If you are a serious student of the French language and truly want to get better at it, this blog post is for you!
Have you ever visited France before because you wanted to just speak French non-stop in order to improve your conversational skills, only to find out that everyone here was just sooo excited to practice their English with you?
Do you dream about coming to France so you can have fabulous French experiences and make lots of French friends, feel welcome in their homes, and share their everyday lives, only you have no idea how to organize or achieve this by yourself?
Do you want to take all sorts of classes on your next trip to France but feel overwhelmed by all the information out there and have no idea how to choose?
Are you excited about discovering a brand new aspect of France you didn’t even know existed?
MY job is to make all of the above happen for you.
Good news, MY job, is to make all of the above, and more, happen for you.
Come join me this summer 2019 from July 8 to July 14 for a whole week of daily morning French classes, which you will be expected to put in practice every single afternoon with a selection of amazing French people, entrepreneurs, teachers, organic farmers, artisans, I have chosen for you.
They will welcome you in their homes, in their kitchens, in their workshops, in their studios, and at the risk of sounding a tad corny, in their French hearts!
And of course there will be ME, taking care of YOU every day all day long from morning to evening, helping you improve your French every minute of the day.
We’ll finish the week on July 14th with a giant bonus in the shape of gorgeous fireworks to celebrate Bastille Day in the big beautiful and stylish city of Lyon!
Video testimonials from previous students
Not convinced yet? I’m adding below tons of video testimonials of people who’ve joined me on this adventure before. Watch them you’ll be impressed and excited!
1- The first video below is longer than the others as its purpose is to give you an overview of your week with me and the French people you will meet.
2- Then come 3 short individual testimonial videos with a link to see more.
3- Finally you’ll find 3 interviews in French with French subtitles: Sam who makes organic soap, Valérie who teaches how to cook the organic saffron she grows, Tam who owns a fabulous French-Asian restaurant, followed by a link to see more of the French people you’ll meet here in Pélussin.
Immersion Week Overview
Three Testimonial videos
“I’ve known Virginie for a little over 2 years. She’s been my French teacher for 2 years. She’s fantastic and traveling with her has been a dream come true. She’s attentive and knowledgeable, obviously she knows the area this is where she’s from so she knows little things that feel like you’re really visiting not just as a tourist but as someone who lives here.
It’s been a fantastic experience and I wish I could do it all over again and learn some more! I think my French has really improved also, which is a great bonus!
So yes absolutely! It’s great to see a part of France that is very underrated and beautiful.”
“I had a fantastic week with this group!
I thought that all the experiences were really unique and very diverse. I loved the hands-on experiences with the artists, and the makers, and the farmers.
Virginie is a very very patient teacher and really made sure that we were all connected and felt like we were involved and understood everything and I thought that my comprehension after this trip improved tremendously! I feel much more confident now!
I don’t know what else to say it was the trip of a lifetime! I hope I can do lots more like it!”
I would highly recommend Virginie’s immersion trips! My story is I started studying French by myself, I went to France, I loved the language, I’ve always wanted to learn another language so I thought I’d love to try my hand at French.
So I started finding some videos online. There are French videos everywhere on Youtube and Virginie’s videos popped up in my newsfeed so I clicked on one and you how Youtube works another video gets suggested from that channel and eventually I thought “Hey I think this lady knows what she’s talking about!”
So I subscribed to her channel. Virginie talked about this immersion trip she was planning so I emailed her and she emailed me back. We scheduled a Skype call and it went very well. I was kind of nervous about it because I didn’t think I was that good but I was able to understand everything she said and that gave me a lot of confidence.
So I signed up for her trip and the trip’s been great! She’s very knowledgeable, very attentive, very helpful. I would highly recommend this trip to anybody who wants to improve their French and take it to the next level. If you’re already pretty good it will get you even further. And if you’re not so good it will take you where you need to be to improve even better.“
Watch more testimonial videos here.
Three French (with French subtitles) interviews
Meet Sam: organic soap maker
(We will spend a whole afternoon with Sam making organic soap in his gorgeous country home)
Meet Valérie: organic saffron farmer
(She will teach us how to cook delicious meals with saffron)
Meet Tâm: French-Asian restaurant owner
(We will eat in his wonderful restaurant)
Watch more French interviews with French subtitles here.
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Learn French online with Virginie
I launched French Truly’s online school in August 2018 and so far it’s a huge success! You can join whenever, either by buying the French online course(s) of your choice or by becoming a monthly member giving you access to my French Truly Online School from $10 / month. See more details about the membership at the bottom of this page
Each French online course is packed with video & audio files along with written material, to make it as fun, easy, and user friendly as possible for you! Come and learn French online with me!
In this course, you will find 15 videos (+ 10 bonus ones) to help & accompany you every step of the way through the course + for each word, each sentence, each expression, each conjugated verb, I have created an audio file of my voice, slow and slightly faster speed. Your French language learning experience has never been so easy, fun, and fruitful. You can learn French online and benefit from the flexibility working at your own pace offers, while having me with you the whole time.
Did you know…
You can converse (speak + understand) in French with only 600 WORDS?
The average French person only uses between 300 & 3,000 WORDS?
This means that if you can master a relatively short list of words, you’ll be able to express yourself like the average French person! Plus you’re much more likely to understand the French when they talk back to you!
This course will teach you…
1- How to speak French
2- How to pronounce French
3- How to make French sentences
4- How to conjugate all the most common French verbs
5- How to polish your results
6- How to self evaluate your French
More info HERE
- It should take you about 30 hours to complete this course, which is made up of 10 lessons
- This course is designed for a beginner / intermediate level. If you are intermediate but feel like you could really reinforce your foundations, you will love it.
- You can join whenever, either by buying the course or by becoming a monthly member giving you access to my French online courses from $10 / month. See more details about the membership at the bottom of this page
In this course you will find 11 videos + 150 audio files + 92 pages PDF format to help & accompany you every step of the way throughout the course. In some parts of the videos, my face will appear close up and profile so you can easily see how I make these sounds with my mouth. The 150 audio files are composed of the 100 most popular French words and the 50 most common French phrases. They are recordings of my voice, speaking slowly enough so you can easily grasp every syllable. Your French language learning experience has never been so easy, fun, and fruitful. You can learn French online and benefit from the flexibility working at your own pace offers, while having me with you the whole time.
NB: if you are the proud owner of my previous French online course 600 WORDS, don’t worry, this is not a repeat as we are now exploring 1 letter words and up, whereas in 600 WORDS we began at 4 letter words and up.
Combine knowledge with confidence…
For you to be able to have a pleasant and efficient conversation with a French person, one thing is key… can you guess what it is? Confidence! How well do you think you will communicate in French if you don’t feel confident about your accent? If you are scared that people won’t understand you? Or even worse if you think someone might make fun of you? Without a minimum of confidence there is no room for communication. Yet if you feel confident, you can afford to make a few mistakes here and there because people will still understand you. What prevents a conversation from happening isn’t just a lack of knowledge, it’s also a lack of confidence. You need to have both to make it work, not to mention, to make it fun!
This course will teach you…
1- How to pronounce every letter of the alphabet
2- How to pronounce every digraph & trigraph
3- How to make every French sentence flow
4- How to pronounce the 100 most popular French words
5- How to pronounce the 50 most popular French phrases
6- How to avoid the pronunciation mistakes everyone makes
More info HERE
- It should take you about 20 to 2 hours to complete this course, which is made up of 11 lessons
- This course is designed for a beginner level. If you are intermediate but lack confidence when it comes to talking and feel like you could really benefit from focusing on pronunciation, you will love it.
- You can join whenever, either by buying the course or by becoming a monthly member giving you access to my French online courses from $10 / month. See more details about the membership below
Become a monthly member!
My goal is to transform your French language learning experience. This is why I’ve decided to offer you a new way to learn French online and gain access to the French Truly Online School! Actually, more than 1 new way, you’ll have 3 plans to choose from so come and learn French online with me!
Whichever you pick, FOCUS at $10, HORIZON at $15, or IMMERSION at $99, you will always be free to either upgrade or downgrade, stay or leave.
Not a membership kind of person? Don’t worry! Every course can still be bought separately at the normal price and be yours for ever. Whichever format you choose, your French language learning experience has never been so easy, fun, and fruitful. You can learn French online and benefit from the flexibility working at your own pace offers, while having me with you the whole time.