French Immersion in Florensac. Learn French at the Teacher's Residence
Immersion course at the teacher’s home
Improve your French with a total immersion stay at Caroline’s home in Florensac, Occitanie. Florensac is just a few kilometers from Pézenas, a town full of history as evident in its historic centre which has dwellings dating from the end of the Middle Ages and many grand town houses from the 17th and 18th centuries.
This town, so loved by Mollière, is close to the sea and the long beaches at Cap d’Agde, Marseillan and at Sète, and also to the wonderful Mont Saint-Clair which towers above Étang de Thau with its famous oyster beds. Florensac is located between Béziers and Montpellier, two large towns rich in culture and historic buildings.
Live the French way immersed in the language and in family life at Caroline’s home. With private lessons tailored to your own needs, tourist visits and culinary tastings, Caroline will make you feel at home and help you make the most of your homestay to make it unforgettable. Caroline will be delighted to welcome you, on your own or as two, in her lovely house with garden, swimming pool, patio and barbecue close to the sea. Your private room comprises a sofa-bed width 140cm as well as TV, desk, bathroom with shower and wc.
Caroline, a qualified French teacher, will be pleased to provide French lessons tailored to your needs. Caroline will be your guide during your immersion stay to explore this beautiful region, its well-known markets, its rich history, its beaches and its typical villages. Experience life in Occitanie!
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
At additional cost you can enjoy:
The museums at Montpellier and Sète
A trip aboard a barge on the Canal du Midi (going through locks)
I want the best stay for you. Everything can be adapted, whether lessons, half-board or full board terms or tourist visits, depending on your particular interests. We will discuss your wishes together so that your stay is an unforgettable one.
Your immersion homestay in Florensac, Occitanie
Hello, my name is Caroline. I am a French teacher with 15 years’ experience of teaching French as a foreign language to adults and teenagers in Padua and Venice (Italy), at the Alliance Française and the University. I came back to France in 2013 and decided to continue my passion for teaching French. For this I share my family home, where I live with my husband (a pharmacist in Pézenas) and children, to introduce students from abroad to a different kind of language course which includes immersion in French cultural, family, touristic and gastronomic aspects as well.
Our house is in a quiet road in the village of Florensac. The house has a garden, a swimming pool and a courtyard where we have barbecues. You will have your own comfortable room with double bed, private bathroom and wc. We do not have pets and we are non-smokers.
We will have breakfast and dinner together. I cook traditional French and Italian dishes, simple but tasty.
During your homestay, we can go to the market in Florensac to buy fresh produce to cook together. For lunch, you can go to nearby restaurants which are just a few minutes’ walk from our house. On request, I can also offer full board to include lunch.
Study French Language
Drawing from 15 years’ teaching experience, I can provide tailor-made French lessons. My method is based principally on communication, through oral understanding and conversation, and on guided learning.
I can teach French at all levels, from complete beginner to advanced. The classes take place in the mornings in our bright, spacious kitchen, which is a shared space for my student(s) and me.
You will be two students at most. We will have a coffee break in the morning and will also have lunch together (on full-board terms). Afternoons will be free or spent with me as your guide for local tourist visits. In the evenings,
we will dine as a family together with my husband and our two sons and enjoy French or Italian dishes. This is the time to exchange views on the day, our passions, our tastes, our recipes, our trips and on the garden, my husband’s passion !
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 show you round Pézenas, with its narrow streets, its craft shops, Saint Jean church, the Jewish quarter, the mansion houses including Hôtel des Barons de Lacoste, the Illustre Theatre, a beautiful little Italian-style theatre, the museum Bobby Lapointe and well-known vineyards such as Priory of Bébian. We will have a drink on the central avenue with its shops and brasseries.
I will introduce you to Béziers, the start point of the Canal du Midi, including its Paul Riquet avenue, Saint Nazaire Cathedral, Madeleine Church and the bull rings where bullfighting takes place each August as part of the “La Féria” festival. The centre of the old town, the Canal du Midi and the staircase of 9 locks at Foneranes, listed as Unesco heritage sites, are top tourist attractions in Béziers.
I will also take you to the pretty seaside town of Sète, the birthplace of Georges Brassens, with its picturesque narrow streets, its Venice-style canals, its port and its market halls, where you can taste delicious oysters freshly landed from the nearby Étang de Thau. From the top of Mont Saint Clair, you have a breathtaking view across the sea and the town. In Sète, attractions include the Paul-Valéry museum and the Georges Brassens museum.
Other nearby tourist spots are also worth visiting, such as Marseillan, Agde and the beaches at Cap d’Agde. We will discuss the possibilities together, so our itinerary is arranged to suit your preferences.