About Gudrun Bauer, your experienced French coach, host & local guide
In 1987, ten years after starting my exciting career as a language trainer and interpreter in the world of French & German business in Paris, I took advantage of an opportunity to carry on my job in Southern France.... at first for various International Language Schools and big companies (tourism, agribusiness, cottage industry, vineyards...) and finally, as a freelance French coach... for myself !
Since 1994, I have been offering my own French immersion programs for motivated adults who wish to practice and perfect their fluency through an informal but highly effective learning approach in a stimulating setting.
So, rather than open a language school, I preferred to open a typical french "chambre d'hôte" in my home in Aigues-Mortes... which ensures
that from the moment a "French learner" arrives they are not immersed in a studious environement but in relaxed holiday context... much more favourable to reach its object quickly
(according to my immersion concept...)
Always curious to discover what makes my area of France interesting and unique, I've spent more than 20 years exploring Provence and building relationships with the local people so that I can introduce you to a lot of special places, people, events and experiences that will make your learning vacation truly exciting and tasty.
"NO ESCAPE" LEARNING
Full Immersion in a "only-French" speaking environment
My wealth of experience is gained over many, many years teaching French to people of all nationalities, ages and levels.
I know you will reap the benefits as many others have through my "French speaking holidays".
The easiest thing when learning a new language is to do it from a position of comfort; that is by defaulting to your own language as soon as a situation or a discussion becomes challenging...
I do not encourage this !
By using French ... and only French... you will develop natural language learning skills and become rapidly at ease in a French speaking environment. By immersing yourself in this way your confidence at speaking French will improve dramatically, which in itself will help you learn as you move forward.