Let’s build your program together!

Aided by a pre-course assessment, I will work with you to determine your ideal course profile, taking your objectives and preferred learning strategies into account. I will help you find your own working method for an effective result, at your own pace.

Why choose Live French for your French immersion?

Looking to “live” the language in an authentic setting and in a rich social environment in order to adapt to all kinds of linguistic situations? Live French is the perfect immersion course for you:

  • if your language performance needs a rapid boost
  • if you want to challenge your French skills
  • if you are interested in becoming more attuned to the subtleties of French culture

 

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A nice choice of cultural activities

Learn French with lessons based on local cultural activities, in total immersion.

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An ideal learning environment

A relaxed atmosphere for an optimal learning environment. Come and live the French way!

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Live French’s program:learning French in total immersion

Our total immersion courses can cater for up to 5 people at a time, depending on your individual needs and budget, and we offer the flexibility of a personalized program to meet your particular requirements. Each course combines ‘traditional’ language sessions and a cultural theme chosen by the learner to give a total of around 10 hours of work and contact with the language per day in an optimal learning environment and relaxed atmosphere.

Beginner/intermediate level

Learn to communicate in everyday situations (hotel, restaurant, transportation, bakery…) through role plays first, then in real situations:

  • Make phone calls
  • Write/ understand a text message
  • Make conversation/ socialize

+ Grammar and self-study

Intermediate/advanced level

Choose a cultural topic which will be the main thread for the week and enable the learners to:

    • Practice French in real situations
    • Make phone calls
    • Carry out interviews
    • Read documents
    • Write a report
    • Make a presentation

    + Grammar and self-study

Each course is based on a cultural theme selected by you. History, architecture, gastronomy or Cognac.

— Hélène, your French coach

Cultural Theme

Each immersion is based on a cultural theme selected by you. Whether you are interested in history, architecture, gastronomy or Cognac, we will be able to put together a course that will motivate you to learn the French skills necessary to discover more about your chosen subject.

A Typical Day

  • Breakfast with your Coach
  • Correction of the previous day’s personal work
  • Teaching, grammar coaching, various exercises targeted to your needs
  • Conversations/ Vocabulary/ Roleplays
  • Lunch with the Coach
  • Cultural visits
  • Self-study
  • Free evening or dinner with a French family

 

After breakfast, you may correct some grammar exercises from the previous day before spending the morning working on role-plays, conversations and vocabulary specifically targeted to your needs.

Lunch at a local restaurant will give you the opportunity to sample some of the region’s dishes and discuss the details of the afternoon’s visit. Every day you can explore a different aspect of your chosen cultural theme through cultural activities, interviews with local experts, visits to important sites or museums, access to a variety of media sources and, for those following a gastronomic theme, the chance to meet local producers. I will always be on hand to provide linguistic and cultural feedback!

Depending on the time, and on your energy levels (!), the evenings will either be free for you to relax and work on your exercises or you will have the opportunity to dine with a French family; something that few foreign visitors are able to do!

Your role

While we believe that a one-on-one personalized language immersion course is the best way to improve your French performance, it is not a passive method. We strongly recommend that all learners arrive ready to throw themselves into the course and give 100%. Give us your complete attention and energy for the duration of the course and we guarantee that you will progress.

Whether you love history, architecture, picturesque strolls, gourmet foods or good wine, come discover the beauty of France’s Cognac region while getting a healthy dose of French language training and exciting cultural discoveries!

Why choose Live French for your French immersion?

Looking to “live” the language in an authentic setting and in a rich social environment in order to adapt to all kinds of linguistic situations? Live French is the perfect immersion course for you:

  • if your language performance needs a rapid boost
  • if you want to challenge your French skills
  • if you are interested in becoming more attuned to the subtleties of French culture

 

Discover the program

A nice choice of cultural activities

Learn French with lessons based on local cultural activities, in total immersion.

Learn more

An ideal learning environment

A relaxed atmosphere for an optimal learning environment. Come and live the French way!

Learn more

An ideal learning environment

A relaxed atmosphere for an optimal learning environment. Come and live the French way!

Learn more

A nice choice of cultural activities

Learn French with lessons based on local cultural activities, in total immersion.

Learn more
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