Practice your French with a private and customized French immersion homestay. A French immersion program tailored to your needs at your teacher’s house.
NEW FRENCH IMMERSION HOMESTAY OPENING IN MARCH 2021
Registration is open for an immersion stay anytime after the 1st of March 2021
Want to learn French fast and effectively? Total immersion is the best way to learn a foreign language. Experience a French Immersion Program Abroad!
Enjoy your holidays to boost your level of the French language. During that time, you are relaxed, you are on vacation. As there is no stress, you will remember easily and you will learn fast. You will feel more comfortable expressing yourself in French.
Practice your French with a private and customized French immersion homestay. Experience a French immersion program tailored to your needs at your teacher’s house.
Travel alone or with family. Enjoy tailored French lessons, fun excursions, delicious meals, comfortable accommodation. Immerse yourself in the French language and culture!
BOOK NOW BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE…
1600 per week
Lessons: 15 hours
Meals: 2 per day (B + L)
Private Apartment: One double room with a suite bathroom & one living room with kitchen and sofa bed with private toilet.
Max. guests: 4 people
Teaches kids: Age 10 and up
Learn French in immersion and discover France. Thomas will welcome you in the safety of his home, share his daily life with you and teach you French. French Native Speaker, fluent in Spanish and English, he’s been teaching languages for many years. He’s an expert in coaching and languages. He shares his experience with French learners and gives them self-confidence and guidance to immerse themselves in the French language and culture. With his blog and his programs, he helps them improve their French skills and speak French with confidence. Thomas is eager to share his time with students and make them discover his hometown. He will help you enjoy learning French!
Learn French in Alsace, France – Your French Immersion Homestay Near Germany and Switzerland
MEET YOUR FRENCH TEACHER AND HOST
Bonjour and welcome to my home.
My name is Thomas, I’m the founder of Français Immersion. But you already know me if you’ve been watching my videos on my YouTube Channel… I’m married with Ingrid, but you also know her. She’s the founder of Talk en Français. We have two children: a boy and a girl.
We were all born in France. We are French Native Speakers, and speak fluently Spanish and English and learning German!
We are convinced that learning languages is important. Why? To travel, to be able to communicate with people, to make new friends all over the world, to work.
Over the years, we have been traveling in different places, such as Peru, United States, England, Spain…
I started teaching French 10 years ago and started working in private language schools.
Soon, I realized that students benefited best from combining French lessons with fun. So I founded Français Immersion and launched my own YouTube channel.
Since then, I received many messages from students who would love to experience a French immersion homestay. So I will start offering immersion stays in my own home in March 2021!
I know that students benefit more from combining grammar with real life experiences, in a more relaxed environment.
I hope to welcome you soon for an immersion stay “chez moi”.
French Immersion Program, French Host Family Experience!
MY HOME IN ALSACE
My home is a spacious three-story house set in a calm and safe village in the east of France.
I love my house. Actually that property belonged to my grand-parents until they died. So many memories… I totally renovated the house to build two private apartments. I live with my family in one of them. The other apartment right next door was built especially for the guests. I had time to think over the details and make it as comfortable as I like it to be.
My house has 3 bedrooms, one open kitchen and dining room area, a living room, a separate toilet and one bathroom.
My kitchen is an important part of the house: it’s an open kitchen and my guests and students like to sit by the counter (and enjoy a glass of wine) as I cook. I like to have friends and family over – you’ll meet them too!
At the back of the house, there is a nice river, path and garden. It’s all very quiet and safe here. You can borrow my bike and enjoy the many walks in the countryside around us.
YOUR PRIVATE APARTMENT
It’s a fully new apartment.
Your room is large and comfortable with a suite bathroom.
There is a double bed, a nice comfortable armchair to read, and a little “bureau”.
Your private bathroom is fully equipped with a shower, a toilet, and a sink.
Your open kitchen and dining/living room are fully equipped with a TV, a large choice of DVDs in French, a sofa bed and a private toilet.
There is Wifi throughout the apartment.
Learn French in Alsace, Near Germany and Switzerland
I live in a small village called “Meyenheim” in the region of “l’Alsace”, surrounded by the Rhine River (called “Le Rhin” in French), the Vosges Mountains and the vineyards, not to mention the convenient access to Colmar (20min), Mulhouse (20min), Strasbourg (55min) and to EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (30min).
Alsace is a historical region in northeastern France on the Rhine River plain. Bordering Germany and Switzerland, it has alternated between German and French control over the centuries and reflects a mix of those cultures.
Strasbourg, a beautiful city
Its capital, Strasbourg is one of the many fine cities of France; its historic center, with its magnificent gothic cathedral, is among the most visited in France, and the Petit France quarter, on the banks of the river Ill, is particularly worth a visit. Among the highlights of the city’s year is the annual Christmas Market, held around the cathedral, an event that attracts visitors from all over France and neighboring countries. Generally speaking, Strasbourg attracts a large number of international visitors, being the one of the two seats of the European parliament.
Alsace wine is famous worldwide
Alsace wine is famous worldwide, and wine production is one of the region’s main activities. The Alsace vineyards are located along the eastern slopes at the foot of the Vosges; the area is famed for its very pretty villages, with their brightly painted half-timbered houses. Some of these villages such as Eguisheim (20min) and Riquewihr (30min) are classed as “most beautiful villages in France”, and as such tend to draw vast crowds of tourists at weekends and in the tourist season. They are very pretty; but these are just two among a large number of other very attractive villages and small towns set among the vineyards. For a more authentic view, visitors should follow the Alsace Wine Route, and stop off at some of the less visited small towns and villages, such as Niedermorschwihr or Turckheim.
I feel privileged because the region is really interesting year-round:
• Its well marked cycling routes are especially enjoyable in the spring when the air is still brisk. In the many parks, the flowers in bloom offer a gorgeous view.
• There are many activities to enjoy in the summer: with the mountains so close, the weather usually is warm but not too hot. It’s also a great time to enjoy hikes.
• In the fall, the nature all around this area is just amazing – it’s the time of wine harvest and there are many wine related events.
• In the winter, Alsace is a region for hiking, snowshoeing, cross country or downhill skiing. The views of the mountains and trees covered in pure white snow are breathtaking.
Practical Info About Your French Immersion Residential Course
GETTING TO MY HOUSE
My house is at a 30 min car ride from Basel Airport.
My home is also at a 5-minute car ride from the train station which goes to Colmar, Mulhouse, Strasbourg, Paris…
Whether you choose to arrive at the airport or the train station, I’ll come and pick you up in my car!
Once you are home, there are frequent trains to take you wherever you may want to go. (I will take you to the train station, 5-minute car ride). You don’t need to rent a car, although I suggest you do if you want to be more independent and visit all this beautiful region has to offer.
Please note that I don’t allow smoking inside my house. You can smoke outside if you wish to.
There is Wifi throughout the house and your private apartment.
I will be happy to share my family recipes with you, or adapt to any special diet you may have. You are welcome to join me in the kitchen (a good way to practice your French).
Because we don’t have a private garden, unfortunately, we cannot welcome them.
A typical 1 week (7 days, 6 nights) offer includes but is not limited to:
- 3h x 5 days of private lessons – but that is only the formal part of the instruction. I spend as much time as possible with my students, and really share my everday life with you, so you’ll get a lot of French practice.
- Your own apartment located next to our house: a spacious double room and a nice bathroom, small kitchen and living room, private toilet, TV.
- Copious breakfast and generous lunch with me (unless you’d like to be more independent, it’s up to you). It’s a large “French style” lunch with plenty to eat.
- You’ll have dinner on your own (dinner can be arranged for an additional cost)
- 2 afternoons a week of cultural/touristic tours with me to discover the region, or activities such as cooking lessons, movie watching with me… customizable according to your own interests*
- Pickup and Drop off to Basel Airport or your train station.
- Preferred arrival on Sunday, departure on Saturday
*Train tickets and museum entry fees not included
The price with these options is 1600 Euros for one person.
For one additional guest, the price per week is:
- Euros 400 in half board, without lessons or excursions
- Euros 800 in half board with shared lessons and excursions
The additional guest will share the same private apartment (sharing the same bedroom or living room on sofa bed).
My program is really flexible: I can offer more or less lessons, go for longer excursions, cook three meals a day… Contact me, and we’ll put together a program to best fit your French goals, interests and make the most of your immersion stay with me!
Please check out the availability below. Then pick up a French immersion homestay at the more convenient dates for you!
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Founder of Français Immersion
French Immersion Teacher in Alsace, France