Ticket Prices: 1 Day $375 – 2 Days $550
2 Day French Immersion Retreat in Ojai, CA$550
Join Our 2 Day French Immersion Retreat in the Mountainside Town of Ojai, California.
French Immersion Training by Native French Teachers
This fun and exciting 2 day immersion course is created by the founders of the online language school www.learnfrenchathome.com (15 years on the net) and the e-magazine publication French Accent Magazine www.frenchaccentmagazine.com. 5 French teachers (4 of them being French natives) will welcome you and assist you during the workshop.
Saturday March 30th 2019 – 11:00 am to evening hours
Sunday March 31st 2019 – 11:00 am to evening hours
2 Days $550/person
1 Day Saturday or Sunday $375/person
Who is this event for?
This French Immersion Retreat is for low intermediate to advanced French speakers who wish to improve their verbal and comprehension skills.
The workshop will take place at the beautiful Ojai Retreat Center
Ojai – a unique destination !
Not only will you learn, but you will also enjoy a wonderful getaway to one of Southern California’s prettiest escapes. Ojai is surrounded by mountains and is a known as an art, spa, wine and trekking destination. Numerous artist and actors have settled here. The mountainside town is filled with art galleries, unique crafts, boutiques, museums, vineyards, and wine tasting rooms. There is no better place to immerse yourself in French language and culture than in Ojai California.
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What to expect from this 2 Day workshop
The French Immersion Workshop will take place at the Ojai Retreat Center where we will engage in language building skills with fun exercises, games, and French conversation.
The workshop starts at 11:00 am and ends in the evening hours with a break for lunch. Lunch will be served at the retreat. The types of activities include (all being in French):
-Short presentation of yourself (given as homework before the 1st day)
-A discussion on the French language evolution: what is considered old fashioned today and what is new.
-An exercise on French comprehension with a reading of a text.
-Break for lunch. Depending on the weather, the lunch may be taken outside in the beautiful outdoors of the resort. During this time, everyone will be encouraged to continue to speak in French.
-A session of brain storming on the appropriate action verbs and noun with a Movie Talk.
-Introducing common idiomatic expressions through an exercise.
-Learning some of the descriptive language in wine tasting and more.
-Wine tasting at a reputable winery in Ojai.
-Dinner at one of the local restaurants in Ojai. Students are welcome to bring another person if they wish. The language spoken during dinner will be mostly in French but we’ll keep it flexible and can be partly in English.
The workshop starts at 11:00 am at the Retreat Center lasts until the evening hours. Afterwards the group will meet in downtown Ojai for a treasure hunt in French. In the afternoon we’ll wrap up the workshop with an early dinner for our guests.
The types of activities will include:
-Small groups work together in creating a presentation to others on a specific theme. Detailed instructions will be given. Different grammatical structures will be reviewed.
-Comprehension exercise: listening to a French song.
-The French culture – discovering some facts and some myths with a game.
-Taking part in a French speaking treasure hunt in Ojai.
-Apéritif in a unique type of café/bar in Ojai
– Dinner in a local restaurant –au revoir!
-2 full days of workshop classes and social evenings gatherings.
-French learning material
-Wine tasting and snacks
50% is due at the time of the registration and the other 50% by March 15th.
What’s NOT included
-Apéritif on Sunday
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- Celine Anthonioz