La Rochelle

Learn French in La Rochelle

Since 1968 our school has developed an original method based on natural learning and oral practice, that allows the students to understand and speak the language much quicker than when using a traditional method. 

For us, it is essential to offer necessary time for each student, this is why our groups are very small. The school is located a few minutes walk from the promenade, all of the main Universities in the city and the leisure areas. 

Facilities at the school:

  • 6 modern and fully equipped classrooms
  • Library
  • Room with 6 computers connected to the internet 
  • Free wifi in the school
  • Free parking throughout the year 


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Strongest Points

  • City of students
  • As we know from the novel of Alexandre Dumas, La Rochelle was a strong city. Since then, it continues to have a large number of histroical monuments that attract tourists from around the world.

French in the Isla de Ré: La Rochelle 

The Isla de Ré is a true French gem, famous for its lights and the inhabitants relaxed way of life. It is the ideal location to spend your holidays learning French and enjoying large sandy beaches, nature reserves and salt marshes. 

The town is classified as a Heritage of Unesco. You will be able to bike around the streets, using the extensive number of bike lanes. Also, the 10 villages that make up this island are connected with the North with regular and frequent bus services. A bridge connects the island with the mainland. 

The island is considered a true garden in the middle of the sea; sports lovers can enjoy: skating, tennis, horse riding and much more...

General French course in La Rochelle

15 hours per week + 5 days a week, Monday to Friday 09:00-12:00

Perfect for

For those that want to use their French language quickly, communicating in daily life situations, work, or doing an exam

Additional information

Beginners are integrated for periods of a minimum of 2 weeks in the specified entry dates in our calendars. Activities: we offer 2 cultural or tourist activities per week without additional cost. Each activity is taken by a member of the school team and lasts about 2:30. A typical programme will be given to you when you arrive at the school.


  • Course duration from 2 weeks
  • Horas per Week  15
  • Duration of Classes  50 Minutes
  • Timetables 09:00-12:00
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  6
  • Average during the rest of year  3
  • Minimum age  16

Combined French course in La Rochelle

General course of 20 hours  from Monday to Friday

The course is accompanied by 2 leisure activities per week, and a weekly progress report.

Perfect for

those that want to enjoy the pleasure of being in a group


  • Course duration from 1 week
  • Horas per Week  20
  • Duration of Classes  50 Minutes
  • Timetables 09:00-12:00 + individual classes
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  6
  • Average during the rest of year  3
  • Minimum age  16

Extra-curricular Activities

Artistic Discovery

  • The region supports the implementation of numerous painters and sculptures who open their workshops to explain their work. 
  • Music festivals
  • Band dessinnée fiesta
  • Contemporary art festival
  • Francofolies (the artists off)


Family accommodation in La Rochelle

Host families 

Accommodation with a host family offers the opportunity to speak in French in a relaxed and friendly environment, whilst getting to know the customs and local traditions. 

We recommend the half board option which includes breakfast and dinner with the family. 

The families won´t take in more than one student of the same language at one time. 

Our team knows the families personally, so they don´t just choose them for their hospitality and comfort of their home, but also for their warmth and firendly atmosphere. 

Our families are near our school: 10 to 30 minutes maximum on foot, public transport or by bike. 

The family will pick you up from La Rochelle for free. 

Availability: All year

Room Type: single room

School distance: 10-30 minutes maximum on foot, public transport or by bike

Check-in: Sunday 15:00-22:00

Check-out: Saturday before 10:00


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How to get there

With more than 80,000 inhabitants, this port city on the Atlantic coast is located in the middle of Nantes and Burdeos. 2 hours 45 minutes journey on the TGV connects La Rochelle daily with the French capital. 

How to get to La Rochelle

By plane

Rochelle-Ile de Ré airport

Connects with many European destinations (Amsterdam, Barcelona, Munich, Madrid, Bologna, etc.) Includes a dozen of direct lines such as Lyon, London, Birmingham, Southampton, Dublin or Edinburgh (more than 200,000 passengers used these lines in 2007)

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By train 
  • 6 TGV daily LR/Paris, 2 hours 50 minutes
  • A minimum of 1 train per day LR/Marseilles
  • 12 trains daily LR/Paris
  • More than 100 trains leave La Rochelle station (summer/winter) with destinations to Fontenay-Le-Comte, Poitiers, Bordeaux, Nantes, Paris, Angouleme, Toulouse and Lourdes. 

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