Immersion Programs in France

Study French in France! Have you been considering programs in France, but don’t know where to begin? Immersion programs in France combine language instruction with the chance to use your new skills 24/7.

The Alliance Française network in France offers a range of locations and experiences for the budding francophone. In addition, private language schools range from large institutes to intimate home-stay experiences.

Learn French at an Alliance Française in France

The Alliance Française network offers general French courses, specialised workshops, cultural excursions, and assistance with accommodations.

The Alliance Française Paris Ile-de-France is a private higher education establishment that developed the first methods for teaching French as a foreign language. Each year, nearly 12,000 students from 160 different countries come to the Paris Alliance.

The school boasts sixty classrooms, a multimedia resource center, a restaurant with free high speed WiFi Internet access, as well as other services and leisure facilities.

Click here to see a video of the Paris Alliance and here to visit their website. *AF de Portland endorsed.

Studying at an Alliance Française outside Paris adds a regional flavor:
- Lyon
- Bordeaux
- Nice
- Vichy (Cavilam)
- Marseille
- Rouen
- Strasbourg (« gastronomie » linguistic option available)
- Dijon (Burgundy)
- Grasse
- Grenoble
- Saint-Malo

Learn French at other language centers in France

The Institute de Français in Villefranche on the Riviera is a “French-only” speaking environment. The Institute offers 2- to 4- week intensive immersion language courses for professional adults and mature students.

With an international range of students, the Institute is the gold-standard of French language institutes. Visit their website for calendar and fees. *AF de Portland endorsed.

Additional language learning centers for adult students:

-Le Français chez Claudine – Montbard (Bourgogne). One-on-one instruction in a home-stay environment. *AF de Portland endorsed.

- Les Authentiques-France-Langue: Bourgogne, Rhône Alpes, Languedoc Roussillon, Provence, Dordogne, Midi-Pyrénées.

Cœur de France – Sancerre (Loire)

Language centers for young adults, kids and teens:
- Alpadia (Paris, Biarritz and Switzerland) https://www.alpadia.com
- Summer Camp in France (Bourgogne, Haute Savoie, Languedoc et Aveyron) summercampsinfrance.com/camps-2015

Study through the FLE network in France
Finally, we recommend the extensive FLE (français langue étrangère) website which provides access to language centers all over France. Click here for the site in French and here to go directly to the English version.

*AF de Portland endorsed. Students and staff of the Portland Alliance have attended courses at these languages centers which thus receive our “hands-on” endorsement.

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