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Meet your host family: Wendy in France

Welcome to Wendy and Philip's - English immersion for 8-18 year olds

We are an English family of 4 people: Wendy, Philip, Daniel, and Joshua. We have been living in Normandy for 16 years.

Wendy is a qualified TEFL (Teach English as a Foreign Language) English teacher. For the past 7 years, she has been teaching trainees to deepen their knowledge of English, focusing on spoken expression, comprehension, and grammar. Before coming to France, Wendy was the Sales and Marketing Director of her own company in the UK for 10 years. She also worked as a Senior Consultant in Human Resources for Croner Consulting in the health and safety sector for 5 years.

Philip has been the Director of his own building company (carpentry, masonry, and roofing) in Normandy since 2008. Before coming to France, Philip was a Rugby coach in England and known for his leadership with young people aged 10 to 18.

Daniel, who is 27 years old, is bilingual and fully integrated into French life. He holds a BTS Sales degree (Caen – Calvados) and currently works for Renault France. Daniel is interested in rugby, football, and music.

Joshua, who is 20 years old, is also bilingual and fully integrated into French life. He completed his studies in France, from middle school to high school, and is now a Surveyor working in Paris.

All our stays are approved by the DDCS in Manche through the minors' reception online procedure. All our stay files must include the following documents: educational project, liability insurance, criminal record extract, diplomas, registration documents and activity certificates, minors' health record sheets, and hospitalization certificate.

  • Houseold:
  • WENDY (Mother )
  • Philip (Father )
  • Joshua (Child • 24 ans)
  • Daniel (Child • 29 ans)
Max number of hosts at the same time:
4 people
  • Accept:
  • 10-18 years old (girl - boy)

We offer a wide range of cultural and recreational activities throughout your child's stay: Ice skating, swimming pool, hiking, beach and swimming, visiting museums and exhibitions, bowling, tennis, tree climbing, laser tag, go-karting, zoo...
They are scheduled at the beginning of the stay and allow your child to discover our region:
Mont Saint Michel, Saint Malo, Bayeux Tapestry, Granville, Villedieu les Poêles...

And also many activities at home:
English cooking, board games, crafts, arts and crafts, video games...

And outside the house:
In addition to the fact that we take great pleasure in welcoming students to our home to discover our English family culture, our experience and professionalism have allowed us to understand that good learning also involves fun and relaxation.
Therefore, we have a large secure garden with many activities:
Walking, trampoline, football, table tennis, pétanque, biking...

Your children will be supervised 24/7 by our family and will evolve in an environment where joy of living and a desire to learn prevail.

Proposed activities:

Your English immersion experience :
A typical day with us

We are an independent family offering a stimulating learning program for your child. Our experience, professionalism, and quality teaching make our stay an unforgettable moment and allow your child, aged 8 to 18, to make rapid progress during school holidays.

Because we love to host and appreciate contact with young people, our English stay, in addition to daily improvement in English, will leave pleasant memories for your child. If you are looking for an excellent language stay, this is the right one for you!
- For primary and middle school students: 2 hours of English per day (INCLUDED IN THE WEEKLY RATE)
- For high school students: 2 to 2.5 hours of English per day (INCLUDED IN THE WEEKLY RATE)
Your English learning vacation will be with Wendy, an English teacher. After an initial evaluation on the first day, our lessons will be adapted to meet the specific needs of each student. You will experience a different learning experience: fast, in total immersion, but also fun.

Your English learning vacation will be with Wendy and Philip, English teachers. All students are grouped according to their age and level for a more personalized learning experience with two English teachers. We encourage and help all students to speak English during their stay, building their confidence in using the English language. Immersion in a '100% British' environment is guaranteed as we spend the whole day together: meals, lessons, activities, and evenings. This way, we encourage our students to speak English on all occasions. Your child will be fully integrated into our family life. We welcome students of all levels, from beginner to advanced.

Stays start on Sunday afternoon at 4 PM and end on Saturday morning at 11 AM.
Typical daily schedule:
Breakfast and getting ready 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Private English lessons 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Participation in lunch preparation and family lunch 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Family outing (Mont Saint Michel, go-karting, laser tag, St. Malo, etc.) 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Free time to call parents and keep a journal of the stay 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Board games, conversation, English TV 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Participation in dinner preparation and family dinner 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Free time 9:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Bedtime depends on the student's age, around 10:30 PM.

Charles Marie Tillard / Winter Vacation 2020
"I have been going to Wendy and Philip's since 2017. Thanks to them, I have learned a lot. I participate in several camps each year because it is through this continuous work that I have greatly improved my English. My average grade went from 10 to 17. The activities are always very interesting, and they do everything to make us happy." - Charles-Marie (16 years old)

Loic Bronsard / Father of Noe
"It's been 3 years since our son Noe has been participating in Experience Anglais camps with Wendy and Philip. He loves going there, and every time he comes back, he asks us to sign him up for the next vacation! His English has improved significantly as it has given him confidence and a desire to communicate in English. The activities are varied and of very good quality. Both children and parents are satisfied." - Loic Bronsard

Feriel Mermat / Winter Vacation 2020
"Hello Wendy, thank you for the photos... Feriel had a good stay and would love to come back another time. Her English teacher said that her speaking skills have improved and she actively participates in class." - Mrs. Mermat

Roxane Dion / Winter Vacation 2020
"Thank you both. All is perfect. She is so happy. Thank you for this week. I think that Roxanne will come back next year in your family. This is a very good experience. You are so kind with the children." - Laurence Fabrègues (Roxanne's mother)

Noe Bronsard / Winter Vacation 2020
"I really enjoyed it. I have been coming for three years, and once again, I had a great week. Wendy and Philip always offer us fun activities. This week, we even went to Rennes to do a memorable escape game. I loved it because I had never done it before. I enjoy the English lessons because they are never boring, and I can feel that I am making progress. I'm a fan, and I've already planned to come back next vacation. Thanks to Wendy, Philip, and their son Josh. See you soon." - Noé

Note: Testimonials have been translated from their original language to English.

  • Room shared with Other students (3 rooms available)
  • Pets and animals:
    We have two chocolate labradors very suitable for children.
  • Nearest public transport stop:
    10 kms

Paid options organized by the family

We can pick up and drop off for FREE at the nearest train station to Villedieu les Poeles at the indicated times below.
Montparnasse to Villedieu les Peoles (arrives Villedieu at 16:55)
Villedieu les Peoles to Montparnasse (departs Villedieu at 9:18)

  • Language lessons
  • Lessons at home
  • Airport or station pick-up
  • Caen / Rennes
  • Villedieu les Peoles

Comments of previous guests


Super séjour

  • 5/5
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  • Gwenaelle
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  • on Jul 17, 2022

Mon fils est rentré enchanté de son séjour chez Wendy et Philip et souhaite y retourner l'année prochaine. Il a beaucoup progressé en anglais et s'est beaucoup amusé ! Merci à Wendy et Philip ! Je recommande vivement.


Très bien

  • 5/5
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  • Sandrine
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  • on Aug 23, 2021

Très bonne première expérience d’immersion pour ma fille de 13ans. Merci à Wendy et Philip pour leur accueil et cette semaine riche en expérience et en activité !


Je recommande

  • 5/5
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  • Caroline
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  • on Aug 15, 2021

Les cours étaient bien, chaque jour des activités différentes, les repas étaient bons et copieux. La maison de Wendy est grande et jolie. Une bonne ambiance. Merci à Wendy et Philip pour leur accueil. Alex


je recommande !

  • 5/5
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  • Juliette
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  • on Aug 9, 2021

Très bonne première expérience d'immersion en anglais pour mon fils de 12 ans. De nombreuses activités sont proposées pour le plus grand bonheur des ados. Les jeunes sont très bien encadrés, mon fils est prêt à y retourner !


Très bien

  • 5/5
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  • Sandrine
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  • on Aug 12, 2020

Notre fille a beaucoup apprécié son séjour !! Très bon accueil et Wendy et Philip sont très gentils et prennent bien soin des adolescents. A recommander !!


Notre fils adore y aller

  • 5/5
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  • Loïc
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  • on Mar 10, 2020

Voila déjà 3 années que notre fils Noé participe a des stages Expérience Anglais avec Wendy et Philippe. Il adore y aller et à chaque retour il nous demande de l’inscrire pour les vacances suivantes ! Il a fortement progressé en anglais car cela lui a donné de l’assurance et l’envie de communiquer en anglais. Les activités sont variées et de très bonnes qualité. Bref enfant et parents y trouve leur compte.) Loic / Vacances d’Hiver 2020

Charles Marie

Très bien

  • 5/5
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  • Charles marie
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  • on Mar 1, 2020

Je vais chez Wendy et Philipp depuis 2017. Grâce à eux, j’ai énormément appris. Je participe à plusieurs stages par an car c’est avec ce travail continu que je me suis fortement amélioré en anglais. Je suis passé de 10 à 17 de moyenne. Les activités sont toujours très intéressantes et ils font tout pour nous faire plaisir » Charles-Marie (16 ans), vacances d'hiver 2020. Charles-Marie


I really enjoyed

  • 5/5
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  • Noé
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  • on Feb 28, 2020

Je m’inscrit depuis trois ans et encore une fois , j’ai passé une super semaine. Chaque fois Wendy et Philippe nous proposent des activités sympas. Cette semaine on a même été a Rennes faire un Escape Game mémorable, j’ai adoré car je n’en avais jamais fait. Les cours d’anglais me plaisent car on ne s’ennuie jamais et je sens que je progresse. Je suis fan et j’ai déjà prévu de revenir les prochaines vacances. Merci à Wendy , Philippe et leur fils Josh See you soon. Noé - Vacances d'hiver 2020


Merci !!

  • 5/5
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  • Marivi
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  • on Nov 30, 2019

Tout d’abord, je vous remercie pour le séjour qu’Adrian a trouvé très sympathique !! Il est rentré très content, malgré le temps en Normandie, !!! Je tiens à vous remercier pour votre gentillesse et professionnalisme, les enfants sont en très bonnes mains!! Pour le moment, on n’a pas encore décidé les prochaines vacances, mais je vous tiens au courant le plus vite. Marivi - Toussaint 2019

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