FRENCH IMMERSION in Ile de France, between Paris and Versailles. LEARN FRENCH AT THE TEACHER'S RESIDENCE
FRENCH HOMESTAY IMMERSION COURSE
Whether for your studies, your work or your pleasure, come and learn French during a stay in total immersion, near Paris and not far from Versailles. Sophie, a Paris native and graduate French teacher, will be delighted to welcome you home, in a charming and peaceful setting in western Paris. She will offer you personalized French lessons, as well as a tailor-made activity program linked to your interests.
Taste an authentic French lifestyle at Sophie. Its pretty and comfortable house is ideally located in the countryside, not far from Paris, its exceptional museums and monuments, and close to Versailles, its famous castle and its French gardens. Make the most of your stay with her. A pick-up from the airport can be arranged for an additional fee. In love with France and Paris, passionate about discovering other countries and cultures, knowing several languages (English, German and Spanish), she will be a perfect teacher and an ideal guide to accompany you in this unique linguistic and cultural experience.
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 :
Visit of Versailles palace and gardens
Visit of Monet’s house and gardens in Giverny
Visit of the Domaine National in Saint-Germain-en-Laye with its royal castle and its largest archeological collection in Europe
Visit of the Claude Debussy museum in Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Visit of the Villa Savoye designed by Le Corbusier in Poissy
Visit of the house of Emile Zola, a famous 19th century French writer, in Médan
YOUR HOME STAY FRENCH IMMERSION IN BURES
Bonjour et bienvenue chez moi !
My name is Sophie I am a native French woman born in Paris. For several years I have been teaching French in a language school in Paris to teenagers of all nationalities and all levels. I also worked as a French teacher in a shelter and social reintegration centre for a plurilingual adult public, asylum seeker. Furthermore, I am a TCF (Test de Connaissance du Français) corrector at the CIEP, a public institution of the French Education Ministry.
I am married to Gilles, a computer engineer. We have three sons: the youngest, aged 15, lives with us but the two eldest, studying in Paris, only come home from time to time.
Welcoming foreign students at home is for me a real opportunity to teach French differently, using a method that favors authentic interactions, continuous speaking practice and learning in dynamic and motivating contexts.
For 16 years we have lived in Bures, a charming little village located in a green and peaceful countryside. Our three sons grew up here, and as a result we have a lot of friends among our neighbours. We really like to share the social life of our village, especially by taking part in local events throughout the year.
Our home, quite spacious and modern one, is surrounded by a charming ornamental garden filled in summer with floral scents of roses, jasmine, honeysuckle, lavender and Mexican orange trees. In this garden there is also a tiny vegetable patch where Gilles, my husband, grows all kinds of aromatic plants, cherry tomatoes, strawberries, raspberries, etc.
The house is composed of a ground floor and a second floor. On the ground floor are the main living rooms and the accommodation of our guests, all rooms overlooking a large terrace, which is a very pleasant place in summer. Upstairs are our own rooms and bathroom.
Your room is very cosy and comfortable. It is furnished with a full-size bed (two persons) and two side tables, a little “bureau”, shelves with books and an armoire. The bathroom with a spacious Italian shower and toilets is adjacent to the bedroom.
Your accommodation is quite bright with a French window opening on to the terrace and the garden. A great place to rest and study in peace!
LEARN FRENCH LANGUAGE IN BURES
Thanks to a rich and varied experience in teaching French, in a multilingual and multicultural environment, with adults or adolescents of all levels, I offer interactive, lively courses, adapted to your level and your objectives. The French class preferably takes place in the morning. I like to favor oral work, from audio or video documents. But I also attach importance to grammar and vocabulary, essential to be able to express yourself correctly and to be understood. My lessons are in French but I can also communicate in English, Spanish or German if necessary.
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
Living in Bures, very close to Paris, is a unique opportunity to discover not only the top sights in Paris (only 30 minutes by train) but also other important sightseeing sites in the surroundings of Paris, such as Versailles palace and gardens (30 minutes by car), the “musée des impressionnismes” and Monet’s house and gardens in Giverny, the Domaine National in Saint-Germain-en-Laye with its royal castle and its largest archeological collection in Europe, the museum of Claude Debussy in Saint Germain-en-Laye, the Villa Savoye in Poissy, designed by the famous architect Le Corbusier or the Dreyfus museum and the house of Emile Zola in Médan, etc. As you can see, whether you are interested in history, architecture, painting, literature, you will have a wide range of cultural tours.
Sightseeing Paris and other highlight sites outside Paris while enjoying the charm of the countryside away from the hustle and bustle is a real privilege. Sure, you will appreciate it! In this natural environment made of cereals fields, orchards, or centuries-old forests all around Bures, you can have many possibilities for hiking, cycling (we have got bikes for you if you want!) or running. My husband and I love to run in these beautiful landscapes while two of our sons prefer cycling.