Marion – Stephen review
Stayed in 2018
Merveilleux! Inoubliable! Only these French superlatives can convey how pleased I am with the two weeks I spent with Marion. I have studied in two other French immersion programs. I can attest that Marion’s was by far the most enjoyable and productive. Everything was perfect: the classic village of Lancié in the heart of the Beaujolais; the very private, spacious, and fully equipped accommodations. But most of all the disciplined professionalism and energy with which Marion undertook to took work on my weaknesses, as well as her truly sympa, friendly, and engaging personality.
What was truly special about the program was that every morning, just after breakfast, we would head out together for a brisk one hour walk through the lanes of the village, along the roads leading to the vineyards, and then through the fields themselves. All the while we would converse in French, often in great depth, on a variety of topics according to Marion’s structured format. While correcting my errors in grammar and usage, and providing new vocabulary, she would enter the corrections in her cellphone and later email this “homework” to me for study.
I must also mention what a pleasure it was during breakfast and lunch sharing conversation about France and the world with Marion’s exceptionally engaging mother. I regret not taking a photo of mother-daughter together, but plan to do so next year.
French Today students are truly fortunate to have a chance to study with Marion.