Testimonials about our language courses
Testimonials about our Intensive English Courses
"The training at Dialogue-Angloscene Languages fullfilled all my expectations. My aim was to brush up my English, which was achieved through individually designed lessons, delivered by a highly qualified teacher . The focus was set on the most important topics in order to reach the maximum amount of progress. I strongly recommend Dialogue-Angloscene Languages."
Swiss Life Insurance Group
I spent two weeks at Dialogue-Angloscene and I think that was the right length for this kind of training.
The main advantages of this course are the all-day contact with your teachers and the chance to be totally immersed in the language.
The place is in a quiet environment and it is very friendly. It does not offer too many distractions from your studies and it is very relaxing.
The Angloscene course is also very personalised and offers you a set of “learning tools” you can use once back home.
Just remember that what makes the difference is always your motivation.
Elisa Gaudio, Italy
I would like to thank you for the wonderful and useful time that I had at Dialogue-Angloscene, for your teaching and for your hospitality.
It is impossible for me to tell you what a great experience it was to visit your school, even if it was only for a short stay.
I want to take lessons again at your school.
I look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
I would sincerely like to thank you very much. I have enjoyed my stay at your place and I have learnt a lot during this week.
Many thanks to you Mike for your delicious meals, which I can recommend to anyone. Your company during the meals was very pleasant. You gave me a lot of things to think about. Not to forget: thanks a lot for the special tour of Rye.
Thanks to you Minoo, I have been making progress since the first day in my specific problem areas. Thank you for your patience and flexibility.
I can say that the whole experience has been truly worthwhile. And, as Mike said: ‘Every ending is the start of a new beginning!’
It was a pleasure to meet you, and once again, many thanks.
HR Consultant - HOLLAND
I would like to express my appreciation again for your lessons and hospitality during my stay at Dialogue-Angloscene.
I believe that one to one lessons are the best way to learn English quickly and properly. Thanks to your system, I could learn exactly what I wanted.
It is almost an endless road to learn a language but my experience in Rye was absolutely one of the biggest gains and steps on my way to the mastery of the English language.
If somebody reads these lines and is interested in some personal comments then I would like to point out the following: the teaching concept was brilliant, I made a lot of progress within just one week.
Especially my problem of managing the rules of grammar was perfectly solved by an easily understandable explanation. Minoo did a very good job and my expectations were more than fulfilled.
The English training took place in a very pleasant environment, perfect accommodation with always terrific meals and with very warm and open hosts. If somebody is going to combine the language training with some sports, cycling and running are recommended – it is a beautiful region.
I am going to come back for sure. Hopefully at the end of this year. Many thanks to Minoo and Michael.
Business Director, BBDO Dusseldorf
"It was an exceptional experience. I had the opportunity to experience an excellent new method of learning a language.
Yes, I had tried other courses that ended when they finished. The Dialogue-Angloscene one is completely different because the teachers show you a method to improve your listening and speaking English and not only during the course. They tried to give me the self-confidence to lose my shyness with the English language."
Emilio Acevedo, Business Manager,
A very nice place, Angloscene; two very
Nice Teachers, a Super Cook, and two kind Children
Gave me the opportunity to
Learn English in the best way;
One week, from morning till night,
Stressed the knowledge. So, I became
Confident in this rich language. But the
End of this course is only the beginning!
Never I thought, I would enjoy this so much. This
Encourages me to go further with learning, …
René F. Funck, Entity Information Officer,
Testimonials about our Intensive French Courses in Belgium
I think your training method is one of the best I have known.
CH - 9033 Untereggen
Tel: +41 71 860 0502
Mobile: +41 79 6666 123
I took the course because I had been offered a job with a French company and as I was to be working with French speaking indigenes I had to undergo an interview in France, in French, two days after finishing the course. I passed the interview and was offered the job the next day. One of the many good things I found about the course was that I told Mr. Godard at the start that my initial aim was to pass the interview, with a secondary aim of continuing to learn the language, and he was able to tailor specific aspects of the course directly towards my interview. This definitely helped me get through a rather nerve racking experience as some key points, questions and responses had been turned into key phrases during the course and recorded on cassette allowing me to hear and rehearse them time and again. This 'Key Phrases' is a particular aspect of the course and I have found it particulary useful and still listen to the tapes on a regular basis now. Through this I am gaining more confidence and having been given a good grasp of the structure of the language have now found it much easier to learn on my own the grammar and verb conjugations. I have three French contractors working for me here in Nigeria and whereas I used to conduct all business in English with them, I now spend a lot of time speaking French on the job and even go out for a beer with them where we only speak French. The 'immersion' part of the course gave me the confidence to do this as only French is spoken throughout the course, although you are helped when you are in particular difficulty in trying to make yourself understood.
I have studied French for the past four summers in French-speaking countries and no other school is better than Dialogue thanks to the "private lessons."
I brought some cassettes on which I had recorded French programs, made a transcript before each lesson and had a teacher correct it. This practice greatly helped me improve my French.
This autumn just after the lessons I passed the DELF 1st grade at the score of 16.5~18 out of 20.
The fees are a little expensive but they are worth it. Dialogue is for those who really want to improve their French because no one speaks Japanese there.
About my DialoguE experience :
Most language training I've ever had taught me how to translate from English to French. At DialoguE I learned to call on what I knew to express myself directly in French. What a difference! Much like the difference between someone who can follow a recipe and someone who knows how ingredients combine to form cuisine, I learned more than just verbs & vocabulary; I absorbed the sounds, the nuances, and the rhytms of the language. I discovered that I could be understood by shopkeepers, taxi cab drivers, and, best of all –waiters!
Two weeks at DialoguE were worth two semesters of college level instruction. By the end of my stay I was able to converse with French friends in their own language! They were so impressed. Not only that, but I now have the kind of foundation that makes future learning truly productive, instead of an exercise in memorizing dull vocabulary lists. Maybe the only down side to DialoguE is that one's English gets a little rusty!...
C'est incroyable! Merci mille fois!
Flexible, sympathetic, personal - these are 3 of the most important adjectives to describe what Dialogue can offer you.
Whilst Jean-Luc, Claudine & their team are wholly professional & highly effective in delivering what you specifically need in terms of individually tailored language training, you will never feel anything other than part of an extended family. This is true from the initial doorstep greeting through your formal lessons, mealtimes and informal discussions up to the day of your final departure. When you are with them, the extended family will probably range from beginners to those who are nearly fluent - this is not an issue. Each gets his/her own needs met in a relaxed & comfortable environment - & students get to help each other in addition to everything that Dialogue offers.
I made much more progress here in just over 3 weeks than I made in 5 years of French lessons in school - & I left with an appetite to come back for more !! From one who was a reluctant language student, there can be no greater praise.
Ian D McKie
OHANET Business Services Manager
BHP Billiton Petroleum (International Exploration) Pty. Ltd.
Neathouse Place, London SW1V 1LH, UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7802 7831
My stay at Dialogue was even better than I had hoped it would be. I had a wonderful time, meeting interesting people, and feeling constantly challenged.
You have developed a program that really works, for all levels of ability.
My French improved a lot, and I am anticipating having it improve even more, during my next visit to Dialogue. I don't know yet when that might be, but I do know that I will return.
Thank you for the innovative approach to language learning, the wonderful teachers, and for making me feel so at home. Please feel free to give out my name and phone number to anyone interested in learning more about Dialogue, as I'll be happto to help spread the word.
Again many thanks to you and Claudine, and everyone at Dialogue who helped make my experience there so positive.
001207 925 65 75
"The stay at Dialogue was most helpful in focusing my efforts on key areas for improvement. The teaching methods were well adapted to my requirements and the teachers were excellent. It was very pleasant to be in a family home rather than in a school environment. This enhanced the learning experience"
David P. McNeilly
"The quality of instruction was quite high, with a great deal of attention given to individual needs.
I was able to make significant progress in the areas of greatest importance to me in a short period of time.
I would (and do) recommend Dialogue highly to anyone who is serious about learning French as efficiently as possible."
Your school was better than I imagined.
It rose far above the professionalism that I anticipated.
I particularly appreciated the perfection that you requested.
And of course, the food was superb.
James David Jacobs
Baker & McKenzie
(...) For those with any interest in learning or improving their French, in my experience, Dialogue is THE place to go. It is an ideal setting whether one starts as I did, serious disaster case, or one is a professor of French seeking only to perfect an accent. The greatest risk for any student is that Dialogue can be rather addictive. I've been lucky enough to be there three times and I'm looking forward to the fourth.
"One must be very cautious, of course, about any dealings over the internet with an entity one does not know. But, Dialogue is all they claim to be in their web site and much more. I cannot think of any group or business that I have dealt with in recent years that lived up more fully and totally to the deal they make with each individual student, in terms of instruction, cost and promised facilities and amenities. One can have total confidence that here are folks who really care about what they do, are proud of it, and proud to teach and share the beautiful French language with those fortunate enough to come to their splendidly equipped and located school. In my view, they are at the very top of the apex in instruction methods and personal expertise in language training. My time there has given me a very fond memory to carry a lifetime."
Over the years enterprises which "promise their customers less, yet deliver more" are the successful ones. Exceeding clients' expectations as a routine matter happens only through careful attention to every aspect...down to the smallest detail... of the enterprise. While such business terminology is not often applied to the educational and training process, in the case of Dialogue it most certainly deserves to be.
In summation, we've arrived home with a very clear understanding of the ongoing steps we must take to insure that we not only keep alive the language skills we've gained, but also to move ahead. We are already planning our return to Dialogue within a year for another rewarding and satisfying experience.
Margot Dexter and Palmer Swanson
As I am in a hurry, I just write you to let you know that I got the job at the ICRC.
For the interview I had the chance to choose between English and French and I decided to speak FRENCH!!!! For the group discussion etc. we spoke as well in FRENCH.
Thank you very much for your help....
On my return home, I received with interest the most recent "Champs-Elysées" cassette to which I have subscribed for a long time.
A month ago I heard about 50 %. Now, after my stay at DialoguE, I hear almost all.
Professor of Statistics
In only two weeks I made a noticeable improvement in my ability to speak and comprehend French, and significantly improved my self-confidence.
Within weeks of leaving Dialogue I was living in Paris, navigated an interview entirely in French, and had received a job offer.
The instructors were genuinely interested in helping me learn, easily accommodating my particular interests and learning style.
Rest assured that during your stay Jean-Luc and Claudine will be the perfect hosts, providing wonderful conversation and food for those rare times when you're not studying or having a lesson. Be sure to ask Jean-Luc to show you his slides from Burundi!
Dan Bradley East Boston MA
"I have taken a number of French language courses over the last ten years but always in a group format. My French had reached a particular level but I found it difficult to advance beyond this. I spent a very fruitful five days with the Godards and their excellent teachers at Spa and I reached a new level of confidence with the language. I made some marked improvements during the course and am now confident that I can reach a much higher level with practice."
Patrick Lynam, Brussels
I wholeheartedly recommend five days at Dialogue. Your efficient & personalised teaching has certainly remotivated me. Additionally, your cassettes make it easy to continue to make progress at home.
Regards to all,
Gillian Heath, Brussels
Six months after my first visit to Dialogue and immediately prior to starting my new job in a Parisian law firm, I returned to Dialogue for two weeks. The result is that I felt extremely comfortable and natural speaking in French once I arrived in France. Immediately after my arrival, I received many compliments on my French. Parisians repeatedly expressed surprise that I had never lived for an extended period of time in France. Furthermore, the facility of expression that I gained at Dialogue helped me to adapt quickly to working in an entirely French office and to interact easily on a social level with French people outside of the office. I know that the time that I spent at Dialogue played an important role in my current comfort level in France and the extent to which I am enjoying my stay here.
Dialogue is, without a doubt, the best language school that I have found. The main drawback to studying at Dialogue is that afterward, you will be much less tolerant of the inefficiency of studying elsewhere.
My French improved dramatically: I could see and hear improvement daily, not just over the course of weeks. I made more progress in my week at Dialogue than I did over the course of a year studying at school.
If you really want to learn French (or Spanish, or German, or Flemish), and you’re willing to put in the work to do it, I can’t imagine a more effective method. And I can’t wait to go back.
Richard H. Zahm
I'm home now, and very happy with my Dialogue experience, for many reasons. The biggest is that my instructors knew how to identify and address those issues that are particular to a more advanced learner. No wasted time -- my efforts were focused. Time and energy were well spent, and the result was marked progress each day. Another big reason was the food -- the meals were outstanding!
"Pure excellence in language education! After searching for two years and taking classes at several schools, finally I've discovered one where I can make solid progress in minimal time. It truly boosts your confidence, rapidly increases your level of comprehension and ease of speaking. The environment is perfect for studies - comfortable, non-stressful, and yet very serious. It's a true language immersion - you speak the language which you study from 9 o'clock in the morning till 10 o'clock in the evening, non-stop. The teachers are extremely competent, well versed in the method, and very pleasant. They concentrate on your goals, making sure that you achieve them by the end of your stay.
Inna Sheinin,Wall Street Financial Firm,
Information Technology Analyst
I would just like to convey my heart-felt gratitude to you and the whole "Dialogue" team for 2 thoroughly enjoyable and productive weeks in Spa. I feel I made significant progress with my French, thanks to a combination of your highly effective method and an extremely motivated teaching staff. The latter mixed just the right "cocktail" of exercises devoted to grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and practical application - rest assured, I will be putting your cassettes to good use in order to build on what I learned. Claudine's culinary skills rounded off the programme beautifully - all in all, a class act I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone.
Robert Breen, International Advertisement Director,
Handelsblatt Publishing Group, Düsseldorf
My expectations were fully met by Dialogue. One to one teaching ensured I was learning exactly what I needed, at a pace tailored to my ability. The setting is inviting and the Godards and their staff made my full immersion week a positive experience. I now have the confidence to approach practical situations in French as well as a good foundation for continued learning.
David Elliott, Director Market Development,
During the five days that I spent at Dialogue, I felt that I largely recovered the level of French that I had had years before when I was a student. Even more importantly, I acquired a facility of expression that I had never had before, having only taken large group classes when I was in school. The teaching method developed by Claudine and Jean-Luc Godard is extremely effective, and I found that my lessons were tailored to my particular needs and requests. The professors were not only intelligent, highly skilled and motivated, they had such a pleasant teaching style that the classes were very enjoyable. Additionally, I found that much of the learning took place in the relaxed setting of meals and coffee breaks with the Godard family, the professors and the other students.
Before planning my stay at Dialogue, I was somewhat worried that spending a week in language immersion might not be the most relaxing way to take a break from work. Instead, I found that being at the school was very much like being a guest in the home of excellent hosts. I had a private room and shower in a lovely room with views of the countryside. Every day, there were three delicious sit-down meals, with wine flowing freely at dinner. During the afternoon, there was time to go hiking in the Ardennes or to the thermal baths in heart of Spa. At the end of my stay, not only was I extremely pleased with my progress in French, I felt refreshed and relaxed.
Thanks for one of the hardest but one of the most fruitful weeks of my life.. At 54 most people don't attempt to learn a second language, so I arrived with extreme apprehension and left with confidence and motivation. You have given me a solid base on which to build my use of French.
I wanted to write to thank you for the wonderful 2 weeks I spent at your school DialoguE. As a complete beginner to French I was amazed at the progress I made in 2 weeks. Even now - almost 5 months later - the words and phrases I learnt with you are imprinted on my brain. Sadly since finishing my course I haven't used my French very much - as I didn't end up moving to Lausanne. However I have been to Paris since then and managed to get around Paris, order food and ask directions all in French. It was wonderful to me - as the people appreciated my attempts - and it enhanced the experience greatly. I also wanted to say a few words about your hospitality, the lovely accommodation and food - and how comfortable I felt in your home. I really have to compliment Claudine particularly for her attention to detail and for being a terrific hostess. The food was always delicious, the rooms always clean and comfortable - and the garden delightful. Lastly I have to talk about the learning experience at your school. At first I have to admit that as a complete beginner it all seemed a bit overwhelming. I couldn't imagine being able to understand any of the meal-time conversations - but how wrong I was. After only a week - I could comprehend much of what was being said around the dinner table - and not long after was even able to join in. I was very impressed with the methods you used for teaching, and also very impressed with all of the teachers (yourself and Claudine especially). I would like to add one other special thanks to Ingrid - whose good humour and enthusiasm for teaching French was inspiring. She always made the lessons entertaining and fun - and helped bring French to life for me. Now I've started on the many things that impressed me at DialoguE I am finding it hard to finish. I also appreciated that the length of the lessons were never stinted on. I have worked at a Language School myself - and know that at other schools lessons times are strictly adhered to. At DialoguE the lesson ended when both teacher and student were finished a topic - and not simply because the time was up. So I always felt like I was getting more than my moneys worth. Thank you to you both and everyone and DialoguE for making the experience of learning French a great one. I would gladly recommend your school to anyone who wishes to learn French in a hurry.
Independant Computer Consultant
"I found Dialogue to be very valuable experience. Through the total immersion I gained significant confidence in my speaking ability and the one-on-one courses allowed me to make tremendous progress in the areas I needed to improve. The teachers and teaching methods are outstanding and the hospitality cannot be matched. I hope to continue my studies with Dialogue in the near future."
"DialoguE are a very good company: very professional, and they take a lot of care all the time to tailor the course to your particular needs. A week there seems expensive if you compare the costs with the costs of individual private lessons which you might take elsewhere, but the huge advantage is that you are completely immersed in French. You aren't going out at lunch or back in the evenings to an English environment. I really found that this helped me become more fluent and more confident."
"Dialogue provided me with an excellent preparation for my INSEAD French exam. In particular, Dialogue's thorough coverage of grammar and its distillation of useful structures in 'Phrases-Clefs' gave me a good basis for attacking both the multiple choice and written sections of the exam. Also, living and studying in the 'total immersion' environment at Dialogue allowed me to cover and assimilate this much faster than I would have at a larger school."
"Once again many thanks for the friendly and informative week at Dialogue. The intense and disciplined one-on-one method of instruction was very effective in improving our conversation and pronunciation. We learned much about the nuances and analytical power of the French language."
John and Yvonne Moossy,
"I would like to thank Jean-Luc and Claudine for making my two-week stay at Dialogue thoroughly fulfilling. The tailored individual sessions on auditory discrimination and phonetics enabled me to make great advances in my pronunciation of French. Equally important, my hosts' unstinting attention to my malapropisms outside class served to heighten my awareness and facilitate correction of longstanding bad habits.
Jean-Luc and Claudine Godard proved to be wonderful hosts; indeed, they were cordial and personable to a fault. The ambiance they generated at their dining and living rooms, amid stupendous meals, wine and classical music was one of extraordinary ease and comfort. Nor did Jean-Luc's graciousness stop at the confines of Villa Sylvania. It was amply in evidence in the tours he gave us of Brugges, Ghent and Brussels, during which the action, naturally, took place entirely in French. To francophiles no matter the French level, I cannot but recommend Dialogue in the highest terms. The opportunity to assimilate francophone culture and refine one's French in the home of such an exceptionally accommodating family is one that no serious francophile should pass up. My only regret, as I write this, is that I don't have a forthcoming vacation to visit Dialogue soon again."
University Pennsylvania Health sys.,
Department of Medecine, Philadelphia
"The combination of total immersion in the French language and intense academics is truly hard work. However, the immersion and the excellent instruction paid off. I am delighted with my progress. I can communicate in French with far greater agility than before Dialogue. Additionally, I am convinced that through Dialogue I have built a solid base which will enable my continued progress. Dialogue was the ideal preparation for my MBA studies in France."
Attorney, MBA Candidate, INSEAD
"The week we spent was a fine, intensive way to learn French pronunciation and conversation. You are guests in the Godard's house, eating your meals with them and, at lunch, with the instructors. In between meals, you intensively drill pronunciation and conversational phrases in a way I haven't seen done in the U.S."
Professor, Columbia Law School, New York
"A great way to learn French."
Englewood Cliffs, NJ
"My experience at Dialogue was very productive. I spent three weeks learning French. The program of total immersion is the only way to make rapid and enduring progress. In addition, they have developed a new and unique method of learning French which concentrates on difficult sounds, followed by intensive practice to imprint the results permanently. Three weeks of study at Dialogue is equivalent to 2 years of study elsewhere. Above all, living in a French-speaking home adds to the experience. Without exception, Jean-Luc and Claudine Godard are outstanding hosts. The atmosphere is very conducive to relaxed learning. The living quarters and kitchen are four stars."
MD, Kiawah Island,
"Following my week at Dialogue and the opportunity to use my newly acquired French skills at two congresses in Paris, I am writing to express how pleased I am to have selected Dialogue over my other options. From the first contact your team demonstrated full flexibility with my scheduling constraints. Further, given that the demands of my job do not allow a relaxed multi-week program, you were able to construct an intensive 7-day course that I estimate would have required 2-3 weeks to complete elsewhere. Your competitors did not even understand my needs.
I found several aspects of the course highly unique and commendable. Your method of practicing French pronunciation is essential for the American like me unskilled in French phonetics. You were correct in placing emphasis on this area; my subsequent negotiations in Paris showed that my partners were pleased more by proper pronunciation than perfect grammar. Incidentally, my French friends, initially sceptical about me taking a course in Belgium, were also impressed.
Also, rather than being language teachers only, my course instructors all had occupations in other fields along with extensive training and experience as French instructors. Alone the logistics allowing them to carry on their primary occupation as well as teach were impressive. But more important, Ingrid, Didier and Regis were able to convey current usage of French, in particular from marketing and media, which was relevant to my multimedia business whose vocabulary did not even exist 3 years ago. Finally, the relaxed environment at Villa Sylvania and the excellent cuisine from the hand of Madame Godard certainly added to the enjoyment of immersion in the French language and culture.
I conclude by offering my highest recommendation to others who may be considering French study. Anyone who has time considerations, needs to use spoken French and enjoys a family atmosphere should select Dialogue. I find the program a very good value and hope to return once we clarify our plans to expand into France."
John E. Bissel,
Telemedia GmbH, Germany
"It is a great pleasure for me to thank you warmly for the excellent lessons in French that I received from you at the end of last year. When I returned to Paris from Spa, I could immediately notice a marked improvement in my competence in speaking French. In particular, I was able to carry on several fairly complicated conversations over the telephone without any difficulty. You will be amused to learn that I happened to mention to my French publisher that I had been taking lessons in French and was hoping to take some more; he replied that I had no need of further lessons! Of course, he was flattering me, I know. His remark, however, was a credit to you. You may refer any prospective clients to me, and I will be happy to recommend your lessons in French-and your gracious hospitality as well."
M.D. Carlson Professor of Psychiatry,
University of Virginia
"The course is extremely well thought out, combining many hours of lessons and informal conversation, skilled teaching and a pleasant atmosphere, which makes it the ideal immersion experience. The teachers are well trained and good at structuring the work for each individual. The practical facilities; that is the personal study bedrooms are also well planned and very comfortable. Finally, the house and meals provided are beautiful. I found that the small number of students kept the family atmosphere intact, and it was a great pleasure to talk to everyone I met. My aural comprehension of French and my confidence in speaking it improved enormously, which was what I needed myself."
"I've been studying French for years in the United States, with private lessons, classes, books, audio tapes, video tapes and what have you. While I have to consider myself an advanced student, I can also honestly say that I learned more French during the seven days I spent at Dialogue (May 25-June 2, 1997) than I did with all my other efforts combined.
The Dialogue method is different -- innovative -- especially when it comes to pronunciation. French pronunciation is profoundly different from English. With expert one-on-one guidance I was able to reach into the center of the French language and come out with a better ear for sounds that had previously eluded me. In many other fundamental ways I was able to grasp what I call "real French," instead of English translated into French. Because 60% of the vocabulary of both languages is similar, it's easy for an English speaker to fall into the translation trap -- but real French is something else entirely! I've experienced some of it now, and I want more. I stayed in the lovely home of Claudine and Jean-Luc Godard, two truly hospitable people. Putting aside the warmth that developed between us, the superb meals, and the wine education that Jean-Luc throws in as a matter of course, the addition of real conversation at meals added tremendously to the corpus of my learning. Spa is a lovely place, known for its waters (I tasted waters from seven different springs in one expedition). While there must be many opportunities to live with a French-speaking family, most of them aren't language- teaching visionaries like the Godards."
Monica Winefryde Furlong,
"I feel privileged to have attended your school, early in its existence, because we have benefitted uniquely from the immense effort that Jean-Luc and Claudine have made. You have provided comfort, a warm intimate ambience, personal tutoring at its finest, beautiful classical music, all reflecting your excellent taste."
David M. Erwin,
Testimonials about our Intensive French Courses in France
My language skills were quickly assessed at the outset and the training very well tailored according to my needs.
The highly professionnal approach coupled with the warm, welcoming athmosphere at Kerfiac provided a setting in which I could benefit to the fullest extend and without distraction.
This is a truly exceptional and rewarding approach to learning French in preparation for use in the real world.
I chose the “very intensive week” with one-on-one tutoring; it was indeed just that-very intensive ! But this is the way to go, without doubt.
The delicious meals were the icing on the cake !
Thanks to Bernard, Marie and Véronique.
2nd Testimonial (in reply to a request for a reference)
I was really impressed by the course. It is very professionally organized. Intense, indeed yes. If that is what you want, that is what you get! For me there was no better substitute than one-on-one immersion.
At the outset Bernard and his colleague(s) assess your strengths and weaknesses and tailor the sessions according to your needs and specific requirements, whether it be everyday conversation or specialist business language, oral, aural or written.
The location is a delight, a rural idyll with no distractions - I found long walks at the end of the day's sessions a good way to unwind.
The family environment, mealtimes (delicious food - Véronique is a wonderful cook) and accommodation is very welcoming and in effect an extension of the classroom sessions, but at the same time offers you the privacy you may need to simply relax or do homework.
If that is not enough to whet your appetite, let me know and I will tell you more!
Mr Michael Nathan
Scientist from the WHO
Thank you for a really excellent week !
I was initially attracted by the Dialogue technique as decribed on the web. It sounded good and after 15 years of stagnation with my French, I thought it worth a try. Naturally, I was a bit sceptical, but in fact it greatly exceeded my expectations. I feel I may have made a real breakthrough !
The teaching methods of both instructors were of a very high standard and delivered with extraordinary patience.
Outstanding ! B & V were very welcoming and helpful. V’s cooking was everything one would hope for a French country holiday. Absolutely delicious and in large quantities !
Very good value !
There is a better than 90% chance that I will return and would strongly recommend it to my friends.
Once again very good.
The technical basis of the instruction is very effective and the standard of instruction was very high.
As Bernard knew I wanted to be pushed and the level of motivation and challenge was very well judged.
I had highs and lows in my own performance, but the important thing was that the level of challenge, motivation and support remained high which is a considerably accolade to both my instructors and the helpful role that Véronique played.
Once again the food and social aspects of the stay were of a very high standard.
Il will certainly recommend Dialogue and would be delighted if I am able to return.
Defense Company – Manager
I feel that the whole week has been extremely fruitful and has exceeded my expectations on many levels.
I am extremely content with the progress I have made and feel that the method of recording the key phrases has been an integral part of my learning experience.
In addition, I am much more aware of the musical nature of French and I am now able to target specific areas of the language for improvement, such as fluency via practising and controlling pace, intonation and the rhythm of spoken French.
Culturally speaking, the course has been outstanding, giving me an invaluable insight into the cultural nuances involved in the French customer service industry.
Furthermore, I have made a lot of progress regarding key vocabularly related to work and I now have a solid base from which I can work from, in all areas, to improve my capability in French in the future.
Automotive Industry – Customer service
My week at Dialogue-France was truly an enlighting and educative experience.
Bernard and Florent were excellent patient and thorough teachers. They encouraged me to try my hardest but never pushed me too hard.
Bernard, Véronique and Théo made me feel completely at home in the beautiful house and Véronique’s marvelous cooking kept me thoroughly satisfied.
If all the Dialogue courses are like this one, I will definitely be picking up Spanish, German and anything else that you offer !
Thank you for a fantastic week!
MS Y.B STUDENT
This was a well spent week. The setting is quiet and very attractive. I truly felt welcomed by the Hénusse family and I felt that they went out of their way to make me comfortable – They even drove me to the coast to see la Manche (a.k.a. the English Channel).
The lessons were intensive without being oppressive – The same can be said of the immersion between lessons.
Though I felt my oral comprehension took 2 big step forward “I have reached” a point where progress in oral expression is slow. I think use of my phrases-clés will help to automatisms.
Before I came for this week, I could only catch snatches of TV-Cine. – Now I can listen to TV and understand the most of what I hear. Also, sole of the grammatical work (+clarification) in the daily lessons have speeded up my reading quite a bit.
I enjoyed myself a great deal. Not the least of the attractions are the animals – 5 cats, 4 hens + 2 lovely dogs who took me in a long walk almost every day and made certain I found my way home
Ms Ann Hoefer
I found the lessons and the method really good – particularly the tapping into what I already knew + then working on phrases to express my ideas. The question and answer format was good for comprehension + speaking + to focus on subjects of interest.
Marie was a great teacher, gentle but persistent with my errors.
The prononciation exercices were useful + I do feel that I’ve a better understanding of how to hear and make the different sounds.
I appreciate very much the efforts to accommodate my food allergies, the help with organising the weekend, and efforts to include me in mealtime conversation.
Ms Ariane Rummery
I am deeply pleased with my progress at DialogueE-France. It is reasonable progress and encourages me. Above all, I take away a method that teaches me how to study myself and to make further progress via at-home study or with support of another program.
The professors were extremely attentive and I was impressed with the preparation and the customization of my classes.
The facilities are utterly charming and I was always made to feel warm and welcome among the family. The diversion of animals and landscape was a delight and the care and talent of the cooking made our meal times the wonderful respites they became.
Ms Laura Wenke
Testimonials about our Intensive Spanish Courses
I have attended Dialogue twice and would do so again if the opportunity presents itself.
Before I came for the first time, I spent over 30 hours researching schools on the Internet. I could not find any other schools that were as comprehensive in their approach and methods as Dialogue. In order to really learn a language, most people understand that the best way is to think and live the language as much as possible. This is central to the methodology of Dialogue.
Moreover, the process of learning a language is not solely incumbent on the student. The teachers must be motivated and love the process of teaching. At Dialogue, the staff are extremely knowledgeable and effective at their job.
John Paul Lussow
Thank you for providing me the opportunity to learn Spanish in an environment perfect for me.
Up to now, I have been forgetting Spanish as fast as I learned it. Now I feel I learned so much in this one week that for sure I will keep it going by speaking Spanish with my wife.
I especially liked the social conversation that came along with the great meals.
I have studied several languages, buy have not experienced progress like I did at DialoguE.
Railway Engineer, Germany
To learn a new language requires dedication, commitment and enthusiasm of both student and teacher. The DialoguE team has all this in abundance.
Property Development UK
Based on the former students' comments, I felt confident that the course at Dialogue would be excellent. I had no idea, however, that the experience would be as effective, enjoyable and fulfilling as it ultimately proved to be. Although I am sure that there are many fine programs throughout Spain and Latin America, I personally can't imagine that a better program than Dialogue's exists anywhere.
I would estimate that in terms of grammar, usage and comprehension, my Spanish skills improved in two weeks more than they would have in one entire year of traditional university level language study.
If advancing your language skills in the quickest way possible is your primary goal, then Dialogue Spain is a superb choice.
"The most important consequence of learning a new language is that a new person begins to live. Thank you to DialoguE Team for looking after me. And thanks also for the good food."
"The most important element of learning a new language is thinking in that language, and that is what I now do. I had not just one, but two very special teachers for two months."
Sunshine Sun, Korea
"The ambience and the Dialogue working methods are optimal. I have been able to progress well, and am leaving with a solid base for the future."
Laurent Gauthier, Belgium
"Thank you to the DialoguE team of colleagues for this first big step into the Spanish language. I feel that the journey of discovery of the Spanish language, people and culture that I have begun with you will enrich my life in the coming years."
Paul Culley, Council of the European Union
"Many thanks for the weeks I have spent with you. I very much enjoy total immersion with your family. I hope to come back very quickly."
Sven Hansen, UBS
"As far as the teaching is concerned, I am pleased. The classes have given me much confidence. Without doubt, I have improved during this week thanks to the excellent teachers. Above all, I have enjoyed the family and teachers I have met here. I want to come back. See you soon !"
Keiko Hirano, Japan
Testimonials about our Intensive German Courses
I could not imagine that I will do so much progress learning German in two weeks, but this is what happened in Meersburg Dialogue Academy. Now I am dreaming in German (pleasant dreams natürlich!).
The course was perfect - the right level, good exercises throughout and excellent teachers. I would definitely recommend it to beginners and for all levels
Deloitte MCS Ltd.
The German I have learnt has given me the start I needed to continue studies further and develop confidence quickly.
Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Great intensive German course!
Very professional and dedicated teachers. An atmosphere that cannot be beaten for studying.
The total German immersion @ MAC was great, meaning that we heard, spoke and understood everything in German from the start. Progress was very rapid and I was having a conversation with a local in the wine house on Thursday. Excellent teaching and learning!
Deloitte MCS Ltd.
Dialogue Claudie's German course in Meersburg is a big deal. Fantastic teachers that know how to tailor make a course for you; warm and friendly guest house to stay in and a gorgeous quite small town to interact with. You won't be disappointed, and probably you will be surprised how much German these three factors will bring out of you.
Regisseur in Berlin
Thank you for making my week so productive, informative and nice! You do an excellent job and I wish you all the best!
AirPlus International Ltd.
I think the teachers at MAC know how to get the best out of their pupils, yet also make learning German seem easy and enjoyable. Meersburg is a lovely place to learn.
Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Testimonials about our Intensive Dutch Courses
To me that was the biggest advantage of Dialogue. I could choose the focus of my course. I chose speaking and I certainly got it! During lessons, meals and even coffee breaks I spoke Dutch. It was extremely intense but exactly what I needed to improve my confidence. The people were lovely and the meals delicious.
As the course was not sponsored by my company I had to pay for it myself. For that reason I did a lot of research into the intensive Dutch courses on offer. I chose Dialogue because it was the only one that provided private lessons at a reasonable price. (...)
When asked about my experience at Dialogue-Brussels, the first thing I shall cite is the spectacular progress enabled by the Dialogue method. I arrived ten days ago with no ability to speak and only a passing knowledge of a few words and grammatical structures. To my delight, Dialogue delivered fully on what they promised: now I can read, listen to and comprehend Dutch conversation, and -- most importantly -- express my own thoughts all at an intermediate level or above. As a result of the immersion method, last night I even dreamed in Dutch. (...)
"My partner is from the Netherlands, hence I had a strong desire to learn the language, especially for the sake of the future children. So I chose to do a 2 week intensive full immersion course with Dialogue. Wow, and it was just that intensive! My knowledge of the language was next to nothing : extreme beginner level. Also, it was my first foreign language. Right from the first moment I met my instructors, it was all Dutch! The method is extremely effective as it teaches the language from all aspects – written, oral comprehension and oral expression along with grammatical skills. I have learnt many things in the last 2 weeks without even knowing it- its is a building process. I am happy to be able to comprehend a lot and, with further self study look forward to boost my confidence in the area of oral expression. Well done to Jan and Marc, my teachers, who where excellent at what they did and taught from the heart. Thanks again for giving me the basis to build upon in the future."
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