French Summer Language Programme

Learn and progress in French this summer at Ecole des Roches

What is the Ecole des Roches Summer French Language Programme?

Every summer during June, July and August, Ecole des Roches organises its esteemed “French as a Foreign Language” programme for students from all around the world, using its proven “ROCHES FLE” method. Ideally situated in historic Normandy about an hour from Paris, the programme provides a total immersion in French culture, including visits in ancient Paris, Versailles and the “châteaux de la Loire”, team sports and a great array of social activities to help students achieve exceptional linguistic progress.

Who is the programme for?

The summer schools is designed for students who wish to learn or improve their linguistic skills in French, regardless of their level.

Ecole des Roches offers summer courses of 2,3,4,5,6,7,8 or 9 weeks to French or foreign students from 8 to 18 years old.

The presence of teachers and House Masters fluent in French assist with the development of language skills.

Also, the presence of 400 pupils of 40 nationalities encourages intercultural exchanges.

Educational Programme

  • 20 hours of French courses weekly
  • 3 excursions weekly
  • 14 hours of sports or social activities weekly
  • Final assessment
  • Educational report
  • Certificate in the chosen language

The key features of the programme

  • Language placement assessment on the first day
  • Small teaching groups average 12 students, with each appropriate to students age and level of French proficiency
  • Acquisition of written and oral skills
  • Daily multi-activity options to get valuable linguistic practice. These includes tennis, aerobics, football, basketball, swimming, badminton, French cooking, jewelry workshops, the ‘Ms and Mr Roches’ election and much more
  • French speaking teachers
  • Full board and accommodation in spacious Norman-style houses. Bedroom capacities range from 2 to 8 per room. Fully catered with a range of dietary options

To know more, you can attend any of the Information Sessions taking place at the below locations, or alternatively please contact:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 600-567771


Weekly Programme

Outings on Tuesdays and Thursdays are accompanied and guided by teachers or house parents.
AM Breakfast   Breakfast   Breakfast Breakfast  
Language Lessons Language Lessons Language Lessons Language Lessons
Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
PM Language Lessons Excursion Language Lessons Excursion Language Lessons Sports competition Excursion or fair
Afternoon snacks Afternoon snacks Afternoon snacks  
Language Lessons Language Lessons Language Lessons  
Sports Sports Sports  
Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
Sports Sports Sports Disco

Sample of Excursion

  • Disneyland Paris
  • Rouen
  • Castles: Chenonceau or Versailles
  • Deauville or D-Day beaches
  • Paris: Pleasure boats / Eiffel Tower
  • Zoo of Cerza
  • Paris: Museums Orsay, Louvre or Rodin
  • Paris shopping: Champs Elysees or Boulevard Haussman

Dates and Fares

Arrivals are scheduled on Sundays and departures on Fridays. The school reserves the right to suspend, cancel or alter programmes if attendance does not meet minimum requirement.

Clasique Programme

2 weeks

(AED 14,300)

3 weeks

(AED 20,592)

4 weeks

(AED 26,780)

5 weeks

(AED 32,344)

6 weeks

(AED 37,804)

June 17 – June 29

June 17 – July 06

June 17 – July 13

June 17 – July 20

June 17 – July 27

July 01 – July 13

July 01 - July 20

July 01 – July 27

July 01 – August 03

July 01 – August 10

July 15 – July 27

July 15 - August 03

July 15 – August 10

July 15 – August 17

July 15 – August 24

July 29 – August 08

July 29 – August 08

July 29 – August 24



August 12 - August 24




7 weeks

(AED 42,380)

8 weeks

(AED 46,800)

9 weeks

(AED 52,000)

10 weeks

(AED 57,200)

June 17 – August 03

June 17 – August 10

June 17 – August 17

June 17 – August 24

July 01 – August 17

July 01 – August 24


Optional Extras



Time & place


T.C.F. French Language Proficiency Test for students aged 14 & above.


AED 730

(Includes registration fees, training & diploma posting by mail)

The exam will be taken on-campus on July 23rd 2018

Fill in a registration form before end of June 2018

Horse riding

Contact Us

Booking upon arrival, depending on availability.

Payment Methods


A AED 5,200 deposit is required to confirm your reservation. The balance is due maximum 3 weeks before the beginning of the stay. You can pay by wire transfer or credit card (Visa & MasterCard).


The deposit will not be refunded if cancellation happens within 3 weeks before the beginning of the stay.

Security Deposit

A AED 1,560 security deposit is required to cover possible unexpected expenses (medical expenses, damages to the school’s equipment or special transfer from/to the airport). This security deposit will be secured by a pre-authorisation on your credit card. Any amount charged on the credit card will be announced in advance by email to the card owner.

Airport Transfers


Sundays only


Fridays only

Teachers and supervisors welcome students at the airport arrival exit with a board sign « Ecole des Roches » for flights arriving at:

  • ORLY airport between 10am & 1pm
  • CHARLES-DE-GAULLE airport between 10am & 3pm

Teachers and supervisors will accompany students back to the airport and help them proceed with check-in formalities for flights leaving from:

  • ORLY airport between 11am & 1pm
  • CHARLES-DE-GAULLE airport between 11am & 3pm

Any transfer on another date or time slot will be charged AED 1,040

Any early arrival or late departure resulting in extra days on campus will be charged AED 730 per day.


Students are asked to bring the following items: underwear, trousers or skirts, tee-shirts, warm sweater, raincoat, pyjamas, hand and bath towels, swimsuit, toilet bag. For sports activities, make sure to have indoor sports shoes, tennis or ping pong racket & balls. If necessary, do prepare horse riding outfit: trousers and boots.

For the Language & Etiquette Programme, students are required to bring a proper attire (jacket, trousers, white shirt & tie for young men; suit, blouse and scarf).

The school will provide laundry service, provided student’s outfit is properly marked.

Accommodation & Food

Participants are accommodated on-campus in big traditional Normandy houses, in 2 to 8-persons bedrooms, supervised by housemasters. Meals are taken together in the school’s restaurant. On excursion days, meals are adapted to the venue: either picnic or fast-food.

Safety & Regulations


The school’s campus is guarded day and night. Young participants are supervised and monitored 24h a day by adults (housemasters, teachers, or instructors, 1 adult per 10 students on average).


Tobacco, alcohol, illegal substances, and theft are strictly forbidden at École des Roches. Any transgression will be punished by immediate exclusion of the student.

How do I register/Who do I contact?

Registration can be made through the GEMS Enrolment Centre, please see details below:

GEMS Enrolment Centre Location

GEMS Wellington International School

Sheikh Zayed Road

P.O. Box 8607, Dubai, UAE

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