Summer school

You follow higher studies ? You need to improve your French level ? Take advantage of the summer season to improve your level of French and discover the Atlantic coast

Summer school


1 to 4 weeks


A1 to C1


15 students maximum


Monday to Friday: 9:00 to 12:00


At the CAREL


15 hours per week (= 20 lessons)

Presentation of the Summer School programme


Our Summer School programme is designed for University students who need to improve their French level during he summer season The programme combined a standard course (15 hours per week) and cultural activities.

Thanks to our Summer School programme, you learn quickly how to communicate in French and take advantage of the activities to practice your French, interact with other students and discover the region

This face-to-face groupe course is based upon teaching methodologies and textbooks for foreign adult learners, authetic documents and activities:

  • in language laboratory
  • in computer laboratory
  • in television studio to re-enact real-life situations


    • improving oral and written comprehension, oral and written expression in various real-life situations (social interaction, speaking in front on an audience, debating, letters and reports, etc.)
    • encouraging linguistic autonomy for more advanced students who must perfom communicative tasks in a professional or academic context
    • reinforcing basic linguistic structures : grammar, vocabulary, spelling, punctuation, etc.
    • developing fluency and building confidence when speaking


The course is run in small groups You complete our online placement test before your arrival in order to directly join a group adapted to your level. You receive your course program upon registration.

Throughout your course, you are supervised by our teaching team. Every week, you receive a personalised skills assessment sheet based on the CEFR scale to visualise your progress and a course certificate and the end of your stay.


Dates 2024

From July 1st to August 30th

Admissions for beginners : 01/07, 05/08

Contact us.

Summer school 2024 prices

Activities and excursions

Hiking or sports on the beach, sailing, surfing, sand yachting, bicycle paths, golf, horse riding, thermal spas, gastronomy and boating, you are going to enjoy it !

Building a nurturing and supportive learning environment includes promoting intercultural encounters and exchanges, active language training and opportunities to discover the culture of our region and its varied majestic coastline.

French course and cultural visits to discover the Atlantic coast

La Rochelle

French course and cultural visits to discover the Atlantic coast

La Roche Courbon castle

French course and cultural visits to discover the region

Lighthouse of La Coubre

When you come to the CAREL, you benefit from…

…the experience of a school created in 1966 by the University of Poitiers and the Town of Royan.

…the professionalism of a school certifiedQualité FLE

a multicultural environment: French and foreign students from all over the world can interact on a daily basis

the experstise of a teaching team composed of National Education teachers of University graduates with internationally recognized degrees.

…equipment dedicated to language teaching

Online test

Assess your level in the target language