Auction Ends: Jun 1, 2015 12:00 AM PDT


Three-Day Hosted French Immersion in Burgundy

Item Number
Estimated Value
575 USD
475 USD to kdeea79f0
Number of Bids
17  -  Bid History

Item Description

Claudine Alberti has been teaching French as a foreign language since 1987 in France, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Japan. She has a BA from the University of Besançon and a Masters in Teacher French, from Rouen. Claudine herself is multilingual (English, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish). She operates a successful immersion program in a charming village in Burgundy (Montbard) where she offers weeklong one-on-one or small-group immersion language lessons. The Alliance has referred a number of students to her program in Burgundy; all recommend it highly.

The winning bidder (one person) will enjoy three days of Claudine's one-on-one immersion program located in Montbard, just an hour by TGV from Paris. Says Claudine: "Immersion in a little French town means living French culture on a daily basis, and getting to know a region well by experiencing its rhythms and seasons." Your home base will be Alberti's home and your own private apartment for guest students, located on the grounds of a renovated nunnery. 

This three-day program is open to French learners at all levels, from beginners to advance.

Day 1 - Arrival in the morning. Three hours of one-on-one lessons and local tour. Lunch and dinner provided. Overnight lodging in the private apartment.

Day 2 - Breakfast and lunch, three hours of morning lessons; overnight lodging. Afternoon tour of local sites of interest. Dinner on your own. Overnight in the private apartment.

Day 3 - Breakfast and lunch, three hours of morning lessons; late afternoon departure.

To be arranged for a mutually agreeable date with the donor; check out her calendar for possibilities. The winning bidder is of course welcome to arrange in advance to extend their immersion program by a few days or weeks, at their own cost, and depending on Alberti's availability.

(The winning bidder would normally do this program solo but could bring along a non-French-learning partner at an extra cost of 40 euros per day.)

In any event, redeem the certificate for the three-day prize by December 31, 2016.

For more information on Claudine's programs, visit her website:

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