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Institut de Francais

23 Ave General-Leclerc, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
33 493 01 88 44
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Traveler Description: Anyone looking for a real immersion course for adults (when I was there in August 2007, the average age was somewhere betweeen 35 and 45), there is... more »
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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Did this in November-December 2013, for a full month. Don't expect anywhere near fluency if you're going in as just beginner or early intermediate, unless you're a language savant genius. I took it quite seriously, did all the homework on time, studied, paid attention in the classes, and still felt I had only progressed from Debutant 2 to Intermediate 1... More

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tiburon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I attended L'Institut de Francais in April 2014. It was my second trip there, having attended in March 2013. I cannot say enough good things about the entire experience. The program is excellent--I learned so much more in this immersion program than I have ever before in my( many) college and private classes. The method is geared toward speaking and... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I spent four weeks at the Institut in April 2014. There are many schools teaching French around the world. To succeed and make the most out of your time in Villefranche-sur-Mer, it is essential to understand that this school has been using this method for a long time. You are told this on the first day. Work with the system... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

I just completed a month at the Institut de Francais. My oral French improved dramatically. The school is very well organised, the daily schedule runs like a Swiss watch, the food was generally very good, the support staff were mostly very helpful. The daily 'Seances practiques' were excellent. Most time at the Institut is spent in your class with your... More

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NZ
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

L'Institut surpassed my expectations. The teaching and method were excellent, the organisation faultless and the support systems (including food and extra-curricular activities) very good. I was placed in intermediate 4 (there were two advanced classes also) and was very happy with there judgement on my beginner level. There is good feedback through the 4 weeks and progress is measured at... More

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Perth
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I am writing this review a year after taking a month long course at the Institut...the reason? Because I had actually enrolled to undertake another course this April 2014 but my first grandchild's birth coincided with the commencement of the programme. Some of the friends I made there last year, however, have returned and I have spoken with one of... More

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USA
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

Since my own "séjour linguistique" at l'Institut de Français, I have read a few of the reviews on Trip Advisor, and feel compelled to "ajouter ma pierre dans le jardin", add my 2 cents to the discussion. The very first thing to remember is that l'Institut is not a hotel, nor is it a vacation destination. It is a school... More

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Detroit
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86 reviews 86 reviews
30 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I agree with PerthEngineer that this school provides a first rate experience. It is a complicated task to bring 70 adult students together from truly all over the world. The only common language is of course French in which you are immersed from day two. Surprisingly you manage to understand one another and the instructors and staff from the beginning... More

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Perth, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I attended the Institut during the month of January 2014. I had a great time at the school, learned a lot of French and met the most fantastic group of students, teachers and support staff. I also loved the food! There are dozens of more articulate (and in my opinion, accurate) posts about the school in the tripadvisor reviews which... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

After 45 years, the Institut has worked out how to make you work hard at learning French and enjoy it at the same time. It caters to all levels in small classes. The accommodation it offers is adequate and very convenient. You can get a higher standard at a a higher price and a bit of a walk away if... More

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