Some people might hold back from taking a French immersion course, as there is a misconception that it is more expensive than other long-term language courses. But this is not strictly true, and the results you get both in value for money and results are incomparable. Here are just some of the benefits that come from taking part in a French immersion experience.
Immersion is the best and fastest way to progress with your French. There is no comparison. Even the most hesitant student will see progression within days. Of course, how fast you improve is largely down to how much effort and work you put into a French immersion course, but it is virtually impossible not to improve when you are surrounded by the French language. Depending on your level, you will progress from translating each word in your mother tongue to French to thinking and interacting fluently.
Rather than speaking French for one or two hours a week in a classroom setting, you will be exposed to the language 24 hours seven days a week. You will cover all fundamental principles, comprehension and input, speaking and writing, and getting a firm grasp of French grammar during classroom activities. But with French immersion, this is more than just a traditional classroom structure, and you will also have the chance to enjoy interactive and practical role-plays and other activities. But the real progress comes when you get to practise what you have learned outside the classroom. How fast you progress is down to you, and how much effort you put in, push yourself outside your comfort zone. It will be well worth it when you see the fast results.
One of the biggest obstacles to making progress with your French lessons can be endless distractions. Nowadays we do pretty much everything at home or remotely, which has its advantages and some disadvantages. There always seems to be a work email or text message that needs urgent attention, taking your focus away from your language learning. An immersive experience gives you the chance to focus solely on learning French. Without the distractions of everyday life, you can concentrate and focus completely on the immersive course. You will have the opportunity to spend your time in a new place and put your French to practise every day.
There is a mistaken belief that immersion-style programmes are only suitable for more advanced language learners, but the opposite is true. Immersion will help all students at all levels, from beginner to advanced. If you are someone who struggled with language classes at school, don’t shy away from the immersive environment. For example, an immersive learning experience has actually been shown to be far more successful for people with dyslexia. Because immersion learning involves all your senses, visual, auditory, kinaesthetic, reading and writing, it truly suits all learning levels and styles.
French immersion programmes really give you skills you can use in the real world. A truly beneficial immersive course will provide opportunities to practise not just in the classroom but give you lots of opportunities to speak French in a practical setting as much as possible. Whatever your age or learning needs, there is a French immersion course for you. Here is an overview of the CERAN immersion courses available.
French Immersion Course in Paris
What could be more exciting than the prospect of learning French in the city of Paris? The French capital is rich in culture and history and has endless opportunities to practise and learn French. You will thoroughly enjoy the French immersion classes with our motivating native teachers and using what you have learned in Parisian bars, cafes, museums and, of course, boulangeries.
French Immersion Course for Adults
Are you and your family planning to move to France? Whether you want to learn for personal enjoyment or business reasons, combining your French learning with an immersive holiday in France is always a good idea. An immersive French course will give you not just the language skills you need but also a greater understanding of the culture.
French Immersion Summer Camp
Motivation is an essential contributor to successful language learning. Researchers have long demonstrated the connection between better learning and positive emotions. Who doesn’t want to have a good time at the same time as learning something? The French immersion summer camp makes learning fun and stimulating. You will be surrounded by students who are in the same frame of mind as you, committed to learning and communicating. The French immersion summer camp experience is completely different to a regular classroom setting. In more traditional lessons, you usually focus mainly on grammar and drills. On the other hand, with the immersive summer camp, you spend your days practising in fun and real-life situations.
French immersion will give you the most solid foundation on which to continue building and learning. Remember, practice makes perfect, so make use of every opportunity to use what you learn in your French immersion course. Contact CERAN, and they will help match you with the best French immersion programme for you. CERAN native teachers will guide and support you throughout the entire experience.
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