Modern Foreign Languages School Trip To The Opal Coast
A short hop across the channel The Opal Coast is an ideal region for first-time visitors to France.
Excursions to a local boulangerie and a chocolate maker are great opportunities for students to practise their French.
We can help with any language you are interested in teaching, with popular options including Spanish, Mandarin or German.
Practicing French at a local market
Discovering how chocolates are made at a small manufacturer
Baking bread at a boulangerie
Meeting the sea lions at Nausicaa Sea Centre
*Please note, entrance fees where applicable are not included in typical price – contact us for more details
Students can use their French-speaking skills to buy goods and souvenirs at a local market. They will experience the different types of produce on sale in a French Market whilst practising and building their vocabulary.
A trip to a traditional French bakery lets pupils learn about the complete process of bread making. Students can actively participate and eat in or take away what they help to create. This tour is worthwhile just for the smell alone, but there are also great opportunities to ask the baker some questions in French
The area surrounding the river Somme saw some of the harshest fighting during WWI and has numerous memorials dedicated to those who lost their lives including the trenches at Beaumont Hamel, the Memorial to the Missing at Thiepval, the Lochnagar Crater and museums at Albert and Peronne.
Students gain an insight into the production of cocoa and how it is made into chocolate at this popular artisan Chocolate manufacturer. There is a chance to taste some samples and buy presents. Guided tours are in English or French and hold educational value for language and business studies groups.
This snail farm is dedicated to rearing the traditional French delicacy ‘les escargots’. An educational tour of the farm includes an audio-visual presentation and a taste test! Open mid-April to October.
Family run sweet manufacturer in Berck sur Mer offering a demonstration of the sweet- manufacturing process. Students learn about the sweets that are on-sale throughout the region with a chance for a tasting and to buy the Finished product.
The largest fishing port in France this lively town has weekly markets on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. The historic old town retains its ramparts, a castle museum and the impressive Notre Dame Basilica. The Nausicaa Centre on the sea-front is popular with groups and indoor swimming and bowling are also available.
Groups get to see a demonstration of the sweet making process and receive a sample of the produce at this small factory in Boulogne. There is an opportunity to buy presents to take home!
Nausicaa in Boulogne presents an underwater world and displays a variety of sea creatures and explores the threats to the marine environment. Students can find out more about deep sea fishing, basking sharks and stingrays and there are lots of educational and hands-on exhibits.
An attractive Belle Epoque stylish sea-side resort Le Touquet has a wide sandy beach, shopping and a busy twice weekly market on Thursday and Saturday mornings. The Aqualud Water Park on the seafront is an indoor and outdoor water leisure complex with slides and waves.
This huge undercover leisure pool comes complete with slides, waves and rides that spit you out at 75kms an hour! Further pools and more slides can be enjoyed outside in the summer months. Seasonal opening times.
Bagatelle is a well established theme park with many rides and attractions including: log flumes, rafting, roller-coasters, shows and a small zoo. This is a great place for students to relax and unwind, especially if the weather is good. Seasonal Opening.
The immense bunker was built during WWII as a V2 rocket base with the intention of sending rockets to destroy London. A History centre inside the bunker has exhibitions on the V2, the French Resistance and a Memorial to those deported by the Nazis from the region. V2 technology was later used in space technology and a separate 3 D planetarium with state of the art technology is now open at the La Coupole site.
Located to the north of St Omer in the Eperleques Forest this is the largest bunker in northern France. The facility was built by the Germans in WWII as an assembly plant and launch pad for their secret V1 and V2 weapons. The technology developed for these weapons was later used in the space programme.
A great opportunity to visit a goat cheese farm. The visit takes place in French with a chance to meet and learn about the goats and an opportunity for students to ask questions. The group then moves inside to learn about the cheese-making process and to taste the produce.
The best place to learn French is in France and we can arrange language lessons at a local language school with a native speaker. The lessons give students a chance to work on grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Afterwards, students can use what they have learnt in a real context.
Why groups like it:
Why groups like it:
Why groups like it:
- Implement their language skills developed at school into a real-world situation
- Develop their language listening skills to respond to instructions
- Recognise vocabulary when translating local information
- Develop fluency through practising their conversational skills
- Further their interest and enthusiasm for the country and its language
Students will have had an opportunity to:
- Understand the value of learning another language
- Test and challenge their own abilities through real-world experiences
- Discover more about the French people and culture
- Gain practical skills that can be transferred to the classroom
- Use appropriate vocabulary and pronunciation through communicating with locals