Le football c’est l’école de la vie… Albert Camus ⚽️🏃🏾

football ecole de la vie5 Groupement fle schools supported a competition organised by the French linguistic attaché in Spain, Manuela Ferrero Pinto. The French Ambassador, M Yves Saint-Geours in Spain was the guest of honour at the Institut Français de Madrid at the ceremony to give out the prizes to enthusiastic young learners of French.

The national competition, to celebrate the anniversary of French author Albert Camus’ Nobel Prize award, was organised by the Institut Français in Spain. Existential author Camus was 44 when he received the award and had been a first class footballer until tuberculosis cut short his sporting career.

Groupement fle schools Accent Français , CMAF, Cap d’ail, French in Normandy, Institut de Touraine and LSF all supported the initiative giving a week of French lessons to winning teams of 6 from various schools throughout Spain. 

Said Groupement fle spokesperson Eleri Maitland, who was present at the ceremony on behalf of GFLE, “Groupement fle is proud to partner the Institut Français in Spain. Our job is to encourage and support initiatives that put the French language centre stage. Naturally, as the number one network of French language schools in France, it is our role to work closely with French government institutions to encourage and promote the French language. We are delighted to have been instrumental in this fantastic and very successful project and we look forward to welcoming the winners to France this year“.

UED Best French Language School Award 2014

ONR_8949French in Normandy was honoured by Turkish Agency Association UED for the second year running and received the Best French Language School Award 2014.

Eleri received the award from an old friend from the language travel industry, Necçdet Bilgen from BILTUR who spoke fondly about Tom and the many times over the years that they shared a drink of raki together.

The ceremony took place in the delightful Prestige Elite World Hotel in Taksim and UED put on a marvellous spread of delicious food !

Photos show Eleri, President of UED Eren Goker and Neçdet Bilgen as well as Eleri, Neçdet and Brigitta from Humboldt Institute also a second time winner.

Many thanks from French in Normandy !





STM Star French Language School 2012

And the winner is …

French in Normandy!

On September 1, 2012, at one of the most glamorous and hard-working events in the study travel industry, the London Alphe Workshop, French in Normandy took home it’s 5th STM Star French Language School award. This marks French in Normandy’s entry into the Study Travel Magazine Superstar Hall of Fame. This honour is bestowed upon select industry leaders by their colleagues and partners around the world and signifies the school’s commitment to student and agent service and quality education for international students.

Directors, Tom & Eleri Maitland, attribute the award to the hard work of the supporting staff and teachers at French in Normandy and the dedication of their agent partners around the globe. Check out the video and pictures below of the award-winning moment!

Congratulations, French in Normandy!

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