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.
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.
— 5 Jul 2021 09:57:42 by Kate Moore
While we've been unable to host British school trips to the Château we have transformed the centre into an 'English Manor' where French school children can enjoy an immersive English language and British cultural experience without crossing La Manche!
Introducing our English language programme at Château de la Baudonnière We were aware that... …read full post
— 24 May 2021 10:25:09 by Kate Moore
Now that the DfE has given school trips the green light this guide sets out our additional COVID safety measures to support your enhanced risk assessment and demonstrates that we have the financial protection and emergency back-up in place for you to return to our centres in confidence. …read full post