French immersion course - 15 private lessons

Paris Region, Paris, France

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This is no ordinary language learning experience, as you will not just be led through a text book but, instead, live with your teacher meaning that you will be guided through the language at all times to really help develop your linguistic skills and put them into practice from day 1.

Language immersion programmes have shown to give the same results in 1 week as opposed to 4 weeks in a language school classroom environment which means making the most of your time abroad.

Finding the best tutor for you is important to us to ensure you not only receive the best tuition but also the comfort of a home away from home. We ask you to provide us with a little information about you and what you want to get out of the course as well as what your interests are and any allergies or dietary requirements and so on. This then allows us to find your perfect tutor match.

Accommodation in your own private room in the teacher’s house is included in the cost of the holiday, as well as 3 meals a day plus at least 3 accompanied outings to local places of interest during the week. This means that not only do you get to experience local cuisine and cultural & local customs but you will also have the chance to practice the language outside of your lessons in a natural environment in the company of native speakers.

Although you are living with your teacher, you are of course free to come and go as you please so you have complete freedom and the opportunity to explore the local area on this learning holiday with a difference.

Who are immersion holidays suitable for?
- Suitable for all language levels from beginners to advanced
- As lessons are private, they are tailored to you and you can choose to focus on what you’d like to accelerate your learning
- There are no age restrictions but students under the age of 18 must pay a supplement for 24/7 supervision unless they are accompanied by an adult travelling with them
- Home stays can be arranged for solo travellers, couples, families or friends travelling together

How does it work?
- Please submit a 'check availability' request for your chosen date or email us at and we will then contact you for more specific details regarding your interests and preferences so we can match you with the best possible teacher
- When we have found a suitable teacher for you based on your interests and needs, we will send you their profile and you have 48 hours to accept the teacher or request a new one
- Once we have found the ideal home stay for you, you'll pay your deposit to confirm the booking

When can I start?
- The minimum stay is 1 week (7 nights) but you can stay for longer if you wish
- Arrivals are on Sundays and you check out the following Sunday morning
- You can arrive any Sunday throughout the year but there will be an additional supplement for stays during Christmas and/or New Year

A typical day
- As lessons are tailored to you, there is no set times for the learning
- Your hosts tend to recommend lessons in the morning as that’s when most people are more responsive to learning but schedules can be tailored to fit around you
- Usually lessons run Monday to Friday so you have the weekends free
- Outside of your lessons, you will be continuously immersed in the language as you will be living and dining with your language teacher, think of it as being a close friend or relative coming to stay and while you are free to come and go as you please, your host will welcome you into their home and daily life

About your teacher
- The greatest care is taken to learn as much as possible about the students and host families so that teachers of similar backgrounds can be matched to the student
- Please include any interests such as art, theatre, tennis, classical music, animals, or other hobbies
- The longer you book in advance, the more successful the match will be
- Teachers may be working part or full-time in a school, retired teachers, or people who worked in a different field before beginning their immersion teaching
- Such a variety of backgrounds makes it easier to place students with the right teacher
- Some also offer preparation for exam qualifications; please let us know if this is something that may be of interest to you at the time of booking

Where will I be staying?
- Accommodation is included in your teacher's home from Sunday to Sunday
- You may arrive any time late Sunday afternoon and this can be arranged directly with your tutor
- You will have your own private bedroom but will share a bathroom
- Private bathrooms can be booked as an optional extra where available
- You may be living with a single teacher, a couple or with a family and you are completely free to come and go as you please

Are meals included?
- All meals and soft drinks are included in the cost of your language holiday
- If you have any special dietary needs, please enter these in the special requests box during booking process
- Please note that a supplement for special dietary requirements, such as gluten free diets, halal, etc (not including vegetarians), will be charged during the booking process

Local support
- A local organiser is on hand to ensure the experience meets your expectations and will contact you during your stay to ensure everything is ok
- The local organiser is available 24 hours a day for emergencies, advice and support

- Tell us if you have any specific interests and where possible, you will be matched with a host teacher that shares your interests to enhance your learning experience
- If you have any preferences as to staying with a family, couple or single teacher please note these in the special request box and these will be accommodated where possible
- All allergies must be communicated at the time of booking