Teaching and supervision
Teaching generally takes place in the mornings, from Monday to Friday. You will be integrated into a small group of your level, after sitting an evaluation test on the first day of classes.
The teachers always teach in their mother tongue. Because they are especially trained for teaching languages to young learners and teenagers, they are experts in creating a relaxed and fun atmosphere, with an emphasis on communication. At the end of your stay, you'll receive a certificate issued by the school attesting to the language level you've achieved.
Outside of class, experienced activities coordinators supervise your leisure activities and ensure that your stay is a success. In the case of any problems, the school's group leaders are available 24/7 thanks to an emergency telephone line.
Arrival and transfer
You will be met upon arrival by a transfer service that will bring you to your accommodation, and back to the airport on your final day.
Some families plan their holidays in the same region where their children go for a language stay. In this case, we encourage parents to bring their child themselves by car, which allows them to visit beautiful regions at the same time. If you are using other types of transport, you will also be taken care of by the school as soon as you arrive and will be brought to your place of accommodation.
Transfers are legally compulsory for students under 18 years old, unless an adult brings them to the school at the beginning of the programme and picks them up at the end of their stay.
Unaccompanied Minors Service
Most airlines offer an escort service for young people who are not used to travelling on their own. The Unaccompanied Minors (UM) service is strongly recommended for children under 13 and some airlines insist upon it.
After check-in on the day of departure, you hand your child over to the airline representative, who will accompany your child through the airport and all the way to the boarding gate, where they will be met by a member of the cabin crew. Upon arrival, an airline representative will hand the child over to a school representative. On the way back, the school representative will assist your child with the check-in process at the desk, where they will meet an airline delegate who will take them through security and hand them over to the cabin crew during boarding. You just have to wait for your child and the host at the arrival airport.
This service is generally payable to the airline companies and partner schools offering this full accompaniment service. The fees charged by the partner schools for this extra service are indicated in the “options/extras” section of each destination. The fees charged by the airline company will be invoiced to you at the same time as your child’s plane ticket.
Free time and supervision
Even though our programmes include many varied activities, students have some free time to rest or spend time together playing games or just hanging out.
For younger learners, free time is usually spent on campus under the supervision of activity leaders. Excursions to the city may include periods during which the students are allowed to roam freely while supervisors provide regular meeting points in order to check in and that nobody is missing.
More independent teenagers will enjoy more free time, either on campus or downtown, to shop, stroll and socialise with their new friends. However, they will always be given a meeting point where they will meet with the activity leaders at regular intervals.
Whatever the age of the participants, we will make sure that the partner schools do everything in their power to provide them with supervision adapted to their age in order to guarantee their safety.
Our prices include study, full-board accommodation and the activities/excursion programmes mentioned in the description of leisure activities. In addition to the standard programme, some schools offer intensive courses, sports activities (tennis, surfing, diving, sailing, horse riding, football, etc.) and cultural outings/excursions. For further information, consult the "options, supplements" for each school. Some programmes also offer a wider choice of additional optional activities which are to be paid for on-site. Sometimes, the airport transfer is included in the price, otherwise it is also indicated in the “options/extras” column.
We recommend that you bring around GBP 40 of pocket money per week to buy phone credit, snacks, drinks, souvenirs, etc. and another GBP 40 to cover the cost of optional activities offered on-site. This amount should always be adapted to the individual.