Welcome Pack – Immersion anglais “Efficacité” – Varambon

This Welcome Pack contains all the important information about your language training Immersion anglais “Efficacité” at Varambon castle.



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 when you prepare the dinner!

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.


Click here for detailed objectives

Click here to know more about the E360 test

Click here to know more about the BRIGHT test


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

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” / Programme C.O.M

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

15h45 – 16h00 : Coffee break

16h00 – 19h00 : Elearning session

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



You want to sound more English?

You need key words to help you feel more comfortable?

Click to download your list of essentials:

Transition words and key phrases

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   

 Make stress your friend 

Creative problems solving

Happy maps


Please inform us of your personal requirements with the following form :

Give us your needs & wishes


Mealtimes are simulations of real situations.

Before you arrive please prepare your subjects for a business meeting role play and a social dinner.

Click to download the details:

Efficient meals strategy



478 Rue du Château

01160 Varambon


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



For Monday please book this train:

Paris Gare de Lyon at 07h00 to Ambérieu-en-Bugey at 09h32.

We will arrange for someone to collect you at the station and bring  you to the château. You will easily recognise the person as they will have a Châteaux des langues sign and will be waiting at the taxi line outside the train station.

Please, do NOT take any other train on Monday because you will arrive to late for the immersion. Also you will not be able to take the free taxi which is only available at Ambérieu-en-Bugey.

The departing train is usually at 17h02 from Ambérieu-en-Bugey on Friday.

If you are not coming from Paris, or need to take a different train, please discuss this with us before booking your tickets.

Please inform us of your train times as soon as possible.

trajet en train jusqu'au châteaux des langues (welcome pack - immersion anglais)

For those who wish to arrive on Sunday when our Centre is not open. Here is a hotel in the area that we recommend:

Hôtel ibis budget Chateau Gaillard – Lieu Dit “Les, Rue des Millettes, 01500 Château-Gaillard – +33892701273

If you wish to use the taxi service, the meeting point is at 9:30 am at the Gare de Ambérieu-en-Bugey. Please let us know by email beforehand so that we can order the taxi.




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).


We have included some outdoor walks in this course, so we provide boots.

We also provide towels in the bedrooms.

Please also bring some pens and writing paper and an ID CARD or PASSPORT. 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.


We hope that this Welcome Pack has been useful to you and that you feel prepared for your language training Immersion anglais “Efficacité” at the Château de Varambon ! See you soon.