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Reviews of France Langue, Bordeaux, France

Total number of reviews: 58
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France Langue, Bordeaux, France
4.2/5.0 
(58 reviews)
City 4.5/5.0 
Organisation 4.3/5.0 
Facilities 3.6/5.0 
Social activities 3.7/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language 4.4/5.0 
Value for money 4.0/5.0 
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Homestay 4.7/5.0 
Shared Flat 4.6/5.0 
other 4.3/5.0 
Individual Reviews
24. Dec. 2016
1. (68 years)  -  United Kingdom
1. Intensive Programme - 1 week

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Friendliness, small size
6. Dec. 2016
2. (39 years)  - 
2. Combined 30 (20 group+10 individual) - 2 weeks

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4. Oct. 2016
3.  -  Spain
3. Super Intensive Programme - 4 weeks

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20. Sep. 2016
4. (23 years)  -  United States
4. Standard Programme - 8 weeks

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Take a bike ride across the river to the up-and-coming, former industrial area.
20. Sep. 2016
5. (55 years)  -  United States
5. Standard Programme - 2 weeks

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Great teacher. Very accommodating. Changed my class when I complained.
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Don't miss the Sunday farmer's market on the Quay.
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Really enjoyed this experience.
2. Sep. 2016
6. (21 years)  -  United Kingdom
6. Intensive Programme - 1 week

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It was easy to get to and right near the centre of the city
21. Aug. 2016
7. (63 years)  -  United States
7. Super Intensive Programme - 2 weeks

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I liked my afternoon teacher, Laure, she was energetic and motivated to teach.
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Try to take the tours: to the museums, walking tour etc.
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The lessons were monotonous and lacked variety. Oral practice was minimal and the teaching was conventional. The classes were too large (11 - !2 students). The classrooms did not have air conditioning, and Bordeaux was hot in the summer.
7. Jul. 2016
8. Nathaniel (17 years)  -  United States
8. Standard Programme - 2 weeks

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6. Jun. 2016
9. (55 years)  -  United States
9. Standard Programme - 2 weeks

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The teacher was very professional. She was demanding and at the same time she encouraged us to do our best. All this in a relaxed atmosphere that was very appropriate for learning.
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Make sure to bring a dictionary, sometimes the wifi does not reach the top floors.
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I would return in a heartbeat.
28. Mar. 2016
10. (40 years)  - 
10. Standard Programme - 2 weeks

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28. Jul. 2015
11. (71 years)  -  United Kingdom
11. Foundation Programme - 2 weeks

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Pleasant atmosphere, helpful and understanding teachers. My teacher was excellent. I could not have asked for better
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The beautiful beach at Arcachon.
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This course fulfilled my passion for The French language. I learned a lot, thanks to my teachers patience and support. I shall not forget it.
1. Sep. 2014
12. (45 years)  -  Taiwan
12. Foundation Programme - 2 weeks

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the teacher is very helpful and willing to teach with patience.
7. Oct. 2013
13. Kathrin (25 years)  - 
13. Foundation Course - 3 weeks

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11. Sep. 2013
14. (35 years)  -  United States
14. Extra-Intensive Programme - 6 weeks

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The professors. They were well prepared and well qualified.
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It would be good for all prospective students to familiarize themselves with the public transportation options before they arrive in their respective city.
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I was worried that it wasn't going to be legit since I found this website via a google search but I am SO happy with the results and the city that I chose and the language progress that I made.
3. Sep. 2013
15. (28 years)  - 
15. Extra-Intensive Programme - 3 weeks

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Teaching quality and students' diversity.
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Be open.
16. Jul. 2013
16. (21 years)  - 
16. Foundation Course - 2 weeks

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The classes.
25. Sep. 2012
17. (19 years)  - 
17. Bordeaux Wine Course & Standard French Course - 1 week

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Good quality of teaching and learning resources.
8. Aug. 2012
18. (37 years)  - 
18. Intensive 30 - 2 weeks

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Nice, central location in Bordeaux, very nice teachers
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Trip to Dune de Pilat, nach St. Emillion, guided tour and wine tasting in one of the near by vineyards, stroll at the Quai of the Garonne
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Unfortunately, the classes were rather big (10-12 persons), excursions should have been more regularly and more often.
6. Jun. 2012
19. Yung-ming (46 years)  - 
19. Intensive 26 - 2 weeks

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9. Oct. 2011
20. (50 years)  -  United States
20. Combined 24 (20 group + 4 individual) - 1 week

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Location in lovely Bordeaux. Small class size of 12 helped my French speaking skills a lot. Liked the emphasis on speaking.
9. Apr. 2011
21. (31 years)  - 
21. Standard - 4 weeks

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27. Sep. 2010
22. (21 years)  - 
22. Intensive 26 - 3 weeks

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It is worth it.
16. Aug. 2010
23. Michele (31 years)  - 
23. Legal French - 1 week

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7. Jun. 2010
24. Ran (20 years)  - 
24. Standard - 4 weeks

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23. Oct. 2009
25. (33 years)  -  Ireland
25. Intensive 30 - 8 weeks

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Meeting people from all over the world
7. Oct. 2009
26. (33 years)  - 
26. Standard - 2 weeks

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Nice character.
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The school computer cannot read Japanese. I recommend to bring your own computer. you can use Wifi.
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I spend gread time in Bordeaux. I met great friends. the staff was also nice. if you need some help, just ask them.
3. Oct. 2009
27. (27 years)  - 
27. Standard - 2 weeks

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nice location with a nice backyard, friendly and competent teachers and staff
2. Oct. 2009
28. (42 years)  - 
28. Intensive Course - 20 lessons - 2 weeks

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Good teacher
1. Oct. 2009
29.  - 
29. Standard - 10 weeks

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location (sister school ,too.) and I can transfer.
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Please enjoy Bordeaux life!!!
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Bordeaux & Biarritz are very pretty towns.
1. Oct. 2009
30. Angelo (35 years)  - 
30. Standard - 3 weeks

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7. Aug. 2009
31. (35 years)  -  Norway
31. Combined 26 - 3 weeks

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Lots of people there. Very social.
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Buying a cheap bottle of wine and drinking it down at the riverside at night time with good friends.
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Used it last year, and it works like a charm every time!
30. Jun. 2009
32. (56 years)  -  France
32. Standard - 4 weeks

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Would have preferred more converstaion/comprehension with native French speakers.
14. Nov. 2008
33. Rafael (33 years)  - 
33. Intensive 26 - 2 weeks

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18. Jun. 2008
34. (21 years)  -  Ireland
34. Intensive 26 - 3 weeks

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close to all amenities
12. Sep. 2007
35. (23 years)  - 
35. Standard - 2 weeks

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professor was very strict, and students are coming from all over the world. we have to talk in french, that's why we can progress our skill for french easily.
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most of people said not to choose homestay. residence is better to stay.
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the fee isn't cheap, but the quality is very high,and they have many activity, every day. I recommend everyone to go there.
6. Sep. 2007
36. (28 years)  - 
36. Standard - 3 weeks

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the wine
29. Aug. 2007
37. (40 years)  -  Germany
37. Standard - 2 weeks

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I recommend staying with a family, I heard only good comments from other students staying with families.
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Before signing up for one of their outings check how long you'll get at the destination. Often cheaper to organise a trip yourself & you get more time at the destination.
22. Aug. 2007
38. (24 years)  - 
38. French, Culture and Gastronomy - 3 weeks

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You may take afternoon class for improving your french.
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Activity was very nice and the school was very nice!
22. Aug. 2007
39. (20 years)  - 
39. Standard - 3 weeks

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Carpe diem! Live all moments as they are the last.
4. Jul. 2007
40. (42 years)  -  United States
40. Combined (Standard + Private lessons) - 2 weeks

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Take advantage of the afternoon outings.
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The staff at the office was most helpful with non-academic matters (where to eat, what to do on holidays, etc.). That, combined with the excellent teachers, made for a great experience.
26. Oct. 2006
41. (41 years)  - 
41. French for Business - 2 weeks

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The contact with other students from different countries
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Visit the city and the ocean!
25. Sep. 2006
42. Alberto (22 years)  - 
42. Intensive - 2 weeks

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21. Jun. 2006
43. (52 years)  - 
43. Combined (standard+private lessons) - 2 weeks

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Teacher and employees were very nice.
1. Jun. 2006
44. (43 years)  - 
44. Combination course - 1 week

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the classroom was too small. If the flight back home is on a Sunday evening you have no possibility to store your suitcase at the Appartvalley Residence (the reception is closed from 12.00 to 17.00 o´clock!) or in school (is closed saturday and sunday)
25. Apr. 2006
45. Susana (36 years)  - 
45. Standard - 3 weeks

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19. Dec. 2005
46.  - 
46. Standard - 2 weeks

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nice, friendly
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do eveything what you can do in Bordeaux, it's realy nice and you learn a lot!
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Nice and warm persons
13. Sep. 2005
47.  - 
47. General Course

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the wine at the wine course ;-)
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stay at a hotel in the centre
18. Aug. 2005
48. Bernhard (63 years)  - 
48. General Course

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be careful to be in the right class controlling the level by yourself.
1. Nov. 2004
49. (38 years)  - 
49. General Course

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My teacher was very good, i learned to speak in french!
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I've been there just one week but it's more helpful to stay at least three weeks.
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The schcool is within the city. They offer many Activities.
23. Sep. 2004
50. Anonymous  - 
50. One-to-One

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