Like most language schools, at France Langue we have activity officers who are responsible for arranging the activities calendar. Here’s their feedback on student activities.
Organising student activities is important because activities give them opportunities to practice French and to meet other people. Student activities also keep them busy during their stay so that they fully enjoy their trip.
Student activities have a strong impact on the students’ satisfaction, hence can impact their overall impression on their trip.
Since student activities are carefully chosen, thus they represent the atmosphere of the school and make the difference between one school from another.
When organizing student activities, one of the key challenge is to meet most of the students’ needs. Indeed, each student has their own preferences and interests. The second challenge is to find an activity which will imply exchanges between the people and encourage them to practice their French. Also, activities shouldn’t be too expensive and have to be worthy of their prices
Lately, students are looking for original and thrilling activities (for example the guided visits of the neighborhoods in Paris like Belleville or a visit to the Catacombs), which can let them discover things they didn’t know about, especially related to the local culture. Activities like the cooking classes or the workshop “make your own perfume” is always also very popular among our students in Paris.