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Institut de Francais

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Address: 23 avenue General Leclerc, 06231 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
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+33 4 93 01 88 44

Language immersion courses for adults.

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After studying 2 months at the Institute I have no doubt that this experience was one of the best investments of my life. Firstly, the school is fantastic - since the location... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 November 2016
Denis M

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

After studying 2 months at the Institute I have no doubt that this experience was one of the best investments of my life. Firstly, the school is fantastic - since the location & facilities until the meals provided, everything was just great and very well organized. The teachers are outstanding and always ready to help all the students. The immersion... More 

5 Thank Denis M
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Background-I am a 28-year-old American female, and I just finished the course in September. In terms of French ability, I self-studied for the past 5 months (1-4 hours a week) using DuoLingo and other online resources, as well as 20-30 hours of online private tutoring. On the first day of school, we took a placement test. I placed into Intermediate... More 

15 Thank Macaroni2629
Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

A beautiful setting, in a lovely ville just east of Nice. After researching month long programs to kickstart my renewed interest in learning French I chose L'Institue for its professionalism, international clientele and excellent faculty. An entrance exam placed us on one of five or six levels, allowing us to form small groups for very interactive learning experience. It was... More 

7 Thank mbsplaine
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

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 

14 Thank theeddystone
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

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 

2 Thank Michele_Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 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 

13 Thank Sofia M
Hanover, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 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 

14 Thank koala25
New Brunswick, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 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 

20 Thank NB_traveller96
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 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 

10 Thank kkgg7
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 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 

8 Thank Kimberly M

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