Private language schools, Alliances Françaises, University language centres and very small schools
For more than 35 years, Accents, the University of Savoie Mont Blanc’s FLE training centre, has been offering ideal conditions for hosting and studying. Students benefit from personalised support throughout their stay. All accommodation options are available, including host families. Located close to Switzerland and Italy, Chambéry also offers many opportunities for tourist and cultural discoveries.
ACCORD school was founded over 30 years ago in 1988 on the famous Grands Boulevards close to the Opéra Garnier, Louvre, Théâtre du Châtelet and Pompidou Centre. ACCORD also has a summer campus and school for children and families.
Founded in 1977, Actilangue welcomes mostly European students, from the age of 16. The school offers a programme combining French language learning (standard and intensive courses) with leisure and sports activities. Ideally located in the centre of Nice, near the beach and the famous Promenade des Anglais.
The Alliance Française Aix-en-Provence, ideally located in the heart of the city, welcomes students, tourists, professionals and teachers throughout the year. A school on a human scale, a team at your disposal, in a family setting. A free personalized assessment for a learning adapted to your needs.
Located in the very heart of Bordeaux, the Alliance Française Bordeaux Nouvelle-Aquitaine offers intensive and extensive courses all year round and for all levels. Here, all the assets are gathered for the success of your stay.
The Alliance Française is located in the heart of the city, in Lyon’s most cosmopolitan neighbourhood. The building is fully air-conditioned, and each classroom has a video projector and an interactive whiteboard. Multimedia room and free tutoring.
The Alliance Française Marseille Provence, ideally located in the heart of the city, welcomes students, tourists, professionals and teachers all year long. A school on a human scale, a team at your disposal, in a family setting. A free personalized assessment for a learning adapted to your needs. The school is accredited by CIEP for the TCF - Test de Connaissance du Français.
Alliance Française de Montpellier welcomes students, adults, professionals and teachers from all over the world all year round to learn French in France or to improve their skills in a superb 19th century building with gardens. Warm welcome, communicative teaching and language practice, personalised courses, cultural activities and carefully selected accommodation.
The Alliance Française Nice Côte d’Azur has built its action and reputation on the quality of its teaching and training. Every year, more than 1700 students of 90 different nationalities come to learn French in a multicultural environment favouring exchange, respect and conviviality. Modern and air-conditioned classrooms. Media library, café and residence.
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Founded more than 130 years ago, the Alliance Française Paris Ile-de-France is located in the heart of Paris, near the Quartier Latin and the Luxembourg Gardens. Every year the Alliance welcomes 8000 students from 160 different nationalities who can access during their stay at the Multimedia Resource Center of 600 m2. The French Alliance Paris Ile-de-France is a state-recognized higher education institution and a continuing education organization.
The Alliance Française de Rouen - Normandy offers courses all year round for all levels. The school is located in the heart of the city, 2 minutes from the train station and the Fine Arts Museum. Warm welcome, highly qualified and experienced teaching staff.
The Alliance Française Strasbourg Europe offers French classes for all levels, adaptable and flexible, according to your goals. Since the establishment of its school in 2003, thousands of learners coming from more than 100 different countries trusted us.
Every year, the Alliance française de Toulouse welcomes around 1500 students coming from over 90 different countries. Examination center : DELF B1 and B2 – TCF. The courses can be paid by employers for professional training. Accommodation service. Touristic and cultural activities.
The School is located in the heart of the Presqu’ïle, a historic district of Lyon. We offer professional teaching by qualified teachers, lively, dynamic and efficient language courses, a choice of carefully selected accommodation, exciting activities and personalised assistance, so that you get the most out of your stay with us.
The school offers 10 bright and comfortable classrooms, a computer room, a cozy cafeteria with an equipped kitchen, and welcoming terraces for relaxing with friends.
Every year more than 4000 students and professionals choose Azurlingua to learn French. Specialized in the teaching of French Foreign Language, Azurlingua has a solid experience in organizing language studies in France. The school is located in a "Belle Epoque" building 10 minutes from the seaside.
Beaulieu Riviera Language Center welcomes students and adults all year round - courses in mini-groups : 6 people on average - as well as school and university groups, for courses in French language and civilization. The school is located in the heart of the seaside resort of Beaulieu-sur-Mer, close to the beaches and shops, in a Provencal villa surrounded by a courtyard and a citrus garden. Close to Nice and Monaco, Beaulieu benefits from excellent bus and train connections.
Carré International at University of Caen Normandy offers training courses and diplomas adapted to the needs of international students : a semester course awarded by the Diplôme Universitaire d’Etudes Françaises / all levels - Summer Schools. Located at the heart of the university campus, the Carré International is easily accessible. Caen is a friendly, dynamic, cultural and sports city.
A centre of excellence CAVILAM – Alliance française was established in 1964 by the municipality of Vichy and the universities of Clermont-Ferrand. It joined the international Alliance française network in 2012. CAVILAM – Alliance française has become a global benchmark with an international reputation for its innovative approach to teaching, inviting environment and outstanding surroundings. CAVILAM - Alliance française offers a wide range of cultural activities and a variety of accommodation options to suit everyone, including host families.
The French Language Center at the University of Poitiers welcomes all foreign people for full-time French language courses during one semester or one academic year. The CFLE also organizes on demand specific programs for individual participants or groups who want to improve their language skills to pursue university studies or to enter the professional life. Short courses of adaptation - stage French life and culture in Poitiers in June.
For more than 50 years, the FLEURA centre has been welcoming foreign visitors who want to learn French or deepen their knowledge of the French language and culture in initial or continuing education. Courses are given throughout the academic year and offers intensive courses before the start of classes. The FLEURA centre particularly prepares students wishing to succeed in their university studies in France by offering French courses on University Objectives, French courses on Specific Objectives : Science - Business - Literature. The FLEURA centre is also a certification centre for DELF / DALF and DCL.
Founded in 1902, the CIEF - Center International d’Etudes Françaises de Dijon, is one of the oldest French language and civilization teaching centers in France. Each year, it welcomes 800 students on the campus of the University of Burgundy in Dijon, in a green, human-sized setting, promoting linguistic immersion and exchanges. The Burgundy region, located in the heart of Europe, has a rich history and an exceptional heritage: architecture, art, gastronomy, Burgundy wines. Its capital, Dijon, is 1h35 by TGV from Paris. It is a city of traditions, open to modernity as evidenced by its economic dynamism. Accommodation all year round in our International Residence.
Created in 1977, the International Centre for Language and Civilisation (CILEC), offers a semester course validated by the Diplôme Universitaire d’Etudes Françaises (DUEF), an annual course validated by the Diplôme Universitaire de Préparation aux Concours des Ecoles d’Art (DUPCEA) and summer courses. Saint-Etienne, a city renowned for its welcoming culture, is also the cheapest city in France. Taking advantage of its proximity to Lyon (45 min by train), Saint-Etienne is an ideal point of entry to visit the Alps, the French Riviera or Paris. At CILEC, a team will be at your disposal to facilitate your integration and accompany you during your learning of the French language and civilisation.
CILFA is a private higher education institution with a small size - 60 persons maximum - partnered through a convention to the University of Savoie Mont Blanc since 1999. Located in the heart of the Alps in the beautiful city of Annecy, between lake and mountains, CILFA welcomes adults in groups of no more than 12 people - 32 years old on average and more than 50 nationalities per year.
An internationally minded university centre, the CLA has been accomplishing its service and engineering missions since 1958 in the complementary fields of education, training and research.More than 3,000 trainees come every year to improve their level of French as a foreign language (one of the ten languages taught), or prepare for university study in France. French as a foreign language teachers and training leaders, meanwhile, come to update their teaching practices and knowledge. As a partner of French and international organisations and ministries, the CLA conducts more than 60 annual expertise and training missions.
National public institution under the supervision of the Ministries of National Education and Higher Education, the CNED - Centre National d’Enseignement à Distance / National Center for Distance Education - offers linguistic and pedagogical online training programmes. Linguistic preparation for FLE diplomas : DILF, DELF and DALF. Teaching courses : License, Master, DAEFLE, PRO FLE.
Collège de Paris is a private university of French excellence which offers tuition in general and specialised French. The aim of the programme is to achieve a B2 or C1 level, which is the level required to enter a French university or private school. TCF exams sat at the school once a month to assess the level in French. Courses start each week for all levels, except for complete beginners (once a month). "My Study in France" : the first pathway programme into French higher education.
Since 1919, the Cours de civilisation française de La Sorbonne (CCFS), a member of the Robert de Sorbon Foundation, has enabled students from around the world to study French and France in the heart of Paris. With its academic heritage, it provides French language, phonetics and civilization teaching for today’s world. The courses are graded as per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
The University Center of French Studies - CUEF - of the University of Perpignan offers beginner to advanced French courses in 3 semester sessions: September - December / January - May / June - July. During the summer: general French lessons from one week to 2 months - professional French courses and internships for French teachers. An examination center for French language diplomas and tests, CUEF also brings its teaching expertise to many international projects and organizes tailor-made training courses on request.
At the heart of the Alps, Grenoble is a dynamic, university, cultural and sporty city. The CUEF, located on the Grenoble University campus, offers many general and specific French courses, intensive and extensive (from A1 to C2) as well as semester courses leading to university diplomas. The CUEF also offers teacher training courses in July and upon request. Examination center : DELF-DALF, TCF, university diplomas, Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the CUEF makes the most of its alpine environment with many course-related activities and a wide range of enriching cultural activities.
DP LANGUES welcomes international students all year round with a tropical ambiance on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. The conditions for learning French are ideal, with personalized assistance during the entire length of stay. Reunion Island is located between Madagascar and Mauritius. Most of the island is UNESCO classified and is famous for its unique volcanic landscapes, but also for the beautiful turquoise lagoons and perfect climatic conditions.
The Ecole Interculturelle de Français welcomes foreigners who wish to learn French language and culture in Lyon. Dynamic courses in a friendly atmosphere, permanent program of cultural activities. Workshops to practice the language outside the classroom, preparation for the Delf and Dalf exams.
Our programs are aimed at students who wish to study, prepare for the Baccalauréat, prepare for the DELF A2 / B1 or a course for juniors and adults looking for "à la carte" courses for the whole family or French commercial courses. Stays for school groups and individual lessons. Programs are organized on 3 sites: Nice - Antibes - Cannes.
ELFE is an establishment of the Collège de Paris, a private university located in the center of Paris. Every year it welcomes learners of all levels and offers general and professional French courses in mini-groups. Several accommodation solutions are available: with a family, in a hotel, in a private flat or in a student residence for a real linguistic immersion.
EPF, a leading engineering school based in the Paris region and renowned for the quality of its teaching, has been offering French as a Foreign Language courses since 1992. These courses are open to students and professionals as well as academics from other institutions, and eager to deepen their skills in writing and methodology. The pedagogical orientation is specially adapted to an audience of engineering students. Our team of teachers includes French language specialists, university graduates, and qualified professors in scientific disciplines, all with solid experience with engineering school students.
The school is settled in a typically Basque house of 1850, with its terrace and its private swimming pool situated in the city center, 5 minutes on foot from the very lively district Les Halles with his market, its restaurants, its coffees, its small shops, and 10 minutes only from the famous Coast of the Basques, renowned for its surfing spot. The school offers optional combined classes : French & surf, French & golf with accommodation on-site, and a variety of outdoor activities !
Located in the city centre, in an 18th-century building, the school has 9 bright classrooms and a comfortable lounge giving onto a quiet and shaded garden. A friendly, dynamic team at your service !
Ideally located on the famous Place des Terreaux, facing the Museum of Fine Arts, the school is in the very heart of the city. Very easy to reach thanks to subways, trams and buses, it is in this very lively area that are the shopping streets, theaters and cultural places. The school is on the 2nd floor in a charming building. Students enjoy 4 large bright and equipped classrooms and a relaxation area.
In the heart of French Antilles, between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, the school is situated in the very lively district very livened of Fort-de-France. France Language Martinique: an inescapable destination to blend French learning, nautical activities, green tourism and sport.
At the heart of a bourgeois and multicultural district, with its big open-air market, the school has 7 classrooms on two floors, completely renovated with a center of resources and a relaxing space. During the breaks or after the classes, our garden invites you to enjoy the sun almost all year long. WIFI and 5 computers available for students.
France Langue Paris Notre-Dame enjoys an exceptional location in Paris : 200 meters from Notre-Dame Cathedral, a few steps from the Ile de la Cité, the Pantheon and the University district. It’s a lively school with a young atmosphere, typically "Quartier Latin".
A language school created in 2009 and resgistered as a training organization, French Factory welcomes you in Barsac, a village near Bordeaux located in the heart of the famous Sauternes vineyards. A young and dynamic teaching team welcomes you in the friendly atmosphere of a beautiful home, for tailor-made training programs accompanied by a personalized follow-up. Cultural activities are offered for the duration of your stay.
Language school and professional training organization, French in Normandy, is located in the heart of the chic "Jardin des Plantes" district on the left bank of the Seine in Rouen, the historic capital of Normandy. The school has benne elected "Star French Language School" in 2008, 2009, 2010.
French language Center of La Rochelle Business School. Located on the university campus, near the ocean. IEF has 70 years of experience.
Institut d’Etudes Françaises pour Etudiants Etrangers - Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, has been welcoming every year for more than 40 years about 500 students who come to follow language courses. The duration of their stay varies from 3 to 9 months. A recognized university institute, located in a pleasant setting and in a town on a human scale.
For 35 years, the ILP has welcomed every year nearly 1500 students of 50 different nationalities and all ages: students, professionals, juniors, seniors, teachers and school groups. The school is ideally located in the heart of the city of Montpellier, near the Peyrou Gardens.
The School is located in the heart of Lyon, in a welcoming and friendly place. Young and dynamic team. Course. Language workshops : oral and written expression, pronunciation, vocabulary, culture. Exam preparation. Permanent program of cultural activities. Inflexyon is an examination and testing center for French language : DELF, DALF, TCF, TEF, Ev@lang .
Inlingua has developed and original method based on natural oral learning techniques allowing you to understand and speak the language much more quickly than when using traditional methods.
This method has been proven the world over since 1968.
Our French classes for foreigners are organised all year round with a group for each level running every Monday in both our La Rochelle and Ile de Ré centers.
The Institut de Français of Villefranche-sur-Mer offers immersion language courses of 2 to 4 weeks. These courses are aimed at professionals and adults who want to learn quickly to communicate in French. The aim is to develop a natural oral expression capacity by combining audiovisual methods and practice sessions in an entirely French-speaking environment.
French language courses, excursions and free visits.
Theme classes : photography - wine tasting - literature - children’s French.
Mini-group and evening classes.
Cultural and sports activities at reduced prices.
Professional training organization. Full-immersion programme in the heart of the South-West, in the Aquitaine region. Personalised reception in a human-scale school.
General and professional French language courses which can be combined with horse riding and/or music lessons. Taylor made training for all levels, special training for complete beginners. Lodgings : with host family or in a bedsit. TCF Examination centre. The Institute is located 30 minutes from Paris.
Located in the heart of Nouméa, two steps from shops, museums and hotels, the Voltaire Institute offers you the ideal setting to learn French under the sun of the South Pacific. Public transport network will lead you easily to all parts of the city and lagoon. We await you and welcome you with professionalism and warmth, for a quality teaching.
ISIT is a grande école awarding government-accredited Master’s degrees in various fields of multilingual and intercultural expertise. ISIT also offers you everything you need to make a success of your university studies in France, through the FLE² Academy: a 100%-online 4-month intensive program from January to May to get your French to a B2 level and prepare you effectively for life as a student in France.
ISMAC - Institut Supérieur de Management et de Communication - offers language training from level A1 to level C1. The main objective of the courses is the preparation of DELF/DALF/TCF certifications in order to integrate higher education in France but can also integrate the specific needs of the learners, the didactization of authentic documents and an active/cultural approach in relation to a monthly event outside the establishment.
Although the school’s audience diversifies each year, the majority of learners are of Asian origin: Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan.
Extensive courses, intensive courses, one-to-one courses, specific courses, summer internships for adults, students, company employees, job seekers, European scholarship holders, researchers, young au pairs, European volunteers. Our centre also offers sociolinguistic knowledge workshops and numerous professional integration actions in conjunction with local partners as well as training courses for volunteer or professional trainers.
Located in the historical centre of Toulouse, Langue Onze is committed to providing you with the very best conditions for true immersion into French language and culture for more than 25 years. Our professional team welcomes you all year long in fully equipped spacious premises and undertakes to provide you with an organisation and services of the highest standards (accommodation, cultural activity programme, Tandem partnership), for an unforgettable learning experience in the pink city. Our qualified and experienced teachers and interactive methods will help to build up your confidence communicating in authentic French.
LiL’Langues welcomes all year long in its language and cultural centre young, students, adults, professionals form all around the word for one week to many months for any level.
The school is located a stone’s throw from the Town Hall, the Pompidou Center, the Halles and the Marais district. New rooms, natural light, air conditioning. Modern equipment. Spacious relaxation area with equipped kitchen. Multimedia room -15 computers.
Located in the south of France, in Carcassonne, Ludo Expression is a human-sized school that welcomes students in very small groups (4 to 6 students) in a friendly atmosphere. Seriousness, confidence and good humour are at the heart of our teaching. We give priority to practical, everyday French. We mainly focus on oral expression and comprehension.
Located in the heart of Paris, Lutèce Langue offers since 1997 professional and general French courses focused on oral practice and immersion learning. With 2-7 people per class, our courses encourage speaking and personalised attention.
Since 28/10/20, the group courses are only online. They are as interactive and participative as our face-to-face courses. Private lessons can be taken online or face-to-face at the school.
Improve the general basics of your French with our Intensive course, or reinforce specific skills by following our thematic workshops: conversation, phonetics, writing, grammar, exam preparation, general business French.
Naturellement Français is a small school offering French language and culture courses for foreign adults. Outdoor activities and workshops to discover life in the South of France. Friendly atmosphere and personalized welcome. "À la carte" program. 1 to 4 participants maximum.
Newdeal Institut de Français is a French language school located in the heart of Bordeaux since 2012. Our institute welcomes every year about 350 students from all over the world who come to learn French in Bordeaux in the best conditions.
Qualified and experienced French teachers; lively and interactive teaching methods.
Our premises are modern, bright and air-conditioned, 15 class and exam rooms, 1 resource centre, work areas and 2 areas for relaxation and cooking in a friendly atmosphere.
Our French language school is certified by the quality label FLE, OPQF and examination centre for TCF and DELF/DALF.
We offer different French courses and exam preparation in small groups (max 12) or individually and for all levels.
We also offer cultural activities, accommodation solutions, as well as language stays.
Sylvie, a French native, welcomes you to her language school Parfum de France, in the heart of the Loire Valley, in the exceptional historical village of Fontevraud Abbey. To help you fulfil your dream of becoming a fluent French speaker, she runs exclusive immersions and unusual on-line programmes filmed by the Loire. You will become So French at Sylvie’s by the Loire.
S.L.Immersion offers French immersion programmes for adults who want to learn the language with private tutors. We are a network of qualified teachers with extensive experience in teaching adults of all ages. Our French courses combine high quality teaching, tailor-made programmes and private accommodation in the teacher’s home.
Learning the French language in an authentic, French-speaking environment is one of the best ways to improve your French while enjoying a holiday in the most beautiful regions of France.
Sorbonne University organizes from July 2 to 27, 2018, courses and lectures in letters, philosophy, history of art, history, geography, physics, biology ... completed by courses in French as a Foreign Language covering 6 levels. Included in this program : 12 multidisciplinary cycles in French, 2 cycles in English, 2 historic walks, 1 wine and cheese workshop, cultural activities and free lectures.
The 2021 Summer University will take place online from July 5 to 16, 2021
SELFEE is the Université Paris 4 Sorbonne department for French language, literature and civilisation exams reserved for foreign students. Every July, it holds a summer programme in French language and civilisation.
The Sorbonne University offers French as a foreign language courses all year round for students of all nationalities. The objectives of these courses are to enable students to master French in their daily life - general French - as well as within the framework of their university studies - French for university purposes.
Diplôme Universitaire à distance de Français Langue Étrangère et Français sur Objectifs Universitaires - niveau B2.
Dates : de septembre 2021 à mai 2022
Inscriptions ouvertes jusqu’au 14 mai 2021
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Classes in small groups : 8 students maximum. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The school is located a few meters from the beaches, cafés and restaurants. Combined courses "French & surfing", "French & yoga" offered as an option.
The Institut de Français de l’Université d’Orléans is located in the centre of a university campus, 1 hour by train from Paris. The centre offers semester courses as well as support courses for anyone wishing to improve their level of French. The IDF also offers preparation workshops for the DELF-DALF exams.
DEFLE is the French language center of the University of Lorraine, welcoming students, researches, professionals and every public wishing to discover French language and culture. Centre located in the heart of Nancy, 1.5 hours from Paris by TGV high-speed rail. Approved centre for TCF general French and French nationality.
The DéFLE is the teaching centre for FLE at the University of Lorraine. It welcomes students, researchers, professionals and all publics wishing to discover the French language and culture.
On the border with Luxembourg, 1h30 from Paris and 1 hour from Strasbourg by the TGV, Metz is a dynamic and modern city with a rich heritage and history.
DELF-DALF examination centre.
The International Summer University of Nice offers FLE courses in order to introduce students from all over the world to the French language and civilization in Nice, capital of the Côte d´Azur. Our courses, based on the Common European Framework for Languages, combine language courses, cultural and disciplinary knowledge. All of our highly qualified and experienced teachers are tasked with teaching the French language and civilization in an exceptional tourist environment. After classes, a complete program of cultural visits is offered as a supplement, in order to discover the heritage of the Côte d’Azur: the Principality of Monaco, the Perfumery of Grasse, the Chagall, Matisse, Picasso museums, the Lerins Islands. And much more.
Valorme is a small school that welcomes only one group of 2 to 6 adults at a time. The programme includes oral classes, cultural visits and walks in the Pyrenees with your teacher. To speak French all day long, live in the heart of a small town and discover a beautiful unspoilt region in the South of France.