SUMMER HOLIDAY COURSES
TYPICAL FORMAT OF A TEN-DAY SUMMER COURSE
TYPICAL FORMAT OF A TEN-DAY SUMMER COURSE
- Sunday: Arrival. Teaching sessions arranged according to arrival times. Dinner en famille at Le Grand Osier, followed by games and/or songs.
- Monday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. classroom session. Lunch en famille followed by an introductory project in Dinan. On return, discussion of project followed by homework and one-to-one sessions as appropriate. Dinner at a local restaurant.
- Tuesday: As Monday, with afternoon expedition to a museum. Dinner at Le Grand Osier.
- Wednesday: As Monday, with afternoon expedition to Chateaubriand’s chateau in Combourg. Dinner at a local restaurant.
- Thursday: Classroom session 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. followed by visit to Dinan market (with project). Lunch at Le Grand Osier followed by classroom session 2.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. Homework (and one-to-one sessions) as usual; dinner at Le Grand Osier.
- Friday: As Monday, with afternoon project in Saint Malo. Dinner at a local restaurant.
- Saturday: As Monday, with free time or afternoon expedition depending on weather. Dinner at Le Grand Osier.
- Sunday: lie-in; optional attendance to Mass in local parish church. After lunch, classroom session 2.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. followed by homework (and one-to-one sessions) as usual. Dinner at Le Grand Osier.
- Monday: As previous Monday, with afternoon treasure hunt in Dinan. Dinner at a local restaurant.
- Tuesday: As Monday, with afternoon visit to Léhon abbey and monastry. Walk along the Rance towpath. End-of-course celebration at Le Grand Osier, with dinner and entertainment.
- Wednesday: Departures. Teaching sessions arranged according to departure times.
“As Helen says, it was hard work but the sheer range of activities, both at Le Grand Osier and out and about made it feel like a holiday!”
At the end of each course, a course journal is written and sent to each student, each student’s parents, and each student’s teachers at school, together with an account on the progress each student made during the week.
“Thank you for your letter including the report on Josephine’s fortnight with you, and the Course Journal which I found most interesting. What a lot you fitted in!”
To be announced. If you would like early notice of our dates, please send us an email.
Please refer to our travel pages for details on how to get to us, bearing in mind that the information on these pages is pre-Covid and that not all the travel options may be available.
Please go to the links at the bottom of this page for forms to download and complete.
2022 COURSE FEES
The all-inclusive course fee is £1500.
There are no hidden “extras” while the students are at Le Grand Osier. The course price includes:
- all tuition in class,
- all individual tuition,
- the course book,
- all teaching materials,
- all projects and expeditions, including entry fees to exhibitions, concerts and other events,
- accommodation and full board (including dinners in restaurants),
- the alcoholic beverages (beer, cider or wine) which accompany lunch and dinner.
- tea, coffee, soft drinks, fresh fruit and biscuits stocked in the students’ house, to which the students may freely help themselves.
- all transfers to and from Dinard airport, Rennes airport, Saint Malo ferry port and Dol-de-Bretagne railway station.
- a full report on work covered in class and all projects and expeditions (the course journal) as well as an individual report on the progress of each student, sent to parents, the student and the student’s school.
Please telephone or send an email to check the availability of places.
When you have reserved a place by telephone or email, please complete the booking form and send this to us. We will consider this a firm booking, even though we will not be taking deposits until such time as it is clear that both the French and the British government Covid-related travel restrictions have eased enough to allow travel.
Once you have paid your deposit, in the event of your cancellation, the deposit will only be refunded if we subsequently manage to fill the cancelled place.
Caroline and Richard Tracey,
Le Grand Osier,
- French landline: (00) 33 296 83 37 79
- UK mobile: 07971 882627
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Or contact us using the form on the contacts page.
Students’ Information Sheet – Students must read this page very carefully before committing themselves to come on a course with us.
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