FRENCH IMMERSION IN THE HEART OF GREEN PROVENCE LEARN FRENCH AT THE TEACHER'S RESIDENCE
FRENCH HOMESTAY IMMERSION COURSE
Improve your French during a total French immersion homestay in La Roquebrussanne, a charming village in Provence Verte, located halfway between Aix-en-Provence (45 minutes) and Toulon (40 minutes). Live the authentic French lifestyle at Géraldine’s home, the graduate French teacher who will be delighted to provide you with personalized French lessons tailored to your needs. She will share with you her teaching experience and her daily life. Come alone or accompanied to stay in her charming house in the center of the village, with your private room and bathroom. Géraldine will provide your transport from the Aix-en-Provence TGV station or Marseille-Marignane airport to La Roquebrussanne. She will be your guide during your immersion stay to discover the typically Provencal way of life to the sound of the chickadees, swallows or cicadas singing depending on the season.
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 the Cistercian abbey of Thoronet
Visiting the island of Porquerolles (boat crossing, swimming, visit to the island …)
Visiting the Sainte-Baume Massif by electric mountain bike
Golfing on the Sainte-Baume golf course or on the Barbaroux golf course
Each day, the course will be supplemented by an excursion, either in a typical Provençal city like Aix-en-Provence, Toulon and Saint-Maximin, or in a picturesque village of Var like Seillons-Source-d’Argent, Barjol and Cotignac,In addition, we will a majestic natural place like the Massif of Sainte-Baume, Regional Natural Park of Sainte-Baume, and its monastery of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine. The program of activities will be adapted to your desires.
YOUR HOME STAY FRENCH IMMERSION IN PROVENCE
Hello, my name is Géraldine. I am a school teacher with great experience in teaching French as a foreign language to children and adults in France, South Africa, Kenya and Morocco. I am married to Frédéric, an airline pilot. We have three children now students who no longer live with us.
In Provence, I have decided to open my family home to students wishing to learn French by immersion and to share my love of the French language and French culture.
My house is a renovated 18th century house, located in the historic center of the village. It is bordered to the east by the Clock Tower classified as a historic monument and to the west by the Latte River lined with century-old trees. Your bedroom and its private bathroom are very spacious.
The bedroom is equipped with a queen size bed and a desk. An electric piano is available if you wish.
The dining room where the lessons will take place is extended by a raised terrace which overlooks the river. As soon as the weather allows it, we’ll eat our meals on the raised terrace which overlooks the river.
I make simple and tasty traditional French cuisine from fresh products that I buy from local producers (fruits and vegetables, goat and sheep cheeses, honey, olive oil) or from traders committed to healthy eating.
I have a discreet and independent cat.
I don’t smoke but you can smoke outside on the terrace
LEARN FRENCH LANGUAGE IN PROVENCE
My 15-years experience enables me to adapt my courses to your level and your needs (oral or written, comprehension and production; tourist or professional). My experience as a school teacher has taught me to teach groups of heterogeneous levels and I will be happy to teach you if you come together as two people, whatever the level of each.
My lessons will be in French but I will be able to communicate in English if necessary.
The French class will take place in the dining room which is the most convivial common space of the house.
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
As a former art historian, I worked in a network of monuments and museums in Provence during 10 years before becoming a teacher. Today, I like to discover and make discover the heritage of my region. Also, I will be your guide to make you discover La Roquebrussanne, Saint-Maximin, Aix-en-Provence and Toulon, their heritage and their markets.
You will meet natives there, you will understand their culture a little more and you will practice your French at the same time!
If you are athletic, you will have the opportunity to practice many sports activities in an authentic setting: hiking, running, electric or non-electric mountain biking, golfing …
If you like shopping, I can organize a session in Aix-en-Provence to discover its many shops.
We can discuss your preferences and establish a program tailored to your desires and needs.