Language School La Rochelle

Study French by the sea in this charming harbour town.
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    Walk from school into the historic town centre.

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    Enjoy great airport and train links to Paris and other destinations.

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    Experience traditional French ways of life.

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    Study a range of courses, from Beginner French to DELF.

Study French by the sea in La Rochelle

With its many historic sites, splendid seaside panoramics, and old-world charm, it's easy to see why La Rochelle is a popular destination for French language learners. Originally a fishing village, this harbour town and its inhabitants are laid-back and friendly, meaning that you'll have plenty of opportunities to improve your language skills outside of the classroom.
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Courses available at this school

Take a look at the courses available for this school:

  • General Language

    Gain fluency and confidence in French and 21st Century Skills while you build the transferable skill set you'll need to thrive in our increasingly connected world.
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  • DELF / DALF

    A Diplôme d'études en langue française (DELF) or Diplôme approfondi de langue française (DALF) course prepares you to take the diploma exams, awarded by the Ministry of Education in France as proof of French-language skills in non-French candidates. The DELF certificate covers basic levels of French, while the DALF covers more advanced levels.There are six independent diplomas which correspond to the six levels of the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).
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  • French for Beginners

    French for Beginners at Eurocentres is a supportive, structured course that accommodates learners who have had very little exposure to French. Surrounded by other students at the same level as you, this course gives you the opportunity to build confidence and get to grips with the basics, step-by-step.
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  • Language Semester/Year

    For bookings of 22 weeks or more, you can choose to change your school, course, or destination every 12 weeks. This provides flexibility and diverse international experiences, as well as prolonged exposure to the language of your studies.
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  • Private Lessons

    Whether you're taking exam classes or general language, adding private lessons to your schedule is a great way to improve your language skills quickly.
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The teachers and staff don’t just help you because it is their job. I felt like I was in a family, every break, every week, every weekend and all the times we went on a trip together. Eurocentres is more than just a school.

Erich K. Guerra, Brazil

I think I will never forget the countless experiences that I have had in the school and with friends I made. Eurocentres is definitely a great school because of its personalised education and focus on every student’s needs.

Michelle Larios, Columbia

Eurocentres has been amazing. You learn the language in a dynamic way while you meet people form FROM* all around the world. The teachers are very good and helpful. I would definitely recommend Eurocentres, you will have a once in a lifetime experience.

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School information

Our La Rochelle school is only a few minutes' walk from the centre of the old town, where there are many traditional French bistros as well as contemporary cafes. The town's dock is its focal point, and is home to many tourist attractions such as a large aquarium (reputed to be the most beautiful in Europe) and the Musée du Nouveau Monde, which explains the development of the area and its lucrative trade with America.
  • 3 classrooms
  • Learning centre
  • Student lounge
  • WiFi

City Sights

The presence of the old lighthouse in the central docks area of La Rochelle is a gentle reminder of the town's fishing and shipping heritage. From here, a maze of archways and cobbled streets lead to the old town, which is full of Medieval half-timbered houses and patrician mansions of long-ago wealthy merchants. This vibrant town is rich in history and traditional French seaside culture, bordered by the Adriatic sea and protected by the town wall with its three fortified towers. 

Timetable

20 lessons a week:
Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 12:20 pm and 1:45 pm - 5:30 pm

25 lessons a week:
Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 1:30 pm and 1:45 pm - 6:30 pm

How to Get There

La Rochelle has a well-connected train station at its centre, and its own airport - Aeroport de La Rochelle - nearby. It is also possible to fly into another French airport and take the train directly to La Rochelle. As a harbour town, there are also passenger ships that load and unload in the large port of La Pallice.

Cost of living

Costs of Living (approx.)
Bus ride: 1.30 EUR
Clubbing: 10 EUR
Soft drink: 3.50 EUR
Coffee: 1.50 EUR
Dinner: 25 EUR
Fast food: 15 EUR
Movie: 8.90 EUR
Estimated pocket money / week: 150 EUR

Facts & Figures

Time Zone:
GMT +1
Population:
125 000

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What teachers say about the Language School La Rochelle?

Studying in La Rochelle is the best way to improve your French skills while learning a new way of life.
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Accommodation

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Residence Les Minimes, La Rochelle from €385 per week

  • 27/29
    Rue Enrico Fermi
    17000
    La Rochelle
  • The coast is at a 5 minute walk and a beautiful park leads to the beach. Each studio has twin beds or double bed.
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • WiFi
  • Private facilities
  • Bedding
  • Fridge
  • Mixed gender floors
  • Fridge
  • Towels

Distance to school by foot (in minutes): 5

Homestay
Homestay

Home stay, La Rochelle from €190 per week

  • Homestay
    La Rochelle
    France
  • There are a variety of homestays available to suit everyone – from families with children, to single owner occupiers, to retired couples. All of our homestay providers including professional agencies if used, have been carefully chosen, and are regularly inspected. Bedrooms are clean and comfortable and all students will be provided with a place for quiet study.
  • Laundry facilities
  • Room cleaning
  • Wifi
  • Shared Facilities
  • Towels
  • Bedding

Study destinations

Get to know your study destination and your classmates by joining our many weekly social activities. With events taking place every day including weekends, you'll have plenty of opportunities to learn more about French culture and improve your language skills too!

Featured Courses

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    General French

    Gain fluency and confidence in French and 21st Century Skill.
    • Entry level: 2–9/A2–C1
    • Lessons per week: 20/25
    • Duration: 1–52 weeks
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    Gap Year

    The long-term study option that offers flexibility and diverse international experiences.
    • Entry level: 0-9 (A1-C1)
    • Lessons per week: 20/25
    • Duration: 24-48 weeks
    • Option to change school, course, or destination every 12 weeks
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    1-2-1 Lessons

    Receive a completely personalised service, tailored specifically to your own needs.
    • Entry Level: 4-9 (B1-C1)
    • Duration: 2-52 weeks
    • Online sessions available
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