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Reviews of LSF, Montpellier, France

Total number of reviews: 109
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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LSF, Montpellier, France
4.4/5.0 
(109 reviews)
City 4.5/5.0 
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Facilities 3.8/5.0 
Social activities 4.2/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language 4.5/5.0 
Value for money 4.2/5.0 
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Shared Flat 4.1/5.0 
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Individual Reviews
15. Aug. 2016
1. (25 years)  - 
1. Standard Course (20) - 1 week

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10. Aug. 2016
2. (32 years)  -  Greece
2. Intensive Group (Standard 20+10) - 3 weeks

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30. Jul. 2016
3. (17 years)  -  Philippines
3. Combination 20+5 (20 Group + 5 Individual) - 2 weeks

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26. Jul. 2016
4. (33 years)  -  United States
4. Standard Course (20) - 1 week

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It's big enough that you don't end up in classes that are too hard or too easy. The lessons were thoughtful, the teacher was lively and engaging. We had real discussions in French.
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The day trips are great - sign up for the less expensive ones in town early!
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They do an excellent job with host families. They give you a photo of the room and the person and describe their space and personality. I've had ones where it was clear it was just for the money. Everyone I talked to had a really positive experience - lots of good language practice and very nice places to stay.
25. Jul. 2016
5. (76 years)  -  Norway
5. Standard Course (20) - 2 weeks

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Very good teacher, not boring (!) very capable at including all the members in the group. Very professional and skilled teaching.
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Walk ,stroll slowly in the older part of Montpellier. Very charming and beautiful, much to discover.
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I loved my experience with four members (three generations) of our family each in different courses at LSF. Friendly and welcoming staff. Thank you so much!
25. Jul. 2016
6. (43 years)  - 
6. Intensive Group (Standard 20+6) - 12 weeks

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The tuition is far from excellence. The reason I say this is that it is not uncommon to find students of different levels in the same class ... I guess it's one of the problems of private schools.
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For a Spaniard with an average salary, studying at lsf is expensive. On the other hand, even if you are in Montpellier, if you want to rent a studio through the school, they do not let you see it in advance, you just pay directly. Focused on business, but they work well thanks to the young students and the good atmosphere among teachers. It is a better option for those without money restrictions. If you decide to book lsf, I recommend you to find your own accommodation (eg. RBnb) and visit the apartment beforehand.
25. Jul. 2016
7. (50 years)  -  Norway
7. Standard Course (20) - 2 weeks

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Very good location. Teachers and all staff are so friendly and helpful. The teachers encourage the students to talk French even if it's difficult.
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The students should try most of the activities arranged by the school.
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To live with a "famille d'accueil" contributes a lot in learning the language.
25. Jul. 2016
8. (50 years)  -  Norway
8. Standard Course (20) - 2 weeks

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Canyoning as afternoon activity
24. Jul. 2016
9. (16 years)  - 
9. Standard Course (20) - 2 weeks

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27. Jun. 2016
10. (18 years)  -  South Africa
10. Standard Course (20) - 15 weeks

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Meeting other students and teachers; getting to know them
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Jump in
4. Apr. 2016
11. (33 years)  - 
11. Standard Course (20) - 3 weeks

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The teacher. The class programme. The extra activities.
28. Mar. 2016
12. (23 years)  -  Japan
12. Intensive Group (Standard 20+10) - 7 weeks

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The staff members are kind.
18. Jan. 2016
13. (47 years)  -  Japan
13. Intensive Group 20+10 - 1 week

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The staff and teachers are nice and take good care of the students.
7. Dec. 2015
14. (35 years)  -  Poland
14. Intensive Group (Standard 20+6) - 1 week

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Mixing with the locals
19. Nov. 2015
15. Felicity (24 years)  -  Australia
15. Intensive Group (Standard 20+6) + French and Cooking - 1 week

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5. Oct. 2015
16. (40 years)  -  Turkey
16. Standard Course (20) - 2 weeks

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Being evaluated at the end of each week and see how I had progressed on a weekly basis. Being exposed to an international environment and communicating with different students from all walks of life. Our teacher Xavier was very professional, and paid attention to everybody to increase participation.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Not all classes take place in the rue Foch. Don't be late on first Monday, otherwise you may need to find the Impasse Barnabé location on your own.
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Very professional, I recommend it in every way.
2. Oct. 2015
17. (75 years)  -  United States
17. Standard Course (20) - 2 weeks

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I liked the way the teachers this time encouraged more conversation in the class.
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It is always nice to come back to study there. The extracurricular activities were very good. Loved the trip to Sete.
1. Oct. 2015
18.  -  United States
18. Standard Course (20) - 2 weeks

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The attentive staff. They are always available.
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Book early because accommodations fill up fast.
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Best school of 3 schools I have attended in Montpellier. The new facilities are very nice.
28. Sep. 2015
19.  -  Germany
19. Combination 20+10 (20 Group + 10 Individual) - 2 weeks

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Staff; organization; teaching quality
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They are a small school and do not have all the hi-tech facilities of other places where I have studied. However, the course quality was excellent and I would certainly consider returning.
22. Sep. 2015
20. (21 years)  - 
20. Intensive Group (Standard 20+10) - 4 weeks

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Since you can study in an appropriate class of your level, you can focus on your weakness and improve your strength. It made me really motivated.
15. Sep. 2015
21. (23 years)  -  Belgium
21. Intensive Group (Standard 20+10) - 2 weeks

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It is a nice experience if you are open minded and are eager to meet some new people!
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Good organization, amusing classes.
5. Sep. 2015
22. Philipp (30 years)  -  Germany
22. Standard Course (20) - 2 weeks

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1. Sep. 2015
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23. Intensive Group (Standard 20+6) - 3 weeks

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The ability to offer to the students many opportunities to socialize and make new friends
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
LSF courses are divided in four different levels and there are no language tests to determine your level, except the online one before your leaving
21. Aug. 2015
24. Madeleine (34 years)  - 
24. Intensive Group (Standard 20+10) - 4 weeks

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19. Aug. 2015
25. (26 years)  -  Spain
25. Intensive Group (Standard 20+10) - 2 weeks

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The variety of activities as method of teaching
17. Aug. 2015
26. (24 years)  - 
26. Intensive Group (Standard 20+10) - 1 week

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The teaching method. It was very lively and not boring.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
It is necessary to take a course for at least 2 weeks.
17. Aug. 2015
27. Yamina (15 years)  -  Australia
27. Intensive Group (Standard 20+6) - 4 weeks

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11. Aug. 2015
28. (35 years)  -  Korea, South
28. Standard Course (20) - 4 weeks

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Teaching but it varied depending on the teacher.
1. Aug. 2015
29. (53 years)  - 
29. Intensive Group (Standard 20+10) - 1 week

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28. Jul. 2015
30. (50 years)  - 
30. Standard Course (20) - 8 weeks

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Everyone is very dedicated. I think the quality of teachers is great.
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If you don't speak English, it's difficult to follow a lesson. The course is ideal for someone who can understands the basic English conversation at least.
6. May. 2015
31. (36 years)  - 
31. Gruppenkurs - 1 week

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

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

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29. Dec. 2014
34. (19 years)  -  Australia
34. Intensive Group (Standard 20+6) - 2 weeks

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Most other students were younger than 25 and all shared the same love for travel and language learning and French culture as me
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Go to the Australian bar and day trips to Carcassone and Nîmes
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Great school
12. Sep. 2014
35. (26 years)  -  Netherlands
35. Standard Course (20) - 2 weeks

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The teachers are very enthusiastic, professional and young.
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You can rent french books and dvds from the school for a week; very recent publications
3. Sep. 2014
36. (20 years)  - 
36. 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
37. (26 years)  - 
37. Intensive Group (Standard 20+6) - 1 week

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12. Aug. 2014
38. (20 years)  - 
38. 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
39. Justyna (19 years)  - 
39. Intensive Group (Standard 20+10) - 6 weeks

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1. Jul. 2014
40. (25 years)  - 
40. Standard Course (20) - 2 weeks

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Friendly school staff. Excellent location.
23. Jun. 2014
41. (52 years)  - 
41. Standard Course (20) - 1 week

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

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16. May. 2014
43. (57 years)  -  Canada
43. 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.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
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
44. (37 years)  - 
44. 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
45. Alba (30 years)  -  Spain
45. Intensive Group (Standard 20+6) - 1 week

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13. Oct. 2013
46. (45 years)  -  New Zealand
46. Intensive Group (Standard 20+6) - 2 weeks

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quality of teaching, well organised, social activities
13. Sep. 2013
47. (51 years)  -  Croatia
47. 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
48. (16 years)  -  Poland
48. Intensive Group (Standard 20+10) - 2 weeks

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I really liked the atmosphere.
4. Sep. 2013
49. (34 years)  - 
49. DELF Exam Preparation - 4 weeks

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TEACHERS.
2. Sep. 2013
50. (17 years)  -  Poland
50. Intensive Group (Standard 20+10) - 2 weeks

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