Semur-en-Auxois, Burgundy – Teacher Maryse
Shared bathroom half board
Package All inclusive for one week
- 30 hours of French practice
- Level test
- 20 lessons One to One
- 2 activities with guided conversations
- Breakfast with guided conversations
- Lunch or dinner with guided conversations
- Comfortable accommodation ensuite bathroom
Study French during your authentic homestay French immersion in Burgundy in the small village of Semur-en-Auxois, with its medieval town, towers and ramparts and its famous dungeon. Maryse, a French native and qualified teacher welcomes you for a total and authentic immersion stay and provides you with tailored French courses. Your host opens the door of her charming typical house, which is an ancient monastery!
Maryse is glad to be your guide during your immersion homestay, and you can discover the rich Burgundy region, famous for its wine but also for its castles and abbeys. Also enjoy the nature, during walks in the nearby forests and along the numerous rivers. Passionate about her job and her region, Maryse gives you all her know-how and her way of life for an authentic stay. Improve your French, while enjoying Maryse’s homemade cooking, and absorb the real French lifestyle!
YOUR HOME STAY FRENCH IMMERSION IN BURGUNDY
Visit the small medieval town of Semur with its famous gothic cathedral and study French at your teacher’s home in the ancient monastery of the city, a historical monument built in 1610.
Your teacher lives there and welcomes you for an authentic immersion stay. You’ll be located within walking distance of the old town, with many shops and restaurants, one museum, one theater and cinema! Everything is there for a perfect stay.
You will have your private comfortable room with a single or double bed. The bathroom has a shower and also a bathtub.
I invite you to relax in the garden where I grow organic vegetables and fruits. I propose only homemade cooking with the fruits and vegetables from my garden. For me, the way I cook with high quality products is part of the French culture and my way of life. Gastronomy is always the occasion for sharing, so I will be glad to tell you about my typical recipes during your authentic homestay.
Bonjour, my name is Maryse. I am a French native teacher and I’ve been teaching for many years. I did teach in France, as well as in schools in Finland and Japan. After a few years, I decided to switch to French total immersion homestays in order to offer a quality service for all students who want to learn French and share in all the richness of our culture. I welcome you for a real immersion homestay, and I will teach you French!
LEARN FRENCH LANGUAGE
Learn French with my courses adapted to your level and needs. My goal: enable all of my students to speak a good natural French with correct grammar and pronunciation. I want the quality to be ahead of the quantity, so I decided to welcome only 1 student per course and offer one to one sessions. You will have intensive French courses, 4 hours and a half per day from Monday to Friday, with lessons and also conversations when we share the meals together.
While sharing a good meal, we will continue speaking in French based on a conversation theme decided by the student the day before. Thanks to that, practicing French remains the essential part of your true immersion stay. We share the 6 breakfasts of the week and the 5 lunches, but you can use the kitchen for your dinners and during the weekends.
I smoke, so I don’t mind if you smoke in the garden. Also you will learn how to talk in French to Vulcan, my lovely and welcoming dog.
Because the French love food, you will also enjoy
Discover amazing French sites, your teacher as your guide
During your leisure time, there are many activities to explore
Your stay is also discovering French culture while relaxing
Together, let’s discover Semur and some of the places beautiful Burgundy offers.
I am glad to share with you my love for the authentic Burgundy, during the guided visits of the different historical monuments. These are moments to practice French, and you will rapidly see progress, since practice is best! All this, of course, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Discover Semur, built on pink granite, and the historical capital of Auxois in Burgundy. We will visit exceptional sites such as l’Abbaye de Fontenay, and le Chateau de Bussy-Rabutin. These occasions will provide the opportunity to speak French on different topics and gain some new vocabulary.
Also, depending on the season, you can enjoy horseback-riding, fishing or rent a bike. All these activities are available in the city of Semur.