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Every course starts on Monday from April 2nd to August 20th, 2023 16-18 years old

Registrations for the LC preparation course are based on the level of the student. Students must reach a B1 or higher to be able to participate in this program. Once you have made your booking, you will receive the link for a test.  Please focus on this test as it is important for us to place you in the correct class. Students who are not at this level can study our general course. This can be found on our website under 'General Course'. BMA will contact you to give you the results. There will be 25 lessons per week that will focus on the four core skills for the test: listening, reading, speaking, and writing. This develops students’ confidence to apply the methods and techniques necessary under exam conditions. During these sessions, the teacher will focus on oral communication, grammar, vocabulary as well as cultural topics depending on students’ needs and requirements. Students will study past exam papers, and practice in exam conditions under the guidance of a teacher. Teachers will provide constructive advice about exam preparation techniques including stress management. There will be some general course time as well to review the foundations of the French language, so students are more comfortable with speaking in day-to-day life whilst staying in Biarritz. There will also be a more relaxed day on Wednesdays, watching movies and doing group role-play activities. Below is an example of what a day will look like, 5 classes a day. The afternoons are off to focus on outdoor/cultural/social activities. Students can stay for more than a week, as each week there will be different LC tests being reviewed. All school materials are provided, so bring whatever other essentials you may need.

25 Leaving Cert Preparation classes will take place from Monday to Friday, 9:00 am - 13:15 pm - each week

   Lesson 1   Lessons 2 and 3   Lessons 4 and 5 

Reviewing the foundation of the French language: general grammar, oral, comprehension, etc 


Living Cert focus: Each week the students will study a full exam from start to finish. Each lesson
will be dedicated to a part of the test. For example one lesson:
 a sample of a Leaving Certificate skill exam 2019 

 ORAL 1                                                 Living Cert focus: a sample of a Leaving Certificate oral tape scrip exam 2020 


A major part of our Leaving Cert preparation curriculum is centered on study skills. A good comprehension of the subject does not always translate to a good examination performance if the student is unable to note and structure their revision effectively. Our study skills include: stress management, to make students more comfortable in front of an examiner. Concentration and listening skills. Revision and memory aids, effective notes taking, and motivation. The students will be fully prepared to be in front of a board of examiners. These skills can also be translated to other aspects of the student's future schooling endeavors. Our teaching model is based on complete and daily revisions that will allow the student to memorize the essential elements.


  • L Cert 25 lessons per week (9:00 a.m. to 13:15 p.m.)

    + Half board Host Family accommodation (shared room)

    3 surfing sessions + 1 excursion per week

    3 activities + Social program per week

    (Free transfers from Biarritz airport or train station)

  • L Cert 25 lessons per week (9:00 a.m. to 13:15 p.m.)




 42, Avenue Kennedy 64200 BIARRITZ

+33 (0)686 762 181

 Mon-Fri: 9.00-18.00


The school is located between a quiet residential area and a very active shopping center and features seven entirely renovated classrooms in a charming Basque house. Our school is fully equipped with a resource center containing ten computers at your disposal as well as wireless internet.

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-Adults 16+ General course group / Duo or one-to-one course

-Add surfing lessons or various excursions

-Accommodation half board with a host family or with your own accommodation

-Juniors 14/18 General course group / Master class 4 

-Add surfing lessons/ or various activities

-Accommodation half board or full board with a host family.