French Immersion Homestay At Teacher’s In Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques

With Delphine - your French tutor, language buddy & host

from € 1200 Per Week

  • 15 hours of one-to-one french tuition
  • private independant flat (including bathroom and kitchen)
  • breakfasts included and 1 dinner on your last night (lunches with french active conversation can be added)
  • 1 to 3 : you can choose afternoon visits and/or excursions (full-day) among a list
  • 1- 2 If you come alone, you will be my only student. If you travel accompagnied, the other guest is welcome to join us during lessons or just for visits.
Contact Delphine
Delphine, your qualified tutor teaches to all levels of French from beginner to professional. She will help you feeling confident when speaking and will do her best to make your stay an unforgettable experience. She will offer you a tailored stay as you will decide between a lot of possibilities (meals, lessons, excursions and even more...). Pau, her hometown, is ideally located, only 1 hour from the Atlantic ocean and the Pyrénées ski resorts, and very convenient to reach (train, airport). There is a large variety of activities and visits to please everyone all year round. You will enjoy a fully furnished dwelling just for yourself right next to hers. It is an ideal destination if you want to mix up urban facilities, beautiful architecture, postcard landscapes and gastronomy. Delphine is looking forward meeting you and will be glad to be your teacher and guide during your stay.

Amenities/Features

Private Bathroom
Wifi
Public Transportation
Free Parking
Vegan Option

Sleeping Arrangements

STUDIO
1 double bed

Types of Courses Offered: I offer french lessons adapted to your needs and likings : conversation, professional french, exam preparation...

Teacher Certifications: I've been teaching during 10 years to children in primary school. I got a master degree in teaching and a DAEFLE. I speak English, Spanish, Basque, and I'm learning Italian.

Extra Activities/Options: There is a wide range of possibilities : wine tasting and Jurançon vineyard visit, Castle of Pau and other museums, excursion to the mountain, visit of Lourdes town, hiking or skiing (according to the season), Betharram caves, villages of the Basque country and coastland... I can arrange you other activities you would like (more info on my website)

Meet Delphine - your French tutor, language buddy & host In France

Bonjour ! I am Delphine, a 36 year old woman. I was born in Bayonne (Basque country) and I have grown up in that beautiful region of France surrounded by sea, forests and mountains that I would love to introduce you. I first studied tourism in order to become a guide and I eventually chose teaching. I got a master degree in teaching and education, then I have worked as a primary school teacher for 10 years. In 2023, I got graduated of the DAEFLE diploma to teach french as a foreign language. That is when I chose to change life, being a french tutor for adults, getting involved in that exciting adventure of being my own boss and creating "French Bubble" my immersion program.

What led me to immersion?

In the past 15 years I have had many occasions to travel throughout the world (except America !) and have always tried to meet local people. As I like to say, to « travel from the inside ». This is, to my opinion, the only way to discover a culture, being part of a place, sharing peolple’s life for a short (or a longer) time. Before becoming a primary school teacher, I have lived in New Zealand for a year. I’ve had many different experiences like woofing, house sitting, working in many places( wine making, tree prunning, fruit picking…)  and meeting people from different backgrounds. Most of all, what I have loved was to live at local’s. That has been a great privilege to share people’s life, to discover how they live and to learn things that can’t be from books or even a classroom beacause they have to be felt, seen, experienced… in a word, hey have to be lived ! That is what I want to share today with you at French Bubble : experiencing France and the french way of life.

My French immersion program

My "French Bubble" called immersion program has just started. That's why there are still plenty of availabilities from this spring till the end of the year (check the dates on my website "availabilities" section). You can spend 1 or 2 weeks with me. You will get the choice between 2 programs (basic €1200 and intensive €1600), depending how much time you want to share with me and how long you want to speak french. In addition to the programs, you can add visits/ excursions. I live with my husband in a flat, in a residential neighbourhood, close to the town centre of Pau. I will welcome you at my place for lessons, cooking time and lunches if you wish so. Your independant accommodation is suitable for an alone traveller or a couple, as there is only one bed. I make reductions for a second traveller (prices are listed on my website). The second traveller can share accommodation only or even join you in your lesson program.

Flexibility and adaptability

15 hours of lessons are included in each program, 3 hours per day from Monday to Friday. Want to skip school? This schedule can be changed if you want to plan other activities in the morning or a full-day visit for example. Want more French lessons? You can add extra hours. I will be glad to make you a tailored program that suits best your needs and wishes. I want you to live the experience of your dreams !

My teaching style

I am able to provide you lessons adapted to your personal or profesional needs. I can also help prior to your expatriation in France. Preparing an exam? We can also work on it. During french classes, I often use games, videos, articles, reports or songs to get you in touch with an authentic french language. As I am used to a young audience, I know how to explain tricky points a straightforward way. I am listening to the students with the intention to answer the best way to their expectations. My favourite subjects are nature and environnement protection, the wide variety of the world’s cultures, personnal development, well-being, art, architecture, litterature but I am looking forward to meet you and broaden my horizons learning about what you like.

What does a typical week look like?

This is just an indication as I am very flexible about organization. Morning : shared traditional breakfast on your first day, taken in your studio on the other days. French classes from Monday to Friday 9pm to 12pm. 12pm - 2pm : Lunch preparation and meal together with active conversation (if you choose the intensive program) / on your own (if you choose the basic program). We will prepare meals according to your diet preferences. I am not vegan but I like tasting new recipes so I will make you vegan lunches if you wish so. Afternoon : shared visits or activities / free time on your own if you want to be more independant Dinner : You can cook or try a restaurant in town Pick-up and drop-off from/to Pau airport or train station is included.

Learn French In France – Your French immersion Program in Pau, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Pau is the ideal destination if you want to mix up urban lifestyle and wonderful natural landscapes of mountains and coastland. You can plan your trip any time of the year. It is very easy to reach thanks to its train station and airport (+4 others within a 2h drive ! Tarbes, Biarritz, Toulouse, Bordeaux).

Pau and the Jurançon vineyard

Pau is labelled as "ville d'art et d'histoire" (art and history town), you will be seduced by the architecture, museums, and especially the Castle, birthplace of Henri IV (king of France from 1589 to 1610). There is a large cultural and gastronomic offer. The Jurançon vineyard stretches all around the town and there are many opportunities of visits and wine tasting.

Outdoor activities

Walking in the woods, forests and along the "Gave de Pau" river, skiing in winter, surfing in the Atlantic Ocean, hiking or walking in mountain... Even if you are not very sporty, there are possibilities to enjoy stunning mountain landscapes. I live near the oldest golf of France if you like playing or want to try. There are also a lot of fishing spots. If you prefer sunbathing on the beach, it will take you an hour drive. The coastland is very diverse : rocky beaches and cliffs south of Biarritz or long white sand beaches and dunes in Landes area.

Famous spots in the Pyrénées

Pau is closed to Lourdes, Gavarnie (UNESCO natural site), Cauterets (famous thermal station), the Pic du Midi observatory, Artouste small train... Every year, you can watch the Tour de France in the area.

Basque country

Near Pau, French and Spanish Basque country is famous for its picturesque villages and landscapes, a millenial language and culture I will be glad to share with you.

Your French Immersion Homestay Accommodations in Pau, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

I live with my husband in a flat, in a calm, safe and residential neighbourhood, close to the town centre of Pau. I will welcome you at my place for lessons, cooking time and lunches if you wish so. Here are some pictures of your independant accommodation. It is situated in the same building as mine, on 3rd floor (I live at 1st) so there is no distance in between. Should you wish to be on your own or to spend more time with me, it will be very easy and I will always be there for you during your stay. It is a 36m2 appartment. Comfortable for one or 2 people travelling together (couple or close friends). We are gay friendly.

Equipment

The main room has a double bed and a TV corner in which you will find french DVDs and books. There is wifi but we don’t provide laptop or tablet so you are welcome to bring your own. There is a fully equiped kitchen (oven, fridge, dishwasher, coffee machine, toaster…) and a bathroom with shower. You will be free to cook whatever you want or to go outside for dinner if you don’t want to worry about cooking ! There is a wide range of restaurants nearby or home delivery facilities too. Sheets and towels are provided. Unfortunatelly, it is not possible to come over with your pet.

Location

It is easy and safe to park for free in the street if you wish to rent a car. But if you don’t, you can easily reach the town center using public transports (just a few steps to the bus station) or with a short walk (15 min). I can also provide you a bike.


Contact Delphine - your French tutor, language buddy & host

French Immersion in Pau, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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