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, please join us with our GEMS Enrolments team to our Information Sessions, see schedules below. Please RSVP to or call 600-567771


2 weeks


3 weeks


4 weeks


5 weeks


6 weeks


7 weeks


8 weeks


9 weeks


June 18 – 30

June 18 – July 7

June 18 – July 14

June 18 – July 21

June 18 – July 28

June 18 – August 4

June 18 – August 11

June 18 – August 18

June 25 – July 7

June 25 – July 14

June 25 – July 21

June 25 – July 28

June 25 – August 4

June 25 – August 11


July 2 – 14

July 2 – 21

Jul 2 – 28

July 2 – August 4

July 2 – August 11

July 9 – 21

July 9 – 28

July 9 – August 4

Jul 09 – August 11


July 16 – 28

July 16 – August 4

Jul 16 – August 11

July 23 – August  4

July 23 – August 11


July 30 – August 11


Included in every 3-week placement block

  • 60 hours of French lessons
  • 7 excursions
  • 42 hours of sports
  • 42 hours of social activities

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

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 airportbetween 11am & 1pm ;

¡ CHARLES-DE-GAULLE airport between 11am & 3pm.

Any transfer on another date or time slot will be charged AED934.

Any early arrival or late departure resulting in extra days on campus will be charged AED654 per day.

What will it cost?


2 weeks


3 weeks


4 weeks


5 weeks


6 weeks


7 weeks


8 weeks


9 weeks


Our prices include tuition, full board, outings, cultural trips and transfers. Flight costs are not included.




Time & place


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



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

The exam will be taken on-campus 
in July 24th 2017

Fill in a registration form before end of June 2017

Horse riding

AED164 per hour

Booking upon arrival, 
depending on availability.


Discovery flight: AED467/flight

Flight & training: AED5,369/10 classes



 Deposit: A AED4,668 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).

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

Security Deposit: A AED1,400 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.


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.


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: 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).
Exclusion: 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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