Teens 13-14 years old

1 lesson = 45 min
Course with fixed start dates
Group 14 students
French courses
various cultural and sport activities
free Wifi

International House Biarritz offers a language & sports stay dedicated to juniors aged 13 and 14 in total immersion. Students have French classes and surf sessions during the day.

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Juniors 13-14 years old

Open and cosmopolitan, Biarritz is one of the most prestigious seaside resorts on the Atlantic coast and one of the most welcoming cities in France that has preserved its identity.

The duration of the program is 2 weeks. Arrival is on Sunday 02/07/2023 before 1 p.m., and departure is on Saturday 15/07/2023.

French lessons - 20 lessons / week

French lessons take place on campus in adapted classrooms, from Monday to Friday.
The juniors are divided into groups of levels of up to 14 learners. The written and oral tests are done on the first day of classes.

Sunday evening, a meeting is organized to introduce staff members, hand over  schedules and divide students into groups.

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Sports activities – 4 sessions / week

Surf lessons

A swim test will be held at the beginning of the stay. All participants in the junior program in Biarritz must know how to swim. All surf levels are accepted.

Surf lessons will be held 4 times a week for 1h30. Schedules may vary depending on the tides and weather conditions. In case of bad conditions that would make surfing impossible, canceled sessions will be postponed by the provider or replaced by sport activities.

During the surf lessons, the young students will be divided into groups of 8 maximum with a surf instructor graduated from a State Patent of surfing instructor or a BPJEPS mention: surf (Professional Certificate of the Youth, of the Popular Education and Sport).

The teachers will address a theme on this sport during class time to facilitate the understanding of surf lessons and to address local sporting events.

The practice of surfing will allow juniors to communicate and exchange on a common interest and share in French and will participate in group dynamics, cohesion and solidarity.

International House Biarritz guarantees

  • 4 sport sessions of 1h30 / week
  • Each activity is supervized by a qualified professional
  • All material provided for the activities.
  • A swim test is performed at the beginning of your stay.

Social program

The Teens Program of International House Biarritz has a wide choice of activities in addition to the sport sessions:

– The arrival of the Juniors takes place on Sunday before 1 p.m. A city tour and a swim test are scheduled on Sunday.
– One cultural visit per week (half-day excursion or social and cultural activity on Wednesday afternoon and a full day on Saturday in Bayonne, Saint Jean de Luz, Biarritz, Hendaye)
– Social and cultural activities : 4 events per week, before or after the sports sessions, to allow students to practice French together (football tournaments,beach volley competitions, quizzes, photo competitions, treasure hunts …).
– Evenings to promote exchanges: the Sunday, Wednesday and Friday evenings are organized by International House Biarritz to promote exchanges between students (evening on the beach, bowling, cinema …). The other evening are free.

Full board accommodation in residence

The domaine de la Pignada residence consist of 4 hectares of greenery, ideally located between the historical center of Bayonne and the Grande Plage of Biarritz.

The residence has 110 rooms, 2 restaurants and numerous sport equipments : mini golf, swimming pool, pelota wall, equipped gymnasium, soccer and rugby fields.

Comfortable and secured, the domain of Pignada is the perfect venue to receive the young people for their language holidays.

During their stay, the students will be accommodated in rooms of 2 to 8 people.

A laundry is planned once a week. Bedsheets are included.

The meals are taken all together in the residence. Packed lunches are provided for weekday lunches and excursions. Special diets may be taken into account if the school is informed at the time of booking.

Useful information


The school requests a medical certificate or signed statement from parents for each junior (medical history and recommendations).

Exit permissions

For insurance and security reasons, students are not allowed to go out at night.

The standards of supervision

– One teacher in charge of 14 juniors maximum per group
– A leader in charge of 12 juniors maximum per group on excursion
– A bathing supervisor and a supervisor in charge of 8 juniors max during activities in the water.
– A director for 100 students and a deputy for every 50 additional minors.
A weekly schedule is set up as well as the control of the number of minors accommodated. An emergency number will be set up.


The program takes place on a 24-hour supervized camp. Transportation to and from the activities and excursions will be led by our group leaders. They are made by public transportation. 


Transfers are included from Biarritz Airport or Biarritz or Bayonne train stations. A member of the International House Biarritz team will pick up the student on arrival andaccompany him/her on the day of departure. The details of the trip must be confirmed 15 days before the arrival of the student at the latest (place and time ofarrival, flight number …).

Transferts from / to another city than Biarritz / Bayonne are not included.

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We reserve the right to modify our prices in January, April and September 2023.

Registration for 2 weeks only.

Arrival is on Sunday 02/07/2023 before 1 p.m., and departure is on Saturday.

Beginning of courses for 2 weeks: 03/07/2022

Whole package = Registration fee
+ language course 20 lessons/ week
+ 4 sport and cultural sessions/ week
+ full board accommodation in a 2-to-8-student bedroom
+ return transfers from airport/train station

Not included : personnal expenses

French + surf – 13-14 y.o. – Whole Package in residence2 500 € / 2 weeks

why choose us?

Live an unforgettable experience in France

  1. International students to make friends from all over the world
  2. French classes take place directly on campus.
  3. Qualified, experienced teachers with university degrees and trained in teaching French as a foreign language
  4. Classes dedicated to juniors: 14 students per class maximum
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our pedagogy

our objectives​

The objective of the course is to improve their oral and written communication, strengthen their vocabulary and grammar points, develop their knowledge of French culture and civilization, and express themselves fluently and fluently in different situations. .

During their courses, the teachers will address the four areas of competence of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference), namely: oral expression and comprehension and written expression and comprehension.

The content developed has an action-oriented approach with various activities created in line with the audience and the level of the groups, thus promoting oral expression while laying the foundations of the written word.

The teaching team will animate attractive, pleasant and enjoyable lessons through playful educational activities, such as group or pair activities in their class, and interactions with other level groups during pedagogical aspects events related to the life of the school.

our innovative methodology​

Cooperative Language Learning is based on the practice of the language in real-life situations, using many different classroom environments. (In the classroom, outside of the class, on the FL Online platform, on the Mooc offered by FL).
The use of all the teaching technologies and methodologies available creates a complete experience with a full support for the learner.

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