Linguistic and Cultural Summer Trip to France


A number of families approached us with a request for an overseas camp. We are glad to announce that we have organized a trip to France to participate in a linguistic camp with intensive classes. Lessons are matched with an entire series of cultural, recreational, and sports activities as well as excursions to sites and museums led by a team of dynamic educators. Therefore, we are collecting information and your response would be appreciated.

WHAT:
Bay Language Academy is organizing a linguistic trip to France, in partnership with our overseas French school
The Linguistic Trip for Summer of 2016 is a tailor-made program providing a total immersion cultural stay.

WHO:
Open to Bay area students 10 to 17 years old who want to learn or perfect their language skills (you do not need to attend our classes to participate). Students from all levels (from no to little exposure - advanced levels) are welcome. The linguistic trip is an immersion to French along with bilingual cultural, hands-on activities and lessons lead by a team of professional teachers.

LANGUAGES:
Beside the French learned in classrooms settings, they will also have hours of informal French learning.
Our group will be divided into small classes based on their individual level and ability, which will allow them to maximize their language acquisition.

ACTIVITIES:
Intensive learning in a classroom-setting combined with cultural activities, as the program does not stop at the classroom door. Students will be exposed to the French culture and they will spend time with native French speakers through cultural immersion. Several activities will allow students to expand their learning opportunities even after they exit the campus, including cultural (historic monuments and museums), recreational, and sports activities to choose from (see options below) with excursions led by a team of dynamic educators. Cultural activities might include, but not limited to, some of the following:

- The Château de Versailles,
- A cruise on the Seine,
- The Cathédrale de Chartres,
- The Tour Eiffel,
- The Champs Elysées,
- The Musée du Louvre,
- The Quartier Latin and Notre Dame,
- The Opéra Garnier,
- The Musée d’Orsay,
- The Opéra Bastille,
- The Parc and Château de Vincennes,
- The Sacré Coeur and the village de Montmartre,
- The Musée Rodin,
- The Parc of the Bois de Boulogne,

WHERE:
Students will be staying at a 148-acres international linguistic campus providing them with an enjoyable and engaging environment, combining learning and fun.
INCLUDES:
- Round trip transportation from and to Charles De Gaulle airport,
- Lodging within the campus,
- Meals (breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner),
- Sports. Options are: Tennis, Karting, Golf on Green, swimming, basket-ball,....
- General supervision
- Transportation to excursions and touristic activities
- Outdoor Activities
- Additional activities. Options are: Arts, piano, horse back riding
- Field trips & excursions (entrance to museums,..)
- Intensive French language classes at a frequency of 20h per week

TO GET TO PARIS:
The direct round-trip to and from Paris will be booked through a local travel agency (direct flights operated by United Airlines or Air France). Prices will depend on the number of how early we will book the flights.

The 14 days immersion program includes:
Initial meeting + assessment test before departure + Escort from SFO airport to the French campus with the group + lodging + meals + transportation within France + intensive language classes + field trips + world-renowned excursions + sport activities.

After completion of the survey below (click "continue"), you will be invited to a presentation. All students enrolled must attend an initial orientation. They will also be assessed before departure to assign them to the most appropriate classroom group once in France. Specific information will be then presented to parents and students with a packing list and other relevant information necessary to make this linguistic adventure memorable.

Essia Bouzamondo-Bernstein, Ph.D
Bay Language Academy
2201 Harbor Bay Parkway
Alameda, CA 94502
http://www.BayLanguages.com
510-306-4BAY (4229)