Type of Programme
One-to-One, personalised French tuition living full-board with the tutor's own family and in the tutor's own home, including local visits and excursions, meeting friends, neighbours and professional colleagues etc.
Type of House: Detached House - FRANCE
Teaching Qualifications and Experience
Juin 1981 - International House Hastings - Teacher Training Course (TEFL) Certificate Grade B (Good)
Sep - Oct. 1993 U.F.C.S. Toulon - Course on "Silent Way"
Over 36 years of teaching experience with adults in general and business English. I have been teaching French for the last 10 years or more.
Hobbies and Interests
Janet is British - I.T. gym, reading, walking, music, nature. She is a retired English teacher. Janet speaks English and French fluently.
Daniel is French - Nature, modelisme, fishing, cooking, walking, reading, music. Daniel is a retired Cabinet Maker. He speaks French and Italian.
Your room is on the ground floor with direct access to the garden. There is an en-suite shower room and a little living area where you can settle comfortably on the sofa and read (if you wish to be alone) or do your revision/homework for the next day. You will also have a free wifi connection.
Excursions and Local Attractions
The nearest town to Bérenx is Salies-de-Béarn well-known for its Fitness centre, Spa Centre and beautiful half-timbered houses. There is a golf course, tennis courts and an outdoor swimming pool. You can go horse riding, cycling and fishing in the large rivers and lakes nearby.
The area is called "Béarn des Gaves" (Gave is the Béarn name for river) and is made up of four historic towns; Salies-de-Béarn, which I mentioned earlier, Sauveterre-de-Béarn a beautiful town on the Gave d’Oléron, Navarrenx, famous for its cigar manufacture, and Orthez which is just 10 kilometres away. Orthez is the ancient capital of Béarn and Protestantism. There is a large lake with a sandy beach which also offers leisure activities such as jet and water skiing.
Other interesting places to visit are: Pau, Biarritz, Bayonne, and Spain, just over the border.