What the Students say about Perpignan
Te avisamos que ya recibimos los documentos del TCF estamos felices con los resultados, que bien que te gustaron las botas :-) esperamos que estén muy bien y que sigan recibiendo muchos estudiantes saludos desde México :-)
Claudia y Cesar – México
I would like to use the opportunity to congratulate ALFMED and I especially want to praise the way of the management and administration of the academy. An institution is the reflection of the person who manages it and for this reason: Congratulations for this excellent company!
I would like to emphasize both, Tracy and Najat. Tracy is obviously extremely talented and has a surprisingly patience.
Najat is a remarkable teacher. If I mention that, I refer to my own experience. Having been her student was a great pleasure and a real learning experience.
Please say ‘’Thanks” to both.
It was also a pleasure for me to got to know you. I hope that I will have the opportunity to you meet again in the future.
Jacques, New York
I used the bus service called Frogbus from Girona airport to Perpignan. Service is very good. The bus arrived in advance and the driver helped me with my luggage and also gave me practical information about the town of Perpignan. This bus service was very useful as I was doing a one month intensive French course at ALFMED. Perpignan is an enjoyable town and the people are friendly.
Davide.P Calghari / Sardinia
To all at ALFMED,
just to say thank you for such an enjoyable french experience.
My sister and I really enjoyed the course and i’m sure that we have improved our knowledge of french.
I will have no hesitation in recommending ALFMED to others wishing to study french.
Many thanks to all the teachers and staff who made our stay so enjoyable!
MARY and BERNADETTE UK
Dear Florence Tracey and Nicolas,
Back at work and it seems like an age since I was at Alfmed, although I know it was only this time last week that we were sitting down to our rather fine picnic in the garden at Alfmed.
I just wanted to thankyou all for making our time at the school so rewarding and fun. We were blessed by having such a good group of fellow students and to have met so many new friends, some of whom have already been in contact and we are missing one another.
I would have no hesitation in recommending the school to my friends and colleagues.
We are back in Ceret at the end of October and hopefully we can pop in for a chat (in French of course).
In the meantime I would love to receive details of the DELF A2 paper and preparation course in December once things are firmed up. I think ultimately Tracey having invited me to the Party on the 13th December may make it worth while for me to put in the graft beforehand!!!( moi animaux de party-NON)!?
Look after yourselves and I look forward to hearing your news and seeing you soon. With fondest memories of my time with you…
Jane – Cardiff
Chers tous a Alfmed
Nous voudrons dire un tres grand merci pour notre stage a Alfmed.
Merci a Florence pour les information sur Alfmed (J’espere que j’ecrirai bientot dans le magazine anglais)
Merci a Jean-Louis pour avoir repare notre TV et aussi pour le Pastis!!!
Merci a Tracey pour le cafe de chaque jour, et toute l’aide qu’elle nous a apporte pour notre voyage en Espagne et Andorra.
Merci a Nicolas qui a organise le cours (l’homme qui parle tres vite mais tres interessant)
Merci a Najat pour sa patience avec Norman ! et pour avoir rendu les cours si sympathiques.
Et merci a Laure, mon excellent professeur qui explique clairement la grammaire et la langue avec des grimaces!!!!!! et qui faire des lecons interessantes avec des jeux etc.
Depuis que nous sommes rentres chez nous, nous avons parle francais avec nos voisins et nos amis qui nous ont dit que nous avions fait des gros progres.
Merci a tous
Norman et Maureen – UK
Thanks for a really good course & stay. I can still remember it all! (which is pretty good for me as I normally have a memory half-life of about 5 days!). The accommodation was great too – nice quiet area, close to everything with lots of shops , don’t need a car (or even a bicycle) to get about. Even after such a short time studying French, I felt a lot more comfortable getting about in the area – it was great being able to understand and speak enough to get by, and also read a little of the subtitles at Cine Rive Gauche !
The sweets didnt last long – about an hour or so after arriving back here – fantastic stuff! We are thinking how to make some of that Almond based sweet – ground almonds, sesame oil & honey might do it – please let me know if you have any ideas.
Best regards to you all & hope to study more with you soon, thanks again for an excellent course.
p.s. next time I will reply in French !”
Paul H., England.
Thank you for running your competition in ‘Connexion’. I was delighted to
have won. I hope it will create the attention you so richly deserve!
Many thanks to all of you for making my stay at ALFMED so beneficial and
enjoyable! The week passed far too quickly exposing my need for more.
My particular thanks to my tutors Agate and Florence for their dedicated
attention to my specific needs.
My sincere thanks and Good Luck for your future.”
Patt B., France.
Hope things are going well down there in Perpignon, my French is still
coming on as they say but needs to improve faster. However at the moment we are dealing with a great deal of ex pats so that is a bit of pressure off
although I am practising as much as possible. Honest!!!?
I noticed that a client of yours commented well on your behalf in the
connexion Ex Pat newspaper I hope that it made some positive moves for you.
Who knows I may be down again for more lessons if I do not manage to get to
the level I would like!!! So …… Probably see you next year! Dont worry
I would’nt be that cruel again.
The property business is a bit slow but getting there and we have another
venture up our sleeves as well which you may see advertised next month in
the connexion, all stops out. Hope everyone enjoyed their course and sorry I
could’ny say bye to Catherine, hope she found a home for her dog!
If I find some recruits I will always pass them on to you. Have a great
Christmas all and maybe speak with you soon.
Andrew G., France.
“I have had a short but very interesting stay in Perpignan. I have learned a lot about France and people in general.”
Tom H., Ireland.
“Experiencing Perpignan is experiencing Catalan culture at its best. The people are very proud of their Catalan roots and warmly accept visitors to their way of life. The unique blend of Spanish and French culture makes eating and drinking (wine of course!) quite an adventure. Additionally, there are countless excellent examples of Roman and Gothic architecture throughout the region. With a focus on French immersion, ALFMED provides the necessary tools to truly understand the way of life here in Southern France.”
Shannon F. USA.
“I am so glad that i made the decision to come to Perpignan … my roomates made it even more enjoyable. I had the best time of my life and i learned a lot ! not only french !!”
Julia N., Germany.
“Après avoir passé 2 mois dans votre belle région, je me suis bien amusée et je garderai de bons souvenirs. Mes amis fous catalans, Collioure, les soirées de Perpignan et mes devoirs de français ! »
Annika O., Sweden.
« Pendant trois mois, j’ai fait la connaissance d’une ville au sud de la France : Perpignan. J’ai appris beaucoup de l’esprit à la française : manière d’être, de réflechir et de faire. Les français ont beaucoup de charme, je suis amoureuse de cela… »
Annika M., Denmark.
« Je veux remercier Perpignan pour le soleil et la chaleur , la France pour être un des plus jolis et intéressants pays du monde. Je reviendrai ! A bientôt France, Perpignan, et la bonne cuisine ! »
Louise K. Sweden.
«Nous adorons la France et les français !! »
Petra & Simon E., Sweden.
« J’aime ce pays avec les baguettes et le vin, Serge Gainsbourg et Edith Piaf, les pique-niques sur la plage à boire du vin … Je n’oublierai jamais !! »
Anna. P., United Kingdom.
«I have climbed the mountains, bathed in the sea, barbeccued marchmallows at the beach, i have eaten thousands of baguettes and learned to love french … cheese. Such a great time in this piece of eden ..”
Helena. P., Sweden.
“I have made a lot of new friends here. Learn and share french. Be relax and just enjoy the moment in the south of France…”
Philipp. F., Deutschland.
“Je venais pour apprendre le français mais j’ai reçu mille fois plus. J’ai rencontré des gens super sympathiques d’une vingtaine de nationalités différentes. En eux, j’ai trouvé des amis pour toujours »
Linda L., Colombia.
« I would have never dared to guess i would have such wonderfull family, make such daring friends , learn french and still want to come back. Nothing can take away all i learned from France.”
Heather S., USA.
“Ici j’ai appris non seulement le français mais aussi la vie, la nourriture, le cinéma, la mode … Merci ! »
Jiyoung H., South korea.
« Ma vie ici a été super. J’ai rencontré beaucoup de monde, l’amour et l’amitié. On a fait beaucoup de fêtes, on a parlé et chanté le français, on a bu du vin et mangé des rousquilles !!Merci »
Jacqueline B., USA.
« J’ai aimé cette ville, les gens que j’ai rencontré et ce que j’ai appris. Merci pour cette vie te les beaux souvenirs !! »
Angelica M., Mexico.
« Perpignan et la maison ici va me manquer beaucoup. Mon expérience ici était fantastique, vraiment ! J’ai appris le français , j’ai passé beaucoup de temps avec mes amis … Vous allez me manquer… »
Sarah W., USA.
Basically, I thought the one and one and subsequent group session were good though on occasion a little too quick for me. Though i did make real progress, I think it could have been at a steadier pace as we seemed to move into new things more quickly than i would have anticipated. Though there was a goodmix of work i.e oral, written, I personally feel that i would have benefitted more if there had been more conversation sessions to put into practice what i had learnt. Having said that, I could not fault Marion who i thought was exellent. As I think with most English, my pronunciation left (and still leaves) a lot to be desired but she did her best to get me on the right track.
As they say, the ‘proof is in the pudding’. So, as all my neighbours in Sorede said that I have made real progress, I must havewhich is obviously down to the course so i thank you all but in particular Marion. I just hope she did not find my sens of humour too weird. At least she had a bit of a giggle on occasion.
I am already thinking of returning next year for more so i am either a glutton for punishment or enjoyed it!
Chris Wall, USA