French courses in Vercors
LOCATIONVercors
MAX ATTENDEES1 or 2 people
DELIVERY1-to-1 or 2-to-1
LESSONS PER WEEK15, 20, or 25
CULTURAL ACTIVITIES10 hours per week
AGE16+
DURATION1 week minimum

French courses at the teacher’s house in Vercors

Our French courses in Vercors provide a magnificent environment to study French in what we call “la belle France”.

Our programs are offered in the beautiful medieval village of Châtillon-en-Diois. It is located in the Drôme department in southeast France.

Discover some breathtaking natural wonders

The Vercors is a massif of mountains and plateaus. It is a protected regional park and an excellent destination for people who love nature. It offers breathtaking landscapes, warm-spirited old villages, and a large variety of artisanal food and crafts.

The Vercors has an amazing fauna and flora diversity.  It includes hills animals like stag, roe deer, hare, wild boar and mountains animals like ibex, chamois, marmots. You can also sight many bird species in the Vercors Regional Park as well as wild plants and flowers.

French courses in Vercors – Châtillon-en-Diois

Châtillon-en-Diois is a lively and picturesque village with charming houses, cobblestone streets and fountains (not less than 20 in the village!). Situated on the border between Dauphiné and Provence at approximately 1 hour drive from Valence, it is a place of total peace and serenity.

Our French courses in Vercors are the perfect option for those who enjoy a slow-paced lifestyle, impressive scenery, hiking, nature, and a prestigious heritage. They will love socialising with warm-hearted people and will experience the French “douceur de vivre” of “la France profonde”.

Total immersion

Our French courses in Vercors deliver a full immersion program with private tuition and full board accommodation at the teacher’s house. This learning concept provides a well-balanced, constant, and enriching exposure to the French language and culture. It is flexible, personable, and lead to very rewarding learning outcomes.

Delicious local products

Students who study French in Vercors get the opportunity to discover and taste numerous succulent local products. To name but a few, the wide choice goes from the traditional Ravioles (small cheese and herbs ravioli), honey, cakes & pastries, fruit preserves, walnuts, wines and beers, lavender essence, essential oils, natural soaps, cheeses, lots of organic products and of course the delicious regional cuisine.

Who is it for?

Our French courses at the Teacher’s House in France are for anyone, from Beginner to Advanced level in French, who feels a full immersion at the teacher’s house is the most suitable option to study a language versus group courses.

It’s the perfect option for:

  • Juniors (from 16 years old)
  • Students
  • Adults
  • Professionals

Our One-to-One French courses in Vercors

Our French immersion programs in Vercors are offered all year round with a minimum of 1 week stay and include the following options:

  • General French courses from beginner to advanced level
  • Exam preparation (e.g. DELF, DALF, French A Level revision course, IB, …)
  • Teachers of French refresher courses
  • French and culture
  • Basic French language skills for every day situation

Total cultural immersion

The main benefit of our private French courses in Vercors is it gives you the opportunity to study in a comfortable and relaxed environment free from distractions from other students.

Well-paced between study and free time, you can practice your language skills at will 24/7 and improve your competency much faster than in a group.

Our French courses in Châtillon-en-Diois allow you to spend time and interact with local people, share their way of life and traditions, their food, their social activities, events and festivities.

Our courses are for Beginner to Advanced Level and range from general language studies to any specific objectives.

We provide:

  • A qualified and experienced teacher passionate about teaching French to foreign students
  • Stimulating practice sessions
  • Enriching cultural activities tailored to your language ability and personal interests
  • A comfortable accommodation with a warm-hearted and convivial host family

Socio-cultural activities

Your excursions and leisure activities will be planned at the start of the course with your teacher according to your individual interests, wishes and level in French.

You can choose from a wide range of local leisure activities including sports, museums, exhibitions, and local attractions.

Some examples of activities;

  • Food markets, local food and wine tasting, local cuisine
  • Meeting and socializing with a local artisan, artist, professional, a French student…
  • Numerous hiking trails to discover, festivals, local events…
  • Local museums, cultural events, and visits to surrounding picturesque places

Example of a typical week

DAYMORNINGAFTERNOONEVENING
SundayArrival between 3pm and 9pm.
Introduction to the program of the week, settling in.
Optional walk in the neighbourhood, dinner, conversation with your host
MondayBreakfast
One to One French lessons
Lunch – Optional afternoon lessons.

Free time or cultural activities

Dinner – Outing or free time or time spent with your host family/teacher
TuesdayBreakfast
One to One French lessons
Lunch – Optional afternoon lessons.

Free time or leisure activities

Dinner – Outing or free time or time spent with your host family/teacher
WednesdayBreakfast
One to One French lessons
Lunch – Optional afternoon lessons.

Free time or cultural activities

Dinner – Outing or free time or time spent with your host family/teacher
ThursdayBreakfast
Morning lessons
Lunch – Optional afternoon lessons.

Free time or leisure activities

Dinner – Outing or free time or time spent with your host family/teacher
FridayBreakfast
One to One French lessons
Lunch – Optional afternoon lessons.

Remittance of the certificate of attendance & comment on your course achievement.

Advice on your future French language studies – Free time or Cultural activities

Dinner – Outing or free time or time spent with your host family/teacher
SaturdayBreakfast – Departure
(in the case of 1 week course)
Free time or cultural activitiesDinner – Outing or free time or time spent with your host family/teacher
Say hello to our teachers

Our Teacher

A few years ago, our French teacher fell in love with the beauty of the Vercors, its villages, its nature, and people. She settled in the beautiful village of Chatillon-en-Diois with her partner and their young daughter.

Geraldine initially trained and qualified as an orthophonist and eventually did a degree to teach French as Foreign Language (FLE). She has taught French to foreign students for many years in France and overseas.

Geraldine is very creative and also uses public speaking, theatre & drama techniques to actively involve her students in their own learning.

Her courses are designed with a good balance between grammar, vocabulary, oral and written structures. She loves connecting with foreign people and warmly integrates her students into her family’s social circle and cultural life.

Geraldine is very sociable, caring and committed to help her students succeed and achieve their goals.

Our Packages

One-to-One

French courses in Vercors
Duration: 6 days
Max attendees: 1
Tuition: 15 hours
Cultural activities: 10 hours
Accommodation: Full-board at the teacher’s house

Accompanying person sharing your room without taking lessons but participating to the cultural activities: 20% discount

€1.350

Extra 5 lessons: €160
Additional week: €1.250

Two-to-One

French courses in Vercors
Duration: 6 days
Max attendees: 2
Tuition: 15 hours
Cultural activities: 10 hours
Accommodation: Full-board at the teacher’s house

Enjoy all of the benefits of a one-to-one course while sharing the costs with your partner, a friend or a family member.

€995/person

Extra 5 lessons: €120/person
Additional week: €950/person

What’s Included?

  • Individual tuition (number of hours as requested)
  • Your language competency assessment at the start of the course
  • The course materials
  • Approximately 30 to 60 mins personal work each day
  • A progress report and recommendation for future study
  • A certificate of course completion
  • A single bedroom with full-board accommodation (3 meals/day + coffee/tea breaks)
  • A program of socio-cultural activities
  • Free internet access

What’s Not Included?

  • Travel fare from and to your country of residence
  • Airport/train station/bus terminal transfers to & from the family/accommodation
  • Some entrance fees (museums, local events, …)
  • Passport and visas
  • Comprehensive travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (other than specified in the program)