Registration Form for French Immersion Weekend

Please fill in the form below and carefully review the information to the right.  If you are staying for the full weekend, your reservation will be complete once you've completed the form, chosen your room and paid the $100 deposit.  Please click HERE to complete your room request and to review Inn policies.  For the Mini-Immersions, please fill in the form below and we will contact you to keep a credit card on file.


Regardless of payment type, a credit card number will be kept on file. Cancellations within 14 days of check-in will be charged the full balance due unless another participant takes your spot.  No-shows will be charged the full balance due. If we cancel the course due to under-enrollment or another reason, your deposit will be fully refunded. 

Name *
One semester of college-level French or the equivalent is required. Participants need to be able to carry on at least a basic conversation and understand that French is the ONLY language that will be used during the weekend. Please direct specific questions to Julia Schulz at 207-975-6017 or . Please describe your French language level and experience.
Please include any questions or comments here, including any dietary restrictions.


Craignair Inn and Restaurant

5 Third Street
Spruce Head, ME




The 2017 rate is $300 + lodging. 5 meals are included from Friday dinner to Sunday breakfast, as well as snacks, wine tasting, all program activities & materials, a donation to Speaking Place and tax & gratuity. For lodging, a 15% discount is given to the room rates advertised on our website. 

Your Leader:

Julia Schulz, Co-Founder and Past President of Penobscot Language School, will lead the weekend, along with a team of guest presenters. A French teacher for over 25 years, Schulz has created and led numerous immersions for adults and college students in Maine, Montréal, and Guadeloupe, French Antilles. 

Your Hosts:

Joanne and Michael O’Shea, owners and innkeepers of Craignair Inn, welcome you to experience Mid-coast Maine, à la française!   The O’Sheas bought the Inn in 2010, relocating from Colorado via South Korea, where they spent over a year teaching ESL. Joanne holds degrees in International Business and French.

What to Bring & Other Info:

Retreat participants will remain at the Inn, which is nestled in a small neighborhood. There are no other stores/restaurants within walking distance.  All activities are on-site or within our seaside environs, in order to preserve full immersion.

All meals and snacks are included.  Please discuss any allergies or restrictions at the time you make your reservation.

The Inn has a full liquor license and alcoholic beverages must be purchased through the Inn.

Bring warm clothing/layers and good walking shoes. June can still be quite cool and we will plan some outdoor excursions.  Ticks have become an increasing problem in our area.  The Inn will provide bug spray but please take your own precautions and do “tick checks” after spending time outdoors.

Feel free to bring dictionaries and other study materials.  The common areas of the Inn have Wi-Fi.

Please contact Julia or Joanne with any questions before you arrive.  

Nous sommes à votre service!