FAQ

Do you run courses all year round?

Our young learner programme is available during the school holiday periods.

Do you run private courses for individuals?

We run immersion courses for individuals and couples.

What is the minimum and maximum duration of a stay?

The minimum duration is one week. There is no maximum stay. On average, students stay two to four weeks.

If I stay for more than one week do I have to pay for an extra night of accommodation?

No. 7 nights accommodation are provided for the same price.

How many students do you take per week and what is the student to teacher ratio?

We take a maximum of 8 students per week, and the student to teacher ratio is strictly 4:1.

When should I provide my arrival details?

As soon as your journey is booked and confirmed, you should inform us of the date and time of arrival.

I want to book the ferry from France. Who should I contact?

JLA organises a free chaperone service to and from St Malo. David organises everything and there is no need to book your own boat tickets. Please email for more information.
Condor Ferries (St Malo-Jersey) or Manche Iles Express (Granville-Jersey)

I am travelling from Switzerland. Who should I contact?

Blue Islands Airways fly direct to Jersey from Zurich. please check their website for current flight information. Please also try: British Airways, Air Berlin & Flybe.

I am travelling from Germany. Who should I contact?

Please try: British Airways, Air Berlin & Flybe.

Do I have to arrive in Jersey on a Sunday and depart on a Saturday?

Our weeks normally run from Sunday to Saturday to allow us time to prepare for the next students. We remain flexible to fit in with plane/boat schedules. Please do ask.

Who will pick me/my child up on arrival?

You will be met by David or your host family at the airport or ferry terminal, and taken to your home for the week.

What happens on the Sunday of arrival?

You will be met by David at the harbour and taken to the Adventure Camp to enjoy a nutritions evening meal before the start of lessons on Monday morning.

What is arranged for the evenings and weekends?

Adventure Camp accommodation includes weekend entertainment and activities if you are staying more than one week.

If I send my children to Jersey, how much supervision will they receive outside of English lesson and activity time?

This is arranged on an individual basis. We communicate with families and provide the necessary level of supervision for your child. If desired, children may spend the whole week under our supervision taking part in all of our family activities outside of the JLA programme. The JLA holiday programme for young learners is a busy programme and students normally have only one afternoon free to explore the island, or do some souvenir shopping.

Will my child have to take the bus in Jersey?

JLA has its own minibus but it is sometimes necessary for students to use the local bus service to get to and from a central meeting point. Younger students who are not used to travelling by public transport will be picked up and dropped off by David or their host family. We ask parents to budget for £15 per week for bus journeys, just in case.

How do students stay in contact with home?

Host family contact details are provided. You are welcome to call your child. David can always be contacted by telephone or email during the week.

What do I need to bring with me?

All lesson materials are provided, including text books, grammar reference books and dictionaries. You should bring a pen and A4 note book for your studies. For our activity programmes, all specialist equipment is provided, but you should bring swimwear and a pair of trainers or similar footwear for going in the water. A waterproof jacket and warm clothing is essential. Although Jersey has a lovely climate it does still rain at times!
For the Adventure Camp, all you need to bring is a sleeping bag and pillow case.

How much spending money will my child need?

Our course fees include everything apart from a little spending money for things like the cinema, ice creams, extra snacks and shopping!

Are special meals possible?

Meals at the Adventure Camp are tasty and nutritious and we aim to cater for any special dietary needs. Please just tell us your requirements.

Do I have to choose my activities before my arrival in Jersey?

Activities are arranged according to the weather and sea conditions, but we ask you to specify a preference on your reservation form so that we can try and fulfill your wishes.

What safety provisions are in place for Jersey Language Adventure students?

Our Health and Safety management system ensures that we maintain the highest possible standards when it comes to first aid, fire precautions, sanitation, accommodation, staff training and assessment, risk assessments, and insurance. For more information please refer to our Health and Safety page.

Do I need insurance?

Students are required to take out their own travel insurance. JLA is not responsible for delayed or cancelled boats to and from France.

Iʼm coming to Jersey, can I visit your school prior to booking a course?

Of course, you are very welcome to stop by Davidʼs home to meet the family and to discuss your participation in our courses.


Please call David on +44(0)1534 610153 or email

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