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