Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions



  • How do I book my French courses and my accommodation?

You can book directly through our website, by phone or directly at school.

  • How can I pay for the deposit, courses and accommodation ?

Deposit is payable by bank transfer only. For outstanding balance, we accept payment by bank transfer, credit card (at school) or cash.

  • What is the minimum age for students?

Students must be 18 to enroll.



  • Do I need a visa to come to France?

It depends on your nationality. For a stay of less than 3 months, a tourist visa is usually sufficient. Please contact the French consulate or embassy in your country for more detailed information on this subject.

  • If I need a visa, can SOFI 64 help me with my application?

Yes, as soon as we receive full payment for your stay, we will send you a stamped and signed booking confirmation as well as your host family information. These documents shall be presented with the invoice to the French Embassy. If your visa is refused, your money will be returned less the non-refundable process fee (75 euros).



  • What time should I be at school on my first day?

 Your first day at SOFI 64 will start at 9.00.

  • What should I bring with me on the first day of school?

Please bring with you a pen and a notebook. If you registered to our « French & Surf » program, you should also bring some sunscreen, a beach towel and a bathing-suit.

  • Which languages do you speak at school?

French, English, Spanish, German and Basque.

We have 5 spacious and bright classrooms. Our school has a beautiful private terrace with tables, chairs and umbrellas. In our kitchen, there is a coffee machine and a kettle for your organic coffee and tea available at school. To practice your French skills after class, French books and French language DVDs are available in our small library.

  • Will I have access to the Internet at SOFI 64?

Yes. You will have access to the Internet through our WIFI.



  • Which languages are used during the courses?

French and only French!

  • How many students will there be in my class?

Each class is limited to 8 students. Minimum number of students in a group is 2.

  • How old will the other students be?

We welcome students of almost all ages (18 and +). However, the average age of our students is between 25-35.

You can start on any Monday. Full beginners must start on specific dates (one Monday per month).

  • Can I combine or change courses?

Yes, subject to availability ! For instance, it is possible to book one week of “French & Surf” and another week of “French & Yoga“.