One-to-one French courses 

in total immersion in France

I’m a retired teacher with over 35 years of experience in teaching languages to adults. I came to France in 1981 and spent most of my teaching career at the Chambre de Commerce, teaching principally business English in companies. I’m now retired and offer Language Study Holidays in French at my home in the south-west of France. My husband Daniel, a retired cabinet maker, is French.

Only French is spoken at home so what could be a better opportunity to study and practise French as well as enjoying the delights of the South-West of France!

We look forward to welcoming you at our 17th century Béarnaise house in the countryside just outside the little village of Bérenx.


Our house is just 45 minutes from both Pau and Biarritz airports with good road links.

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The accommodation offers a comfortable room with en-suite shower room on the ground floor with direct access to the garden.  There is also a little living space with settee, table and chairs, just for you, where you can relax with a good book or do your homework!

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Lessons will be in the mornings on weekdays and you may choose the number of hours you wish to study during your stay, 10 or 15 hours a week. You will be tested before you arrive in order to assess your level of French and discover your objectives. The course will then be tailored to meet your individual needs.


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.

Free time:

Afternoons are free to do whatever you like: just relax, do some home-study (you will have free WiFi 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 from the house with swimming pool and fitness centre. Aquitaine is renowned for its beaches which are perfect for family and surfers alike. You will need a vehicle of some kind to get around because we live in the country just outside a little village.


The course does not include any transport or transfer expenses.

Don’t forget to hire a car at the airport if you are coming by plane.


Courses are 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. Contact me for details of fees for a couple.

The fees include:

  • Assessment prior to the course + Tuition (the number of hours chosen)
  • Access to Internet
  • Full-board accommodation in double room with private bathroom

Not included:

  • Afternoon activities and visits
  • Transport

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