French School in Lyon

Lyon has a lot to offer its visitors. Take French lessons at the language school and discover the city who is very similar to Paris!

Disconnect and learn French in France to discover and learn more about this beautiful country. Lyon is near the Alps and French Riviera! In your free time, study, enjoy the city and meet new friends from France or other countries thanks to these French courses in Lyon.

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  • study abroad Lyon France
  • age from 16 to 99 years old
  • Language French
  • dates All year round
  • length From 2 weeks
  • price from 815 EUR

 French courses in Lyon 1 900 USD/4 weeks with accommodation


Lyon, Little Paris

Lyon is a beautiful city with a rich cultural life. It is the second-largest metropolitan area in France after Paris. As a UNESCO world heritage site, Lyon has over 2000 years of history imprinted on its streets and monuments. Discover the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière as well as the Saint-Jean Cathedral, enjoy the Croix Rousse area, get lost in the huge and wonderful Parc de la Tête d'Or and so many other worth seeing things are waiting for you... Lyon is also the gastronomic capital of France, so take the time to try some specialties in our warm welcoming restaurants called “bouchons”!

Come and enjoy cultural events and performances throughout the summer period, for example the Fourvière festival which has become one of the main international festivals. The festival usually takes place in the Roman amphitheaters of Fourvière and the program includes theater, dance, concerts and cinema. Thousands of people travel to Lyon every year for this event.

Accredited French school in Lyon

The French school is located in a lovely and exclusive area of Lyon, 10 minutes walk from the historic center, and on the main metro line, very easy accessible. The school is surrounded by elegant shops, cafes and restaurants. Situated on  the ground floor of a pretty little 19th century building, the school offers a pleasant and elegant setting for its students and staff. The French school in Lyon offers a winning combination to those wishing to learn or to improve their French language skills in a great environment.

Lyon is 2 hours away from Paris by train, 1 hour away from the Alp Mountains and only 3 hours from the Mediterranean sea. So just come and enjoy your french courses and stay in Lyon! 

Facilities and Staff

  • Highly qualified teachers
  • 16 equipped and air-conditioned classrooms
  • A large study and relaxation area with beverage machines
  • A library service
  • Free WI-FI access
  • (complementary) after school activities 

French courses in Lyon

  • Course content: General French
  • Courses per week: 15, 21 or 25 courses a week 
  • Course duration: 45 minutes
  • Number of students per class: 10 to 12 students maximum
  • Test on arrival: yes
  • Course material: not included

Accessible for disabled students.

Dates of French courses in Lyon

It's you who chooses the length of the program and the dates when you would like to travel. But, please note that: 

  • Arrival date: Sunday
  • Departure date: Saturday
  • French courses in Lyon: From Monday to Friday
  • Bank holidays: 01/01, 02/04, 01, 08, 10 and 21/05, 14/07, 15/08, 01/11, 11/11, 25/12
  • Absolute beginners: Minimum 2 weeks of intensive course are compulsory starting at 235 EUR/week Dates: January 10th, February 21st, March 7th, April 25th, May 9th, June 20th, July 4th, August 22nd, September 5th, October 17th and 31st, December 5th

Book French courses in Lyon with or without accommodation for adults and students of all levels! (Minimum recommended duration = 2 weeks)

The language school is open all year round except 2 weeks at the end of the year.


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Activities

The French school in Lyon offers optional paid or free activities:

  • Visit to the Old Lyon quarter, worth visiting monuments, museums, theatres
  • Student activities: Concerts, games,
  • A lot more!

Accommodation
  • Host family: single room, shared bathroom, half board (breakfast and dinner, even on weekends).  90% of the families are within 30 minutes’ transport time from the language school.
  • On request: residences and studios

Placement fee for host family and residence: 60 euros.

Prices

French courses in Lyon

Prices for longer stays on request.

How to arrive to Lyon?

  • By airport: Lyon-Saint-Exupéry (LYS)
  • By train: Gare Lyon Part Dieu, Perrache
  • By bus: Lyon Part Dieu ( Place Francfort)

You can also land in a Paris airport and then take a train to Lyon.

How do I get to my accommodation in Lyon?

  • Taxi or bus
  • Transfer available: Airport pick up and transfer to the student residence or to the school. Please consult.



Price includes

  • Administration fees
  • Accommodation in host family (for other options please ask for a quote)
  • French Courses (see options)
  • Support, assistance and 24 hours emergency phone number during the whole program


Price does not include

  • International airfare
  • International Travel insurance
  • Visa, passport and medical exam fees
  • Airport pick-up and transfers
  • Extra activities organized by the school
  • Personal expenses and pocket money
  • Course Material (from 20 to 30 euros)
  • Local transportation
  • Medical and Emergency Repatriation Insurance (maybe provided by Nacel for an extra cost)
  • Application fees (65 euros)
Eligibility
  • Age: 16+
  • Minimum language level: absolute beginner 

Complete Beginners: Minimum 2 weeks of intensive course are compulsory + specific dates of start of courses


Insurance: You must have both health and personal liability insurance before your arrival in France. Please ensure that you have these documents in your possession to prove that you are insured. Health insurance permits eventual medical fees to be taken charge of. Personal Liability insurance covers any eventual compensation to the family or school in the event that you cause damage to the accommodation of family possessions. If you are not covered by an insurance, you might be asked to pay for the damages. Nacel International offer insurance packages, please inquire after the possibilities.


Testimonials

Just when I graduate from school, I started the best experience I had in my entire life for many reasons. I traveled to Lyon for 6 months before going to the university with my best friend. This trip taught me a lot, starting because I learned to live with other people from other cultures completely different from mine. I feel like I matures in many ways, I learned to manage my money independently and the responsibilities of living alone, such as cleaning and cooking.  Living without the parents at such an early age opens your eyes a lot and I began to realize that not everything is so easy, one begins to be more careful with personal administrations. When I went to Lyon, I had taken a three-month course in French, but when I realized that I did know anything. At first I thought, I will never manage to have a fluent conversation in this language, but without thinking it after a while I had no problems talking French. In my opinion, going to a country where the language one is learning is spoken is the best technique to begin to master the language, in 6 months I can say that I already speak good French and this is thanks to having lived there. It´s amazing how many friends you make from so many different countries and even though only has lived with them for six months, they are part of one of the most important memories of my life. 

Jimena G. A. (18)
 
 
 

one of the best french schools I've ever gone to. I've felt very comfortable! Lyon by night is great! 


Clay O. (23)
 
 
 

Thanks to Emmanuelle, the French teacher for teaching me so many things. This French school in Lyon is very well located and there are many places to go for a walk with friends.


Kerstin E. (32)
 
 
 

Studying French in Lyon is the best thing I could have done and especially in Winter! On weekends, we went skiing in Chamonix with other girls from the school! I highly recommend these French courses. You will like Lyon!

Sequoia H. (22)
 
 
 

Studying French in Lyon is the best thing I could have done and especially in Winter! On weekends, we went skiing in Chamonix with other girls from the school! I highly recommend these French courses. You will like Lyon!

Sequoia H. (22)
 
 
 

Studying French in Lyon is the best thing I could have done and especially in Winter! On weekends, we went skiing in Chamonix with other girls from the school! I highly recommend these French courses. You will like Lyon!

Sequoia H. (22)
 
 
 

Studying French in Lyon is the best thing I could have done and especially in Winter! On weekends, we went skiing in Chamonix with other girls from the school! I highly recommend these French courses. You will like Lyon!

Sequoia H. (22)
 
 
 

Lyon is literally perfect!

Linda K (18)
 
 
 

Lyon is literally perfect!

Linda K (18)
 
 
 

French lessons in Lyon with a kind teacher

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