Chloé – Dordogne – French Immersion at Teacher’s & Family (Yoga Option)
€1300 per week
Lessons: 15 hours
Meals: 3 per day
Room: Private bedroom & bathroom
Max. guests: 1 to 4 guests traveling together
Teaches kids: Age 4 and up
Other: Optional Yoga. Pets welcome. ONLY AVAILABLE IN APRIL, JULY & AUGUST, OCTOBER & NOVEMBERContact teacher
Meet Your Teacher and Family
Bonjour and welcome to our house.
My name is Chloé (it’s pronounced Klo é), I am 30 and I am a native French teacher.
I got my Master’s degree in “Teaching French as a Foreign Language” in 2011 from the University of Rouen.
I taught several years for the French governmental institutions: “Alliance Française” and “Institut Français” in France (Bordeaux), in Morocco and in Malta. I am passionate about linguistics, teaching and discovering new cultures. So this is the perfect job for me!
In addition, I am a « Yoga addict ». Since my twenties, I have never stopped practicing and learning this ancient art and philosophy with different teachers and methods. So if you are interested, we’ll practice Yoga together in French.
My husband, Laurent, our daughter Cassandre and I live on a large former walnut farm (walnuts from Dordogne are very famous in France).
Laurent oversees the renovations of the different farm buildings, maintains the land, and he sells walnuts and other locally grown products on organic markets. We do know many local growers and farmers and will be happy to introduce you to them if you’d like.
Our daughter is a happy little girl. When we work, she stays with her nanny.
Laurent and I are both fluent in English but we do not use it during your stay unless you ask us to. Since we lived ourselves in different countries, we understand how challenging it can be to speak in another language. We’ll gently encourage you to speak French with us during the lessons, but also our daily activities and excursions. We’ll adapt our French to your level: you’ll get plenty of practice in French!
“This immersion course exceeded my expectations. The professionalism of Chloé was extraordinary. I highly recommend this experience in one of the most beautiful areas in Dordogne.”
Welcome to Our Home in The Dordogne, France
Laurent’s grandfather built our house. We have been renovating while keeping its unique character.
Our choice of home furnishings is simple, with no fuss but comfortable.
We can accommodate maximum 4 adults with 1 or 2 children.
The 2 students rooms are upstairs, they are quiet, spacious and bright :
- Room 1 : one double bed with two bedside tables, a desk, a built-in wardrobe, a seat and a view over the meadow and the orchard.
- Room 2 : one double bed with two bedside tables, a sofa, a bunk bed (for a child), a desk, a view over the valley and the sunset.
Your private bathroom and toilets are downstairs.
When it is warm, we eat in the garden. Actually, we spend a lot of time outdoors, gardening, playing pétanque or having an aperitif :-)
Learn French in Dordogne
Our house is surrounded by vegetation and it is located in a small typical village. There is a bakery and a grocery within walking distance, and well labeled paths to go hiking in the countryside.
There are several beautiful towns around us: Le Lardin, Terrasson, Montignac, Collonges la Rouge, Sarlat… Where you’ll find plenty of fun shopping, lively markets, speciality stores, restaurants.
There is a huge diversity of architecture in our region! You’ll find grey, beige, yellow even red stones so the houses look quite different from Sarlat (built with yellow stones) to Collonges La Rouge (built with red and white stones).
Within one hour drive, you’ll go from flat countryside with crops, to hilly woods with medieval castles, to lakes and rivers where you can enjoy a kayak ride. The « Vézère Valley » where we live is well known for its exceptional prehistoric sites and painting caves like « Lascaux ».
We like outdoor activities ; swimming in the rivers, canoeing, sailing on the Causse Lake, hiking in the beautiful forests… and will be happy to take you visit the natural and scenic sites, medieval castles, and gorgeous gardens that surround us. If you are more adventurous we can arrange other activities like speleology, paragliding or hot-air balloon.
Practical Info About Your French Immersion Residential Course
I ONLY HOST STUDENTS IN APRIL, JULY & AUGUST, OCTOBER & NOVEMBER
Getting To Our House
We will be happy to pick you up at :
- Brive-la-Gaillarde railway station (trains from Paris)
- Périgueux railway station (trains from Bordeaux)
- Bordeaux Airport and Bergerac Airport (with a small additional fee).
If you want to be more independant and to discover the area on your own, we suggest rent a car.
There is Wifi throughout the house.
Laurent really enjoys cooking and the Dordogne region is famous for its incredible fresh produce such as portobello mushrooms and duck. Since we live on a farm, we grow many vegetables and fruits ourselves – and we have hens which provide fresh eggs.
We will be happy to adapt our cooking to your diet – vegetarian, more (or less) healthy… Just tell us what you like to eat and we’ll do our best to please you.
We do not smoke but people can smoke outside.
Except for the three hens who are in the meadow or the henhouse, we don’t have any pets. So we can accept small and well behaved pets if they won’t run away or bother our hens.
A typical 1 week (7 days, 6 night) immersion includes but is not limited to:
- 15 hours of french courses (usually 3 hours in the morning over 5 days) + at the end of the stay, I will give you a report of your French courses + advice to go on improving your French with some references of useful websites and books
- Full board – three meals a day that we’ll be happy to share with you unless you’d rather take off on your own.
- Accommodation in one of the rooms above + your private bathroom.
- 2 activities or tours (extra fees such as museum entries are not included)
The price with these options is 1300 Euros for one person.
Since we have two guest rooms, we can accommodate up to 4 adults and two children, so you can come with your family or friends.
For one additional guest, the price per week is:
- Euros 315 in full board, without lessons or excursions,
- Euros 805 in full board with shared lessons and excursions.
My program is very flexible. I will be happy to adapt to whatever kind of immersion stay best fits your personality and need: give more or less structured lessons, provide more tours or outside activities, less meals, be more or less present. Together, we’ll design the very best immersion stay for you.
Learn French and Yoga
Yoga is more than a passion, it is a way of life. As I love teaching, it was only natural for me to share my yoga experience as well, so I became a certified yoga instructor with the « Fédération Viniyoga Internationale ».
There is a dedicated room in our house where I practice everyday and provide one-to-one or small group classes. You will not only work strength and flexibility but also focus and peace of mind, while developing your French listening skills !
The price for one yoga class is 25 euros per hour for you and/or your friends/family.
See you soon in Dordogne !
“We truly became part of Chloé’s family for the week. We were invited to participate in their family activities: breakfast, lunch, and dinner times were special, as was playing with their adorable daughter Cassandre. It was truly a wonderful experience!”
Carla & Katie
French Immersion Teacher in Dordogne
Stayed in April 2019
Chloé and Laurent were wonderful hosts, who did everything to make me feel welcomed and help me progress, and their daughter Cassandre was delightful and also very helpful in my learning.
I’ve met a few family members and visited friends of the family. I listened and had ever opportunit… Read more
Stayed in 2018
Marc & Sheryl
What a wonderful week we spent with Chloe and her family in the Dordogne!
My husband and I are at slightly different levels in our learning of French but every morning Chloe managed to design and deliver lessons that engaged and developed both of us. I particularly valued the time she spen… Read more
Stayed in 2018
This immersion course exceeded my expectations. The professionalism of Chloé was extraordinary. She was able to recognize my weaknesses and help me concentrate on those areas.
She kept the lessons very interesting by using several different types of media, including flashcards, picture… Read more
Stayed in 2018
What I liked: •The teacher being engaging & keeping me focused. •In the beginning, she knew what I needed to work on by asking me and by giving me a quiz. •I requested a focus on written French, which was handled with excellence and professionalism. •The teache… Read more
Stayed in 2018
Paul & Jeanne
Classes are in a dedicated room. Chloé’s whiteboard board is effective for writing as necessary. Each day involved a number of exercises and the time passed quickly. Brief conversation starters were effective at getting me talking so Chloé could identify areas needing work. Overall lesson… Read more
Stayed in 2018
Di & Graeme
If you wish to experience the real rural life of France then here in Beauregard de Terrasson with Chloe, Laurent and gorgeous 3 year old Cassandra, this is just the place to be. We were here in late April and virtually overnight spring was here. We sat outside for meals in beautiful sun… Read more
Stayed in 2018
Carol & Angharad
Laurent and Cassandra met us at the airport, and with Laurent’s easy down to earth personality we both felt comfortable and at ease.
After arriving at their lovely house, Chloe showed as around her delightful village. The village, which is very peaceful and charming, has a grocers, butch… Read more
Stayed in 2018
The biggest strength was having a true immersion experience and the hospitality from Chloe and Laurent. Chloe and Laurent were very accommodating to adjust their schedule of the classes due to my last-minute work schedule changes and this was very appreciated. The food was excellent. Thanks very … Read more