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Suzanne – Northern Brittany – French Immersion Program in Teacher’s Home

Background image: French Homestay In Bretagne Suzanne

€1350 per week

Lessons: 15 hours

Excursions/tours: 2

Meals: 2 per day (B + D)

Room: Private bedroom and bathroom

Max. guests: 1 to 6 guests traveling together

Teaches kids: Age 6 and up

Other: Award winning garden.

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Born in the UK but having lived in France for the past 17 years, Suzanne is the perfect French teacher and host for students of all ages and levels. She’s been teaching French for over 35 years, and on top of being French/English bilingual, also speaks Spanish, German and Italian. Come alone or with your family and relax in the comfort of her home and prize-winning garden, in the authenticity of a true Breton village and improve your French with this patient, loving and experienced teacher.

Learn French in France – Your Immersion Homestay Program in Brittany

Meet Your French Teacher and Hosts

Bonjour, my name is Suzanne – welcome to my home!

As a teacher, my aim is to increase students’ confidence so that they can go off and talk to other people: being English native myself, I understand perfectly well the courage it takes to speak French to French natives.

My husband Peter and I live in the countryside, just outside Jugon les Lacs, a ‘petite cité de caractère’ – a town with a colourful history going back to medieval times. The other permanent resident is our affectionate 4-legged friend ‘Monsieur X’ – our outdoors-only cat.

People here are very friendly and it will be easy for you to practice your French with the locals.

As we also run a Bed and Breakfast, we have three guest rooms with private bathrooms so we can easily accommodate a family traveling together: I can give formal French lessons to one or several people, as the others enjoy the region (or relax in our garden!).

You are also welcome to come just by yourself (in this case you’ll be my only student), or with your spouse or with a friend. I teach all levels of French learners and kids as well.

I prefer to do all my teaching in French, with a large array of materials and activities to draw upon, but can explain tricky points quickly and simply in English if needed. I also speak Spanish, German and Italian.


Welcome to Our Home in Brittany, France

Our home is a typical breton farm which we entirely renovated ourselves. I have a spacious dedicated classroom for lessons, there’s a cosy sitting room where you can relax, and an open kitchen to the dining room table which is typically Breton.

And of course there is our big garden. I spend a lot of time gardening and will welcome the help should you like to join me! The garden is a great place to relax, and we often eat outside.

Peter and I are quite active in local village life (choir, Breton dancing, library, running bilingual quizzes in the local bar …), and will involve you in those activities if you like.

Your Room and Private Bathroom

Your bedroom is of moderate size, and is cosy and comfortable. There is a hot drinks corner, and you have your own shower room with sink and wc. Wi-fi is free.

We have three guest bedrooms in our house each with a private shower room, so there is plenty of space if you are traveling with your family or a group of friends!

Next door to your bedroom, you have a bright study room with a table, chair, armchair, a library of French books of different levels and views over the countryside – the perfect place to study!

Learn French In The Northern Brittany Region In France

Near our house, you’ll find the town of Dinan, le Cap Fréhel and Fort la Latte, la ferme d’Antan, le château de la Hunaudaye, and forest, country or lakeside walks.

If you rent a car, you can easily get to St Malo, le Mont St Michel, Vitré, Fougères, Josselin, Paimpol, La Roche Jagu, the island of Bréhat la Côte de Granit Rose…

Practical Info About Your French Immersion Residential Course

Getting to Our House

Trains from Paris arrive in nearby Lamballe, from where we can pick you up. Our nearest airports are Rennes and Dinard. Car hire is possible at all of these places if booked in advance.

Car Rental

During a week’s stay, I will take you out on a couple of visits, but if you are interested in seeing as much as possible while you are here, you should consider hiring a car during your stay.

Public transport outside the main Breton towns is not well developed. Bike hire can possibly be arranged from the Jugon Sport and Leisure Centre.

Wifi

There is Wifi throughout the house.

Smoking

We don’t smoke and smoking is not allowed in the house. You may smoke in the garden if you wish.

Diets

Lunches are copious, and many of the vegetables and much of the fruit that we use come from our prize-winning organic garden.

It’s my husband Peter who usually does the cooking at home. He likes to prepare healthy “French style” food but also traditional Breton cooking such as galettes and Breton pork.

Peter will accommodate a vegetarian diet, but cooking vegan or other special diets can be problematic since ingredients can be difficult to source locally.

Pets

Sorry, we cannot welcome your pet.

A typical 1 week (7 days, 6 night) immersion includes but is not limited to:

  • 15 hours tuition – usually 3 hours in the morning over 5 days.
  • As much (or as little) homework as you want: listening activities, preparation for conversation/discussion, structured reading…
  • Accommodation in your own room with private shower room (we have 3 rooms available).
  • 2 meals a day: breakfast with me, and possibly with French-speaking B&B guests; a copious lunch with me (and Peter, perhaps), or a prepared picnic lunch, for days when you prefer to go out sightseeing.
  • 2 accompanied excursions or cultural activities – eg. a visit to Dinan, a walk along the coastal path, a visit to a local château or special garden, a local festival, preparing a French speciality dish together – according to your interests.
  • Inclusion in my weekly local ‘duties’ is also possible (eg. Breton dance practice, officiating at the local library)
  • If needed, the loan of a laptop for homework listening activities.
  • Preferred arrival on Sunday, departure on Saturday

The price with these options is 1350 Euros for one person.

Additional Guests

For one additional guest, the price per week is:

  • Euros 210 in half board, without lessons or excursions,
  • Euros 700 in half board with shared lessons and excursions.

We can host up to six guests traveling together. If you are a larger family / group traveling together, contact me for more pricing information.

There are other options with more tuition /no excursions… I am flexible, can adapt to special requests.

Suzanne

Contact Suzanne

French Immersion Teacher in Bretagne

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    1. Whether you’ll be traveling by yourself or with friends/family (and if applicable the number of people just staying at the teacher or also taking classes and a bit more about them)
    2. The duration of your desired immersion stay and whether you are flexible about the immersion dates
    3. A few details about yourself: your hobbies, your French learning goal, the kind of immersion you'd like (little/lots of homework, outdoor or more indoor activities), any food allergies or other problems you may have. The teachers will be opening their own home to you and although they’ll ask you more questions if they are able to fit you in, knowing a bit about you from the start would be really helpful and a huge gain of time.

Ron immersion homestay brittany france
Stayed in April 2019

Ron

Thank you so much for your openness and warmth, for opening your house and way of life to me as if I were family. Although there was a certain amount of randomness in selecting this course and location, I could not have chosen better, even with years of research. Your home is an oasis of ca… Read more

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Stayed in April 2019

Susanne

Suzanne et Peter, vous êtes incroyables. Merci pour ce merveilleux séjour ici. Vous m’avez beaucoup aidée avec la grammaire et le vocabulaire. J’ai appris beaucoup, particulièrement sur les adverbes. J’ai apprécié les dictées… et finalement, merci de m’avoir aidée quand j’éta… Read more

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Stayed in March 2019

Helen & Helena

I have had a ‘most desirable week’ here at Jugon les Lacs. Suzanne is a very devoted teacher. She has her own effective and unique way to help you learn and improve immediately.

Peter makes the best cuisine and the best music in the evenings. Suzanne brought us to explore Cap Fréhel, … Read more

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Stayed in March 2019

Tony

This repeat visit echoes the rewards I gained during my last stay here. I won’t repeat my comments on the virtues of Suzanne’s teaching skills, other than to say that her exceptional talents for organisation and recall gave this course a flying start: it was if I were returning … Read more

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Stayed in March 2019

Linda

Last night, when I was singing with the chorus and then laughing with everyone in the bar to celebrate Cornelia’s birthday, I realised that a rather large miracle had happened. The amount of help you have given me this week has been simply life-changing, and having the opportunity to be fully i… Read more

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Stayed in March 2019

Katherine

Merci beaucoup pour une semaine magnifique! The only problem was that the week passed too quickly. I can’t wait to come back again.

I spent a week studying French with Suzanne. Suzanne is an amazing teacher. She is passionate about teaching, about adapting lessons for each student, and … Read more

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Stayed in March 2019

Michael

This was my fourth year and the standard of teaching is still at the highest level.   I greatly appreciate the interesting items you find for me to listen to, and talk about. Then you balance the talking with moving forward with “the grammar” and detailed aspects of the French lang… Read more

French Immersion in Brittany - review from Mark
Stayed in February 2019

Mark

Thanks again for a wonderful week in Brittany. Like my first immersion with you in 2017, I learned a great deal.

I especially enjoyed learning some of the more important aspects of practical, everyday French, something I certainly need.

I look forward to another week of immersion in… Read more

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Stayed in January 2019

Wynne

Suzanne & Peter, Thank you very much for a wonderful visit in your lovely home. I had a great week full of rest and learning in the peaceful French countryside.

I appreciate the effort & patience of Suzanne in my language training. You have been efficient and methodical while exerc… Read more

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Stayed in January 2019

Briana, Tracy & Ralf

(Briana traveled with her Mom and Dad to Brittany – she only was taking classes)

My experience in Brittany with Suzanne and Peter has been amazing and is something I won’t ever forget. I have experienced French life and met French people.

Suzanne and Peter are the n… Read more

Chrissy French Immersion & Lessons in Brittany at Teacher's
Stayed in 2018

Chrissie

Thank you soooo much to both Suzanne and Peter! My experience here has shown me the possibility for improving my French (and a way to go) but so much better than when I arrived, so thank you Suzanne.

With my thanks too for Peter who ‘est un chef de cuisine superbe, merci beaucoup’.

… Read more

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