FRENCH IMMERSION in the Pays d’Aix in PROVENCE. LEARN FRENCH AT THE TEACHER'S RESIDENCE
FRENCH HOMESTAY IMMERSION COURSE
Improve your French during a Total Homestay French immersion in Pertuis, a charming small town located 20 km north of Aix-en-Provence. In this picturesque and typically Provençal location, Béatrice welcomes you for a personalized and authentic stay.
French courses are adapted to your needs, whether professional or for leisure. They are complemented by tours and walks. During these tours and walks you will be able to practice French whilst discovering Aix-en-Provence and its region.
Your accommodation is in our comfortable, typical Provençal house. On the first floor, you will have your own double room with a desk and private bathroom. Family life takes place in the common living-room and kitchen on the ground floor, on the terrace, in the garden or near the swimming pool …
This setting provides the perfect ambiance for effective learning of French: thanks to the workspace in a small classroom, where you can concentrate and learn, and the various outdoor places for relaxation.
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 Marseille : District of the MUCEM, the vieux Port, Notre Dame de la Garde, the typical district of old Marseille le Panier.
Visiting the Ocher quarries and the typical village of Roussillon.
I am at your disposal to organize your lessons and activities. Depending on your level of French, your needs and your preferences, I will arrange the program around your favourite topics: culture, walks in the countryside, literature, history, art … I want to help you discover the essence of Provence.
When you arrive, I will pick you up at the TGV station in Aix en Provence at the bus station downtown or, on request, at Marseille-Provence Airport.
YOUR HOME STAY FRENCH IMMERSION in the Pays d’Aix, in PROVENCE.
You will stay in a typical Provençal small town, ideally located between Aix-en-Provence and the Luberon Regional Park. After visiting the city of Aix-en-Provence, the Cours Mirabeau, its picturesque little streets …, you will enjoy our quiet garden where you can relax under the olive or fig trees or sunbathe by the pool.
As a native of Marseille, my roots are in Provence and I will help you discover my region, and its unique linguistic and cultural character.
My house is located in a quiet area of Pertuis. You will stay in your own comfortable room with a double bed, a desk and a private bathroom with toilet.
The classes will take place in our working-room, a space dedicated to work with a small library, or outside on the terrace – or even by the pool.
In our garden, we have three cats who live outside the house. They bring us a lot of pleasure. My husband, himself a retired teacher and passionate about history, will be able to share with you his knowledge of France and Provence.
We will eat together the meals taken full board. If you wish, we can also cook together. I will help you discover typical local products and flavours. It is also possible to barbecuel and we will nearly always eat outside.
During your immersion stay, we can also go to the market together to buy local products for the preparation of meals.
Learn French Language in Provence
I have 20 years’ experience in teaching French as a foreign language. I spent almost 18 years in Berlin, Germany where I taught French to German-speaking and international students. Back in France, I continued this activity by continuing the discovery and learning of French culture.
My teaching method is based on an assessment of your needs at the beginning of the course and on activities of comprehension and expression. The focus is always on communication and on speaking in French. In small workshops, we can have fun creating and playing with words. I will support you in your progress and adjust the lessons accordingly.
If you have professional needs, we will develop your program together based on specific themes. For my part, I worked as an executive assistant at Sciences Po, Aix-Marseille Université, in an Engineering School and in a training organization. If you are interested, I can provide more details about these French institutions.
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 for exploring Aix-en-Provence: the medieval city and its narrow and winding streets, its fountains and its typical and always lively squares, the famous Cours Mirabeau on which you can go shopping or have a drink at the terrace Cafés, the colourful markets, the flower market on Saturday morning on the Town Hall Square, the Calissons Factory …
Aix also offers gardens, such as the Pavillon de Vendôme, private mansion houses in the Mazarin district and breathtaking views of the Sainte Victoire mountain, made famous by the painter Cézanne. The Granet Museum, the Vasarely Foundation, the Atelier Cézanne, the numerous galleries … everything reminds us that Aix is also the City of Art.
Only 20 minutes away from Aix, we are still in the Pays d’Aix, but also in the Luberon Regional Park. I will be pleased to show you Pertuis, its historical center and its new media library installed in a Carmelite Convent of the XVI th century. We will take the car for a few kilometers and discover the landscapes of this valley, crossed by the Durance and bathed in sunshine. We will take the Route des Châteaux du sud-Luberon, (vineyard trail). Between the olive groves and the vineyards, you will be fascinated by these small villages with their imposing ramparts!
The Luberon region and its fabulous landscapes have been shaped by history and by the Mediterranean climate. I look forward to sharing with you the diversity and beauty to be found in the nature and the inhabitants of this wonderful part of southern France.