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Anyone looking for a real immersion course for adults (when
was there in August 2007, the average age was somewhere betweeen 35 and 45), there is only one place: the Institut de Français in Villefranche sur mer. Really professional. The staff is dedicated, the teachers extremely helpful and competent. With 8 different levels/classes running each month (it's open all year round, you have to book months in advance), the groups are very homogenous, tailored to experienced.
had attended classes before and
was scared to be in a group with beginners and more advanced, making it dufficult for the teacher to progress at a steady pace. It didn't happen. What's also very impressive are the high profile students who attend:
was in the same class as Rona Ambrose, the Canadian Minister of Environment, 2 Ambassadors and ...
! To spice up the experience, the school is hosted in a beautiful, Belle Epoque villa, overlooking manucured gardens (somptuous) and the breathtaking bay of Villefranche with Cap Ferrat in the distance. The whole experience was 100% positive, lodging included. It helped
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