French Immersion Homestay At Teacher’s Near Fontainebleau
€1500 Per Week
- 10 hours of French Tuition with Fabienne ( 5 x 2h )
- private fully equipped studio
- 2 meals per day (breakfast +Lunch) with active French conversation
- 3 excursions in my region
1 queen bed
Types of Courses Offered: French conversation, Grammar and conjugation ...
Teacher Certifications: Licence d'Anglais Mention FLE (Université de Montpellier); PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) in Foreign Modern Languages (Canterbury, UK)
Extra Activities/Options: a "DAY OUT IN PARIS" with me. (according to your interests, I can organize a full day in Paris comprising : a specific exhibition/ lunch in a great Parisian Brasserie / a stroll in a particular area you would like to discover). Please contact me for more info.
Meet Fabienne - your French tutor & language buddy In France
Hi, my name is Fabienne, I am a native French woman in her early fifties. I was born and raised near Marseilles, by the Mediterranean sea but studied in GB where I qualified as a Secondary School teacher in French (PGCE) in "Canterbury Christ Church College" 20 years ago.
I enjoyed teaching for several years in the South East of England but decided to marry a Frenchman after all (!) I then, came back to my home country where I taught French at the Alliance Française in Bordeaux. I also had the opportunity to teach English to children and teenagers while living near Bordeaux at the time.
Six years ago, my husband and I thought we were too young to stay still in the same area forever and challenged ourselves by moving to a new part of France, starting from scratch again! what a challenge!
Thanks to Fabrice's new post, life brought us to beautiful Fontainebleau and we honestly haven't regretted it for a minute! What a great move it has been! We have met so many nice and interesting people and have learnt so much ever since... living so close to Nature being the first major difference in our daily lives!
Nathan (21), our son, now studies and lives in Paris while Elsa (14) goes to secondary school here in Fontainebleau. Fabrice mainly works in Saoudie Arabia at the moment but fortunately, is able to come back home very regularly to be with us.
We are a very down to earth and "ecolo" family and try our best to contribute to help the planet by daily little efforts! We have "a compost" and try to recycle waste as much as we can. As for food, for some years we have reduced our intake of meat even if we do please ourselves from time to time with a barbecue or a typical French meat recipe!
We love cooking and spending time over meals all together! We are very lucky to eat a lot of local and seasonal vegetables, (always organic!) as we belong to an AMAP in our village and will be pleased to explain to you this original and clever concept!
TYPICAL FRENCH IMMERSION HOMESTAY PROGRAM
A Typical 1 week (6 nights) Immersion program includes but is not limited to:
Accommodation in a spacious studio, 10 Hours of Teaching, 3 excursions, Half Board.
- Morning: continental breakfast can be shared or taken in your studio by yourself if you prefer.
- Lunch together (good opportunity to share recipes!)
- Afternoon: 3 accompanied excursions according to your interests where we will SPEAK!
- Dinner: you have access to a fully equipped kitchen in your studio, or try one of the many nice restaurants we have in the village!
Preferred arrival on Sunday afternoon, departure on Saturday morning but I am flexible!
The price form Sunday to Saturday is 1500€ for 1 person.
(Please note that entry fees, if any, and the "Paris Option" are not included)
Using local, seasonal and organic products, I will prepare meals according to your tastes. I can cook vegetarian meals if you wish.
Because we have already 2 cats I prefer not to welcome any other pets.
We do not smoke and smoking is not allowed inside the house nor the studio. However you may smoke in the garden should you wish so.
GETTING TO MY HOUSE:
- from the center of Paris: you must leave from the Gare de Lyon (there are trains to Fontainebleau every half hour, it's very easy!), and I'll pick you up at the station.
- from Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport, you can take a taxi to Gare de Lyon in Paris (for a fixed price of 53€) and then take a train to Fontainebleau.
- of course you can rent a car from the airport if you wish and come directly (that should take about 1h30), but note that in my village you don't really need a car as everything is on hand and I can give you lifts to Fontainebleau if necessary.
MY TEACHING APPROACH:
Whatever your French level is, I always create my lessons according to your needs , mingling activities from different textbooks, French magazines, articles or radio programmes, constantly creating new authentic ressources myself and tailored to your needs and interests.
I try to speak French with my pupils as much as possible during the day and activities together but allow myself to use some English if necessary.
My pupils say I am very patient, caring and generous, but most important (!): I have a very neutral accent, which helps, of course, to be understood.
My aim is for you to be comfortable, enjoy yourself and gain confidence!
Learn French In France – Your French immersion Program in Bourron-Marlotte, Île-de-France
We live in a small village called Bourron-Marlotte (about 10km south of Fontainebleau) which is famous for its artistic past , and also very close to Barbizon! ( another famous village for its "painters" from the 19th century).
Many parisians are attracted and come to our area to enjoy Nature, rambling or bouldering on the famous Fontainebleau rocks! We are so lucky to live next to this exceptional heritage!
Living in Bourron Marlotte is very practical as we have everything on hand: a little supermarket, a butcher, a baker, a chemist, a newsagent, a beautiful bookshop, many good restaurants, a free painting museum in our little Town Hall... so even if you don't have a car while staying with us, you can be quite independent.
We also live close to the old house of the most famous 19th century animal painter ROSA BONHEUR; her "Chateau de By" is in Thomery, less than 10km away from our house. A visit to her studio can be very easily organised.
Of course going to Fontainebleau is very easy, and all year long, we can have access and visit the chateau, and the gardens on our own or with a proper guide!
Your French Immersion Homestay Accommodations in Bourron-Marlotte, Île-de-France
Our house is a small but very cosy wooden house with a huge mass stove, giving a very warm and hearty heat during autumn and winter. We also have a huge (but not heated!) swimming pool for the hot French summers.
Morning classes and lunches will take place in the kitchen or outside if the weather allows it, while you will be able to prepare your own dinner in your studio.
Directly next to our house, your 40 square metres private studio has a bedroom area, a fully equipped kitchen, a nice sitting area giving access to the garden and a modern bathroom with a practical "walk in" shower. Also, a desk and bookcase will be at your disposition.
Contact Fabienne - your French tutor & language buddy
French Immersion in Bourron-Marlotte, Île-de-France
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