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ALPADIA Language Schools Lyon

Former known as: ESL Language Schools Lyon

Language School, Lyons, France

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Maria Boicharova

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Maria Boicharova does not recommend ALPADIA Language Schools Lyon.

The reason I am writing this review is to warn all potential students from making the same mistake I did. Deciding to go there, I thourouhghly looked through the website and had almost a 2-week-long correspondence held with one of the members of the company, where I made sure I got all the answers I wanted. Therefore, by the time booking the course I thought I had a full image of what to expect upon the arrival from both the school and the accommodation. I booked a Standard Intensif course for three weeks and a student apartment as my accommodation. After the arrival, I realized what I saw on the website was nothing like the real thing. Starting with the loft, the photos on their website were probably made straight after it was open, in reality, everything is really dirty and half things don't work or barely work, for example, one of the rooms, had no windows that could be open, and that's in 35 degrees on the top floor of the building and in the constant sun. Half of the wall of another room, that, by the way, was the neighboring wall with the living room, was simply a piece of plastic. When someone sits in the living room, which is most of the time, both the light and the sound get through it. In the same room, the wall by the bed stops midway and some sort of an attack starts with metal constructions popping out of there above the bed. The school staff has agreed that the room is somewhat special for the loft, yet, I was not warned about it before transferring them money. Moreover, the stated number of bathrooms in the apartment is not really true, since some of them are only accessible from certain rooms, so that there is, for example, only one toilet for 3 rooms, which is the maximum of 6 people. I must also say, that no rules stated by the school that were supposed to be followed in the apartment have been followed by the students, who have lived there longer, so, for example, there were students not from the apartment and maybe even not from the school staying overnight. No actions from the school have followed in the time I spent there, given that the rules stay the student whose friend not from the loft stays over will be asked to flee the loft or will loose their deposit.
As to the school, things are a little better there but still are not what the website says it is. I must mention, the price not matching the quality of education received, the intensif course wasn't intensif at all. I had normal lessons before lunch and all the intensiveness of my course was just an extra hour after lunch, that wasn't really productive, yet added quite a lot to the price of the standard course. the standard course itself was not dynamic, judging from my experience of language schools, very slow, for example, in 2 hours only 2 pages fo material could be covered. As to myself, I got put into a group, that I found was suitable for my notsohigh level. Yet, since group you are put in has already been formed and students there have spent several weeks with this teacher, the teacher did not make an effort to include new students into the lesson and kept cooperating with other students in the group. Also, no English is accepted even in terms of the question or a word the student wants to ask, yet the teacher did not make an effort to help the student ask the question in French or help them learn the word. Moreover, since you come into an already formed group, where students have already covered some of the topics and grammar, it was clear no one would cover it in the nearest weeks. Therefore, most students are disadvantaged from each other and are not on the same level of knowledge, which has not been mentioned on the website, instead, a group with an even level of knowledge has been promised. The staff of the school has mentioned the repetitiveness of their program, however, this happens every quite a few weeks, so the student arriving for 3 weeks, will not be on the same level.
I have not fulfilled the full lenght of my course, and coming on Sunday have already left on Thursday, being dissatisfied.

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Student «Maria Boicharova» attended this Language School in Lyons, France from 2017-06-11 to 2017-06-15 for 1 weeks.


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Switzerland


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«The school and my host family were great.» EdcuationStars StarsEdcuationStars StarsEdcuationStars StarsEdcuationStars StarsEducationStars Stars
Quality/Satisfaction: 97.14%
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N.Sch.13 recommends the Language School ALPADIA Language Schools Lyon.

My language stay was really good overall.

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«The language stay in Lyon was really cool!» EdcuationStars StarsEdcuationStars StarsEdcuationStars StarsEdcuationStars StarsEducationStars Stars
Quality/Satisfaction: 96.43%
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Quality/Satisfaction: 90.71%
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Quality/Satisfaction: 94.29%
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Quality/Satisfaction: 97.86%
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Quality/Satisfaction: 88.57%
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