Our one-to-one French courses in the French Alps - what students say about us - and do visit our photos feedback too
Ian - The boys are back again and they have so much to tell ! One
story after the other, they are extremely happy and satisfied. It's
difficult to find the words to say THANK YOU: to you, (and teacher
& ski instructor). They will never forget this vacation!!! They
will probably want to go back one day - (My husband) and I will stop
by one day to say hello too. Thanks for the last picture !!! They
told about the last adventure in the woods with lots of snow ... We
will recommend you to our friends, to their school and to the travel
agency, ok? Best regards, abraços, Irene B,
Did the experience differ from your expectations ?
" the program/school was great and director was very flexible
with my requests".
Chris gave us an "excellent" rating for everything - pre-course support, accommodation, teaching and support while he was here, (with private ski lessons in the afternoons). Chris C, HR director of an international company, (1 week one-to-one French course, 2012)
Did the experience differ from your expectations ?
" Yes, I expected to have the course but the additions of (i)
meeting the teacher beforehand in a relaxed environment; (ii) the
informal nature of the lessons including going for walks; and (iii)
being able to enjoy an evening meal on the last day were all an added
Hi Ian, Was lovely to meet you and I thank you for
your excellent support and organisation for the week that I was in
Chamonix. My feedback is attached:
Did the experience differ from your expectations ? "Yes, it was
much better. Both the children and adults enjoyed it a lot.......The
location is truly picture perfect .....I would want to do the course
again. No hesitation"
"The course was exactly what we wanted and hoped
for.....We would certainly come again, the teaching was excellent,
the village friendly and the accommodation very reasonable and welcoming".
"The experience was better than I had expected, particularly
with regard to the accommodation. We all had the added benefit of
being with a French family, speaking French with them and learning
more about the French lifestyle."
"A truly wonderful experience. Brilliant organisation.
High quality. Nothing was too much trouble. (teacher) was fabulous,
such patience with me as well as the boys. We adored being in the
mountains, seeing children get as much cultural education by touring
the town and cafe's was as important as learning the French. I just
cannot rate the holiday, education, fun and value for money highly
enough. Most definitely a holiday to remember for years to come.
Thanks you again for a wonderful experience learning French. I thought
you would laugh to see the books on French that I already own. I shall
have to devote more time to them! If you are ever in Washington or
if you have friends coming here who may need some advice (other than
simultaneous translation services), do let me know. And thanks again!
Je reviens! (J'espère.)
I wanted to tell you that the week I spent ... in
Mens was possibly the best week of the trip. At least that is the
place that keeps coming to mind! Thank you so much for all the extras
you did, Sylvie (my teacher) was wonderful. My confidence may not
be what it should be but the experience was fantastic !
(My husband) was very happy to be in Chamonix for
his climbing, and I, for my French lessons. My teacher was wonderful.
From the moment we first met on Monday morning until the moment we
had to say goodbye on Friday I enjoyed every minute with her. She
is a charming lady, very helpful, and an exceptional teacher. I can't
tell you how much I learned and how happy I am that I had the week
Dear Ian, Many thanks for a wonderful two weeks and an Introduction
to France. We had a great experience with your organisation and your
relaxed and careful approach was much appreciated by us.
pre - 2009
Thanks so much for the feedback - I really enjoyed the
course and (my teacher) was really excellent and really "got" what
I needed her to help me with. I've improved massively with her help
and feel much more confident in my grammar knowledge now.
....... it's all very good and (my teacher) is great.
If Altiplano needs any recommendations going forward let me know.
I just wanted to say what a wonderful time Vernon and I had in CHAMONIX at the beginning of January. Claire was fantastic and very patient with us. We have now frenchified our house with little reminders. Hopefully we will repeat the experience soon. However it will probably be in a couple of years time as Claire may have told you that we are expecting another baby in the summer. Thank you once again. We will do our best to keep up the French in the mean time. From Liz B, UK.
We would like you to know that we were both thrilled with our courses. Both Clare and Stephanie were really superb. Thanks again. Kate P, UK.
Many thanks Ian, we both very much enjoyed the course and feel motivated to put the knowledge to use! Best regards Babs & Joe H, Australia.
Terrific. Love the apartment and Claire and Stephanie
are wonderful teachers. All is well.
Thanks Ian, I really enjoyed the course, Claire is a
great teacher. Many thanks again for your help,
I enjoyed meeting you in CHAMONIX and also was well
cared for by your staff during my visit. To you guys, I owe a debt of
gratitude. Thank you for making my trip both enjoyable and fruitful.
Our week at Prefaucon was everything I hoped for and
more. By no means the least of the attractions for our week was our
French teacher who was outstanding in her capacity as French tutor in
every way. Her ebullient personality and boundless energy helped not
only with the language lessons but with the various outside activities.
I wish you every success with Altiplano. It was a pleasure to meet your
wife and daughter. I hope our paths cross some time in the future.
On behalf of Mr Liberadzki let me thank you. It was
a pleasure and great language experience for him to spent time with
On a deux mots à te dire, "merci beacoup",
... to let you know that I had a great time with (my teacher), she is
a great lady and we had a great time together. I did le arn a lot and
she was very patient with me. I will endeavour to do the exercises and
practice what she has taught me.
Thanks for everything. I really enjoyed my stay and
was very happy with how I progressed with the French lessons. Everyone
was extremely friendly and obliging and I found the format both agreeable
and profitable. Please extend my sincere thanks to Claire, Anne-Marie,
Audrey and the Ecochards. I will certainly hope to make a return trip
to CHAMONIX at some point for some more skiing.
Hi Ian, Just a quick email to let you know I'm back home in Australia struggling to return to reality again!! I also wanted to thank you again, I had a fantastic time in Mens, please pass on my heartfelt thanks to (my host family) and also Noel for his time horseriding, i really had the best time in Mens!! Hope everythings good over there and I'm counting the days till my next trip already!! ....... many thanks again and I'll email some photos though when I've sorted them all out!! Cheers, Libby G, Australia, (Homestay course, May 2006)