Welcome Pack – Immersion anglais
You are coming to Châteaux des langues for an immersion.
This is your chance to really improve your English and to take everything that you have learned in the past and put it all together into a solid base.
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 with our American chef!
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.
To provide you with a communication tool by developing, understanding and practising the most effective learning methods.
To accelerate oral, audio and written skills in order to be more efficient in professional situations.
To develop mechanisms which will help you to react more quickly and spontaneously.
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 – 12h15: Audio exercise – the “copycat” training
12h15 – 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
We finish at 5pm on Friday
14h00 – 15h00 : The Tool “Le kit des bases grammaticales” / Programme C.O.M
15h00 – 15h45 : Structured exercises on the “kit”
15h45 – 16h00 : Coffee break
16h00 – 17h00 : Test preparation
17h00 – 18h00 : Operational language activities + “one to one” in parallel (30 min/participant)
18h00 – 18h15 : Coffee break
18h15 – 19h00 : Role plays + “one to one” in parallel (30 min/participant)
19h00 – 19h15 : Personal recap time
19h15 – 19h30 : Time for external contact with mobiles and laptops
& possibility to consult a teacher
19h30 – 21h00 : Pre-dinner aperitif / Dinner – social conversation
21h00 – 21h30 : Pronunciation
21h30 – 22h30 : Structured television exercise
PREPARING FOR YOUR IMMERSION
You want to sound more English?
You need key words to help you feel more comfortable?
Click to download your list of essentials:
Please have a look before you arrive because we will ask you to use them during your immersion.
When you arrive we will show you our method for improving your listening and comprehension skills. To help you to get the maximum benefit from this method please watch 3 TED Talks with the English subtitles before you come.
Levels A2 – B1
SPECIFIC LANGUAGE NEEDS AND WISHES
Please inform us of your personal requirements with the following form :
Mealtimes are simulations of real situations. Before you arrive please prepare your subjects for a business meeting and a social dinner.
Click to download the details:
HOW TO GET HERE
Leave the A10 at exit 3 « Laval centre » and follow the direction « Laval ». On arriving at Laval turn left at the roundabout (Giant Ring Sculpture) – direction Tours. Follow the ring road until the exit for Tours, Meslay du Maine and La Flèche – turn left here. After leaving the first village (Forcé), turn right – direction Entrammes. After one kilometre you will see a sign for «Château de la Mazure» on the right. Follow the road which turns into the woods until you see a sign on the left for the chateau.
Please aim to arrive between 9:30 and 10am on Monday morning.
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 for you. If you are not coming from Paris, or would like to take a different train, please discuss this with us before booking your tickets.
They will be holding a Châteaux des langues sign.
Please inform us how you intend to travel as soon as possible.
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.
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.
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.