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GUADELOUPE - French Language & West Indies Culture
 
Guadeloupe
 
 

Sainte-Anne, What’s it like?

Learn French under the Caribbean sun, right by the beach! Discovered in 1493 by Christopher Columbus, this beautiful island has a mountain range and dense rainforest to explore; sandy beaches and coral reefs, Créole culture and a warm, friendly atmosphere. Small group lessons, friendly families and staff, and the relaxing island location make this a special French study vacation.

The School, created in 1994, is centrally located on one of the main streets of Sainte-Anne, two steps from shops, cafés, services, buses and the beach. Study in the comfort of air conditioned classrooms (equipped with TV, video, DVD, CD and tape recorders). There’s also a small library as well as Internet access. The school has the accreditation for Bildungsurlaub (Hamburg) and U.S. student college credits.

Instant E–mail inquiry:

guadeloupe@eduvacations.com

Minimum age:

16

Getting there:

Fly to Pointe-à-Pitre; round trip airport transfers provided to and from Sainte-Anne.

The course prices include:
• airport transfers both on arrival and departure, with a host family stay
• language course and material: files, copies, exercise book
• placement test on the first day
• certificate of attendance
• one study visit weekly as part of the program (distillery, sugar factory, West Indian lunch, drummaker’s workshop)

Program Information
 
Program Details
 
Semi-intensive French
Intensive French
Professional French for Tourism
DELF Preparation & DALF Preparation
Special TEF Preparation Course
Combination French and Kayaking/Hiking
Guadeloupian Creole
Creole Cooking
One-to-One courses
French for Specific Purposes
Special Senior ( students above 50 years old)
 
Special Deals

Special offer when booking at eduVacations:

Choose one of the following:

  1. 5% discount on course price,
  2. 1 free cooking or salsa lesson,
  3. 1 free diving or windsurfing lesson in Sainte-Anne (for students enrolled for more than 1 week),
  4. 1 free extra night in host family or apartment (for students enrolled for more than 2 weeks).
 
Program Information

What People are Saying

“I would really like to do this again. It’s a nice place. I got to try lots of créole dishes; my host was a very good cook. And sometimes we talked until midnight. It helped me so much to improve my language. Plus I went diving, and it was great. It was all better than I expected; for me it was perfect!”  Sonnia, USA

“Two weeks of total immersion was quite an experience… I did learn a lot with only 3-5 students in class. I loved the weather. And the excursions, they really went out of their way to come up with good ones.”  Karen, USA

“We had a wonderful trip, a great time! The family was fantastic. And Marika and her team were really good; I was impressed with them.”  Virginia, her husband, and son, USA

“The beaches were postcard picturesque, the music festival was informative as well as entertaining, and I improved my French. The teachers were competent and helpful. The excursions were very educational and adventurous. I could not have asked for much more in a vacation.”   Patricia, USA

Cultural & Recreational Activities

Sandy white beaches, scuba diving with dolphins, snorkeling, diving, windsurfing, water-skiing, sailing excursions, kayaking, gym classes, horseback riding, museums, concerts. Also scooter, bicycle and car rentals; hikes in the rainforest; Créole cooking classes; dance lessons or drum making and drum playing. Sunday excursions may include: exploring a tropical rain forest (swim in waterfalls, climb a volcano), a banana plantation, or a distillery... visiting the Edgar Clerc Museum of Amerindian Ethnography, a drummaker’s workshop. During the first two weeks of July, the annual Music and Arts Festivals are in full swing.

Accommodation Choices

Host family (room with shared bath or apartment with private entrance and private bath); apartment (with cooking facilities, TV and/or radio, air-conditioning or a fan, terrace and garden view); shared apartment (with cooking facilities, TV and/or radio, air conditioning, shower and garden view); residence (with kitchen, TV, air conditioning, bathroom, terrace with view over the town and the sea); hotel (two or four stars).

All prices are quoted in Euros (€)
(prices are person)

Type

Price per night

Family 1:  room in the family, with shared bath usually

(room, half board)

1-10 weeks:  € 32

after 10 weeks:  € 28.5

Family 2:  apartment with private entrance and
private bath

(apartment, half board)

1-10 weeks:  € 43

after 10 weeks:  € 39.5

Apartment, without meals, garden view, with air conditioning or fan, kitchenette and terrace.

€ 33 (no meals)

Residence with air conditioning, kitchen and terrace.

Garden view:  € 41

Sea view:  € 51

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Program Details
 
Semi-intensive French

20 hours/week (maximum 6 students per class). Acquire a basic knowledge of French or deepen and perfect the knowledge you already have. And have time to relax, explore the island and participate in other activities.
Minimum stay: 1 week.

Semi-intensive French 2004

Start dates:  Every Monday, except beginner courses

Start dates for beginner courses:  05 Jan, 02 Feb, 01 Mar, 05 Apr, 03 May, 01 Jun, 05 Jul, 02 Aug, 06 Sep, 04 Oct, 02 Nov, 29 Nov

All prices are quoted in Euros (€)
(prices are person)

Number
of
Weeks

1

2

3

4

5

6

€ 269

€ 529

€ 762

€ 968

€ 1204

€ 1411

 

7

8

9

10

11

12

€ 1613

€ 1803

€ 1982

€ 2156

€ 2324

€ 2492

Semi-intensive French 2005

Start dates:  Every Monday, except beginner courses

Start dates for beginner courses:  03 Jan, 07 Feb, 07 Mar, 04 Apr, 02 May, 06 Jun, 04 Jul, 01 Aug, 05 Sep, 03 Oct, 07 Nov, 05 Dec

All prices are quoted in Euros (€)
(prices are person)

Number
of
Weeks

1

2

3

4

Each additional
week ’till 12 weeks

€ 290

€ 580

€ 805

€ 1020

€ 250

Deposit = 20% of course price

Airport transfer (roundtrip) = FREE with host family stay; otherwise = € 30 one way

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Intensive French

30 hours/week (maximum 6 students per class). Would you like to benefit from a more complete language course? You’ll have lessons 6 hours/day, instead of 4 hours/day, so you’ll accelerate the language acquisition process for sure.
Minimum stay: 1 week

Intensive French 2004

Start dates:  Every Monday, except beginner courses

Start dates for beginner courses:  03 Jan, 02 Feb, 01 Mar, 05 Apr, 03 May, 01 Jun, 05 Jul, 02 Aug, 06 Sep, 04 Oct, 02 Nov, 29 Nov

All prices are quoted in Euros (€)
(prices are person)

Number
of
Weeks

1

2

3

4

5

6

€ 392

€ 762

€ 1098

€ 1411

€ 1702

€ 1982

 

7

8

9

10

11

12

€ 2246

€ 2492

€ 2733

€ 2974

€ 3214

€ 3455

Intensive French 2005

Start dates:  Every Monday, except beginner courses

Start dates for beginner courses:  03 Jan, 07 Feb, 07 Mar, 04 Apr, 02 May, 06 Jun, 04 Jul, 01 Aug, 05 Sep, 03 Oct, 07 Nov, 05 Dec

All prices are quoted in Euros (€)
(prices are person)

Number
of
Weeks

1

2

3

4

Each additional
week ’till 12 weeks

€ 435

€ 805

€ 1145

€ 1520

€ 375

Deposit = 20% of course price

Airport transfer (roundtrip) = FREE with host family stay; otherwise = € 30 one way

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Professional French for Tourism

40 lessons plus 6 specialization lessons (maximum 8 students per class). Choose from one or more specific subjects according to your interest: Hotel & Catering, Travel Agents, or Guides. In 2 weeks you’ll take 40 lessons focused on developing oral and reading comprehension, vocabulary and grammar. Your private course will provide an overview of different professions within the Tourism field in relationship to Tourism in Guadeloupe. You’ll also have lessons of specialization either in Hotel & Catering, Travel Agency work or in Guide tasks with final field work. The last Friday afternoon there will be the examination in the field work specialty. After the course, you may have the option to do volunteer work in a local restaurant or hotel for a couple of weeks. Level required: intermediate

French for Tourism

2005 start dates:  Start any Monday.

All prices are quoted in Euros (€)
(prices are person)

One-to-One = € 39 per lesson

Deposit = 20% of course price

Airport transfer (roundtrip) = FREE with host family stay; otherwise = € 30 one way

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DELF (Diplôme d’Études en Langue Française) Preparation &
DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française) Preparation

Schedule private lessons to prepare for either exam; or, add private exam prep lessons to a group French course.

DELF Preparation & DALF Preparation

2005 start dates:  Start any Monday.

All prices are quoted in Euros (€)
(prices are person)

One-to-One = € 39 per lesson

Deposit = 20% of course price

Airport transfer (roundtrip) = FREE with host family stay; otherwise = € 30 one way

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Special TEF (Test d’Evaluation de Français) Preparation Course

TEF allows non-native speakers of French to demonstrate their fluency in French when they seek admission in Grandes Écoles or French speaking universities, employment or promotion. The Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry grants a certificate which is widely recognized by business firms and educational institutions. Examination sessions are held monthly, between the 12th and the 19th of every month.
Minimum stay: 2 weeks.

Special TEF (Test d’Evaluation de Français) Preparation Course

2004 start dates for TEF preparation:

19 - 30 Jan
15 - 26 Mar
19 - 30 Jul
13 - 24 Sep
15 - 26 Nov

2004 dates for TEF exams:

31 Jan
27 Mar
29 May
31 Jul
25 Sep
27 Nov

2005 start dates for TEF preparation:

17 - 28 Jan
07 - 18 Mar
16 - 27 May
18 - 29 Jul
19 - 30 Sep
14 - 25 Nov

2005 dates for TEF exams:

29 Jan
19 Mar
28 May
30 Jul
01 Oct
26 Nov

All prices are quoted in Euros (€)
(prices are person)


2 weeks = € 910

Deposit = 20% of course price

Airport transfer (roundtrip) = FREE with host family stay; otherwise = € 30 one way

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Combination French and Kayaking/Hiking

Combine a Semi-intensive General French course (20 hours) with a specific focus on environment, tropical fauna and flora, with 3 days of kayaking and hiking in the National Park with professional guides. Overnight in National Park refuges. Level required: intermediate. Number of participants: 7-12.
Minimum stay: 1 week.

Combination French and Kayaking/Hiking

2004 dates:  26 Apr — 07 May; 28 Jun — 09 Jul; 25 Oct — 05 Nov
2005 dates:  18 Apr — 29 Apr; 02 Jun — 01 Jul; 10 Oct — 21 Oct

All prices are quoted in Euros (€)
(prices are person)


1 week = € 815

Deposit = 20% of course price

Airport transfer (roundtrip) = FREE with host family stay; otherwise = € 30 one way

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Guadeloupian Créole

In 20 lessons discover the basics of the Créole language spoken in Guadeloupe and acquire communicative skills for everyday situations. Learn about the evolution from a pidgin to Créole, the status of Créole beside French language in today’s Guadeloupian society, and oral tradition. You may combine this with a General French course.

Dates:  Please inquire guadeloupe@eduvacations.com.

Guadeloupian Créole

All prices are quoted in Euros (€)
(prices are person)

One-to-One = € 39 per lesson

Deposit = 20% of course price

Airport transfer (roundtrip) = FREE with host family stay; otherwise = € 30 one way

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Combination French and Créole Cooking

Combine 20 hours of French lessons (8:00 - 12:00) with a Créole Cooking course in the early evening. Your chef has a long, active experience in defending the local traditions and a special interest for “L’Art de la Cuisine Créole”. She runs a hotel-restaurant in Sainte-Anne and welcomes students on Wednesday nights for an unforgettable spicy cooking event.
Duration: 1 week.

Combination French and Créole Cooking

2004 dates:  03 — 10 Jan; 06 — 13 Mar; 22 — 29 May; 12 — 19 May; 14 — 21 Jun; 09 — 16 Oct; 11 — 18 Dec

2005 dates:  Upon request, when there is sufficient interest.
Please inquire guadeloupe@eduvacations.com.

All prices are quoted in Euros (€)
(prices are person)


1 week (including hotel) = € 747

Deposit = 20% of course price

Airport transfer (roundtrip) = FREE with host family stay; otherwise = € 30 one way

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One-to-One courses

These are recommended for people with particular linguistic, cultural, and practical needs.
Minimum stay: 1 week

States dates:  Start any Monday.

One-to-One courses

All prices are quoted in Euros (€)
(prices are person)

One-to-One = € 39 per lesson

Deposit = 20% of course price

Airport transfer (roundtrip) = FREE with host family stay; otherwise = € 30 one way

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French for Specific Purposes

Create a program that allows you to examine specific topics, such as Business or Commercial French.
Minimum stay: 1 week

For dates and prices, please inquire: guadeloupe@eduvacations.com.

Special Senior (students above 50 years old)

Enjoy two weeks in a semi-intensive program (6-8 participants) with a special focus on conversation, civilization and cultural discovery. The social program includes: one full day excursion to waterfalls, two half day visits (e.g., distillery, sugar factory), cooking course and two conferences on themes of the Guadeloupian Culture, Ecology, Economy, etc. Special interests: The Carnival (March), Festival of traditional music (July); All Saints Day (October). Minimum level required: intermediate.
Duration: 2 weeks

Dates:

18—29 October 2004
27 February—12 March 2005

03—16 July 2005
23 October—05 November 2005

All prices are quoted in Euros (€)
(prices are person)

Price € 680

Deposit = 20% of course price

Airport transfer (roundtrip) = FREE with host family stay; otherwise = € 30 one way

 
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