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3 days of gourmet discoveries in the Roannais

After a first contact with the Ecole des Trois Ponts in 2011, I decided to return in order to discover a little more about this little piece of terroir called the Roannais, nestled   between the Charolais, the Auvergne volcanoes and the Lyonnaise region.  Passionate about French gastronomy, the authenticity of the terroir was especially striking to me.  The Roannais is blessed with a varied and dynamic gastronomic heritage.  There I discovered numerous products of quality, reflecting the savoir-faire and generosity of its inhabitants.

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Winter at l’Ecole des Trois Ponts

During winter from November to February, Ecole des Trois Ponts offers Private French course
(19 or 25 hours a week).
Accomodation & lunch onsite, dinner at local restaurants. Geoffrey from a UK charity enjoyed this course with us!

For you today a French class :

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Preparing for your language stay at the Ecole des Trois Ponts

We would like to offer some advice that, we hope, will address some subjects that you may want to consider, as well as some specific answers to questions that you might have for us.

1. Study your motivations

There are multiples reasons that you might have for taking a language class:
Professional - in order to attain new skills for your job or to advance to a new employment opportunity.
Personal - simply for pleasure and the desire to discover life "à la française”.

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Francophonie in the world

Francophonie, a strong increase

According to a report by the International Organization of Francophonie (OIF) « French Language in the World, 2014 », French is spoken by 274 million practitioners, making it the fifth most spoken language in the world.  For 212 million people, French is spoken daily (the language spoken in the home, at school, in the public sector and in the media). The remaining 63 million people are considered to use French as a « foreign language ».

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Make no mistake about it, hiking in France is experiencing growing popularity with many enthusiasts. In addition to the pleasures of discovering the bounty of the region, walking remains an excellent activity for maintaining good health.

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Testimonial by Anna Glasier after her third visit to Ecole des Trois Ponts. Do not hesitate to share your experience by writing articles or publishing a review on your favourite blogs !

Témoignage de Anna Glasier après sa troisième visite à l'Ecole des Trois Ponts. N'hésitez pas à partager votre expérience en écrivant de petits articles ou en postant sur vos blogs préférés !

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You haven’t planned your summer vacation yet and are stuck for some ideas.....going to the the beach, yes, that would be fun it’s true, but not very original.
What to do? You’ve thought about it, but nothing is inspiring you. So, if you are truly short on ideas, we can suggest some for you.

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If you hear someone say, "beef bourguignon, ratatouille, macarons, chocolate mousse, crème brûlée", then there is a strong likelihood that you exclaimed "ah!" and, without doubt, you started to salivate!

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For many years you may have heard that learning French is not necessarily useful. In truth, French is useful in a variety of ways and here we propose 5 Good Reasons to get started on your French language training.

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