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OUR FRENCH CLASSES
With ValorMe you learn French in a very small group, in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
You can stay on the spot, in comfortable, fully furnished flats
OUTINGS AND ACTIVITIES
You speak French throughout the day while discovering a very attractive area of southern France, with wonderful landscapes and a rich heritage.
A small group ensures individual attention and gives the opportunity to adapt to each student's specific needs.
The course allows you to be in French speaking surroundings throughout the day, 35 hours a week.
• The course puts emphasis on oral communication (speaking and listening, pronunciation). However, it also gives you a chance to learn or review specific grammar points and vocabulary. It allows each student to improve his/her weak points and to speak with more confidence.
• Lunches : informal conversation practice takes place at lunchtime with your tutor, in nearby restaurants.
• Outings allow you to practice French with locals whilst discovering the area, rich in natural and cultural treasures: medieval towns and castles, wonderful landscapes of the Pyrenees, prehistoric caves, traditional crafts…
History: Montsegur Castle, a symbol of Cathar resistance and a wonderful hiking trip.
Nature: Hiking in the mountains. Easy walks (one to three hours) but very picturesque views of the Pyrenean peaks. And also skiing and snowshoeing in winter, swimming in lakes, a spa resort, a lovely Bamboo Park…
Animals: the Eagles of Lordat Castle, the Wolf Park, the Bee Barn…
Food, Food, Food: Discover the Pyrenees farmhouse cheeses, Foie gras, charcuterie, honey, croustades …in the Friday Market or enjoy a wine tasting at vignerons d'Ariège cellar.
Valorme is located in a small, quiet street of the medieval town Foix in the Southwest of France, in Ariège. In the same building, you will find the classroom, four flats for the students, a living room and a courtyard to relax in. Your tutor, Corine and her husband have their apartment here too.
They are comfortably furnished with a small kitchen and a private bathroom and wc (sheets, towels, hairdryer provided). As a welcome gesture, we provide you with items for your first breakfast as well as basic products to cook your dinners if you wish.
A lounge : A friendly place to meet the other participants, where you will find materials for private study or for leisure: TV, DVD, books and magazines, games…
The courtyard is also a nice place to relax after the course.
Several food shops (fruit and vegetables, meat, fish, ready-made dishes...) and the Friday market are just around the corner as well as many restaurants offering a large choice of good food to suit all pockets.
Here are what some people who used Valor Me said about their experiences. Their average rating across all categories is /5.