Why learn French in France?
Do you wish to travel to the French Riviera or to the Provence next summer? Looking for cuisine recipes? Interested in cooking French dishes? Are you studying the French revolution at school? Looking for information on the French election? Having a passion for French wine and food, for French fashion style or for French perfumes? Looking for courses on the French manicure? You are in love with the French bread, la baguette? What does “à la carte” mean? Or “C’est la vie!” ? Or “Eau de toilette”? Do you intend to travel to Paris? Needing to translate something from English to French?
Nacel France highlights
There are 1000 reasons why you may be interested in the French language and culture. And the best way to discover France, its culture and its way of life is to learn French in France with Nacel!
The French language is originally spoken in four European countries: France, Luxembourg, Belgium and Switzerland. Today more of 350 million people speak French around the world and French is the official language in 31 countries. It’s an official language of all United Nations agencies and of a large number of international organizations.
Top 10 reasons for learning French in France with Nacel
- To learn French with Nacel is the best way to improve your French
- Admire the Tour Eiffel with your own eyes after your French courses
- Taste the French Gastronomy while you learn
- After your French courses, discover France, country of fashion
- Learn while enjoying the rich cultural life of this country
- Go to the French Riviera after your French courses
- Eat cheese and baguette while drinking wine, and practice your French language
- Learn French, the language of love, and put it on practice after your French courses
- While you study French in France, our host family will make you discover their culture
- Nacel has more than 60 years of experience in language classes and is a language course leader on the French and European market.
Since 1957, Nacel offers a wide range of French courses in France. Our French coordinators will make your language travel in France an exceptional and unforgettable experience.
We offer you French courses in the most beautiful destinations of France: Paris, Lyon, Montpellier, Rouen…
Our value for money is incomparable, and hundreds of our former participants can testify it: Learn France with Nacel, you won't regret it.
France in Short
Climate: Generally cool winters and mild summers
Government’s type: Republic
Main religions: Roman Catholic 83%-88%, Protestant 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 5%-10%, unaffiliated 4%
National holiday: 14th July, prise de la Bastille
GDP per capita: 33 300 $ (2010)
French is the eighth most spoken language in the world. However, it is one of the six official languages of the UN, one of the two work languages in the UN and in many other international organizations. French has yearlong been the diplomatic language, and still is, even though English influence becomes stronger. French is spoken not only in France but also in many others countries, as an official language or not. A Frenchmen and someone having learned French in one of these countries will perfectly understand each other, although they may have some difference in pronouncing.
If you wish to discover the fabulous Paris, or the French countryside, come and learn French in France with us. Take the opportunity to live a matchless experience thanks to our French courses!
Wishing to learn how to speak French?
Learning French will offer you the opportunity to discover a Latin language. French is indeed a Romance language. Although there are many French regional accents, only one version of the language is normally chosen as a model for foreign students: the français neutre. French grammar shares several rules with most other Romance languages. The majority of French vocabulary derives from Vulgar Latin or was constructed from Latin or Greek roots. There are often pairs of words, one form being popular (noun) and the other one savant (adjective), both originating from Latin. French uses the 26 letters of the Latin alphabet.
French Language Classes, Tests and Exams
Convinced? Are you a beginner in French? Then have a look at our programs designed to help you to learn French in France! We offer classes from Basic French to Advanced. Our teachers will help you to improve the four language skills: reading, speaking, writing, and listening! If you already have an Intermediate level of French, don’t hesitate to prepare French Language Exams in one of our Language Schools to let your skills and level recognized officially.
DELF and DALF: The DELF (Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française) and DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française) are official diplomas awarded by the French Ministry of Education to certify the ability of applicants with the French language. DELF and DALF are made of 6 independent diplomas that correspond to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The examinations can be taken in 900 examination centres around the world, including in France. At each level, 4 skills are evaluated: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Book a French language course in France with Nacel!
Whether you decide to go in a French language school, an academic year in France or to live in total immersion in a French family, we offer a whole range of programs to meet your needs, and to allow you to learn French in France!
Teenagers will enjoy staying with a French homestay and get some French language lessons or have French courses on mornings and sports activities on afternoons during a summer camp. Learn French in Paris: we can also offer to teenagers a language course including visits and excursions to Paris. We organize high school programs in France and in Québec. Adults looking for an intensive course will rather choose our home lessons program or visit our French language school. Students wishing to improve their career perspectives in the hotel management will participate in our internship program.