One of the most effective ways to improve your French quickly is to study in an environment where you are completely immersed in French, preferably in France.
Well, now you can do that in a school that uses our smart testing technology and get double the benefit. In fact, if you sign up for a French Immersions intensive course, you get 3 months’ unlimited access to French-test.com as part of the course. Even better, you can get a £25 discount if you book before 31 July 2014 (the course can be after this date) - just just by telling them you’re a French Test member.
Amanda Walden set up French Immersions in 2012 when she and her husband moved to the beautiful French commune Pézenas (in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in southern France) and were looking for French lessons themselves.
I’ve taken intensive courses before myself, and I can tell you from personal experience they are one of the nicest and most effective ways to improve your French and they make really wonderful vacations too.
Pézenas is surrounded by ancient French villages steeped in history and surrounded by vineyards, as well as character-filled towns and cities such as Montpellier, Béziers, Narbonne and Carcassonne so you certainly won’t be short of things to do.
French Immersions offer half-time and full-time courses, either 15 hours per week with lessons in the morning, or 27.5 hours per week with morning and afternoon lessons. All their teachers are native French speakers. For the duration of nearly all the classroom time only French is spoken so that students are really immersed in the language. And if you’re coming in a ready-made group they can even provide a teacher to come to your holiday accommodation and teach you there.
Two things set them apart from other courses: their group size and the fantastic price. They keep the maximum number of people per group to 8. This way everyone in the class is able to get quality time practising speaking French with a teacher present to correct them when needed. They’ve also tried to keep our prices very competitive at £250 for 15 hours of teaching time (even better: £225 with your French Test discount).Amanda and her husband moved to Pézenas in 2012
As well as the teaching side of the things, Amanda can help you find accommodation in the area. She’ll put people in touch with local property agents who have a range of accommodation to suit every holiday maker.
Unlike other courses, because you’ll have a 3 month subscription to our amazing French test technology, you’ll be able to really practise and consolidate everything you’ve learned on your holiday in the months that follow.
Here’s some of their students’ feedback:
“We loved France. I wanted to thank you for the classes. I liked all of the instructors. They spoke French almost 100% of the time….that was what I was hoping for.” – Phil Maas, United States
“The teacher was excellent, very good with children” – Monica Slater, Canada
“Just to let you know I enjoyed the course, even as the weakest link in the class I felt I got a lot out of it hopefully I will remember what I learnt ,!! If in the future you are having any more let me know as I would definitely be interested. Thanks again” – Mairead Kennedy, Irish Ex pat, France
“We enjoyed our stay in an excellent villa and learnt a lot from our French teacher. We thought it was an excellent idea to mix holiday and learning” – Hilary Poley, UK
If you’re interested, check out the French Immersions website and contact Amanda.