One-to-one French courses in total immersion in France
My name is Janet and I have over 35 years of experience in language teaching to adults. I am British, bilingual, English and French, and have been living in France since 1981. My husband Daniel is French. He’s a retired cabinet maker. We only speak French at home, Daniel doesn't speak English. What could be a better opportunity to study and practise French as well as enjoying the delights of Aquitaine in the South-West of France!
We would love to welcome you to stay at our typical 17th century Béarnaise house in the countryside just outside a little village.
Our house is just 45 minutes from both Pau and
Biarritz airports with good road links.
The accommodation offers a comfortable room and private shower room.
All your meals will be taken with us, from the evening meal of your arrival to breakfast on your departure day. So you will have plenty of time to practise your French. Daniel loves cooking and will be delighted to offer you real French family cooking.
Lessons will be in the mornings and you choose the number of hours you wish to study during your stay, 10, 15 or 20 hours a week. You will be tested before you arrive in order to assess your level of French and find out what your objectives are. The course will then be tailored to meet your individual needs.
Afternoons are free to do whatever you like: just relax, do some home-study (you will have free Internet access – Wi-Fi for the whole of your stay) or go sightseeing. The region has so much beautiful countryside to explore, places of interest to see and sporting activities to do. The area is perfect for walking, cycling & fishing. There is also a thermal spa centre just 5 kilometres away. Aquitaine is renowned for its beaches which are perfect for family and surfers alike. You will need a vehicle to get around.
The course does not include any transport or transfer expenses.
Think about hiring a car at the airport if you are coming by plane.
Courses for adults (aged 18+): The lessons are one-to-one, your partner would be welcome to come with you, whether he or she wishes to participate in the lessons or not. If a couple wish to have lessons together, they must have the same level of French for the course to be profitable to both parties.
Arrivals: Sunday afternoons for a minimum of one week.
Departures: Saturday mornings.
Tariffs for long weekends
(from Thursday evening to Tuesday morning)
Full board in private bedroom + shower room. Wi-fi included.
Lessons on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings
N° of hours
Full board + option of 15 hours backup on SKYPE
Full board without SKYPE option
Payment by bank transfer
The price for a week’s stay includes:
· Assessment prior to the course
· The number of hours scheduled
· Course material
· Access to Internet (bring your laptop if you have one)
· Full-board accommodation in double room with private bathroom
· Tourist tax
· Afternoon activities and visits
· Insurances - cancellation insurance