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Migros école-club Intensive French

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Anybody attended french courses in Migros école-club? Is it effective? Any tips and things to consider? I have the book and CDs.

I'm about to take an intensive french course for a month.
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Re: Migros école-club Intensive French

I've done 2 in the series but none were of the month long intensive variety.

Like anything, depends on the instructor you get - I actually switched out of the A1 course with one because she was so painfully boring and useless that I knew I'd never stick with it...But interestingly enough, I had 2 great ones in the end...Met some terrific people as well

I have nothing to compare it to but I believe, in gneneral, Migros' courses are well respected with many who have gone through them...I'm actually thinking of heading back to continue with my French
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Re: Migros école-club Intensive French

Hello everybody,

I am looking into studying a semi-intensive French course at Migros klubschule in Nyon. Does anybody know what course book they use for A1 or A2. I'm either going to be A1/3 or lower A2/1 but don't want it to be too easy as I'm planning on putting in a lot of work outside of class time. I'd like to be able to look up what work I should have covered ahead of attending the class so I can get up to speed and work from there.

Thank you in advance for your help,

Rachael
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Hello everybody,

I am looking into studying a semi-intensive French course at Migros klubschule in Nyon. Does anybody know what course book they use for A1 or A2. I'm either going to be A1/3 or lower A2/1 but don't want it to be too easy as I'm planning on putting in a lot of work outside of class time. I'd like to be able to look up what work I should have covered ahead of attending the class so I can get up to speed and work from there.

Thank you in advance for your help,

Rachael
It's been a while since I took my German course with them, but at the time A1 was one book (levels 1-3 in the same book) and A2 was a different book. I imagine the French book structure is similar.

If you aren't sure what level you'll need you can you stop by the school and ask to look at the books.

Another option they offered at the time was to sign up for the level I thought I needed, attend the first class, and then if it was too low or high of a level then I could switch if the other level was available. You could ask about that too when you go to look at the books.
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Re: Migros école-club Intensive French

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Hi,

Anybody attended french courses in Migros école-club? Is it effective? Any tips and things to consider? I have the book and CDs.

I'm about to take an intensive french course for a month.
The trouble with Migros courses is that they can get quite big. But personally, I did an intensive French course at the school in Lausanne when I first arrived and it was great. There were 8 in the class, but only 5 showed up regularly and the teacher was very good. It gave me a great start point and was so much more affordable than anything else I came across.
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Re: Migros école-club Intensive French

I haven't taken intensive French classes at Migros, but spent a lot of time last year looking into different intensive options and repeatedly heard that the quality of the Migros class totally depends on the teacher. Some are great, some not so much. Sounds like a bit of a lottery.

I did end up going with Agora in Lausanne, and have to say I really recommend it. CHF600/month for 3 hours/day, 5 days/week. Reasonable price and I felt I really learned well.
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Re: Migros école-club Intensive French

I took the semi-intensive at the école-migro in Geneva. I really liked it! We had two teachers and one was really nice and the other one intimidated a lot of my classmates (I actually really liked the "mean" one). Now I'm taking a class at the iFage, which has a reputation for being one of the better language schools but it's also one of the most expensive. I liked my teachers at Migros but I found a lot of the students were unmotivated which could make it hard when we had oral exercises, but on the bright side, a lot of them would skip class and we routinely had only five people show up! Good luck with your class!
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Re: Migros école-club Intensive French

I skipped Nyon and went to Migros Geneva, for a particular B2 prof that they outsourced from UniGe. I went there specifically for her and she was worth every single cent invested. I do no think I would have liked the Nyon ones, the courses tend to be slow. I did UniPop in GE and was really happy with the cost->quality (no cost, good quality). I also did a free lang exchange through another site, organized once a week at Maison Gruetli.
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