Presentation of the company:
I created Lingualand in order to offer people from abroad a total immersion in France and specifically in the South of France. We’ve created the ideal environment with our company to offer unique, high-quality holidays, with host families pre-selected from our professional and personal networks in order to enhance exchange and guarantee a successful stay.
The “French as a Foreign Language” courses are given by our own teachers, all of whom are qualified and adore their profession.
We’ve taken infinite care to choose sporting, gastronomic and cultural activities that can meet all your needs and fulfil all your wishes.
All this with a single aim: your satisfaction. We alone offer the activities that you yourself imagine in a package that’s 100% tailor-made, 100% adaptable and 100% you! (see the Tailor-made Package)
Our company values
TRUST: Based on confidentiality and honesty, this brings simplicity and serenity to our relationships.
RESPECT: This is about showing our consideration for others through our capacity to listen and adapt.
SHARING: Sharing is a key part of our company. It encourages dialogue and friendliness in our everyday work and also facilitates the passing-on of knowledge. Teaching others and learning from others.
I’m Thomas Bressoux, LINGUALAND’s founder and also co-director of the Centre Hobson, Foreign Language School and Translation Company in Béziers. During my professional career, I’ve regularly been in contact with people from abroad and students coming to our school to learn French.
Everyone has their own profile and different wishes, needs and objectives, and this led me to conclude that we needed to offer other services to meet our clients’ expectations completely. I therefore created language holidays with courses in French as a Foreign Language and accommodation with pre-selected host families and in hotels and chateaux. To make the holidays more enjoyable, I added more than 30 sporting, gastronomic and cultural activities to delight everyone.
The first holidays that we organised were a real success; the schools, the students and the other institutions all booked to return the following year. After such an achievement, I very soon identified the potential that our region has to attract more and more people who wish to discover the South of France. We have a wonderful array of beaches on the Mediterranean coast, we’re 15 minutes away from the largest seaside resort in France, Cap d’Agde, and we’re also in the heart of the biggest wine-growing region in the world. The riches of our region are widely known: truffles, olives, saffron, oysters, fish, wine, fruit and other agricultural products enchant our clients during visits and gourmet excursions.
With both sea and countryside close at hand, we can offer activities to make the most of our region in every season. We offer aquatic activities on the sea or in the rivers, sporting activities in the mountains a few minutes away from Béziers and gastronomic activities with visits to producers in the countryside. We also organise meals in 1, 2 and 3-star restaurants for lovers of fine dinining!
This experience led me to create the company Lingualand to organise language holidays, based on a different concept from the Centre Hobson School of Languages. At Lingualand, all of our team is attentive to our clients and we try our best to make each stay incredible. As I don’t claim to be able to satisfy everyone, I’ve created a tailor-made package where each person can choose and personalise their program.
Lingualand’s greatest strength is its capacity to adapt to all circumstances. Our values of Trust, Respect and Sharing are a core part of that. We take pride in making the very most of human potential, drawing on the intangible: a smile, a piece of advice, an idea – everything that’s free and often forgotten. I’ve thrown all my enthusiasm and my experience into creating these holidays for you, and the only limit is … your imagination!