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Reviews of CAREL, Royan, France - Page 3

Total No. of Reviews: 117
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.

Average Rating

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CAREL, Royan, France
4.2/5.0 
(117 reviews)
City 3.8/5.0 
Organisation 4.3/5.0 
Facilities 4.5/5.0 
Social activities 4.0/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language 4.3/5.0 
Value for money 4.1/5.0 
Accommodation
Host family 4.4/5.0 
Shared Flat 4.0/5.0 
other 3.9/5.0 
Individual Reviews
12. Aug. 2004
101. (37 years)  - 
101. General

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19. Jun. 2004
102. (31 years)  -  Japanese
102. General

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experienced teachers, mediateques (you can see french movies with sub titles, there are many work books or audio text which you can use free of charge). In this school you can have a contact not only with foreign students who learn French but also French students who learn English, Spanish and German. It's something very unique of this school. You have many chance to speak in French with ordinary French people. (not only teachers or somebody who works in the shops)
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Royan is a very small town, so it's a bit boring town but for those who want to improve his capacity of French, it's one of the best locations. You must not miss the party at Pub Astoria on the first Tuesday.
Other comments
In the beginning, I chose 4 weeks. But I found this school being so good that I extended my cours. There was another Spanish girl who did the same extention. Information for Japanese student: There were not many Japanese student in this school when I was here. (Only 4 students) If you look for a school where there are not too many japanese students, it might be a very good choice. There is a chance to introduce our culture to other students, so it is very nice idea to bring something (photobook, food) to show.
4. Mar. 2004
103. (22 years)  -  Australia
103. General

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quality of teaching, friendliness of all staff
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
next to Royan is a town called Saintes, which none should miss
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This is a fantastic course if you just want to buckle down and learn French in an excellent school with no distractions. If you are looking for a tourist/language course, pick a more exciting location.
8. Oct. 2003
104. (25 years)  -  Spain
104. General

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Good teachers and materials.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Bring your car.
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Great experience. Best value for the money. The time passed really quickly.
4. Sep. 2003
105. (32 years)  -  Deutschland
105. General

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270 students and 37 different nationalities.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
There is a very big and fantastic fireworks display on the 15 of August.
Other comments
You'll find about 30% German students at Carel!!!
2. Sep. 2003
106. Anonymous (47 years)  -  Deutschland
106. General

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29. Aug. 2003
107. Oyvind (32 years)  -  Norway
107. Super Intensive (+35h)

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The course was well organized, and the teachers good. The only hesitation I have about giving top marks, was the teachers direct unwillingness to take questions in any other language than French. That policy is, in my opinion, old-fashioned, and suits only students with a rather extensive vocabulary in French. At my level, and that of my fellow students, explanations and comparisons in English or any other language, is essential to lower the "burden" of learning a foreign language. I know this is a debate between two learning philosophies, but I'd hoped that CAREL belonged to a more modern school on this matter. Everything else was top value, both technical equipment and learning facilities.
14. Aug. 2003
108. (20 years)  -  España
108. General

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The mediathèque and the laboratories.
10. Aug. 2003
109. Blake (33 years)  -  Australia
109. General

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27. Jul. 2003
110. Maria (31 years)  -  Spain
110. Super Intensive (+35h)

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24. Jul. 2003
111. Samuel (28 years)  -  España
111. General

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20. Jun. 2003
112. Anonymous  - 
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16. Apr. 2003
113. (31 years)  - 
113. General

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Teachers are very nice, they also give individualized atention to each student.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
every wednsday is the wellcoming drink at the astoria pub, go there and you will meet many people from school
18. Mar. 2003
114. Viola (21 years)  -  Germany
114. Super Intensive (+35h)

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1. Jan. 2003
115. Florian (28 years)  -  Germany
115. General

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18. Sep. 2002
116. Stefan (30 years)  -  Deutschland
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3. Sep. 2002
117. Bärbel (33 years)  -  Deutschland
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