So let me tell you about the most efficient way of learning French and about The Best Language Schools to learn French in Lyon today.
As I have mentioned already many times, I came to France without knowing any single word in French. Oh well, maybe only..merci as we do have very good chocolates in Poland called Merci; I knew – Bon Voyage...as i like travelling and heard it many times and i knew Bonjour as this sounds like a popular Polish soup called Zur 😉 so I haven’t known much at all.
That is why it has been very important for me to start learning this language properly. I do believe that Lyon is one of the best places to learn French and definitely much better than Paris. It offers you a very good schools to choose from, it’s cheaper than Paris and it has the authentic local people who are not that international so they will keep speaking in French. Therefore you are forced to use the language. Not to mention all the benefits of learning the language in the native country. You are then surrounded by the words, news, signs, directions, radio, tv, news all in French and even if you don’t understand a single word you still benefit from the sounds, pronunciation you hear.
There are many good schools which you can consider to use when you want to learn French in France and Lyon. Here you are my selection of The Best Language Schools to learn French in Lyon.
Tel : +33 4 78 95 24 72; firstname.lastname@example.org
Alliance française is a private institution of higher education which has over 800 Alliances françaises offices and schools present in about 137 countries. It is one of the biggest, well known and the most recognized language school in the world. Here is Lyon, it is located in the city center, it offers French courses at every level: very good quality intensive or extra-intensive general ones (based on the Common European Framework of Reference of Languages) to 2,600 students from over 130 countries each year. The courses are intensive and available in the mornings or in the evenings, all year long and more courses are being introduced during the summer season. The school has very educated teachers, all trained abroad to get international experience and therefore they work easily and effectively with different nationalities. It is very well organized and responsive to your needs and preferences. On top of regular classes it organizes a lot of cultural activities, events for its students. The school is also very well equipped with a new technology and interesting teaching methods. It offers help with arranging accommodation with families or in the dormitories.
Tel: +33 4 37 48 00 26; email@example.com
Lyon Bleu International is another well known and very good private school which has offered French language courses since 1999. It is a professional training organisation certified by the French government. The school is recognized worldwide and available set up here in Lyon. It offers wide range of french language courses suited to your objectives, your available time and budget .It has professional team of teachers who implement new and interesting teaching methods as well as it offers a help for students to find accommodation and discover French culture and country and offer the variety of entertainment opportunities.
Tel: +33 4 78 39 04 88; firstname.lastname@example.org
Ecole interculturelle de français is another big and famous Lyonnais language school. It teaches French language (grammar, vocabulary, phonetics, civilisation…) and its culture. It offers language courses on all levels and so called “Workshops” which enable students to take part in the life of the city, in order to improve integration and to practise French outside the classroom. The school also prepares students for the Delf and Dalf exams and have professional staff working there. The school informs students and helps them to take part in the cultural and community life of the city and its wider region and it will help you to organize the accommodation when you coming over to Lyon
Tel: +33 9 82 57 44 79; email@example.com
LeoLingua is an another private language institute situated in Lyon aimed at the foreign students and expatriates wanting to learn and practice French. Its French classes are adapted to all levels and to all the professional careers. They have young and dynamic teachers who use modern and creative teaching methods and combine the learning of new language with discovering French culture and the city. What is more the school will help you to integrate well with the classes by working with different hours and also offering private lessons in the day time or in the evening at the institute or in even at your home. They will assist you with various administrative procedures such as : registration, accommodation, internship and job appliance and to obtain a visa if needed.
LeoLingua works in pretty small group of maximum 8 people and offer the students a study room with an Internet connection, a library and a video library.
Tel: +33 4 78 39 77 02; firstname.lastname@example.org
Inflexyon French has been created in 2006 and situated in Lyon. Since the beginning the school has offered an innovative and dynamic teaching program that has been adapted to each student, the small-sized classes, and the general French course” plus 12 workshops for the skill development. It proposes different course formulas: 17, 27 to 30 lessons weekly to best suit students needs. The nice staff is approachable and will assist you with the administrative problems straight away.
Tel: +33 4 78 39 04 88; email@example.com
Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 is something different then above private organizations. This is a typical university and therefore it is open to all university undergraduates and it is a semester program. It usually starts in early September/early January and ends mid-December/end of April. The university professors will teach you French with the school SELF program. It has been created to improve the student’s proficiency in the French language. It is open to French and international students and that is why all of them gain the international experience of studying in France and can also obtain the master’s degree in French language.
Tel+33 4 37 26 29 58; Contact here
More developed private language training organization based in Lyon, It offers not only standard French language courses but many training courses in French as a foreign language such a s Management training, Foreign language training, Intercultural training, Management training. Learning work
methods are tailored to the relationships with the countries of the European Union and based on the spoken language. Courses are individually tailored to the needs and level of your students. And the interesting face-to-face courses can be improved with other approaches such as : telephone, e-learning, or virtual classroom technology.
Tél. : 00 334 72 32 50 53; firstname.lastname@example.org
ILCF so French Language and Culture Institute is an another language learning option here in Lyon. The institute is a part of the Literature and Languages Department of the Catholic University of Lyon. It specializes in teaching French to non-native speakers since 1948. As it is a university will offer you a student status, a university setting and many opportunities for a quality education. You can be sure to attend demanding classes run by university professors.
Tél. : +33 4 78 69 25 04; email@example.com
Institut Lyonnais is another public high school in Lyon. It has been founded in 1984 and nowadays it provides language and French culture courses for students and professionals all year long. There are the basic training (for foreign students and trainees) and training (for professionals or any workers) available. On top of that the school offers a range various activities which allow students to practice the French language in an another way: theatre or cultural activities etc
Tél. : +33 4 72 35 02 34; Contact here
The international language school which is the world’s premier provider of language training and intercultural service in more than 70 countries. It has 28 centres across France in all major cities, 2 in Lyon. The school offers lessons to all standards of students and works via so called “The Berlitz Method”. This is a direct method and focuses on using language as a tool for communication. Berlitz provides the most comprehensive portfolio of programs available to develop a global-ready workforce and leadership and on top of that it offers translation and interpretation services.
Tél. : +33 4 78 36 11 11; firstname.lastname@example.org
Infolangues is a company specialized in training all languages to companies and individuals .It has been founded in 1984 by Elena Grossat and Ciara Raginel who lead the company. Nowadays, Infolangues has five training centers: Lyon (Headquarters), St Etienne, Bron, Grenoble and Aix-en Provence. The school has a dedicated team of 45 people and on top of that it works with trainers who teach their mother tongue. It offers a flexible structure, dynamic and responsive to its students. The school serves a comprehensive range of services with training-face individual courses , group inter / intra, intensive, thematic workshops, etc. It also offer an innovative formula that combines group lessons with learning remotely via online courses, e-learning, by telephone, teleconferencing, videoconferencing, etc. The school also provides a translation service with an international network of specialized translators.
- Ipse Formation
Tél. : +33 04 77 30 29 37; email@example.com
Business Language school with a vast range of courses including management, finance, economics and technical and legal fields, import/export, negotiation, finance, production and quality. It has been founded in 2001 by British born entrepreneur Tania Michaud.
Today, although English language training is the most important aspect of the business, Ipsé Formation also provide other languages trainings and has the capacity to expand training to many more languages as and when required.It is located in Saint Etienne.
Ipsé Formation has a team of native speakers and performs over 5000 hours of language training every year.
- Anamorphemes: Tel: 04 78 37 59 03; Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lyonlingua: Tel: +33 (0)9 82 57 44 79; Contact: email@example.com
- Francais en actions: Tel: 07 81 99 08 36; Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org
- ALPADIA Tel: 04 72 41 98 06; Contact: email@example.com
- Phileas World Tel: 06 89 64 41 29; Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ace Anglai: Tel:04 69 55 38 85; Contact here
- Franglish SARL: Tel: 07 60 47 30 20; Contact: email@example.com
So did you know any of them? They are international so many of them will have branches in your country but the best way is to learn the foreign language in the native country, isnt it? The idea is that you take a few months of and come over to live in France and attend an intensive course in French. This will give you the very good basics of the language and you can continue in your country, In the meantime you can explore France, its culture, meet French people and many international ones. You can visit many places and have a break …from school, work and home routine. How does it sound to you?