Françoise – Paris 17th Batignolles – French Immersion at Teacher’s Flat
€1600 per week
Lessons: 15 hours
Meals: 2 per day (B + L or D)
Room: Private bedroom, shared bathroom
Max. guests: 1 adult female guest
Teaches kids: No
Other: Minimum required level: conversant (B1). 6th floor without elevator.Contact teacher
Learn French in Paris – Your Immersion Homestay Program
Meet Your French Teacher and Host
Bonjour et bienvenue chez moi !
My name is Françoise, I’m a native Frenchwoman but I’ve traveled to many places in my life. In 1978, I lived in New Orleans (and taught French there), and in 1982 I lived in Indonesia and then travelled throughout Asia.
In 1985, I came back to Paris and received a teaching degree from La Sorbonne (Master in Teaching French as a Foreign Language). I’m fluent in English. Ever since, I have been teaching French to students of all ages, levels and nationalities.
My Parisian flat can only accommodate one guest. You will share my everyday life in the charming village-like section of Paris : Les Batignolles. As a woman living by myself, and because we’ll share one bathroom, I only take female students. Sorry gentlemen!
I prefer students who are already conversant in French: so a comfortable intermediate level, B1 and above would be appreciated.
I’ll show you the “real” Paris, while you can explore one on your own the more “touristy” places. There are so many things to do and see in Paris that there is always something new to discover. That’s why I love this city !
Before the outings we’ll study the specific vocabulary and grammar, and role play the situation so you’ll have the confidence you need when you interact with French people in the streets of Paris.
“Françoise is a fabulous teacher! My French comprehension improved immensely after 7 days and the content studied in her courses was incredibly useful to me.”
My Flat In The Batignolles Neighborhood in Paris, France
I live in the heart of the Batignolles, in the 17th “arrondissement” (district) of Paris. Located between “Montmartre” and “Les Champs Elysées”, this “quartier” (neighborhood) is safe and perfect to visit Paris.
My apartment is a typical Parisian flat: located in a traditional Haussmanian style Parisian building with a balcony, it’s not very big but it’s perfect for two people: you and me! There’s a small kitchen, two bedrooms and one bathroom, and a large and sunny living room with big windows featuring a wonderful view over the Parisians rooftops.
My flat is located on the French 5th floor (without elevator), 5 floors up from the street and since we’ll either walk to our various excursions or take “le métro” or more often the bus, my students can expect to get a healthy amount of exercise!
As you can see, there are wooden floors throughout the apartment, big French windows and each room is furnished with a mix of antiques and modern furniture for comfort.
Your room is small but comfortable and has a desk to study, a full size (one person) bed with a bedside table, a large drawer case and an armoire.
The plus is the very large window overlooking the Paris’s rooftops, the balcony and the view – you can’t get more Parisian than that!
As in most Parisian flats, there is only one bathroom with a tub / shower combined. So you and I will share it.
Learn French In Paris, France
The Batignolles neighborhood has changed a lot since I moved in 25 years ago! It’s now very trendy, much younger than before, full of restaurants, cafés, shops and boutiques.
The square des Batignolles is two blocks away, and the peaceful Parc Monceau is also within walking distance. La Place de Clichy is a 10 minute walk away, and if you keep going, then there is Pigalle, “Le Moulin Rouge” and “le chaud Paris”… but it’s quite far from us.
As a matter of fact “mon quartier” is like a small village, with lots of bakeries with fresh breads and beautiful pastries, traiteurs, groceries stores and small supermarkets; there’s also a market open six days a week with all the fresh food you can dream of.
It’s a very safe neighborhood, because it’s residential, however, it’s not very well-known to tourists: so you’ll be surrounded by real Parisians. I promise you will experience daily life like true Parisians live it.
Practical Info About Your French Immersion Residential Course
My flat is located on the French 5th floor, 5 floors up from the street and since we’ll either walk to our various excursions or take “le métro” (with its numerous stairs and sometimes long transfers), my students can expect to do a healthy amount of exercise!
Getting To My House
The métro station “Rome” is right at the end of my street, 2 minute walking distance. There are also many buses, Uber and cabs… We’re in the heart of Paris!
There is WiFi throughout the apartment.
I don’t smoke and smoking is not allowed in my apartment.
There is a small kitchen and I enjoy cooking, mostly traditional French foods. I like to cook with fresh produce I buy in the neighborhood boutiques or the market.
I will be happy to cook vegetarian food (I was a vegetarian once, although I did eat fish). Unfortunately, I’m not familiar with vegan enough to feel comfortable cooking vegan for my guest. If you have a special diet, please let me know when you contact me.
There are so many affordable restaurants around my house so you can easily eat out. When you are in Paris, you can really enjoy all kinds of foods!
I don’t have pets and unfortunately cannot welcome them.
A typical 1 week (7 days, 6 night) immersion includes but is not limited to:
- Fifteen hours of French lessons – usually 3 hours either in the morning or the afternoon over 5 days. But when we are together I will always correct your French, so the lessons never stop!
- Two organised excursions : we visit different neighborhoods where we can meet French people and speak with them.
- Accommodation in your own room with a full size bed, shared bathroom
- Two meals a day: breakfast (continental) + lunch or dinner
The price with these options is 1600 Euros for one person.
I’m looking forward to meeting you and sharing a typical Parisian routine with you.
“Françoise is a terrific teacher. She quickly identified patterns of errors in my speech: her explanations were clear and helpful. Our one-on-one speaking time was definitely the highlight of my trip. Conversing non-stop in French was exactly what I was hoping for.”
French Immersion Teacher in Paris
Stayed in May 2019
Françoise was a welcoming, patient and detailed instructor. There was a very nice balance between structured class time and excursions where the language training, listening and usage, continued.
I would recommend Françoise not only as a French teacher, but as the creator of a very com… Read more
Stayed in April 2019
I really enjoyed my week with Françoise and I feel like I made very good progress with my French, thanks to her excellent teaching. She is a very professional and thoughtful host and I wanted for nothing during my stay.
Her knowledge of Paris and all there is to do there is second to none… Read more
Stayed in 2019
I spent a wonderful 8 days with Francoise. She is an excellent teacher and was able to determine what I most needed help with.
Her neighborhood is wonderful- out of the tourist center, but lively and fun. We took interesting walks and she suggested others for my free time.
As she sa… Read more
Stayed in 2019
I had the most wonderful time in Paris. Francoise’s thoughtful hospitality and the beautiful apartment at Batignolles made me feel at home right away. I loved Paris with all the museums and amazing sights.
However, best of all I liked the lessons. Francoise is such a stunning teacher! … Read more
Stayed in 2019
I spent a week of French immersion at Françoise’s cozy flat in “Les Batignolles”. The surroundings are really nice, lively yet relaxed and not at all touristy.
Each morning or afternoon I had either language lessons or an excursion to interesting places a bit off the beaten track.</… Read more
Stayed in 2019
I am learning French for work and spending the week with Francoise has really helped me advance my French.
The lessons focused on areas I need the most one to one development including grammar and pronunciation and in particular gave me more confidence in speaking French.
I enjoyed … Read more
Stayed in 2018
Francoise was incredible! She was such a wonderful teacher and she made my experience the highlight of my year.
She’s amazing and I know I made so much progress during my time with her. She’s passionate about Paris and knows the city so well. Her apartment is beautiful and in a… Read more
Stayed in 2018
My week of French immersion with Françoise was a fabulous experience. I feel like both my understanding of the French language and my facility in speaking have had a big boost. From the moment Françoise welcomed me to her lovely apartment I was thoroughly immersed in speaking. However, she made… Read more
Stayed in 2018
My stay with Francoise went beyond my highest expectations!
From the moment of my arrival until my sad departure, she gave her all, going out of her way to create a truly memorable experience that was tailored to both my interests and my level of French. We spent the first afternoon gettin… Read more
Stayed in 2018
I have been to Paris several times, but my Immersion holiday was my best visit of all. It was the perfect combination of instruction and exploration, and gave me the opportunity to get an insider’s view of the city and visit places that I never would have experienced on my own.
I could n… Read more