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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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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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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3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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
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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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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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Calgary, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I was at the Institute for the month of May. My French improved dramatically after 8 hours of day for 4 weeks. I arrived in Villefranche knowing how to read French, but feeling very shy to speak it. Well they get you out of your shyness--you are expected to listen and speak. I would love to return to this Institute.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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