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Institut de Francais

Address: 23 Ave General-Leclerc, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
Phone Number: 33 493 01 88 44
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Owner description: Language immersion courses for adults.
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Owner description: Language immersion courses for adults.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

I’ve just returned from Villefranche-sur-Mer, where I attended a month-long intensive French language course at Institut de Français. This is the most effective language program I have ever attended and I can’t wait to go back in March to continue my learning! I acquired a good understanding of how the French language works and how to use it in real... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I attended the Nov/Dec session this year, my 2nd time at the Institut. The program is excellent and I would highly recommend it for the serious French student. This is a highly disciplined program that demands the active participation of its students all day long and it is not a holiday / leisure learning program - so keep this in... More 

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Moira, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

A great location staffed by excellent people whose friendly approach and dedication took us through what was a challenging two week session . I was there with my wife ( in different classes) and we both met great people from all over the world . We both feel that our French has improved and we would love to return to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The people i met and got to know over the fours weeks/month i was there. And my French also improved. Awesome setting for this study - and wow!! Diplomats, business executives, great thinkers - and all their to improve their French. And, for some, to start from the very beginning!!

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San Diego, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The best and toughest experience I've had in a long time. Certainly as difficult as grad school. The big plus is the diverse group of people that are in each class. The quality of instruction is top notch and the food is to die for. I have not had such a challenge, laughed so hard and met more nice people... More 

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Perth, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I have just returned from my 4th French immersion course at the Institut de Francais. Again it has been the highlight of my experience with the French language. A lot has been said about the wonderful location of the school which is absolutely true but for me the most important part of my stay was the excellent methode of teaching... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I happened upon these Trip Advisor comments about Institut de Français. Finally, after 7 years, I feel vindicated to read a couple of honest reviews about this school. Comment by TexR echos my experience and observations completely, and it was written 7 years after I attended which indicates that the school/management/food etc. hasn't changed. They have created a caché around... More 

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Berkeley, California
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I enjoyed my first time at the institute so much that I came back for a second session the following year. I enjoyed the second session so much that I came back for a third session this year! Over the three sessions my French improved dramatically. I started at an intermediate level and ultimately progressed to the most advanced level.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I have just returned from another month of bliss and joy on the French Riviera. I have finished the language course at the Institut de Francais for the second time. I had done my research, and this is the best language school available. Due to the effective method, total immersion, hours, and holistic experience, nothing comes close. I have researched... More 

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1 review
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I recently returned from a month at the Institut de Francais . I would not /not recommend this course. The pictures online make it look fantastic but it only takes the average student a few days to stumble upon the reality. First, second and third this is a family business operating to an unchanged method for 45 years. It reeks... More 

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