Saturday, 16 March 2019 22:31
Ich habe 3 Wochen in der Sprachschule verbracht und von meinem Aufenthalt sehr viel profitiert. Corinne ist eine sehr gute Lehrerin mit viel Erfahrung. Sie findet mit gutem Gefühl aus, wo die Student/Innen ihre Mängel haben und untersützt sie gezielt und professionell. Die Ausflüge am Nachmittag bieten eine schöne Abwechslung zu den Klassenstunden und eine weitere Möglichkeit für das Sprachtraining. Ich kann Valorme Allen, die ihr Französisch verbessern möchten, wärmsten empfehlen.
Thursday, 06 December 2018 23:17
I spent two splendid weeks at Valorme in September. I have only wonderful things to say about my stay. First of all, Corine is totally amazing. She is a superb teacher, who employs many creative and entertaining techniques that enhance learning and make it fun. I don't know where she gets her energy and patience, but nothing seems to phase her. Time passes very quickly during the morning classes. And then you have the rest of the day to continue speaking French over lunch and during afternoon excursions.
The on site apartments are charming, you have everything you need, and if you don't Corine or Alain will help you find it. The location is out of a fairy tale and there are so many interesting sites to visit nearby.
My fellow students were from many different countries and all were so friendly and kind. All in all, a fantastic experience. I highly recommend this amazing immersion course!
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 19:14
Studying French at Valorme is very personal because Corine (the owner) is also the teacher, manager, guide, etc... and she is indeed a master of all trades.
I was looking to improve my intermediate French with a small group and thankfully stumbled upon Valorme after searching on the internet. We were a group of 6 students from various countries and Corine was very attentive to all of our needs in terms of grammar, speaking, excursions, etc. We all had a wonderful time learning and exploring the beautiful region around Foix.
I recommend without hesitation for anyone interested in making progress in French ! I can definitely say that after one week I have progressed more than ever expected !
Saturday, 07 July 2018 09:58
D’abord merci beaucoup, Corine, pour cette semaine formidable.
L’organisation est très bonne, les appartements et les salles communes sont bien équipés. Il manque rien. On fait des connaissances avec d’autres étudiants très sympathiques qui viennent de tous les coins du monde. Et les conversations sont souvent intéressantes pendant lesquelles on apprend beaucoup de nouvelles choses.
L’agenda de la journée me plaît vraiment parce qu’il y a un bon équilibre entre les discours et les exercices de grammaire. Et les déjeuners ensemble sont une bonne occasion de répéter et d’approfondir ce que nous avons appris.
La culture et les traditions de cette région pittoresque sont à l’ordre du jour pendant les excursions de l’après-midi.
En bref, grâce à cette école j’ai fait de bons progrès et je peux la recommander vivement.
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 13:35
Ich bin durch das Internet auf die Möglichkeit gestoßen in Valorme meine
Französischkenntnisse zu verbessern.
Corine ist eine sehr nette kompetente
Lehrerin, die den Unterricht abwechslungsreich und interessant
gestaltet. Die Gruppe besteht aus maximal 6 Personen. Das gemeinsame Mittagessen, sowie die wunderbaren Ausflüge am Nachmittag habe ich sehr genossen. Die Apartments im Haus sind liebevoll eingerichtet.
Ich habe mich in diesen 2 Wochen sehr wohlgefühlt und komme gerne wieder!
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 09:58
I thoroughly enjoyed my two weeks at Valorme with Corine. She is an excellent teacher. She is very patient, and ensures that every student has the opportunity to speak. She pitches her classes extremely well, and provides an interesting variety of learning opportunities. Our group also laughed a lot, which is important! The fact that classes never have more than six students is also very good.
Thursday, 29 March 2018 15:46
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 09:05
I've just completed 3 weeks at Valorme and I chose the right school. Corine is a delight and perhaps the most patient person I've ever met! She combines patience with an excellent sense of humour and teaching skills.
The apartment had everything I need and the school is in the centre of town.
Foix is just the right size - everything you need, even in winter, but not so big you get overwhelmed.
The surrounding countryside is stunning and Corinne organises excellent afternoon excursions. I highly recommend Valorme and will be back
Thursday, 08 June 2017 09:56
I just finished my third two-week stint at Valorme. Foix is a wonderful and comforting small city in which to be a foreigner; Corine is particularly patient and skilled at noting where each student needs attention. Moreover, the people who choose to study at Valorme are always very "amiable" and make the classes interesting and lively. Enjoy!
Thursday, 01 June 2017 15:34
In 2016, I took two month-long French immersion courses in southern France. Valorme was the one I chose to return to this year, and this time with my husband. In fact, many of the students at Valorme are returning for a second or even third time--a fact which speaks volumes about the quality of Corine's instruction as well as the accommodations. I'll say a few words about each.
First, the instruction. I'm a professor of education, and I can't say enough about Corine's approach to teaching French to adult learners. The courses are offered at various levels and for varying lengths of time. Activities are varied and well-keyed to the needs of the particular learners (never more than 6) and the pace is relaxed. Corine's explanations are very clear, and she has a wonderful sense of humour. Afternoons are typically spent on excursions, so you get a chance to see quite a lot of the stunning countryside--the castles, caves with prehistoric drawings, subterranean rivers, etc. And for the weekends, there are some terrific hiking trails into the nearby mountains, as well as the charming town of Foix to explore.
Second, the accommodations. Valorme is unique in that it offers learners studio apartments in the same building in which the course is offered. The apartments are very clean and comfortable, with a magnificent view of Foix castle, which is almost next door. The apartment kitchens are well-equipped, and laundry facilities are available in the building as well.
I can't recommend this program enough--and yes, I hope to return for a third visit in the not-too-distant future!