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Reviews of Ecole Klesse, Montpellier, France

Total number of reviews: 97
NOTE: All reviews are authentic. Only students who booked their course through us can publish evaluations here, and only after the end of their programme. These evaluations then are not manipulated in any way, neither by us nor by the school, and can be trusted as honest opinions about personal experiences with the school.

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Ecole Klesse, Montpellier, France
4.1/5.0 
(97 reviews)
City 4.5/5.0 
Organisation 4.1/5.0 
Facilities 3.4/5.0 
Social activities 3.5/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language 4.3/5.0 
Value for money 3.9/5.0 
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Individual Reviews
13. Sep. 2016
1. (18 years)  -  Belgium
1. Standard Course - 2 weeks

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8. Sep. 2016
2. (34 years)  -  Spain
2. Standard Course (20) - 2 weeks

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Some accommodations are far from school (not all)
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Great teachers and management. The building is in the centre but is old/not very well maintained.
8. Aug. 2016
3. (35 years)  -  Ecuador
3. Standard Course - 2 weeks

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Meeting people from a lot of countries
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Classes and teachers change each week. Sometimes classes are repeated and copies of the books are not enough. No multimedia, online exercises or tools that make it easier to understand French.
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They need to improve a lot.
2. Aug. 2016
4. (57 years)  -  United Kingdom
4. Intensive - 4 weeks

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Small groups, excellent teaching, friendly atmosphere
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Good location, right in the centre.
25. Apr. 2016
5. (22 years)  -  United Kingdom
5. Intensive - 2 weeks

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Small, intimate and friendly atmosphere
21. Mar. 2016
6. (40 years)  -  Ukraine
6. DELF/DALF Preparation - 3 weeks

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Convenient downtown location. Cozy and private atmosphere in the school. Very friendly attitude from teachers and administration.
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Many thanks to professors Anne-Marie and Venussia, administrator Cornelia, and director Cristophe for their high professionalism and understanding of student needs and problems.
9. Nov. 2015
7. (57 years)  -  United States
7. Standard Course - 2 weeks

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The students should come prepared with a basic knowledge of French.
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The teachers and secretary had that special personalized touch. They treated us with respect and friendship.
9. Nov. 2015
8. (46 years)  -  United Kingdom
8. Standard Course - 2 weeks

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The staff were very friendly.
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The school caters to small class sizes in autumn/winter
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I would definitely consider going back to Klesse/Montpellier.
26. Oct. 2015
9. (15 years)  -  United States
9. Intensive - 1 week

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Teacher and small class sizes.
25. Oct. 2015
10. (29 years)  -  United States
10. Intensive - 2 weeks

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Christian is an excellent teacher!
14. Sep. 2015
11. (28 years)  -  Brazil
11. Intensive - 4 weeks

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25. Aug. 2015
12. (19 years)  -  Australia
12. Intensive - 7 weeks

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28. Jul. 2015
13. (45 years)  -  Angola
13. Intensive - 8 weeks

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-Excellent teacher -Programme covered grammar, vocabulary and real life situations - Right class size (less than 8 students)
14. Jul. 2015
14. (68 years)  -  Australia
14. Standard Course - 1 week

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Very friendly and helpful. Dedicated teachers.
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I wasn't there long enough and would go back given the opportunity. Both teachers I had were incredibly helpful and really I learned more than I thought I would!
29. Jun. 2015
15. (57 years)  -  Ghana
15. Combined Course (20 Group + 6 Individual) - 6 weeks

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The teacher and admin staff and the location in the city centre of Montpellier.
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Social events organized by the school
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The school is terrific. Before I couldn't speak French. I am now confident that I can speak French fluently. It is a matter of improving my vocabulary.
2. Jun. 2015
16. Jess  -  Philippines
16. Standard Course - 2 weeks

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I think the school may be too small to support the idea of starting at various levels on a given Monday. They seem to try to compensate by having students of different levels of experience and presenting the material in an unstructured manner. Personally, I don't think it works as well as being in a more structured program at the appropriate level.
6. Apr. 2015
17. Elyse (31 years)  -  United States
17. Standard 20 - 1 week

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16. Mar. 2015
18. (49 years)  - 
18. Standard Course - 2 weeks

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6. Oct. 2014
19. (46 years)  - 
19. Intensive - 2 weeks

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The teachers know their job.
9. Sep. 2014
20. (16 years)  - 
20. Standard Course - 2 weeks

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+ Great location right in the center + Super organization + All were very friendly
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+ Crêpe afternoon organized by the school + Go to the beach
3. Sep. 2014
21. (64 years)  - 
21. Combined course (20 Group + 6 one-to-one) - 1 week

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Flexibility of the teachers regarding my personal expectations
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As for some other schools in France and Spain, modern ways of teaching should be applied to their courses (games for example)
12. Aug. 2014
22. (61 years)  - 
22. Standard Course - 2 weeks

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11. Aug. 2014
23. (66 years)  - 
23. Standard Course - 2 weeks

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1. Aug. 2014
24. (17 years)  - 
24. Intensive - 2 weeks

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7. Jul. 2014
25. (33 years)  -  United States
25. Standard Course - 1 week

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location, city
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This is not a course for beginners. I was in a class with others who had taken many courses, and the instructor spoke very rapidly in French, very frustrating to me as a beginner.
7. Jul. 2014
26. (17 years)  - 
26. Standard Plus - General French and DELF/DALF - 4 weeks

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Individual approach, the work of teachers in all aspects of language learning.
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If you want to improve the level of language, it is worth to come for no less than 2 weeks, and it is even better for a month or more, especially when the programme is so interesting.
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Convenient location, wi-fi, coffee machine - in general all the facilities :)
3. Jun. 2014
27. (22 years)  -  United Kingdom
27. Standard Course - 1 week

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All the staff were so friendly and helpful!
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Thanks so much for a great stay!
8. Apr. 2014
28. (42 years)  -  Belgium
28. Combined course (20 Group + 6 one-to-one) - 3 weeks

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Small groups, methodologically very strong teachers
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Social events in Montpellier are organised through www.oculture.eu. Very nice trips and cultural events.
24. Feb. 2014
29. (28 years)  - 
29. Intensive - 2 weeks

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The teacher attended the students' proposals very personally. Special topics and vocabulary (for example, work related) was revised as well.
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Only the first impression of the school is a little daunting. The entrance is pretty dirty and it strongly smells like urine.
6. Jun. 2013
30. Isabell (32 years)  - 
30. Standard Course - 14 weeks

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4. Jun. 2013
31. (19 years)  -  Switzerland
31. Standard Plus - General French and DELF/DALF - 10 weeks

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The teachers and the course content.
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It is, in my opinion, the best language school in Montpellier.
3. Jun. 2013
32. (23 years)  -  Italy
32. Standard Plus - General French and DELF/DALF - 3 weeks

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I spoke a lot in French.
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I was hoping to prepare C1 exam more thoroughly and to find more people from different countries.
22. Oct. 2012
33. (19 years)  - 
33. Intensive - 4 weeks

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Small classes and the individual care.
12. Sep. 2012
34. (26 years)  -  Ukraine
34. Standard Course - 2 weeks

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The Teacher and the organization of the classes.
29. Aug. 2012
35. (34 years)  - 
35. Standard Course - 3 weeks

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Friendly staff and teachers, small number of students for each class, the building is located in the centre of Montpellier. There is a calendar of interesting activities after the school.
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It's a familiar school without many and many students, but most of them are from Switzerland. The twoo student residences are nearer the school than the guest families. It's easy to go to the sea with a tram, 30 minutes only. During the month of August, every Friday evening there is the Festival of wine!
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Thanks Odile! Thanks Christian!
28. May. 2012
36. (62 years)  - 
36. Standard Plus - General French and DELF/DALF - 2 weeks

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useful evaluation test courses during bank holidays made up for small groups
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It was fine for me...if I come again, it would be for a longer stay and i would like to use a book everyday.
3. May. 2012
37. (53 years)  -  Spain
37. Standard Course - 3 weeks

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professionalism
25. Dec. 2011
38. (40 years)  -  Germany
38. Standard Course - 2 weeks

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The teacher and the secretaries were very friendly and always helpful. Great teacher.
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The classrooms were tiny.
12. Dec. 2011
39. (27 years)  - 
39. Standard Course - 3 weeks

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Very nice and good teachers, small groups.
26. Oct. 2011
40. (24 years)  -  Spain
40. Standard Course - 3 weeks

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Ask if the acomodation is in the center, if the house is far, more than 10 minutes, don't go there.
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The handouts aren't appropriate and they don't give you a book.
1. May. 2011
41. (63 years)  -  United States
41. Intensive - 2 weeks

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My host family was the best part of the experience. The school had very small classes, which was what I was after.
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I questioned my original host family placement with a single woman, requesting a family. I'm 63, ended up with a couple in their 60s, a dog and one other student, and was very happy there. The school was very accommodating in being open to changes and helping me out, also very patient.
14. Sep. 2010
42. Laura (23 years)  - 
42. Intensive - 1 week

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8. Sep. 2010
43. (38 years)  -  Greece
43. Standard Course - 3 weeks

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The teachers were very qualified.
25. Aug. 2010
44. Hiroshi (44 years)  - 
44. Standard Course - 3 weeks

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30. Jul. 2010
45. (18 years)  -  Hungary
45. Intensive - 2 weeks

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The building and classrooms
2. May. 2010
46. (37 years)  - 
46. Combined course (20 Group + 6 one-to-one) - 2 weeks

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Good teaching method,competent teachers. They really knew how to tailor the class according to the needs of each student.
17. Mar. 2010
47. (20 years)  - 
47. Intensive - 4 weeks

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small classes, teacher quality, good learning atmosphere
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Montpellier: really a beautiful city, but quite expensive!! Count that into your calculations! rnAccomodation: If you really want to speak French 24/7 it is absolutely best to live with a local family!! Living with other students often leads to speaking English or other languages.
22. Dec. 2009
48. (32 years)  - 
48. Standard Course - 8 weeks

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Good professors, friendly atmosphere
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Klesse is a very good school
20. Oct. 2009
49. (23 years)  - 
49. Standard Course - 3 weeks

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I recommend going to all tours organized by the school, since the guide is excellent for cultural wisdom and sympathy.
9. Oct. 2009
50. (23 years)  - 
50. University Preparation - 4 weeks

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