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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ForeverEminem98

Has anyone ever gone to a study abroad in France?

I'm looking into studying in France for a French course soon. I was thinking about joining maybe between February and March. So far I've compared a couple of schools and programs off of this one site: https://www.languagecourse.net/schools--france.php3 and have looked at one in Paris, one in Tours, and one in Cannes, and they are all so different with Pros and Cons. There is just so much information, and it says some stuff may not be listed. I was also thinking I would stay for 4, 6, or 12 weeks, but I wasn't sure if the course itself goes that long or what is the best amount of time to stay. How intense are intensive courses and is it possible to stay 6 weeks in one place and 6 weeks in another while progressing through French as if I were staying with one teacher the whole time? Anyone who can give some tips, information, experience, knowledge, feedback, etc. would be much appreciated!

August 5, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mketch

I studied at Universite Catholique de l'Ouest, and it was a great intensive program. I was with a host family, and it made such a difference. After a semester, you could see a vivid difference in the French between those living with a host family and living in an apartment. Even if it is out of your comfort zone, you should absolutely do it because it will help you profit the most from your time there.

In this program, I was also able to meet people from all around the world. You can choose whether you want to do four weeks, 4 months, or a year. I did 4 months, and I wish I could have done longer.

August 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ForeverEminem98

That sounds amazing, I might have to take your word for it and go for a host family. I just feel bad that they have to deal with me for so long!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mketch

Nah, they get paid, and they are doing it for a reason. Host families want to get just as much out of it as you do!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HisatoshiI

Your comments were very helpful as I was thinking to stay in France next year to learn real French. I visited website of CIDEF and was very much impressed with their courses. I am going to send questions to CIDEF and do you mind telling me your experiences at CIDEF. My email address: hisatoshiinoguchi@gmail.com. I am also using Facebook. I am also interested in your French ability as you would be able to control French very fluently. On the contrary, I had no other experiences than at Duolingo.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mketch

Je t'ai envoyé un e-mail!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mobetty

Salut, ForeverEminem98. J'ai passé un été à L´Institut d´Ëtudes françaises à Avignon. On apprend beaucoup avec homestay ... une famille française sert comme l´hôte pendant le semestre. Moi j´ai suivi deux cours intensifs, mais d´autres étudiants ont choisi un programme pour maximiser les voyages européens. Parle avec les étudiants qui ont déjá fini leurs études à l´école qui t´intéresse le plus. Bon courage!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ForeverEminem98

Je sais que l'on apprend beaucoup avec l'homestay parce qu'il est très immersif, mais je pense que je préfère vivre dans un appartement flat ou un dortoir personnellement (especially if it were for douze semaines! ) Possiblement, je peux vivre avec une famille francaise si c'est quatre semaines. Pourquoi avez-vous choisi L'Institut d'études françaises à Avignon? Vous l'aimez là?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mobetty

À cette époque j´étais fascinée par le théâtre classique, surtout les tragédies de Corneille et les drames et la poésie de Racine m´intéressaient. J´étais allée voir les spectacles au Festival d´Avignon. C´était le plus important semestre à mon fac. Ma Majeure: Les langues et les littératures romanes. Après un été en France, j´ai ajouté la Mineure: L'Ëconomie

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