FRENCH IMMERSION IN BORDEAUX. LEARN FRENCH AT THE TEACHER'S RESIDENCE
FRENCH HOMESTAY IMMERSION COURSE
Bordeaux, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007 and labelled ‘City of Art and History’, has no fewer than 347 buildings classified as architectural gems of the 18th century.
Anne-Laure, your host, will make you discover her city which has become over time a tourist destination in its own right, while offering you personalized French lessons adapted to your needs.
Living in an apartment at the gates of the historic district, she will share her daily life with a single independent room with private bathroom and another double room with shared bathroom. Accompanied by 1 or 2 people of your choice, you will be able to enjoy the pleasant sweetness of life that reigns in the Southwest region with a well-established terroir combining tradition and modernity, calm and dynamism as well as nature and town planning.
Practical Informations About Your Authentic Immersion Stay + Courses
One week immersion Homestay + courses includes:
Welcome at your teacher’s home
Assess a level 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 Gourmet stroll around the Halles des Capucins (visit + MEAL ON A STAND) – duration 2H
Visiting Discovery of an authentic fishing village in the Arcachon basin with oyster tasting at an oyster farmer – duration 4H
Visiting Visit to the wine museum and the Chartrons district (former wine merchant district) + Gourmet break – duration 3H
For me, immersion in my home is the best way to improve your French in an authentic way by combining language, culture and conviviality. We will have as many conversations as possible during our lessons, sharing meals and discovering the region. But do not hesitate to tell me about your specific wishes, projects and desires that will allow me to better target your learning objectives and establish a program that is closest to your expectations.
YOUR HOME STAY FRENCH IMMERSION IN BORDEAUX
A stone’s throw from the city center, theaters, cafes and restaurants, you will love the authentic French way of life with an unforgettable immersion stay.
Hello, my name is Anne-Laure. I am a French teacher with good experience in training for adults.
At the beginning as a host family, I decided to share my love and my passion for the French language. I opened my house to all students who want to come and learn French with lessons but also in authentic immersion.
In the heart of the city of Bordeaux, 5 minutes walk from the historic center and 15 minutes from the train station, I welcome you in a warm and quiet apartment in a small typically Bordeaux residence which revolves around an interior courtyard tree.
You will have a comfortable room on the courtyard side with a double bed (or single according to your request) and private bathroom. You can come up to 3 people because we have 2 rooms available. You will enjoy having breakfast in our very bright and welcoming dining room which overlooks a green terrace.
Sharing meals with you will be a pleasure. I prepare a generous organic and homemade food. My past as a restaurateur helps me adapt to many diets with vegetarian dishes, gluten-free or lactose-free for example. For me, cooking is a good vehicle for communicationand we will have the opportunity to go to the market and buy fresh products that we will cook together. For lunches you can go to nearby restaurants or brasseries, it is only a few minutes’ walk from the apartment. However, upon request, I can also offer you full board. I am not a smoker, but you can smoke on the balcony if you wish. I also have a very affectionate cat who leads a peaceful life indoors and outdoors.
LEARN FRENCH LANGUAGE IN BORDEAUX
I have a good experience as a French teacher for adults. In addition, my many voluntary actions in professional integration have brought me a great listening capacity as well as a great adaptability. In a friendly atmosphere, I teach for all levels, from beginners to advanced and all my courses are tailor-made for you. I am building a program to help you achieve your goals, based on oral exercises to reinforce the topics we discuss.
You will have your French classes in the living room or on the terrace, weather permitting, every morning. If you come with your friend and you have the same level of French, then we can have classes in a small group. I will use all my skills to make you master the French language quickly.
Because we love food, you will also enjoy it
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 Bordeaux, famous for its 18th century architectural heritage, its wine and its gastronomy.The mirror of water in the Place de la Bourse, the narrow alleys of the protected sector, the Pey Berland tower, the Cailhau gate, the big bell, the Place des Quinconces are all emblematic places to discover, as are its many museums. Here are some examples of activities to do on foot, by tram or by bike:
Tour of the 6 doors of Bordeaux: These huge ‘doors’ of old Bordeaux from the 13th, 15th and 18th centuries remain intact, and one can see them plodded around the city. They were either a mark of opening or of defence of the city in those times. We will be able to visit some of them.
The Chartrons district:Once the centre of foreign wine merchants, is today a place full of history and details. A small village in the heart of the metropolis with rue Notre-Dame, its church and its marketplace.
The Saint Michel district:This lively and colourful neighbourhood evokes at every street corner. In its past, it was swarmed with workshops of carpenters, coopers, blacksmiths or gunsmiths … The district today lives to the rhythm of flea markets, food or clearance sale that we will discover together
Walk on the other bank:We will access the right bank by river shuttle, walk to the Hermitage park which offers the most beautiful view of Bordeaux. Afterwards, we will descent to the alternative eco-neighbourhood of Darwin and the botanical garden, and to finish have a drink at the very picturesque tavern “Chez Alriq”, on the banks of the Garonne …. there are many options to choose from here, just let me know what appeals to you in the moment!