The French language immersion school centre in Normandy

Château de la Baudonnière is the premier Chateau destination for UK schools in France, as chosen by leading MFL teachers; for teachers who are serious about their pupils learning to speak and understand French in a truly French environment.

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The home of French language immersion

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Welcome to Château de la Baudonnière, a truly immersive French language learning centre in Normandy, accommodating students all over the UK. Our approach to French language immersion is uniquely successful thanks to our team of native French-speaking “Animateurs”.

The philosophy behind our week-long programme is using practical spoken French to convey meaning in real life situations. As one of our party leaders said; "The classroom situation is always artificial to some degree. Here my pupils know that when they want something, they have to ask for it in French, [and] they do it!"

Our friendly and supportive Animateurs create a learning environment where students are comfortable making mistakes and are encouraged to challenge themselves. At the end of the week, students will leave the Château with a newfound confidence and willingness to speak French after seeing dramatic improvements in their ability. The fun experiences students share in France inspire real educational outcomes back in the classroom.


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COVID-19 Group Safety and Wellbeing

— 10 Sep 2021 10:25:09 by Kate Moore

Now that the DfE has given schools the greenlight to book French trips, here is the group safety and wellbeing information you need to support a risk assessment for your return trip to our language centres. …read full post

Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advice

— 1 Sep 2021 08:20:13 by Kate Moore

What are the options for schools with upcoming bookings? This guide explains the current travel advice and summarises the options for school groups with an upcoming booking. …read full post

COVID-19 Peace Of Mind Promise

— 18 Aug 2021 10:25:09 by Kate Moore

Now that the DfE has given schools the greenlight to book French trips, our COVID-19 Promise gives you all the flexibility and reassurance you need to plan your return to our language centres with confidence. …read full post

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