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Reviews of Lyon Bleu International, Lyon, France

Total number of reviews: 151
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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Based on 151 reviews of former students of Lyon Bleu International
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Lyon Bleu International, Lyon, France
4.2/5.0 
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Course quality / Progress in language 4.5/5.0 
Value for money 4.2/5.0 
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Homestay 4.0/5.0 
Shared Flat 3.9/5.0 
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Lyon Bleu International
19. Jun. 2018
1.  (55 years) - 
101. Course:  Combined Intensive Course 2 (25 group + 10 individual) - 4 weeks

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4. Jun. 2018
2.  (52 years) - United Kingdom
102. Course:  French & Cuisine [French] - 2 weeks

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9. May. 2018
3. Michael (56 years) - 
103. Course:  Intensive French Course - 2 weeks

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11. Apr. 2018
4. Fanni Laura (18 years) - Hungary
104. Course:  Semi-Intensive Course - 1 week

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5. Mar. 2018
5. Thomas (31 years) - Switzerland
105. Course:  Intensive French Course - 1 week

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5. Feb. 2018
6. Yukina (20 years) - Netherlands
106. Course:  Intensive French Course [French] - 1 week

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11. Dec. 2017
7.  (39 years) - France
107. Course:  Intensive French Course - 8 weeks

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6. Sep. 2017
8. Enrico (27 years) - Italy
108. Course:  Intensive French Course - 2 weeks

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23. Aug. 2017
9.  (31 years) - France
109. Course:  French & Cuisine first two weeks. Intensive French two weeks - 4 weeks

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18. Aug. 2017
10.  (19 years) - Russia
110. Course:  Intensive French Course - 12 weeks

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2. Aug. 2017
11.  (20 years) - United States
111. Course:  Intensive French Course - 2 weeks

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2. Aug. 2017
12.  (65 years) - Ireland
112. Course:  Intensive French Course - 1 week

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31. Jul. 2017
13.  (39 years) - Canada
113. Course:  Intensive French Course - 2 weeks

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24. Jul. 2017
14.  (31 years) - United Kingdom
114. Course:  Intensive French Course - 2 weeks

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21. Jul. 2017
15.  (49 years) - Australia
115. Course:  Combined Intensive Course 2 (25 group + 10 individual) - 2 weeks

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13. Mar. 2017
16. Sven (51 years) - 
116. Course:  Business Executive 2 - Standard (15 group+15 individual) - 1 week

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27. Feb. 2017
17.  (41 years) - Australia
117. Course:  Semi-Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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The atmosphere at the school including the teachers and staff. The other students.
5. Dec. 2016
18. Malgorzata Elżbieta (44 years) - 
118. Course:  Intensive French Course - 3 weeks

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It is better to go for a shorter stay, but on an individual program.
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large group, not necessarily on the same level, lessons generally ok, but little varied, like in typical school, too little conversation.
22. Nov. 2016
19. Mikhail (31 years) - Russian Federation
119. Course:  Semi-Intensive Course - 1 week

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7. Nov. 2016
20.  (27 years) - Poland
120. Course:  Intensive French Course - 3 weeks

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There were some excellent teachers. The atmosphere was good.
26. Sep. 2016
21.  (60 years) - United States
121. Course:  Semi-Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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Well-organized and comprehensive instruction
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I think it's important that students realize there is an 8-week teaching cylce, and that depending on when you enter, you will begin your insruction at that level.
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I began at Lyon Bleu in the 8th week of the teaching cycle, so I missed the first 7 weeks of instruction at that level. I asked for the teaching materials (handouts) from the previous 7 weeks but was not able to get them. It would have been very helpful for me.
20. Sep. 2016
22. Luis (66 years) - Australia
122. Course:  Semi-Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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29. Aug. 2016
23.  (44 years) - 
123. Course:  Intensive French Course - 2 weeks

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SMALL GROUPS, VARIETY IN CLASSES' SYLLABUS.
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I PROPOSE TO HAVE A ROOM WITH VIDEO WHERE WE CAN WATCH FILMS WITH OTHER STUDENTS, INSTEAD OF BORROWING THEM TO WATCH THEM AT HOME WITH THE FAMILY.
23. Aug. 2016
24.  (19 years) - 
124. Course:  DELF / DALF Preparation (15 group + 5 individual) - 6 weeks

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18. Aug. 2016
25.  (36 years) - Ireland
125. Course:  Intensive French Course - 1 week

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I progressed. Never thought I could make such a big step forward.
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Think what kind of host family you would like to have, what you would expect from them...
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Very good school, with loads of activities. I recommend it. I progressed a lot. They are responsive to your needs.
2. Aug. 2016
26.  (37 years) - Czech Republic
126. Course:  Combined Intensive Course 1 (25 group + 5 individual) - 1 week

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The location.
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If you go for only one or two weeks, this is probably not the best place for you.
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I've taken a few short-term intensive courses in different countries and somehow, to my regret, this was the weakest one. The curriculum was far from applied or intensive and very unflexible, considering we were a group eager to talk and interact. My host family was never present to practice with so both of us students lodged there were fishing for other ways to practice. Very tiny rooms which, thanks to the heat wave, got stuffy. There was no fresh air on one side or direct cold blast from AC. Would not be able to recommend this course.
2. Aug. 2016
27.  (20 years) - Spain
127. Course:  Intensive French Course - 3 weeks

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Julie J!!!! Best teacher ever!
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Bring something to eat if you are not used to the eating hours in Europe, is hard to concentrate in class when you are hungry.
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Great school, staff and facilities. Better than expected :)
9. May. 2016
28.  (45 years) - 
128. Course:  Intensive French Course - 2 weeks

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My teacher was very professional. The school was well organized.
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The average age is about 25 years.
18. Apr. 2016
29.  (59 years) - Luxembourg
129. Course:  Combined Semi-Intensive Course 2 (15 Group + 10 individual) - 1 week

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The evening Chez Janine
2. Feb. 2016
30.  (53 years) - Netherlands
130. Course:  Business Executive 2 - Intensive (15 group+20 individual) - 2 weeks

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very strong and committed teachers, mixed students from many countries and different age groups
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professional institution, excellent teaching
21. Dec. 2015
31.  (26 years) - 
131. Course:  Intensive French Course - 1 week

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My teacher Audrey
26. Oct. 2015
32. Ina (18 years) - Netherlands
132. Course:  Intensive French Course - 3 weeks

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19. Oct. 2015
33.  (24 years) - United Kingdom
133. Course:  Intensive French Course - 1 week

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Small classes, very professional!
15. Sep. 2015
34.  (42 years) - Canada
134. Course:  Combined Intensive Course 2 (25 group + 10 individual) - 3 weeks

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The quality of teaching and the professionalism of the teachers.
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Perhaps to not stay with a host family that also works in the school. It is not a good one, then it becomes very sensitive to discuss with their colleagues in the school and ask to change families.
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A great place to make friends from all over the world.
4. Sep. 2015
35.  (35 years) - 
135. Course:  Intensive French Course - 1 week

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I do not have a good opinion of the school. Poor organization of the courses, there was only one of the two teachers I had that was really prepared. Total inability of the school to meet the student's needs. Scarce social activities and of little interest.
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Specify in their application if you wish to attend a course in the morning or in the afternoon !!!!
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I will definitely stay in Lyon but not in this school and would not recommend it
31. Aug. 2015
36.  (44 years) - Spain
136. Course:  Intensive French Course - 3 weeks

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Location and Manon, my professor
7. Aug. 2015
37.  (22 years) - 
137. Course:  Intensive French Course - 2 weeks

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23. Jun. 2015
38.  (31 years) - United Kingdom
138. Course:  Intensive French Course - 2 weeks

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Amazing team which helped with every bit of the learning experience and tailored the program to the student needs. Also teachers and staff got really involved in social activities and ensured that students had a great time and the perfect atmosphere to learn the language
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Join the social activities that the school organizes: great opportunity to get to know the city and then practice your French with other students.
17. Jun. 2015
39.  (58 years) - United States
139. Course:  Combined Semi-Intensive Course 1 (15 group + 5 individual) - 2 weeks

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small classes; Elsa was an excellent teacher
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The internet speed is really bad for both students, and for teachers trying to use the internet during class.
25. May. 2015
40.  (33 years) - Ireland
140. Course:  Intensive French Course - 7 weeks

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Friendly students good teaching.
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Be aware, when you pay for a full week and the school is closed for a national holiday, you will lose a day's class with no refund or credit. While in another school I've been to if you lose a day due to holiday they give extra hours during the week. In Lyon in April/May I paid for 7 wks but due to national holidays I received 6 wks and 1 day.
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I was there in April/May and the building and classrooms where excessively hot which for me was annoying when studying.
5. May. 2015
41.  (34 years) - 
141. Course:  Intensive French Course - 1 week

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30. Mar. 2015
42.  (58 years) - Australia
142. Course:  Intensive French Course - 4 weeks

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the passionate and professional teachers.
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Study after each lesson and try to only talk French even with fellow students who speak your language.
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A really good school for education and learning French. I was lucky that I booked Lyon Bleu as it has been a wonderful experience for me.
19. Mar. 2015
43.  (46 years) - Finland
143. Course:  Combined Intensive Course 2 (25 group + 10 individual) - 2 weeks

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Very good school with very nice and good teachers
29. Dec. 2014
44. Anastasia (23 years) - 
144. Course:  Semi-Intensive Course - 10 weeks

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17. Dec. 2014
45.  (65 years) - Finland
145. Course:  Combined Intensive Course 1 (25 group + 5 individual) - 8 weeks

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18. Nov. 2014
46.  (18 years) - 
146. Course:  Intensive French Course - 4 weeks

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It's a very good school!
3. Nov. 2014
47.  (61 years) - Finland
147. Course:  Combined Intensive Course 1 (25 group + 5 individual) - 2 weeks

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The teaching was well organised.
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The private lessons gave a good opportunity to speak the language.
27. Oct. 2014
48. Anastasiia (22 years) - 
148. Course:  Intensive French Course - 4 weeks

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19. Oct. 2014
49.  (66 years) - Canada
149. Course:  French & Cuisine - 2 weeks

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I liked the small classes and the organization of the materials presented.
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Stay close to the school.
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More info about "Francais et cuisine" would have been good. Not much actual cooking but okay with me.
14. Oct. 2014
50.  (26 years) - Hong Kong
150. Course:  Intensive French Course - 2 weeks

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the teachers are very friendly and approachable.
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It would be better if the school organised more social activities like hiking, parties, etc.
28. Sep. 2014
51.  (35 years) - United Kingdom
151. Course:  Intensive French Course - 2 weeks

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Participate in as many social activities as possible.
22. Sep. 2014
52. Gavin (20 years) - Ireland
152. Course:  Intensive French Course - 2 weeks

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13. Sep. 2014
53. Giulia (22 years) - 
153. Course:  Intensive French Course - 2 weeks

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8. Sep. 2014
54.  (34 years) - 
154. Course:  Semi-Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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Teachers; neighborhood
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Marketing international
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Tip: I think that many students are interested in taking courses on the long run. In this case, most of them will go to university, which is a cheaper way to study. Indeed, for this school to reach a global market, it could be a good idea to cut its prices, improve its teaching methods and its e-marketing. It could be also great to develop partnerships with other universities. Within few months, it could have a far greater reputation.
5. Aug. 2014
55.  (21 years) - 
155. Course:  Intensive French Course - 4 weeks

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The teacher Clélia and the library
4. Aug. 2014
56.  (19 years) - 
156. Course:  DELF / DALF Preparation (15 group + 5 individual) - 4 weeks

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31. Jul. 2014
57.  (21 years) - 
157. Course:  DELF / DALF Preparation (15 group + 5 individual) - 4 weeks

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The teachers are friendly and professional, wide range of activities on offer.
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Great school.
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Great school.
21. Jul. 2014
58.  (49 years) - 
158. Course:  Intensive French Course - 1 week

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Very motivating teachers and the cultural activities in the afternoons.
21. Jul. 2014
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159. Course:  Intensive French Course - 1 week

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I liked the teacher, she did really well in class. Lessons were very good and entertaining. The truth is time flied and it was not hard at all.
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None, my experience at the school was positive. Shame I was there only for a week but I hcould not stay longer. I wish I could have stayed two weeks.
16. Jul. 2014
60.  (18 years) - 
160. Course:  Intensive French Course - 3 weeks

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Teaching methodology, good atmosphere, interaction with young people from around the world.
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I express my deep gratitude to the host family Anna and Giovanni for welcoming reception.
16. Jun. 2014
61.  (42 years) - Japan
161. Course:  Intensive French Course - 2 weeks

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When I complained about the class management, facilitator responded immediately.
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Make sure teachers manage the class fairly. There were talkative Latinos who need to talk less and study grammar more, and quiet Asians who knew the grammar but needed to talk more. If you stay quiet, teachers may just focus on the talkative ones.
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I stayed with a French family, and unfortunately there were bed bugs! It was really bad and I had to go to the hospital after I left Lyon. I also have to fumigate all my luggage before going home. I reported to the school, so hopefully they will make sure this won't happen again...
16. Jun. 2014
62. Yutaro (25 years) - Japan
162. Course:  Intensive French Course - 2 weeks

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20. May. 2014
63.  (77 years) - Australia
163. Course:  Semi-Intensive Course - Vocabulary option - 1 week

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innovative teaching
5. May. 2014
64.  (29 years) - Spain
164. Course:  Intensive French Course - 1 week

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I asked for a family accommodation and it wasn't a family. It was a woman who rented rooms so I couldn't speak with anybody when I was at home and I did not have access to the tv or books, just my bedroom.
5. May. 2014
65.  (30 years) - 
165. Course:  Intensive French Course - 1 week

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The teacher Eva is very good and nice. The school has also organized cultural activities in the evening. The structure had supplied all the modern resources for the lessons. The level of the students is very high.
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The residence where I stayed was not bad, but the Arab area was not the best of the city, although it has never happened anything unpleasant.
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Congratulations to the organization, support, method of teaching and thanks for everything. My holiday was very nice and just in one week I started to speak French without fear.
10. Mar. 2014
66.  (23 years) - 
166. Course:  Intensive French Course - 4 weeks

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Most of the school staff are good and nice. My teacher was excellent.
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The system of school is difficult for making friends. The students are divided into two groups; the morning group and the afternoon one. Luckily I was in the morning class. If you're a late-nighter for drinking, I recommend to join the afternoon group. Then, you can sleep late into the morning. Otherwise, you would miss many classes.
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The school facilities are excellent in general though, the wifi is slow comparing to another school in Lyon. The host family I stayed for the first week was horrible. I had a impression that they didn't welcome the students, but want to receive only the money. I felt a miserable guest in the family. After talking with the school about this problem, they rearranged another host family immediately. I was very happy with staying at the second one.
2. Oct. 2013
67.  (47 years) - 
167. Course:  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
68.  (49 years) - United Kingdom
168. Course:  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
69.  (37 years) - 
169. Course:  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
70.  (20 years) - Spain
170. Course:  Semi-Intensive Course - 3 weeks

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The teachers are very professionnal.
27. May. 2013
71.  (35 years) - Singapore
171. Course:  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
72. Sabine (42 years) - 
172. Course:  Intensive French Course - 1 week

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12. Feb. 2013
73.  (45 years) - 
173. Course:  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
74.  (28 years) - Hong Kong
174. Course:  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
75. Maria Del Pilar (46 years) - 
175. Course:  Semi-Intensive Course - 1 week

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Big Studio in Hotel Residence
9. Oct. 2012
76.  (52 years) - 
176. Course:  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
77.  (61 years) - 
177. Course:  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
78.  (23 years) - Poland
178. Course:  Semi Intensive Course - 3 weeks

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My teacher Nathalie, who was always prepared, smiley and helpful.
20. Aug. 2012
79.  (20 years) - Spain
179. Course:  Intensive French Course - 3 weeks

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The teachers.
16. Jul. 2012
80.  (49 years) - United States
180. Course:  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
81.  (24 years) - 
181. Course:  Semi Intensive Course - 1 week

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The advanced class was very good.
1. Apr. 2012
82.  (27 years) - Canada
182. Course:  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
83.  (40 years) - Netherlands
183. Course:  Intensive French Course - 2 weeks

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creative teachers, full of energy, personal approach
5. Mar. 2012
84.  (55 years) - Italy
184. Course:  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
85. Machiko (36 years) - 
185. Course:  Intensive French Course - 2 weeks

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

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28. Nov. 2011
87.  (27 years) - Spain
187. Course:  Semi Intensive Course - 3 weeks

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7. Nov. 2011
88.  (39 years) - United Kingdom
188. Course:  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
89.  (46 years) - 
189. Course:  French & Cuisine - 2 weeks

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

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29. Aug. 2011
91. Mª ángeles  (44 years) - Spain
191. Course:  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
92.  (24 years) - Belgium
192. Course:  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
93.  (22 years) - Belgium
193. Course:  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
94.  (23 years) - Sweden
194. Course:  Intensive French Course - 3 weeks

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I really liked studying French at Lyon Bleu and I appreciated my teacher a lot.
13. Jun. 2011
95. Natalia (29 years) - Greece
195. Course:  Semi Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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7. Mar. 2011
96.  (20 years) - Japan
196. Course:  Combined semi-intensive course 1 - 2 weeks

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7. Feb. 2011
97.  (21 years) - Spain
197. Course:  Semi Intensive Course - 3 weeks

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Everything!
22. Nov. 2010
98.  (30 years) - 
198. Course:  Semi Intensive Course - 1 week

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28. Sep. 2010
99.  (32 years) - 
199. Course:  Semi Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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The friendly, welcoming atmosphere. All the staff are very approachable.
30. Aug. 2010
100.  (25 years) - 
200. Course:  Intensive French Course - 3 weeks

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Taking umbrella because it rains in Lyon.

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