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Old 13.06.2015, 05:40
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Re: shall I continue with Migros language cours or change the school

I've tried to study in that school. It was my first french school in geneva. Really I didn't like the method. I've finished ny course in Uog.
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Old 13.06.2015, 11:31
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It's the teacher that counts, not the school as such. Each school has supervisors, and you should always go and discuss difficulties you have with a teacher and the methods with them first- and maybe they can change you to another group and teacher. NO teacher, and NO method is good for everyone- we all come with different baggage, ability, expectations, previous learning experience, etc-

Personally, as a language teacher (French mother-tongue but UK qualified + experience)- I do not think private lessons are best for most. You get far more interaction with a small group, and it is far more friendly and 'comfortable' - one to one can be quite intimidating. It's a shame most schools are in school type rooms too. Teaching around your kitchen table is so much more relaxed, with the coffee machine on and the dog snorring in the corner.
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Old 13.06.2015, 11:35
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It's the teacher that counts, not the school as such. Each school has supervisors, and you should always go and discuss difficulties you have with a teacher and the methods with them first- and maybe they can change you to another group and teacher. NO teacher, and NO method is good for everyone- we all come with different baggage, ability, expectations, previous learning experience, etc-

Personally, as a language teacher (French mother-tongue but UK qualified + experience)- I do not think private lessons are best for most. You get far more interaction with a small group, and it is far more friendly and 'comfortable' - one to one can be quite intimidating. It's a shame most schools are in school type rooms too. Teaching around your kitchen table is so much more relaxed, with the coffee machine on and the dog snorring in the corner.
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Re: shall I continue with Migros language cours or change the school

I just walked away from Migroschule A1 in preference to Babel language app on my phone.

I use it about 40 minutes a day on my train commute.
I'm definitely getting more benefits & I have my Wednesday evening free again.

You need to use it daily to keep the momentum.
It costs a fraction of Migroschule for unlimited access for 12 months.

I highly recommend it.
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Re: shall I continue with Migros language cours or change the school

And I just signed up for the A2 at Migros Klubsche, because we have a truly engaging teacher!!! As many posters said already - it's all to do with the teacher!!

Btw if anyone is looking for a good teacher, you can pm me and I can give the name of my teacher - she is in Migros Baden, but she may even do one-to-one lessons! She is very easygoing, speaks 4-5 languages, and is now a good friend of mine .
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I supposed that learning a new language is better way for comers in a new country. For example, when I arrived in CH, the first action is to go to a school for learning the local language and my chosen school was École Club Migros.
Well, fortunately, I´ve already spoken English, so enough to communicate and do a lot of things to survive in a French Kanton. What did I do? I bought some French books in the Summer, vacations period, I started to study at least the French grammar and of course some vocabularies and a dictionary. I applied the method of Universal Grammar, ´cause this helped me to do the examen after.
Finally, I studied some months in that school where I´ve had a contact with other foreigners students, and this class I was only the person who spoke Portuguese, so I made all efforts to communicate in French.
It was an excellent experience to study in this place.

I supposed that school has already changed its methods.
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Any suggestions as to how I could improve my French skills without attending a school?
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What is your current level now? Full immersion is the best- so maybe you could go and stay with friends in Romandie- perhaps in exchange with help with decorating or pet sitting, etc ()...
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Re: shall I continue with Migros language cours or change the school

Or join a French-speaking forum. But I second Odile, immersion is the best, the hardest, but the best.
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Old 25.08.2015, 23:07
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What is your current level now? Full immersion is the best- so maybe you could go and stay with friends in Romandie- perhaps in exchange with help with decorating or pet sitting, etc ()...
Indeed

Current level - according to the delfdalf test - seems to be B1, I want to get up to very solid B2 or even slight C1 level. Merci
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Old 25.08.2015, 23:20
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There you go, where there is a will- there is usually a way

Got Skype?

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Any suggestions as to how I could improve my French skills without attending a school?
Me! I also need to talk too much French. Soon, I´ll do my French examens.

Alors, if you want to exchange some informations in French, and I need to improve my English for Toefl examen.
I think it´ll be great. What do you think?
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