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 !





Summer Events in Normandy

Summer has arrived in Rouen and French in Normandy can propose many great sightseeing activities and events in Normandy to enjoy while you are studying French with us!

Promenade nocturne Mont St Michel

Juillet et août Les clés de Bagnoles Les vendredis les arts de la rue

Juin –Septembre Fresque Monumentale Mémorial de Caen www.mé

Juillet et août Les mercredi de la réserve Visites nature guidées dans le vaste parc des boucles de seine

Juillet et août Les Nocturales Abbaye de Jumièges www.abbaye

14 juin au 23 août Bayeux Cathédrale Les Lumières de la Liberté

13 juin au 2 janvier Le Havre Exposition : Café, Cotton,chocolat de l’éstuaire aux îles  weather in rouen

Dimanche 17 août La vie à la ferme

3 au 10 août Les médiévales Château de Crèvecœur

juillet Les Terraces du jeudi Tous les jeudi du mois de juillet à Rouen   Les Musicales de Normandie

13 au 17 août Vimoutiers Son et lumière sur les 70 ans du bombardement de la ville

Fin Juillet au début août Festival autour d’un piano Château de Carrouges

2 juillet au 39 août Lire à la Plage

Aller à la mer pour UN EURO !

20 au 23 août Festival de la Musique ancienne Arques La Bataille

CAEN Visite guidée spéciale 70 ans Tous les mercredis

11 juillet au 2 Novembre Giverny Musée des Impressionnistes Exposition : Bruxelles une capitale impressionniste

22 au 28 septembre Championnat du Monde du Kayak Polo- 27 nations en compétition Thury Harcourt Kayak Clun de Thury Harcourt

 Nous vous souhaitons de bonnes vacances! A bientôt à Rouen!


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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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]

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

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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Les “Awards” 2012 – French in Normandy

awardEvery year French in Normandy travels around the world. Here are some of our favourite and best loved addesses from 2012!

Nos Médailles


les Restaurants
Café le Trianon, Rouen- Merci, Fati et Micheline !
Café Saveurs du Sud à Bernay – Merci, Bruno !
La Bella Cagliari, St-Etienne-du-Rouvray – Merci à nos amis Sardes !
Brasserie Hôtel de Dieppe – Coucou, Julien !
Le Réverbère à Rouen
La Grenouille, Honfleur – Bisous, Christophe et Denis !

les Hôtels
Hotel de Bourgtheroulde, Rouen – Merci pour tout, Arnauld et Ludovine !
Notre coup de coeur – Hostellerie de la Poste, Avallon !


les Restaurants
REFIK, Istanbul, Turquie
National à Bern, Suisse
Restaurant et Hôtel Posada Nationale à Braganca, Portugal

les Hôtels
Hôtel Renaissance, Sao Paulo, Brésil
Hôtel Fairmont, Montréal, Canada
Queen’s Hôtel, Brighton, Royaume-Uni
Novotel, Seoul, Corée
Hôtel Spa Aisia, Deba, Espagne

Companies Aériennes
Turkish Airlines
Air India

Médaille Noire 🙁
Air France – dommage que la companie de notre délicieux pays ne comprend toujours rien du customer service !


Un Joyeux Noël en Normandie!

Rouen is a beautiful city that shows itself so well with its inherent charm; its cobblestone streets and timbered houses only add to the atmosphere during the Christmas season.  Normandy, as a region, is no exception. During the festive season there are endless activities to help you get in the Christmas spirit and enjoy France.

While French in Normandy will take a break for the Christmas holidays from December 21st – January 6th, 2013, students have a wide assortment of options to pass the time in Rouen, to explore Normandy and all that the region has to offer during this special season.

This Marché de Noël (Christmas Market) is a traditional European Christmas market taking place in front of the breath-taking Notre Dame Cathedral in Rouen. With over 40 stalls and plenty of hot wine, chocolatey waffles and various street performances, this market will be sure to intrigue and entertain you. It is the perfect place to meet some friends and do some shopping for traditional French Christmas souvenirs to send home to family.

The Christmas market is typically a part of a larger festival – Rouen Givrée is the winter festival in Rouen taking place in various parts of the city including the Cathedral square, Hotel de Ville and the Vieux Marché.  Events and activities include craft workshops, live entertainment, the market and even a skating rink!

Rouen Opéra offers “la place en dernière minute” for those performances that are not sold out, you can catch a last-minute seat for just 5€!  Show up at the Théâtre des Arts 15 – 30 minutes before the performance to get your ticket. Keep up with what’s happening on their facebook page.

Cirque sur l’Eau presents le Grand Cirque de Noël de Rouen from December 5 – 16th at Hangar 23; get your tickets here for a performance you will never forget!

From the 16 to 22nd of December at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Rouen, enjoy the beautiful and traditional Christmas music of a chamber choir in concert!

Tourism Normandy provides a complete listing of all the Christmas events in the region including more Christmas markets, concerts, fireworks displays, new year’s parades and festivities, light displays, Christmas trains, live nativity scenes as well as the unusual Santa sand-yachting race at Omaha Beach on December 22.

Rouen is an artistic city with endless art exhibitions going on year-round. See the complete listing on the Rouen Tourisme website.

At the Château Guillaume-le-Conquérant in Falaise, from November 15th 2012 to January 6th 2013, the castle tells the tale of the « Sleeping Beauty in the Woods ». This spectacle includes projections, scenes and musical effects, transforming the castle into the setting of Charles Perrault’s fairy tale. The magic of the fairy tale, its mystery and the delight of an unusual tour makes for an enchanting experience!

Keep up with New Year tradition! In DieppeEtretat and Fécamp one should start the New Year with an invigorating swim! Each year, swimmers venture out into the sea at 5°C ! Dare to join them or wrap up in your warm winter attire!

If you have any ideas about events and activities during the Christmas season in Normandy, please leave your suggestion in the comments!

Learn more about Christmas traditions in Normandy here.

We wish a “Joyeux Noël” and a “Bonne Année” to all the friends, students and partners of French in Normandy.