Welcome Pack – French Immersion

GREAT NEWS!

You are coming to Châteaux des Langues for an immersion.

We are thrilled and delighted to welcome

you to Château de la Mazure

This is your chance to fully immerse yourself in the French culture, or l’art de vivre français,

and improve your language skills too!

The atmosphere here is one of calm and comfort; you will immediately feel welcome and at ease.

The course is intense, professional and structured but the atmosphere is pleasant and relaxed.

Our motivated and energetic team are here to inform, guide and encourage you to make sure that you get the maximum benefit from your week with us. The diversity of our teaching team means that we can cater to any linguistic need you may have.

To maintain your concentration during these intense days, there are different teachers, activities and rooms every hour. On Wednesday, for something a little different, we have a cooking session where you can prepare dinner all together!

You will be staying in the château with all meals provided. We aim to cater to your every need in order to create the ideal learning environment to concentrate on the language.

A bientôt!

THE PROGRAMME

• Various language activities at the château

COMPLAINTS

To file a complaint before, during or after your training please contact our programme manager, Isabelle GODEFROY, at +33 2 43 53 55 63 or isabelle@chateauxdeslangues.com

Morning Schedule

We begin at 10am on Monday

08h30 – 09h00 : Structured exercices

09h00 – 09h30 : Breakfast – Comments & discussion about the news

09h30 – 10h00 : “Small talk” during a walk in the countryside

10h00 – 11h15 : The tool “Le kit des bases grammaticales”

11h15- 11h30 : Coffee break

11h30 – 12h20: Audio exercise – the “copycat” training

12h20 – 12h30 : Preparation of discussion & activities for lunch

12h30 – 13h30 : Lunch – professional meeting role-play

13h30 – 14h00 : Coffee and time for external contact with mobiles and laptops

Afternoon schedule

We finish at 5pm on Friday

14h00 – 15h15 : The Tool “Le kit des bases grammaticales”

15h15 – 15h45 : Structured exercises on the “kit”

15h45 – 16h00 : Coffee break

16h00 – 17h00 : Bright test practice

17h00 – 18h00 : Operational Activities + “One-to-One” in parallel

18h00 – 18h15 : Coffee break

18h15 – 19h00 : Role plays + “one to one” in parallel

19h00 – 19h30 : Free time for external contact with mobiles and laptops

                             & possibility to consult a teacher

19h30 – 20h00 : Pre-dinner aperitif 

20h00 – 21 h00 : Dinner

21h00 – 21h30 : Pronunciation

21h30 – 22h30 : Structured television exercise

LISTENING SKILLS

During the immersion we will work on
improving your listening and comprehension
skills.

However, we suggest you listen to as
much French as possible before you arrive.

Start Training Your Ears by Listening to these TED Talks

Comment sauver l’amour

D’une culture à une autre

La séréndipité

USEFUL EXPRESSIONS

Do you want to sound more French?

Do you need key phrases to help you feel more comfortable?

Click below to download a list of essential expressions.

Essential expression

We would like you to use these phrases during the immersion, so please learn some before arriving.

HOW TO GET HERE

BY CAR

Leave the A10 at exit 3, direction Laval and follow the N162 direction Tours.

Take the D21, towards Tours.

After Forcé take the first right, direction Entrammes.

After 1km you willl see a sign for for Château de la Mazure.

Follow this road, eventually
turning left into the château
drive.

Please aim to arrive between 9:30 and 10am on monday morning

BY TRAIN

There are regular trains from Paris Montparnasse to Laval.

To be sure to enjoy the whole programme please note that you should arrive by the following trains:

On Monday : 07h48 at Paris Montparnasse (to arrive at 09h12 in Laval)

On Friday : 18H20 at Laval train station (to arrive at 20h00 at Paris Montparnasse)

If you are arriving, or leaving, by these trains, a free taxi will be ready f or you. 

They will be holding a Châteaux des langues sign..

Please inform us how you intend to travel as soon as possible.

Contact us before booking any tickets.

For those who wish to arrive on Sunday, our Centre will not open. Here is a list of hotels in the area that we recommend:

• Hôtel Marin : 102 Avenue Robert Buron, 53000 Laval • 02 43 53 09 68
• Hôtel Ibis Style : 8 Avenue Robert Buron, 53000 Laval • 02 43 67 19 25
• Hôtel Best Western : 22 Rue de la Paix, 53000 Laval • 02 43 53 76 20

 

If you wish to use the taxi service, the meeting point is at 9:15 am at the Gare de Laval. Thank you for letting us know beforehand so that we can order the taxi.

Please respond via email.

trajet en train jusqu'au châteaux des langues

AND FINALLY…

MEALS

Breakfast (coffee & croissants), lunch and dinner are all provided.

If you have any special dietary requirements (allergies, vegetarian, etc….)

please let us know in advance by email (direction@chateauxdeslangues.com) or by phone (+ 33 2 43 53 55 63).

TO ENJOY YOUR STAY – WHAT TO BRING

We have included some outdoor walks in this course, so please bring some comfortable boots and a jacket.

Please also bring some pens and writing paper. All other teaching materials will be provided by us.

Remember that at certain times of the year the weather can get cold, so please bring a nice warm jumper with you.