Throughout summer, English at Biarritz offers intensive French courses for adults of all levels aged 18 and above. These French Focus programmes are an exciting and unique opportunity to learn French while living in the lovely town of Biarritz.

Biarritz is located on the south west coast of France, 2 hours drive south of Bordeaux and 30 minutes north of Spain. It is a surfers’ paradise and a young tourist destination, however Biarritz is also a very peaceful town. There you can enjoy the beautiful beaches, taste traditional French products and experience the French lifestyle. Lying between the sea and mountain range, forests and waterfalls are also close by and easy to explore.

It is host to annual surf competitions where professionals come to compete from all over the globe.There are numerous renowned surf schools and beginners’ surf spots.

Learn about French culture your way: through language classes, surfing lessons, daily excursions in the Basque country...

English at Biarritz helps students discover the heart of French culture whilst living right amongst it. All of the activities, cultural or otherwise, contribute to your success in learning the French language. Language teaching goes hand in hand with our commitment to cultural understanding and development. Our language courses reflect our cultural understanding in that we believe learning a language should be as important as immersing in its culture.

Adding a cultural approach to studying enables students to immerse themselves in the French culture, such as interacting with locals and diving straight into the lifestyle. In our teaching we cover the core basics of communication, such as speaking and pronunciation, writing and grammar, listening and understanding. Our verbal and literacy-based studies are as important as our cultural immersion activities which not many schools offer.


This package includes:
  • Lessons: 15 hours French classes
  • Course begin: every Monday (Please try and arrive the Sunday before your session starts)
  • Timetable: 9:00am to 12:00pm

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This includes:
  • Lessons:15 hours French classes + 5 surf sessions per week
  • Course begins: every Monday (Please try and arrive the Sunday before your session starts)
  • Timetable: 9:00am to 12:00pm French classes + 1 ½ hour surfing lessons
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*Surf lessons are dependent on weather conditions. Every effort will be made to have surf lessons during the week; however, bad weather conditions might result in postponing them to the week end.

English at Biarritz is partnering with a local surf school to offer the French & Surf program.

About your surf lessons:
  • Taught by friendly, fully qualified local surf coaches
  • Small groups (maximum of 8 people per instructor)
  • Covers all the basics: from warm-up, to paddling, to catching waves and standing
  • Also caters to intermediate and advanced students (technique refinement and style improvement)
  • Gives you the chance to improve: control your board and turn
  • Includes important surf and safety rules including info on rips, tides, sandbars and waves
  • Relaxed, supportive vibe
  • Surfboard and wetsuit are provided by the surf school. Just bring your towel, swimming costume, sunscreen and flip flops.
  • Students will find their own transportation to the beach (20 minutes by bus).


  • English at Biarritz offers accommodation in a nice and friendly surf hostel located in Biarritz, 15 minutes walk from the town center. Enjoy the social and relaxed atmosphere in a rustic 15 bed surf guest house. The Surf Hostel Biarritz is a spacious five bedroom, rustic converted country house. More like a home than a hostel, it offers shared or private rooms for two to four people with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. Two large lounge areas and a dining room make up the heart of the hostel. Extra nights may be provided on an exceptional basis in the event of arrival or departure outside the course dates. Meals are not included. For more information, please check
  • NEW! We offer accommodation in a nice private apartment in the lovely town of Bidart, 5 minutes drive from Biarritz. Book now for 4 people and the 4th person's accommodation is free (2 double beds). Please contact us for more information.

Please be aware that accommodation doesn't include meals.

In the best interest of our students, English at Biarritz would like to emphasize on the fact that enrolments are on a first come first serve basis as places fill up fast, so therefore we can not guarantee accommodation for everyone. However every effort will be made to ensure that your stay is catered to your needs so that you are comfortable throughout the duration of your stay.

Our staff and facilities offer summer programme students comfort, convenience and care, helping them make the most out of their educational opportunity.


ProgrammesThe Premium PackageFrench and SurfFrench 15
1 Week745€490€270€

Price is by person, by week, in Euros (€)

Included in the price:
  • Transport to and from Biarritz airport or train station
  • A free excursion to one interesting Basque town such as Espelette, Bidarray, and St Jean Pied de Port


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