French in Montpellier
Two weeks French course in Montpellier
My expectations changed almost on a daily basis. I was expecting an intensive time in class and was a little apprehensive for the one on one sessions. I chose a host family and was also apprehensive about about that but chose this option so I would be immersed both in the language and culture. It was a sink or swim situation as I dived into the unknown!
I was pleasantly surprised because it was not nearly as daunting as I thought it would be. On the whole my expectations were exceeded. I had the most amazing experience. I enjoyed my time at the French language school in Montpellier and my experience was that staff were generally helpful and approachable. The position of the school in Montpelier was very convenient, very central. I liked that I could walk everywhere from where I was staying.
I enjoyed the whole experience but if I had to pick one best bit it would be the visit to the beach! Can`t thing of any bad parts. I joined in the excursion to Provence and found it well organised. The balance between free time and lessons was good because of the course option I chose (the Combined Course). I enjoyed the mix of students in my group class. Being older made no difference, I was treated like one of the other students and spent time with the group outside of class time.
I loved the buzz in Montpellier and the diversity. It was difficult trying to speak to shopkeepers because they were trying to practise their English, you had to be firm about speaking in French!