About Gudrun, your experienced and enthusiastic French language coach, host & local guide
In 1988, 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 program for the Francophile adult (learner, expatriate, traveler...) who wants to become more confident and comfortable in the spoken French of everyday life, travel or work, thanks to a totally informal but very effective approach, in a very stimulating setting.
So, rather than open a language school, I preferred to create a learning concept that makes you forget the word "school" from the
first to the last day of your stay!
Welcome to the friendly and unique world of my typically french bed and breakfast (chambres d'hôtes) that allows you to feel on holiday...
Always curious to discover what makes my region of France so interesting and unique, I have spent the last 30 years exploring Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon and building relationships with locals to present to you many special places, products, communities and events which will make your "French speaking holiday" (or "theme stay" ) a real language experience!
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 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".