Welcome to LEC Washington

LEC (Loisirs Culturels a l'Etranger) is a travel organization headquartered in Paris. Since 1972, LEC has arranged visits for French students to American homes. Every year, nearly 250 students count on families like yours to open their home and their hearts for three weeks in the summer months. These French ambassadors are here to improve their English skills, to learn about the American culture and create friendships that may last a lifetime.

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Send an e-mail to loulamy@comcast.net for more information.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

PIEDMONT DAY IS NEXT WEEKEND! Sunday May 4th from 2pm-6pm! I hope to see many familiar faces. My vendor booth number is #13... follow the soap bubbles!!! Entrance is from Catharpin. Use the following address for your GPS: 14030 Clatterbuck Loop, Gainesville, VA 20155. See you on Sunday!


LEC is also looking for tutors to host students who requested to be formally within their American family. LEC will compensate tutors with $25/hr. tutors need a teaching certificate, or a Master degree and 5 years of documented tutoring experience. Please call your coordinator for more information on this program.
Celine is 18 years old, has been studying English for 7 years. She plays piano, likes to dance, swim and enjoys sports in general. she is outgoing and adapts easily. She will be here for 2 weeks, from July 27 to August 10. She requires 10 hrs/week of formal tutoring. She wants to work on her conversation skills and improve her vocabulary.
Louis is 16 years old and has been studying English for 5 years. He play tennis, piano, likes computers, listening to music, video games and plays soccer. He will be here from June 15 to 29, 2014. He would like to improve his grammar, conversation, his listening and spelling skills. He describes himself as shy.

Monday, April 7, 2014


Piedmont, a Golf Community
For the 3rd year, I will be participating at the Piedmont Day, May 4th from 2 to 6 pm. Scheduled rain date is May 10th. I will be recruiting area families to welcome French students for a 3-week stay this summer. The program doesn’t require that the host family speaks French or covers the French student’s personal expenses. Hosts need only provide room, board and companionship. LEC provides the rest including comprehensive medical and hospital care insurance and return to France in case of emergency. LEC students are between 13 and 19 years of age and all have a minimum of four years of English studies. Piedmont Day is held in Gainesville, on the Clatterbuck pool, and can be accessed from the Catharpin Rd. entrance.

Families interested are invited to stop by our table and pick up Eiffel Tower shaped cookies along with information pamphlets. A nice sunny day is in order.\

My booth number is #13.