Reviews of Lyon Bleu International, Lyon, France

Total No. of Reviews: 86
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Lyon Bleu International, Lyon, France
4.2/5.0 
(86 reviews)
City 4.7/5.0 
Organisation 4.4/5.0 
Facilities 3.8/5.0 
Social activities 3.7/5.0 
Course Quality / Progress in language 4.5/5.0 
Value for money 4.2/5.0 
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Shared flat (apartment) 4.0/5.0 
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Individual Reviews
10. Mar. 2014
1. (23 years)  - 
1. Intensive French Course - 4 weeks

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2. Oct. 2013
2. (47 years)  - 
2. Semi-Intensive Course - 3 weeks

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The teachers. They worked hard with a group which was not a good group.
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I do not understand how it is posible that you close one week during august
13. Aug. 2013
3. (49 years)  -  United Kingdom
3. French & Cuisine - 1 week

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Friendliness and relaxed atmosphere
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The cookery course could have been better organised at the school, and more courses/cooking added.
1. Aug. 2013
4. (37 years)  - 
4. Intensive French Course - 2 weeks

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the structure and the teachers' availability
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it is an unforgettable experience
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none, everything positive
1. Jul. 2013
5. (20 years)  -  Spain
5. Semi-Intensive Course - 3 weeks

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The teachers are very professionnal.
27. May. 2013
6. (35 years)  -  Singapore
6. Intensive French Course - 4 weeks

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There are many classes, so students in the same class are at the same level. On the contrary, other schools with just 3 levels mix advance and beginner students.
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Join the activities right from the first day. Don't wait.
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That everyone is encouraged to speak French and most people do that. Not the case everywhere.
18. Mar. 2013
7. Sabine (42 years)  - 
7. Intensive French Course - 1 week

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12. Feb. 2013
8. (45 years)  - 
8. Combined Semi-Intensive Course 2 (15 Group + 10 individual) - 1 week

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The teachers were very knowledgeable. I benefited greatly.
24. Dec. 2012
9. (28 years)  -  Hong Kong
9. Combined Intensive Course 1 (25 group + 5 individual) - 2 weeks

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One on one class
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just enjoy the city
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1) I don't really like the group classes due to other students attitude (late for class and lying on the table during classes) 2) I didn't appreciate my stay with the family in Lyon: they were more interested in practising English with me, the heater didn't work in my room and there were several times I got very poor breakfast with only a few small slices of bread.
5. Dec. 2012
10. Maria Del Pilar (46 years)  - 
10. Semi-Intensive Course - 1 week

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9. Oct. 2012
11. (52 years)  - 
11. Intensive French Course - 2 weeks

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very good teachers, interesting and stimulating method
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the choice of films for the cinema workshop (the artist) was a bit disappointing
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I would have liked to continue the course
1. Oct. 2012
12. (61 years)  - 
12. Intensive French Course - 1 week

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Very friendly and helpful.
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A great atmosphere and dedicated staff.
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A very good learning experience.
27. Aug. 2012
13. (23 years)  -  Poland
13. Semi Intensive Course - 3 weeks

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My teacher Nathalie, who was always prepared, smiley and helpful.
20. Aug. 2012
14. (20 years)  -  Spain
14. Intensive French Course - 3 weeks

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The teachers.
16. Jul. 2012
15. (49 years)  -  United States
15. Intensive French Course - 3 weeks

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That it was in Lyon.
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I did not participate in the social activities. If it is your first time in Lyon, you may want to
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The one and only break comes after 2 hours and 15 min. That is a long time to go without a break. Because the way the classes are set up, everyone must take their break at the same time. So teachers cannot take advantage of natural breaks in the teaching process. Additionally, the material for beginners is photocopied handouts and often, the copies are of poor quality.
9. Jul. 2012
16. (24 years)  - 
16. Semi Intensive Course - 1 week

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The advanced class was very good.
1. Apr. 2012
17. (27 years)  -  Canada
17. Semi Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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I enjoyed the people that I have met through the school.
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I believe that going 3 hours through classes without a break is pushing the human mind too far, as proved through numerous studies by universities througout the world. After 45 minutes the mind and body needs a quick break. This is why universities, at least in North America, have instigated 5 - 10 minutes break per hour. Again, proven through McMaster University in Hamilton Canada many years ago. Students perform much better when given these quick breaks.
5. Mar. 2012
18. (40 years)  -  Netherlands
18. Intensive French Course - 2 weeks

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creative teachers, full of energy, personal approach
5. Mar. 2012
19. (55 years)  -  Italy
19. Complete beginner programme (10 group+15 individual) - 2 weeks

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Not anything in particular but I liked the professional approch the teachers have.
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No.
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I did not get what I hoped but that is not because of the schole but because of the old man there is trying to learn France.
20. Feb. 2012
20. Machiko (36 years)  - 
20. Intensive French Course - 2 weeks

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20. Feb. 2012
21. Kim (24 years)  -  Czech Republic
21. Intensive French Course - 2 weeks

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28. Nov. 2011
22. (27 years)  -  Spain
22. Semi Intensive Course - 3 weeks

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7. Nov. 2011
23. (39 years)  -  United Kingdom
23. Semi Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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Their friendliness and the activities they organised outside the school. The clases were really good too!
9. Oct. 2011
24. (46 years)  - 
24. French & Cuisine - 2 weeks

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The quality of teachers and good atmosphere.
31. Aug. 2011
25. Elia (27 years)  - 
25. Combined Intensive Course 1 (25 group + 5 individual) - 4 weeks

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29. Aug. 2011
26. Mª ángeles (44 years)  -  Spain
26. Semi Intensive Course - 3 weeks

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I think it's very important that the course information is in the source language. If it comes in the language you study, how are we supposed to understand? The school contacted me in French and English. Since I was going to study a basic level, should have worked a little more. Thank you.
9. Aug. 2011
27. (24 years)  -  Belgium
27. Intensive French Course - 4 weeks

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The way of teaching was very good! I recommend this school to everyone!!
8. Aug. 2011
28. (22 years)  -  Belgium
28. Intensive French Course - 4 weeks

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the friendly atmosphere, and social interaction with the other students
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Try speaking french all the time, even if it's easier to speak English, that's the only way to learn the language, and don't be afraid to make mistakes.
6. Jul. 2011
29. (23 years)  -  Sweden
29. Intensive French Course - 3 weeks

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The teachers and the staff and the social activities.
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I really liked studying French at Lyon Bleu and I appreciated my teacher a lot.
13. Jun. 2011
30. Natalia (29 years)  -  Greece
30. Semi Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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7. Mar. 2011
31. (20 years)  -  Japan
31. Combined semi-intensive course 1 - 2 weeks

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7. Feb. 2011
32. (21 years)  -  Spain
32. Semi Intensive Course - 3 weeks

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Everything!
22. Nov. 2010
33. (30 years)  - 
33. Semi Intensive Course - 1 week

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The staff and the organization of the course
28. Sep. 2010
34. (32 years)  - 
34. Semi Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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The friendly, welcoming atmosphere. All the staff are very approachable.
30. Aug. 2010
35. (25 years)  - 
35. Intensive French Course - 3 weeks

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Taking umbrella because it rains in Lyon.
23. Aug. 2010
36. (21 years)  - 
36. Semi Intensive Course - 8 weeks

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Very good teachers, well organised, good location and nice building.
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I had a fantastic 2 months in Lyon, I wouldn't change a thing!
11. Jul. 2010
37. (59 years)  -  Australia
37. French Senior 50+ / semi-intensif - 2 weeks

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Close to shops and public transportation. Competent teachers and nice classmates.
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While I enjoyed the interaction with students and teachers, I found it VERY annoying that some students insisted on using their portable electronic dictionaries - I'm sure the teachers found it annoying also.
25. Jun. 2010
38. (36 years)  - 
38. Semi Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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Teachers are professional and try to provide you with the maximum of the notions and to optimize times. This is good expecially for those who attend the school for brief periods and need to progress quickly.
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Lyon bleu is moving to a new location, about which I know nothing except that it will be better and more furnished than the current one. Organization is good and teaching effective. Moreover, there are many social activities that students can attend mostly for free, such as the tours around the city. You can also take part to chocolate tasting or to ceramic laboratories. You can find all the information you need about restaurants, clubs, theaters, concerts and special events on the school notice board. In other words, you have all you need!
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It was a great experience, no doubt about it. I encountered some rigidity regarding the schedule for the lessons, which I didn't find in other language schools, like the one I attended in London. However, I guess it depends on the number of available classes and professors. I'm saying it because there were a couple of factors that made my days a little tiring: the home-school distance (2 buses which had to be taken at a certain time in order not to lose the connection) and the time of the lessons, which started at 8:45. if some young man or damsel wants to both go to the school and enjoy the night life they'd better ask for an accomodation close to the school or for a more convenient timing, 'cause once you have been assigned to a course you cannot change it. You can do it only for work reasons, or things like that. This is purely for informative purpose!
18. Jun. 2010
39. (21 years)  -  Netherlands
39. Intensive French Course - 4 weeks

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The way of teaching.
17. May. 2010
40. (49 years)  - 
40. Intensive French Course - 1 week

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My teachers Eva y Muriel
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I liked the city, school and everything in general. I wish I had stayed for one more week
1. May. 2010
41. (29 years)  -  United Kingdom
41. Intensive French Course - 10 weeks

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Small classes and good teachers.
27. Apr. 2010
42. Sylvia (51 years)  -  Finland
42. French Senior 50+ - 2 weeks

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2 hours 15 min lessons without a break in the afternoon is too much. The students had very few possibilities to speak french themselves. We just had to listen to the teacher. Large group(12 students)
12. Apr. 2010
43. (37 years)  - 
43. Intensive French Course - 1 week

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29. Mar. 2010
44. (20 years)  - 
44. Intensive French Course - 3 weeks

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Everyone got together during the cultural activities
16. Feb. 2010
45. Kristina (20 years)  -  Russian Federation
45. Intensive French Course - 2 weeks

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28. Dec. 2009
46. Martin (28 years)  -  Switzerland
46. Intensive French Course - 3 weeks

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30. Nov. 2009
47. (27 years)  - 
47. Intensive French Course - 3 weeks

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9. Nov. 2009
48. (23 years)  - 
48. Intensive French Course - 4 weeks

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6. Nov. 2009
49. (59 years)  -  Australia
49. French Senior 50+ - 2 weeks

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great teachers
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Seniors course - Some more afternoon activities to encourage communication in french would be good.
19. Oct. 2009
50. (67 years)  -  Australia
50. French Senior 50+ - 2 weeks

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Although the teaching was excellent, I found the comprehension exercises too difficult for my standard. Other aspects (grammar, written work etc) were very good.

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