Learn French in Lyon, France!
From fine restaurants and stylish boutiques, to beautiful cathedrals and basilicas, Lyon is the epitome of elegance and a feast for the eyes. There are picturesque cobbled streets, lush gardens and parks, and grand, colourful buildings overlooking the Rhône. Even the airport is a work of modern art! This ancient capital of Gaul is now the culinary capital of France, offering sublime gourmet cuisine, as well as delicious local wines! With 100,000 students, Lyon is nothing if not lively and eclectic, so whatever your tastes, you’ll have a great time if you learn French in Lyon!
Our school in Lyon
Our school is located right on one of the main thoroughfares in the centre of Lyon, on the scenic west bank of the Rhône. A short walk will bring you to the massive Parc de la Tête d’Or, a stunning park with its own lake and zoo! An attractive Art Deco building is home to our school, which has nine comfortable classrooms, a computer room, library, free wireless Internet connection and many restaurants and cafés nearby.
|Lesson length:||45 mins|
|Number of classrooms:||14|
|Average class size:||12|
|Course materials included:||Yes|
|Average number of students:||Summer (135) - Winter (95) per week|
|Affiliations:||Ialc, Groupement Fle, Campus France, Label Qualité Fle|
|Included in fees:||Course material, certificate of attendance, welcome pack, one free orientation tour in the city centre, access to bookclub and videoclub, cinema-club each week (French film each week)|
|Typical activities:||Guided visits of Lyon, visits of Museums, cooking workshops, food tasting|
|Paid activities:||All except 1st week free orientation tour and cinema-club, the rest are all paid activities|
|School closed on:||21/04, 01/05, 08/05, 29/05, 14/07, 15/08, 11/11|
Christmas holiday: 19/12/2014 to 12/01/2015
At our school, you can study in same-level groups, in one-on-one classes or with a combination of both. The most popular group courses are the Intensive and Semi-intensive, which cover speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar, thereby improving your overall level of French! The Intensive course also includes two French language workshops each day, focusing on areas such as conversation, the French media, phonetics and cinema.
If you’d like to get a better taste of the French way of life, our school runs a French & Culture course, which includes three cultural activities each week. In France, food is an integral part of the culture, so our school’s French & Cookery course is a great way to discover the Lyonnais lifestyle, as well as some tasty recipes!
Private Lessons are also available at our Lyon school, giving your teachers the chance to concentrate solely on improving your level of French. They’ll tailor lessons to suit your interests and requirements, and you’ll soon be using French with confidence!
Live with locals, other students or in your own space whilst you learn French in Lyon! Our school can arrange host family, shared student apartment or studio accommodation for you.
Staying with a host family gives you the advantage of extra language practice, with native French speakers! You’ll have a single room in the home, and access to a bathroom and kitchen. You’ll receive a warm welcome and, according to your preference, two meals per day or breakfast only.
For a little more independence and privacy, choose a studio apartment, equipped with a kitchen, bathroom, TV and Internet access. All apartments are located a maximum of 15 minutes away from the school by public transport.
Many students like to live in a shared apartment with other students from the school. This is ideal if you’d like to spend your free time socialising and meeting people from around the world.
Make the most of your time in Lyon and practice your French with our school’s varied activities program. Our school organises activities such as food tasting sessions, guided tours, museum trips, picnics and cookery classes. At the weekends, you can join excursions to nearby places of interest, like the Institut Lumière, which celebrates the work of the Lyonnais pioneers of cinema.
How to get there
Our school offers one-way and two-way transfers from Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport. Please note, however, that this service is not included in the cost of your French course in Lyon.
After considering both Lyon and Paris, I chose to study in Lyon. This was because I was planning to spend several months in France, and I wanted to be in a big city, but I felt that in Lyon I would have more opportunity to speak French and experience real French culture than in Paris.
What I discovered was that Lyon has so much more to offer than this! Beautiful Lyon lies on three rivers. The masculine Rhône and the feminine Saône divide the city into distinct districts.
I thought the course was excellently structured.
A great introduction to French, in a very friendly and relaxed environment. I immediately felt that I was part of a big family.
Lyon is an extremely friendly language school and is also well organised. My lessons were pitched at just the right level for me, lots of enjoyable oral discussion, but also some challenging grammar. I loved my host family.
I had a great teacher, and school had very helpful staff. I learnt a lot on the course. My host family spoke to me in French all the time - excellent!