France Langue Bordeaux

42, rue Lafaurie de Monbadon, Bordeaux, 33000, France
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Reviews

94% recommend

based on 16 reviews
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"Excellent school, I can advise many of my friends"

Timofey Ladygin, student from Russia

Everything was wonderful, the course was successful, without any incidents. French course helped me a lot in my further studies in college

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Duration of study
3 weeks
Date of study
5 Aug 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Nice school, great admin staff."

Simon Beaton, student from New Zealand

The school was easy to find, and close to the bus and tram. The facilities were ok, but some of the rooms were a bit small for 14 students and from time to time, the IT failed. One area that all the students complained about was the lack of air conditioning in many of the classes. At times it was so hot, it was hard to think.

I had two different teachers while I was there, the first one was good, but the second was better! Good teachers generally.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
2 weeks
Date of study
22 Jul 2019 - 9 Aug 2019
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Yes
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"It was nice to stay in Bordeaux two weeks and I learned a little bit the langue france"

Irmgard Voelz, student from Germany

The housing was very good . The Housewife was kindly and tried hard, but the house were fare of the school so that I could nothave part at the activities in the afternoon. The classes were to big, the members of lession were very kind. So were the teachers

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
17 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
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Yes
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"Meaningful lessons"

Ruiqi Li, student from China

The class was good, the teachers tried their best to give the lessons. But I think we could not only do the language training, but also the writing exercise.

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
10 Jun 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
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Yes
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"I enjoyed every second and had a shortage of time!"

Karlijn de Wilde, student from Netherlands

I stayed with a very friendly and welcoming family who all (parents and 3 of their children) took there moments to chat with me in French. With Claire, my hostess, I enjoyed a very fine evening talking. For a week I was really a part of their family, their house was my home.

Monday morning at school was chaotic. I liked meeting all the people that worked at school. The establishment of my level was done in 3 minutes but the lesson started not until 10.30 - 11.00 o’clock. For me a dip in my energy. This was more than made up for by Valérie, un vrai Bordelaise, who gave a practical tour through the city Monday afternoon. I loved that.

My teacher in the morning was Marie: very well prepared, started immediately, clear explanations, attention for every member of the class, dynamic and also easy going, sense of humor. I liked going to her lessons and I learned a lot. In the afternoon I had 2 x lessons of someone who talked very much, repeated herself 3 or 4 times with other words which I found boring and therefor tiresome. Thursday and Friday afternoon I had lessons of ? She managed different levels in her class which she did very well; she give us all a private lesson going through our written ‘story’ and nobody was doing nothing; impressive. Class was difficult but also challenging and learning.
Overall: the teachers spoke well and understandable, the audiotive exercises were at ‘full French speed with lots of swallowing’. I did not become easier for me to understand after a week. Only after examining the spoken text.

The excursion to St.Emilion was nice but the wine-tasting (one white and one red wine) that was included was a bit disappointing. I had a great time also because at the very first day I made 3 friends and we talked in French ( good exercise) and had lots of fun.

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Date of study
1 Jul 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
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Yes
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"Lovely atmosphere, excellent professeurs, friendly, supportive learning environment with high standards of teaching"

Katie Chapman, student from Canada

I very much enjoyed my experience at France Langue. The teachers were excellent, inspirational, creative, confident, and intelligent and expected high achievement, while in return exhibiting a high standard of teaching excellence. The students and school atmosphere was friendly and supportive and students who came to the school were motivated, worked hard, and respected each other, their teachers and the school environment, keeping our school clean and free of disturbances such as cigarette fumes, interruptions in class, or undesired behavior. I was similarly incredibly happy with the city of Bordeaux. A city of elegance, history, beauty, wine and culture that is also friendly and supportive of learning in every way. From asking a Bordelais on the street for help, to discussing wines and cheeses with a shop owner, all of my encounters were positive and contributed to my learning experience. I feel Bordeaux is a place I could live and work in the future~! I definitely plan to study with France Langue again and visit the city of Bordeaux again in the future. I made lifelong friends and was again inspired by the joie de vivre of France!

Thank you for maintaining excellence in your school you are the top quality school I have been to so far and in my many years of being a student, I have been to many!

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Duration of study
2 weeks
Date of study
3 Jun 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Great experience and fun"

Sam Hou, student from Switzerland

I very much enjoyed my intensive week at the school which realistically was nowhere enough time to learn a language but has given me enough encouragement to continue on with lessons at home. From the start I was pushed and found it difficult but the patience of the teachers was fantastic. I learnt a lot in the week, particularly as it also made me do a lot of homework. The class sizes were small (6-8) , the location excellent to town, a nice common room and free wifi all added to a great experience. The housing was also fantastic. I was lucky enough to stay with a lovely retired couple only 20-30mins by bus away from the school with always a nice glass of wine, lovely food and conversation every night. Bordeaux was also a star, particularly as I love wine and good food. I can only highly recommend the entire experience to one and all.

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My ratings for this school

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Date of study
11 Dec 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Worth while my time and money"

Ingrid Eckert Prinz, student from Thailand

small group. Excellent teacher . Main subject grammar was taught in detail with subsequent exercises

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Date of study
31 Jul 2017 - 4 Aug 2017
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Yes
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"Good basics and starting point for learning French"

Elicia Parkes, student from France

The location of France Langue is at the center of the city, so that was good for me. My teacher was great, she was very good at explaining things and often noticed if someone cannot understand the lesson in class. I didn't participate in the activities or housing, so I cannot comment.
Some of the course details weren’t relevant to me, since I'm only in France for short term. But overall was a good starting point and I met some great people.

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Duration of study
2 weeks
Date of study
4 Jan 2016 - 22 Jan 2016
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Yes
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"The experience was normal"

Carolina Costa Pereira, student from Spain

My experience was in the average. I had experienced other language schools and in this case the experience was average.

In my opinion the class are so crowded, there are too many students for one professor, and therefore the progress is slow.

The professors are okay, but the workshops are not so good.

Regarding the installations, the bathrooms are not good, as they are small for a lot people.

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Duration of study
2 weeks
Date of study
3 Aug 2015 - 21 Aug 2015
Would you recommend this school?
No
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"It was a very useful learning experience, which brought me an improvement of my French skills."

Thomas Klaas Albert de Groot, student from Netherlands

It was a small group, of every age, which was good for me. I feared to be the only 'old' student. The teacher, Coline, was excellent; stern but friendly, on top of things. Being a teacher myself, I think I can safely say I learned from her.

The classrooms were way too small. and somewhat dilapidated if I may say so. Would the opposite of 'state of the art' suffice to describe them? I think so. It was embarrassing to watch one of my fellow students, rather bigger than everyone else, try to push himself in between the table and the wall. Coline wanted to show some video a couple of times, she showed us her laptop. Obviously, not everyone could fully watch the clips she showed. An electronic whiteboard in all rooms would solve the problem.

I end by saying that I was on the whole very satisfied.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
4 Aug 2014 - 15 Aug 2014
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Yes
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"Great atmosphere and professional teachers!"

Anna Margaretha Verhoeven, student from Netherlands

I really enjoyed the classes, professional teacher, nice location and organisation of cultural events.

It was a bit difficult for me to choose my level. I decided to start as a beginner but I have some knowledge from long, long ago. Actually I think I could have learned more in 2 weeks time but it was ok to start again.

The classrooms are cosy but when there are a lot of students they are sometimes a little bit small, especially when it is very warm outside.

Only "complaint": toilets can be better, but they were clean!

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
4 Aug 2014 - 15 Aug 2014
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Very nice school with great social activities and they make you feel welcome!"

Colin Mason, student from UK

The class level was well-chosen and I feel I made progress in my two weeks at the school. The classrooms are tired and need repainting, dull and slightly dreary, teaching aids were basic. The teacher tried her best but with a full class most days (11/12) of mixed nationalities, it meant exercises took some time to get everyone involved. The subjects were well chosen and she tried to keep the lessons flowing.

The big plus was the social activities; they were well organized and Caroline was great at getting people signed up and involved - full marks!

I stayed in a private apartment in the center which I arranged myself. The organized housing was variable according to the other students, but you get what you pay for here!

I loved Bordeaux. It is a wonderful city. The "Fete le Vin" and the "Coupe du Monde" were on during my stay, so it made it even more enjoyable with music and fireworks over the river in the evenings.

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
23 Jun 2014 - 4 Jul 2014
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Excellent experience!!"

Pablo Arango Henao, student from Colombia

My experience was excellent!! I really liked the school and the classes... I had very good teachers, and the people of the staff were very kind!! The school (BLS) was close to my residence, it was twenty minutes walking distance. The school had lots of activities beside the classes... Mostly tourism activities!! They were very organized!! My residence was also very good (City Residence Les Chartrons appart-hotel). The room was very comfortable and the location was fine, well it was twenty minutes from the city center. I really had a good time... I learned French and I met some friends!!

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Duration of study
20 weeks
Date of study
6 Aug 2012 - 21 Dec 2012
Age group
35 - 49
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"It was great and intense, teachers specials and committed"

tania miorin, student from Italy

The location was just perfect. The teachers were really committed and specials; they were really ready to understand our personal interests and were able, when possible, to tailor classes held. Social activities proposed were many, but I did not attend most of them. My host family really welcoming and we're still in contact!

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Duration of study
12 weeks
Date of study
12 Sep 2011 - 2 Dec 2011
Age group
35 - 49
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"The city was beautiful and my family stay experience could not have been better."

Katie M. Murphy, student from USA

The school was perfectly located - right in the heart of Bordeaux. It was easily accessible, especially with the tram. They offered an activity everyday, so you could participate as much as you wanted to. The building was charming and cute, and the staff was incredibly friendly. There were students from all over the world, at all levels of French. The one negative thing that I have to say is that my teacher (although VERY nice) could get a little carried away with her stereotypes of Americans. It was funny for the first couple of days, as I thought that was just maybe her way of relating (I was the only American), but it did get a little old (ex: when describing a "fly" in French, she explained them as the bugs that all of our pesticides kill). I guess looking back it was kind of funny. My family stay was outstanding. Nadine was incredibly kind and patient and very encouraging. The experience certainly would not have been the same without the cozy, delicious dinners at her house with various dinner guests and great conversations to practice speaking and comprehension.

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
5 Oct 2009 - 9 Oct 2009
Age group
35 - 49
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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Housing

France Langue Bordeaux offers the following housing types:
homestay

Homestay- Single Room- Half Board

A$ 462
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Age range: 16 years old and older
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast and dinner (14 meals per week)
Facilities: Wireless internet
Distance to school: 25 minutes
Availability: Jan - Dec
Check-in: Sunday, after 06:00 PM
Check-out: Saturday, before 12:00 PM
A$ 462
We have host families of all ages and social backgrounds, but they all have one thing in common, their hospitality and friendliness!

We rigorously select each of our families and spends a great deal of time matching the person to the right family, which is why we appreciate as much information as possible regarding : personality, likes and dislikes...

Our families are located within 5-35 minutes from the BLS. Generally, there are one or two students of different nationalities per family, except during the summer period when this cannot be guaranteed.

Accommodation is from the Sunday afternoon prior to the starting date of the course until the Saturday morning after the end of the course.
student-residence

Les Academies des Bassins

A$ 445
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Age range: 18 years old and older
Address: 30 Cours Henri Brunet, Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine 33000, France
Location: Outside the city center of Bordeaux
Housing type: Student residence (off-campus)
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: No meals
Facilities: Private bathroom, kitchen, laundry, wireless internet, free internet, heating, sports facilities, and other
Distance to school: 25 - 35 minutes by train or subway
Availability: Jan - Dec
Check-in: Sunday, after 02:00 PM
Check-out: Saturday, before 10:00 AM
A$ 445
Modern (2016) and secure residence with many services such as reception, laundry, gym, bicycle garage, cafeteria, parking.
Very easily accessible by public transport, the residence is located in the booming area of the brand new Cite du Vin.

Study'O Garonne Residence

A$ 445
weekly
Age range: 18 years old and older
Address: 6 rue Achard, Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine 33300, France
Location: Outside the city center of Bordeaux
Housing type: Student residence (off-campus)
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: No meals
Facilities: Private bathroom, kitchen, laundry, wireless internet, free internet, and heating
Distance to school: 15 - 25 minutes by train or subway
Availability: 31 May 2020 - 29 Aug 2020
Check-in: Sunday, after 02:00 PM
Check-out: Saturday, before 10:00 AM
A$ 445
Located in the heart of the student neighberhood of Bordeaux, with a tramway stop just a few setps away from the tramway station; the Study’O Garonne residence is the perfect location to discover the many touristic attractions the city has to offer (La Cité du Vin, Cap Sciences, le CAPC, la base sous-marine, le quartier des Chartrons et Bassins à flot) and the buzzing city centre.
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Visa support

We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.

Your letter of acceptance will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you. If you wish to receive your paperwork by express mail, you will be charged 120 € when you register.

Flights and airport transfer

Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to Bordeaux based on your budget, schedule and preferences.

Travel insurance

Study abroad worry-free with Language International's health and personal effects insurance coverage. When you book a course with us, you can opt to purchase an international insurance plan that covers not only your health care cost but also loss of your personal belongings. You must book your insurance in advance when you register.

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42, rue Lafaurie de Monbadon
Bordeaux
33000
France

School location

Bordeaux, the 9th most populated French city, is a vibrant regional capital and a university center welcoming 90,000 students each year, but also a city steeped in history. In June 2007, thanks to its exceptional urban and architectural unity, Bordeaux made its entry on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. A rich variety of cultural events, lively nightlife, majestic architecture, world-famous vineyards
and gastronomy make Bordeaux and its region a must for all visitors to France!

The school is centrally located, close to the Quinconces and Place Gambetta, and easily accessible by tram or bus. The rue Sainte Catherine for shopping and the St Pierre neighborhood for the bars and restaurants are also only 5-10 minutes’ walk away.

The school itself boasts 9 air-conditioned classrooms, a cozy student lounge with hot & cold drinks vending machines, a computer room, as well as a sheltered terrace to the rear of the building. Free WiFi access.

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"Can you please give us more information about the internship part of the program? Your website page for this course on longer exists."

angela gobbetto, student from Italy

We offer an Intensive Spanish Course + internship but this course has special conditions:
- First of all we would need to know her Spanish level because a lot of companies do not accept students with a low Spanish level.
- We need to know how long she wants to take the internship. If she arrives in July, most of the companies reduce their activity in summer and they will not accept a students only for summer.
- The student must take at least 4 weeks course
- We would need to know in which field she wants to take the internship If she take the internship in our school she should not pay extra money to look for a company. If she prefers to do the internship in another company, she should pay a extra price

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"Does the program include housing and airport pick-up or do we need to charge that extra?"

Anne Bewley, student from USA

The program includes only courses and activities and it is only for one week.

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"Do you have a more intensive program (35 hours a week) for senior learners by any chance?"

Anne Bewley, student from USA

Unfortunately we do not offer a more intensive program for senior learners nevertheless the student can attend an Intensive course G or E.

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"Is the student age in September usually low on average? She does not want to be the only senior in the classroom, this is why!"

It depends, usually around 30 years old. It can also have other senior but we cannot guarantee it!

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"What are the policies if we contact other company for internship?"

angela gobbetto, student from Italy

If we must contact a company to look for the internship, its price is fix, we can not offer a reduction.

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