FRENCH IMMERSION LAUSANNE. LEARN FRENCH AT THE TEACHER'S RESIDENCE
FRENCH HOMESTAY IMMERSION COURSE
Improve your French during a total French immersion homestay in Lausanne, Switzerland. Right on the edge of Lake Geneva and facing the French Alps, you will fall in love with this city filled with pedestrian streets, small local shops, and its historical and medieval old town.
Lausanne is a lovely city located in the French speaking part of Switzerland, the Canton de Vaud in Romandy. Being close to the lake but also the mountains, it is an ideal destination any time of the year.
Melody, a qualified French teacher originally from France but living in Switzerland for the last two years, will be delighted to provide you with customized French lessons adapted to your needs. She will share with you her experience as well as her everyday life. Come alone or with a friend or partner to stay in her lovely flat close to the forest on the higher part of Lausanne, with private room and bathroom.
Melody will be your guide during your immersion stay to discover Lausanne, its cathedral, museums, and also the lake side, surrounding traditional villages and local vineyards.
During winter, have fun in the snowy mountains, and during summer, enjoy the sunny weather and relax by the lake : experience the Swiss way of life!
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 Lavaux, the UNESCO heritage traditional vineyard, on a touristic train
Visiting the Cailler Chocolate museum, followed by a chocolate tasting
Visiting the Maison du Gruyère (cheese making house) and also the medieval city and the Gruyère Castle
Visiting the city of Évian in France, by crossing the lake on a ferry
Everything is adaptable according to your needs, so please feel free to tell me your ideal program (if you prefer more or less French classes, half or full board…). Lausanne is an amazing city and I will be thrilled to discover it with you while learning French!
YOUR HOME STAY FRENCH IMMERSION IN LAUSANNE
With both city life and nature, you will love the authentique Suisse way of life during an unforgettable immersion stay.
Bonjour, my name is Melody. I was born and raised in Paris, but I have been travelling a lot for the past 10 years to teach French all over the world, including in Asia where I was a teacher for several NGOs and local non-profit associations. After all these volunteering experiences across the world, I decided to settle down in Switzerland to keep on sharing my passion for languages by organizing immersion stays to help my guests discover the wonderful region of Swiss Romandy, its gastronomy, landscape and culture.
I live with my partner Bruno and our beloved dog Pepito. He is very well behaved, curious and playful with our visitors so I am sure you will get along!
Our flat is located in a very quiet group of apartments, on the highest part of Lausanne, next to the forest. From there, you have a great view of the lake and the rest of the city in the distance.
You will have your own private comfortable room with a double bed and fully private bathroom.
The rest of the flat is also really confortable and starting from spring you can enjoy the well furnished and sunny véranda where we often organize barbecue nights. We are non smokers, but you can smoke on the véranda.
We will share dinners and breakfasts together. Since I am a French girl living in Switzerland, I will make you discover not only my country’s fine cuisine but also all the Swiss local specialty.
During your French immersion stay, we will go to the market and buy fresh products, and also fresh vegetables from the farm close by that we can cook together if you’d like.
On request I can offer you full board.
LEARN FRENCH LANGUAGE IN LAUSANNE
I have severals years of experience in teaching, and I can provide you tailored French courses. My method is based on oral comprehension, conversations but I also use several medias (podcast, audio file, videos, press articles …) in order to make the class more challenging and interesting.
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).
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 Lausanne and its surroundings. And there is so many things to do!
First, I can guide you through the city, with all the small pedestrian streets, the local market, and the fabulous cathedral overlooking the whole city.
Then, if you are interested in museums, there’s something for everyone here! With a total of 23 museums, Lausanne is a center for cultural activities: the Olympic Museum, museum of fine art, center of photography, architecture forum, botanical garden, design museum, contemporary art gallery, film library … I am passionate about art, and I would be delighted to organize a little guided trip to some of the museums, followed by an afternoon tea in the old town.
We could also enjoy the lake side. You can enjoy walking by the lake all year round, and during summer you can even swim there, paddle board or simply lounge around on the several « beach lake » places.
Lausanne is in between lake and mountains, so there is a lot of great hikes with astonishing views. For example, the ones located in the middle of the traditional vineyard terraces with a breathtaking view on the lake and the mountains on the other side. We could go there with my dog depending on the weather.
During winter time, I could even take you to the ski resort if you want to take the chance of your stay to enjoy winter sport ( alpine skiing, snowshoeing, sledding …)
The other cities around are also worth the trip: the Montreux city and its jazz festival during summer, Vevey and the Charlie Chaplin house and museum, the Chillon’s Castle, the adorable city of Lutry and the medieval town, Préverenge and its incredible sandy beach … and many other touristic places that we can visit according to your preferences.