Testimonials

What some students think

Kristi and Lilly, Nebraska

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...

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Cathy and Mike, Vancouver

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...

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Anna, London

Anna, London

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...

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Pamela, Boston

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...

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Elizna

Elizna

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...

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Jane & Eleonore

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...

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Anevay

Anevay

"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...

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Lissy - Zurich

Lissy - Zurich

Ich war eine Woche in Gingins bei Raymonde. Ich hatte sehr Glück mit dem Wetter. Es war sehr schön und warm, dies ermöglichte uns vieles draussen zu unternehmen. Es war eine unbeschreiblich grossartige Zeit. Wir haben viele Ausflüge zusammen...

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Eva - Zurich

Eva - Zurich

I’ve just spent a week “bathed in French” in the west of Switzerland. My French education before had been rather patchy despite having taken French courses in college, attended evening courses, gone on language stays to Paris, and having taken...

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Silvia

Silvia

I had an amazing time staying with Raymonde and her partner Michel for ten days. I was nervous before arriving, but they are both very warm, friendly people who made me feel welcome right away. I’m a bit shy, but I quickly felt comfortable...

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Desiree - Romanshorn

Desiree - Romanshorn

Eine Woche lang durfte ich bei Raymonde lernen, wohnen und essen. Es war eine besondere Erfahrung, die ich so bisher von den Sprachschulen nicht kannte. Raymonde hat mich mit ihrer positiven, offenen und herzlichen Art empfangen und mich in ihrem...

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Caroline - London

Caroline - London

I enjoyed a dreamy ten days in Gingins chez Raymonde—swimming in the lake, biking through picturesque Switzerland/France, visiting bars in the lively cities Lausanne and Genève, and learning and laughing with Raymonde and Michel. I came primarily...

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Calum - Winchester

Calum - Winchester

My stay in Switzerland with Raymonde was brilliant, I’ve really improved my french and learned a lot of new vocabulary and grammar, such as the difference in using connaître and savoir. Every morning was productive and we would use websites to...

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Susanne and Geraldine - Melbourne

Susanne and Geraldine - Melbourne

We were so fortunate to spend two weeks in French speaking Switzerland with Raymonde in her wonderful home. As we are both at quite different levels with our French, Raymonde was able to construct our lessons so that separately we could achieve our...

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Dee Dee - Vermont (US)

Dee Dee - Vermont (US)

The week I spent in Switzerland with Raymonde was the highlight of my 3 weeks in Switzerland and France!  Raymonde is a warm, incredibly friendly and welcoming person who made me feel not only comfortable in her home but welcome in her family. ...

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