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Get the Go-Slow Attitude!


3 to 5 Day English Immersion Courses in Southwest France

We conduct intensive English immersion courses in beautiful Southwest France, combining structured classes with cultural activities and delicious regional French food.  

Our seminar dates for 2018 - 2019 are as follows:

October 4 - 7, 2018

November 22 - 25, 2018

April 27 - May 4, 2019

For more information, please contact Michele.

Our international seminar in Southwest France is designed to help you speak English in a relaxed and friendly environment.


In addition to enjoying a relaxing holiday, you will have the opportunity to discuss compelling topics, enhance your learning by participating in fun and imaginative group activities, 

Each seminar is organized around a specific theme that will make you want to communicate your ideas and share your experiences.  

During the course of the seminar week, you will explore the seminar theme while listening to music, singing, reading, watching a film.  In this way, you will learn and reinforce grammar and vocabulary in a natural way. 

While the seminar theme changes from year to year, the main objective is constant.  We want to show you how to use all of your senses in order to enhance your English learning experience when you go home.


Not only will you improve your English while having fun, but you will also make new international connections and lasting friendships.

Finally, you will enjoy homemade meals every day as our very own cook, Gilles Soubirous, regales you with the cuisine of Gascony -- the region of France which was just voted by the UK newspaper The Telegraph as the No. 2 spot in the world in a list of 20 top places for the good life.  

You should reserve early.  Space is limited.


Read what the local press says about GO SLOW ENGLISH.


LECTOURE.  They learn English "gently".

Ysabel De la Serve | La Dépêche du Midi | May 18, 2012

(English Translation )  An international seminar which aims to teach English and which takes place in the Gers (department of Southwest France)?  It is possible! It is even very much appreciated.  Just ask the students who came to participate in this one-week seminar with Michele  Chester, creator of "English Teacher To Go"! 


In early May, six visitors arrived from Japan, Germany, Brazil, Catalonia ... and three French nationals, all who wished to improve their English for their work.They fell in love with the Gers because Michele is an excellent ambassador for the region. She created a website, a blog, and a system of internet courses which she likes to call "Go Slow English".


This course meets the demands of its students, accustomed to communicating by Internet or telephone.  With Go Slow English they get to know each other as well as slow down the speed of their busy lives, hence the seminar name. 


The seminar, this time, was based on the five senses.  It featured conversations over good meals, a treasure hunt to meet the locals, a trip down the Baïse, and the creation of an "art journal " – a personalized English textbook in which participants record  their feelings.  Result: after several years of decline, adults have gained confidence and their performance level on standardized exams has increased.


Michele also teaches young residents of Lectoure, ages 5 to 14 years using a method which takes into account age, English level, and personal interests. 


She trained as an anthropologist and has always given English lessons, first to immigrants when she lived in the U.S., helping them integrate into American society.  


Generous, she is helping the non-profit organization, Pachamamac-Churinkuna, to find a teacher of Quechua language for children in Peru.


To learn more about the seminar program, please contact Michele Chester at or call 33(0)