Teen Study Program in Paris, France

Quick Facts
Start: July and August
Age: 13-17
Cost: $ 3,385 +
Num. Weeks:  2 - 6
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
School located in a small suburb.
Family and Teen program available in summer time.
International program welcoming students from all over the world unique setting where French is truly the common language and culture for all to experience.
Excursions and field trips included in Teen Program.

For Ages: 13-17
Absolute Beginner to Intermediate French
Supervised Teen Camp

The rich and varied teaching program is aimed at teenagers between 13 and 17. We make every effort to ensure that we satisfy the concerns of the parents regarding quality teaching and opportunities to have fun, make friends, discover Paris and take part in sports and cultural activities.

The program includes French language study in the mornings from 8:30 to 12:30, and activities, such as sports, in the afternoons. One full day excursion and four half day excursions are offered per week.The program has a good mix of language and culture study, with supervised activities, to ensure that students learn and have a good time while they are in France. The teaching methodology was developed by highly qualified teachers, and is continually improved each year. Teachers understand each student's needs and encourage conversation in French and oral progress. This type of teaching is called Full immersion, which remains the main elements of  the methodology.

Our teachers, all University graduates are fully qualified in the teaching of French as a foreign language. They are selected for their experience in teaching young people not only French but also art and sports. The teaching focuses on oral communication, using authentic documents such us songs, TV programs, movies, magazines. Our teachers have compiled a wide range of class games and activities that make the learning of grammar, structure, vocabulary and pronunciation interesting and fun. French classes take place in the morning from 9:30 to 12:30. Their are 4 lessons each day and each lesson is 45 minutes. On the first day of class students take a placement test in written and spoken French

Teachers are constantly reviewing course material and methods, and consequently finding new ideas for different programs. Students can either borrow or purchase the textbook you require in class. On the first day of arrival, you will pay a small deposit (which varies depending on the student's level), and at the end of the course you can either keep the textbook, or have the deposit refunded (unless the textbook has been damaged).

There are four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking which need to be studied and developed from the start of the program. The emphasis on these four areas helps to enable the student to use their knowledge of the French language in day - to - day communication. An immersion approach to the language is used for all levels – this means that from day one only French is spoken in the classroom. This approach helps the student to become comfortable with the French language quickly. Teachers use authentic material in the classroom, role playing, and an adaptive approach to grammatical structures and vocabulary which become progressively more complex as the student advances between levels. At advanced levels different types of text are used to encourage the recognition and reproduction of different language styles

After the course, students will be given a certificate of attendance, stating their level and the number of hours of French language course.

Day-At-A-Glance

  • Morning: Classes (4 - 45 minute lessons)
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon: Excursion to Paris or Parisian region: Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Orsay, Invalides, castles, Notre-dame, Montmartre, Père Lachaise, shops in Paris, theme park…
  • Sports activities/ preparation of the show / workshops
  • Dinner or picnic
  • Evening: Evening in Paris: Champs-Elysées, cinema, boat-trip on the Seine, Montparnasse Tower... Evenings organised by the activity leaders
Date
Morning
Lunch
Afternoon
Dinner
Evening
Sunday
 
12:30
Arrivals
   5:00 pm
Arrivals
Monday
French test
12:30
13:45

Eiffel Tower +
Seine river cruise
Picnic
Champs Elysées
Tuesday
9:30-12:30
French class
12:30
Sports
5:00 - 9:00
Video, relax & cool activities
Wednesday
9:30-12:30
French class
12:30
Louvre Museum
Picnic
Tuileries
gardens
Thursday

9:30-12:30
French class

12:30
Artistic and cultural activities
5:00 - 9:00
Rest / free time
Friday

9:30-12:30
French class

12:30
Fontainebleau
castle
5:00 - 9:00
Leisure
activities
Saturday
9:30-12:30
French class
12:30
Rest / free time
5:00 - 9:00
Leisure
activities
Sunday

Notre-Dame
cathedral

Picnic
Montmartre
5:00 - 9:00
Meeting
Monday

9:30-12:30
French class

12:30
Shopping in Paris
5:00 - 9:00
Montparnasse or Paris by night
Tuesday
9:30-12:30
French class
12:30
Sports
5:00 - 9:00
Video, relax & cool activities
Wednesday
9:30-12:30
French class
12:30
Les passages
Pinic
Grand Rex Cinema
Tuesday
9:30-12:30
French class
12:30

artistic and cultural
activities + Diploma ceremony

5:00 - 9:00
Disco night
Friday
Disney
Picnic
Disneyland or Astérix Park
Restaurant
Disneyland
Saturday
Departure
12:30
5:00 - 9:00
Leisure
activities

Accommodations - Student Residence
The residence is conveniently located in southern Paris and offers comfortable lodging while allowing easy access to the most famous sites of Paris : the Louvre Museum, the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, Notre Dame, etc. Each room in the residence has 4-beds per room with shared facilities. Communal showers and toilets are available on each floor. Bed sheets are provided and changed once a week. Towels are provided.

The facilities at the residence include classrooms with audio-visual equipment, a self-service restaurant and a cafeteria. There are also several sports activities that are available at the residence including: table tennis, swimming pool, volleyball, basketball and aerobics.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the residence restaurant, as well as the afternoon snack. During some excursions, lunch or dinner will be replaced by a picnic.

Included in the Program

  • 3 Levels available: Elementary, Intermediate, High Intermediate.
  • 20 French lessons per week in small group in the afternoons 13.15(1:15PM)-17.00 (5:00PM). Each lesson is 50 minutes in duration.
  • Accommodation in Student Residence
  • Full board (3 meals daily)
  • Books and material for the course.
  • Morning Visits to Museums, Monuments, cultural and sport activities.
  • Excursions and field trips.
  • Arrival and departure round-trip transfers to accommodations included if arriving on Sunday before the program and departing on Saturday after the programs completion.
  • Free Internet access at school.
  • NRCSA Emergency insurance (during dates in the foreign country:
    • Accident insurance up to $10,000
    • Emergency medical evacuation up to $25,000
    • Emergency reunion up to $5,000
    • Repatriation up to $7,500
    • Life insurance up to $5,000
    • 24 Hour emergency worldwide multi-lingual telephone assistance

2015 Start Dates

  • This program starts on June 29; July 6, 13, 20, 27; August 3, 10, 17, 2015
  • Last day of class August 21, 2015

2015 Program Fees: Only 2, 4, 6 weeks

  • 2 weeks: $ 3,385
  • 4 weeks: $ 6,590
  • 6 weeks: $ 9,150

Paris, France - City Info
Le Rocheton is located on the edge of Fontainebleau forest, 30 minutes away from Paris by train. Close to the city of Melun, seat of the Capétien Kings, Le Rocheton lies in an area famous for its historical sites, its castles and its forest with ancient trees. With this location in the countryside, this residence is recommended for teenagers between 13 and 17.

The most tangible and immediate pleasures of Paris are to be found in its street life and along the lively banks of the River Seine. Few cities can compete with the cafés, bars and restaurants – modern and trendy, local and traditional, humble and pretentious – that line every street and boulevard. And the city's compactness makes it possible to experience the individual feel of the different quarters.

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