On the first September I travelled from St Pancras Station, London to Carcassonne, where I was to spend 8 days, which included a five day French language course.
The whole package of teaching and accommodation was arranged by Ludo Expression.
Carcassonne, an historic town an hour’s train journey south of Toulouse, is the perfect backdrop for a language course. Its wonderful castle (Old City) is a symbol of Carcassonne’s fascinating and rich history and the town itself is charming, with the wonderful Place Carnot the hub at its centre. Here, you find all types of restaurants and cafes which provide an excellent variety of food and beverages at a very reasonable price, The centre of the town is less than a five minute walk from the school and very pleasant for lunch, dinner or a late afternoon glass of wine or two and a great for that vital post-class practice.
Our class comprised six students and the mix of age, personalities and language levels worked very well indeed. Dominique is an excellent teacher: professional, supportive and I really benefitted from her interactive teaching method. Our classes were always enjoyable and the small number allowed plenty of speaking time for all. I learned a lot.
The home-stay component of my stay was a super complement to the formal classroom teaching. Alexia, my host, was more than generous with her time, and the opportunities for speaking in this relaxed atmosphere added a further boost to my confidence. My room, with its integral bathroom, was comfortable and quiet; the home-cooked dinner served up by Alexia each evening delicious.
If you like a learning experience which provides a high standard of tailor-made teaching, is professional and has a truly personal touch, I would be very happy to recommend Ludo Expression in Carcassonne.