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Wanted - French language lessons in Saumur

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Ashby De La Zouch
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Wanted - French language lessons in Saumur

My wife and I have an appartment in Saumur and go there frequently. We live in the UK but will retire to France, probably in the Saumur area, within the next 5 years. My wife is fluent in French but I am not and whilst I am taking lessons with a private teacher in England I would like to continue learning the language whilst on holiday.

Does anyone know of a teacher - or even a French/ English speaker - in or around Saumur who would be willing to help me improve my French language skills?

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1. Re: Wanted - French language lessons in Saumur

Depending upon your degree of interest, one of the best language schools in France is in Tours, L'Institut de Touraine.

It would be a bit of a drive but here is the information:

http://www.institut-touraine.asso.fr/

Ashby De La Zouch
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2. Re: Wanted - French language lessons in Saumur

Thank you for the link, it looks a very professional business. I think I would still prefer to find someone with whom I can walk around Saumur for a few hours trying out my French in our local real-life setting.

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3. Re: Wanted - French language lessons in Saumur

My wife learnt French at L'Institut de Touraine when we first moved to France, and yes it is a very professional organisation. It requires a significant commitment of time, as courses normally run for several weeks.

Another option, which an English friend of ours did, was to place an advert in the local paper or Marie, offering to spend one hour each evening teaching English to someone, in exchange for a further hour of them teaching you French. He finished up with about three sessions like this each week.

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4. Re: Wanted - French language lessons in Saumur

Great idea about the ad in the local paper. I'll do that.

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