Every course starts on Monday from April 2nd to August 20th, 2023
Kids: 12-14 years old & Teenagers: 15-18 years old
Before your Summer getaway, you will take an online French assessment test that’ll allow us to place you in a class that’s perfect for your level. Please focus on this test as it is important for us to place you in the correct class. Develop your language skills in a positive and supportive environment, and after 20 lessons per week see your confidence in expressing and understanding the language improve. Classes will take place Monday to Friday, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm. All school materials are provided, so bring whatever other essentials you may need. We recommend staying for 2 or more weeks to fully immerse yourself in French culture and life. The classes will have around 6 to 8 students, creating an intimate learning experience, something that isn't possible in regular language classes.
The BMA Biarritz staff and teachers are aware that the students are on holiday and will do all they can to help students enjoy their French experience, both in and outside the classroom. The primary focus is on developing confidence and aptitude in spoken French, in communicative situations. In addition, the courses offer a cultural approach to exploring and improving linguistic proficiency (written and oral expression / written and oral comprehension. There are two options for this course per week. The first 10 hours (no accommodation included) can choose to start at 9 am or 11 am, a casual week, where you can choose your hours. Or 20 hours, full board included, and classes, begin at 9 am.
Most people who speak a second language fluently will tell you that there is no substitute for conversing with native speakers to improve your language skills. The teachers that work for BMA are native speakers who have put together a program specifically designed to improve your French. In the evenings you will live and interact with a carefully chosen host family putting into immediate practice what you have learned in the classroom. In a short space of time, you will notice a significant improvement in all aspects of your ability to communicate. Our experience has shown that when students are placed in an environment where they continuously communicate and put into practice the French language, they learn exponentially faster than with traditional teaching methods.
ACCOMMODATION HOST FAMILY
Host families are provided for students that are 15 years old and upwards. If the student is in the kid's division (12-14 years old) a parent or guardian will have to stay with them in Biarritz. BMA Biarritz chooses rigorously their French host families and selects them based on: their ability to welcome students into their homes, the location of their homes (no further than 15 minutes on foot to the school), and their willingness to speak to students in French. BMA takes into account the student's preferences and individual needs. For this reason, we encourage students to submit their French host preferences when booking a language course. On arrival, students are collected at the airport by their host families and BMA Staff. Prices include a bed in a twin bedroom from Sunday to Saturday, the day before and the day after the course has ended in addition to breakfast, lunch, and dinner (full board).