California getaways

Improve your language skills in a challenging and fun way in an English-speaking environment!

Do you already speak English and would like to improve but only have a little time available?

Do you feel that an English-language course would be too standardized and would not meet your individual needs?

Do you want to practice the language in an English-speaking environment on a one-on-one basis with native speakers away from a classroom?

Would you like to optimize your time combining this practice with other activities?

Do you have an interest in culture, history, art, nature or maybe a particular sport?

Do you need to strengthen your English skills for specific work situations, e.g. Presentations or Negotiation?

Would you like to get to know and explore a beautiful part of California?

If you answer yes to one or more of these questions, you may find that the TARGET LANGUAGE COACHING California Getaway is what you are looking for.

What is the California Getaway Experience?

The California Getaway experience is the opportunity to spend some days in the San Francisco Bay Area, a beautiful part of Northern California, where you can visit San Francisco and its surrounding area accompanied by an experienced language-coach/guide. You would meet up with us in the morning, and we will be with you for the rest of the day. You would get to see places of interest, such as museums, galleries, places of natural beauty, restaurants and pubs, shopping areas and other places of interest.

Mornings are typically dedicated to working on your language needs and skills, and afternoons are spent visiting places of interest and meeting local people. We discuss what you are seeing together, we continue helping you to improve your language skills by skilfully correcting your mistakes, as well as making note of them, and helping you to broaden your current means of expression.

At the end of your stay, you will receive a language audit, which will advise you on which areas of language you should work and how you can concentrate on this once you get back home.

Follow-up sessions on Skype would be advisable and helpful to maintain good progress. This can be arranged.

Also, be reassured that if you consider that your English-language level is too elementary, you can ask questions in your own language when the need arises.

Some commmon questions

1How is the methodology different from regular language courses and what are its benefits?

Principles and tools of advanced language coaching are integrated into the learning process

We help you to discover how your brain likes to learn

You understand what is the perfect learning state for your brain

This means that:

  • You gain knowledge and skills more quickly and with lasting effects
  • You are empowered with this approach and you take ownership of your learning
  • You save time
  • You gain in self-confidence in the use of the language
  • All the while having fun!
2What is the content of the sessions?

The approach is communicative and practical, and tailored to your specific needs. The sessions are challenging and dynamic; designed to bring out the best in you but they are also fun.

I help many of my clients with areas such as:

  • Presentation skills
  • Negotiating
  • Meeting skills
  • CV/résumé preparation
  • Job interviews
  • Telephoning
  • Grammar improvement
  • Pronunciation
  • Vocabulary building
  • Listening, speaking, reading, writing skills
  • Finding jobs/changing directions
  • And more…
3Where will I stay?

If you prefer, you may stay with an American host family, which we will arrange for you. This also means a total immersion in the language. If not, we can book a hotel or bed-and-breakfast for you, or you may decide to find one yourself.

4How will I get there?

There are direct flights from most major cities to San Francisco or Oakland where you can be met and accompanied to your residence.

5How will I get around in the San Francisco Bay Area?

We will walk between places and use public transport, taxis or the coach’s private car.

6How long will I stay and when can I come?

It is up to you. Most people come for a week or two, but any length of stay can be arranged. Just let us know when you want to come and for how long.

7How much does it cost?

Our clients receive our personal attention, so it depends on what you want to do and whether you wish to come on your own or with family, friends or colleagues. Let us know, and we will design a program for you, and send you without commitment some examples of cost.

8I have a particular hobby or interest. Can this be included?

Let us know what your interests are and we will take this into account.

9What's the investment for california Getaway?

Let us know what your interests are and we will take this into account.

10I really like the idea of the program, but would I have some time to myself?

Of course. Tell us if you want some free time to see friends/go shopping, rent a car, etc..

11What do I do next?

Contact us with the dates you want to come, what you want to do and how many you will be, and we will send you an outline of a proposed program. Contact: