Atelier pédagogique à la Maison de Ste ClaireProfessional development for teachers of French

BONJOUR et BIENVENUE à la Maison de Ste Claire

La Maison de Ste Claire vous propose un atelier pédagogique du 20 au 22 septembre 2019 pour les professeurs de français qui enseigneront le cours “Extension” (Les Intouchables) en 2020.

  • Trois jours / deux nuits: Arrivée le vendredi dans le matinée et départ après le déjeuner le dimanche.
  • Critique du film: visionné et discuté le film.
  • Etude approfondie du vocabulaire et expressions idiomatiques.
  • Préparations de questions pour les segments prescrits (en anglais).
  • Nous analyserons les thèmes prescrits et préparerons des questions orales et écrites pour chacun d’entre eux (avec enregistrement mp3 pour les questions orales):
    1. Acceptance: outcasts, stereotypes and dealing with disability.
    2. Resilience: friendship, social mobility, responsibility and dependence.
    3. Identity: social inequality, cultural difference and self-worth.
  • E-book interactif et les vidéos sur les thèmes et sur le film.
  • Atmosphère conviviale, repas gastronomiques, vue fantastique de la Maison de Ste Claire.

A wonderful opportunity for you to update your skills for the HSC Course prescriptions for French Extension, for 2020–2024, to honed on your language skills, brainstorm with other French teachers, practise your French with native speakers, while revitalising oneself in paradise, at la Maison de Ste Claire on our 12-acre property in northern NSW, Australia.

Daily activities consist of workshop in the morning; conversation, brainstorming and group presentations and/or other interactive and focused activities in the afternoon; “l’aperitif”, contemporary French musicals or cinema in the evening. Enjoy la Maison de Ste Claire’s provincial French cuisine. A unique experience with guaranteed results. A range of accompanied activities with focus on fun in learning.

Thank you for sharing this information with your friends and colleagues and we are looking forward to welcoming you soon.

Merci et à très bientôt!

“Vivez à la française à la Maison de Ste Claire”Can't wait to see you soon for a fabulous French Experience. Get your colleagues to enrol too, for a good time together! Limited space, up to 6 teachers only. Enrol now.

Here's what others have said about la Maison de Ste Claire

  • “Gilles's in-service is practical, interesting and inspiring. I loved it!”
  • “Gilles is a great person to have as a speaker because of his French and teaching experience. The opportunity to speak French is inspiring and invaluable for me.”
  • “The service is excellent, all expectations unsurpassed! Such an accommodating and welcoming family.”
  • “J'ai passé trois jours formidables. Les cours, la nourriture, le paysage ... c'était magnifique.”
  • “Quel bel endroit! Et quel weekend super! J'ai beaucoup appris et je me suis bien amusée.”
  • “Si votre objectif est de bien gâter vos invités, vous avez très bien réussi! C'était un très bon week-end d'immersion.”
  • “Merci pour tout! C'était un week-end paradisiaque. A la prochaine fois!”
  • “Parfait!”
  • “Que je suis heureuse d’avoir été ici. En une semaine, j’ai appris des choses que je pensais ne jamais pouvoir comprendre! Si j’avais la chance, je retournerais a la Maison de Ste. Claire tout de suite! C ‘est vrai, c’est juste comme « la petite France ».”

“Apprentissage chez l’habitant”
Enseigner une langue, c’est proposer un voyage,
“ L’apprendre, c’est voyager”.

Availability for 2019

Venue: La Maison de Ste Claire, 21 Kazungula Place, Upper Crystal Creek, NSW 2484
Dates: Friday 20 to Sunday 22 September, 2019 (3 Days/2 Nights). Arrival at 10:30 hrs on the Friday and departure at 14:30 hrs on the Sunday

Fee Structure PRICE SINGLE Accommodation Avalability
Chambre Violette 3-Day Program 1 king size bed with ensuite. Direct access to deck. $ 976 1
Chambre Rose 1 3-Day Program Bunk beds with shared bathroom. Direct access to main house and garden classroom. $ 718 1
Chambre Rose 2 3-Day Program Bunk beds with shared bathroom. Direct access to main house and garden classroom. $ 718 1
Chambre Rose 3 3-Day Program 1 King size bed and walk-in wardrobe with shared bathroom. Direct access to main house and garden classroom. $ 800 1
Fee Structure PRICE TWIN-SHARE Accommodation Avalability
Chambre Violette 3-Day Program 2 single beds with ensuite. Direct access to deck. $ 781 2
Chambre Rose 3 3-Day Program 2 single beds with shared bathroom. Direct access to main house and garden classroom. $ 678 2
Chambre Fleur de Lys 3-Day Program 2 king-single beds with an ensuite (double spa bath and separate shower). Direct access to main house, garden classroom and deck. $ 849 2

What does the price include?

  • All tuition fees, workbooks for students (except textbooks), accommodation, all meals (including morning and afternoon-tea) and all activities at Maison de Ste Claire.
  • Materials you can use in your classroom including videos and ebook including mp3&4 files downloaded onto your laptops/IPhone.
  • BYO, please.

Payment can be made by

  • Cheque or money order in the order of Maison de Ste Claire, please, or.
  • Electronic transfer, National Australia Bank BSB 082738, Cheque A/C 946475496, Name: Maison de Ste Claire.

Conditions of Enrolment

  • No enrolment is accepted without a $150 deposit..
  • Fees are not refundable where enrolment is cancelled by a student due to changes in work commitments or personal circumstances but can be used within 12 months of purchase. Only applicable if Maison de Ste Claire is advised at least 14 days prior to your intended arrival.

The Procedure to Follow

  • Please send a deposit of $150 for confirmation and email your completed information form (below). Full-payment is due a month before the start of your program and please send a request for an invoice if needed.
  • Please complete the Student Information Form and return by email. Please specify any dietary requirement and/or food allergies. You can click here for the What to bring Form.
  • Send us your flight details, once purchased.
  • The closest airport to la Maison de Ste Claire is the Coolangatta Airport (OOL) on the Gold Coast, and we provide airport return transfer (complimentary for group pickup at OOL only).
  • Airport pick-up at OOL is at 0930 hrs (NSW time) and departure from la Maison de Ste Claire on the last day is at 1430 hrs (NSW time), so please choose the appropriate arrival and departure times when booking your flights.
  • The travel time from la Maison de Ste Claire to Coolangatta Airport is about 45 minutes.
  • Please allow 1 hour for check-in prior to your flight's scheduled departure time and also make note of Daylight Savings if travelling between the 7/10/2018 to 7/04/2019 and 6/10/2019 to 5/04/2020.

You'll Love Our French Adventure ParadiseA unique family home, set atop a hill, surrounded by subtropical rainforest, with spectacular views over the valley, the Border Ranges, the World Heritage-listed Numinbah Nature Reserve and glimpses of Mount Warning behind the majestic white gum trees. Fresh organic food, produced and cooked daily at Maison de Ste Claire. Local natural spring water, and special energised water.

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