On September 9th and 10th there will be an intensive weekend of French language, which includes a private wine tasting at a local vineyard near Nyon on the Saturday, and on the Sunday you get to visit a glassmaker and try out your creative skills by crafting an object in glass.
It’s a great chance to practice your French, to meet new people and discover the area at the same time.
Photo above – Try your hand at glass making with local glassmaker Stéphane Desplands.
This weekend is organised by the Sapphire School in Eysins, a village just on the outskirts of Nyon.
This brand new school opened in May this year and is run by Swiss teacher Laure-Anne Piaget. The school offers French classes for individuals or groups (capped at a maximum of five students so all students have the chance to talk) and can cater to each student’s pace whether it’s day-to-day conversational French or something more challenging. Private classes can also be organised on Saturday and during before or after work hours.
Photo above – Laure-Anne teaching at the school
Lessons take place in a light and spacious space in Eysins (a 5 minute walk from the Terre Bonne Business Park).
There is plenty of parking outside the school. Laure-Anne can also visit you in your home or office for private lessons. Her aim is to give you the confidence to become involved in life in French speaking Switzerland.