About Gudrun, your experienced and enthusiastic 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 (and life) in Southern France.... at first for various International Language Schools and big or small companies (tourism, agribusiness, craft industry, vineyards...) and finally, as a freelance French coach... for myself !
Since 1994, I have been designing and offering my own French immersion programme for francophile adults (learners, expats or travelers) which
wants to become at ease and more confident in speaking current French, through a totally informal but highly effective approach in a very stimulating setting.
So, rather than a language school, I preferred to open a typical french "chambre d'hôte" (B&B, private guest rooms,) at my home in Aigues-Mortes... a warm welcoming holiday accommodation favoring friendly contacts to French guests on holiday... in extra of meetings with locals included in my immersion programme
Always curious to discover what makes my area of France interesting and unique, I've spent the last 30 years exploring Provence and building relationships with local people so that I can introduce you to a lot of special places, communities, events and experiences which will make your active "Learning" vacation or "theme stay" truly exciting and tasty.
Full Immersion in a "French-only" speaking environment
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...
In your own's interest I do not encourage this !
If you want to become rapidly at ease amongst French speakers ... the only way is to use French ... and only French during your stay.
You'll see: It's so easy and fun on holiday... ;-) !!
My wealth of experience is gained over many, many years coaching French to people of all nationalities, ages and levels.
I know you will reap the benefits as many others have through my "French-speaking holiday programme".