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Institut de Francais

23 avenue General Leclerc, 06231 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
+33 4 93 01 88 44
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Solid Improvement

I have been fortunate to have spent two separate 4 week sessions at l’Institut de Francais, the... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
Ann P
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USA
Fantastic experience

I spent 4 weeks at the school. Before arriving, I could speak school french with a lot of errors... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
Tabby1992
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Perth, Australia
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Language immersion courses for adults.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good8%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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23 avenue General Leclerc, 06231 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

I have been fortunate to have spent two separate 4 week sessions at l’Institut de Francais, the first time in 2013 and the second in 2016, moving from Avancé 1 to Avancé 2, and ironically having the same prof each time due to retirements and...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

I spent 4 weeks at the school. Before arriving, I could speak school french with a lot of errors. Thanks to my amazing teacher, Peggy, I have greatly improved, and can speak with greater fluidity and confidence. The teaching method is totally oral which worked...More

3  Thank Tabby1992
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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

I found this school by chance and I have had an amazing 4 weeks here learning French in an amazing setting with the most wonderful teachers who are very serious about making sure one leaves with spoken french and all the benefits of understanding the...More

3  Thank -DC8888-87654
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

I have studied for two months at the Institut de Francais and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone who would want to speak French quickly and correctly. Each session/term is for one month (4 weeks). The students can choose to enroll for 2-4...More

5  Thank wanted_traveller
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

The location of the school is amazing, however, the town is extremely small, and boring. The school makes least effort to organise activities, and those that are organised are of poor content. The education method is efficient, but it smells "OLD" everywhere. The lab is...More

3  Thank 733mrsgood
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

From the start the school seemed quite nice (beautiful location, okay standard of the buildings), however, the atmosphere of the school, between the teachers and in general is very heavy and very strange. I felt like I was at all times watched adn listened by...More

5  Thank kimberly233
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

One of the best experiences of my life. I spent 2 months at the Institut de Francais and can't say enough good things about it. From the beautiful surroundings, the other students to the teachers and the method. I made friends from all walks of...More

5  Thank as2010
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

I attended L'institute for 3 4-week sessions this past year, with the goal of being able to apply for a job that requires a working knowledge of French. I started in "beginners" and by the last session was in the "advanced" class. While I still...More

7  Thank jjooaannnnaa
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

I spent a month at the institute a couple years ago. Here are the good things: I was in advanced intermediate, I think, appropriately placed because I've worked on learning French a lot. I was lucky in that I got a good teacher, she was...More

9  Thank beckyshreck
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

I took the course earlier this year and decided to wait awhile before writing a review. I’m glad I did. First, let me say that the folks who say ‘just go with it and don’t overthink the structure’ are absolutely right, for those who can...More

8  Thank Centava99
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Luchik9
27 January 2018|
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Response from Ann P | Reviewed this property |
What a great idea! I’ve been to the Institut twice now, and loved it both times. It is a true adult immersion course as you are there from 8am to 5pm each day, and you have breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea there, all in... More
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3 October 2017|
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The standard level apartments are luck of the draw in my opinion. I was very happy with mine (large, in the old town, close to the beach) but not everyone was. Not all had air con and /or washing machine and some were... More
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Bonjour! Me, I had no prior French although, I had taken high school Spanish too many years before. I found the placement exam to be an appropriate tool to assess one's ability I for written French and somehow spoken... More
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