Sud-Ouest French Institute 64

French school in France

SOFI 64 specializes in teaching French as a foreign language and is open all year round. Our French school in France offers French course in France to students from all over the world, from beginner to high intermediate level. Our learners are university students, individuals or professionals from 18 to 75 years old!

With our competent and qualified pedagogic team you will develop your language skills and gain confidence to express yourself in French. With small class sizes (10 students maximum) and a wide range of different French course in France, you will find a program matching your needs. Small groups allow best individual attention, ensure quality and focus on individual needs.

With our modern equipment (TV, DVD and CD players, computers …) and our various and adapted teaching materials we will provide you with quality teaching in nice surroundings.


Our French school in France is a member of the major professional quality organization for French language training:

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The French Course in France Consist of:

  • General and Intensive French courses.
  • French Course plus Surf in France on request.
  • French language Exam Preparation.
  • 20 / 24 lessons of 45min per week.
  • 10 students per class.
  • Native French teachers.
  • French school in France.
  • Accommodation in Family or Residence.
  • Planned social activities.

Prices for French course in France 

See the full price list on the schools website.

Also, you can contact our staff at any time for a detailed price quote: Contact All About Languages / 1 (800) 620 – 5567

Prices include:

  • French course in France plus accommodation
  • Internet use at the French school in France
  • Registration fees
  • Accommodation placement fees
  • Level evaluation
  • Course certificate


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Our French school in France is ideally located 2 minutes walk from beaches and 5 minutes by bus from Biarritz city center in an animated and lovely suburb. A perfect place for your French course in France.

Around the French school in France, you will find bus stops, a kiosk, a French bakery, an organic deli, a cheese shop, an organic pizzeria, a mini market… A few steps more and you can have lunch in one of the many charming restaurants standing right on the beach.


SOFI 64 will welcome you in a Basque style house accessible to disabled people. Step into our wide reception and discover French language and culture in one of our bright, modern and neat classrooms.Free Wireless zone for your French course in France.

French course in France

Build up your cultural French knowledge. Strengthen your French language skills and be able to communicate in French during and after your stay. On your first day there is an oral and written evaluation to make sure that you are in the class best suited to your level. Courses start each Monday.

  • Groups are small, up to 10 students for best individual attention.
  • The method we adopted is a communicative and interactional method with the practice of spoken French in communicative situations (CECR).
  • Teaching materials: FFL Manuals, internet, authentic documents, audio and video documents (songs, movies, interviews…), board games…
  • Learning material included in tuition fees.

Standard 20 lessons x 45 minutes /week (15h/week).

Improve your French language skills and communicate in French from day one. Work on the four key skills: oral and written comprehension, oral and written production in our French school in France.

  • 9.3012.45 (with a 15 minutes break).
  • 20 lessons /week.

French & Surf 20 lessons x 45 minutes /week + 1h30 surfing each afternoon.

Combine your passions: French course in France and surf! Develop your language skills and discover a new way of life with surfing!

  • 9.3012.45 (with a 15 minutes break).
  • 20 French lessons /week + 7h30 surfing lessons /week.

Surf lessons are given by two professional surfers both of whom have their state diplomas. And they both are former European champions!

Intensive 24 lessons x 45 minutes /week (18h/week).

In addition to the Standard French course in France with an emphasis on oral expression.

  • 9.30 12.45 (with a 15 minutes break) / 2.00 – 3.30 on two afternoons.
  • 24 lessons / week.

Standard & Private tuition 24 lessons x 45 minutes/week (18h/week).

Recommended if you wish to study specific themes or benefit from a personal support at our French school in France.

  • 9.30 12.45 (with a 15 minutes break) / 2.00 – 3.30 on two afternoons.
  • 24 lessons / week.

Delf Training 30 lessons x 45 minutes/month.

  • Intensive training to Delf A1, A2, B1, B2.
  • French course in France.
  • French school in France.

Accommodation in France

With our French school in France host families, we provide you with the best way to improve your French language skills: French courses and total immersion sharing the life of a French family. Speak French from day one and through your whole stay!

Our families are carefully evaluated and selected. They all have signed a contract with SOFI 64 to ensure best quality housing. They offer single bedrooms, halfboard and a warm friendly atmosphere.

Your accommodation is booked from the Sunday before your first day at school until the Saturday after your last day of school.

Activities in Biarritz

Always find something to do in Biarritz and in its surroundings!


  • Surfing
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Rafting
  • Sea kayaking
  • Tennis
  • Cycling on secure bicycle paths
  • Shopping!

Other activities:

  • Concerts
  • Festivals
  • Museums

Surroundings trips:

  • San Sebastian bay, tapas and fiestas!
  • Bilbao Guggenheim Museum
  • Bayonne Basque Museum, pedestrian streets and shops
  • SaintJeandeLuz seaside resort and small fishermen town
  • Bordeaux, wine and culture
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