Author Archives: Genevieve

My French immersion in Nice by Pamela march 2017


I recently spent a fantastic week with Genevieve in Nice. My level of french is Advanced and my aim was to prepare for the DELF B2 exam while, of course, speaking as much french as possible. Both these aims were amply fulfilled by Gevevieve with great good humour and attention to detail. The mornings started with chat over breakfast followed by an exploration of current affairs in France and elsewhere using an excellent website which I have continued to use in the UK. This was followed by grammar exercises [...]
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French immersion in Nice by Raishma- Feb 2017


I’m a typical Brit in that I studied French at secondary school for five years and subsequently parked it to one side once I finished school and have never used it since. I had always regretted not pursuing the language further in some way, shape or form and it was only through personal and professional goals I set in January 2017 that I resolved to become fluent in French once and for all. I was incredibly fortunate to find a two week slot with Geneviève at the last minute and I flew to Nice in trepidation [...]
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le casse-tête des verbes irréguliers en français


Il n’est pas facile de mémoriser tous les verbes irréguliers français , appartenant au 3ème groupe ! La terminaison de ces verbes peut être en RE comme prendre rendre vendre OIR comme savoir , vouloir, voir IR comme venir , tenir , ouvrir Pas évident , car chacun de ces verbes peut se comporter différemment : exemple : prendre – je prends- j’ai pris rendre – je rends – j’ai rendu Mais il existe une méthode qui peut vous faciliter le travail . Cette méthode consiste à apprendre ces verbes irréguliers [...]
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Immersion for a week with a native speaker! Liz and Dot Sept 2016


Oct 15, 2016 Genevi Guestbook
My friend and I have just returned from spending a wonderful week in Nice with Geneviève. For the last year Dot and I have been meeting once a week for an hour to practice our French. Whilst this has been good we felt we needed a new impetus in order to take a leap forwards. We found Genevieve online and decided it was exactly what we needed; complete immersion for a week with a native speaker! Geneviève is the perfect host, from meeting us at the airport even though her car had broken down and she [...]
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Immersive course in Nice – Joie C , May 2016


May 18, 2016 Genevi Guestbook
I have spent a week with Geneviève for an immersive course in French. It was very helpful towards improving my grasp of the language. I requested help particularly with my speaking and comprehension skills, and I really appreciate how well she tailored the course to my needs. She is an excellent instructor and swiftly helped me grasp certain structural aspects of the language that I had been struggling with for a while. There are set hours of instruction, and we covered a lot of ground each day. She [...]
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A week learning French – Holly D April 2016


Apr 11, 2016 Genevi Guestbook
Bonjour from Texas! I have just returned from a week in Nice studying with Genevieve and I can’t say enough good things about my stay. Firstly, the instruction was top-notch. Each day she assessed my needs and tailored the day’s lesson to me. At the end of the week, she gave me suggestions of on-line and print resources that would help me on my road to fluency. Next, let me speak of the accommodations. Her centrally located and lovely apartment suited my needs “to a tee.” The light-filled bedroom overlooked [...]
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The thrue value of an immersion course Gaby S, 2 weeks 2015


Jan 15, 2016 Genevi Guestbook
I had the pleasure of staying with Genevieve for 2 weeks in December 2015.  A last-minute opportunity arose to stay with Genevieve when a cancellation provided an opening – how fortunate for me was that cancellation, as Genevieve is a very busy and sought-after teacher!  My French was very rusty with significant holes in my understanding and application of the language.  Genevieve quickly focused on my weaknesses and tailored her teaching to those areas.  Genevieve’s generosity as a teacher and a host [...]
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Develop your french skills – Sarah J – August 2015


Sep 20, 2015 Genevi Guestbook
I spent two fantastic weeks in August 2015 with Geneviève learning French. I was a little nervous before I arrived as to what it would be like, but Geneviève welcomed me into her home, and made me feel very comfortable. I enjoyed the daily routine which included a morning swim in the sea. Geneviève is a great host, and teacher. She helped, and encouraged me to develop my language skills, correcting my pronunciation, and improving my grasp of verb conjugation. At the start of the first week, I lacked [...]
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Thinking in French Patricia F June 2015


Sep 20, 2015 Genevi Guestbook
I tried to study with Genevieve in 2014 but she was fully booked.  Something told me to book for 2015 while I had a chance.  This was one of the best decisions I have made in a long while. First and foremost, she is an outstanding teacher.   Her communications skills are extremely good.  There were times when I just wasn’t understanding and she patiently rephrased and worked with me until I did.  Within two days I found myself thinking in French and totally able to communicate with people that I came [...]
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Schirley B – April 2015


May 24, 2015 Genevi Guestbook
Geneviève is an excellent teacher and hostess.  She adapted very well to my level of french. Here is a bright, capable lady that takes charge.  I thought that three hours a day might be too much, but it wasn’t.  The days are flexible, we even went by train to Monte Carlo for a day trip.  Most of the time she spoke in french, unless I made a funny face because I didn’t understand her. , Nice is beautiful, I would love to live there.  There’s always people outside.Their growing season is about nine months, [...]
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