Reviews of Biarritz French Courses Institute, Biarritz, France

Total No. of Reviews: 25
NOTE: All evaluations are authentic. Only former participants who have booked a course with us at the school can publish evaluations after the end of the course. Schools could therefore not manipulate evaluations and you can trust in all published evaluations.

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Biarritz French Courses Institute, Biarritz, France
4.0/5.0 
(25 reviews)
City 4.8/5.0 
Organisation 3.7/5.0 
Facilities 3.3/5.0 
Social activities 3.4/5.0 
Course Quality / Progress in language 3.9/5.0 
Value for money 4.0/5.0 
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Host Family 4.4/5.0 
Shared flat (apartment) 4.5/5.0 
Other 4.6/5.0 
Individual Reviews
24. Dec. 2013
1. (35 years)  - 
1. Standard French Course - Fall & Winter - 5 weeks

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26. Aug. 2013
2. (50 years)  -  Canada
2. Intensive French course - 2 weeks

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The relaxed, intimate ambiance.
21. Aug. 2013
3. (42 years)  - 
3. Standard French Course - 1 week

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The fact that a beginner learns very quickly and is very excited about to speak. The teachers meet the requirements of the individual students. The classes took place in small groups. The aperitif at one of the evenings, organized for the students.
14. Aug. 2013
4. (23 years)  -  United Kingdom
4. Intensive French Course - 4 weeks

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Quality of the teaching + friendliness of the staff.
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Do the organised evening aperatifs - they're fun and really useful for learning.
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Brilliant.
22. Apr. 2013
5. Amelia (51 years)  - 
5. Standard French Course - 1 week

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26. Sep. 2012
6. (55 years)  -  Sweden
6. Standard French Course - 1 week

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The athmosphere was very welcoming and warm. The teachers were very good, the lessons were very much into a practic and modern level.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Do not be afraid of talking!
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I am very pleased with everything, your administration was prompt and serious.
1. Aug. 2012
7. Sofie (22 years)  -  Belgium
7. French & Surfing - 2 weeks

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Small school with nice teachers.
31. Jul. 2012
8. Magdalena (23 years)  - 
8. French & Surfing - 2 weeks

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23. Apr. 2012
9. (34 years)  -  Spain
9. Standard French Course - 1 week

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The class was really good, the teacher makes the classes entertaining, eventhough we did a lot of grammar!
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Visit Sant Juan de Luz and Bayonne, they are really nice.
7. Sep. 2011
10. Giorgia (26 years)  -  Italy
10. French & Surfing - 2 weeks

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8. Aug. 2011
11. (33 years)  -  Slovakia
11. Standard French Course - 6 weeks

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small groups, good teaching method
26. Oct. 2010
12. Claudia (18 years)  - 
12. French & Surfing - 3 weeks

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17. Oct. 2010
13. (32 years)  -  Austria
13. Standard French Course - 4 weeks

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One teacher was really professional, giving good structured lessons. Another teacher, so it seemed, was just teaching anything without a clear concept.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
One of the world's best surf sites is really the big advantage of Biarritz. The town is great and beside good clubs and nice restaurants, it offers some cultural activities (e.g. exhibitions, music festivals,...). But the season is definitely over by the end of September.
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As I already took a French class once in Montpellier I had something to compare with. So what was poor in this school in Biarritz is that there were only 2 different levels / classes!! Hence students with different levels were grouped in one class together. This does not help anybody. For some students with a lower level the teaching was too fast and the ones with an advanced level do not really improve their knowledge because they always have to wait until the teacher explained to the lower level ones.
5. Oct. 2010
14. (27 years)  - 
14. Standard French Course - 3 weeks

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20. Sep. 2010
15. Michael (49 years)  - 
15. Standard French Course - 2 weeks

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8. Sep. 2010
16. Mireya  - 
16. Standard French Course - 2 weeks

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10. Aug. 2010
17. (17 years)  - 
17. French & Surfing - 3 weeks

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9. Aug. 2010
18. Rudolf (52 years)  - 
18. Standard French Course - 2 weeks

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3. Aug. 2010
19. (17 years)  - 
19. Standard French Course - 2 weeks

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I really liked the ambiance at school! I made lots of new friends and improved my French. It was unforgettable! I dream of returning!
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
You have to SURF! It `s beautiful! It gives you the feeling of freedom. And it `is very easy to learn in Biarritz!
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My mother `s home is very nice! It `s called Violet Benros. She cooks very well and my room was clean and clear. It `s pretty far from downtown and the beach, but it takes 10 minutes to get al` ecole. Thank you very much!
21. Jul. 2010
20. (20 years)  -  United States
20. French & Surfing - 2 weeks

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Very interactive, helped me become more comfortable with my french.
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Don't be scared to speak french. The locals are very nice and will help you learn.
5. Jul. 2010
21. (50 years)  - 
21. Standard French Course - 2 weeks

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31. May. 2010
22. Sophie (23 years)  - 
22. Standard French Course - 2 weeks

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I can not recommend the school.
5. May. 2010
23. (54 years)  - 
23. 1 week

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very good teacher and also able to accommodate me having changed my time schedule and type of lessons
5. Oct. 2009
24. (23 years)  - 
24. Standard French Course - 3 weeks

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18. May. 2009
25. Ida (28 years)  -  Norway
25. French & Surfing - 2 weeks

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Also following surf lessons, which were excellent. Arrived out of season, probable reason for no social activities.

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