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I'm a French citizen and I heared a lot about the CLA while I was working aboard (in the French cultural Centers, ambassies, language departments etc.) . So when my wife decided to join me in France, we naturally choose the CLA in Besançon so she could have French lessons in the best place I heard about. But we were hugely disappointed about the quality of teaching in the CLA : For example the same exercice file was given to my wife in three different levels (end of A1, then A2, and finally B1), by different teachers. This means there is NO organization about the teaching objectives for the different levels in the CLA. Anaway, no objective plan was given at the begenning off each term. Some of the teachers are really good persons, who love their job, but we could see the "head" of the CLA is more interested in advertisment and marketing than in the contents of the lessons. As most of the students are bursars, It seems to be the most important for the CLA is to have big contracts with foreign states and universities. Unfortunatly we paid 800€ per month for "intensive lessons" for this non-professional service :( Unfortunatly we needed the certificated degree document for mariage, and I already got a job in Besancon so we couldn't move for a year, and she carried on with the CLA. Please don't follow our example, give your money and time to some other school, more professional.