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Institut de Francais

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Address: 23 avenue General Leclerc, 06231 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
Phone Number: 33 493 01 88 44
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Language immersion courses for adults.

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Fantastic French immersion opportunity

L'Institut de Francais is a wonderful place for people who are looking for an experience that is focused on learning French or improving French fluency. The program follows a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
theeddystone
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

L'Institut de Francais is a wonderful place for people who are looking for an experience that is focused on learning French or improving French fluency. The program follows a philosophy that aims toward automatizing French, which in practical effect means helping you think, hear and speak in French without translating via your maternal language. The process was more intensive for... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

AttendedL'Institut de Francais about 16 years ago. Attended for 2 months and progressed from 2 level - 4 level durng those 8 weeks. The professors were excellent and the entire experience was amazing. Now, I must return for a refresher course(s) because I really must improve my skills in short order. Here I come-there I go...again! :) Please note that... More 

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1 Thank Michele_Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

I found the Institut online and had no idea what to expect. All I knew was that I wanted to learn French as quickly and completely as possible. From all the schools I found online, the Institut was definitely the most expensive, but I soon learned why. The school itself is beautiful and the classrooms clean and well kept. The... More 

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

This is my second review of Institut de Francais. I attended the Institut in March 2016 for the third time. Here is my experience. The first time I came (exactly one year and three months ago), I was placed in Intermédiaire II -- mostly based on the written test. Verbally, I couldn’t put a sentence together! My study of the... More 

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New Brunswick, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

I attended l’Institut de Francais for one month, during January 2016, and was very impressed by the instruction, the instructors, my fellow learners, and (thank you Nathalie and staff!) the excellent lunches. The first thing that strikes you when you arrive at l’Institut is the beauty of the building and the setting. The view of the Mediterranean and Cap Ferrat... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

I spent four weeks at the institute and only have great things to say about it. keep in mind this place will make you happy only if you are a very serious learner who want to be fully immerged in French and make quick progress. If you want to learn French for 2-3 hours a day and spend the rest... More 

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7 Thank kkgg7
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

I attended the school for the four week program in January 2016. L'Institut de Francais is an exceptional school with a very effective learning program. I am very happy with my learning experience. This school is for the serious learner and is an intense program with a huge emphasis on speaking, and speaking correctly. However, they teach this with a... More 

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

After spending the month of January 2016, at L’Institut de Français, (my second visit to this esteemed school) I am happy to say that once again, I found this school extraordinary. I first attended this school in 2012. In my five years of studying French as an adult, I have never found a school comparable. This school is the real... More 

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YTTALFr, Responsable commercial at Institut de Francais, responded to this review

I would like to rectify the wrong impression of the above student as to my title in the Institut de Français. I am its Executive Assistant and not one of its Director. The Director is Mr Jean Colbert. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

One of the reasons I love learning French is because it does not come naturally. The pronouns, the changing verb tenses and moods, and the false friends all combine to challenge even the most stringent Sudoku player. When I enrolled, I had just one goal in my mind when I booked this course, I was determined to be able to... More 

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4 Thank Kim R
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

I attended the 4 week course at L'Institut de Francais in January 2016 and I am very happy with the learning experience. Having done many years of study with Alliance Francaise and attended 2 other 1 week immersion courses, it was great to finally find a school that focuses totally on the spoken language rather than endlessly writing down grammar... More 

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