The French lessons in our conference hall (converted barn) are highly communicative and fun,
designed to motivate and stimulate the students in their learning of French.
We’ll use a variety of different materials and resources, and adapt the activities to the interests of the particular group of students. Forget the boring French grammar exercises you do in school - think games, films, videos, dynamic activities and FUN!
Language classes start at 9:00 am with the first group while the second group gets riding instruction. In the afternoon, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, the order is reversed.
Evenings will be spent watching movies and/or playing games in French. Riding instruction, conversation during meals, and local excursions will be conducted in French. Every effort will be made to immerse campers in the French language. Every part of the program is designed to help the student speak, hear and understand conversational French.
Camp director and owner Michèle holds a master’s degree in conference interpreting with over 25 years of international experience. She also taught French and German interpretation at University of Liège and University of Mons. She will be your French teacher. She is currently concentrating on her Phd in traductology at University of Mons to be completed in 2024.
The emphasis during camp is on speaking and comprehension, to equip the students with the everyday language needed to communicate. The goal of the lessons is as much to practice and consolidate French that students have already studied at school as it is to learn new topics such as going shopping, eating in restaurants, visiting tourist attractions, introducing themselves and making friends.
If students have a particular area of French that they would like to work on, to
compliment what they have been studying at school, they can also bring this to the class.