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French Language Schools in France:
 Rhône-Alpes

French Language Schools in France: Rhône-Alpes
Are you looking for a place to study French intensively abroad, perhaps looking for a total immersion course with native speakers? Or maybe you want to take a vacation in France, and while enjoying the sights, learn enough French to help you get by in your explorations. We have collected here a number of French language schools of various levels of intensity in a variety of areas in France, to help you find the destination of your choice.

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Schools in Rhône-Alpes

Areas in France:   Alsace/Lorraine |  Aquitaine |  Auvergne |  Bourgogne (Burgundy) |  Bretagne (Britanny) |  Centre |  Champagne/Franche-Comte |  Languedoc Roussillon |  Normandie |  Paris |  Pays de la Loire |  Poitou-Charentes |  Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur |  Pyrenees |  Rhône-Alpes

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Rhône-Alpes

Academy of French Language & Culture in Annecy
Learn and master your French in the French Alps, in Annecy, the town of art and history. Situated in the south east of France, Annecy is characterized by castles, lakes, vineyards, mountains, ski resorts, and National Parks. This picturesque town is an ideal place to immerse in the language, culture and life of Alpine France. The French language programs are designed to immerse participants in French through class instruction and activities with native French speakers. The programs integrate all aspects of the language: reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar, phonetics, and vocabulary. Accelerated teaching methods allow participants at lower proficiency levels to acquire the language skills needed for effective communication in a short period of time, and allows students at higher proficiency levels to gain expression proficiency at an abstract level. Topics studied include everyday situations, French culture, society, and history. A wide range of free weekly excursions and activities expand participants' learning opportunities outside of the classroom, and ensure they experience French culture, the Alps and surrounding French regions while immersing in the language and society.
Location: Annecy
Email: info@wle-france.com

Academy of French Language & Studies in Chambery
Learn to master French in magnificent surroundings characterized by old castles, lakes, vineyards, mountains, and national parks. Chambery, the historical capital of the Savoie region, is situated in the French Alps and an ideal place to learn the French language, culture, and way of life. The programs integrate all aspects of the language: reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar, phonetics, and vocabulary. Accelerated teaching methods allow participants at lower proficiency levels to acquire the language skills needed for effective communication in a short period of time, and at higher proficiency levels, expression proficiency at an abstract level. Topics studied include everyday situations, French culture, society, and history. A wide range of free weekly excursions and activities expand participants' learning opportunities outside of the classroom, and ensure that they experience French culture, the Alps and surrounding French regions while immersing in the language and society.
Location: Chambery
Email: info@wle-france.com

Alliance Française de Lyon
The Alliance Française de Lyon is teaching French Language with worldwide recognized methods. The Alliance Française de Lyon will propose you courses throughout the year. Our pedagogy focuses on the four fundamental competences: oral comprehension, written comprehension, oral expression and written, and uses the French Language method: FORUM. The complementary Courses (workshops, language lab, conversation classes, etc.) are optional but they do reinforce and improve the knowledges acquired in the General French Courses. It is possible to register only for a complementary course. To learn a language is also to adopt a certain view of the world; therefore we advise students to seize all opportunities to widen your field of knowledge of the language (shows, reading, press, radio, television, CDs etc...).
Location: Lyon
Email: info@aflyon.org

Altiplano Training
Open up your personal life, your travels, and your career with the command of another European language, and learn about the history and culture of this beautiful, exciting and lively country. Altiplano provides the stimulating, friendly and professional environment which allows you to increase your confidence in your linguistic ability, and specializes in intensive French language courses that focus on French social and business cultures as well as key language skills. A One to One course is the ideal way to learn a language. Your course is tailored to focus on the skills you need, and individual teaching maximizes your study time, with no time wasted. Our French for Business courses are demanding and effective, with over 50 hours a week of language use. We also offer a range of other general French courses as different packages to suit different budgets and availability.
Location: Chamonix
Email: info@altiplanotraining.com

Butterfly et Papillon International
Mainly a center that provides Au Pair jobs to foreigners wanting to live in France, but also providing French language training.
Location: Annecy
Email: aupair.france@wanadoo.fr

CIFEL
CIFEL is a language school that organises summer and winter camps for children 7 to 16 years old. In the morning the children have language classes (French or English) and in the afternoon they do sports activities: in summer: hiking, rock climbing, fishing, golf, mountain biking, tennis, horseback riding, and in winter: alpine skiing, snowboarding or cross-country skiing. In the evening, they do arts, crafts, journalism, drama, organise contests. CIFEL also organises for parents language courses with activities (cooking, wine tasting, visiting farms and cheese factories) throughout the year.
Location: Albertville, Annecy-le-Vieux
Email: info@cifel.fr

Ecole des Trois Ponts
The Ecole des Trois Ponts specialises in French Language Courses in the lovely setting of the Château de Matel. Learning at school was never like this. L'Ecole des Trois Ponts in Roanne offers guests the chance to perfect their French language skills in style. The quickest and most effective way to learn French is to go to France and speak nothing else. Living and studying in the chateau with meals taken with the household, teachers and other guests with time to visit the attractions of the region and try their skill on the locals, guests advance quickly. With a capacity of 20 guests, the school specialises in teaching French and Cooking in a relaxed atmosphere with professional teaching. Accommodation and meals are provided on site at the chateau. Lunch is buffet style, while dinner is taken together, speaking the language at table and with teachers; there is an English speaking table for complete beginners.
Location: Roanne
Email: 3ponts2@wanadoo.fr

EIFE 2F
EIFE 2F is a school for foreigners wishing to learn French. Based in Lyon, the second biggest French city, it is located in the heart of the UNESCO world heritage site. The city is also known as the capital of French gastronomy and the birthplace of the cinema. The school teaches French language (grammar, vocabulary, phonetics, civilisation...) and its culture. Teaching is based on a lively practise of French within the classroom. "Workshops" enable students to take part in the life of the city, in order to improve integration and to practise French outside the classroom. The school also prepares students for the Delf and Dalf exams (national diplomas of the French Education Ministry), and informs students and helps them to take part in the cultural and community life of the city and its wider region.
Location: Lyon
Email: eife2f@eife2f.com

ESL-Ecole Suisse de Langues
By deciding to study French, German, Italian or English at one of our schools, you are embarking on a very enriching experience. Located on a peninsula surrounded by two rivers in the centre of Lyon, our school's facilities are inside a beautiful 19th-century building on the banks of the Rhone in the midst of the cultural and festive offerings of the city's downtown core. The school features 12 spacious, bright classrooms. With its high ceilings, each of these classrooms proudly boasts its own fireplace. The facilities are equipped with wifi service so that you can access your e-mail and surf the web free of charge; furthermore, a number of fixed computer stations are available to you. As the centre is located just a few steps away from Lyon's largest city square, the Place Bellecour, right after class you can head over to the district's many cafes and restaurants, which serve as the favourite meeting spots of Lyon's many students. Lyon's most popular pedestrian shopping zones are located in the immediate vicinity of the course centre. And if you want to travel around the city, a metro station and a bus stop are just 5 minutes by foot from the school.
Location: Lyon, Rhone-Alpes
Email: web@esl-schools.org

French In France
French In France is a French language home stay study program located in Lyon. A Private Home stay program's goal is to provide students, regardless their age, nationality or occupation, a one to one private French tuition with his personal French native tutor ( 18, 24 or 30 hours/week). The specificity of this program is to offer the student the opportunity to study French without the constraints of a classical Language School and to share his tutor's family life, leisure and activities during his stay in France. Home stay is a vital connection to local culture and social life. It's one of the best way to give the student a full confidence in his ability to communicate in all kind of daily life situations and to give him the chance of a total immersion in the French Culture and Life style. Depending upon the student's level in French and his goal, the student will choose a 18, 24 or 30 hours/week one- to- one Standard tuition program. or a Tourism & Stay program. This program includes a minimum of 1-week tuition adapted to the student's level, with teaching material provided. The aim of this tuition is NOT to bring you to speak French like Victor Hugo or Balzac, but rather to make you feel comfortable and confident in your oral expression in French as it is spoken in the country.
Location: Lyon
Email: homestay@french-in-france.net

Ifalpes
Ifalpes is an Institution of Higher Education for students who want to learn French as a foreign language (F.L.E.). Our French courses are geared to students of all nationalities. The French language courses are available for all levels all year round. Whatever your reason for studying French, we will help you to feel at home in our Institute. French courses are specifically designed for those interested in learning the language or becoming more proficient in French. The faculty is composed of native French instructors who are specialists in the teaching of French as a second or other language. We run a range of semi-intensive and intensive and very intensive General French Language Courses.
Location: Annecy, Chambery
Email: info@ifalpes.fr

ILDIF
ILDIF is a French language school locates in Lyon, France, which provides French language courses for foreign students and for professionals all year-around. Institut Lyonnais offers French learning program through basic courses for students and courses for those interested in French economy and culture. Additionally, the students who wish have the opportunity to prepare for the DELF, TEF, or other examinations from the "Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie de Paris", which acknowledges your linguistic and communicative level for all facets of French.
Location: Lyon
Email: secretariat@ildif.com

Inflexyon
Located in the historical heart of Lyon, Inflexyon provides French courses and a teaching environment that is adapted to you with three services: lodging, administrative assistance and cultural visits. Classed as a world heritage by UNESCO, Lyon is ideal to discover French life and learn to speak French. In the crossroads of Europe, the second city of France offers a unique cultural environment, a known gastronomy and an active and enriching student life. According to your objectives and how you learn, Inflexyon offers groups of classes ranging from 15-20 hours weekly. Thanks to personalized help, Inflexyon follows the improvement of each student, depending on their level defined by "le Cadre Européen Commun de Référence pour les Langues". Each student therefore knows each step of his/her progress. Respecting differences of all types of people, is what differentiates Inflexyon from others!
Location: Lyon
Email: karen.chaozon@inflexyon.com

INSTED
INSTED makes it possible for you to combine language studies with skiing or surfing. Chamonix is situated in the heart of the French Alps on the border of France, Switzerland and Italy. Surrounded by high peaks and vast glaciers, this picturesque town lies in a valley as the doorstep to the highest mountain in Europe - Mont-Blanc, and is considered the capital of skiing and mountaineering. All teaching is done in French, even for absolute beginners who have never studied French before. You are encouraged to use the language from day one! A wide range of methods are used in class to improve your conversation skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and linguistic structure. Newspapers, commercials, cartoons, texts by well-known French authors and video recordings will add to your course literature. As your class progress more time is spent on conversational exercises where students debate and discuss cultural subjects such as French history, literature, society and politics. You will also practise your capacity to cover current affairs. News from radio, TV and newspapers is often the basis for discussions. The courses will also include role-plays, study visits and home exercises. The program encourages active student participation.
Location: Chamonix
Email: chamonix@insted.com

Institut de Francais
Specialized in the intensive teaching of French to adults (minimum age : 21), the school offers all year round 2- to 4-week sessions of 8 1/2 hours per day in complete immersion with 2 on site meals. 8 different levels from total beginner to advanced (10 students maximum per class). Located on the French Riviera, overlooking one the French mediterranean's most beautiful bays, the "Institut de Francais" is housed in a beautiful Provencal villa, with terraced gardens. Situated halfway from Nice and Monaco, Villefranche sur Mer is a typical South of France village with a picturesque port and a quaint old town.
Location: Villefranche
Email: info@institutdefrancais.com

Lyon Bleu International
Lyon Bleu International is a private school dedicated to teaching the French language and culture, located beside the city centre of Lyon, which has been classed part of "World heritage" by UNESCO since 1998, we provide a full range of language services. Lyon Bleu International offers a wide range of high quality courses in French, with a maximum of flexibility, taught in a modern, dynamic fashion, with courses programmed from 3 to 19 hours in a group setting, small groups for faster progression, complementary one-to-one classes, preparation for international exams, a weekly progamme of practical and cultural activities where you can use your growing knowledge to discover the city of Lyon and the French way of life, and a language exchange programme where you can meet French people and practise your French.
Location: Lyon
Email: bonjour@lyon-bleu.fr