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dinner with an interesting French family

I have tried learning French via private hourly lessons and online with group classes and just couldn’t get the hang of it.  I was terrified of such an intensive program with Chantal but it has been the best thing I have done for my language development.  Day 1 and 2 were hard, but as the time progressed I found myself understanding more and more of the lessons and feeling more relaxed.  

I can only recommend Chantal’s classes with the highest commendation.

Renae. Australien. Direktorin einer PR Agentur
(Februar 2018)

I would recommend Au Fil des Mots to anyone who is looking to improve their french skills quickly, whether for business or personal use. Chantal is a patient and enthusiastic teacher, and she can introduce you to specialists in your field. The accommodations and food were excellent, and the Cluny area is full of interesting history.

Peter. Journaliste. New York Times
(Oktober 2017)

Chantal is the best language teacher that I have ever had.

The course was designed for my learning needs, and Chantal was able to adapt as we went through the course to maximise the learning benefits.

We had focus on both written and spoken French and Chantal also made great care to plan activities that would require me to use French in cultural and personal situations. There was no safety blanket, which meant that I was forced to use what we had learned - and it worked really well.

I really enjoyed the course and came away with much improved understanding of French and much improved ability to communicate.

I would recommend Chantal to everyone!


Michael. Health Economist. Bristol Myers Squibb
(August 2017)

Die Organisation des Kurses ist hervorragend. Chantal hat ein abwechslungsreiches und für meine Bedürfnisse maßgeschneidertes Programm zusammengestellt, das einen vertieften Einblick in die französische Kultur und Sprache ermöglichte. Der Einzel-Sprachunterricht am Morgen, die vielfältigen Begegnungen mit französischen Berufsleuten und die zahlreichen Exkursionen haben es mir ermöglicht, meine Französischkenntnisse innerhalb einer Woche markant zu verbessern.Ein großes Lob verdient auch das "La Pierre Folle". Die Gastgeber Veronique und Luigi sind sehr herzlich. Kurz: sehr empfehlenswert!

Vera, Dokumentalistin, Zürich
(Januar 2016)

After three years of living in France, I understood French well, but I was never comfortable expressing myself. After spending two weeks with Chantal, I went from communicating basic needs and expressions to discussing the history of America and the various differences between French and American culture. I don't recognize myself. I am so grateful for the experience. It was a comfortable, efficient and productive experience in a beautiful, relaxing setting that I really enjoyed.

Dana W. White, Director of Policy & Strategic Communications, Renault-Nissan Alliance
(August 2015)

Chantal, with the support of Cyriaque, provided me with a highly personalised and very enjoyable four days of immersion French. I am very much a beginner, and was impressed with Chantal’s skill in engaging with me at a level that I could manage while still providing, interesting, stimulating and personally relevant content. The evenings dining with Chantal’s local colleagues and friends were very special. They were challenging, but they increased my confidence in actually being able, somehow, to begin to communicate with people in French in social situations. I left feeling inspired and will be back for more

Alan. Head of the School of Medicine at the University of Auckland.
(Mai 2015)

Vielen Dank für die Zeit die ich mit Ihnen verbringen durfte. Das abwechslungsreiche Programm, der Dialog mit vielen unterschiedlichen Personen, die Kombination aus Theorie und Praxis, die Umgebung und nicht zuletzt Ihre professionelle und verbindliche Person machten 5 Tage zu einem Erlebnis, das ich gerne einmal wiederholen möchte.

Oliver. Direktor Service & Support, ARaymond Information Technology
(April 2015)

Chantal and Au Fil des Mots have designed the course very well to accommodate our needs and have delivered us an exceptional course. I can recommend Au Fil des mots for anyone looking to learn French quickly.

Oscar. Architect
(März 2015)

Chantal provides an interesting and engaging class, the exercises are varied and challenging. I have found learning with her specialised technique very helpful and I highly recommend it for anyone keen to grasp French vocabulary in an efficient, rapid manner.

Samantha. Tribal Fusion Belly Dancer.
(Januar 2015)

Ich möchte sagen, ich danke Ihnen für Ihr großes Engagement. Zwei Wochen mit Ihnen waren eine großartige Erfahrung für mich.

Marcel. Oktober 2014. Marketing und Verkaufsleitung. Müllex.
(Oktober 2014)

Ich möchte mich bei Ihnen noch einmal für den interessanten und lehrreichen Aufenthalt bedanken. Ich habe viel gelernt und neue Ideen bekommen, um die Sprache besser zu beherrschen. Auch die Treffen mit den verschiedenen Personen habe ich sehr geschätzt.

Karin. Pensioniert.
(September 2014)

Vielen, vielen Dank für die schöne Woche in Cluny mit dem tollen französisch Intensivkurs bei Dir der mir sehr viel geholfen und auch sehr Spaß gemacht hat auch wenn es sehr anstrengend war.

Christian. Teamleiter CSP IT Application Operation. SRG SSR.
(Oktober 2012)

Au Fil des Mots provides a high quality educational experience, geared towards each student.
I appreciated the time Chantal took to arrange visits with librarians, as well as a visit to a bookstore and meals with various people so I could practice French in my professional field.
I was amazed at how much progress I was able to make in one week. Besides overcoming the fear factor which kept me from speaking before, I gained a solid grounding in both grammar and vocabulary.
I highly recommend Au Fil des Mots to anyone seeking to jumpstart their study of French.

Libby. Librarian at the American school in Casablanca. Georges Washington Academy.
(April 2012)

The program is very different from the language program which follows a specific methodology or uses progressive modules. This immersion is an individualised program, suited to my objectives, level and needs.
It was a good combination of structured tutorial classes and an immersion of the French way of life. We would spend the morning focused on grammar and vocabulary, have lunch in the village, practicing what I learned in the morning. In the afternoon, we would review professional documents which I would encounter in my daily job as a lawyer, discuss pertinent articles or journals, improving my understanding and pronunciation. We even visited a tribunal. Thereafter, we would have dinner with an interesting French family, chatting keenly about social or business issues and at the same time, stretching my comprehension and speaking skills!
Although we spent more than 10 hours a day in this immersion program, time passed so quickly as I learned and enjoyed the experience to wit. It was heartfelt and fulfilling to see the surprise of my colleagues on my return when I conversed with them in French with confidence!
Thank you, Chantal for your patience, for being structured and yet flexible and Luigi and Veronique of La Pierre Folle, for making me feel as if I have never left home.

Bi Yong. - Deputy Group General Counsel LAFARGE.
(März 2012)

Au Fil des Mots schafft es auf eine wunderbare Art und Weise Sprache und Kultur so zu verbinden, dass das Lernen sehr viel Spaß macht. Merci!

Marcus. Verkaufleiter. Yves Rocher Stuttgart. Mitteleuropa.
(Dezember 2011)

Cluny bietet das optimale Umfeld, um sich auf die Französische Sprache zu konzentrieren. Fern der Hektik einer Grossstadt kann man sich voll auf die Sprache konzentrieren und gleichzeitig etwas über die kulturellen Schätze Frankreichs erfahren. Chantal versteht es ausgezeichnet, auf die Bedürfnisse und die Eigenschaften der Lernenden einzugehen. Mit einem individuellen Lernprogramm und Ihrer pedagogischen Erfahrung, mit Menschen unterschiedlicher Art und Herkunft umzugehen, legt sie den Grundstein für den Erfolg der Ausbildung.
Durch das Eintauchen in reale Alltagssituationen (zum Beispiel gemeinsames Abendessen in einer französischen Familie, der Besuch eines kulturellen oder auch geschäftlichen Anlasses) ist das Lernen der Französischen Sprache mehr als nur eine trockene Übung. Man kann das gelernte gleich in die Praxis umsetzen und gleichzeitig den Wortschatz erweitern.
Die Sprachausbildung bei Chantal ist eine ausgezeichnete Alternative zu den herkömmlichen Sprachausbildungen der grossen Sprachinstitute!

Zeno. Teamleiter Kundenbetreuung. AVADIS Suisse.
(November 2011)

In Cluny I spent one very productive week during which I not only substantially improved my French but also learned a lot about the French culture. The course was a well balanced mix of exercises on grammar, vocabulary, and speech as well as visiting historical places of the city and having dinners with friendly local families. Chantal is a very caring and dedicated French teacher who is very open to suggestions on the content of the program. In fact, we developed the course program jointly, based on my needs. I also found the chambres d'hôtes "La Pierre Folle", where I stayed during the course a very cozy place with charming owners - Veronique and Luigi.
In a nutshell, I recommend this course with Chantal to anyone who wants to learn French in one of the most beautiful regions of France - Bourgogne. I am sure that, like me, you will fall in love with Cluny and its surroundings.

Sherzod. Vice President Business Development CE and CIS at LAFARGE.
(Oktober 2011)

My training course with Chantal was very successful, very well done. Chantal has organized a very involved and interesting week for me with several specific activities according to my needs.

Andrea. Cadre Ambassade Américaine.
(August 2011)