Learn French in La Rochelle - France

inlingua, open all year round, offering courses for young people, students and adults.

General Conditions of Sale

Enrolment on 'French as a Foreign Language Course', organised by inlingua, is without exception subject to the following General Conditions.

The participants of inlingua courses agree to follow their courses and adhere to inlingua 's internal regulations.


The General Conditions define the obligations of each party and clarify the role of inlingua and the service that the client has chosen to be provided with.


At the time of enrolment, if the participant is under the age of 18, the contract must be signed by a parent or legal guardian, who must also provide full contact details.


inlingua accepts enrolments via one of its overseas representatives, via website or by post. A valid proof of identity will be required at the beginning of the stay for all participants from within the European Union. For all participants from outside of the European Union, in addition to valid proof of identity, a visa covering the duration of your stay will be also be required.

 3.1 Minors

All students under the age of 18 at the beginning of the course must provide, in addition to the documents stipulated in article 2, authorisation from a legal representative as well as a copy of their insurance.

 3.2 Foreign Participants

If the duration of stay exceeds three months, participants coming from outside of the European Union will be subject to specific conditions of admission.  It is the participants' responsibility to carry out any necessary administration in order to obtain their student visa.

 3.3 Final Enrolment

Once payment and enrolment fees have been received, each student will be provided with:

  • A confirmation of payment
  • A confirmation of enrolment including dates of the stay
  • A confirmation of accommodation, including contact information for the chosen accommodation.

These documents will be required when requesting a visa from the French Consulate.


 All amounts due with regards to administration fees, courses, activities or accommodation must be paid in Euros.

All bank charges are to be paid by the client.


 All fees pertaining to study or those annexed in this document are to be paid as follows:

  • By bank card (Visa, Mastercard or Eurocard)
  • By bank transfer to inlingua's bank account (Please ensure that the participant's surname is clearly referenced on the transfer)

A deposit of 25% of the total amount is due at the time of booking.

The remaining balance is due to inlingua at lease 4 weeks prior to the start of the course. If the balance has not been paid prior to arrival, students are asked to settle any outstanding payments on the first day of the course. The school will produce a clear document stating the amount owed.


A participant who fails to be present for their course forfeits any right to defer.

No classes, nor any other service are provided by inlingua on bank holidays.  Any hours missed owing to bank holidays will be added onto either preceding or following days.


The participant or legal representative may, in writing, cancel enrolment prior to the start of the course without giving any justification or reason.

If this letter is received by inlingua 30 days* prior to the start of the course, all payments already paid to inlingua will be refunded with the exception of enrolment fees up to the amount of 150 Euros if accommodation fees are included, or 80 Euros for all enrolments not including accommodation.

If notification is received by inlingua between 30 and 15 days prior to the start of the course, you will be charged a cancellantion fee of 10% of the total amount (minimum 150 Euros)

If notification is received by inlingua less than 14-3 days prior to the start of the course, you will be charged a cancellation fee of 20% of the total amount (minimum 300 Euros)

If notification is received less than 3 days prior to the start of the course, no refund will be made.

Any reimbursements will be made 4 weeks after receipt of the cancellation letter.

With our personalised accommodation service, it is possible that some rentals are booked with one of our partnered estate agencies. In these cases, clients are asked to pay for the entirety of the rental at least 30 days prior to their arrival. If the stay is cancelled, certain agencies do not refund the amount to the client. Other agencies offer a cancellation insurance which guarantees that clients are reimbursed in specific cases, and some reimburse the total amount. inlingua will provide the necessary information relative to this when the reservation is made.

*Cancellation conditions are effective from the first working day that the email or letter is received

 7.1 Cancellation or Deferment by inlingua

If it becomes necessary for inlingua cancel or defer one or more courses, an offer of deferment will be offered.  If the participant refuses this offer, inlingua will honour the stay and courses subscribed to by the participant.


inlingua takes no responsibility for accidents, loss or theft of money or personal items, or of damage or injury to any student.

inlingua advises that travel insurance be taken out, covering cancellation fees and repatriation costs, as well as civil responsibility. inlingua can provide such an insurance cover. Insurance premiums are not included in the costs of the stay, but must be settled separately and are non-refundable.


Photos of students taken during lessons or excursions can be used by inlingua for promotional material (brochures, internet site, social media) unless the student or their legal representative informs us, in writing, that they do not give permission.


In event of a participant failing to adhere to the inlingua's internal regulations, the inlingua management reserve the right to end the course without warning.

Each accommodation option carries its own rules, in particular when staying with a host family for whom you will receive the rules and general behaviour expectations where applicable.


For all participants under the age of 18, parental permission is required.  This can be downloaded from our website.


French Tribunal will be able to resolve any dispute arising from the interpretation or execution of this contract. Only French Law is applicable.


If a host family cancels or withdraws from the program, inlingua will do everything in their power to find an alternative solution. If no other solution is available, inlingua will reimburse the lessons pro rata.


Our brochures

Online reading
inlingua complete brochure

2019 Price list

2019 Calendar

Download Brochure PDF
inlingua complete brochure