A WEEK OF LINGUISTIC HOLIDAY
IN A THOROUGHLY EXOTIC SETTING

You will spend a week’s linguistic vacation in a francophone milieu, in Basque country.

You will reinforce and improve your French effortlessly while discovering this lovely region, its inhabitants, their customs, and its rich regional culture.

To make the most of your linguistic stay, we will work in groups of a maximum of four persons, and mainly outside. The goal of this complete immersion in the country is to familiarise you with some day-to-day situations as experienced by the French.

Our exchanges, written or oral, before you come will allow me to evaluate your level of French. Whether you are beginners or more experienced, you can inform me about your objectives and suggest subjects to work on. We will include them in the programme and develop them together.

Our exchanges, written or oral, before you come will allow me to evaluate your level of French. Whether you are beginners or more experienced, you can inform me about your objectives and suggest subjects to work on. We will include them in the programme and develop them together.

But in anticipation, I really look forward to welcoming you here in France for this linguistic week out of the ordinary.

You will see that learning a language can be very enjoyable and bring a great deal of satisfaction.

See you very soon in France, in Basque country!

Its nature…

 

Your linguistic stay will take place in Basque country. It’s a region situated in the southwest of France, very close to the Spanish frontier.  This idyllic setting,  bordered by the Atlantic ocean and the Pyrenees mountains, offers outstandingl climate and scenery. The Basque country has been able to preserve its traditions and remain authentic, something which guarantees you a complete change of scene. Here you can admire nature, carefully preserved, with wild horses that accompany you on many hiking trails.

Its specialties…

 

The famous omnipresent Basque colour red is splendidly represented by Espelette, the village that gives its name to the traditional red pepper.

The  specialties of the region, such as ewe-cheese, cherry conserve and Bayonne ham, will enable you to understand better how well one lives here.

Those who appreciate gastronomic cuisine will have an abundance of choices among starred restaurants in both the French and Spanish parts of Basque country.

Its culture…

 

The Basques don’t have one single season for celebrations. The towns are as lively in summer as in winter, with a great number of festivities.

It’s a region that cultivates its traditions through its songs, its dances, the  herd-migration, cattle races, and Basque contests of strength.

Its activities…

 

The region offers the opportunity of getting to know sports that are played only here, such the ball-game known as Basque pelote. There are a great many playing fields, most of them facing the ocean.
Here surfing is for all ages. Surfers come from great distances especially for the waves. Nautical sports like diving, sailing, kayaking and paddle-boarding are available all along the coast.
For those who like board sports, ski trails are found 150 km from the ocean.

Here you are welcome at any time of the year

A 7-DAY LINGUISTIC STAY IN IMMERSION
HOW DOES IT WORK?

Your stay runs from Saturday to Saturday, and courses begin the day after you arrive.
On your arrival at the airport of Biarritz, you are taken charge of and accompanied to your hotel, at Socoa.
Breakfast awaits you every morning, starting at 7 o’clock, in the same hotel.

 

We will get together the following day in the afternoon for a 3-hour workshop.
Together, we will adjust the schedule according to the type of visit, the weather or your individual activities.
I am at your disposal to prepare a guide for individual visits during your free time, if you wish.

 

Around 8 p.m. we will share a real French meal together.

In this way you will have nearly 4 hours of structured individual attention, exchange and intensive conversation in French per day, in addition to total immersion the rest of the time.

 

All the visits and trips within the structure of the workshops are included in the cost.
Only travel and insurance are at your own expense.

All-inclusive stay : 899€
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WORTH KNOWING : over the course of the year I will suggest weeks focussing on specific themes.