French Immersion in Provence. Learn French at the Teacher's Residence
FRENCH HOMESTAY IMMERSION COURSE
Improve your French during a Total Homestay French immersion in Provence, famous for its fountains, its hôtels particuliers and internationally well-known for being the city of the painter Paul Cézanne. Live the authentic French lifestyle at Christine’s house, native and certified French teacher who will be delighted to provide you with customized French lessons adapted to your needs. She shares with you her experience as well as her everyday life. Come alone or with a friend or partner in her lovely flat with private room and bathroom in the city center, very close to all the shops and facilities.
Christine will be your guide during your immersion stay to discover the typical Aix en Provence, its famous markets and its rich history. Enjoy the sunny weather and relax on the terraces of the Cours Mirabeau: experience the easy living of Provence!
Practical Informations About Your Authentic Immersion Stay + Courses
One week immersion Homestay + courses includes:
Welcome at your teacher’s home
Assess a placement test
Improve your French with courses tailor made to reach your aims
Practice French conversation and enjoy typical cuisine with your teacher
Discover the area with your teacher as a guide
Explore the real vie à la française
Gain confidence speaking French
Get your certificate of French language
In addition you can have :
Visiting the Calanques by boat in Marseill
Visiting outside Aix en Provence
I want the best stay for you. Everything is adaptable, so please feel free to tell me your ideal program (more or less French classes, half or full board…) and I will do it for you…There is so much do in Aix en Provence that you can make the best of it during your French Homestay with me.
Your Home Stay French Immersion in Provence
A stone’s throw from the city center, theatres, cafés and restaurants, enjoy the authentic French way of life with an unforgettable immersion stay.
Bonjour, my name is Christine. I am a French native teacher with great experience in training for adults in the USA.
Back to Provence, I’ve decided to share my love and passion for the French language. I open my house to all students who want to come for an authentic French Immersion in Provence.
My flat is situated in a quiet street on the second floor of a hôtel particulier. You will have your private comfortable room with a double bed and private full bathroom. I have no pet at home, and the home is a non-smoker area but you can smoke outside on the sunny terrace of a nice café in the close surroundings or enjoy a walk in the typical streets of the city.
We will share dinners and breakfasts together, I prepare simple, but tasty traditional French cooking.
During your French immersion in Provence, we will have the occasion to go to the market and buy fresh products that we will cook together. For lunches, you can go to the nearby restaurants or brasseries, it is only a few minutes’ walk from my flat. On request I can offer you full board.
Learn French Language in Provence
My 15 year-experience in teaching enables me to provide you with tailored French courses. My method is based on oral comprehension, conversations but also on guided discovery.
I can teach for all levels from complete beginner to advanced. The French class takes place in the morning in the spacious living room which is the common space for my student and me.
You will be two students maximum (if you come with a friend or partner). As a former biochemist, I have expertise in Sciences and Chemistry. So if you work in the fields of organic or biological chemistry, or medical or pharmaceutical as doctors, engineers or researchers, I will be able to teach you all these skills with the French vocabulary
Because the French love food, you will also enjoy
Discover amazing French sites, your teacher as a guide
According to your leisure time, there are many activities to do
Your stay is also discovering French culture while relaxing
I will be your guide to discover Aix en Provence, famous for its Cours Mirabeau and its squares with fountains
Aix en Provence, the city of Paul Cézanne, who was born here, has a museum dedicated to the painter. We will visit the old city and discover the hôtels particuliers in all the streets and places, as well as the fountains, symbol of the ancient thermal city. Bring your camera and I will take you to all the must-see places in Aix en Provence: Bibemus quarry where Cézanne painted, Silvacane abbay, Vasarely museum, Hotel de Caumont, Picasso Castle.
I will take you to the most beautiful markets in Aix en Provence. They stretch all over the different squares and are an integral part of Aix en Provence people’s life. Meet local people, understand their culture and practise your French at the same time!
We will enjoy hiking up to the famous montagne Sainte Victoire, walking in le parc de La Torse, or just take a coffee and look at the people walking by on the cours Mirabeau.
We can discuss what you prefer to do and arrange our schedule accordingly. There is a lot to do in Aix or around and I can show you places you will not discover on your own. I would really enjoy showing you the Provence I love.
« I could learn French through all days »
“Christine is very wonderful teacher and well organised. I really enjoyed staying with her at Aix-en-Provence. This immersion course is good for not only studying on the desk but also studying through many activities. Thank you again for wonderful time.”
« I have had an amazing time with Christine! »
“She is a wonderful teacher and very patient. She gave me incredible insights during French classes and throughout my adventure in Aix. She know very well the teaching methodology and applies this individually with every student, so her classes are very practical and challenging at the same time. She know Aix very well and advised me on things to do during my stay. We spent time together visiting very interesting places, all in French! We spoke a lot about several subjects including everyday life in France, current politics, food and things like that. I got more and more comfortable everyday whilst being here and on each class. In my view, this is the best way to learn and speak French.”
« Je suis très contente d’avoir décidé de faire un séjour en Aix-en- Provence avec Christine. »
Mon niveau de français est meilleur qu’avant et en deux semaines j‘ai devenue de plus en plus à l’aise avec la langue. Christine m’a supporté beaucoup et nous avons fait beaucoup de randonnées agréables dans Aix. Un séjour vraiment chouette et spécial.