Summer Programme – France
St Raphael – French Riviera
In St Raphael, between the magnificent Mediterranean Sea lapping its shores and the luxuriant backdrop of the Esterel Hill, St Raphael is a warm, charming and active holiday resort. It is half an hour from Nice and bay of St Tropez.
Duration: Choose from 2 or 3 weeks in June or July
Ages: For students aged 13 to 18 years old.
Tuition: Groups are determined after a grading test. 15 students max per group. All our teachers are carefully selected and qualified to teach French as a Foreign Language F.L.E. We also provide specific lessons for students preparing for the Leaving Cert examination. These lessons are given by our French teacher who accompanies the group from Ireland.
A qualified teacher from Ireland, experienced in supervising student group tours, will accompany the group from Ireland
- 13 hours of general French lessons + 11 hours leaving cert intensive lessons for 2 weeks
- 21 hours of general French lessons + 15 hours leaving cert intensive lessons for 3 weeks
- Younger participants (13-14 years old) attend a full 12-hour lessons per week with the French native teacher.
Activities and trips:
Action packed programme of excursions trips with the GLT group leader.
- 1 full day excursion per week
- 5 half day excursions including sightseeing and sports activities
All the families are carefully chosen for their hearty welcome by our local organiser who constantly helps the students when needed. From Monday to Saturday packed lunches are provided. Sundays are spent with the host families. Only one English-speaking student is allowed per family and has their own bedroom, though they may share with a child from the host family (2 separate beds). A student may request to be accommodated with a friend, but we need to get these requests very early.
Examples of these excursions include:
- Visit to Cannes
- Boat trip to St Tropez
- Sailing lessons
- Water theme parks
- Shopping in Nice
- Beach activities
- Acrobranche (treetop adventure climbing centre)
French classes take place daily in our partner language school situated in the town centre.
We organise travel from Dublin by scheduled flights, as well as private transfers from the airport to the
“The classes with the French teacher were very good…… The Leaving Cert intensive classes were intense but excellent. I learned a lot. I would recommend it to my friends.”.
Aisling O’C (Student)