rue Vauréal, 64200 Biarritz = All year round
    Agathe, Client Customer Success Manager from France Langue - Mar 02, 2022
  • Yes, this is possible. Please get in touch with us and we'll prepare the registration link for you.
    Angela Ligartova, from LanguageCourse.net - May 23, 2022
  • Yes. The following courses can be attended as an absolute beginner: Super intensive Programme, Standard Programme, French + Surf
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Bordeaux-Merignac Airport (400 €), Biarritz Pays Basque Airport (55 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Les ateliers FL varies from 1 students (One-to-One Lessons) to 14 students (Young Adult)
  • 100% of teachers at Les ateliers FL hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Les ateliers FL comes from Switzerland with a 25% representation, followed by students from Germany (11%) and Spain (11%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Les ateliers FL offers courses from 15 years (Young Adult, 20 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 22 during the summer and 25 for the rest of the year.

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Rating: 4.7/5.0

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