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French Courses in the Barossa - Cultural Crash Course

21 - 25 October 2014, 11:00am-5:00pm

Location: “Brienne”, 12 Yumbunga Road, Mt McKenzie

-Thinking of travelling to France?

-Do you work in tourism & have French speaking visitors?

-Do you do business with French companies?

- Or perhaps you would simply like to learn another language?

This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire, brush-up on or extend your French language skills. 

All courses are taught by Pierre-Jean Brassac, an experienced, native French teacher and are based on dynamic, creative teaching methods using real-life situations and video. The courses include songs, “training on the spot”, interviews and some field trips.

Items such as tourism, travel, wine culture, epicurianism, art and literature will be widely discussed and addressed with relevant new vocabulary.

Class sizes are limited to eight so you will receive plenty of one-on-one attention.

After completion of the courses, participants will be able to converse with French speaking guests, travel to French speaking countries and talk with people, read French books and magazines and understand films and songs.

All of this in a beautiful Barossa setting, where you can relax and immerse yourself in “all things French”. Pierre-Jean is also a writer and translator of many books. He has written several books on wine culture, history and economics. 

These courses offer exceptional value as Pierre-Jean is giving his time and expertise on a voluntary basis whilst visiting the Barossa area and his part of the fee is simply covering his living/ travel expenses.

Cultural Crash Course    Tues 21st October – Sat 25th Oct   $750

This course is based at “Brienne”, 12 Yumbunga Road, Mt McKenzie and from here participants will visit a number of wineries, cafes, restaurants, gardens and art centres to experience some of the food, wine and culture the Barossa has to offer. These “field trips” will provide an opportunity to practise what you have learned. There will also be opportunities to learn more about the food, wine and culture of France and make comparisons etc.This course fee includes tuition, morning/ afternoon teas & lunches, either on site at “Brienne” or during the field trip. Participants will need to find their own accommodation. 

There is a Bed & Breakfast, “Meadow Springs” next-door to “Brienne” as well as a variety of accommodation not too far away in Angaston, Tanunda or Nuriootpa. For further information see To learn a little more about Atelier de Brienne visit Numbers are limited so book now.

A deposit of $350 is required by Fri 30th May to secure your place in the course.

To book contact: Christine de Brenni and an application form will be sent to you.

For further information on course content contact Pierre-Jean Brassac –



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