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French Mini Group Course

Nicola Reed
12 weeks in Paris (Les Halles)
Mini Group Course    

I wanted to improve both spoken and written French, grammar and vocab skills – everything frankly!

I was delighted with the college, well located in Paris – easily accessed and equally easy to reach all the main sights.  The staff, all very professional and native speakers of French were wonderful and the school staff generally (office staff etc were all lovely too).

The lessons were great.  I really appreciated the small class sizes (max 6 per group).  CESA explained that you get more teacher time in Paris (Les Halles) because the class sizes are so small, but of course you pay for the privilege.  If you can, do it!  Smaller classes, well prepared teachers and really interesting subject matter made for the perfect programme for me!

Paris – of course it’s wonderful (and equally it’s pricey, especially with the Pound so weak at present).  I realise it can be difficult to meet French people in a large city, but it is worth persevering as the more you do so, the better your French gets – and it’s the best way to improve your French out of class.

The best part of the experience for me aside from the significant improvement in my French language skills (!) was meeting so many interesting people at the French language school in Paris.  The other students were from quite literally everywhere – most continents were represented and everyone had their own reasons to learn French, but we were all a well motivated and very keen bunch.  We all wanted to make the most of the opportunity to learn French and live in Paris – well wouldn’t you?

CESA staff were always really helpful and quick to respond to any questions by email or phone.  Thanks for your advice.  I’m really pleased I decided to study in Paris (Les Halles) with CESA and I would highly recommend it to any French student – particularly adult students though.