Linguistic Stays and Exchange Programmes in ASB

“Irreplaceable experiences giving opportunities to progress in mastering a foreign language” Languages are not studied “in vacuo”. As students progress in their knowledge of English, we also aim to teach them an appreciation of English speaking countries’ cultures.
It is difficult, to say the least, to master a foreign language without spending some time in a country where it is spoken. This is why we offer 4 linguistic exchanges and a 1 week long stay. We ask that students spend a minimum of 3 weeks in an English speaking country in the span of their studies. We consider this to be a minimum requirement; students who want to improve will spend a longer time.
The trips on offer, from 4e to 2nd, allow for the discovery of culture and language of a country.

The Isle of Wight in Englandasb-wright

Set on the Isle of Wight in England, this is a week long stay and a strong moment in language learning for 5e students in ASB.
Students are accomodated in a pedagogical centre for a full week during which they have lessons and activities, all in English of course: seashore life, survival skills, visit of Carisbrooke Castle, of Bonchurch …



Oundle School in Englandasb-oundle

An exchange is organised for 4e students with Oundle School in England. Each year, English students come to France to spend a week with host families.
A tailormade programme is set for our visitors with French lessons, provided by St-Charles teachers, and theme visits.
Then our students are hosted for a week in July by their British correspondents’ families, along their with ASB teachers.
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This exchange is offered to 2nd students. They are hosted in Connecticut families, take part in American life and attend classes with their correspondents.
Prior to this, linked to the theme “Discovering Independence and Liberty”, students visit New York city, Ellis Island and Liberty Island, The Metropolitan Museum, The Rockfeller Center “Top of the Rock” as well as Washington DC, the Capitol and its Obelisk.



 Adelaide (South Australia)asb-adelaide

This exchange is offered to 2nd students. For a full month, students live in immersion in Australian families and attend classes with their correspondents at Marryatvill High School. They discover Australian life and culture, its fauna and flora along with its wonderful landscapes through organised trips.
Programme: Kangaroo Island, Immigration museum, Art Galery, Adelaide’s National Museum …
In turn, Australian students come to France in December. They visit Paris and Orleans. They experience Christmas Holiday celebrations with their French host families.
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 Melbourne (Victoria)asb-melbourne

This exchange is offerd to 3e students. They spend the month of July with Australian host families and then welcome their correspondents in September. After ten days of holiday with their host family, during which they take part in Australian life, students attend classes with their correspondents at St-Kevin’s High School and visit Melbourne.
Programme: Immigration museum, NGV (National Gallery of Victoria), Cook’s cottage, Melbourne Museum, Philip Island …
Melbourne correspondents come to Orleans every two years. They visit the city and the Loire Castles.
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For each one of those trips, students are required to fill a logbook in which they write about their visits, feelings, activities … These exchanges are real opportunities for our students to open up to the world, discover and live another way of life. They remain magical, extraordinary and unforgettable memories for each participant.