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French Immersion Retreat in Ojai California

Set in the mountainside town of Ojai California, this 2 day French immersion retreat is filled with fun activities designed to accelerate your French language skills.

Ticket Prices
1 Day Pass: (Saturday or Sunday) $375
2 Day Pass: $550

Prerequisites: Low Intermediate to Advanced French Speakers

Retreat Itinerary

Start Time: Saturday 11:00am
End Time: Saturday evening
Lunch will be served at the retreat

-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.

Start Time: Sunday 11:00am
End Time: Saturday evening
Lunch will be served at the retreat

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.

-Lunch break

-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!