“Learning to speak French in an immersive, supportive environment is the most effective way to progress,” Carol Anquetil explains. “Surrounding yourself with French people in France gives you both the confidence and the motivation to keep on learning.”
Carol’s husband Fred Lançon can trace his family heritage back no fewer than six generations in the charming, authentic village of Essert Romand on the outskirts of Morzine. The family recently built a new chalet, combining traditional architecture with modern interiors and incorporating the immersive language experience that they are so passionate about.
“Our guests become our friends. We welcome them into our home, we all go foraging in the mountains and we stay in touch with them when they leave, sending them postcards and encouraging them to continue to progress with their new language skills”
F&C Experience is essentially a homestay holiday combined with a language school. The homestay element offers you a cosy, warm bedroom or private apartment to stay in, plus a welcoming family with whom to share your experiences. As a fully qualified French teacher, Carol plans structured lessons, tailored to your ability levels, each day. The rest of your time is spent practicing your new skills whilst skiing, hiking, shopping at the local market and generally taking in all that our region has to offer.
“Our guests become our friends” Fred tells me. “We welcome them into our home, we’ll all go foraging in the mountains and we stay in touch with them when they leave, sending them postcards and encouraging them to continue to progress with their new language skills,” he explains.
Jumping in at the deep end is without doubt the most effective way to learn a new language and with flexible packages available from just €650 per person per week including half board accommodation, activities and those all-important French lessons, it won’t break the bank either.