ENGLISH LANGUAGE TUITION

Maison Clergeau offers an excellent value week’s package for teenagers, adults and retired adventurers who wish to be fully immersed in the English language, in France.

700€ FEE INCLUDES full board, stunning location in Chateaux area and 10 hours individual lessons. Non stop spoken English, guided personal study.

Initial communication by email in English explaining why you are coming and what you need or hope to achieve. Often we receive teenagers who need this intensive help from 13 years old upwards.
We also receive business clients who need to improve their all round English level for business presentations, hospitality, report writing and negotiating skills in English.
Do you need help editing your PHD thesis in English? Michele has experience in editing an educational thesis, a dance thesis and a politics thesis.

ACCOMMODATION:
1 week full board in Maison Clergeau with comfy bed, character filled bedroom and en suite shower room and basin in either quiet middle room or front double bedroom. Separate toilet.

FOOD: light breakfast with fresh coffee or tea, fruit juice, yogurt and or cereal and freshly made home made bread
: full lunch with salad and plat du jour….often pasta, rice, potato with either fish or meat or vegetarian
: evening meal often with salad or vegetables and then a plat du jour…. similar to lunch time. Don’t forget, this is France!

Individual tuition
Each student receives 2 hours individual lesson from 10-12 five days a week. Lessons are specific to your level and planned to target your own specific areas of difficulty.

AFTERNOONS: you are free in the afternoon. You will have some homework to do, or perhaps an afternoon walk together, or a chateau visit to Chenonceau or Amboise or Cheverny or Chambord, as you like. All travel is included but you need to bring money for admission charges.
Perhaps a cinema trip? Both Blois and Montrichard cinemas show English speaking films in wonderful, luxurious seats. Enjoy the cinema as it used to be….
Or cycling trips? We have all sizes of bikes available.

EVENINGS: Normally we watch an English or American film after dinner. Remember, non stop communication in a second language is exhausting as well as fun so collapsing in front of a good film can be a wonderful relaxation.

FINALLY:
The aim of your stay is to improve your English and you will find a home from home experience with us, where your mistakes are not important. The emphasis is on successful communication. No one will constantly correct your English. You are with friends!
Will you laugh a lot? Yes!
Will you eat well? Yes!
Will you be relaxed and happy? Yes!
Will you work hard in your English lessons? Yes!
Will you have to do homework? yes!
Will your English improve??? YES! YES! YES!

WHY CHOOSE US FOR YOUR ENGLISH LANGUAGE EXPERIENCE?
Parents of teenagers often prefer an English home in France because it is more practical. We are 2 1/2 hours from Paris.
Parents often prefer an English home in France because the food is better!
Guests choose us for the area…..here you can visit the chateaux, spend time at Chaumont arts and gardens festival, visit Blois, Amboise or Tours.

WHY CHOOSE MICHELE SPENCER FOR ENGLISH LESSONS?
Michele was born in London. She currently teaches English to 2nd, 1ere and terminal students at Pontlevoy Lycee, that in layman’s language is 15-18 year olds. She has been hosting English students in Maison Clergeau for 4 years and welcomed her first returning student in 2015.
Michele worked for the prestigious Fontainebleau Business Language school that works with INSEAD. She has had specialised training in pronunciation and stress, so is ideally placed to advise on productive skills necessary in presentations, bacculereat oral etc. She has taught B2 and C1 levels and prepared students for the Bacculereat for 4 years and knows the requirements for the Cambridge exams and the Bacculereat exams. She has written the LVA 1ere and terminal curriculem for Pontlevoy lycee and specialises in literature. She loves Shakespeare, and so far, so do ALL of her pupils!
Michele has presented students for IELTS, Cambridge B1 and B2 and C1 exams for 5 years. She is CELTA qualified from International House, London, worked full time in language teaching for the last 4 years. Individual private pupils for 2 years before her Celta training.

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?
After your initial letter of inquiry we will have a follow up skype or telephone conversation. Michele will assess your level as she listens to you and you will explain what you are hoping to achieve. Michele will then plan your studies according to your level and your interests. You will then receive an email with your proposed ‘study package’.

WHY CHOOSE MAISON CLERGEAU?
For it’s location, for it’s fabulous choice of bedrooms and en suites and for Michel Bizieux’s cooking and humour….

PRIVATE ENGLISH LESSONS BY SKYPE
An alternative to a weekly stay is the individual English lessons by skype. 20€ per hour.