SOFI 64

Learn French in Anglet, France

The Area & School

The coastal town of Anglet, France exudes a relaxed atmosphere and provides a tranquil escape for anyone looking to explore all that the south of France has to offer. Right next to the larger town of Biarritz, Anglet is full of surfers and shore dwellers alike. SOFI 64 offers an immersive language experience that, in combination with its ideal environment, is hard to beat. Boasting experienced teachers and a curriculum that encourages the use of French inside and outside the classroom, students will walk away with a confidence in speaking the French language wherever their travels take them to next.

French Courses

Intensive 20 French

45 minute lessons/24 lessons per week (a total of 18 hours). A more intensive program that allows students to perfect their French language skills during morning classes in addition to two afternoon sessions that will further advance their oral communication skills. Classes are held from 9:00am-12:45pm with a 15 minute break, and 2:00pm-3:30pm.


Starts at €320 for one week

Standard 15 French

45 minute lessons/20 lessons per week (a total of 15 hours). A semi-intensive program that allows students to perfect their French language skills during morning classes, while having the rest of the day to enjoy the various forms of leisure, entertainment, and adventure that this region has to offer. Classes are held from 9:00am-12:45pm with a 15 minute break.


Starts at €320 for one week

Accommodation

Host Family

Each host family is rigorously checked and chosen carefully. Located in either the town of Anglet or Biarritz, the host families provide a place where students can experience the day-to-day life of southern France while practicing their French skills at the same time. Families provide breakfast and dinner on the weekdays, and all meals on weekends. An individual room is provided to each student and, whenever possible, students of different nationalities are placed with the same family.


Starts at €231 / week

Additional Details

The following holidays are observed by SOFI 64:

  • January 1st, 2016
  • March 28th, 2016
  • May 1st, 2016
  • May 5th, 2016
  • May 8th, 2016
  • May 16th, 2016
  • July 14th, 2016
  • August 15th, 2016
  • November 1st, 2016
  • November 11th, 2016
  • December 25th, 2016

If arriving in Biarritz by train, fares and schedules can be found here.

Alternatively, if arriving by plane, check the airlines that fly into Biarritz here.

Max Group Class Size: 9.0 students per class
Max Capacity: 30 students
Adjusted Price of INT 20: €17.78 per class hour

The options for activities are abundant in this region of France. A few suggestions:

  • Visit The Grand Plage and the Côte des Basques; two internationally renowned beaches.
  • Try your hand at a game of golf on one of the two golf courses in Biarritz.
  • Stroll along the beach and watch a Basque pelota (ball) game.
  • Try one of the many wonderful restaurants in the city.
  • Wander in and out of the many shops in Biarritz.
  • If wanting to focus on your well-being, check out one of the three thalassotherapy (seawater) centers.
  • Hike one of the trails in the area.
  • Visit a local museum to explore the historical side of Biarritz/Anglet.

A 5-part curriculum is utilized at SOFI 64: oral and written comprehension, written production, oral interaction, and oral expression. Students will become not only familiar with the grammatical concepts of French, but be able to understand cultural aspects that are embedded within the language as well.