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  • 20 contact hours per week
  • 7 or fewer students per class (average 5)
  • Free course materials
  • School certificate

Do you want to learn French in France and still have some time to explore the region? This is the program you are looking for!

Each week, you’ll have 20 hours of general French in mini-groups of up to 7 (average of 5). Focus is put on oral communication. You’ll have the opportunity to quickly improve thanks to the small class sizes. You won’t feel the pressure of large group classes; the intimacy of each group encourages participation at your own scale.

The mornings are class with the assigned teacher to your group level. You’ll use a provided textbook to work on oral communication and written French structure. During the afternoons you’ll attend several workshops that will offer another opportunity to practice your oral French in different contexts. Some examples include: listening and discussing current events and news headlines, speech, debate and discourse, phonetic exercises, exploring French culture through discussion and exploring the city’s history and uniqueness by foot.

You can choose this program with a 2-week minimum and may start any Monday that suits you best, unless you are a beginner or brand new to French.

Please note that if your level is elementary (below A1), you must start on these specific dates: January 6, March 30th, June 29 or September 28. If you are a complete beginner, we have just one starting date: September 28.

If you have any doubts on your level, read this document: _Minimum level required.

Standard Package
€12503 weeks
Standard Package
€370Additionnal week
  • 20 contact hours per week
  • 7 or fewer students per class (average 5)
  • +3 hours of private lessons per week
  • Free course materials
  • School certificate

You want to learn French in France and you have special goals in mind? This program is made for you!

Do you want to learn French in France and still have some time to explore the region? This is the program you are looking for!

Each week, you’ll have 20 hours of general French in mini-groups of up to 7 (average of 5). Focus is put on oral communication. You’ll have the opportunity to quickly improve thanks to the small class sizes. You won’t feel the pressure of large group classes; the intimacy of each group encourages participation at your own scale.

The mornings are class with the assigned teacher to your group level. You’ll use a provided textbook to work on oral communication and written French structure. During the afternoons you’ll attend several workshops that will offer another opportunity to practice your oral French in different contexts. Some examples include: listening and discussing current events and news headlines, speech, debate and discourse, phonetic exercises, exploring French culture through discussion and exploring the city’s history and uniqueness by foot.

In addition to the class description above, you’ll have private lessons with a professor who will prepare a program according to your needs and struggles with the language. Private lessons are aimed at taking the time to work on your personal difficulties and dedicate some extra-time to oral skills.

You can choose this program for 1 week minimum and may start any Monday that suits you best if you are not a beginner.

Please note that if your level is elementary (below A1), you must start on these specific dates: January 6, March 30th, June 29 or September 28. If you are a complete beginner, we have just one starting date: September 28.

If you have any doubts on your level, read this document: _Minimum level required.

If you want to study French for professionnal purposes, please have a look at our specific French programs here.

Standard+ Package
€13602 weeks
Standard+ Package
€25104 weeks

For each additionnal week, add €605

  • 20 contact hours per week
  • 7 or fewer students per class (average 5)
  • +3 hours of private lessons per week
  • Free course material
  • School certificate

Do you want to learn French in France and still have some time to explore the region? This is the program you are looking for!

Each week, you’ll have 20 hours of general French in mini-groups of up to 7 (average of 5). Focus is put on oral communication. You’ll have the opportunity to quickly improve thanks to the small class sizes. You won’t feel the pressure of large group classes; the intimacy of each group encourages participation at your own scale.

The mornings are class with the assigned teacher to your group level. You’ll use a provided textbook to work on oral communication and written French structure. During the afternoons you’ll attend several workshops that will offer another opportunity to practice your oral French in different contexts. Some examples include: listening and discussing current events and news headlines, speech, debate and discourse, phonetic exercises, exploring French culture through discussion and exploring the city’s history and uniqueness by foot.

Additionally, you’ll have private lessons each week, with a teacher that will prepare you for the DELF/DALF exams. You will work on all required skills of the exam, have a personalized training in your weaknesses, and attain advice on passing the exam. You will be tested on real samples of the DELF/DALF exams, preparing you even more. Everything is made for you to find the solutions to your specific troubles, elaborate on strategies for the exam and leave France on a successful note.

All our teachers have a DELF/DALF Examiner-Corrector’s license, so they are fully-equipped to perfectly prepare your success.

You can choose this program with a 1 week minimum and start any Monday that suits you best if you are not a beginner.

Please note that if your level is elementary (below A1), you must start on these specific dates: January 6, March 30th, June 29 or September 28. If you are a complete beginner, we have just one starting date: September 28.

If you have any doubts on your level, read this document: _Minimum level required

If you want to study French for professionnal purposes, please have a look at our specific French programs here.

DELF DALF Package
€13602 weeks
DELF DALF Package
€25104 weeks

For each additionnal week, add €605

  • 20 contact hours per week
  • 7 or fewer students per class (average 5)
  • Free course material
  • School certificate

Do you have 3 months or more to learn French? Our long stay program is great for deep immersion learning!

Each week, you’ll have 20 hours of general French in mini-groups of up to 7 (average of 5). Focus is put on oral communication. You’ll have the opportunity to quickly improve thanks to the small class sizes. You won’t feel the pressure of large group classes; the intimacy of each group encourages participation at your own scale.

The mornings are class with the assigned teacher to your group level. You’ll use a provided textbook to work on oral communication and written French structure. During the afternoons you’ll attend several workshops that will offer another opportunity to practice your oral French in different contexts. Some examples include: listening and discussing current events and news headlines, speech, debate and discourse, phonetic exercises, exploring French culture through discussion and exploring the city’s history and uniqueness by foot.

You can choose this program at a minimum of 12 weeks or more. In 2020, you must start on the following dates: January 6, March 30, June 29 and September 28.

Extended Standard Package
Dates
  • January 6 – March 27
    March 30 – June 19
    June 29 – September 18
    September 28 – December 18

  • 15, 20 or 25 contact hours per week
  • Free course materials
  • School certificate

You want to learn French at your own pace? This program will be perfect for your needs.

Each week, you can choose from 15, 20 or 25 hours of private lessons with one or several teachers who will help you following a totally personalized program aimed at starting or improving your French language capacity. Usually, students who choose this program stay 1 week to 4 weeks max, but your stay can be extended if desired.

With this particular program you’ll work with a teacher who builds a program according to your needs and goals. Practical French, language structure, discovering the region, preparing a tour, French history or literature; anything is possible!

Private tutoring: one student / one professor
€118515 contact hours per week
Private tutoring: one student / one professor
€197525 contact hours per week

 

If you don’t know how many hours you’d like to take, you can follow our advice below:

15 hours: Perfect for students who want to work on French and still have afternoons off to enjoy various activities and visits in the region.

20 hours: If you’re on a short timeline, this is intensive course is ideal. It is well-suited for students who want to prioritize their French studies but keep some time off for the afternoons. With this program you’ll be focused on learning with some extra time to utilize what you’d learned in the area.

25 hours: Are you incredibly limited on time, and have many goals to reach in a short period of time? The intensive 25 hours per week program may be for you. We welcome students for this course but be careful; 25 hours of private lessons is a serious load of work. It can be very tiring and leaves little free time during your stay. We recommend you choose this program for 2 weeks maximum.

If you want to study French for professionnal purposes, please have a look at our specific French programs here

Review from Corey (July 2019):
I recently completed 2 weeks of French education at CLE. I opted for a private instructor to focus on my individual language learning goals. While more expensive than the group classes, it suited my needs. I wanted to devote half of my time to the study of French phonetics at a deeper level. In advance of my arrival, I communicated with the school in some detail regarding how I wished the curriculum to be structured (e.g., how much time I wanted to spend on phonetics vs. grammar vs. cultural studies). The school staff and my teacher took great care to ensure that my educational objectives were met. I got exactly what I asked for and the quality of the instruction exceeded my expectations!

  • 15, 20 ou 25 contacts hours
  • Free course materials
  • School certificate

Would you like to learn French with a friend, relative or other loved one? We’ve got the perfect program for you!

Each week, you can choose from 15, 20 or 25 hours of private lessons with one or several teachers who will help you following a totally personalized program aimed at starting or improving your French language capacity. Usually, students who choose this program stay 1 week to 4 weeks max, but your stay can be extended if desired.

With this particular program you’ll work with a teacher who builds a program according to your needs and goals. Practical French, language structure, discovering the region, preparing a tour, French history or literature; anything is possible!

Private tutoring: two students / one professor
€ 75015 contact hours per week
Private tutoring: two students / one professor
€ 125025 contact hours per week

 

If you don’t know how many hours you’d like to take, you can follow our advice below:

15 hours: Perfect for students who want to work on French and still have afternoons off to enjoy various activities and visits in the region.

20 hours If you’re on a short timeline, this is intensive course is ideal. It is well-suited for students who want to prioritize their French studies but keep some time off for the afternoons. With this program you’ll be focused on learning with some extra time to utilize what you’d learned in the area.

25 hours: Are you incredibly limited on time, and have many goals to reach? The intensive 25 hours per week program may be for you. We welcome students for this course but be careful; 25 hours of private lessons is a serious load of work. It can be very tiring and leaves little free time during your stay. We recommend you choose this program for 2 weeks maximum.

If you want to study French for professionnal purposes, please have a look at our specific French programs here 

Holiday closures

In 2019, CLE will be closed December 20 – 31st.
In 2020, CLE will be closed  January 1st – 5 and December 19 – 31st.

Public holidays in 2019: November 1st an November 11.
Public holidays in 2020:  April 13, May 1st, May 21st, June 1st, July 14 and November 11.

Minimum level

Elementary level (already A1) students will start their courses on January 6, March 30, June 29, September 28. To check whether your level in French is high enough, please read: _Minimum level required. or contact us. For complete beginers, we have one starting date: September 28.

All class materials are included in the cost of tuition. Registration fees: €60.

Please note: 1 lesson = 45 minutes, thus 20 hours = 26 lessons and 23 hours = 30 lessons.