Improve your French in South-West France.
LIP offers teenagers to study French through one of three intensive immersion course options a stone's throw from Toulouse in the South-West of France. Our courses are popular amongst GCSE and A-Level French students who are wishing to improve their level ahead of forthcoming exams, and can be tailored to the specific requirements of each and every individual.
Option 1 : Homestay Immersion with a French teacher's family.
Teenager Homestay French immersion programmes are available for teenagers aged 14+.
Total French immersion at your teacher’s home will also include one-to-one private French tuition, situated near either Nantes, Toulouse, Montauban, Paris, Bourges or Marseilles.
These courses are recommended for:
- GCSE and A Level French students.
- Teenagers who need to increase their confidence and speaking fluency.
- Those wishing to discover the French culture and customs.
- Those wishing to benefit from the expertise and experience of certified French teachers (CRPE, CAPES or agrégation diplomas.)
What does the programme include ?
The programme includes one-to-one French lessons with a professional teacher, accommodation with a French host family and cultural excursions in the chosen region. You can decide how many private lessons you wish to take: 15 or 20 lessons per week (one lesson = 60 minutes) or more, if you would like a more intensive programme.
The programme is tailored to your needs, objectives and interests. We believe that one-to-one immersion programmes are by far the most efficient way to learn French.
Who are our host families ?
We take great care when selecting our French homestay host families – they are certified teachers who have undergone extensive background checks for your safety and security.
Your host family will match your personal profile - we always try to find a family with similar tastes and interests to you. We put a lot of effort into matching our families with our students to ensure that every individual finds their perfect placement to make the very most of their French immersion experience.
When will you come ?
All of our family’s have availability during the school holiday periods, except at Christmas. This includes the months of July and August, in addition to 15-day periods in November, February and April.
Please note that the two-week holiday periods of February and April change every year according to the different French regions.
Option 2 : Individual or group French lessons at our language school + accommodation with a local French family.
For: younger students or students who want to be part of a group.
We offer group French classes for teenagers who would prefer to learn in a classroom environment.
Lessons are held by one of our certified FSL teachers throughout the year.
The time outside of the classroom resembles the experience that students enjoy in Option One.
Option 3 : Individual or group French and horse riding lessons at the equestrian centre of Lauzerte.
For: Students looking to practise their French and equestrian skills.
A horse riding holiday in Southern France with a linguistic twist! This option is perfect for students who like to combine language learning with sport and fresh air.
Riders will enjoy equestrian lessons in French – so this option is perfect for those looking to practise their speaking and listening skills in an environment they love.
French language lessons are held in a dedicated classroom at our partner horse-riding club, in the morning or in the afternoon, according to the number of French lessons and riding lessons you will choose. Riders of all abilities spend the morning and/or the afternoon riding well-trained horses or ponies.
Meals and accommodation are provided on-site.
For more information, do not hesitate to contact us.