Destination Français
French courses in Aix en Provence

Destination Français - The art of learning French


Destination Français -The art of Provençal living  
You are living in Aix-en-Provence and would like to learn French in situ  
Destination Français proposes lively, fun and practical French courses  
in small groups or tailor-made lessons / sessions.  
Whilst visiting Provence you would like to explore more but the language seems too foreign and intimidating ?  
Destination Français can accompany you on an intimate tour of Aix-en-Provence sharing the local culture and traditions and providing you with useful French vocabulary and phrases.

They trusted us
" Je tiens à vous remercier pour l’excellente prestation que vous nous avez fournie, votre réactivité et votre grande adaptabilité dans ce contexte de profonds changements au sein de notre organisation."  
Charline Donner, Airbus Group Learning Service 
" This was a wonderful program for a real beginner in French . Fabienne and Chantal were friendly, encouraging and attentive to our level of knowledge. The working trips around Aix were great. They placed the vocabulary in context ang gave us some pratice in using our French  
I ‘ll give the program a rave when I provide AHI with feedback."
John, a AHI participant

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During your French course, you will be accompanied by experienced French teachers.
I have always been interested in other cultures and peoples, foreign languages, sharing, welcoming, learning and asking questions. 
 That is why I chose to study foreign languages (English / German) at the Sorbonne University. Afterwards I started working abroad
(Kenya / Germany / Italy and Great-Britain).
 It was at the Alliance Française in Mombasa, Kenya that I took up teaching French as a Foreign Language for young children and hotel trade employees in 1995. This triggered my future love for teaching. 
 Since 1999, I have been teaching in Aix-en-Provence. At that time, I met Chantal, we became friends and decided to create our own language school, Destination Français, in 2008. Our school links learning French in a friendly way and also in context (i.e. in its environment), as there is nothing like learning the language with French people.
 We have accompanied learners from various nationalities, different backgrounds, ages, motivations and also levels 
(from beginner to advanced).
We look forward to meeting you,


From the age of 15, my various language courses in Ireland, England, Spain, Germany and Greece gave me the taste for human encounters, 
foreign cultures and languages. Following my language studies at Aix en Provence university (Masters in Applied Foreign Languages English / German, language teaching degree in FLE, French as a foreign language) and in Leeds in England

(Higher Diploma in international business), I started teaching French as a foreign language in 1997 in Aix en Provence with passion and creativity 
In 2008, endowed with a rich professional experience, I decided to create our own school Destination Français with Fabienne.  
We respond to the needs our students have expressed through the years, by ensuring that the Destination Français method is always dynamic, fun and delivered in a practical, cultural context.
For 7 years, the complementarity of our know-how, our personalities and our significant teaching experience bring strength and richness to this great human adventure that teaching a foreign language represents.



Our unique methode of contextual classes
During the first class
, you will experience practical and cultural French
in real situations in Aix en Provence. 
The aim of combining practical and cultural French is to help you with your everyday needs and to create genuine encounters with French people. This approach will help you to immerse yourself in your environment, and leads to a better understanding of French life and culture. It will also allow you to improve your grammar and vocabulary, based on real situations.
 Discovering grammar points and new vocabulary in context allows you to understand and remember them more easily. You can refer back to a real situation in order to remember a new language point.
During the second class, you will analyse your experiences in order
to extract grammatical and lexical elements. 
The 2nd class will be held in a tea-room in Aix en Provence.

The communicative method
You learn French from authentic documents and oral situations.

★ Solo : € 35 /hour
★ Doublette : € 25 /hour
★ Groupe : € 15 /hour

Classes for au pair and university students

 ★ Private tuitions : 30 € /hour
★ From 2 persons : 25 € /hour

 Conversation classes
These Conversation classes are adapted to the level of the learner, allowing to increase vocabulary and enhance the grammar knowledge from a proposed discussion or an oral activity

★ € 30 per 1h30

Language travel
 Contact us for a tailored program


Bienvenue en Provence
Are  you pondering where to go on holidays. 
Why not come and visit the famous yet human-sized city
of Aix-en-Provence ? 
This charming city is located right in the heart of the sunny Provence.

While staying in Aix, many various activities are on offer :
wandering in Cézanne’s steps, 
climbing the magnificent Sainte-Victoire Mountain,
sipping a café au lait on one of the numerous terraces,
visiting art museums, 
enjoying Provençal cuisine or else taking French classes.

Bear in mind that Aix-en-Provence lies within 45 minutes of the sea and thus you can experience swimming in the Mediterranean Sea next to the impressive Cassis cliffs.  
The Aix countryside can also provide you with astonishing landscapes such as lavender or sunflower fields in the summer.
What are you waiting for ?
We will be glad to accompany you during your stay in Aix.  

French for travellers
You need to get by in your daily life during your stay in France ? 
You need to communicate politely with the French without causing any faux pas ?
We offer you different practical, cultural and linguistic tours to help you enjoy the most of your stay in Provence.  
Choose from our cultural and gourmet tours to discover Aix in an intimate and original way.  
 Includes : a bilingual booklet of practical informations  
★ € 40 for 2 hours
Contact us for more details about the different tours

A Table
We offer you a practical, cultural and linguistic workshop for restaurant use while travelling in France.
It will take place in a typical French restaurant in Aix.  
Includes : a practical bilingual booklet  
★ € 30 pour 2h (meal not included)

Traditions in Provence workshop
  Discover the different celebrations and traditions in Provence.
 ★ € 30 for 2 heures

Walk on the Sainte Victoire with Fabienne

We are at your service for any information.


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Nathalie, Autralian 
 I have had a wonderful time learning with Fabienne and Chantal. Not only have they increased my knowledge and understanding of the French language, they have also taught me about the culture and the lifestyle of the french. No question I asked was considered "silly" or irrelevant and was always answered with thought and humour. The structure and pace of the classes were tailored to my lifestyle and learning ability and the inclusion of the contextual classes greatly enhanced my daily life within the village. I am sad that our time has come to an end but happy to have had such a great introduction to our new french life! many thanks to you both 

Amy, American 
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John, American 
This was a wonderful program for a real beginner in French. Fabienne and Chantal were friendly, encouraging and attentive to our level of knowledge. The walking trips around Aix were great. They placed the vocabulary in context and gave us some practice in using our French. I'll give the program a rave when I provide aHI with feed back.  

Isabel adolescente italienne de 16 ans 
per me é stata un esperienza indimenticabile. Ho fato il corso ad Agosto per 2 settimane per 2 ore al giorno dalle 9.30 alle 11.30 . Gei orari sono molto comodi in quanto puoi sceglierli tu. Forse i compiti sono un po troppi ma non sono mlto complicati. In generale lo consiglio a tutti grandi e piccoli

Udo Ferrari, deutscher Ingenieur  
 Bei Destination Français habe ich in sehr kurzer Zeit erhebliche Fortschritte machen können. Die Durchführung außerhalb eines Klassenzimmers mit praktischen Anwendungen in der Öffentlichkeit lässt einen schnell vergessen, dass es sich doch um einen Unterricht handelt.  
Fabienne und Chantal schaffen eine Lernumgebung, in der es einem leicht fällt, sich sprachlich zu verbessern. Besonders gefallen hat mir, dass die beiden sehr flexibel auf die bei allen Neuankömmlingen in einem fremden Land anstehenden Probleme eingegangen sind und den Lernstoff direkt auf das dafür benötigte Vokabular angepaßt haben.  
Danke für eine fordernden Unterricht in immer angenehmer und freundschaftlicher Atmosphäre.  

Barbara, American 
 Fabienne and Chantal are very dedicated teachers who tried to adjust level of instruction to our nedds and also incorporate our specific interests into the content. Their caring, dedication and professionalism were very evident in their teaching. I would love to have the opportunity again to experience their teaching.  

Conchita Raadsen, Dutch 
 Bij de dames van Destination Francais leer je op een gezellige, ongedwongen wijze een goed niveau Frans spreken. Ik kan Destination Francais van harte aanbevelen. 

Begoñia, Spanish

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Eva, Deutshe  
 Vielen Dank fur einen Lehrreichen und Unterhaltsamen Kurs. Di zwei Stunden im café vergehen dank der beiden engagierten und liebenswerten Kursleiterinnen wie im Flug und ganz bebenbei setzen sich Vokabeln und grammatik im Kopf fest. Kontinuiert mit einem durch -dachen didaktischen Konzept und gezielten Hausaufgaben eine sehr effiziente Lehrmethode. Nichts zu vergessen den Kulturellen aspekt: wöchentliche , wertvolle Hintergewurdinformationen über das leben in der provence und aktuelle verantaltungen , Kinoabende, Restaurantbesuche... Es war super ! 

Anna, Swedich 
 Med Destination Français lärde jag mig snabbt väldigt användbar franska, som hjälpte mig att integrera mig och uträtta allt nödvändigt pappersarbete. Nu fortsätter jag att ta fransklektioner för att upprätthålla och förbättra franskan. Undervisningen är enormt motiverande och perfekt anpassad för vuxna. Jag rekommenderar Destination Français starkt till alla som inte bara vill lära sig franska, men som även vill lära känna den franska kulturen. 

Ester, Bresilian

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French Language School
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Fabienne 06 61 75 77 09
Chantal 06 89 36 76 99

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