How much does a French course cost in France?

You love the French language and you plan to go to France to learn French. But you have no idea how much does a French course cost in France. The cost of a French language course in France can vary widely depending on various factors such as the duration of the course (one week or more), the type of program (semi-intensive or intensive course), the location of the school, and the amenities provided.
Here are some general considerations and a few information about the cost of a French course in France:

Duration of the Course:
Short-term courses, such as a semi-intensive two-week program, offer lower tuition fees compared to a 3 months or 6 months intensive French course. But the price per week for a long-term course can be much lower than the price for a course taken for just two or three weeks. Schools also offer low-cost courses for students with limited financial means.

Type of Program:
The type of program you choose whether it’s a standard language course, an intensive program, or a specialized course (e.g., business French), can impact the cost. A semi-intensive two-week program of 20 lessons/week is much cheaper than a super-intensive French course of 42 or 46 lessons/week or a specialised course dedicated to preparing the DELF or the DALF official French exams.

How much does a French course cost in France?

At the CIA Language School in Antibes, you can book:

At ACCORD Paris, you can book:

  • an afternoon French course of 20 lessons for 275 euros for a one week stay
  • the same PM1 afternoon French course for 235 euros per week if you want to stay 2 months
  • a super-intensive French course of 42 lessons for 525 euros for a one week stay
  • the same super-intensive course ‘G’ for 485 euros per week if you stay 2 months
  • a DELF exam preparation course of 34 lessons/week for 435 euros/week for a 2 week stay

At ALPADIA Lyon, you can book:

  • an intensive 25 lessons course, from 245 euros per week
  • an exam preparation course, from 400 euros per week

At Millefeuille Provence, you can book:

These prices are 2024 course prices.

Location:
The cost of living and educational expenses can vary significantly depending on the city or region in France. Schools located in major cities like Paris or on the French Riviera may have higher living costs compared to those in smaller towns.

School Reputation and Accreditation:
Well-established and accredited language schools may charge higher tuition fees due to the quality of education and services they offer. Our advice: always choose a school with the official French FLE Quality label, like ACCORD Paris, ALPADIA Lyon, CIA Antibes and Millefeuille Provence.
Read how to select a high-quality French school and a high-quality French course in France.

Amenities and Services:
Schools that propose additional services such as accommodation (host families, residences, aparthotels…) and other amenities may have higher overall costs. Always ask what’s included in the published price of the course or the stay.

Inclusions:
Some language schools include textbooks, materials, and extracurricular activities in their tuition fees, while others may charge additional fees for these items. At ACCORD, for example, there are no hidden fees: Course fees include level testing, teaching material and the end of course certificate.

Seasonal Variations:
Prices may fluctuate based on the time of year. For example, high-demand seasons or peak tourist times may see higher prices.

Additionally, living expenses, including accommodation, food, transportation, and other personal expenses, should be factored into your budget.

It’s advisable to check with specific language schools in France for the most accurate and up-to-date information on course fees, as they may vary from one institution to another. Feel free to contact us at French-Paris if you have any further questions about French language courses in France.

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