Immersion Program for School Groups / Teachers: HSC, VC, IB Programs



Description

La Maison de Sainte Claire is a Cultural and Linguistics Immersion Centre for French Learning, situated in Upper Crystal Creek, northern New South Wales. Here, the students revel in a relaxed and wholesome setting, in a convivial, family atmosphere. Student numbers are limited to a maximum of 14 for school groups, ensuring total personal attention. It is complimentary for one teacher for a minimum of 10 students.

We also offer Professional Development for Teachers of French. We only do this once every 2 years, or as requested by a school or at the introduction of a new curriculum.

Fully-residential French School Camps at la Maison de Sainte Claire:

La Maison de Sainte Claire is a Cultural and Linguistics Immersion Centre for French Learning, situated in Upper Crystal Creek, northern New South Wales. Here, the students revel in a relaxed and wholesome setting, in a convivial, family atmosphere. Student numbers are limited to a maximum of 14 for school groups, ensuring total personal attention. It is complimentary for one teacher for a minimum of 10 students.

Professional Development for Teachers:

La Maison de Sainte Claire offers programs for professional development (PD) for teachers who may have had a formal and/or informal training in French, have been concentrating in teaching another subject for a certain period of time and now requiring re-training to be better equipped as a LOTE teacher for French, specifically for the Beginners/Intermediate classes. Specialised or a-la-carte programs are also catered for in an effective and professional manner, covering all matters that could highly assist the French teachers attending our PDs once they are back in the classrooms.

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Class Schedule

What you will learn
  • Cultural and Linguistics Immersion Centre for French Learning
  • Students revel in a relaxed and wholesome setting, in a convivial, family atmosphere.
  • Student numbers are limited to a maximum of 14 for school groups, ensuring total personal attention.
What you will get
  • Fully-residential French School Camps at la Maison de Sainte Claire
  • Complimentary for one teacher for a minimum of 10 students.

What to bring
  • Your interest to learn!
What to wear

Casual

Appropriate for

HSC, VC, IB Programs


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Maison De Ste Claire

Vendor sincce 2015

Gilles and Zarina Berger have created la Maison de St Claire to share their love of the best of French language and culture. In April 2000, Gilles and Zarina left the rat-race life they were leading, good jobs and house by the beach in Sydney, to live harmoniously with nature in a healthy environment, becoming self-efficient and eating fresh organic food. Bringing the expertise they both have and desiring to share their love of the Australian natural environment and promote the French culture and linguistic diversity of the world they brought la Maison de St Claire into being. Gilles and Zarina have three children, Adérina , Arman and Angéline.

Your Host, Manager of Linguistics and Primary on-line French Program Designer

Gilles Berger was born in Grandvillars, France, and migrated to Australia in 1986 for a post as a lecturer at Sydney University. He has a Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics and a Bachelors Degree in French Law. He also completed his PHD in applied linguistics receiving High distinction (Sciences du langage) His teaching experience is vast, with more than 20 years at the Centre of Applied Linguistics (CLA), University of Besançon, France, University of Sydney and Sydney Grammar School. He has also conducted workshops in French Learning for Specific Purposes, for business and private organisations. Gilles has created teaching materials that are used in schools and has published two novels. He just finished his PhD in applied linguistics (Sciences du langage) at the University of Franche-Comté, Besançon, France.

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