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Reviews of LSF, Montpellier, France

Total number of reviews: 138
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.

Average Rating

Based on 138 reviews of former students of LSF
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LSF, Montpellier, France
4.4/5.0 
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Facilities 3.9/5.0 
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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Homestay 4.2/5.0 
Shared Flat 4.1/5.0 
other 4.0/5.0 

Individual Reviews

LSF
2. Aug. 2018
1. Axel (14 years) - Denmark
101. Course:  Montpellier Summer Vacation (11-16 years) 2/7-6/7 - Homestay (30/6-7/7) - 1 week

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1. Aug. 2018
2. Ferran (15 years) - 
102. Course:  Montpellier Summer Vacation (14-16 years) - Residential - 2 weeks

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1. Aug. 2018
3.  (47 years) - 
103. Course:  French and Cooking [Franska] - 2 weeks

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29. Jul. 2018
4.  (16 years) - Slovenia
104. Course:  Montpellier Summer Vacation (14-16 years) - Residential [French] - 3 weeks

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24. Jul. 2018
5.  (42 years) - 
105. Course:  Standard Course (20) - 3 weeks

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16. Jul. 2018
6.  (13 years) - Indonesia
106. Course:  Montpellier Summer Vacation (11-16 years) - course only [French] - 2 weeks

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26. Jun. 2018
7.  (53 years) - United Kingdom
107. Course:  Intensive  - 1 week

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11. Jun. 2018
8.  (67 years) - 
108. Course:  Intensive Group (Standard 20+10) [Französisch] - 1 week

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14. May. 2018
9.  (31 years) - 
109. Course:  Standard Course (20) [Francés] - 5 weeks

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22. Mar. 2018
10.  (48 years) - Canada
110. Course:  Standard Course (20) - 6 weeks

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4. Dec. 2017
11.  (19 years) - 
111. Course:  Intensive Group (Standard 20+6) [Französisch] - 8 weeks

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4. Dec. 2017
12.  (24 years) - Canada
112. Course:  Intensive Group (Standard 20+6) - 3 weeks

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10. Oct. 2017
13.  (40 years) - Netherlands
113. Course:  Combination 20+5 (20 Group + 5 Individual) - 2 weeks

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6. Sep. 2017
14. Natalia (40 years) - Russia
114. Course:  Standard Course (20) - 2 weeks

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5. Sep. 2017
15.  (39 years) - Malaysia
115. Course:  Standard Course (20) - 5 weeks

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23. Aug. 2017
16.  (29 years) - United States
116. Course:  Intensive Group (Standard 20+10) - 2 weeks

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9. Aug. 2017
17.  (17 years) - United States
117. Course:  Standard Course (20) - 3 weeks

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31. Jul. 2017
18.  (77 years) - Ireland
118. Course:  Standard Course (20) - 1 week

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15. Jul. 2017
19.  (31 years) - Austria
119. Course:  Standard Course (20) - 2 weeks

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14. Jul. 2017
20.  (35 years) - United States
120. Course:  Standard Course (20) - 4 weeks

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5. Jun. 2017
21.  (59 years) - United Kingdom
121. Course:  French and Cooking - 1 week

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Great teacher. All staff very friendly and helpful. Great location.
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I would happily return and would recommend the school.
22. May. 2017
22.  (67 years) - United States
122. Course:  Standard Course (20) - 2 weeks

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Excellent teaching techniques that combined games and fun exercises with solid grammar instruction. Very effective.
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Platform was difficult for us to access and use.
17. Apr. 2017
23.  (45 years) - Netherlands
123. Course:  Standard Course (20) - 1 week

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Wonderful teachers
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There is rarely room in the school for self-study. The library is too small and the IT equipment needs improvement.
30. Mar. 2017
24.  (67 years) - Finland
124. Course:  DALF - 5 weeks

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My two weekly preparatory sessions for the DALF C1 exam were very efficient as well as the two weekly private conversation classes, where I got the corrections to my errors from the teacher after each class.
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Pls note that the DALF C1 preparation program (5 weeks) mostly consists of standard C1 classes (3½h each morning), most of which is conversation and vocabulary. The grammar part is left to the student's independent use of the school's eLearning system, which makes the corrections automatically.
13. Mar. 2017
25.  (33 years) - 
125. Course:  Intensive Group (Standard 20+6) - 4 weeks

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Family atmosphere, good mood. Helpful teachers and school staff.
29. Sep. 2016
26.  (61 years) - South Africa
126. Course:  Intensive Group (Standard 20+6) - 1 week

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Excellent teaching
19. Sep. 2016
27.  (27 years) - 
127. Course:  Intensive Group (Standard 20+6) - 4 weeks

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Very friendly, helpful and motivated teachers.
4. Sep. 2016
28. Josep Maria (55 years) - 
128. Course:  Montpellier Summer Vacation (11-16 years) - cours + déjeuners + activités  - 2 weeks

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29. Aug. 2016
29.  (22 years) - 
129. Course:  Standard Course (20) - 3 weeks

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Topics covered in the class and the way they are conducted.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
If during first class level is too high or too low, you should report it, no problem to change.
15. Aug. 2016
30.  (25 years) - 
130. Course:  Standard Course (20) - 1 week

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10. Aug. 2016
31.  (32 years) - Greece
131. Course:  Intensive Group (Standard 20+10) - 3 weeks

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The organization. The fact that there were people from all ages and all countries. The trips to other towns and places. The staff.
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Speak as much French as possible!
30. Jul. 2016
32.  (17 years) - Philippines
132. Course:  Combination 20+5 (20 Group + 5 Individual) - 2 weeks

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I really liked the atmosphere there, it was very lively and everyone was very friendly and helpful. I really liked my teachers as well.
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Don't be afraid to ask questions if you're unsure of anything, and make sure to double check your new schedule each week and register any changes.
26. Jul. 2016
33.  (33 years) - United States
133. Course:  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
34.  (76 years) - Norway
134. Course:  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
35.  (43 years) - 
135. Course:  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
36.  (50 years) - Norway
136. Course:  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
37.  (50 years) - Norway
137. Course:  Standard Course (20) - 2 weeks

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Canyoning as afternoon activity
24. Jul. 2016
38.  (16 years) - 
138. Course:  Standard Course (20) - 2 weeks

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Student Residence - le Clemenceau
27. Jun. 2016
39.  (18 years) - South Africa
139. Course:  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
40.  (33 years) - 
140. Course:  Standard Course (20) - 3 weeks

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The teacher. The class programme. The extra activities.
28. Mar. 2016
41.  (23 years) - Japan
141. Course:  Intensive Group (Standard 20+10) - 7 weeks

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The staff members are kind.
18. Jan. 2016
42.  (47 years) - Japan
142. Course:  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
43.  (35 years) - Poland
143. Course:  Intensive Group (Standard 20+6) - 1 week

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

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5. Oct. 2015
45.  (40 years) - Turkey
145. Course:  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.
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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
46.  (75 years) - United States
146. Course:  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
47.   - United States
147. Course:  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
48.   - Germany
148. Course:  Combination 20+10 (20 Group + 10 Individual) - 2 weeks

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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
49.  (21 years) - 
149. Course:  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
50.  (23 years) - Belgium
150. Course:  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
51. Philipp (30 years) - Germany
151. Course:  Standard Course (20) - 2 weeks

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1. Sep. 2015
52.   - 
152. Course:  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
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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
53. Madeleine (34 years) - 
153. Course:  Intensive Group (Standard 20+10) - 4 weeks

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19. Aug. 2015
54.  (26 years) - Spain
154. Course:  Intensive Group (Standard 20+10) - 2 weeks

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The variety of activities as method of teaching
17. Aug. 2015
55.  (24 years) - 
155. Course:  Intensive Group (Standard 20+10) - 1 week

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The teaching method. It was very lively and not boring.
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It is necessary to take a course for at least 2 weeks.
17. Aug. 2015
56. Yamina (15 years) - Australia
156. Course:  Intensive Group (Standard 20+6) - 4 weeks

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11. Aug. 2015
57.  (35 years) - Korea, South
157. Course:  Standard Course (20) - 4 weeks

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Teaching but it varied depending on the teacher.
1. Aug. 2015
58.  (53 years) - 
158. Course:  Intensive Group (Standard 20+10) - 1 week

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28. Jul. 2015
59.  (50 years) - 
159. Course:  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
60.  (36 years) - 
160. Course:  Gruppenkurs - 1 week

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

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14. Apr. 2015
62. David (37 years) - 
162. Course:  Standard Course (20) - 5 weeks

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29. Dec. 2014
63.  (19 years) - Australia
163. Course:  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
64.  (26 years) - Netherlands
164. Course:  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
65.  (20 years) - 
165. Course:  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
66.  (26 years) - 
166. Course:  Intensive Group (Standard 20+6) - 1 week

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12. Aug. 2014
67.  (20 years) - 
167. Course:  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
68. Justyna (19 years) - 
168. Course:  Intensive Group (Standard 20+10) - 6 weeks

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Student Residence - le Clemenceau
1. Jul. 2014
69.  (25 years) - 
169. Course:  Standard Course (20) - 2 weeks

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Friendly school staff. Excellent location.
23. Jun. 2014
70.  (52 years) - 
170. Course:  Standard Course (20) - 1 week

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

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16. May. 2014
72.  (57 years) - Canada
172. Course:  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
73.  (37 years) - 
173. Course:  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
74. Alba (30 years) - Spain
174. Course:  Intensive Group (Standard 20+6) - 1 week

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13. Oct. 2013
75.  (45 years) - New Zealand
175. Course:  Intensive Group (Standard 20+6) - 2 weeks

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quality of teaching, well organised, social activities
13. Sep. 2013
76.  (51 years) - Croatia
176. Course:  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
77.  (16 years) - Poland
177. Course:  Intensive Group (Standard 20+10) - 2 weeks

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I really liked the atmosphere.
4. Sep. 2013
78.  (34 years) - 
178. Course:  DELF Exam Preparation - 4 weeks

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TEACHERS.
2. Sep. 2013
79.  (17 years) - Poland
179. Course:  Intensive Group (Standard 20+10) - 2 weeks

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teaching methodology
6. Aug. 2013
80. Fernando (20 years) - 
180. Course:  Intensive Group (Standard 20+6) - 3 weeks

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31. Jul. 2013
81. Daria (16 years) - Russian Federation
181. Course:  Montpellier Summer Vacation (ages 11-16) - 3 weeks

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10. Jul. 2013
82.  (42 years) - 
182. Course:  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.
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I miss you.
9. Jul. 2013
83.  (57 years) - Sweden
183. Course:  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
84.  (61 years) - 
184. Course:  Standard Course (20) - 2 weeks

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The location and availability of outdoor space within it.
4. Apr. 2013
85.  (54 years) - Belgium
185. Course:  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
86.  (44 years) - 
186. Course:  Standard Course - 1 week

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organization and attention to students
17. Feb. 2013
87.  (22 years) - Russian Federation
187. Course:  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.
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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
88.  (17 years) - 
188. Course:  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
89. Kai (39 years) - 
189. Course:  Intensive Plus (20 group+6 individual) - 3 weeks

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27. Aug. 2012
90.  (25 years) - Russian Federation
190. Course:  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
91.  (48 years) - France
191. Course:  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
92.  (42 years) - 
192. Course:  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
93.  (17 years) - Australia
193. Course:  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
94.  (49 years) - Australia
194. Course:  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
95.  (33 years) - 
195. Course:  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
96.  (32 years) - 
196. Course:  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
97.  (53 years) - 
197. Course:  Intensive Group - 2 weeks

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The dedication of the teachers
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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
98.  (23 years) - 
198. Course:  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
99.  (60 years) - United States
199. Course:  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
100. Marina  (17 years) - 
200. Course:  Summer Special 2011 - 2 weeks

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