French Immersion Homestay At Teacher’s In Montpellier, France
from € 1580 one person Per Week
- 15 hours of French tuition
- Private guest appartment with two rooms and one bathroom
- 2 per day (B + L or D) with active French conversation.
- 2 to 3 excursions with guided French practise depending on your interests
- 1 to 4 guests from the same family
1 double bed
1 single bed
1 sofa bed
Types of Courses Offered: French conversation, Professional French, Business French, all levels
Teacher Certifications: DAEFLE, English spoken
Extra Activities/Options: Cooking lessons, meditation, wine tasting tour, optional excursions ( Pont du Gard, Carcassonne...)
Meet Anne-Elisabeth - your French tutor, language buddy & host In France
Bonjour ! My name is Anne-Elisabeth and I look forward to welcoming you home for your immersion programme. I have done my studies in management. This was 25 years ago. I went to study in the UK for a few months. At that time, I discovered English teaching as a foreign language and thought it was fantastic teaching one’s mother tongue language to foreign people. But I was studying management and back in France, I started working in the field of my studies. I kept in my thoughts the will to teach French. As we love meeting people and sharing our passion for our adopted region, my husband and I decided to become a host family. It was first in Bordeaux, where we used to live 20 years ago. Then, 15 years ago as we came to another southern city called Montpellier, we had guests from all over the world coming to learn French in Montpellier language centers. That is how it all began ! For several years as a host family, I noticed the frustration of some students when I sometimes didn’t understand them. I really wanted them to be completely satisfied with their French immersion program in France. The only solution was to become a French language coach and create tailor-made individual courses. It became obvious that my hidden dream had to come true. I decided to help adults or young people not only improve their French but progress quickly in selected areas: oral comprehension and oral expression (focus on pronunciation), written expression, written comprehension and in defined terms : to be a tourist in France, to find a job in France, to prepare for an examination… So I went back to school to graduate as a French teacher as a foreign language.
My teaching approach
It is out of the question to impose on my students a ready-made programme . When I was simply hosting guests who wanted to improve their French, they complained to me that the language centres weren’t adapted to their needs.That is why I decided to be a French language course and propose personalized individual courses.Together we will take the time to define your programme. It will be adapted to your needs and wishes. That's what a coach is all about: you are the actor of your success. They simply help you to achieve it As a result, there will be rapid progress in learning French during your French immersion program and discovery of reusable learning methods at home.
My French Immersion Program
3 hours of French lessons per day from Monday to Friday. They usually take place in the morning but can be in the afternoon depending on your daily activities. My immersive homestays match all your needs and wishes. Are you interested in scenic landscapes, in gastronomy or in sports ? This is a personalized program for you in terms of activities and courses so as to meet your expectations and help you in understanding French. For professionals, I will be able to help you communicate in French for your professional or private needs or prior to your expatriation in France. Thanks to my former professional background in management and finance, I can help you boost your vocabulary, learn the workplace culture and feel at ease orally in each professional situation.
Learn French In France – Your French immersion Program in Castelnau-le-Lez, Occitanie
No doubt that you will enjoy Montpellier : discover its medieval streets ideal for shopping or walk along new neighbourhoods combining natural spaces and buildings designed by the greatest international architects or get into its new modern tram lines designed by Christian Lacroix and reach the Mediterranean sea. Montpellier is amazing with its street art, its bohemian soul as well as being the first most sporty city int France. Outside of Montpellier, you will discover historic cities or Unesco sites and incredible scenic landscapes. Be careful ! You may not only come once ! As you discover the Montpellier region, you may fall in love with it !
Your French Immersion Homestay Accommodations in Castelnau-le-Lez, Occitanie
Our house is located near the hectic city centrer of Montpellier : 10 mn by tram to the city centre of Montpellier (Place de la Comédie). Our house is located in a quiet area with a garden.
Your Accomodations :
You Private guest flat is located on the 1st floor within the house with a private entrance. It has been renovated and is nicely decorated. It is fully equipped with two bedrooms with a double bed, access to wifi, two armchairs to read, and a “bureau” and another bedroom.
- nicely decorated
- fully equipped
- 1 or2 bedrooms (depending on your family size)
- one bathroom
- one kitchen
Contact Anne-Elisabeth - your French tutor, language buddy & host
French Immersion in Castelnau-le-Lez, Occitanie
NOTE: All immersion teachers/hosts are completely independent of French Today. All communication, transactions and contracts will be exclusively done between you and the immersion teacher/host.
Chers Anne-Elizabeth et Michel, Merci beaucoup pour cette expérience inoubliable! Vous avez été des hôtes si gentils et accueillants et de merveilleux professeurs! Nous nous sommes sentis tellement à l’aise dans votre maison. Merci pour les délicieux repas et la conversation de tous les jours, et pour vos excellentes recommandations touristiques. Nous n’oublierons jamais notre merveilleuse visite! Nos meilleurs vœux à vous votre famille, Don & Denise
I stayed with Anne-Elisabeth and her husband Michel in Montpellier for a French immersion homestay. I had been taking lessons for a couple of years and wanted to improve my confidence in speaking French. I’m really glad that I chose Anne-Elisabeth. Not only is she a great teacher and listener, but her family were lovely and very welcoming. We spent a lot of time sharing delicious meals together, and my trip luckily coincided with Mardi Gras (Pancake Tuesday). Délicieux!
I felt way more confident speaking French at the end of the week, and my understanding of conversational French improved drastically. I feel I now have a great base on which to build.
Merci mille fois, c’était une semaine formidable !
What a wonderful week of great conversation, lessons to help improve my French pronunciation + grammar. I very much appreciated the music, trips, movie and lessons in all the different subject areas. I look forward to staying in contact with you. Nora Marpole, Canada
This was exactly the week of intense French that I was hoping to get ! You had an agenda in mind and I showed up with some (slight) changes to that agenda. Your flexibility in re-scheduling class-time (ex. my unexpected day-long trip away from Montpellier) was very much appreciated. I don not know what the future holds for me ( I am retired), but, thanks to your very patient assistance, I am far more willing to put in the necessary time to maintain – and maybe even improve – my French conversational skills. Merci !
I have truly had a lovely experiment with you and your family in your home. I have learned more than is apparent for you to know, ye no enough to french express my appreciation for all you efforts.
You habve gone far beyond the expectations one would have to have such an experiment of immersion into a home and family life.
his was exactly the wYour knowledge and flexible approach has been the best for me that I could even more hope. I know it has not been easy to deal with such a beginner. Anne, you are a wonderful teacher and cook. I wish to thank Michel for his effprts on my behalf, such an open and gracious host.
We enjoyed very much everything about our stay with Anne-Elisabeth and her family ; the warm welcome, excellent conversation over special meals,being included in family events and just overall having so much fun. The lessons were top notch and tailored to our interests and circumstances. They included everything : pronunciation, comprehension, grammar, dialog, idioms and special usages. We leave feeling so much more confident with our French than when we got here. Michel was a great tour guide in showing us some very special places such as Cirque de Navacelles, Mont St Baudille and St Guilhem Le Désert. It was really amazing to be able to speak with all the members of Anne-Elisabeth’s family. Every-one was so helpful and kind and so much fun to spend time with . Ruth H.
We were more challenging students than usual because my wife was intermediate level and I am a beginner. Anne-Elisabeth was able to simultaneously balance our lessons to maximize our progress. Exellent experience. Andy H.
The week flew by so quickly and I can’t believe that it’s already time to say goodbye!
Thank you for being such a kind, patient effective instructor as a knowledgeable fun-loving guide to this beautiful region.
More than all, however, thank you for giving me added confidence with my French. I have fallen in love with Montpellier and made such great friends here that I will definitely return to you !