This is a programme which enables ‘A’ Level students, who are proficient in the French Language, the opportunity to practise their language skills in the French workplace. Ardmore Educational Travel has close links in France through our Partners to a wide variety of businesses and can place students in many different sectors of industry such as: tourism, hospitality and catering, childcare, administration, retail and the leisure.
Students will stay with a French host family enabling them to enjoy the French way of life and practise their language skills in a home environment as well as in the workplace. Students will be placed according to the work experience location and will be accommodated in single placements in host families. Students will be allocated varying tasks to carry out within the workplace. Due to the length of stay, the students will not be asked to carry out any tasks that are particularly complicated and will be given work that will give them a taste of life in a French workplace. (NB Students placed in schools and shops may not work on Monday or Wednesday.)
In our experience the best time to take this trip is just before your students’ exams. Hugely beneficial in building confidence and allowing your students to practise their French in an authentic environment.
Our programmes (based on a minimum of 8 students plus 1 group leader) include:
- Meet and Greet and transfers in destination
- Half board accommodation in host families (breakfast & dinner)
- Work Placement
- Local public transport tickets
- Assistance of Family Liaison Co-ordinator
- Group Insurance
- 24 Emergency Hour Assistance from Ardmore Head Office
* Some placements will be half day shorter based on shop closures and school timetables.