Welcome Pack – French Immersion
You are coming to Châteaux des Langues for an immersion.
We are thrilled and delighted to welcome
you to Château de la Mazure
This is your chance to fully immerse yourself in the French culture, or l’art de vivre français,
and improve your language skills too!
The atmosphere here is one of calm and comfort; you will immediately feel welcome and at ease.
Our friendly and motivated team are here to inform, guide
and encourage you to ensure that you get the best
out of your time with us.
• A tour of Laval where you can admire our beautiful river and architecture.
• There will also be a visit to Lactopôle, the world’s largest cheese museum.
Cheese is of course an essential part of French life and a cultural immersion would be incomplete without a visit.
• Various language activities at the château
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 – 11h00 : The tool « Le kit des bases grammaticales »
11h00- 11h15 : Coffee break
11h15 – 12h20: Audio exercise – the « copycat » training
12h20 – 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 »
15h00 – 15h45 : Structured exercises on the « kit »
15h45 – 16h00 : Coffee break
16h00 – 17h00 : The basics (La France, …)
17h00 – 18h00 : Bright practice
18h00 – 18h15 : Coffee break
18h15 – 19h00 : Role plays + « one to one » in parallel
19h00 – 19h30 : Free time for external contact with mobiles and laptops
& possibility to consult a teacher
19h30 – 20h30 : Pre-dinner aperitif / Dinner – social conversation
21h00 – 21h45 : Pronunciation
21h00 – 22h15 : Structured television exercise
During the immersion we will work on
improving your listening and comprehension
However, we suggest you listen to as
much French as possible before you arrive.
Start Training Your Ears by Listening to these TED Talks
Do you want to sound more French?
Do you need key phrases to help you feel more comfortable?
Click below to download a list of essential expressions.
We would like you to use these phrases during the immersion, so please learn some before arriving.
HOW TO GET HERE
Leave the A10 at exit 3, direction Laval and follow the N162 direction Tours.
Take the D21, towards Tours.
After Forcé take the first right, direction Entrammes.
After 1km you willl see a sign for for Château de la Mazure.
Follow this road, eventually
turning left into the château
Please aim to arrive between 5 and 6pm
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 : 08h13 at Paris Montparnasse (to arrive at 09h31 in Laval)
On Friday : 18H19 at Laval train station (to arrive at 19h55 at Paris Montparnasse)
If you are arriving, or leaving, by these trains, a free taxi will be ready f or you.
They will be holding a Châteaux des langues sign..
Please inform us how you intend to travel as soon as possible.
Contact us before booking any tickets.
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.