French courses in Paris

Learn or improve your French in Paris, in the heart of one of the most lively and cultural districts of the capital!

The French capital has an attraction like no other. It seduces with its architectural beauty, its numerous emblematic monuments, its many museums, its luxury shops, its great cultural and artistic wealth, its café terraces and its typical restaurants, but also with its unique atmosphere where energy, intensity and intimacy are combined. You can enjoy strolling through the different village-like districts, each with its own charm and history.

Highlights of the destination

  • Discover the City of Lights, its cultural richness, its emblematic sites and its different districts
  • School in a very lively area of the capital, near Montmartre, the Grands Magasins and the Paris Opera
  • Activities/visits organised by the school and its specialist partners
  • Personalized language coaching

Our partner school France Langue has just moved into its new premises, an exceptional 5-storey mansion, located in the heart of the Europe district, in the 8th arrondissement of Paris.

This district of Paris, located between Place Clichy and the Saint-Lazare train station, is one of the most lively and cultural areas of the capital, with its manyrenowned theatresand concert halls, such as theOpéra Garnier, the Casino de Paris, the Théâtre Mogador and the Moulin Rouge, to name but a few. Bars, restaurants, shops of all kinds, as well as the famous department stores (Galeries Lafayette and Printemps) or the Montmartre hill and its famous Sacré Coeur are within walking distance.

The school offers you

  • 18 bright classrooms spread over 5 floors
  • 1 lounge with a double roof terrace to enjoy a breathtaking view of the roofs of Paris
  • 1 interior courtyard
  • 1 library
  • Air conditioning
  • WIFI
  • Lift
  • Accessible to people with reduced mobility

Accreditations: Qualité FLE label, Campus France, Atout France, IALC

Your tailor-made course

French language learning at France Langue is divided into several modules:

  • General French courses in groups
  • Personalized support
  • A discovery project
  • Thematic meetings
  • Tutorials
  • Guided tours

You havefree access to the online platform from 2 weeks before your arrival until 12 weeks after the end of the course.

Before & after your French experience

By logging on to the Teams platform, 2 weeks before your arrival and for 12 weeks after your departure, you can interact with teachers and other students.

French courses: general information

  • Duration of a lesson: 45 minutes
  • Number of students per class: maximum 12 (average 8)
  • Level test: before departure and on the first day of the course
  • Certificate of attendance at the end of the course
  • Teachers are qualified to teach their language to foreigners
  • Plus 2 free online language workshops per week with all course options

The courses are open to all levels, from false beginner A1 to advanced C1. They consist of 20 lessons of 45 minutes each spread over the week, in the morning or afternoon from Monday to Friday. They take place in the morning or afternoon.

This option is perfect for those who wish to learn or improve their French while having enough free time to enjoy their stay in France.

In addition to the general French courses, additional sessions of 1h30 are offered. These are workshops focused on a particular element of the French language corresponding to your needs and preferences.

The workshops are chosen according to your level of French, your needs and preferences, as well as the places available and the course formula chosen.

A choice of 20 or 26 lessons per week to :

  • Develop the 4 fundamental skills: written and oral expression and comprehension. Emphasis on oral communication
  • Express themselves with ease and fluency in everyday, professional and university situations according to their level and objectives
  • Develop knowledge of French culture and civilisation
  • Reinforce vocabulary and fundamental grammatical points

standard French course
20 lessons per week

12 lessons of general French
+ 4 lessons of pedagogical project
+ 2 lessons of linguistic reinforcement
+ 2 lessons of thematic meeting

Level: A1 to C1
Complete beginners (A0) on certain dates


Monday: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Tuesday to Friday: 9.00am – 12.30pm
Monday to Friday: 1.30pm – 4.45pm
Or in summer
Monday to Friday: 3.30pm – 6.45pm

Intensive French Course
26 lessons per week

The standard programme of 20 lessons + 6 thematic workshops

Levels: A1 to C1
Complete beginners (A0) on certain dates

The timetable for the 1.5 hour workshops (2 lessons):
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 13.30 – 15.00

Professional French Course
30 lessons per week

The standard programme of 20 lessons + 6 thematic workshop lessons + 2 one-to-one lessons + 2 tutoring lessons

Levels : A1 to C1
Complete beginners (A0) on certain dates

Duration: 1 to 4 weeks

Thematic workshops

They allow you to progress more quickly, to improve your language skills and to enrich your knowledge of French culture.

They can focus on linguistic elements such as speaking, writing or phonetics and grammar, but also, for more advanced levels, on more cultural themes such as current affairs or traditions and civilisation.

Other workshops offer preparation for the DELF/DALF exams, ideal for students wishing to enter a French university or to have their level of French certified for professional or personal reasons.

In addition to the French courses, the school invites you to participate in the activities, visits or evenings that it organises in Paris every week. These activities can be free or at cost and their frequency varies according to the time of year.

Excursions to numerous destinations are also offered at weekends in collaboration with specialised partners: Giverny and Monet’s gardens, Normandy (Etretat, Honfleur…), Lille, Mont-Saint-Michel, Champagne, Alsace…

Single room, shared bathroom, breakfast (with access to the kitchen)

Choosing to stay with a French family is the surest way to discover a different way of life and to practise French every day in a warm and friendly environment.

Our partner school takes great care in selecting its host families.

Travel time to the school: families are located at a maximum of 35-40 minutes by public transport and near a bus, metro or RER station.

Year-round residence

The student hotel is a modern residence located only 5 metro stops from the Champs-Elysées. It is a good choice for students who want to meet other young people, while maintaining their own privacy.

Metro station: Esplanade la Défense

Travel time to school: 35-45 minutes by public transport

The features

  • Room with double bed, desk and storage space
  • Private shower room and toilet
  • Shared kitchen equipped with sink, hob, fridge, microwave, crockery
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Cleaning is the responsibility of the student


  • Fitness
  • Study room
  • Swimming pool open from June to September (depending on the weather)
  • WIFI
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry (with charge)

With supplement (premium option)

  • Small independent studio with kitchenette

Summer residences (25/06 – 26/08)

2 residences are available during the summer depending on availability. The Cité Universitaire and the Maison des Lycéennes.

Cité Universitaire

The Cité Universitaire Internationale is a unique concept in the world, with its 40 houses spread over a 34-hectare campus with all the amenities: restaurants, sports facilities, cultural centre, theatre, reception service.

  • Single room, with shower, WC
  • Shared kitchen, equipped with oven, microwave, hotplate, refrigerator,
  • Dishes, kitchen utensils not provided
  • Bed linen provided (towels not provided)
  • Room cleaning, once a week
  • Cable internet connection in the rooms
  • 30/35 minutes from the school by public transport

Maison des Lycéennes

Located in the Latin Quarter, near the Sorbonne and the Pantheon

  • Single room
  • Bathroom / toilet shared with 6 students
  • Shared kitchen, fully equipped (oven, microwave, hotplates, fridge, crockery, kitchen utensils)
  • Bed linen and towels provided (changed once a week)
  • 30/35 minutes from the school by public transport

*Private bathroom option included in our rates

Several residences/apartments are offered in each category (2 or 3 stars) depending on availability. Although similar, the exact characteristics may change slightly depending on the residence.

Category 2*

  • Studio of 18 to 20m2 with single bed, storage space and desk
  • Bathroom with bath or shower and WC
  • Kitchenette with hotplates, fridge, microwave, crockery kit
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Cleaning of the room, once a week (except bed linen and towels)
  • WIFI
  • Luggage storage

Paid services

  • Breakfast
  • Parking
  • Laundry

Category 3*

  • Studio of 18 to 20m2 with double or twin beds, storage space and desk
  • Bathroom with bath or shower and WC
  • Kitchenette with hotplates, fridge, microwave, dish kit
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Cleaning of the room, once a week (except bed linen and towels)
  • WIFI
  • Luggage storage


Arrival day: Sunday – Departure day: Saturday

Arrival / Check-in – Departure / Check-out

  • Homestay: arrival between 6pm and 8pm; departure before noon
  • Summer residence: arrival: between 2pm and 6pm depending on the residence; departure: before 9am or 10am
  • Appart’hotels: check-in from 3pm – check-out until 11am

Arrival airports :

  • Airports: Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Paris Orly (ORY)
  • Gare du Nord: Thalys and Eurostar train arrivals

Transfer possible on request from CDG and ORY airports (fee payable, see “Dates & Fares” tab).

Note: do not book your ticket until we have confirmed your stay (approximately 4 days after payment of your deposit).

Parental authorisation

All participants under 18 years of age must provide the school with a parental certificate.

Visa information

Do you need a visa to attend this programme? For more information, please see our Visa Information page.

Please contact us by email or phone if you need more information.

Dates 2023

Session starts: Most courses start on Mondays throughout the year, unless otherwise stated below. In the event that Monday is a public holiday, the session starts on Tuesday.

Session starts for complete beginners: 09/01, 27/02, 11/04 (Tuesday), 09/05 (Tuesday), 05/06, 03/07, 07/08, 25/09, 06/11

Public holidays and holidays (courses are not dispensed): 10/04, 01/05, 08/05, 18/05, 29/05, 14/07, 15/08, 01/11 and from 18/12 to 31/12

Prices 2023

WPCS 42.0.3

Course & stay in host family, single room, breakfast
Duration20 lessons26 lessons30 lessons
1 week 865 925 1.100
2 weeks 1.510 1.630 2.040
3 weeks 2.185 2.365 2.980
4 weeks 2.820 3.060 3.920
6 weeks 3.940 4.300-
8 weeks 5.120 5.600-
10 weeks 6.330 6.930-
12 weeks 7.015 7.735-
16 weeks 9.300 10.260-
18 weeks 10.440 11.520-
20 weeks 11.580 12.780-
24 weeks 13.170 14.610-
32 weeks 17.505 19.425-
36 weeks 19.675 21.835-
Extra week 540 595-
Extras - Host Family - Per week
Half board (mandatory for minors) 80
High season (28/05 to 26/08 and 17/12 to 31/12) 40
Premium host family (private bathroom or close to school) 65
Special diet (halal, vegetarian, etc.) 65
Arrival before 2pm or departure after 12pm 35
Extras - Residence/Aparthotel* - Per week
Annual accommodation, standard room, low season. 60
Annual accommodation, standard room, high season (21/05 to 02/09) 80
Annual accommodation, premium room (private bathroom) 40
Summer residence (25/06 - 26/08), individual room, private bathroom. 60
Aparthotel - Category 2* 225
Aparthotel - Category 3* 515
*Rates published by the accommodations/hotels, subject to change.
Transfers - Per ride
Airports of Paris Orly or Roissy CDG 90
Train stations of Paris (Nord, Est, Lyon, Montparnasse) 75

All taxes and registration fees included

Prices include:

  • The chosen course formula
  • Accommodation in a host family, single room and breakfast
  • The teaching material
  • A certificate of completion of the course
  • All taxes and administrative costs of the school

They do not include:

  • Travel and transfers
  • City taxes (residence and apartment) to be paid on site
  • Visa fees (if applicable)
  • Optional insurance

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