Reviews of Bouchereau Lingua International, Quebec, Canada

Total No. of Reviews: 67
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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Bouchereau Lingua International, Quebec, Canada
4.4/5.0 
(67 reviews)
City 4.9/5.0 
Organisation 4.4/5.0 
Facilities 3.8/5.0 
Social activities 3.5/5.0 
Course Quality / Progress in language 4.4/5.0 
Value for money 4.3/5.0 
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Host Family 4.5/5.0 
Shared flat (apartment) 4.7/5.0 
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Individual Reviews
4. Nov. 2014
1. (52 years)  - 
1. Intensive program - Skill classes - 4 weeks

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19. Jun. 2014
2. (61 years)  -  United States
2. Standard -- Full Time - 2 weeks

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Good learning environment; challenging but friendly teachers
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Be aware that there is no stopping and starting point in what is covered. Students will enter ongoing classes. Two weeks is not enough. You will want to stay longer once you get there.
16. Jun. 2014
3. (60 years)  -  United States
3. Standard -- Full Time - 2 weeks

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The people! The teachers I had were very good at their jobs, but also very interesting and outgoing.
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If you only are going for a few weeks, be aware that you will be entering a class that has already been in progress, with students who may or may not have been there for awhile. It didn't cause any problems, the teachers were very accommodating if they were in the middle of a unit when I arrived.
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Just that I really enjoyed my 2 weeks there!
16. Oct. 2013
4. (66 years)  -  United States
4. Part-time Program - 1 week

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Its availability for a spontaneous short-term course.
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As was noted before - kind of inconvenient to have to pay in cash, with $20s.
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I was in Quebec City for other reasons, so had my own accommodation and did not participate in social activities.
15. Sep. 2012
5. (55 years)  -  United States
5. Standard - 2 weeks

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Small, flexible, friendly.
10. Sep. 2012
6. (16 years)  -  United States
6. Standard - 2 weeks

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All the teachers were absolutely amazing, and we were immersed entirely into the language. It was an awesome experience that I would recommend to anyone studying French!
10. Sep. 2012
7. (50 years)  -  United States
7. Standard - 2 weeks

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The teachers...they are responsive and help you make progress.
29. Dec. 2011
8. (27 years)  -  Canada
8. Standard - 2 weeks

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The staff were friendly and helpful; class was a lot of fun (of course a bit overwhelming at first) and my teacher did a great job making us feel at ease and encouraging us. I was able to obtain an OPUS card (bus) at the student pricing thanks to the student card BLI provided. The "5 a 7"s were a great time and opportunity to meet fellow students in a relaxed atmosphere outside of the school and also a good opportunity to practice the French we
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Explore Quebec City by foot... it
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Great resource to use when trying to pick up a new language in a foreign city!
26. Jan. 2011
9. (51 years)  -  Canada
9. Private course (30 lessons/week) - 1 week

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Location within Vieux Québec (the old city). The staff were amiable, supportive and helpful.
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I chose an intensive week-long private programme and there was a little confusion at the beginning (I was put in a group). I think this type of learning process may be a bit unusual and if/when I return, I would do things a bit differently - i.e. I would be a bit more direct (possibly in advance) about my goals. Overall, it was a good experience.
10. Jan. 2011
10. (36 years)  -  Canada
10. Standard - 2 weeks

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Good location.
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I went over the Christmas break, which had the advantage of being quiet (so I got more time with the teachers), but it was socially a bit too quiet. No complaints, but in future I would probably go at another time of year.
13. Dec. 2010
11. Rachelle (25 years)  -  Australia
11. Standard - 2 weeks

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4. Sep. 2010
12. (52 years)  -  Canada
12. Standard - 2 weeks

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Location in the heart of the historic old city.
13. Jul. 2010
13. (25 years)  -  United States
13. Standard - 3 weeks

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Had a chance to practice speaking.
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The school concentrates on speaking. Consider other schools if you are interested in progressing rapidly in your overall language ability.
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The school is good for combining it with traveling. You will just have a nice time there, speaking French for 4 hours. The school does not provide an intensive course.
6. Jul. 2010
14. (26 years)  - 
14. Combined (20 group + 5 individual) - 4 weeks

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Private lessons, diversified units
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Private lessons
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It is a pity that the school does not offer any leisure activities. In addition, you hardly meet the other students at the school since each class has lessons at a different time and the breaks are not at the same time either. Private lessons were great.
14. Jun. 2010
15. (19 years)  -  United States
15. Standard - 3 weeks

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It wasn't stressful.
22. Mar. 2010
16. (44 years)  -  Canada
16. Combined (20 group + 5 individual) - 1 week

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french conversation all of the time
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take private lessons as well as group
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A great experience. The teachers were interested & interesting. Wonderful city.
15. Sep. 2009
17.  -  United States
17. Standard - 2 weeks

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You all did a great job and I'm thinking about comming back next fall. James Ferri
16. Aug. 2009
18. (52 years)  -  United States
18. Standard - 2 weeks

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flexibility
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lots of tourist attractions have multiple languages, so you can check your French against your language
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if you feel you are not in the right level course, let the school know. They were able to change my class by the next day.
11. Aug. 2009
19. (51 years)  -  United States
19. Standard - 3 weeks

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I loved my experience in this school
7. Jan. 2009
20. (21 years)  - 
20. Standard - 3 weeks

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5 a 7
9. Jul. 2008
21. (62 years)  -  United States
21. Standard - 3 weeks

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The teaching was outstanding.
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Be sure to ask for what you need.
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Students should be aware that staying with a host family is not the same as a hotel. The host families are doing this service because they enjoy providing hospitality to visitors.
31. Mar. 2008
22. Richard (71 years)  -  United States
22. Standard - 4 weeks

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29. Feb. 2008
23. (26 years)  -  Brazil
23. Standard - 2 weeks

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stay in the Auberge de la Paix, great accomodation, good price and 2 blocks from the school
28. Feb. 2008
24. (29 years)  -  Brazil
24. Standard - 2 weeks

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No tips. Everything is just perfect.
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The school is outstanding and I would definitely study there again. Anyone who plans to attend French immersion classes should study there.
21. Feb. 2008
25. (64 years)  -  United States
25. Standard - 4 weeks

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The staff was excellent in all respects.
16. Nov. 2007
26. (54 years)  -  United States
26. Standard - 4 weeks

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The level of instruction is high.
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Students can get a monthly bus pas with student discount but should get a letter from the school and instruction on how to proceed from other students.
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Very useful for those seriously dedicated to learning French in Canada. Somewhat business-like atmosphere for those wanting a language vacation.
7. Nov. 2007
27. (33 years)  -  Netherlands
27. Standard - 2 weeks

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The "5-7" where we could really practice speaking.
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Watch "Pure Lain"!
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It is really annoying you can't pay with creditcard. European countries are way past the stage of cheques, so I had to pay 8 weeks in cash! (The ATM only gives 20$ bills)
25. Oct. 2007
28. (27 years)  - 
28. Standard - 3 weeks

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only one activity organized, on thursday, the happy hour.
21. Oct. 2007
29. (23 years)  - 
29. Standard - 2 weeks

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very nice teachers, very individual support, very centrally located
13. Sep. 2007
30. (43 years)  -  United States
30. Standard - 1 week

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Good location, Friendly atmosphere
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Prepare in advance for the Placement Test
25. Aug. 2007
31. (54 years)  -  United States
31. Standard Course - 1 week

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Personal attention, enthusiasm
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I had only one weak available, so I stayed in a hotel. But my fellow students seemed to have good experiences with their host families.
22. Aug. 2007
32. (24 years)  -  Norway
32. Standard - 4 weeks

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20. Aug. 2007
33. (21 years)  - 
33. Combined (5+1) - 8 weeks

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Very good!!
15. Aug. 2007
34. (62 years)  -  United States
34. Standard - 3 weeks

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The location of the school in the old city of Quebec.
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Be aware that the distance to school may be great.
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The school is well-run. The program is flexible. The instructors make an effor to teach some relevant information about Quebecois French and answer questions about the city and places to visit.
6. Aug. 2007
35. Daniella (19 years)  -  Mexico
35. Standard - 3 weeks

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5. Jul. 2007
36. (60 years)  -  Canada
36. Standard - 2 weeks

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Attentive, knowledgeable teaching and fellow students who wanted to learn.
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Good teachers. A well-run school.
9. May. 2007
37. (44 years)  - 
37. Standard - 3 weeks

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small groups
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Very friendly local people
31. Jan. 2007
38. (23 years)  -  United States
38. Standard - 3 weeks

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The ambiance - the small class sizes and incredibly friendly staff create a wonderfully comfortable atmosphere which allows you to speak freely, even if your French isn't perfect. There is a diverse range of topics covered, so class is always fresh and interesting.
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Go to the "boites a chansons" at night, the musique quebecois is great!
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There's a great balance between serious learning and fun activities. You can practice your French in a wide range of situations, especially with the other students, and as a result speaking ability improves quite rapidly.
26. Nov. 2006
39. (53 years)  -  Australia
39. Standard - 1 week

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being in a class at my level of competence
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I was there for only one week and needed to practise my speaking skills. The course was at my level and I had some very useful speaking practice in a small group in which I felt very comfortable.
3. Oct. 2006
40. Karina (46 years)  -  United States
40. Standard - 1 week

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31. Aug. 2006
41. (70 years)  -  United States
41. Standard - 1 week

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French speaking from the start til the end.
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none
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Met my expectations.
31. Aug. 2006
42. (20 years)  -  Mexico
42. Standard - 20 weeks

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Astrid is the best ;)
26. Aug. 2006
43. (34 years)  - 
43. Standard - 4 weeks

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hostfamily, I was very lucky.
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in summer months at Quebec there are many good events in town (la fête d'été, feu d'artifice, la fête de la nouvelle france)
9. Aug. 2006
44. (58 years)  -  Usa
44. Combined (5+1) - 2 weeks

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Bring a bike if you can. Quebec is a great biking city.
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The facilities were nice and the teachers were great!
26. Jul. 2006
45. (28 years)  -  Canada
45. Standard - 4 weeks

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The staff and teachers are really nice, and care about the students.
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Ask for a homestay within 3km of the school. Some students live an hour away by bus, making it difficult to get home after a late night out.
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The classrooms are small for the number of students. Also the classes are often full in the summer time. You also don't know whether your class is in the morning or in afternoon until the previous Friday. This makes planning your week a bit difficult. Besides that, it's a great school, I had lot of fun, and can't wait to return!
24. Apr. 2006
46. (28 years)  - 
46. Standard - 1 week

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- the fun atmosphere - the fact that it was a relatively small school
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don't miss the weekly cinq-à-sept
24. Apr. 2006
47. (24 years)  -  Ontario, Canada
47. Standard - 4 weeks

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the staff, so friendly and accommodating
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ask your instructors for tips on the best places to eat, shop, be entertained
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I highly recommend it! Be warned though that the Québec weather is extreme in the winter! Doesn't make you want to explore the city in such frozen conditions.
19. Dec. 2005
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19. Dec. 2005
49.  -  New York
49. Standard - 1 week

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Ability to accomodate students at different levels for a short period of time.
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Plan to come during a festival week.
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I was very happy with the experience.
19. Dec. 2005
50.  -  Us/new York
50. Standard - 1 week

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Small classes
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Try to get a few morning classes per week even in high time to enjoy Quebec
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A wonderful school. I am a University Profesor and will recommend it to students for their study abroad.

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