ONLINE CLASSES

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Virtual Classroom for Students

Courses take place online in a virtual Zoom Classroom with a live instructor. Classes function like a traditional classroom – including the ability to group students into cooperative learning teams.

IMMERSION PROGRAM

Learn French in the Heart of France

Bon Voyage offers an Immersion Program in France. Learn French while enjoying the French lifestyle. Students commit to a year of culture study, leadership and team building activities, and community service.

377 million
People Speak French
40 %
of English is French
80 million
People Visit France Annually

The Bon Voyage Method

Bon Voyage is a zero-translation school.

Translation does not work.

We do not use translation — substituting a foreign word for an English word — but rather focus on whole language acquisition and communication. Translation breaks the connections in the brain that are being created and creates reliance on your native language to speak the new language. Translation hinders fluency because it creates a barrier for the learner to be able to think in the new language.

French Immersion Program

Learn French in the Heart of France

Bon Voyage offers an Immersion Program in France with CAVILAM – Alliance française of Vichy. Located in the Auvergne Region, this school is the ideal place to learn French while enjoying the French lifestyle. Ages 13 through adult are accepted into this program.

This annual trip is 20 days each August.

Meet Madame Porter

Bonjour! Je m’appelle Elizabeth Porter and I am the owner of Bon Voyage World Languages Academy. Bienvenüe! I am so glad you’re here.

Madame Porter is a National Board Certified French teacher with a Bachelor’s degree in French and Linguistics, a Master’s degree in Education, and a French degree called a DEUG in French as a Foreign Language (FLE).

She has spent several years living in France, and has a passion for all things French.

Madame Porter attended college in Normandy, France and spent a significant amount of time in Paris while growing up. She taught elementary and middle school English in Normandy, returning to the United States in 2002 to teach French stateside. She is a passionate teacher with 18 years of teaching experience.