Learn French in Paris

ParisFor learning French in Paris, we have selected a very special language school for you. Our school in Paris was awarded the official French Trust Mark and the ratings for its language course, learning methods, and customer service were the highest possible. Verbal communication and cultural context are integrated in the learning experience provided by our language teachers.

Participants can apply the knowledge acquired during their stay with host families where they will have an opportunity to learn first hand about the French way of life and culture. Of course, students who would prefer to stay in hotels or in one of the residences have that option as well.

The capital of France is located in the centre of the region Ile-de-France and is one of the most visited cities in the world. Paris is the historical and cultural centre of France and absolutely enchants visitors with its breathtaking architecture, the many cultural monuments and rich history. For the participants of our language trip to Paris, learning French in a world-famous city is an experience they will never forget.

Of course, studying French is the priority and focus of our language school in Paris. That is the reason our school enjoys the reputation of being one of the best schools in Paris. But once in Paris, you should use the time you don’t spend in a classroom to experience all that this wonderful city has to offer.

Those who want to go sightseeing in their free time can choose from the many different excursions our language school has to offer. The school organises tours in the historical and picturesque Montmartre neighborhood, as well as in the Quartier Latin, and guided tours in several museums. Visits to the local cinemas and theatres are also on the programme.

Our School Location

Our language school in Paris is centrally located in the heart of the capital city of France. Our language school is located only a few minutes’ walk from many famous sights such as the Louvre, the Champs Elysées and the famous Paris Opera. Take this amazing chance to immerse yourself in the beautiful atmosphere of the city. This opportunity will provide you with a wonderful French learning experience and the chance to experience the culture of Paris.

School Facilities

Our French language school is located in the heart of the city, in the lively and vibrant ‘Grands Boulevards’ area.

Located between the opera house and the Louvre, Notre-Dame and the Centre Pompidou, the school is an ideal starting point to explore the metropolis of Paris after class! The language school is located on the second floor of a typical Parisian building and has more than 20 bright and friendly classrooms. All rooms are equipped with modern audio-visual media. In the school's internet cafe, there are PCs available for you to use free of charge, and the school is also equipped with Wi-Fi internet access. For participants who would like to deepen their language knowledge before or after class, the school has an extensive library with books, cassettes, CDs and DVDs. Our language school in Paris offers a very friendly and personal atmosphere. The entire team is always available to help the international participants from more than 50 nations, with questions about classes and the school or with practical tips about life in Paris! The choice of language courses is large: it doesn't matter if you'd like to improve your general French skills, require special knowledge for your profession, or would like to immerse yourself deeper into the Parisian culture – you’re sure to find the right course for you! In the summer months of July and August, the language school opens in a second location, the summer school in Paris. Located in the southern part of Paris, you can enjoy France's "laissez-faire", and easily reach the city centre by metro. The lessons take place in the summer campus, and accommodation in single and double rooms is available. No matter which location you choose, your language holiday in Paris, in the heart of France, will certainly be an unforgettable experience!

School Accreditation

Maintaining excellence within our organisation is of the utmost importance to us at the language school of Paris. Our language school is also accredited by many institutions and organisations in France. Our language school is a member of the Professional Association SOUFFLE, France’s leading professional association of private language schools.

Our membership with SOUFFLE is a guarantee of our quality: all language schools and universities desire this recognition due to its established quality standards. In addition, the member schools are regularly inspected to ensure the institutions are upholding high quality educational standards. Moreover, the SOUFFLE belongs to the ELITE association (European federation of associations mother tongue), which further emphasizes our quality of instruction. Our language school also labeled as “qualité français langue étrangère”, which is awarded by the inter-ministerial commission. The inter-ministerial commission consists of representatives of public authorities, namely the public education system, the Foreign Office and the Ministry of Culture. The practical application of the label “qualité français langue étrangère” was transferred to the CIEP, a public institution, which is under supervision of the Ministry of Education. Our partner school has finished in the various categories of the label property, premises, teachers, teaching and management with top marks. Furthermore, our school has the seal of quality from the Swedish CSN and is also a TCF (Test de Connaissance du Français) and TEF(Test d’ Evaluation du Français) examination center. The school is also known at the Académie de Paris as a private university (Institut Supérieur Privé) and has contractual agreements with the Universities of Paris V, Paris VII and Paris VIII.

Student Reviews

Language Courses

At our language school in Paris, you can choose from numerous French courses and programmes. Our general French courses are very popular and offer training in vocabulary, grammar and communication. For participants who require special skills for their profession, our language school offers specialised private courses, for example, for lawyers or in general business English.

If interested, our participants can also take part in various workshops to deepen their knowledge on various topics. Most of the French courses in Paris are offered for all skill levels, from beginner to advanced. To make sure you are placed in the correct group, you will sit a placement test on your first day. If your French language proficiency is above the first level, you can attend one of our language courses in Paris which start every Monday. For beginners without prior knowledge of French, there is a course starting every second week, and during the summer months even weekly courses are possible. The French course in Paris takes place in small, international groups with an average of ten, maximum of 14, participants. Competent and creative teachers construct the lessons efficiently and with diversity. Grammar and vocabulary are taught with the help of current and relevant learning materials. Through role-play, exercises, discussions and games, confidence in using the foreign language is quickly achieved. The course materials are made available by the teachers and are included in the price of your language journey. Our school in Paris is tailored to adults; anyone over the age of 16 can therefore take part in our language courses.

Course Prices (in Euro)

All course fees include: course curriculum, placement tests, course completion certificate, course material, free internet connection is provided (also Wi-Fi)
Hint: Prices per week get cheaper the longer you stay!

Book a four weeks course by 30th of April and we will provide you the fifth week for free.

Courses start every Monday1 Wk2 Wk3 Wk4 Wk6 Wk8 Wk12 Wk24 Wk
Standard French Course (26 lessons)3306609901,3201,8602,4803,6006,240
Intensive French 'Crash' Course (30 lessons)3607201,0801,4402,0402,7203,9606,960
Intensive French 'Plus' Course (34 lessons)3907801,1701,5602,2202,9604,3206,960
Business French Course (42 lessons)8401,4402,1602,8804,3205,7608,640-
Executive French Course (40 lessons)4,2807,60011,40015,20022,800---
French for Jurists (36 lessons)*720-------
Private French Course (20 lessons)1,6003,2004,8006,4009,60012,80019,200-
Private French Course (30 lessons)2,4004,8007,2009,60014,40019,20028,800-
Additional Private French Course (5 lessons)4909801,4701,9602,9403,9205,88011,760
Additional Private French Course (10 lessons)9801,9602,9403,9205,8807,84011,76023,520

1 lesson = 45 minutes, * The French for Jurists course starts on 13th February, 13th March, 10th April, 12th June, 17th July, 25th September and the 23th October 2017.

Course Dates and Info

The following dates should be taken into consideration when planning your language study in Paris:

General Language, Business & Executive courses start dates in 2017: Start every Monday

French for lawyers course dates for 2017: 13 – 17 February, 13 - 17 March, 10 – 14 April, 12 - 15 June, 17 - 21 July, 25 – 29 September, 23 - 27 October

Beginner start dates 2016: January 9th , January 23th , February 6th , February 20th , March 6th , March 20th , April 3rd , April 18th , May 2nd , May 15th, June 5th , 19th June , July 3rd , July 10th , July 17th , July 24th , July 31st , August 7th , August 21nd , September 4th , September 18th , October 2nd , October 16th , October 30th , November 13th , November 27th

French Holidays (on workdays) 2016: April 17 , Mai 1 , July 14th , August 15th , November 1st . Winter holidays take place from 16.12.2017 until 07.01.2018 .

Accommodation

To make sure your stay to Paris is a complete success, you don't only need the right language course, the choice of the right accommodation is also crucial! Our language school in Paris offers a multitude of different accommodation possibilities to match every taste! The classic stay with a host family is always popular with the participants. The main advantage of this type of accommodation is the chance to experience the daily life of a typical French family firsthand and at the same time use your language skills! For participants who would like to be as independent as possible during their stay, we recommend staying in the residence.

In addition to the residence, the language school also offers special university residences in the summer months of the programme. Students can also stay in private apartments, apartment hotels or hotels of various categories. Please contact us if you are unsure which accommodation in France is the most suitable option for you. With many different types of accommodation on offer, the right one for you is sure to be there!

Private Apartment

If you enjoy your privacy we recommend that you try our private apartment accommodation. With our private apartment you can be as flexible as you desire with your own studio or apartment.

This accommodation is most popular with couples and small groups travelling together. In Saint Martins, our apartments are just 15 minutes away from the language school and are very close to the Gare de l’Est. The apartments are colorfully decorated and also include a private bathroom and a kitchenette. Furthermore, a television and Wi-Fi are provided free of charge. Upon request breakfast, lunch and dinner are available. Additionally, bed linen and towels are provided. Arrival for our private apartments is on Sundays and departure is on Saturdays. For more information please contact us.

Host Family

To experience the French culture and way of life we recommend you stay with one of our selected host families. Staying with one of our host families will give you the opportunity to practice skills acquired through your lessons during meals and other activities with your host family.

Furthermore, the host family can provide excellent tips about tourist attractions and other sights in Paris and the surrounding area. Accommodation with a host family includes a single or double room, and also includes breakfast and dinner. Single rooms are the standard option; however, double rooms may be booked by participants traveling together. Our host families will provide half board upon request, providing breakfast and dinner. Evening meals can provide our students with an excellent opportunity to implement their French speaking skills in a practical environment. Towels and linen will be provided by the host family. Host families have been carefully selected and are subject to regular reviews; this helps to ensure a friendly and pleasant atmosphere. Host families are generally located a maximum of 20 to 40 minutes from the language school in Paris. If you have any questions regarding our host families in Paris, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Residence

Our residence in Paris offers a great value and includes a cafeteria, self-service restaurant, T.V. room, laundry and car garage. The residence is located in the south of Paris, just a few metro stops away (about 30 to 40 minutes) from the school. This accommodation is very well connected to the Paris subway system. This accommodation will provide you with a single room, private bathroom and breakfast.

Please note that this residence has a maximum stay of 4 weeks. Arrivals will be on Sundays and departures will be on Saturdays. To book these accommodations please contact us as soon as possible or if you need any assistance with selecting this accommodation.

 

 

Summer Residence

In the summer months July and August you can rent a room at the University Residence. This residence is very popular, especially among young students, due to its very central location close to the university of the city, in the 14th Arrondissement. You will live in single rooms with self-catering and share the restrooms and kitchens in the corridors with other students.
Bed linen is provided and will be changed by the residence staff every ten days. Additionally there is a cleaning service for the rooms once a week. Students can use the restaurant in the residence as well as the computers and the wireless internet for free. The arrival should be on Sunday and the departure on Saturday.

Accommodation Prices (Euro per person)

Host Family (BB, single room)285
Host Family (BB + kitchen access, single room)295
Host Family (Half Board, single room)360
Residence (BB, single room)360
Summer Residence (Self-catering, single room)*380
Private Apartment (Self-catering) (Saint-Martin)810

BB: Bed & Breakfast, * You can just book the Summer Residence for July and August.
Arrival at our language school in Paris is usually on Sundays. Students leave on Saturdays. If you want to arrive or depart on other days, we will be happy to book additional nights for you (surcharge will apply).

School Activities

The capital city of France, Paris, is undoubtedly one of the most historical, cultural and artistic centres of the country. Your stay with us in Paris will not only benefit your French language skills but will also give you an excellent opportunity to experience the fascinating city and its many wonderful attractions.

To give you a full cultural and Parisian experience, our language school offers many opportunistic activities in Paris. Our activities will visit areas of the picturesque Paris such as the artists’ quarter of Montmarte, Le Marais and the famous Latin Quarter. You can also view Paris from a different perspective and travel the city by boat on the Seine and the various canals that cut through the city of Paris. Also, our most popular attraction would be our cinema or theater activities which often finish with a lively discussion in a typical Parisian Cafes. On weekends, you can plan day trips in the area of the city, such as the Loire Valley and the famous French Chateau. More trips include visiting castles of Versailles, Chantily or Fontainebleau in the times of French kings! Our language school provides our students with discounted tickets for theater performances, concerts and other cultural activities.