French Immersion Homestay At Teacher’s In Montpellier, France

With Anne-Elisabeth - your French tutor, language buddy & host

from € 1940 incl accommodation in private flat at teacher's home 2024 almost fully booked/ Reservation open for 2025  

  • 15 hours of French tuition
  • Private guest appartment with 2/3 rooms and one bathroom
  • 1 per day Lunch ( or dinner) with active French conversation.
  • 2 excursions with guided French practise depending on your interests
  • 1 to 4 guests - special price for families
Contact Anne-Elisabeth
Anne-Elisabeth was born and raised in Normandy. 17 years ago she moved to Montpellier, a dynamic and sunny city. She made her dream come true and stopped her office work 8 years ago and obtained a diploma to teach French as a foreign language : as a passionate and enthusiastic French teacher, she offers personalised French immersion homestays and courses for adults of all levels. Due to her previous career, Anne-Elisabeth is perfectly suited to the professional objectives. Thanks to Anne, you will discover that the South of France is not only the Côte d’Azur and that the Montpellier region, a stone’s throw from the Camargue and Provence, has more than one asset. You will be dazzled by the city of Montpellier and its many friendly places. You will have the opportunity to discover a real gem of the South with its mediterranean gastronomy .


Private Bathroom
Teaches Adults & Children
Multiple Bedrooms
Public Transportation
Free Parking

Sleeping Arrangements

bedroom 1
1 double bed
bedroom 2
1 queen bed
1 sofa bed
bedroom 2*
2 single bed

Types of Courses Offered: French conversation, Professional French, Business French, all levels

Teacher Certifications: DAEFLE, English spoken

Extra Activities/Options: Optional excursions

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. Don't worry, I will meet you at the station or airport. I have done my studies in management. This was 30 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, 17 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

I am happy to teach French to the whole family: to you, to your teenagers and even to your younger children! As the testimonials show, I have experience with all types of audience.

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.

Please note that you accommodation is suitable for a couple, a family or two friends. One bedroom room is equipped with a queen size bed or 2 twin beds depending on the fon the composition of your family.
A two-week immersion program is a great way to improve your French and discover Montpellier and the surrounding area.

Again, please note that I am happy to teach French to the whole family: to you, to your teenagers and even to your younger children! As the testimonials show, I have experience with all types of audience.

New from September on

We can continue our lessons online if you wish, and if the time difference is not an obstacle to finding a time that suits us!

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

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
  • air-conditioned
  • 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

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Reviews (17)

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Ma troisième expérience d’immersion et la meilleure à ce jour. Anne-Elisabeth et Michel sont des hôtes fantastiques et avoir notre propre appartement privé était un luxe agréable. La situation proche de l’ancien village, de la rivière et de toutes les commodités (y compris le tramway) était un autre avantage inattendu. Anne-Elisabeth était l’enseignante parfaite pour ma femme et moi-même, et je suis reparti avec plus de confiance et d’ambition dans mon parcours d’apprentissage de la langue française. Je recommande vivement cette immersion.


J’ai attendu pendant si longtemps ma visite à Castelnau et maintenant c’est fini : quelle tristesse !

Je n’ai pas de mots pour exprimer combien de plaisir cette visite m’a apporté. Je savais par avance qu’elle serait quelle serait quelque chose de spécial mais la réalité a dépassé toutes mes attentes…Vous m’avez accueilli si chaleureusement dans votre famille, vous avez pris soin de moi quand j’ai été malade.
J’ai beaucoup apprécié toutes les discussions conviviales et instructives que j’ai eues avec  Anne-Elisabeth, nos excursions, tous les précieux conseils : quel bon prof de français !
Après l’excellent repas préparé par Michel vendredi, j’ai eu l’honneur d’entendre votre fille chanter ! Quelle merveilleuse fin de visite !

Tous mes vœux les meilleurs. Merci. Merci.  


Dear Anne-Elisabeth,

Thank you so much for a wonderful experience. My son and I feel much more confident in French now and we loved the excursions to some very beautiful places we would never have seen otherwise.The cuisine was superb and we really appreciated your attentiveness and how hard you worked to ensure we had the best experience.

Many thanks.
Alison+ Aidan(16) , UK


Anne-Elisabeth and family

Thank you for your warm welcome and all the time we have spent together . I have learnt a lot and appreciate your patience and gentle approach. I enjoyed our walks and talks. I look foward to future visits.



Dear Anne-Elisabeth,

My sincerest gratitude to you for a wonderful 2 weeks stay in your home. Thank you for your great patience with me, the wonderful conversations and most of all the delicious meals you prepared and we enjoyed to together. My French needed a lot of mark but you made my lessons easy to understand and you were very patient with me despite making the same mistakes and constantly searching for the right words to express myself. You were flexible and understanding of my level and what I needed to do to improve. I’m glad I got to be immersed in the language while at your home especially during dinners with you and Michel. I particularly enjoyed our trip to Palavas and seeing the Mediterranean sea. Also Michel telling me about the camino “coquilles” in Castelnau-le-Lez. With your help and lessons, I look forward to speaking in French when I hike on the chemin du ¨Puy next year.
I hope to come back in Montpellier again and be immersed some more but hopefully much improved.

Best regards.
Tampa, FL, USA


Dear Anne-Elisabeth and Michel,

Thank you very much for this amazing time and experience. I really enjoyed it. I highly appreciated your flexibility and support regarding “mon régime”. Les repas were excellent.
Also, I would like to express my gratitude for the possibilities to visit the cinema, listen to the beautiful choir Cat’Alinsa and for the amazing trip this Sunday where we had a picnic at the beach.

Hope to visit you soon again.
Many thanks.


Louise et Mark

Bonjour Anne-Elizabeth, je suis rentrée chez moi après une semaine avec mes parents à Édimbourg.

Je voudrais vous remercier pour la semaine que j’ai passé avec vous, pour les cours de français, et  toute la cuisine.  J’espère que mon français s’est amélioré et qu’il m’est plus facile de m’exprimer.

Mark et moi tenons à vous remercier et Michel pour votre hospitalité et une semaine très agréable à Montpellier.


Encore, merci, cordialement, Louise B.


Susan McCullen

Thank you so much, Anne-Elisabeth !
My stay with you and your lovely family was extraordinary! Vraiment ! It could not have been better !
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Steve and Corinne

Dear Anne-Elisabeth and Michel,

Many heartfelt thanks for such a wonderful stay in your home! Anne-Elisabeth, the French lessons were terrific. We  all made progress and had so much fun. You were so flexible in adapting to the needs of al l4, which was amazing ! Thank you for advancing Marshall in grammar and conversation ;Thalia for recognizing vowels and reading ( and for taping your reading of a French book); and for Steve and me in respective levels… Most of all, we loved spending time with you both, chatting about everything and absorbing your wisdom of life, and learning about the region. You have been both generous in sharing your favourite foods, places to go, history of the region and practical tips. You treated us like family and included the children in everything ! We have been especially touched by your kindness to the kids…Looking forward to keeping in touch and seeing you again, whether back here, in San Francisco or elsewhere ! 


Chère Anne-Elisabeth,
Merci merci merci merci merci !
Our days with you have been wonderful and fun and full of all things French0 I feel progress has been made towards my fluency. Thenks to your presistent and flexible approachto meet my needs. Thanks to you and Michel including Jay +making his vacation funand comfortable.We loved meeting Pierre-Antoine and Séraphine too. It is remarkable you all can share your life as you do. Come and visit us in Iowa !
Alle the best.
Becky !

Don et Denise

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

Mark - USA

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.

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