French in Normandy

Why choose French in Normandy?

Here at French in Normandy, we provide a warm and friendly atmosphere for our students to study French. Our school is located in a separate building with convenient street parking and is based in the beautiful historic region of Normandy, France. Our friendly staff and highly qualified teachers are dedicated to teaching you French quickly and efficiently. Our goal is to make your time abroad productive and an overall amazing experience. Our staff members are also constantly giving advice to make your stay in Rouen a great one. lea


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Yes, I recommend this program

Wonderful experience learning french and having fun

I had a really good time in French in Normandy. During the three weeks that I was in Rouen, I stayed at Canteleu (20 min from Rouen by bus).
There I lived with a very welcoming woman that rented the three free rooms she had. So I shared the house with her and also with a French girl and a Swiss boy. Both of them were very nice. As I chose the half-board room option, we used to have breakfast and dinner together. So the housing was really fine except of the fact that it was not in the city centre.
The classes were really funny. The teachers were young, active and dynamic, so it was not only grammar, reading or doing more boring things. There you learned while having fun. Sometimes we did kind of theatre exercises. But we also have some homework, so I learned a lot of expressions, grammar, vocabulary and I became much more fluent in French.
The other students were from plenty of countries. I used to speak French with the ones that wanted to practice. We were really motivated!
Some of my classmates had troubles with their adoptive families, but the personal from French in Normally reacted as soon as they were aware of the issue. They offered the students the possibility to change the family and, if there were many complaints of a family, they stopped working with her.
When I came back to Spain, I needed them to modify my certificate because of requirements on the scholarship my university had given to me. They did so and sent me a new certificate very quick. I really appreciated that!
As an advice, I would have like to have more options to have lunch at school and not only sandwiches :)
After that nice experience, I did Erasmus in France, I worked as a language assistant in Germany. So this was a good beginning that encouraged me to continue travelling.
I recommend to you all to go to French in Normandy!!

Thank you :)

What would you improve about this program?
As I said, I would like to have had more things to chose at lunch
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Best school ever!!!

I’ve studied in French in Normandy 5 years ago just for a summer course of 1 month and I just absolutely loved it!!! The city its great, charming, lot of history, just the perfect size to not loose the real identity of a French city and have a real experience. One month was too sort so now I’m speeding 3 months in this lovely city and area. The location its just good to do lots of great day trips to the seacoast, exquisite Normandy villages or Paris if you want. The best part it’s the all the stuff are very welcoming, you feel they really care, and not just treat you was an another number. They do also creative actives after class and in the city, so its fun to learn and easy to make friends.

I definitely recommended!


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Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Malika Bezzou

Job Title
Center Manager

Tell us about yourself, Malika.

I have been working for French in Normandy for 21 years now. I started as a teacher, became Head of Studies, and am now the manager of the school.

What is your favorite travel memory?

My favorite memory is going to Brazil and meeting French teachers. I was so amazed by their love for French language, culture, and gastronomy -- I immediately felt the importance of France abroad.

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

I 'm happy to work in a company where so many people from different countries, nationalities, and religions can live peacefully together! This makes me think that we need to be optimistic about the future.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

We had a Korean student who was able to achieve her dream of becoming a baker. She came to study French with us, and was then able to enroll in a baking and pastry school. After she finished, she went back to Korea and opened her own shop!

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

I would like to join a French language and cooking program. During one week you have three cooking sessions and have the opportunity to cook and eat so many French specialties. It 's such a great opportunity to learn how to cook baguettes, macarons, quiches, and more. The teachers are very patient and all the activities are in French so you can learn in a fun way.

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

Our team is quite young and always here to help. Most of our teachers have been working with the company for many years now and are all here to teach French in a serious but fun way. They're all very involved in the success of our students, and want them to enjoy their stay as much as possible.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

First of all, the location of Rouen is not very far from Paris and the cost of living is less expensive than in the capital.

Our school is not a big school so it gives us the opportunity to get to know each of our students. We know what their specific objectives are and everything is done so that they can reach their goals. Most of our students choose to stay with a host family and this is a great part of the success of the school as they are sharing their time with a typical French family, and leave with good memories of France.

Our team puts their heart into the work that they do, and students can feel this. Many students appreciate the atmosphere of the school and they know that they can tell us if they have a problem -- there is always somebody to talk to.