Develop your french skills – Sarah J – August 2015
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 the confidence to speak more than a few basic phrases, by the end of the two weeks I felt a lot more confident, and prepared to have a go, I no longer panic, and run a mile when anyone speaks French to me!
Geneviève is warm, funny and generous, I enjoyed every aspect of my time, and wished that I could have stayed for longer. Nice is a beautiful city to explore, and Geneviève’s apartment is ideally placed. I enjoyed the excursions especially the visit to Eze village, and St Jean cap de ferrat. Geneviève adjusted to my level of french, but also pushed me to make lots of progress. This was the perfect course for me, as I knew that in a group of students that I wouldn’t have spoken so much. This immersion course pushed me out of my comfort zone, which made it even more rewarding. I learnt so much from Geneviève about French culture, and language, and it was an absolute joy to spend two weeks in her company.