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French as a foreign language

"French as a foreign language" is a course specifically designed for international students that has received a quality certification from the French government. This course is provided by the ENS de Lyon's Language Center.

  • 1-week immersion course (end-August) for A2-B1-level students : "Discovering French as a foreign language"
  • 31 courses all year long for all levels - from A2 to C1
  • Workshops to improve your academic written and spoken French
  • More workshops on French civilization, creative writing, drama, etc.


  • students, teachers, researchers and staff of the ENS de Lyon
  • people working in the public or private sector, job-seekers and individuals aged 28 and over via the Continuing Education Office (more information)


At the beginning of each semester.
Lessons are attributed on a "first come, first served" basis.
A test is required to determine the candidate's language proficiency.


Credit for your diploma with ETCS or a certificate from the Language Center

Language levels

According to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Classification

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69342 Lyon Cedex 07 - FRANCE
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