Study Tours: Explore

Study Tours: Explore

Level 2

Explore the flora and fauna
of the land of 1000 lakes, in the midst of the rolling and hills at the heart of France

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The Brenne, land of a thousand lakes, shaped by man but home to exceptional wildlife. While enriching your vocabulary in particular areas such as ornithology and botany, you will have the chance, to explore the Natural Park, to meet a cistude, the turtle of the Brenne, or to admire a purple heron, among many other natural wonders.

Language

Your native speaker guide will accompany you throughout your language immersion program which is tailored to your abilities and needs. Each newly acquired concept will be reviewed in workshops. You will learn your new language in the same way that you learned your mother tongue: seeing – saying – doing – it’s as simple as that. Each of your training sessions has been specially designed to untangle the complex cultural web of the Berry region. Your language guide will provide you with all the necessary resources so that you can fully participate in our workshops, excursions and guided tours.

Workshops

This stay is focused on nature. Thanks to educational materials and the learning of specific vocabulary, you will be able to discover rare bird species that can only be seen in the unique ecosystem of the Brenne; learn gestures such as pruning trees, growing flowers, making a fire…. (depending on the season); you can ride an electric scooter in the wilderness. While immersing yourself fully in the English language.

How it works....

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More than 10 hours of language training with our expert guides and at least 15 hours of workshops or guided tours during which you will be able to taste the real flavour of France.

The objective of our courses is to create an experience that will have a lasting impact on your life, state of mind, way of understanding the world around you and your relationship with others, allowing you to refocus on the essential and improve your well-being.

A typical day includes morning language classes with our language guides, which will give you the necessary language elements for your afternoon activities.

The nature routes

Our discovery tour is available with several itineraries covering the Berry region; whether it’s literary excellence or for sumptuous palaces that take your fancy, you will see the heart of France in all its beauty.

Here is an example of a tour,
your experience will depend on the season and your needs.

  • Day 1: Morning: Introductions, asking and answering questions. Learn specific vocabulary related to bird watching. In the afternoon: tour the national park with a expert ornithologist and discovery of the many rare species that can only be seen in this unique ecosystem of the Brenne.
  • Day 2. Morning: language workshop. Afternoon: walk with the teacher
  • Day 3. Morning, class – understand instructions – Learn specific botanical terminology, especially flowers. In the afternoon: “forest school” – learn skills need for this unique environment such as pruning trees, growing flowers, making a fire… (depending on the season).
  • Day 4. Morning: language workshop. In the afternoon: walk with the teacher.
  • Day 5. Morning: Language workshop – understanding complex instructions. In the afternoon: electric off-road scooter (or electric car according to everyone’s abilities) – learn to operate the machine and then discover the outdoors.
  • Day 6. Morning: last class then lunch with an initiation ceremony to the Trobadors.

These are examples of a typical day,
your experience will depend on the season and your needs.

10am-11am: meet your Trobador and your course mates.

11am: break and refreshments.

11:15 am – 12:15 pm: your Trobador will help you discover the culture and gastronomy of the Berry region, its mysteries and secrets.

12:15-14:00: Lunch at a local restaurant with the rest of the group. You will taste the delicious local specialities, you will have the opportunity to visit the surroundings.

14:00-18:00: visit of a local workshop, you will be met by your guide to learn how traditional skills are used today, how ceramics or leather work are skills that are still sought after by haute couture houses or designers.

6:00-7:00 p. m.: Time for an aperitif! Local wines, cheeses, charcuterie.

From 7pm: this is your free time. We can book a table for you in a restaurant where you can use your time as you wish: relax, stroll, listen to the grass grow.

9:00 am: meeting with your driver who will take you to the meeting point.

10 am-11 am: during this excursion, your Trobador will guide you through the culture and gastronomy of Berry, its mysteries and secrets!

11:00 am: break and refreshments.

11:15-12:15: with your Trobador you will start working on the key points of your preparation for the afternoon workshop.

14 h-16 h: visit to a local workshop, you will be welcomed by your guide. Visit and contemplate magnificent buildings and exciting places, be guided by people from the region and be amazed by their stories.

16:00-16:15: Traditional tea time, the opportunity to taste local drinks and food.

4:00-5:00 p.m.: This is the time to relax and practice the language you have learned throughout the day, an opportunity to consolidate your new skills and techniques learned.

17:00-17:30: time for the traditional aperitif! Local wines, cheeses, charcuterie.

6:30 p.m: you will meet your driver to visit another place or to return to your hotel/point of departure.

From 6:30 pm: free time! We can book you a table in a restaurant where you can use your time as you wish: relax, stroll, listen to the grass grow.

Your journey program

Your day will starts by meeting your Trobador guide who will give you the keywords and language skills you require for your workshops or afternoon excursions.

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