I have always been passionate about France & the French language and relished my years as a teacher in the classroom. During this time I observed that so many students lacked the confidence to speak the language because they had limited opportunity to practise.
In September 2002 I visited France with the express purpose of finding a solution to this problem and I tirelessly researched international French language schools which were dedicated to teaching French as a foreign language.
I was delighted to discover 2 outstanding establishments which met my criteria and I am proud to have been associated with both for the past 18 years. Accord, Ecole de Langues in Paris and their partner school, Le Centre International d’Antibes in the South of France are both internationally acclaimed institutions which focus on the communicative approach. I have referred over 6000 students and can personally vouch for their integrity, professionalism and genuine desire to make the students’ stay productive and stimulating
At these schools, the students benefit from 15 hours of intensive French tuition per week and they have an exceptional opportunity to improve their communicative language skills with like-minded students from various other countries. The students are required to complete a written & oral assessment, after which they are grouped with others of the same ability. All the educators are university graduates and all are well experienced to teach French as a foreign language. They are adept at creating a climate of confidence and with a guaranteed maximum of 15 students per multinational class, everyone is able to progress at his/her own speed in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.In terms of accommodation students are offered the choice of staying in pairs with hand-picked ‘familles d’accueil’ or in a residence at Campus Horticole during the summer holidays. Whatever their choice, students are assured of personal attention, with total immersion into the French culture and ‘la vie quotidienne’.