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ABOUT

Meet ALYSSE

Bonjour, je m'appelle Alysse and I have a passion for French and cultural exchange. This passion led me to create Your French Connection (YFC), a company dedicated to welcoming individuals and groups who are passionate about traveling in francophone areas and whose biggest challenge is not feeling confident using their French when traveling.  YFC helps them to have a transformational traveling experience. 

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EXPERIENCES

Our Language Immersion Programs are:

  • For adults who are passionate about French language and its diverse culture

  • French learning experiences occurring in the “real-life” cultural classroom — in the Eastern Townships of Québec and in Montréal

  • Through guided situations that encourage interactions, and furthermore build one's confidence in the language (hands-on workshops; one to three-day immersion experiences)

  • A la carte!   We tailor our offerings to already-formed groups.   If you are a group of friends or colleagues who all have a basic foundation in French and want to take your language a step further together -- we would love to get you there!

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UPCOMING FRENCH IMMERSION EXPERIENCES THIS WINTER / SPRING 2018

PRACTICE YOUR FRENCH IN MONTREAL:  From Sky to Earth!

One-Day French Immersion for Beginners | Sunday, March 18th, 2018

Join YOUR FRENCH CONNECTION as a Voyageur for a stimulating day of French language and cultural immersion in Montreal. You will be coached to practice your French while spending your Sunday like a local, enjoying an appetizing brunch before discovering the fascinating world of Montreal underground!

 

What is special about this One-Day French Immersion Experience in Montreal:

  • A full day of guided French language development through engaging activities

  • Private van transportation between Burlington and Montreal + metro fares

  • Appetizing brunch with a view on the Old Port

  • Guided walking tour (2.5 hours) of Montreal underground with Michel, lead guide at “Urban Marmotte”

Not included:

Personal purchases

Beverages & desserts at lunch

 

Please note: This immersion experience is specifically tailored to beginner speakers -- English will be permitted along the day. There will be specific moments where French should be the only language of communication (tips and strategies will be provided for a successful immersion experience at this level).

Contact Alysse regarding the level of language expected for this experience. 

Also required: An enhanced driver's license or a valid passport (with necessary visa, if non US citizen).

 

Cost and registration details:

Registration is on a first come, first served basis—and we expect this trip to fill quickly.  Full payment is required to reserve your spot. 

Minimum group size is 3; maximum is 10.

$239 per person - Come with one friend, and you each pay $215.  

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Contact us at yourfrenchconnection123@gmail.com  for questions and registration, and to learn about our small group rate.

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SUR LES PAS DE LEONARD COHEN 

One-Day French Immersion for Advanced French Speakers | Friday, April 6th, 2018

Join YOUR FRENCH CONNECTION as a Voyageur for a stimulating day of French language and cultural immersion in Montreal.

Leonard Cohen will be the focus of our day, diving in his life and exploring his message as an artist.  We will start at the Museum Of Contemporary Art where he is described as "a world-renowned Montréal novelist, poet and singer/songwriter who inspired generations of writers, musicians and artists, he [Cohen] is an extraordinary poet of sorrow and the human condition" (source: MAC).  Following this artistic introduction, we will step outside in the streets of Montreal to walk through where Cohen used to live, while also mentionning elements of the Jewish life in Montreal. 

What is special about this One-Day French Immersion Experience in Montreal:

  • A full day of guided French language development through engaging activities
  • Private van transportation between Burlington and Montreal + metro/bus fare
  • Appetizing lunch 
  • Guided tour (2.5 hours) by Michel (lead guide at Urban Marmotte) in the neighborhoods representing elements of Cohen's life. 
     

Please note: This immersion experience is tailored to advanced speakers.  Contact Alysse regarding the language level expected for this experience. 

Also required: An enhanced driver's license or a valid passport (with necessary visa, if non US citizen).

Cost and registration details:

Registration is on a first come, first served basis.  Full payment is required to reserve your spot.

Minimum group size is 3; maximum is 10.

Cost per person: $259  --  Come with one friend, and you each pay $238.    

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Contact us at yourfrenchconnection123@gmail.com  for questions and registration, and to learn about our small group rate.

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BAKING IN FRENCH

Are you passionate about French, baking (or eating!) and learning about the culture and secrets behind a traditional recipe?

YOUR FRENCH CONNECTION would like to invite you in la Boulangerie Brot Bakehouse School & Kitchen for our interactive BAKING IN FRENCH workshops -- learning new baking techniques while developing your French language skills further!  In collaboration with Heike Meyer (Brot Bakehouse School & Kitchen), Your French Connection is proposing hands-on BAKING IN FRENCH workshops, starting this January.

These 2-hour workshops will be offered in a modern, inviting bakehouse and kitchen located in the beautiful countryside in Fairfax (VT).
 

What is special about our BAKING IN FRENCH workshops?

  • A hands-on culinary experience for all cooking abilities--entirely in French--learning while doing!
  • Led by Heike Meyer, Your French Connection collaborator, and assisted by Alysse Anton, French Connection owner.
  • Personalized instruction with narratives about the cultural background of the recipe. 
  • Demonstration and visuals helping everyone to understand the steps and techniques in the target language.
  • Maximum of 7 participants in each workshop, allowing plenty of time to practice the baking techniques and French.
  • Practical learning of kitchen vocabulary and a new recipe with straightforward steps to follow.
  • Learn and experience French in a lively and convivial atmosphere!

Upcoming BAKING IN FRENCH workshops:
Samedi 10 mars (10am-12:30pm):   Vegetarian Quiche

Samedi 12 mai (10am-noon):              Women (only!) Baking

Cost and registration details:
Registration is on a first come, first served basis.  Maximum 7 people. 
Cost per person:  $75  --  C
ome with a friend and pay $70 each. 

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Contact us at yourfrenchconnection123@gmail.com  for questions and registration, and to learn about our small group rate.

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