Learn French in immersion under the sun of sweet Provence. Julie, a certified and experienced French teacher welcomes you - alone or with your family or friends - in a typical “mas provençal”, with a large garden, three pools, a playground… Fluent in French, English, German, and Portuguese, Julie loves meeting new people. Her friendly nature and teaching expertise will surely help you progress in French as you discover this amazing region of France, and enjoy a relaxing vacation.
Why Pick a French Immersion Program in a Teacher’s Home?
Spending time in France in a full French immersion program is certainly the best, fastest, most fun way to improve your French!
Many adults however don’t feel like going in a French school full of teenagers, with set programs that may not answer their needs… Host families don’t offer the comfort most adults are used to. Besides, many adult students want to travel to France and practice their French, but also have a good time vacationing by themselves, or even with their spouse and family, and need to find flexible immersion programs.
Organizing a trip abroad is a lot of work, and the perspective of being alone in a foreign place is often intimidating.
For all these reasons, an immersion stay in a French teacher’s house in France is the ideal solution.
Residential French Immersion Courses Specially Selected by me
To help you choose the best French immersion program possible, I personally contacted these independant French teachers, and checked their services, flexibility and reliability.
- All of them speak English, have been teaching French for years and have developed their unique method that focuses on the student’s individual need.
- They are passionate about their region of France which they know inside out. They will accompany you through many activities such as sightseeing, museum tours, hikes in nature, cooking classes, wine tastings…
- They will welcome you into their own house or an adjacent studio, providing comfortable accommodation, cooking and sharing meals with you if you wish.
- Staying at a teacher’s house is a safe and convenient solution for people traveling alone.
You will experience a true French lifestyle and have an incredible immersion experience in France!
All the French Immersion Stays Below Take Place at French Teachers Homes (and Their Families)
Please use the contact form located on each teacher’s page to get in touch directly with her/him.
Note that these teachers are not French Today’s employees. They each have their own company and accept / refuse students on their own terms.
If interested, act fast: this French immersion homestay program is super popular (the teachers I recommend are excellent: my selection process super tough!) and they get booked months in advance.
I am currently looking for more French immersion teachers worldwide. If you know someone with the personality, savoir-faire and experience, please tell them to contact me.
Visit picturesque Dordogne and enjoy a peaceful and enriching stay with Chloé, Laurent and their little girl Cassandre. Chloé (certified French and Yoga teacher) will provide you creative and tailor-made French courses and offer to share a relaxing time with Yoga classes. Laurent (native from Dordogne) will introduce you to very authentic places (prehistoric caves, legendary castles, refreshing rivers...) and will cook tasty fresh and local French food for you. Improve your French in an authentic French family and enjoying a true vacation.
Imagine an exquisite house by the sea, with a large swimming pool, a student’s private bungalow in the yard, and plenty of space in the house itself. Your hosts, both French native, lived all over the world (UK, US, Hong Kong, Australia, Malaysia…) but chose to retire in Oléron, a picturesque island not far from Bordeaux. Sylvie has been teaching French for over 20 years: she is an expert at it. Philippe loves golf, sailing, talking about wine… Join them for an unforgettable immersion in French language and culture.
Immerse yourself in this cultural yet rustic region of France and discover what it is to live among a true French family. Your hosts Pierre and Isabelle are both French teachers, and their 2 sons also speak French and English. Life in the Lot-et-Garonne is close to nature: hikes on bikes, foot or horses (they own 3), cooking with garden produce, movie watching in the family home theater, playing with the kids and the dogs. Reconnect with a simpler lifestyle while improving your French under the guidance of two experienced French teachers.
Born in the UK but having lived in France for the past 13 years, Suzanne is the perfect French teacher and host for students of all ages and levels. She’s been teaching French for the past 30 years, and on top of being French/English bilingual, also speaks Spanish, German and Italian. Come 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.
Improve your French and discover French culture as you experience all that France's capital has to offer. Your French teacher Françoise will welcome one lucky guest in her typical Parisian flat. You'll live completely immersed in French language, learning French and living like a typical Parisian. Practice your French on the streets of Paris while visiting some of the most significant museums - and enjoy the best food and shopping in the world.
Imagine two adjacent traditional French houses, a garden with a large swimming pool and on the side, a student’s bungalow. Conveniently located near Paris, between the towns of Chantilly and Beauvais, Chantal will welcome you - alone or with your family or friends, there is plenty of room - and tailor a French immersion program to match your specific needs and goals. Improve your French, relax in the pool and visit Paris in the afternoon!
Immerse in the French language and culture in the heart of "The Beaujolais" region, not far from Mâcon and Lyon. Marion will welcome you and your family/friends in your own flat in her family house. This is wonderful and sunny region of France, known for its lovely wines. Enjoy a glass by the pool and practice your French in this calm and serene atmosphere.
In the beautiful region of Bayonne, near the Pyrénées mountains and the Atlantic ocean (Biarritz), Myriam Rolando (a certified native French teacher who also speaks Spanish, English and Japanese) will teach you French and let you share her everyday life in the cozyness and safety of her house. Passionate about her region and its culture, her French immersion program offers many tours and excursions, as well as cooking classes - she is quite a chef!
Ahhh, Nice… The French Riviera. Geneviève welcomes any level of French students and will be your host and guide for an exceptionally rich French immersion experience. Her apartment is ideally located in downtown Nice, within walking distance of the beach, shopping, museums and restaurants. If you prefer to be a bit more independent, you can stay in her cozy studio, and still benefit from daily French classes and time together. With French culture surrounding you, you'll progress in no time!
Michel lives in Belle-Isle en mer, a gorgeous, wild and protected island in the southern part of Brittany. Come alone, with your partner or spouse and experience a real French immersion in an authentic, yet renovated house adjacent to his. Michel is most comfortable helping advanced students perfect their French (levels B2 and higher). He would also be happy to visit you in your country, or travel worldwide with you.
Learn French in immersion and discover French speaking Switzerland. Raymonde will welcome you in the safety of her Swiss country home, share her daily life with you and teach you French. Fluent in French, English and German, she’s been teaching languages for 25 years, but now that her grown-up children have left the nest, she is eager to share her time with students and make them discover the relaxing Swiss way of life.