Linguistic stay in Saint-Malo

Saint-Malo, the gateway to Brittany, has much to offer in its own right – ringed by ancient ramparts and towering imperiously over the sea, it cuts an imposing figure. The city’s history is full of swashbuckling tales of pirates – some of them government-sanctioned with the aim of frightening away the English. Today, the city is a top destination for Europeans in France and its gorgeous scenery, including a historic citadelle, warm summer weather and lovely clean beaches draw the crowds in every year.

Our partner school is located in the heart of historic Saint-Malo, just a few minutes’ walk from the beach.

French course

15 French lessons per week (3 lessons per day)

  • Lesson duration: 50 minutes
  • Class size: maximum 15 students
  • Class schedule: Monday-Friday, 09:30 to 13:00.
  • Placement test: first day of lessons (written test)
  • Certificate of completion at the end of the stay
  • Qualified native French teachers. The school follows a ‘Communicative Method’ syllabus, which works to develop all four French language skills – reading, writing, speaking and listening. Special attention is paid to speaking, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Students take part in classroom role playing games, discussions and debates. Multimedia materials are also used during the classes.

Language level: beginner-advanced – no complete beginners can follow this programme

On top of the French lessons you can enjoy a complete timetable of social and leisure activities every week, either in the afternoon or evening from the following options :

  • 4 afternoons of supervised activities per week
  • 1 full-day excursion per week

Some of the many activities include:

  • Guided tour of the inner Saint-Malo
  • Beach games
  • Treasure hunt
  • Brittany “crêpes” party
  • Sports (basketball, football, tennis, volleyball, beach volleyball, etc.)
  • Visit of the Sea Life Centre & Aquarium
  • Catamaran rides
  • All day outings in the area: Mount Saint-Michel, cruise to Dinan medieval town and tour of the historic centre

Typical day schedule: (given as example and subject to potential changes)

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  • 5 afternoons per week sailing lessons aboard a catamaran and lead by professional instructors at a renowned sailing club of Saint-Malo.
  • 1 full-day excursion per week

Typical day schedule: (given as example and subject to potential changes)

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  • 5 afternoons per week of riding lessons in a renowned riding centre in Saint-Malo. Students are mixed during these lessons with local French young riders. Lessons are accessible to all levels (complete beginners accepted). Students are asked to take care of their horse on an everyday basis. Riding caps and helmets are lent free of charge by the centre.
  • 1 full-day excursion per week
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They combine the options French & Sailing or French & Horse riding courses as described above for 2 weeks + 1 or 2 weeks of French & Activities course.

Please note that these programmes are available for 3 or 4 week stays only.

Homestay

Shared room with same-gender student from a different country and mother-tongue, shared bathroom, full board.

Travel time to school: 20-25 minutes maximum by public transport.

Practical Information

  • Full board includes breakfast and dinner “at home” and a packed lunch on days of tuition & activities (cooked lunch at home upon week-ends)
  • Some students may stay in single rooms, depending on availability.
  • Laundry available according to the family schedule

Travel

Arrivals: Sunday

Departures: Saturday

Arrival airports and train stations:

  • Airports: Rennes or Dinard
  • Train stations: Saint-Malo or Rennes

Transfers: Pick-up and drop-off (between the airport or train station of your choice and your Homestay) are included. You must plan an arrival between 12:00 and 18:00 and a departure between 09:00 and 14:00.

Please note: Do not make any travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course.

Evening outings curfew rules

Students 15+ holding a valid parental authorisation will be allowed to go out in the evening until 21hrs maximum.

All students under 15 or those 15+ not holding a valid parental authorisation will not be allowed in any case to go out outside of the activity programme schedule. This all-inclusive language lessons & activity programme is organised so as to keep the students fully occupied at all times.

Visa Information

You might need a visa for this course. For more information please visit our Visa Information page.

Do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email if you require any additional information.


Dates & Prices 2020

Dates 2020

Camp dates: from June 28 to August 22

French & Activities

  • 2 weeks: 28/06-11/07 ; 12/07-25/07 ; 19/07-01/08 ; 26/07-08/08 ; 09/08-22/08
  • 3 weeks: 28/06-18/07 ; 12/07-01/08, 19/07-08/08; 26/07-15/08
  • 4 weeks: 28/06-25/07 ; 12/07-08/08; 19/07-15/08; 26/07-22/08

French & Sailing

  • 2 weeks: 28/06-11/07; 12/07-25/07; 19/07-01/08; 26/07-08/08; 09/08-22/08

French & Horseriding

  • 2 weeks : 28/06-11/07; 12/07-25/07; 19/07-01/08; 26/07-08/08; 09/08-22/08

Combined French & Sailing or Horseriding + Activities

  • 3 weeks (2 weeks Sailing/Horse riding + 1 week Activities): 328/06-18/07; 12/07-01/08; 19/07-08/08; 26/07-15/08
  • 4 weeks (2 weeks Sailing/Horse riding + 2 weeks Activities): 28/06-25/07; 12/07-08/08; 19/07-15/08; 26/07-22/08

Prices 2020

All taxes and enrollment fees included

WPCS 42.0.1
Programme prices including French lessons + option + homestay full board
DurationFrench & Mixed activitiesFrench & SailingFrench & Sailing + ActivitiesFrench & Horse ridingFrench & Horse riding + Activities
2 weeks 1.315 1.845- 2.045-
3 weeks 1.855- 2.445- 2.505
4 weeks 2.275- 2.745- 2.845

Prices include:

  • 15 French lessons per week
  • Cultural, social or sports activities according to programme
  • 1 excursion per week
  • Full-board Homestay
  • Course materials and use of the school premises
  • Attendance certificate
  • Transfers from and to Rennes or Dinard Airport OR Saint-Malo or Rennes train station (arrivals between 12:00 and 18:00, departures between 09:00 and 14:00)
  • All school taxes and enrolment fees

Prices do not include:

  • Travel to and from Saint-Malo
  • Transportation in and around Saint-Malo
  • Optional insurances
  • Visa fees (if any)