13:14 11 Jul 22
I was extremely satisfied with LSF in Montpellier. I have done intensive language study before in Vienna, Mexico, and Germany, and I was an English teacher to adults in Frankfurt and Madrid for 2 years. So I think I have a pretty good idea of what makes a good language program -- and how hard it can be to administer. For these reasons, I'm especially impressed by LSF.I did quite a bit of research to find the right school in Montpellier. LSF had the highest online ratings, which was a good start. The staff was very helpful in the registration process (Thank you, Karen and Yenifer). I think they did a great job of assessing which level I should be at (which is very important!) And when I had a health issue, and could not start the in-person class, they made available to me their online e-learning platform, which was fun, interesting, academically rigorous, and truly helped me learn a lot of French extremely quickly. The platform addressed grammar, vocabulary, but also listening and writing exercises which were reviewed by one of their excellent professors (Professeur Azadée). It was a fun, relevant way to familiarize myself with modern day French culture.My in-person class with Professeur Mégane was outstanding, too. She did a tremendous job of making the material enjoyable, while we also learned the important grammar and vocabulary through a lot of discussion, as well as reading and writing exercises. Even though people in the class ranged in age from 15 to 58 (me!), we were all able to enjoy each other's unique perspectives and experiences -- all "en français."The school's building is beautiful, and the location is in the heart of the fun of Montpellier. I know that LSF offers a huge variety of fun trips and excursions, though I did not tend to take part in those. Montpellier has a glorious variety of outstanding restaurants for any budget.I plan on returning to LSF next year, to continue my French studies. I'm looking forward to having my wife take classes for beginners, while I continue with my intermediate level. In the meantime, I have a lot of excellent study materials to keep me progressing in French.Merci pour cette belle expérience, LSF !