French Immersion Homestay At Teacher’s near Vannes, Brittany
€ 1400 Per Week
- 15 hours of private lessons
- 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 lounge/kitchen area and private outdoor area in independant accommodation
- Breakfasts in the gite or with me, lunches with me, and 3 dinners, all with active French conversation
- 3 French practice excursions in my region
- One to five guests traveling together.
1 queen bed 1 single bed
1 queen bed
Types of Courses Offered: French conversation, professional French, exam preparation. My aim is to improve your confidence and the fluidity of your speech.
Teacher Certifications: Licence de langues, fluent in English, can converse in Spanish
Extra Activities/Options: Workshop to discover traditional Breton clothing and Breton dancing with a local dance teacher. (extra cost)
Meet Florence - your French tutor, language buddy & host In France
My name is Florence and I would like to welcome you into my Breton world! My husband is Australian, and we have two children, born in 2005 and 2008. Both children are bilingual, as they were born and have spent their first few years in Australia. My daughter is actually abandonning us this year to pursue her studies in Lille, so you might not meet her, but you will meet her replacement, Maïa, a charming rescued dog from the SPA. (Don't tell Leyla I said that...). You will see my son, but only sometimes, as he is a teenager. We also have a cat, Pixel, who just sleeps all day. My mum and dad also live nearby, so we will visit them on a few occasions. You will also get to meet my friends if they happen to come by for dinner. The more you talk to various people, the better exposure you will get.
I love walking, painting, gardening, and I sometimes help organising the local town events, as I am a local councillor. You will be more than welcome to join me on any of these activities if you wish.
My French immersion program
Immersion stays start on Sunday evening and end on Saturday morning. After one week with me, you will start thinking and dreaming in French. You will not only improve your language skills, but you will also improve your understanding of the French culture.
Typical one week homestay program
After an initial evaluation of your French, I will establish a program based on your level of grammar, pronounciation, oral and written comprehension, etc... Having learnt a few languages myself, I will be able to use my knowledge to help you navigate the subtleties of the language. You will have 15 hours of one-on-one French lessons throughout the week, but you may add more lessons if you wish to. On top of the lessons, you will also speak French every minute spent with me and my family or my friends, and all the visits will be in French. You can help me with the vegetable garden, collecting the eggs, cooking, etc. Tout en français bien sûr! Your program is fully felxible: more/less lessons? more/ less visits? A lot of homework/ no homework?
My teaching style
I have been teaching French since 2008 and English since 2013. I have learnt a few different languages myself, and have spent a few years traveling and living in different countries. I therefore know what you are going through while learning French, and I appreciate that everyone is different and learns differently. I have a lot of patience and will help you progress at your own speed, spending a bit more time where you really need it: pronounciation, grammar, listening comprehension...
€700 for an additional person (sharing the meals, lessons and visits) €250 for an additional guest (sharing only meals and excursions) I only accept children over 16.
As we already have a cat and a dog, we can't accept animals.
My husband and daughter are vegetarian, so we can cater for vegetarians. We try and use products from our vegetable garden, the eggs from our chickens, and there are plenty of local farmers and markets where we can buy food from. Well... I will give you money and YOU will buy it actually, as you will need to practice your French!
Learn French In France – Your French immersion Program in Saint-Jean-Brévelay, Brittany
The département of Morbihan (Mor: mer/ Bihan: petite => little sea ) is so interesting. Not only it's very rich in traditions and history, but it also has plenty of places to visit inland and on the coast. There are many medieval cities and castles, beautiful sandy beaches, museums, one of the most beautiful bays in the world (the Golfe du Morbihan) We can also visit the mysterious standing stones of Carnac, similar to Stonehedge, which are in the process of being listed at UNESCO. We are only a 2 hour drive from le world famous Mont-Saint-Michel, so we can always leave for the day to explore that magnificent site. You could spend a month here and not have time to visit everything. Before your arrival, with your input, we will try to make the difficult choices of the places you would like to see. The region is also rich in gastronomy: you can taste fars (local dessert), crêpes, galettes, local beers, local cider, oysters and mussels, to name only a few. (photos de Alexandre Lamoureux (Josselin et Golfe du Morbihan), Simon Bourcier (Chateau de Suscinio), et Emmanuel Berthier (Carnac et St Goustan)
Your French Immersion Homestay Accommodations in Saint-Jean-Brévelay, Brittany
is located 20 minutes from Vannes, where the train station is. There is a small village 2 kilometres from our house, where you will find everything you need: pharmacy, restaurants, supermarket, bank, post office, etc. You can walk to the village or borrow our bikes. From the village you can catch a bus to Vannes.
You will stay in the self contained accomodation at one end of the house. It comprises of A bedroom with a queen size bed and a single bed A bedroom with a queen size bed A bathroom with a shower, and a washing machine A fully equipped kitchen and open lounge area Toilets A private outdoor area. Use of the 5.000 M2 property. WIFI It's a non smoking place, but you can smoke outside.
How to get there?
The closest train station is in Vannes. It's only 2h30 by train from Paris Montparnasse. The closest airports are in Rennes (1h from our house) and Nantes (2h). I can pick you up from there for an extra cost.
Contact Florence - your French tutor, language buddy & host
French Immersion in Saint-Jean-Brévelay, Brittany
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J’ai assisté au cours d’immersion avec Flo cette année et c’était super. Flo est un excellent professeur et j’aimais beaucoup son style et comment j’étais immédiatement à l’aise avec elle et sa famille, y compris ses parents. J’ai eu des expériences très spéciales et on a bien mangé ! Le gîte est très confortable et bien aménagé avec une ambiance très calme. À la fin du cours, j’étais bien préparée pour voyager en France avec plus de la confiance en moi. Je continue mes leçons avec Flo en Australie sur Skype et j’ai hâte de retourner chez Flo l’année prochaine pour un autre cours d’immersion. Je peux recommander Flo comme professeur de français sans réservation.
Brittany is such a beautiful part of France, far from the more worn tourist route normally taken. Here is a chance to experience ‘real’ France and the French way of life. Flo is a warm, generous and accommodating host and a great teacher of the French language and French culture. She is especially passionate about Brittany and its history and I learnt so much in the short time I spent with her and her wonderful family. I highly recommend staying in their lovely gite which is adjacent to the family home. I was so struck by this location. It is surrounded by serene and beautiful countryside and just a short way from the gorgeous village of St Jean- Brevelay (don’t miss the épicerie fine) and from Vannes. I really loved Vannes – the old Bretagne centre, the canals, art galleries, food and flea markets, a chocolate exposition (wow!) And its nearby oyster/seafood cabanes. We also took a boat out from there to the islands in the Gulf de Morbihan which I enjoyed immensely. Above all though, my French language certainly improved and yes, it is true, after only a few days I was thinking and dreaming in French! Thank you Flo
I have been having lessons for over 2 years with Flo, she is an amazing teacher for beginners to advanced. She has a great way in helping you to improve conversational French and also has a practical way to relate conversation to grammar and gives you the confidence to try out your learnings on holiday or if you are living in France. I would have no hesitation for recommending Flo and her immersion holidays. The confidence I have in speaking French now is down to Flo’s motivation and teachings
Nous avons passé un incroyable séjour chez Florence et sa famille en Bretagne.
Florence sait transmettre l’amour de la langue française à travers des cours divertissants, les jeux, et la conversation. Elle est toujours souriante, patiente, et très bien organisée, ce qui nous a permis de bien profiter de notre semaine en Bretagne pour visiter la belle ville médiévale de Vannes, les alignées de Carnac, la plage, un joli château non loin de sa maison, une fête médiévale à Josselin, et le marché. Nous sommes ravies de notre séjour, nous avons adoré participer au ‘fest-noz’ et je rêve déjà de pouvoir retourner un jour revivre l’expérience!
Je recommande vivement un séjour chez Flo pour vous immerger dans un milieu authentique et convivial pour apprendre le français (ou l’anglais!)
Thank you so much for a fantastic week chez vous.
We have loved being part of your family and have enjoyed the whole French experience. The galette night was fun, the cidre was fun, everything was fun!
Flo, your French lessons were great, your program for the week was well thought out, just perfect for me.
The last night at the community music festival was a grand finale of an excellent week.
Le cours d’immersion que j’ai fait pendant 5 jours chez Flo était inoubliable. C’était l’une des meilleures expériences de ma vie. Étant prof de langues moi-même, je comprends ce qui fait un bon professeur et Flo a certainement ces qualités. Maintenant, grâce à Flo, j’ai plus de confiance en moi pour parler sur n’importe quel sujet en français. J’ai adoré faire partie de la famille pour les repas, les excursions aux alentours, les papotages (en français bien sûr), et même des conversations avec la mère de Flo au sujet des jolies fleurs dans son jardin. Sue
I spent a wonderful 5 days at Flo and Dawson’s place while Sue, my partner, attended the immersion course. I spent the mornings flying my drone around the expansive property and sharing my knowledge of drones with Dawson and Luca (in English). Every day was packed full of things for me to do. I was included in all the activities and excursions, except for the morning French lessons.
I cannot recommend Florence highly enough. Apart from being a genuinely nice person with a good sense of humour, she is also a fantastic language teacher. Florence is able to quickly and almost intuitively find your current skill level and devises a course to suit your needs and abilities. Her lessons are always fun, interesting with just the right amount of challenge. Anyone contemplating her immersion course would not be disappointed in any aspect – the improvement in their French language skills, the accommodation, the local area and interacting with Florence’s delightful children Leyla and Luca. Both children are also fluent English & French speakers who are great at helping you with your language skill
Florence, merci beaucoup pour le temps brillant que vous nous avez donné, pour votre planification et votre travail acharné. J’ai tout apprécié et cela a beaucoup amélioré mon français!
Quelle prof superbe! on s’est plu énormément chez toi et les cours étaient parfaits! Merci pour tout ce que tu as fait pour nous, pour ton accueil et ta gentillesse.
I have been working with Flo for several years. I have worked with her on Skype , lessons in her house and two immersion courses where she hosted a group of six of us from Guernsey. I can honestly say she is the best French teacher I have ever had. She has shown great patience in her teaching . Her style is always designed to the needs and level of her student and because her English is so fluent is able to explain the grammar and nuances of the French language very clearly . I highly recommend Florence as a tutor , hostess and someone who will enhance your visit to France with her love and knowledge of Brittany
Many many thanks for your hospitality over the last 6 days. You couldn’t have done more. The lessons so well planned, the outings in the minibus very interesting, the delicious meals… All to be recommended. Just perfect. I hope we can come back again.
Chère famille Brown, merci beaucoup pour l’énorme accueil chez vous. Votre maison est très belle et l’hébergement était très confortable. Les leçons étaient excellentes et la nourriture m’a beaucoup plu. Toute la famille était très gentille. J’ai hâte de vous accueillir un jour à Guernesey.