Interview with Nathalie Harrap, Sales & Marketing Director of the Ecole de langues ACCORD in France: “Students will always come to learn a language as nothing will replace that experience”

Ecole de langues ACCORD

Nathalie Harrap, Sales & Marketing Director of the Ecole de langues ACCORD, France

Why would a student choose his school?

We have a reputation for bein a very professional school, one of the leading schools in France. As an accredited Qualité FLE School and member of Campus France, we welcome a great number of students requiring visas to study French.
We have been established over 30 years ago and is there a better place to learn French than in Paris and near the Eiffel Tower. After class, you can go to do your homework sitting at a café overlooking the Eiffel Tower or organise a picnic lunch with your classmates on the banks of the river Seine before returning to class.


In your opinion, what are the main benefits for a student studying abroad?

Studying abroad enables you to learn a language in situ and practice outside the classroom. Nothing can replace that experience. Besides, you get to meet students of all nationalities and exchange and share experiences. This is a one off experience which not only means you learning experience is second to none but you leave the experience enriched by sharing experiences of other students who you would never have been able to meet otherwise.


How do you see the future of language tourism?

I believe students will always come to learn a language as nothing will replace that experience, some for 2 or 3 weeks, some for many months because they want to enter university in the country they are studying in, or for professional reasons. At ACCORD, we listen to our students and partners.


What is a day like for a student at your school and what is networking among peers like?

Students come to school in the morning only for some, others study for the day depending on the intensity of the course they have chosen. The atmosphere at the school is very friendly and as we welcome new students every week, we make sure all students get to know each other and arrange their social life after class. They often go out together in various groups depending on their affinities, and also go out for dinner or on excursions at weekends.



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Name of school

Ecole de langues ACCORD




What are the most significant things the school can offer?

Founded in 1988, our ACCORD Paris School is accredited Qualité FLE and a member of Campus France. We offer a great variety of French language courses at our school located near the Champ de Mars and the Eiffel Tower, which welcomes students from the age of 16 from all over the world all year round. We guarantee there are no predominant nationalities. Our teaching method is based on Oral Communication as our aim is to helpstudents to reach a level of fluency where they will be able to communicate efficiently and effectively in French, and get an in-depth understanding of French culture. Included in our prices are all level testing, teaching materials and end of course certificate. There is no registration fee.
We also arrange accommodation and transfers.
We also open our own all-inclusive residential ACCORD Saint Nicolas Summer Campus for 6 weeks each summer to junior students aged 11 to 17 individuals and groups as well as our Day Student and Family Prgrammes.


What are the types of courses taught at school?

We offer a great variety of French language courses: Intensive French from 15 to 35 hour per week, Professional French, Legal French, Exam Preparation Courses as well as afternoon courses and lessons.


What are the biggest attractions around the school and in the city in general?

We are located in Paris, near the Eiffel Tower… Paris is the City of Lights…
Our students have access to the greatest French monuments,museums, gastronomy etc. and can also easily visit other parts of France for the weekend as well as visiting the Palais de Versailles and Disneyland. We don’t offer an official cultural programme at our school as students get together to organise their own social life after class but we do have a great partner who offers visits and excursions at the weekend. Students just pay directly once they are at the school.
Students can also join our French Culture & Civilisation course with two afternoon workshops dedicated to French culture.
At our ACCORD Saint Nicolas Summer Campus for Junior we offer an all inclusive residential programme which includes a full cultural activity programme in the afternoons and at the weekends, which Day Students and parents and kids on the Family Programme can also join if they wish.