Helene – Daniel Review
Stayed in October 2019
I had a wonderful week with Hélène and her family in Lyon.
We began our time together with a couple days at their vacation home in the Ardeche region, which was beautiful. After that, I spent the rest of the week with them at their apartment in Lyon.
Hélène and her family were warm and welcoming, and made the week great: The food was outstanding, the accommodations were excellent, and the company was convivial… it was a perfect week, and I haven’t even mentioned the language and immersion experience yet…
Hélène is a wonderful teacher… very patient with a great sense of humor. Her teaching style was perfect for me and I made a great deal of progress in the week I was there. She combined touring the city in the afternoons with teaching those sites in the mornings before we ventured out, so the immersion was a complete experience, and I got to experience Lyon in a way that would have otherwise been impossible.
Laurent, Manon, Solène, and Kickass (the family dog) were endless fun… what a great family. They really completed the experience by welcoming me into their family conversations and experiences. Getting to hear the normal back-and-forth and banter of the family was great training for normal day-to-day French conversation, and they are just a sweet, welcoming family to be around.
It was a fantastic experience and I highly recommend Hélène and her family to anyone who wants a complete immersion experience.