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Raymonde – Joanne & Martyn review

Stayed in January 2019

Raymonde - French Speaking Switzerland - Immersion Homestay at Teacher's

My Husband Martyn and I spent a week with Raymonde and her Family in January this year. I have been learning French for the past few years in Sydney, and I was keen to improve my confidence and fluency during a French immersion.

My husband was happy to come to Switzerland with me but  he doesn’t speak French.

Our holiday experience with Raymonde was perfect. She is a great teacher and a warm beautiful person, with a great sense of humour. We both felt very comfortable in her company, and we really enjoyed getting to know her and about her life in Switzerland.

Our lessons together were very relaxed and included role play, listening and comprehension, grammar and lots of conversation on all sorts of topics.

We had walks together, on one we walked to a nearby farm to buy eggs and locally made Walnut Oil.

On another day we went to the local Jura Mountains and we snow shoed 5.5km to a restaurant  in the forest, for a Fondue lunch. It was a beautiful cold day with blue sky and deep snow, it was a very memorable experience.

Raymonde lives in a beautiful part of the world, close by to many interesting places. We had hired a car and we visited Lausanne, Vervey and Geneva. I think without a car, public transport is very easy and convenient.

We were very confortable and warm at Raymonde’s home. We had a large bedroom with ensuite bathroom.

Raymonde is a great cook with an interest in nutrition, so we had very healthy and nutritious meals, and I learnt a few new recipes.I came away from my immersion in Switzerland thinking it was a great holiday experience for both my husband and I.

I feel I have achieved  my goal of improving my  french conversation fluency, and my confidence when speaking French.

I would recommend anyone to come to Raymonde’s home for a French immersion. I hope to return again in the future, but I will stay longer next time as a week is not long enough,

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