When their little cheat fails, Alain and Jean Pierre fail their final high-school exams in English. Their parents deny them their planned vacation to the French Riviera and send them instead to Ramsgate in England, to improve their English. However many other parents had the same idea, so they meet more of their own than English folks and end up more at beach parties than in class. Only with the girls they seem to have no luck, although they desperately try... Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
I have been on language courses in England twice, and was amazed to see such a lot of parallels to the movie - the pupils meet more other pupils from back home and learn more English at parties or on the beach.
One thing is missing: everything is described from the view of the pupils, but for the teachers such a course also is an adventure! What about my personal experience: a pupil mugged, another one caught shoplifting, an 18-year-old girl goes away for a dirty weekend (at the same time a sexual predator is around in town) - and all this in three weeks!
It could have been fascinating to write a sequel for this movie - from the teachers' point of view!
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