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Amazing Experience

The institute lives up to its reputation with its first class programme for teaching french. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Toronto, Canada
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Experience of a Lifetime - Hard but well worth it

The Institut provides an intensive learning experience for anyone who wants to learn spoken French... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
San Francisco, California
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Language immersion courses for adults.
23 avenue General Leclerc, 06231 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
+33 4 93 01 88 44
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The institute lives up to its reputation with its first class programme for teaching french. The teachers are especially excellent for ensuring students of all levels learn how to speak French. If you love to work hard and play hard with students of all ages,from...More

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Reviewed August 20, 2018

The Institut provides an intensive learning experience for anyone who wants to learn spoken French. Plan on 8 hours a day of intensive French instruction by highly qualified/experienced instructors. Rooms good to excellent. Meals are excellent. Students are from around the world and friendships made...More

3  Thank CharlieGol74
Reviewed July 14, 2018

I spent 4 weeks in the fall of 2016. I was placed in an upper intermediate group and my main teacher was Peggy. Positive aspects: Interesting people who had come from all corners of the world to participate. Wonderful location Negative aspects: Outdated material and...More

4  Thank Linnea F
Reviewed July 2, 2018

I had planned to attend a course at the Institut de Francais and this year I was finally able to travel to Villefranche to “submerse” myself in the French language and French culture. It is 4 months since left the Insitute and I have been...More

5  Thank josorb
Reviewed June 25, 2018

About three years of research culminated in me attending the four-week December 2017 session at l’Instutut de Francais in Villefranche-sur-Mer. For those of you who want the bottom line: They delivered on every promise they made, and they exceeded expectations. If you’re considering a language...More

5  Thank Ken M
Reviewed May 24, 2018

Attended the Institute in Oct 2017. Enjoyed the experience so much that I came back in April 2018 and about to participate again in June. What more can I say…you should go! The teachers are smart, witty and funny. The location is parfait - who...More

8  Thank SFHungryTraveler
Reviewed May 19, 2018

I attended the April 4-week course in 2018 at the Institut de Français, Villefranche-sur-Mer on the Côte d’Azur (next door to Nice). I have to say the standard of instruction was nothing short of excellent. Hardly surprising since the Institute has had 60 years of...More

7  Thank johnthom47
Reviewed April 28, 2018

I would say that to study at l’Institut de Francais is a once in a lifetime experience but that wouldn’t be entirely accurate, for I just finished my third splendid month there since 2010. In fact, I was one of many returning students during my...More

11  Thank DeltaTango10014
Reviewed April 18, 2018

The classes are too large (10 at least, up to 20 for some sessions). The days are too long -9 hours- with only 5 hours of instruction the rest being breaks and meals. You speak with the professor no more than 10 minutes a day....More

11  Thank str8uprubbish
Reviewed April 11, 2018

I am very glad I chose to spend 4 weeks at this school. I was taught by Frederic and he was excellent, and so was Julian. The school gives you a full immersion to the language and through a combination of classroom exercises, practical/ role...More

3  Thank xenia12343
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August 3, 2018|
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Response from as2010 | Reviewed this property |
it would be a challenge to town but they can be accommodating to special situations like yours and place you in housing very close to the school, if available.
Iman A
Hi, I can't help but continue to get more and more interested in this program from what I've been hearing. I have such a passion to really getting myself familiar with the language to an extent that I feel comfortable speaking it and no longer shy as you stated. I am currently a first year at McGill Univerisity in Montreal and I feel as if this is the perfect time for me to take what I would have learned here and continue my progress during the school year. However, after applying was when I realized that the minimum age for a student is 21, I am 18. I was wondering if there were any exceptions to this rule. Perhaps students that exemplify enough maturity or students that demonstrate their true passion for learning the language? I would love to have the opportunity to hear your insight on this topic if you can and hope that there is a way I can enroll this summer. Please let me know, Iman
March 22, 2018|
Response from Ann P | Reviewed this property |
Dear Iman, Here’s hoping that you got into a summer session of the Institut. The first time I attended in 2013, there was a young woman your age in my class who was doing a “gap year” between high school and college, and... More
Shurea W
February 22, 2018|
Response from DeltaTango10014 | Reviewed this property |
Shurea, I just went back for the third time in my life and I AirBnB-ed. Some of the apartments the school offers are great too. But if you’d rather have a better idea beforehand of exactly where you’ll be, by all means rent... More