Reviews of LSF, Montpellier, France

Total No. of Reviews: 86
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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LSF, Montpellier, France
4.3/5.0 
(86 reviews)
City 4.5/5.0 
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Facilities 3.7/5.0 
Social activities 4.1/5.0 
Course Quality / Progress in language 4.5/5.0 
Value for money 4.1/5.0 
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Individual Reviews
21. Aug. 2015
1. Madeleine (34 years)  - 
1. Intensive Group (Standard 20+10) - 4 weeks

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19. Aug. 2015
2. (26 years)  -  Spain
2. Intensive Group (Standard 20+10) - 2 weeks

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17. Aug. 2015
3. (24 years)  - 
3. Intensive Group (Standard 20+10) - 1 week

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17. Aug. 2015
4. Yamina (15 years)  -  Australia
4. Intensive Group (Standard 20+6) - 4 weeks

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11. Aug. 2015
5. (35 years)  -  Korea, South
5. Standard Course (20) - 4 weeks

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1. Aug. 2015
6. (53 years)  - 
6. Intensive Group (Standard 20+10) - 1 week

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28. Jul. 2015
7. (50 years)  - 
7. Standard Course (20) - 8 weeks

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6. May. 2015
8. (36 years)  - 
8. Gruppenkurs - 1 week

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Die netten Lehrer
4. May. 2015
9. Eunsol (18 years)  -  United States
9. Intensive Group (Standard 20+6) - 4 weeks

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14. Apr. 2015
10. David (37 years)  - 
10. Standard Course (20) - 5 weeks

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29. Dec. 2014
11. (19 years)  -  Australia
11. Intensive Group (Standard 20+6) - 2 weeks

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12. Sep. 2014
12. (26 years)  -  Netherlands
12. Standard Course (20) - 2 weeks

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The teachers are very enthusiastic, professional and young.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
You can rent french books and dvds from the school for a week; very recent publications
3. Sep. 2014
13. (20 years)  - 
13. Intensive Group (Standard 20+6) - 3 weeks

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Everything is well planned.
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There are too many Spaniards
25. Aug. 2014
14. (26 years)  - 
14. Intensive Group (Standard 20+6) - 1 week

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12. Aug. 2014
15. (20 years)  - 
15. Standard Course (20) - 4 weeks

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The lessons were not boring and the teachers were really nice. You could make interesting acquaintances.
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There is only one short break at the beginning and that is the only good way to get to know new people, so go and approach the people.
26. Jul. 2014
16. Justyna (19 years)  - 
16. Intensive Group (Standard 20+10) - 6 weeks

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1. Jul. 2014
17. (25 years)  - 
17. Standard Course (20) - 2 weeks

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Friendly school staff. Excellent location.
23. Jun. 2014
18. (52 years)  - 
18. Standard Course (20) - 1 week

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small group; very good teacher
11. Jun. 2014
19. Ziggy (56 years)  - 
19. Standard Course (20) - 13 weeks

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16. May. 2014
20. (57 years)  -  Canada
20. Intensive Group (Standard 20+10) - 4 weeks

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The staff was very good; committed, competent and always ready to assist the students. I really liked that there were evaluations at the end of each week. It gave me more confidence in my level of language acquisition.
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The excursion to St.Guilhem-le-Désert was great.
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It was also good to remain with the same teacher for more than one week.
25. Dec. 2013
21. (37 years)  - 
21. Standard Course (20) - 2 weeks

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The teacher is competent. I was very happy with the accommodation (host family). There was a wide range of leisure activities, the tutor was very friendly and communicative and joint us for some of the activities.
18. Nov. 2013
22. Alba (30 years)  -  Spain
22. Intensive Group (Standard 20+6) - 1 week

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13. Oct. 2013
23. (45 years)  -  New Zealand
23. Intensive Group (Standard 20+6) - 2 weeks

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quality of teaching, well organised, social activities
13. Sep. 2013
24. (51 years)  -  Croatia
24. Standard Course (20) - 2 weeks

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Location. Excellent and professionally guided tour of the city by Maria the first school day. Helpful staff.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Visit to Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert!
Other comments
Changing of the teacher and location of the class Mondays is not a good solution.
5. Sep. 2013
25. (16 years)  -  Poland
25. Intensive Group (Standard 20+10) - 2 weeks

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I really liked the atmosphere.
4. Sep. 2013
26. (34 years)  - 
26. DELF Exam Preparation - 4 weeks

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TEACHERS.
2. Sep. 2013
27. (17 years)  -  Poland
27. Intensive Group (Standard 20+10) - 2 weeks

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teaching methodology
6. Aug. 2013
28. Fernando (20 years)  - 
28. Intensive Group (Standard 20+6) - 3 weeks

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31. Jul. 2013
29. Daria (16 years)  -  Russian Federation
29. Montpellier Summer Vacation (ages 11-16) - 3 weeks

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10. Jul. 2013
30. (42 years)  - 
30. Standard Course (20) - 3 weeks

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What I enjoyed most was my teacher and the school location.
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A reminder with student's errors at the end of the lesson would be great.
Other comments
I miss you.
9. Jul. 2013
31. (57 years)  -  Sweden
31. Intensive Group (Standard 20+6) - 2 weeks

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Friendly and helpful staff. I especially enjoyed my week in Elisa's group.
28. May. 2013
32. (61 years)  - 
32. Standard Course (20) - 2 weeks

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The location and availability of outdoor space within it.
4. Apr. 2013
33. (54 years)  -  Belgium
33. Intensive Group 20 + 10 - 1 week

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The atmosphere, the sunny terrace and very good teachers. My favorite is Hinda!
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All staff-members are very nice, friendly, welcoming. The testing on Monday morning is very well organized, like everything else.
12. Mar. 2013
34. (44 years)  - 
34. Standard Course - 1 week

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organization and attention to students
17. Feb. 2013
35. (22 years)  -  Russian Federation
35. Standard Course - 2 weeks

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Very friendly team and teachers. Incredible atmosphere. High quality of education, creative approach to the learning process (my progress unexpectedly was very high). Excellent opportunities for communication. Different and interesting activity. I have the most pleasant memories about this school.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Take coffee in "Green Coffee" on Place Édouard Adam. Get out to the sea by free Hérault buses. Walk a lot. Really a lot. Go to bars on Friday nights. Don't forget to buy food on Friday - because on the weekends all shops and markets are closed. But there are different programs in museums on those days.
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It is rather cheap school and it's so comfortable and fun to learn in it.
12. Feb. 2013
36. (17 years)  - 
36. Standard Course - 2 weeks

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My class and my teacher :)
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Australia bars on Mondays :P
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It was a great time!
1. Oct. 2012
37. Kai (39 years)  - 
37. Intensive Plus (20 group+6 individual) - 3 weeks

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27. Aug. 2012
38. (25 years)  -  Russian Federation
38. Standard Course - 3 weeks

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I lived in a wonderful family, the course was also good.The city is very beautiful.
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All was very well, except for the buses and for me it was a surprise that in the summer nothing works. I dance, and in three weeks I lost some form.
27. Aug. 2012
39. (48 years)  -  France
39. Intensive Group 10 - 2 weeks

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As someone who teaches (astronomy and physics), I thought the teaching was outstanding. Both Severine and Emmanuel where excellent. Emmanuel went a bit fast, but his enthusiasm was great.
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Not really.
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I have only two complaints. One was that the building I was in the morning classes of the first week was under remodeling and a disaster area. I was happy this was dealt with the next week. And I also wish there was more power for the professers to move people in and out of class. For the 2 week, my morning class was outstanding. The afternoon class had some students that were not interested in learning. It was a shame.
20. Aug. 2012
40. (42 years)  - 
40. Standard Course - 2 weeks

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Classes, project work, no didactic teaching, group work, latest methods
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Some excursions
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The assessment into levels is problematic
22. Jul. 2012
41. (17 years)  -  Australia
41. Intensive Group - 2 weeks

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All of the teachers were enthusiastic, helpful and the activities were all fun and helped improve my French.
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the course is excellent and it is well organised, students are placed with others of a similar level
17. Jul. 2012
42. (49 years)  -  Australia
42. Intensive Group - 2 weeks

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School is a good size and in an excellent location within the Montpellier historical centre. Teachers very friendly and approachable. Excursions organised for students to discover the area.
9. Jul. 2012
43. (33 years)  - 
43. Intensive Group 10 - 2 weeks

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Terrace to stay during the breaks, committed teachers, family atmosphere
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Fete de la musique (21.06.)
4. Jun. 2012
44. (32 years)  - 
44. Intensive Group - 2 weeks

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Intensive course, the teachers are very engaged, emphasis on conversation, students are encouraged to speak.
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Trips: e.g. to Nîmes, the beach Residential accommodation: don't forget to bring a network cable Negative Montpellier: high level of unemployment and its consequences
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Negative: outside the classroom, the students don't speak French with each other; big percentage of Swiss students who distanced themselves from other students.
28. Apr. 2012
45. (53 years)  - 
45. Intensive Group - 2 weeks

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The teaching facilities were moved during the second week. I did not like that. The conflict resolution with the management of the school on the other hand was positive. So, one bad remark and one praise.
6. Feb. 2012
46. (23 years)  - 
46. Intensive Group - 3 weeks

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Very motivated teachers
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Nîmes ... a beautiful city! Everybody should have seen it once.
26. Sep. 2011
47. (60 years)  -  United States
47. Intensive Group - 3 weeks

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Very friendly and welcoming. Activities were well planned and inclusive. Teachers very professional.
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The weather at the end of August was very hot.
7. Sep. 2011
48. Marina (17 years)  - 
48. Summer Special 2011 - 2 weeks

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31. Aug. 2011
49. (13 years)  -  Netherlands
49. Montpellier Summer Vacation (11-17) - 7 weeks

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The social activities
30. Aug. 2011
50. (18 years)  -  Spain
50. Standard Course - 2 weeks

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I met many people from other countries.
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In order to eat I had to go to the restaurant and food was pretty much always the same. You can only choose between a main dish and a dessert or main dish and a drink. The pancake shop was nice but they only had pancakes. The other restaurant which was listed was annualy close, they could have adviced another one. It embarrased me. The residence service should always be opened.

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