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“Vivez à la française à la Maison de Ste Claire”
“Apprentissage chez l’habitant”

  • La Maison de Ste 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.
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  • What is the la Maison de Ste Claire French Immersion Experience?
  • Your French Experience and Program Information
  • Your Learning & Living Environment
  • Your Teachers & Tutors
  • Your Daily Routine
  • Your Accommodation

The Residential Courses at Maison de Ste Claire are from beginners to advance. Our highly qualified language consultant will tailor-make a program based on an open communication with you to best fulfil your needs. Whether your interest in French is recreational, professional or somewhere in between, you will be well satisfied by Maison de Ste. Claire’s programs. Not only will you be provided with the course workbook, but you will also go home with a personalised interactive e-book/video for phonetic work. Adult and youth groups are not hosted at the same time unless in a group of families and friends.

The morning starts with a delicious French or continental breakfast; a melange of "les baguettes", hot croissants or "petit pain aux chocolat", breads, "tartine” or Gugelhulf (traditional sweet bread for Sunday breakfast in Alsace) with Maison de St Claire organic home-made conserves, organic cereal, yoghurt and fresh fruit. This is followed by an intensive four-hour French lesson, with a morning-tea break. Lunches and dinners are mainly two to three-course meals, with provincial cuisines from throughout France. The type of food is of course, seasonal. Afternoon activities varies, which could include gardening, planting rainforest trees, role play, revision, lab work, playing pétanque, swimming in the pool, French cooking, bush walking, watching French Musicals or simply relaxing in this beautiful environment. We encourage our students to converse in French throughout the day, in a very relaxed atmosphere. Evening activities include watching French movies (subtitled in French), indoor games or listening to french music.

Please see below the answers on some general questions:

  • Would it be better if I found a friend to do the course with me? This is up to you but it’s a good idea as you could continue working together after you leave Maison de Ste Claire which helps to keep your motivation going.
  • Are the courses run regularly or on fixed dates? As the FLE Immersion for Adults are organised by maintaining expressions of interest until sufficient number enrol, we have allocated several time-slots or you can propose another time-slot that is suitable for you and get together a few friends. We will also propose the same time-slot to other students on our database with the same French level. There is a group discount of 5% for a group of 5 to 6 students.

“A unique experience with guaranteed results.”
“Complete Immersion for accelerated language development.”
“A range of accompanied activities with focus on fun in learning.”
“Small but professional French language learning for everyone, at all levels.”

The Procedure to Follow

  • Please contact la Maison de Ste Claire for availability and to confirm your booking, please send a deposit of $150. Full-payment is due a month before the start of your program and please send a request for an invoice if needed.

    Please, if you would like to pay the DEPOSIT ONLY by card NOW.

Once you’ve paid the deposit,

  • Please complete the Student Information Form and return by email or snail mail. Please specify any dietary requirement and/or food allergies.
  • You will be provided with our mobile numbers, meeting point for airport pick-up, What to Bring List and other General Information .
  • For your oral assessment, please send an mp3 file with a recording of the question with your answer to each question (Download the questions here). Please do so in an impromptu manner as to allow a truthful assessment so we could better prepare materials for your positive development.

    For your writing assessment, please send a 200 word essay on “Mes dernières vacances” for everyone and for the French Advance/Extension students, please also send a second essay with the topic of “Le bonheur, qu’est-ce que ca veut dire pour toi?” (either in .pdf, word or pages documents).

    Both assessments are to be emailed to this email address a month prior to the start of your French Immersion Program at la Maison de Ste Claire.
  • 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 (at an extra cost). Airport pick-up at OOL is at 1030 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 6/10/2019 to 5/04/2020, 4/10/2020 to 4/04/2021 & 3/10/2021 to 3/04/2022.
  • If you are driving to la Maison de Ste Claire, please arrive by 1130 hrs on the first day.
  • Please bring either your Iphone or smartphone, or laptop, Ipad or tablet for the transfer of French materials such as videos, interactive e-books for revision and/or for Flipped Class situation. These materials are also for future revision and phonetic work once you leave la Maison de Ste Claire.

Availability for 2020

Travel to France
Fri 01 to Mon 04/05/2020 Level A1: 4 day program 5 rooms available
(Chambres Rose 1- 3, Violette & Fleur de Lys)
Sat 07 to Sun 08/11/2020 Level A1: 2 day program 5 rooms available
(Chambres Rose 1- 3, Violette & Fleur de Lys)
Mon 23 to Sun 29/03/2020 Level A1/A2: 5 - 7 day program 5 rooms available
(Chambres Rose 1- 3, Violette & Fleur de Lys)
Mon 31/08 to Sun 06/09/2020 Level A1/A2: 7 day program 5 rooms available
(Chambres Rose 1- 3, Violette & Fleur de Lys)
Mon 12 to Sun 18/10/2020 Level A1/A2: 7 day program 5 rooms available
(Chambres Rose 1- 3, Violette & Fleur de Lys)
Mon 16 to Sun 22/03/2020 Level B1/B2: 5 - 7 day program 4 rooms available
(Chambres Rose 1- 3, Violette (booked) & Fleur de Lys)
Mon 7 to Sun 13/09/2020 Level A2/B1: 7 day program 5 rooms available
(Chambres Rose 1- 3, Violette & Fleur de Lys)
Mon 19 to Sun 25/10/2020 Level A2/B1: 7 day program 5 rooms available
(Chambres Rose 1- 3, Violette & Fleur de Lys)
Mon 26/10 to Sun 01/11/2020 Level B1/B2: 7 day program 5 rooms available
(Chambres Rose 1- 3, Violette & Fleur de Lys)
Mon 09 to Fri 13/11/2020
or Mon 01 to Sun 15/04/2020
Level B2/C1: 5 - 7 day program 5 rooms available
(Chambres Rose 1- 3, Violette & Fleur de Lys)

Please, if you:

  • require more spaces than the available spots above.
  • would like us to open an alternative time-slot for you.
  • would like to be on the waiting list.


Fee Structure 2019 & 2020: ✓ please click me ❤.

  • Please note that there is a discount of $50 for your second attendance within the same year. Please advice when you are making a booking.
  • There is a group discount of 5% for a group of 5 to 6 friends.

Payment can be made by

  • Credit or Debit Card: Please, if you would like to pay the DEPOSIT ONLY by card NOW.
  • Electronic transfer, National Australia Bank BSB 082738, Cheque A/C 946475496, Name: Maison de Ste Claire.
  • Cheque or money order in the order of Maison de Ste Claire, please.

After Maison de Ste Claire

  • Do come again!
  • Students will leave with a personalised interactive e-book or videos, downloadable onto your laptop/mobile phone/ IPad for phonetic work.

After your time with us, we offer our continuing support which include:

  • The Online French Course (comprehensive and interactive).
  • The weekly French Webinar for online French lessons (flipped class) to complement the learning process of above (a small group of 10 students).
  • The weekly Live_chat Private Tuition (1:1).
  • French Writing: corrected and returned.
  • The series of Interactive eBooks via the Apple platform.

La Maison de Ste Claire supports you all the way!

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 St Claire. Local natural spring water, and special energised water.


Maison de Ste. Claire21 Kazungula Place, Upper Crystal Creek NSW 2484 Australia
The closest airport is the Coolangatta Airport (OOL) on the Gold Coast



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