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Boost your French in cathar land!

Bélesta, France

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Experience hosted by Natacha

7 hours
Includes food, drinks, tickets, transport, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English, French

What you'll do

Challenge yourself and get a unique opportunity to boost your french with a full day of immersion! During that day together you will speak french only and I will coach you at every moment to help you progress and gain self confidence in speaking french!
The day will start at 11 am, we will have a welcome tea together and do a small game in french to get to know each other. Around 12 we will start cooking lunch together (fun and easy recipes such as sushis, french pancakes, chocolate cakes...). We will have lunch together around 1pm, and that will leave us the whole afternoon (from 2 to 5pm) to explore the region together. We can either go to visit some cathar castles, swim in the beautiful lakes and rivers near by, discover the local markets, go hiking in the mountains or visit the medieval city of Mirepoix...
And if the weather isn't nice there are lots of fun indoors activities to do! I'll be happy to share some of my passions with you, so you can learn french in a effortless way as you're experiencing something else! I propose you an initiation to shiatsu massage (I'm a shiatsu therapist), lots of handicraft (creation of ocarinas, felt sculpting, wood carving...) & much more!
Challenge yourself and get a unique opportunity to boost your french with a full day of immersion! During that day together you will speak french only and I will coach you at every moment to help you progress and gain self confidence in speaking french!
The day will start at 11 am, we will have a welcome tea together and do a small game in french to get to know each other. Around 12 we will start cooking lunch together (fun and easy recipes…

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What's included

  • Food
    please if you have any food restrictions or préferences let me know before...
  • Drinks
    all drinks are included during the day so if you have any preferences just...
  • Tickets
  • Transport
    The transport for outside activities is included (in my personal vehicle)
  • Equipment
    A little note book to write down what we learn during the day. Material inc...
From £56
/ person
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Meet your host, Natacha

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 5 Reviews
  • Identity verified
My name is Natacha. I am a native French teacher and I have a DAEFLE degree in teaching French as a Second Language.
I have been teaching french abroad and in France for more then 15 years, so I know how to adapt my classes to my student’s needs and ways of learning.
My teaching style is lively and spontaneous, I like sharing my passions and enjoy finding ways to combine learning with pleasure.
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Where you'll be

I will welcome you in my house in a quiet and sunny hamlet at the foot of the pyrenees, in the heart of the Cathar land. The house is very warm and cosy, I renovated it myself using only natural materials and a lot of love, so people usually feel very quickly home here!
The region where I live has a very rich natural and cultural heritage, there are so many things to do around, and I'll be happy to show you some of my favorite places!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 5 reviews.

Hannah
October 2020
We had a fantastic day with Natacha improving our French! Natacha is a great teacher, very patient and understanding, choosing games and exercises at the right level for us. We’re still far from fluent, so we were a bit daunted at the prospect of only speaking French all day, but it was surprisingly easy and very enjoyable thanks to Natacha. Definitely recommended!
We had a fantastic day with Natacha improving our French! Natacha is a great teacher, very patient and understanding, choosing games and exercises at the right level for us. We’re…
Etienne
October 2019
I have had an array of French teachers... haven't felt connected with any of them. Natasha has that something special that lights up the language learning centers in the brain. She is warm, genuine, with a passion to help one learn French while interacting in a fun way. She is one in a million..
I have had an array of French teachers... haven't felt connected with any of them. Natasha has that something special that lights up the language learning centers in the brain. She…
Alberto
July 2019
Natacha es una excelente profesora y persona. Estuve con mis dos hijos de 12 y 6 años y conectaron con ella desde el primer momento por su calidez y proximidad. En todas las horas que pasamos juntos estuvimos magníficamente atendidos y en contacto permanente con la lengua francesa. Natacha nos cocinó una exquisita comida vegetal con un pastel de chocolate que los niños confeccionaron con ella en francés. Esperamos volver a verla y repetir experiencia. Recomendamos no sólo un día con Natacha sino un curso de inmersión completo con ella.
Natacha es una excelente profesora y persona. Estuve con mis dos hijos de 12 y 6 años y conectaron con ella desde el primer momento por su calidez y proximidad. En todas las horas…
Teun
June 2019
Natacha is een heel prettige lerares! Ik ben hartelijk ontvangen in haar huis en doordat we een kennismakingsgesprek deden was de sfeer al gauw ontspannen. Van te voren hebben we telefonisch contact gehad waardoor het voor haar mogelijk was mijn niveau cq kennis van de Franse taal in te schatten. Na samen gegeten te hebben, zijn we samen op pad gegaan, hebben we een kasteel bezocht en zijn we gaan zwemmen. Gedurende al die activiteiten hebben we Frans gesproken, kon ik vragen stellen en Natacha verbeterde waar nodig. Kortom, een hartstikke leuke en leerzame dag gehad!
Natacha is een heel prettige lerares! Ik ben hartelijk ontvangen in haar huis en doordat we een kennismakingsgesprek deden was de sfeer al gauw ontspannen. Van te voren hebben we t…
Lorena
May 2019
Natacha is an gifted teacher and used many techniques throughout the day to help us learn more French. As a couple with different levels of understanding of the language she was able to meet both of our needs in a way that gave us both much greater confidence and a strengthen our desire to learn more. The use of games, cooking together and visiting local sites meant we were not only immersed in the language but also in the culture and history of the area. It is a holistic experience we can fully recommend.
Natacha is an gifted teacher and used many techniques throughout the day to help us learn more French. As a couple with different levels of understanding of the language she was ab…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

Adapted clothing and shoes if we decide to go hiking; swimming suit if the plan is to go the some lake or rivers