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There’s no secret to speaking French fluently. It is necessary to use 2 effective tools for learning a language fluently: A good teacher and a good textbook. Having a good textbook is of utmost importance. While the apps may indeed be useful by offering digitalized flashcards, they can't replace learning language fundamentals including sentence structure and proper verb tense usages from a real-life native-speaking teacher. In addition, there are great benefits from a teacher who can identify your personal strengths and weaknesses, make useful corrections, and enhance the learning process with his or her life experience. The most challenging aspect of learning French is pronunciation and reading. Reading French aloud poses a huge challenge to students. The reason is that the language is not phonetic, meaning that the way you see a word written is not the way it’s pronounced. Having a teacher will help you with pronunciation much faster than any app can.  Please note that if you are booking the duo class you must come in pairs, we can not organize this. 

Having a French teacher or a conversation partner will challenge you with questions about your life that are based on the vocabulary you’re learning. Let them hear your mistakes...Not all students of foreign languages have equal speaking abilities. One of the most challenging situations is when students are shy and afraid to make mistakes. If you’re one of these people then there’s a solution. At BMA our main objective is to create a safe and comfortable learning environment. We know it's normal to struggle when learning a foreign language, and it's important not to be too hard on yourself! It's all a part of the learning process and we are here to help. In addition to staying in Biarritz, you are given the opportunity to have to speak French on a daily basis. Which speeds up the process of communication. The locals of Biarritz are very relaxed so there is no stress when communicating with them, in fact, they appreciate the effort! 

Progress not perfection

Learning to speak French is indeed a tall order. But, the goal can be achieved over time by combining the key ingredients of the student’s willingness and aspirations along with the teacher’s enthusiasm and experience.

Together we can!

Before your arrival, you will take an online French assessment test that’ll allow us to place you in a class that’s perfect for your level. Develop your language skills in a positive and supportive environment, and after 15 or 20 lessons per week see your confidence in expressing and understanding the language improve.
Classes will take place from Monday to Friday, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm. All school materials are provided, so you only have to bring your own personal essentials. At its most basic level, oral language is about communicating with other people. It involves a process of utilizing thinking, knowledge, and skills in order to speak and listen effectively.
As such, it is central to the lives of all people. BMA provides support in the development of listening and speaking skills in French, including academic listening, small group discussion, oral presentation, and intercultural communication. 
  • Duo course 10 or 20 lessons per week

    Bed & breakfast Host Family accommodation

    3 surfing sessions + 1 excursion/week

    (Free transfers from Biarritz airport or train station)

  • One to one 10 or 20 lessons per week

    Bed & breakfast Host Family accommodation

    3 surfing sessions + 1 excursion/week

    (Free transfers from Biarritz airport or train station)



     42, Avenue Kennedy 64200 BIARRITZ

    +33 (0)686 762 181

     Mon-Fri: 9.00-18.00


    The school is located between a quiet residential area and a very active shopping center and features seven entirely renovated classrooms in a charming Basque house. Our school is fully equipped with a resource center containing ten computers at your disposal as well as wireless internet.

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    -Adults 16+ General course group / Duo or one-to-one course

    -Add surfing lessons or various excursions

    -Accommodation half board with a host family or with your own accommodation

    -Juniors 14/18 General course group / Master class 4 

    -Add surfing lessons/ or various activities

    -Accommodation half board or full board with a host family.