UED Awards: Best French Language School

ued_logoISTANBUL, TURKEY – French in Normandy’s Eleri Maitland had an even bigger smile than usual after winning the first UED Awards in the Best French Language School category. She received the award from Neçdet BILGEN of BILTUR.

An award winner association’s awards, The UED Awards, which was organized for the very first time this year, is the only competition which aims to learn Turkish agents’ and their students’ choices and reward the institutions which provide the best services for them.

After all the UED member agencies present their candidate institutions for each category, the winners were selected through the 3 most nominated institutions in each category by the votes of the UED Member Agencies’ Directors who are leaders of the international education consultancy sector in Turkey.

The event was held at the smart Nippon Hotel Taxim Square and prize winning European Airline: Turkish Airlines, were also there. Mr Gayret YUKSEL, Turkish Airlines Marketing Specialist, was pleased to receive the award of Best Airline from the Turkish Association President Mr Eren GOKER.

For further details contact Eleri Maitland.

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Mélanie Raymond Joins French in Normandy

LOGO FRENCH_TRANSFrench in Normandy is pleased to announce the appointment of Mélanie Raymond to its marketing team with immediate effect.

Raymond has a long industry experience, representing PERL school in Paris for 7 years and Spanish school Babylon Idiomas for 3 years.

She has an extensive network of agency contacts world-wide and speaks French, English, Spanish and German.Melanie Raymond

Says Raymond: ‘I am delighted to join this word-class school and to contribute my
contacts and experience to furthering its strong reputation.’

French in Normandy holds the national accreditation “Qualité FLE” and last year was named a lifetime Star Language School by Hothouse Media after being voted Star French School 5 years in a row.

‘I am particularly excited by the challenge of helping Eleri Maitland to host the IALC congress in 2015,’ says 35-year-old Raymond.

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Top Tip: Immersing Yourself in French

Do you have  top tip for immersing yourself in another language? There are many things you can do to help yourself improve your French language skills such as watching French television with French subtitles or listening to the radio.

Today we suggest changing your phone settings “réglages” or “paramètres” to French!

Leave a comment below and tell us your top language immersion tips!

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Why Study French in Rouen?

Are you thinking about studying French in France? Have you thought about studying in Rouen? Here are some great reasons why you should study French in Rouen!

  • Excellent location, 1 hour from Paris
  • High quality tuition and exciting programmes
  • Qualified and experienced trainers
  • Historic and cultural capital of Normandy
  • Beautiful university town with unique medieval architecture
  • Fantastic shopping and lively social life
  • Famous for its links with art and literature
  • The gourmet capital of Normandy
  • Close to the coast and the Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches
  • Friendly and welcoming host families

French in Normandy is an awarding-winning private French language school where students from around the world come to immerse themselves in the French language and life.

À bientôt in Rouen!

Learn more about what it’s like to be a student at French in Normandy with these sample French lessons.

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French in Normandy to Host IALC Workshop 2015

logo-ialc-blue-RGB_smallresizedFrench in Normandy was voted as the host and destination for the IALC 2015 Conference & Workshop! Tom & Eleri Maitland, directors of French in Normandy, are thrilled with the decision of their peers and colleagues and look forward to welcoming all the IALC family to Rouen, France!

Take a look at the video below to see what we have in store for you!

Welcome to Rouen!

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2013 First Term Student Satisfaction Report

We like to be sure that our partners and potential students can see the satisfaction of our students in the areas of course materials, quality of teachers, academic progression, facilities, accommodation and more. So please see below the summary of student satisfaction for the first term of 2013.

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CIEP, Qualité FLE & French in Normandy


Communiqué de Presse
CIEP Invites French in Normandy to Discuss the Qualité FLE Label
March 19, 2012
By: http://www.ciep.fr/

QUALITÉ FLE (French as a Foreign Language) and CIEP (Centre International des Etudes Pedagogiques) organised a 2 day seminar bringing together professionals from all sectors of this thriving sector in the world of international education. As part of the programme the CIEP invited Eleri Maitland who is responsible for Marketing, Pedagogical and Quality at French in Normandy, to share her experience of the audit and how the requirements of this prestigious accreditation have contributed to French in Normandy’s success and reputation.

Eleri told us that “French in Normandy is proud to be the CIEP’s partner and hope that this is the first of many such meetings”.



Le 18 et 19 mars 2013, le CIEP (Centre International d’Etudes Pédagogiques) a invité des professionnels du monde du Français Langue Étrangère à participer à deux jours de réflexion, d’échanges et d’information sur le label Qualité FLE.

Dans le cadre de ce premier rendez-vous dédié à la promotion du label qualité FLE et à l’importance d’une démarche qualité au sein des établissements enseignant le français, le CIEP a demandé à Eleri Maitland, Directrice Marketing, Pédagogique et Qualité de French in Normandy, de partager son expérience et d’expliquer comment le label a contribué à la qualité et au succès de l’école.

French in Normandy est très fière d’avoir accompagné le CIEP dans cette démarche innovante et dynamique.






2 French Cities = 1 French Programme

logo-accent-francaisFrench in Normandy and Accent Français offer:

A joint program which allows students to know 2 regions of North and South France and 2 authentic cities: Rouen and Montpellier!

Rouen, the birthplace of impressionism and historical capital of the Normandy (Joan of Arc, Flaubert, Victor Hugo and many LOGO-FRENCHtreasures of architecture).

Montpellier, an experience under the Mediterranean sun in a college town and a region that grouped many heritage sites of UNESCO (Carcassonne, St Guilhem, Nimes, Avignon, etc …).

Program: 20 lessons from Monday to Friday
To learn and practice the language through grammar, vocabulary and expressions of everyday life. The methods are based on communication and specific needs.

beach.14744646To make the most of your stay, a selection of activities and excursions are offered in each school.
Rouen: Guided tour of the historic center, Mont St Michel, Monet’s House at Giverny gardens AND Basilica of Lisieux, Bayeux Tapestry, Normandy landing beaches of the Second World War the fishing port of Honfleur.
Montpellier: Guided tour of the historical center of Nîmes AND visit the famous Pont du Gard, Carcassonne and its ramparts, Saint Guilhem, Barcelona, ​​Marseille, Roquefort (cheese tasting).

Accent Français and French in Normandy offer a rich program of weekly activities and excursions such as afternoon cooking, wine tasting, dancing lessons traditional visits to local markets and castles, painting classes for painting including Monet!PhotoRouen

Do not forget to plan a weekend trip to Paris from Normandy and Montpellier!

Duration: 4 weeks
Accommodation: host family with half board (breakfast and dinner)
Price: € 1,824
The price includes the course, fees, tests, materials and certificates.


French in Normandy
Tel: (33) 235 72 08 63 Fax : (33)2 35 72 08 64
Email : [email protected]
Web: https://www.frenchinnormandy.com

Accent Français
Tél.: (33)4 67 58 12 68 Fax : (33)4 34 22 11 64  
Email : [email protected]
Web: www.accentfrancais.com

Student Satisfaction – January 2013

French in Normandy is always happy to share our student satisfaction results with partners and agents. Have a look at January 2013 statistics and see what the students like most about studying at FIN!

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Work Experience in France

Working in Office CubicleFrench in Normandy and Horizons du Monde provide a winning combination of French language education and work experience in a foreign country. Learn French and gain valuable career experience working at a French company in France.


  • Students from the age of 18
  • Highly motivated to adapt to a different way of life
  • Mature and independent
  • Minimum level of French: elementary – Generally, students must attend an intensive French course before they start their work experience.
  • Minimum length of stay: 1 week


  • Placement in a French company
  • Full board accommodation in a host family (max 40 min public transportation from the company)
  • Assistance and support from our local coordinator
  • Personal liability and assistance for stays up to 4 weeks
  • 24/7 emergency service

For more details about this program, see the information below or contact us!

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