Testimonials

Stories from persons who came to learn French

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Sarah SENTONOI, US

12/17/2010

"Mon expérience à Ifalpes a été un rêve qui est devenu réalité… Les professeurs et tout le personnel de l'école sont très gentils et font tout pour nous faire profiter au maximum de cette magnifique expérience. Ils ne nous aident pas seulement à améliorer notre français en cours mais aussi à nous intégrer dans la culture française. Le service logement m'a trouvé un appartement joli et très confortable, elle m'a aidé dans toutes mes demandes.
Ifalpes offre beaucoup d'opportunités de participer à des excursions: La fête des lumières à Lyon, visite de Genève, Chamonix mais aussi d'autres activités comme faire du kayak sur le lac d'Annecy, des randonnées, un tour du lac à vélo et même du ski!
Chaque mardi, j'avais le plaisir de déjeuner avec des étudiants français au ""Language Corner"". C'est une activité qui a été crée par des étudiants de l'Ipac afin d'échanger sur les cultures dans différentes langues avec les étudiants étrangers. J'ai pu ainsi y pratiquer mon français et me faires des amis.
Mon expérience en France est une expérience que je ne suis pas prête d'oublier! Elle m'a donné l'opportunité de découvrir un nouveau pays, une nouvelle culture mais aussi d'apprendre à mieux me connaitre."

Lara SCHANZER, US

10/03/2010

"The IFALPES program offers students a chance to be completely submerged in the French Language. Classes are composed of four-hour blocks the subjects ranging from grammar, conversation, and oral comprehension. The staff is excellent. The teachers at IFALPES are there to help you and support you throughout your studies; they are wonderful resources. The program is formulated around your needs and capabilities, and to some extent the students will play a role in forming the outline of the class.

IFALPES is in actuality a part if the private university IPAC where French students specialize in economics, engineering as well as multiple other subjects. Because classes are held in the same building one is able to communicate with French students and partake in school and student sponsored activities. This becomes your most favorable resource for making acquaintances and truly delving into the language, as one will find within the French language three different levels ranging from the familiar to the bourgeois. The most difficult part of living abroad for me has been making friends with the citizens of the country, thus the access to student activities allows you to take part in the social life of the French youth.

The IFALPES program is an excellent choice for study abroad students, who can only attain a basic level of French in their country. If you are serious about becoming fluent in the French language IFALPES can set you in the right direction."

Julia ATKINS, UK

06/01/2011

"I had 3 amazing months (March to May) in Annecy. Annecy is a beautiful and vibrant town. It is very picturesque with the lake and the nearby mountains. It is called the Little Venice due to the canals. I love doing sport and that is one reason why I chose Annecy. There is a cycle path that follows the lake. I could choose whether to run, rollerblade or cycle.
I stayed in the "vieille ville" (Little Venice region). My studio flat was in an amazing area. It overlooked the "Musée du Chateau". I walked out of my front door and I was immediately in an attractive street with boutiques, artisan bakeries, restaurants and not far from the open market. My language school Ifalpes was just 10 minutes away.
The Language school was well organised.
The classes had no more than 18 students in them. All the teachers I had were enthusiastic, dynamic and very approachable. There were various activities organised by the school.
I would recommend highly both Ifalpes and Annecy as a place to learn French."