Learn French in Lyon


Learn French in Lyon

French School

French school in Lyon

The school offers a wide variety of French courses in Lyon and is located in the city centre of Lyon second largest city in France. In the heart of the city, our school offers a harmonious and convivial environment for French language courses, a stone’s throw from the historical centre of Lyon on one side and the business district on the other, at the crossroads of numerous choices of public transport, in a stylish and lively neighbourhood.

Facilities include 14 fully equipped classrooms, a student’s room equipped with PCs for use by the students, Wi-Fi Internet connection, and a book and Video/DVD library service. All French teachers are native speakers of French and are fully qualified to teach French as a foreign language.

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French Courses

Semi-intensive course

Comprehensive French course that develops all areas of French language learning: vocabulary, spoken and written expression, grammar, listening and comprehension, practical vocabulary. 3 lessons of 45 minutes per day of general French in the morning or in the afternoon according to your level, from Monday to Friday.

Lessons per week 15 Duration 1-24+ weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 18

Standard course

General standard complete that develops all the skills throughout the week: vocabulary, grammar, oral and written expression, oral and written comprehension, practice and communication. General French courses (3 lessons of 45 minutes) every day and three workshops on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Groups in the mornings or afternoons depending on the level.

The workshops are designed around activities to work on improving and practising your French language skills in more specific contexts.
Examples of activities in workshops according to the levels: conversation, song, French practice, press/TV, dictation/spelling, grammar reinforcement, French culture, cinema, etc.

Lessons per week 21 Duration 1-24+ weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 18

Intensive course

Comprehensive general French course that works on all areas of French language learning : vocabulary and spoken and written expression, grammar, listening and comprehension, practical vocabulary. General French courses (3 lessons of 45 minutes) and A workshop (2 lessons of 45 minutes) Daily for a total of 5 lessons of 45 minutes/day, in the morning or afternoon depending on the level.

The workshops are designed around activities to work on improving and practicing your French language skills in more specific contexts.
Some examples of workshops: phonetics, conversation, written expression, song, cinema, press and TV, dictation, focus on grammar, French culture, etc.

Lessons per week 25 Duration 1-24+weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 18

Combined courses

Students follow the Standard or Intensive French courses in Lyon, France and have an extra 5 or 10 private lessons each week depending on how intensive a course they desire. Perfect for students that want the diversity of a group course but would like a few private lessons to focus on a specific area of the language, topic or exam.

Lessons per week 15+5, 15+10, 25+5 or 25+10 Duration 1-12 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 18

Private tuition

Lessons can be tailored to the needs and requirements of the students, to a particular subject or focusing on a specific exam. Students can have private lessons on a 2 to 1 basis providing they are of a similar ability.

Lessons per week 30 Duration 1-12 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class 1:1 or 2:1
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 18

DELF/DALF preparation course

In addition to the Standard course in the mornings, students will receive 5 private lessons per week focusing on preparation for the DELF/DALF exam. These lessons are the best way for you to prepare your DELF/DALF exams, the only official and international qualification certifying your level of French.

Lessons per week 15+5 Duration 1+ weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 18

French & Cuisine course

Students follow the standard French course of 15 lessons per week combined with a cookery programme. Discover traditional recipes of Cuisine Lyonnaise, and more general French gastronomy in a practical workshop with demonstration and tasting. A diverse programme of visits based around cuisine and gastronomy, which allow students to discover French cooking traditions and the world-renowned Lyonnaise specialities. Lunch or dinner in typical restaurants in Lyon.

Lessons per week 15 + 5 Duration 1 or 2 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 18

French & Culture course

Students follow the standard French course of 15 lessons per week with 5 cultural lessons. The cultural programme is designed to help students discover French history and culture while encouraging them to practice and speak French in a uniquely French context.

Lessons per week 15 + 5 Duration 1 or 2 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 18

Accommodation

Host Family

This accommodation option suits students who want to immerse in everyday French life and tradition, and enjoy family atmosphere and meals. Families are also selected on the basis of their hospitality and positive feedback from students. Although you will have your own keys to come and go as you please, you will have to respect some rules and schedules, especially for mealtimes.

This option is offered as single room, B&B or Half-board.

Residences

Please contact the office for details.

Transfer

A transfer service from Lyon airport to your accommodation is available at an extra cost. Alternatively we can provide you with advice on travel.

Leisure

The French school is here to inform and guide students so they can make the most of their time in Lyon. Every one of our French courses in Lyon offers activities relating to French culture and living in France. All aspects of everyday French life are dealt with in vocabulary classes and practical activities. Lyon is, culturally, a very active city throughout the entire year. Up to date information (leaflets, brochures, posters, etc.) about shows, concerts, exhibitions, theatre, cinema etc. can be found throughout the school with staff on hand to provide further information. In the afternoons and evenings the school offers a variety of regular activities including, but not limited to the following:

  • Guided tours of Lyon
  • Museums
  • Food tasting
  • Cooking workshop
  • Picnics
  • Concerts

Course Prices

FRENCH COURSES

1 lesson = 45 minutes  /  Minimum age = 18                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

ADMINISTRATION FEE: € 60.00

Week (s) SEMI-INTENSIVE COURSE 

15 lessons per week / Max. 12 per class

STANDARD COURSE 

21 lessons per week/ Max. 12 per class

1 € 150.00 € 200.00
2 € 300.00 € 400.00
3 € 450.00 € 600.00
4 € 600.00 € 800.00
6 € 900.00 € 1140.00
8 € 1200.00 € 1520.00
12 € 1800.00 € 2280.00
16 € 2240.00 € 2720.00
20 € 2800.0 € 3400.00
24 € 3360.00 € 4080.00
extra weeks € 125.00 € 165.00
Week (s) INTENSIVE COURSE 

25 lessons per week/ Max. 12 per class

1 € 225.00
2 € 450.00
3 € 675.00
4 € 900.00
6 € 1350.0
8 € 1720.00
12 € 2580.00
16 € 3200.00
20 € 4000.00
24 € 4800.00
extra weeks € 195.00
COMBINED COURSE (per week)
15 group + 5 private 15 group + 10 private 25 group + 5 private 25 group + 10 private
€ 360.00 € 575.00 € 440.00 € 650.00
DELF & DALF PREPARATION COURSE 

15  group + 5 private lessons per week / Max. 12 per class

1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks extra weeks
€ 360.00 € 720.00 € 1080.00 € 360.00
FRENCH & CUISINE
1 week 2 weeks
€ 285.00 € 570.00
FRENCH & CULTURE
1 week 2 weeks
€ 285.00 € 570.00
PRIVATE TUITION
5 lessons 10 lessons 15 lessons 20 lessons
€ 225.00 € 440.00 € 645.00 € 830.00
ENROLMENT FEE € 55.00 per person

Accommodation Prices

ACCOMMODATION

Sunday to Saturday

HOST FAMILY / SINGLE ROOM
Week (s) Breakfast Half board
1 € 154.00 € 220.00
2 € 308.00 € 440.00
3 € 462.00 € 660.00
4 € 616.00 € 880.00
6 € 840.00 € 1320.00
8 € 924.00 € 1716.00
12 € 1749.00 € 2527.00
16 € 2201.00 € 3222.00
20 € 2730.00 € 3990.00
24 € 3276.00 € 4696.00
extra weeks € 138 € 205
STUDENT RESIDENCES       Please contact the office for prices.
ACCOMMODATION BOOKING FEE  € 60.00 per person
TRANSFER SERVICE     ARRIVAL AND/OR DEPARTURE  ONE WAY
LYON AIRPORT € 75.00

2019 Dates

STANDARD, INTENSIVE & COMBINED COURSE: Non-beginners can start on any Monday through out the year. Beginners must start on the dates shown in RED.
 JANUARY 7 14 21 28  
FEBRUARY 4 11 18 25
 MARCH 4 11 18 25  
APRIL 1 8 15 23 29
MAY 6 13 20 27
JUNE 3 10 17 24  
JULY 1 8 15 22 29
AUGUST 5 12 19 26
SEPTEMBER 2 9 16 23 30
OCTOBER 7 14 21 28
NOVEMBER 4 12 18 25  
DECEMBER 2 9 16  
PRIVATE TUITION ANY MONDAY
FRENCH CUISINE COURSE 18th March, 8th April, 13th May, 10th June, 8th July, 9th September, 14th October and 2nd December.
FRENCH CULTURE COURSE 25th March, 15th April, 20th May, 17th June, 15th July, 16th September, 21st October and 9th December.
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 22nd April, 1st May, 8th May & 30th May, 15th August, 1st & 11th November. Christmas break: 20th December 2019 to 6th January 2020.

Lessons lost on these public holidays will not be made up or refunded but the school will arrange an excursion on these days instead. 

2020 Dates

STANDARD, INTENSIVE & COMBINED COURSE: Non-beginners can start on any Monday through out the year. Beginners must start on the dates shown in RED.
 JANUARY 6 13 20 27  
FEBRUARY 3 10 17 24
 MARCH 2 9 16 23 30
APRIL 6 13 20 27
MAY 4 11 18 25
JUNE 1 8 15 22 29
JULY 6 13 20 27
AUGUST 3 10 17 24 31
SEPTEMBER 7 14 21 28
OCTOBER 5 12 19 26
NOVEMBER 2 9 16 23 30
DECEMBER 7 14  
PRIVATE TUITION ANY MONDAY
FRENCH CUISINE COURSE 16th March, 6th April, 11th May, 8th June, 6th July, 7th September, 12th October and 30th November.
FRENCH CULTURE COURSE 23rd March, 13th April, 18th May, 15th June, 13th July, 14th September, 19th October and 7th December.
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS To be confirmed for 2019. Christmas break: 18th December 2019 to 4th January 2021.

Lessons lost on these public holidays will not be made up or refunded but the school will arrange an excursion on these days instead. 

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