How to select a high-quality French language course in France

How to select a high-quality French language course in France for international students?

Do you want to come to France and take a French language course? Selecting a high-quality French language course in France for international students can be exciting! Here’s a guide to help you make the best choice:

Define your goals and learning style:
What level of French are you at? Beginner, intermediate, or advanced?
What are your reasons for learning French? Travel, work, study, or personal interest?
Do you prefer to study French in Paris or in Montpellier, Avignon, Antibes, Nice or Lyon?
How much time and money can you invest? Intensive courses cost more than semi-intensive courses but progress faster. And a high-quality French language course cost more than a French course in a language school which has no official accreditation.

Check school accreditations and certifications:
How to choose a good French language school: Look for labels like the official French Qualité FLE accreditation and how the ACCORD French language school was rated in the 5 areas audited. The best mark is 3***, and French language schools like ACCORD Paris have this best mark in all domains.
Look also for example for memberships of recognized professional bodies like SOUFFLE. In 1990, SOUFFLE was the first professional organization in France to have implemented a Quality Charter and an inspection visit for schools wishing to join SOUFFLE. Schools like CIA in Antibes, Azurlingua, Alpadia, Millefeuilles, ILP and ACCORD Paris are member of SOUFFLE.

Compare course offerings and prices:
Compare the different French courses offered by schools and never forget to check how the information on the duration of a course is given, otherwise you will not be able to compare. Schools that indicate durations in hours or lessons must tell you whether they are 60-minute hours or 45-minute lessons. For the sake of total transparency, some schools such as ACCORD Paris indicate the duration of courses in hours and lessons.

Inquire about accommodation options:
Some language schools offer homestays or student residences.

Contact us before booking a French language course.
The French-Paris team is at your disposal to provide you with information and advise you.

Make your decision:
Choose the French language school that best suits your needs and budget.
If possible, enrol early, especially for popular courses during peak season.
Start preparing for your trip and get excited about your French adventure!

And here are some additional tips:
Focus on communication skills: Choose a high-quality French language course that emphasizes speaking and listening practice.
Immerse yourself in the French language and culture: Spend time outside the classroom practicing your French and exploring France.
Make friends with other international students: This is a great way to practice your French and learn about different cultures.
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes: Everyone makes mistakes when learning a new language. The important thing is to keep practicing and having fun.

We hope this helps you find the perfect high-quality French language course in France! Bon séjour en France!

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