French in Action! Language Immersion Retreat

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French in Action! Language Immersion Retreat

August 17 @ 12:00 pm - August 21 @ 3:00 pm

The French in Action Language Immersion Retreat at Lauvitel Lodge is a language-learning event unlike any other.

The objective of the Language Immersion Retreat is to allow one’s mind to completely switch to thinking, interacting and even dreaming in the French language. Participants will be invited to step out of their comfort zones in a safe and fun environment in order to accelerate to the next level in their French communication.

What will you gain from the retreat?

Thanks to the non-stop use of the language and support of a professional Language Coach & Motivational Coach, participants will be able to absorb and retain more during a 4-day Immersion Retreat than most people do in months of classroom-style language classes.

Immersion is the best way to improve one’s language skills.  If you are looking for a new approach to learning and a boost in your language skills, this is an event you won’t want to miss!


*Jump to the next level in your French

*Immerse yourself in the French language and culture for 5 days

*Use your body wisdom to merge playing with learning

*Relax in the midst of stunning scenery in the French Alps!



Here is what one of the previous participants had to say:

I was amazed at Jane Fabulet-Robert’s ability to teach people with different levels of proficiency simultaneously. She created a learning environment that was non-threatening and lots of fun. Her mix of French lessons with local outings, playing games and sharing traditional French meals gave us many opportunities to “live the language” and build our conversational skills. Jane is a talented teacher whose passion for what she does shines through. My experience with her was outstanding!”
Leslie Willmott –  Ashville, North Carolina

11- 12:00  Arrival at Lauvitel Lodge
12:30 – Lunch
15:00 – 17:30 –  French Lesson
17:30 -19:30 – Free Time
19:30 – Dinner

8:00  – Guided Moving Meditation (optional, but recommended)
9:00 – Breakfast
10 – 12: 30 French Lesson
1:00 – Lunch
15:00 – 18:00 French in Action –  Outdoor Activity
19:30 Dinner


8:00  – Guided Moving Meditation (optional, but recommended)
9:00 – Breakfast
10:30 – 16:00 – French Excursion
16:30 -19:30 – Free Time
19:30 – Dinner


8:00  – Guided Moving Meditation (optional, but recommended)
9:00 – Breakfast
10 – 12: 30 French Lesson
1:00 – Lunch
15:00 – 18:00 French in Action –  Outdoor Activity
19:30 Dinner


8:00  – Guided Moving Meditation (optional, but recommended)
9:00 – Breakfast
10 –  12:30 French Market Excursion
1:00 – Lunch
3 – 5pm – Departure

* options for early arrival on Monday or a Sunday departure; please check with us for pricing

After attending this immersive retreat,  I was able to retain the vocabulary and expressions most important to me, which is that related to hiking, being in nature, socializing, and most of all, having fun. It was a literal and figurative breath of Fresh air for me and my relationship with the French language!”  Anonymous

About the Facilitators

Jane Fabulet-Roberts
Language Coach (EN-FR); Bilingualism Consultant, Actress

Jane Fabulet-Roberts attended the Jacques Lecoq International School of Theatre in Paris and is a former French teacher at Alliance Francaise in Portland, Oregon. She has a degree in Bilingualism and Children. Her varied background makes her a very unique teacher. She teaches French as it is spoken, tailors her classes to her students and pays attention to each personality while using humor as a recurrent learning tool. She currently works as a French and Intercultural Studies teacher at the American School of Grenoble and leads Improvisation classes in English or French for language learners.

Caroline Purkhardt
PhD Social Psychology, Transition Coach, T’ai Chi Master

Dr. Caroline Purkhart lives in the mountains of the French Alps and daily draws on her connection with nature to give her wisdom and guidance to lead Lauvitel Lodge. Being a T’ai Chi Teacher and a certified Personal Coach she invites people to listen to their body wisdom and inner knowing. Her passion is accompanying people as they step into the unknown with ease and grace.

About Lauvitel Lodge

Lauvitel Lodge is a mountain getaway in the heart of the French Alps: the Oisans valley famous for cycling and skiing. It is a place for family gatherings, holidays with friends, as well as a base for well-being retreats which are held here on a regular basis.

The Lodge provides a comfortable place to rest and relax in between various mountain adventures. You can enjoy a fresh and delicious meal, coffee, or simply use one of our terraced gardens to read a book or nap in a hammock. There is a wide offer of wellbeing services, too: massage, Reiki, Tai-Chi and wellness coaching.

The beautiful natural surroundings of the Lodge are comprised of magnificent mountain peaks, crystal clear lakes, running rivers and pristine forests. The exceptional landscape makes it a perfect place to reconnect with your true self and simply take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

How to get there?

Lauvitel Lodge is located in a small hamlet of La Danchere, about one-hour drive from Grenoble, which is also the closest train station. If you are travelling by plane, the closest airports are Lyon, Geneva or Turin. You can contact us directly if you need help with travel arrangements.

Retreat Info

Dates: 17th – 21st August, 2021

Your investment:

French Immersion program: 450 euros

Single occupancy:    400 euros + 450 euros = 850 euros total
Double occupancy:  340 euros + 450 euros = 790 euros total
Flexible cancellation policy:  Ability to cancel until July 1st, 2020

Provides access to all group activities and practices.
**Those first to register will receive a private room with en-suite bathroom!**

Reserve your place now with a deposit of 400€.

Number of participants: 8-10

Price does not include:

  • Insurance
  • Travel costs
  • Any extra activities throughout your stay
  • Alcoholic beverages (available at an additional charge)

If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know about them upon booking the retreat.

Please tell us in advance if you have any health issues that might influence your participation in the retreat activities.

What to Bring

  • Comfortable clothing for Moving Meditation sessions
  • A pull-over for chilly evenings
  • Comfortable outdoor clothing suitable for hiking
  • Hiking boots
  • A notebook, French dictionary, and a good book in French
  • Water bottle
  • Sunglasses and sun cream

For any special requests, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly at the Lodge.

Retreat Registration

To reserve your place, click the register now button to pay the deposit of €400.

Once we have received your registration we will contact you to confirm your choice of accommodation from the options available. The remaining balance is due no later than 15 days before the date of the Retreat.

French Immersion Hike