immersion french classes at your teacher’s house in Hyères

 A week means 70 hours of French immersion at a rate of  14 hours per day.

A week of French immersion course in Hyères= 1 year of study

You will spend a week or more with a teacher who is both your host and your tutor and make rapid progress over a shorter period than a traditional language course. Checking your starting level, your needs and goals, the teacher will prepare a program of fully dedicated one to one courses. She will help you revise or consolidate your basic grammar, improve your pronunciation and especially to feel more comfortable at public speaking. No distractions will disturb your concentration and effort and for the more shy, you do not have to face the fear of speaking in public because you are the only participant. Beyond the classroom, you can chat with your teacher and improve your oral communication skills. These statements are always rewarding not only in terms of language (pronunciation, speed, fluidity, comfort) but also because of the cultural exchange and enable the exchange of ideas involving views and different cultures. This is an opportunity to see how the French comprehend particular phenomenon of society. According to the needs and demands, the course content can be directed on topics related to the professional world: writing mails, oral presentations, chairing meetings or exam preparation  

Intensive french classes near the sea at the attractive city of Hyères

– Presence of your teachers during all breaks and meals to accompany and support you throughout the day and in the evening. You learn and practise at all moments, not only in lessons, enjoying an ongoing and homogenous training programme from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

– A tailor-made course designed for you and with you.

– Tangible progress in your listening skills and pronunciation.

– Certainty to reach the objectives fixed at the start of the course.

Our systematic one-to-one approach to teaching combined with the family atmosphere enable our students to make considerable progress in a very short time, generally 3-4 times more than a group programme and 2-3 times more than a homestay.  (You will find testimonials of our previous students that confirm this on our website.

Enjoy learning french at your teacher’s house in a beautiful place, downtown the medieval city of Hyères at the french Riviera in Provence !


Karine and a friendly mexican student Katia 2015/04

avec  Jana !

Lovely Jana, a german Czech from Freiburg  2016/03

 Your teacher, Karine, graduated from the University of Paris III la Sorbonne nouvelle and has been studying French didactic in Bordeaux University. She has taught French in Australia, Mexico, and in Nice, to adult, teenagers and children. She speaks german english and spanish …

She will receive you in a lovely house  dowtown  Hyères, in an historical district close to the medieval city at the French Riviera. You ‘ll be able  to walk everywhere (shops, muséum, medieval centre) from your accomodatiion. You’ll share the family daylife ! You ‘ll also be abble to visit the cost: the “golden island “by hiking ( îles de Porquerolles, Port Cros…). From May to September, you  can relax on the beaches after or before the classes… In the winter time , you can visit the beautiful coast and islands or enjoy the old city…


Adorable Heidi, from Switzerland, studying and enjoying the garden 05/2016.


For an intensive  week end :  -10 hours (5 hours a day ) included 5 meals + accommodation and a touristic activitie:  375  €

a week / 5 days : – 10 hours  (2 hours a day 5 days )2 cultural or touristic activities + accommodation and 3 meals per day: 775  € – 15 hours (3 hours a day for 5 days) 2 cultural or touristic activities + accommodation and 3 meals per day: 875 € –  20 hours (4 hours a day for 5 days) + 2 cultural or touristic activities +  accommodation and 3 meals per day: 975 € –  25 hours (5 hours a day for 5 days) + 2 cultural or touristic activities + accommodation and meals:  1075 € –  30 hours (6 hours of instruction a  day for 5 days) + 2 cultural or touristic activities accomodation and meals: 1175€

the second week has a 5 % reduction fees. 

Accomodation: downtown Hyères in a  quiet historical district, an ancient house renovated with ecological material (solar panel isolation…)

We are offering an indidual room with an independent bathroom totaly independent at the ground level, Shoping , restaurants , café , cultural visit abble by walking


Other French Immersion Programs

  • Business French
  • French exam or French test

Be well prepared for your next French exam or French test.

Since the start of the organisation years ago, everyone who has prepared  a French exam with us has succeeded in passing it.

Other Activities proposed in French  while in an  immersion program :


The beach “l’Almanarre”

  • Outdoor: hiking, by visiting Giens peninsula, swimming at te beautiful Hyeres’s beaches , by visiting the islands of Porquerolles by boat ( extra fees) , Port Cros… or the mythic Saint Tropez (one hour by bus)
  • Cultural :  by visiting the museum Villa Noailles , or the medieval center, by watching a movie in french at the local cinema or by looking for a book/movie at the library ….
  • Gastronomic : after shoping at the local market every tuesday, enjoy to cook a french dish with your host according to your wishes ( meat, vegetables, ratatouille, pizzaladière, pies, cakes…) 
  • Artistic expression and creativity Karine is also providing creativ and painting classes in FRENCH. She also is an artist and love to help people finding they own creativity

Prête pour admirer les poissons !

une américaine à Sanary sur Mer


Special classes fees: 

French and Creativity: One and half hour french course in the morning and one and half hour  creativity classes  in the afternoon  : 15 hours  one to one classes+ accommodation and 3 meals per day:  1050 € (material included canvas and colours) french  and mediterranian cooking : One and half hour  french privat classes/ One and half hour  cooking classes : 15 hours  one to one classes + accommodation and 3 meals per day:   980 €  (food included)

The teacher family is composed by 3 peoples: her husband, and her son who is 14 years old , this is a non smoking house, there is a dog ( a scottish ). The meals are made with local vegetables and fruits, karine is mainly serving  organic food.

Other possibilities:

Individual session/ one to one / can be organised without accommodation:

contact Karine to fix your one to one classes

You can find your own accomodation by visiting : the  tourism Office  website.  

Where is “Hyères”located ? carte-hyeres10 minutes from Toulon / 1 hour drive from Marseille /1 hour 50′ drive from Nice 4 hours from Paris by train/ 1 hour by plane

BOOKING HERE ! To contact the teacher directly:  by mail: by phone: 00 33 (0)6 28 06 06 34


Hyeres beaches

Comments (10)

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    Clare Pay


    I have just returned from a wonderful week staying with Karin and her charming family who all went out of their way to make me feel at home. As a 60 year old woman, I was looking for something more suited to my needs than a ‘one size fits all’ French course with group lessons and my stay with Karin was exactly what I had hoped for.

    Having studied French at university many years ago, I have kept the language going to a certain extent but was looking for a week of full immersion with lively, cultured, conversation and the opportunity to iron out engrained grammatical errors I knew I was making. As an experienced teacher, Karin was able to meet my needs perfectly and the many hours of French conversation I had with her, and her family, improved my vocabulary and idiomatic French enormously. One night we went to the cinema to watch the newly released film J’Accuse which we analysed the following day with the help of a magazine review and that was a particularly enjoyable lesson.

    Karen’s house is perfectly situated, within easy walking distance of the centre of Hyeres and close to bus routes which serve the nearby and beautiful beaches of the Gien Peninsula. Further afield, the island of Porquerolles is a boat ride away. The views of the coast from the old town of Hyeres were truly stunning and it came as no surprise to learn that Hyeres was a popular destination for the English during the late 1800’s. I knew that Robert Louis Stevenson had travelled extensively in France but Karin shared with me a lovely quote of his which just about sums up the appeal of the place ‘I was only happy once: that was at Hyeres’.


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      Merci Clare ce fut un plaisir de t’avoir parmi nous, de passer un aussi bon moment ensemble et de te faire apprécier Hyères !


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    I highly recommend Karine as a French tutor!

    I have been working with Karine for over 15 months and I have just finished my third set of French lessons. I am originally from the UK and moved to France with my family nearly two years ago. With Karine’s teaching and guidance my French continues to progress daily.  

    In addition to Karine’s superb understanding of the French language and her ability to teach it, Karine is very flexible and works with me to balance my family commitments. Without this latter trait, French lessons would not have been possible!

    Thank you Karine for your continued patience and support! 


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      Merci beaucoup Ceri ! Il est vrai que nous avons partagé une expérience de cours exceptionnelle avec Linda, son bébé Jack et ton adorable Charlotte.
      Un grand bravo à toi pour ton travail et tes progrès ! tu prouves bien là que l’on peut apprendre pour la première fois une langue étrangère adulte…avec 4 enfants à la maison !


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    ann B


    I highly recommend Karin as a French tutor, I found her online 2 years ago when was looking for an opportunity to immerse myself in a French-speaking home environment, hoping to improve my speaking skills. My situation was a little different since I am a senior citizen, not a student. However, the arrangement was perfect for my needs.

    I had such a wonderful time living with Karin and her family for 10 days that I returned the next year for 12 days. I have continued to study with her by Skype and hope to return for home study again next year.

    Karin and her family are welcoming and warm, including me in family meals and taking me along for family outings, in addition to offering more structured times for learning. She is very flexible in her approach, according to the interests of her cliaents.In addition to teaching French, Karin is an artist and also teaches classes in creativity. Moreover, Karin and her husband are well-educated, cultivated and talented people who are fun to be with.


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    Mariam, from Asti Italia


    Bellissimo e utilissimo soggiorno presso Karin e la sua famiglia! Sono stata accolta molto bene. Karin è un’insegnante eccellente è molto disponibile, il corso con lei mi ha aiutato molto.


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    Ha sido una experiencia maravillosa mi estancia en casa de Karine.Las clases adaptadas a las competencias que necesitaba mejorar o trabajar para el año que viene han resultado ser de gran ayuda.Además,hemos trabajado tanto el oral,como la expresión escrita como la comprensión oral.Las clases han sido muy variadas y entretenidas.La conviencia con toda la familia ha sido excepcional y hemos visitado las playas de los alrededores,la villa Noailles,el centro de Hyères…
    ¡Lo recomiendo de verdad para aquellas personas que desen mejorar su francés y acercarse a la cultura francesa!


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    Jessica and William


    My husband and I have been working with Karin once a week for two months now. We are not progressing at the rate we should be because we only meet with her once a week and we don’t practice outside of class. We have a busy schedule and we cannot dedicate the time we should to French. She has not given up on us. Karin has made modifications and suggestions to her curriculum to find ways for us to learn outside of class that suits our busy lifestyle. In addition, her teaching style is very pleasant and easy to learn with. Karin is prepared for class each time we meet and she presents the material with enthusiasm and ease. I would highly recommend Karin as a French teacher.

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    Bev, irlande


    I spent a few months in La Londe and took some lessons with Karin. She is an enthusiastic and fun teacher. She helped me with my pronunciation and gave me more confidence with my speaking.


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    I had French lessons with Karine for five months and would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn French! She is an excellent teacher; she made me feel very welcome and at ease and she made the lessons really enjoyable. I progressed much faster than I expected thanks to her!


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