Live and Study at Your Teacher’s Home – French private tuition

This is the most effective way to make rapid progress. You will live with your teacher who will give you private lessons adapted to your goals and needs. In this way, you share his or her daily life and activities and experience a real 24-hour immersion in the language.

You have the possibility to follow a general language course, i.e. a course focused on a specific subject or exam preparation. It is also possible to combine your courses with options (sports, activities, culture).


  • Brittany, French Riviera, Loire Valley, Provence, Rhône-Alpes, Paris

Teachers are not usually located in the town centre, as we put greater emphasis on their quality and competence over geographical location. We would kindly ask you to choose 3 regions of preference on your enrolment form.

A personalized approach to reach your goals

This personalised formula ensures rapid progress and the achievement of your objectives. It is aimed at all profiles and all ages – young people, students, adults or retired people – and at all objectives – personal, academic or professional (preparing for an exam, catching up on school work, a head start, travelling, attending an international conference, etc.). Your teacher adapts his or her courses to your needs, lets you work on your weaknesses and helps you achieve your goals quickly.

As the only student at your teacher’s home you have no contact with other foreign students and no opportunity to speak your mother tongue. The intensity of the courses and the total immersion in a different culture imply a strong investment and motivation of the participants.

Experienced and qualified teachers

All our teachers are experienced and have the required university qualifications. They all followed specific training and were chosen for the quality and hospitality of their welcome. In addition, they are supported by a network of pedagogical experts who draw up teaching methods and organise ongoing language training. If necessary, they can be contacted during their stay.

An exceptional welcome

The family offers you a warm and comfortable environment and has been carefully selected to meet your expectations. If you follow a special diet or have specific wishes (smokers or not, presence of children or not, etc.), it is important that you let us know when you register. There will always be a family adapted to your profile, whether you are a child, a teenager, a student, a professional or retired.

You will be the only student hosted in your family! This guarantees that you will have no contact with other speakers of your native language and there is no best way to improve your skills and get immersed in the language. But this also requires a good motivation and a great involvement on your part.

Closer supervision for the younger students

Many children or teenagers participate in this type of programme as it offers a safe environment within experienced and caring families. The student’s investment is fundamental to the success of the stay. The “Closer supervision” option is available for students under 18 and compulsory for children aged 15 or under. This guarantees that the younger student is in the constant presence of an adult.

French courses: the basics

  • Lesson length: 60 minutes
  • Schedule: flexible, depending on the availability of the teacher and your wishes. You can choose a balanced distribution of your lessons during the week or you can organize days without lessons to explore the region. This will have to be agreed with your teacher.
  • Placement test: takes place on the first day of your lessons. An online test prior to departure is also available
  • Language level: all levels
  • Certificate of completion and progress report at the end of your stay (on request)
  • Options: specialised vocabulary, closer supervision (mandatory for under-15s) (see tab “optional extras”)
  • Qualifications: all the teachers hold a university degree and/or an equivalent qualification, and/or a recognised teaching certificate
  • Number of students per homestay: you will be the only student per homestay. Very rarely, one or two other students of a different nationality may be staying with your teacher.

We offer both standard language programmes and Language & Activities programmes, ideal for practising your target language in a broad range of situations.


Choose from 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 hours of private language lessons per week.

Optional extras

  • Specialized vocabulary/exam preparation
  • Closer supervision

French & Activities

This programme includes 10, 15, 20 or 25 hours of lessons per week plus 5 hours of general activities per week. You can decide on your activity schedule with your teacher on arrival. This programme is a good way to put your French into practice. All activity fees are included in the price (transport, entrance fees, etc.) Option available for all destinations.

Some of the many activities available include: visits, bus tours, picnics, cinema outings, swimming, mini golf, restaurant outings, pubs (if 18+)…

This option is especially recommended for young learners as this is a fun way to learn the language and reap the rewards by practicing during fun and engaging activities.

This option consists of a combination of 15, 20 or 25 hours of French course according to the standard program and 3 sports sessions per week. Entrance fees and transportation to the activities are included for you and the guide. The cultural visits generally take place with your teacher but occasionally you may visit with another member of the host family.

The sports sessions last about one hour. If they are done in groups (of approximately the same level), the activity may take longer. They will be supervised by professionals, family members or a local organiser.

It is important to communicate your sports level to us at the time of registration.

  • Horse riding: all areas of France (includes all the equipment necessary)
  • Golf: all areas of France (includes: golf club and golf ball hire, golf course hire, one-to-one group lessons, practice, transfers to the golf course)
  • Tennis: all areas of France except Paris (includes all the equipment necessary)

This option consists of a combination of 15, 20 or 25 hours of French course according to the standard program and 3 of the cultural visits mentioned in the weekly schedule.

Entrance fees and transportation to the activities are included for you and the guide.

The cultural visits generally take place with your teacher but occasionally you may visit with another member of the host family.

  • Annecy (Rhône-Alpes): visit of the old town and the castler, bike ride along the lake in Talloires, visit of a local cheese producing farm, Glières and its museum, Château de Menthon-Saint-Bernard
  • French Riviera: visit the Fragonard perfume factory, the Archeological Museum, the Matisse Museum, the Biot Glass factory, a shopping center (Polygone, Cap 3000 etc.), the Phoenix Park, a small picturesque old town in the region of your host family (Gourdon, St. Paul de Vence, Old Nice, etc.)
  • Paris: Louvre Museum, Orsay Museum, the Eiffel Tower, Bateau Mouche or a shopping tour, Le Marais, Notre Dame (île de la Cité) & the Latin Quarter, the Panthéon, Mouffetard Quarter, Luxembourg Gardens, City of Science and Industry, the Museum of Art and Professions, the Discovery Palace, Les Invalides, the Tomb of Napoléon & Rodin Museum and the Quai Branly Museum

This option consists of a combination of 15, 20 or 25 hours of French course according to the standard program and one of the listed activity, once a week. Admission and transportation to the activity is included.

The sessions are individual and last approximately 1 hour, unless otherwise stated. Your teacher, a family member or a professional organization is in charge of these activities.

  • Disneyland Paris: in Paris, for an entire day
  • Château de Versailles: in Paris, half-day visit
  • Flower Arranging
    • Paris: Visit to famous florists, flower markets & a flower arranging session
  • Marineland
    • Half-day trip to the water park
  • Excursions (for juniors ONLY)
    • Choose 2 visits from the following : Le bois des lutins (open from April to October) or Le village des fous (open from March to October), La petite ferme, Monaco Oceanographic Museum, Monaco Zoo, Fun city, Antibes Land (open from April to November)

” Specific vocabulary/preparation of exams” Option

Your teacher will put together a course to prepare you for an exam (such as Cambridge First Certificate, Proficiency, TOEIC or TOEFL) or a course for learning specific vocabulary for school subjects (mathematics, geography, literature) or technical terms in professional fields (medicine, engineering, law, computer science, architecture, tourism, etc.). Please note that the carefully selected teachers are not necessarily engineers, doctors or lawyers.

Please note: the programme is only there to prepare the exams, so you will not take the exams on site. The teaching material is only provided for the above exams. For any other exam, you will need to bring your own teaching material (books, copies of previous exams or other necessary documents for preparation).

Extra charge : see ” Dates & Prices “.

“10 On-line lessons” Option

These lessons take place on Zoom and can be added to your course programme at your teacher’s home. This option includes a minimum of 10 sessions of 45 minutes each, 5 sessions before your stay and 5 sessions after your stay. Get to know your teacher, prepare your lessons, practise and finalise everything you have learned after your return.

Extra charge : see ” Dates & Prices “.

” Closer supervision – Cocooning ” Option

This option guarantees the presence of an adult (teacher or other adult member of the family) at any time of the day, throughout the stay. This option does not include any activities and only ensures the supervision of an adult. This option is compulsory for young people under the age of 15 and is strongly recommended for participants under the age of 18.

Extra charge : see ” Dates & Prices “.

” Special diet ” Option

If you follow a specific diet, it is important to mention it before departure so that the teacher can adapt to it. If the diet requires many adjustments from the host family, such as gluten-free, vegan, halal, etc. an extra charge will apply.

Extra charge : see ” Dates & Prices “.

” Special needs “ Option

Some teachers have been prepared, and have adapted their homes, to accommodate students with physical disabilities (e.g. visual or auditory impairments), emotional or behavioural disorders (e.g. ADHD), or learning disabilities (e.g. dyslexia). If you wish to make use of this, please let us know in advance. This option offers a stay adapted to the specific situation of the participant.

Under no circumstances does this supplement provide for any medical care that may be required.

Extra charge : see ” Dates & Prices “.

“Five stars”: Luxury service Option

This option is especially for business courses and professionals, and for their families, who want more comfort. The “Five stars” program includes a private bathroom and special meals and more attention for the student.

Extra charge : 100% of the price of the chosen course

Shared accommodation

It is possible to take lessons in pairs, threes or fours with other participant(s) of your choice, provided they choose the same dates and have the same language level.

You get 20% discount for each student if you leave with two and 25% discount if you leave with three or four.


Students aged 60 years and older get an additional discount on the entire stay between October and May.

Discount : 5%

Christmas and/or New Year’s Day period

It is possible to follow a programme during the Christmas Season period. An extra charge applies to stays including the following days : December 24, 25, 26, 31 and January 1. If you are staying over both Christmas and New Year’s Day, the extra charge applies twice. This supplement includes activities such as Christmas and/or New Year’s festive meals, counting down to the New Year, fireworks show, city walk and season shopping.

Extra charge : see ” Dates & Prices “.


Arrivals: Sunday

Departures: Sunday

(7-night stay – some teachers are flexible on arrival and departure days)

IMPORTANT: medical and liability insurance is required to participate in the programme

Arrival airports and train stations:

Information about the nearest airport or station will be provided with the details on your teacher and host family. You will be picked up and dropped off by your host family, local organiser or by a private driver (usually by car, though occasionally by public transport).

If you decide to travel to an alternative airport or station, or if you arrive before 8:00 a.m. or after 9:00 p.m., an additional fee will be charged. Students under 16 must book pick-up and drop-off, except if you inform us in advance that they are accompanied by their parents.

Airport transfers available on request (fees apply, see price list)

Please note: Do not make travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course (approximately 8 days after we receive your deposit).

Visa Information

You might need a visa for this course. For more information please visit our Visa Information page.

Do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email if you require any additional information.

Dates & Prices 2022

Dates 2022

Course start dates: every week, year-round

Prices 2022

All registration fees and taxes included

WPCS 42.0.1
Standard programme - Price per week
France: Paris 1.390 1.590 1.790 1.990
France: other areas 1.190 1.390 1.590 1.790
Combined programme - Price per week
Programme French & ActivitiesFrance - ParisFrance - Autres régions
10h of lessons + 5h of activities 1.490 1.290
15h of lessons + 5h of activities 1.690 1.490
20h of lessons + 5h of activities 1.890 1.690
25h of lessons + 5h of activities 2.090 1.890
Programme French & sport
Extra per weekHorse ridingGolfTennis
All regions 300 260 210
Programme French & culture3 visits4 visits5 visits
Extra for 3 cultural visits per week 290 370 450
Extra for 3 cultural visits per week for the 10h lessons programme
Programme French & LeisureDisneyland ParisChâteau de VersaillesWine tasting
Extra activity per week 350 200-
French Riviera---
Provence-- 110
Optional extras - per week
Extra night 120
Airport transfer (per trip)* 90
Exam Preparation Courses/Business and Specialized vocabulary 130
Closer supervision "Cocooning" (compulsory for under-15s) 150
Christmas and/or New Year extra 150
Private bathroom 190
Special dietPlease consult us
Special needs - Disability, Dyslexia, ADHD 150
10 On-line French lessons 400

*return trip obligatory for 16 years and younger.

Prices include:

  • The chosen programme
  • The courses and use of the teaching material
  • Stay in an individual room with your private teacher
  • Full board
  • All taxes and registration fees
  • Assistance by the regional coordinator
  • Level test, participation certificate and internship report (on request)

Prices do not include:

  • The journey and transfers
  • Possible supplements (” Specific vocabulary/preparation for exams “, “Closer supervision”, stay ” Five Stars “)
  • Supplements for end-of-year celebrations during stays (24, 25, 26, 31 December and/or 1 January)
  • Possible extra nights
  • Visa fees, if any
  • Possible optional insurances


  • If 2 students with the same level wish to stay together and follow a course, each of them receives a 20% discount.
  • If a person wishes to accompany the participant and share the room, but does not wish to take lessons, this person benefits from a 20% discount.