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French Conversation Course - in France

 

French Conversation Courses in France
We are proud to offer French Conversation courses with a difference. We offer a friendly and personal service for those who would like to practice and improve their French and have plenty of personal attention whilst learning, rather than a typical classroom situation. Consequently students should be able to not only improve their French, but have a good time into the bargain.

Location

The area is the Bauges national park area which is set amongst spectacular lakes and mountains. You will be staying in a typical French Alps village with local amenities, and also attractions such as local leisure base with tennis, swimming, mini golf, and horse riding. The area is also very popular for fishing, walking, and cycling, as well as site seeing. It is one of the most popular regions in France for tourism.

Conversation course details
The courses are for beginners, intermediates, or advanced students and will be taught by a native English speaker with a degree in French and plenty of teaching experience. The courses will concentrate on conversation and should also include practical experience speaking to locals.

The French courses can be intensive or relaxed. We are flexible to allow students to explore the beautiful Alps should they desire. Indeed it will be possible to combine learning with a holiday, as you will be offered the opportunity to learn and converse outside, and around the region. The area is amongst the prettiest in the world so it would be a missed opportunity to stay indoors the whole time. The course can be based around your interests, so for example. If you like shopping you could have lessons on shopping vocabulary in the morning, then put it into practice in town with the tutor (or by yourself) in the afternoon.

Extras
It would be a shame to go to France without sampling the wonderful French lifestyle. We can arrange excursions as well as concentrating on academic matters. The cost of the trips will depend upon where you want to go, and the time it takes.

We can also provide meals for you at reasonable rates. If you are staying with the host family then half board is included.

Dates
Courses are run weekly from Monday to Friday. However if you prefer to stay longer and enjoy the scenery and practice your French you are welcome to stay Saturday to Saturday. You are also welcome to book more than one week. We can pick you up from Geneva or Lyon airport. The cost of the course does not include air fare, but cheap airlines such as easyjet fly these routes and prices can be less than £80 return if booked early. You are welcome to hire a car. Alternatively we can pick you up and drop you back off at the airport for an extra £60 (max 2 people) or £100 (4-6 people).

Group Sizes
We are happy to reserve full weeks for individuals or small groups, to offer relaxed or intensive training depending upon your preference. There is a maximum of 6 people per course so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Itinerary
The lessons are primarily conversations so could take place indoors at the accommodation, or outdoors, weather permitting, to take advantage of the lovely scenery, and sights. We are happy to speak to you as much as you like in French, or in English. It basically depends upon your level and how much French you can speak and want to speak.


We are flexible about the times. The earliest we start is 9.30am, but if you are a late riser then we can start later. If you want to spend the day with the tutor to improve you French then this is fine. Unless you are on an excursion with the tutor there will be a 1-2 hour lunch break. You are welcome to join us for lunch (see extras above). Days normally finish no later than 4 pm. As mentioned however, we are very flexible, so if you want to return for dinner and speak some more French then you are welcome to do so. (see extras above). Weather permitting meals can be indoors or in the garden.


Prices
The price of the courses are:
1 Person: 295 per week
2 People: 195 per person per week
3 People: 150 per person per week
4 People: 125 per person per week
5 People: 100 per person per week
6 People: 95 per person per week


Accommodation (choose from the options below)
Host Family
You can stay with the host family on a B&B basis, in a 3 bedroom modern village house
free. There is one guest room in the house with a double bed. (max 2 people then). The bathroom is shared. Smoking is not permitted in the house. Other meals are available for an optional extra cost

Chalet Rental

Alternatively your party can rent a chalet. We can arrange a self-catering chalet in the village for you which sleeps 6 for just £475 per week per group.

Hotel
You can stay in a hotel of your choice anywhere within 30 minutes drive of the course. If you choose to do this you must arrange this yourself. Hotel charges, on average in the region around Annecy are about 300 per week. Please note that we can pick you up if you stay at a hotel but there will be a daily charge for this depending upon distance. If you stay at a hotel it therefore may make sense for you to hire a car for the week. Costs are usually about£150 per week to hire a car.

Restrictions
Unless staying with the host family, anyone under the age of 16 will need to be accompanied by an adult. The adult need not participate on the course.

You will need to ensure you have adequate holiday insurance before you travel.

Booking
Please contact us to book your place or to make further inquiries

 
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