French Immersion Stay



French Immersion Homestay with Raymonde

French à la carte

The formula Individual Courses at the Teacher's Home  will allow you to practice and rapidly improve your French skills. You will enjoy speaking French whilst participating in cultural and/or sports activities.


This language course combines structured teaching with convivial moments, guaranteeing rapid results. It offers the possibility of practising the language continuously while discovering the local expressions, mentality and customs.

Raymonde Fahrni 

French teacher with a FLE diploma
(French as a foreign language)

This French Immersion Homestay with Raymonde will open doors to :  an open door to requirements

  • several worldwide recognised diplomas (levels A1 to C2)
  • your confident use of your French skills in your professional and private environments
  • of a tourist trip

Discover French-speaking Switzerland

French-speaking Switzerland is an ideal setting to practise your French skills in a warm and friendly environment. You will discover the area and participate in activities which you enjoy. Popular activities include walking, cycling, mountain biking and boat trips. Your teacher Raymonde is available to discuss your wishes.

Château de Chillon and Montreux

Discover the secrets of the thousand year old fortress with your family and dive into the unique history of this historic monument. Then visit Montreux, nestled between steep hills and the lake, it is famous for its mild microclimate and its jazz festival, which takes place in July.

    Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces

    Registered with the UNESCO World Heritage Site, This Unesco World Heritage site is well worth a visit. The easy walk through the vineyards offers you a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains and Lake Geneva. You will be whisked off to a Lavaux wine cellar to discover local wines.

    A boat trip to Yvoire, a small and charming medieval town

    Small cruise to Yvoire (F) and visit of the beautiful medieval city. Yvoire is classified among the most beautiful villages of France. Once ashore, stroll through its narrow streets, stop in one of its small shops or let yourself be enchanted by its Garden of Five Senses.


    Student testimonials

    Sarah, Toronto (CA)

    This was the first time I have studied as part of an immersive homestay, so I didn't know what to expect. I can honestly say it was a highlight of my summer ! Raymonde is a thoughtful host, an excellent teacher and a fun conversationalist. She made me feel welcome...

    Graciela, Portland (USA)

    A Five-Star French Immersion Adventure at My Teacher's Home! Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I recently embarked on a truly unique and unforgettable French immersion journey at Raymonde’s home in Gingins, and I can't express how remarkable the experience was. This experience deserves...

    Deborah, Los Angels (USA) & Morges (CH)

    My long-weekend with Raymonde was an absolute pleasure as well as a hearty brain workout! Raymonde first asks for the objectives that you wish to achieve during the time spent together. Then she quietly assesses your strengths and weaknesses in your spoken French as...

    Daniel, Charlotte USA

    I can’t put in a few words the value of the immersion experience that I had with Raymonde. Not only is she an accomplished language teacher but, most important, she is an amazing human being. With her guidance and patience I was able to test the limits of my knowledge...

    Revue Janet, Sydney

    I had the most wonderful time staying with Raymonde in her lovely home, experiencing Swiss life and language immersion in this beautiful area of Switzerland. Raymonde and her partner Michel both made me feel very welcome and I was so lucky to be able to also enjoy...

    Lea and Sophie, Brisbane

    My daughter and I spent a wonderful week with Raymonde and her partner Michel in their home in Switzerland. We chose to go in December which meant we were able to indulge in fondue, chocolate and other delectable Swiss food guilt-free after our hikes through the snow!...

    Makiko, Japon

    Raymonde is an excellent teacher and wonderful person. She constantly corrected my French in a friendly way, which was extremely helpful for the progress of my French. She is organized about things and always well prepared to teach. Her house was gorgeous &...

    Koh, Seattle

    I stayed with Raymonde for ten days and had the best time. Raymonde is thoughtful, energetic and well-organized. She understands your needs and is ready to work with you whether it is your language fluency or dietary needs. Aside from our morning classes, Raymonde...

    Kristi and Lilly, Nebraska

    I can’t say enough good things about my stay with Raymonde! I loved absolutely everything about my immersion experience here. Raymonde is a warm, caring, fun person who takes great care of her students. She is very generous with her time—she took us to the train...

    Cathy and Mike, Vancouver

    My wife and I really enjoyed our stay with Raymonde. She and her husband were wonderful hosts. The immersion really helped our speaking and listening skills and Raymonde introduced us to some great resources to continue our French learning. We really enjoyed our field...

    Anna, Londres

    I have just spent a few blissful days at Raymonde’s beautiful home in Switzerland. The opportunity to immerse myself in the French language and Swiss culture was an unforgettable experience. Raymonde is a wonderful host and teacher, and made me feel very welcome. My...

    Pamela, Boston

    What an enormous pleasure it was to return to Europe for my long-awaited, Covid-postponed séjour d’immersion chez Raymonde in Switzerland. Despite my anxieties about Swiss entry requirements in effect in January 2022, it was quite easy to negotiate the Swiss...


    I recently had a weekend immersion with Raymonde and it was absolutely wonderful.  I felt very welcome in her home which makes for an excellent learning environment. My primary goal was conversation practice and I definitely felt that I had improved by the end of the...

    Jane & Eleonore

    My 27-year-old daughter and I spent a lovely week improving our French with Raymonde  in September 2021, and we highly recommend an immersion stay with her in Gingins. She is a warm and welcoming hostess as well as an astute "prof". In addition to improving our French...


    "Where do I even start! - My experience with Raymonde was incredible. As soon as I met her she made me feel welcome in Switzerland and in her home. She goes above and beyond as a host as well as a teacher. Our week together flew by so quickly and we laughed together,...

    Offer for a French Immersion Homestay

    6 nuits pour CHF 2'200.-

    • 15 hours of intensive courses (3 hours every morning)
    • 2 excursions accompanied by your teacher (your choice)
    • Breakfast, lunch and light meal at the end of the day
    • Maximum number of students 2 (double room) + 1-2 (extra room)
    • Level of French required: minimum A2

    Please note that the 15 hours of intensive courses can be converted into more hours of excursions!

    Le tarif pour une personne supplémentaire partageant la même chambre, les cours et les excursions est de CHF 1'100.—.

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