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French Immersion Week

January 11-17, 2021

A WEEK-LONG CELEBRATION OF ALL THINGS FRENCH! 

  Immerse yourself in French language and culture from the comfort of home during this one-week online event. With our live small-group experiences, you’ll practice your French while having fun. Get direct access to native-level French-speaking experts and connect with other language learners. The week includes more than 20 French immersion sessions ranging from yoga classes to virtual tours to cooking workshops.

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 The only way to learn to speak French is to practice speaking it (even if you’re just a beginner)!

At Depaysio, we help you seamlessly access amazing online language immersion experiences led by experts from around the world. From cooking classes to art workshops, our interactive small-group experiences make language learning fun.

Some examples of our experiences

Wine Tasting Workshop

Transport yourself to the charming vineyards of France, develop a new appreciation for your favorite wine and learn the French terms you need to talk about wine like a pro!

Yoga in French

Immerse yourself in the French language while joining in a Vinyasa Flow yoga session streamed from Bali! Each session is structured around a theme.

French Fashion Tips

Identify your signature style and receive coaching from a Paris-based stylist and personal shopper. You’ll discover interesting French brands to help you shape your look.

French Cocktails

Learn to make classic French cocktails as well as some more modern concoctions in this intimate experience with a professional French mixologist. 

French Poetry Workshop

Discuss and analyze French poetry with a published author. By the end of this workshop, you’ll be able to submit and get feedback on a poem of your own! 

Fragrance Workshop

In this immersive olfactory experience, you’ll discover unique French fragrance brands, learn about the history of perfume and discover your ideal fragrance.

Full schedule available soon!

How It Works

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Choose Your Experience

Choose from a variety of engaging, interactive online learning sessions led by native-level speaking subject experts.

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Have Fun & Practice French

Made for language learners, our sessions foster comprehension and fluency acquisition in fun real world contexts.

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Review & Repeat

After each session, you’ll receive a downloadable toolkit with grammar tips, vocabulary lists and other pedagogical resources to further your learning. 

Don’t speak French? We offer online French experiences for both beginners and advanced language learners:

Language Discovery

Designed for language learners of all levels and particularly adapted to beginners, these experiences focus on cultural immersion. They are mostly in English, but also include relevant vocabulary and expressions in the target language.

Language Immersion

These experiences provide a complete immersion in the target language. Led by a native-level speaking subject experts, they are ideal for intermediate to advanced level language learners.

Save your spot

Book individual experiences or save with one of our multiple booking options.

All Access Pass

 

WHY DEPAYSIO?

French immersion at home

Can’t spend the money or time to travel abroad but still want to connect with French culture? With Depaysio, you can access French culture from the comfort of home.

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Resources for further study

Our pedagogical team creates a downloadable resource kit for each one of our experiences so that you can continue making progress once the session is over.

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Live experiences

Language and culture are meant to be social. Our interactive live experiences led by native-level speakers bring French culture and language to life.

Connect with other learners

Our small group sizes allow you to meet other learners who share your language goals and interest in French culture. Build a community to keep you accountable and to have fun.

Meet the experts

Why learn about another culture from a book when you can speak with the experts! We connect you with cultural insiders looking to share their passions.

Accessible from anywhere

Our mission is to make cultural and language immersion possible for more people.  Our online experiences make it easier to give real-life context to your classroom learning.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Depaysio experiences?

Led by native-level speakers, our experiences are interactive immersion sessions offered online. The goal is to allow you to practice a foreign language in a fun way while learning something new.

How are Depaysio experiences different from typical language lessons?

Depaysio experiences are designed to be complementary to more traditional language learning approaches, allowing you to put the skills you’ve learned in class to use in a real-world context. Instead of focusing on teaching you grammar or vocabulary, our experiences teach you new creative skills while immersing you in a foreign language.

What language level do I need to participate?

Our experiences are designed for beginner to advanced level language learners and the target level is indicated in the description of each experience. If you’re not sure of your level, feel free to contact us.

What if I don't understand?

Taking into account that language learners often have trouble understanding native speakers, we have adapted our experiences so that they are accessible to a non-native speaking audience. Experience leaders are happy to clarify as needed, so don’t be afraid to ask!

Who are your experience leaders?

All of our online experiences are led by native-level speakers, either experienced language teachers looking to share their hobbies and passions or subject-area experts who are able to adapt their content to an audience of language learners.