Biarritz and Anglet are two famous cities in the world of surfing! Sofi 64 has the unbelievable chance to be located right next to these most beautiful beach breaks of France. Don't let the opportunity fly away. Come and seize the unique opportunity to combine your French course with surf lessons! With this program open to all levels and ages, you will immerse in a whole different world of surfing.
You can live with a French host family living in Anglet or in Biarritz. Sofi 64 carefully selects all the hosting families. They will welcome you as a family member and you will be given a private and comfortable bedroom. You will also be provided with breakfast and dinner during the week and all meals on weekends. Sofi 64 can also book for you apartments or hotel rooms if you prefer.
You will have 20 classes each week where every morning, you will have three hours of French lessons, from 09:30 until 12:45, with a 15-minute break. The groups are small with a maximum of eight students so that everyone can get the chance to express themselves and to get the best of their teacher's attention. During each class, you will practice your French in communicative situations working on 5 five skills. Those are written production, oral and written comprehension, oral interaction, and oral expression.
Sofi 64's French teachers are all qualified, experienced, and passionate by French language and teaching. All of them are native speakers. They teach French at all levels from beginner (A1) to advanced (C1).
You will have surfing lessons on each afternoon, from Monday to Friday. Time will depend on tides to make sure you get the best and safest conditions to surf. The surf instructors are fully-qualified and all have their state diploma. The school provides wet-suits and surfboards.
Stéphanie has 12 years experience in teaching French as a foreign language (FLE). She was born and raised in Biarritz and grew up feet in the water. She lived abroad for many years (La Réunion, USA, and Australia) and taught French to adult learners from all places. Passionate about French language and surfing, she founded Sofi 64 (Sud-Ouest French Institute 64) in 2011 to offer an intimate place to learn French and enjoy surfing.
Peaceful, wild, young, authentic, busy in summer, Anglet is a seaside town next to Biarritz. With its 4.5 kilometers beaches, you will find a gorgeous golf course between the ocean and the forest, a very modern thalassotherapy center, a bicycle path which runs alongside the beaches, an ecological park, small and pleasant restaurants and very good surfing spots.
Promised land for surfers, sea lovers, fitness and relaxation amateurs, Biarritz is a great destination at any time of year. The school is located right by the ocean, next to 4.5 kilometer-long, beautiful beaches. A few steps away from school, you will find bakeries, restaurants, a supermarket, and surfshops.
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