Our school is in the heart of the city’s cultural and festive life in Lyon’s centre. The beautiful 19th century building is on the “Presqu’île” and surrounded by two rivers on the “Rhone” river banks. The school has spacious and bright classrooms with high ceilings. The WIFI network means you can read your emails and surf for free on one of the in-house computers. Only a stone’s throw away from the biggest square in Lyon, straight after class you can soak up the atmosphere in the numerous nearby cafés and restaurants, where Lyon’s students meet. The school has direct access to the best pedestrian shopping areas in Lyon. There is a subway station and a bus stop less than 5 minutes’ walk away from the school.
Institut Lyonnais provides a great range of courses, from extensive courses to super intensive courses. Students can study for several months or only a few weeks, and we also provide courses for "au pair" students. Students have access to a computer room with free internet, a free wireless internet connection, and a student lounge. The teachers are available outside of class to help the students, and cultural activities are organized (one or two per month) to discover the French heritage.
Learn French & live in your private teacher's home around Lyon with Home Language International! Home Language International (HLI) is a family-run business offering language courses in more than 20 languages in over 30 countries worldwide, including French lessons at an experienced private teacher's home in France. More than 5,000 students take advantage of our services every year. Ian Josephs, Danielle Josephs, their 5 adult children and an expert team of dedicated staff all put in very long hours for HLI. You stay in an experienced teacher's family home, have one-to-one French lessons and then continue to use the language during the rest of your stay in Lyon. Because you are the only student, you are guaranteed individual attention. The lessons are completely designed for you, so the teacher will focus exactly on what you need. Mealtime conversation, television and social contacts are all in French. All of our teachers in France have a university degree (or equivalent) and/or a recognised teaching certificate. All teachers have been visited by one of our local organisers. Their qualifications have been checked and their homes throughly inspected. During your stay in Lyon, a local organiser will monitor your progress and make sure your experience is both happy and successful. Home Language International (HLI) is accredited by the Accreditation Body for Language Services (ABLS), Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO), and UNOSEL.
Lyon Bleu is a school that offers a wide range of French language courses suited to each students' objectives, and his or her available time and budget. The school allows students to learn French in small groups, with a maximum of 12 participants from various different countries, for better progression and a great value for their money. Students will learn French with well trained and motivated teachers and will have access to administrative services to answer all of their questions, help with registration, help with visas or quite simply to advise and assist every student. The classrooms provide a friendly and studious atmosphere to learn French and carefully selected French host families or residences are available as accommodations. Lyon Bleu also offers diverse weekly cultural activities in order to practice French everywhere along the way.
Espace Lyon-japon (ELJ) favours above all communication and inter-cultural understanding and this is what makes it a unique language school. Our teachers are native French speakers and have a high awareness of the specific learning challenges of the Students. Each teacher ensures that every student attains a good understanding of the French language through progressive learning (unlike in conventional methods), and a variety of conversational activities. We offer entertaining and engaging workshops in addition to our French and Japanese lessons. Students have the opportunity to participate in French writing lessons, discover French calligraphy, learn to read restaurant menus, and take part in French cooking workshops to learn the basics and various techniques of French cuisine using fresh local products. You can also experience food tasting workshops with the assistance of professionals to help you choose the right dishes, and class outings to experience the most magical places in Lyon. ELJ is currently lists over 200 students of Japanese language as well as members active in our workshops, which include Japanese cooking, origami, ikebana, furoshiki and manga drawing. Our students taking French lessons are constantly in contact with them and can socialize in our lounge over a complimentary cup of tea. Various cultural events are hosted at the ELJ: art exhibitions, meetings based around food tasting and cooking, festivals… there is at least one great event a month. Furthermore, everyone is welcome to suggest meeting event ideas. Our students are asked to develop projects as part of their learning process, such as doing presentations in front of other students at the ELJ, organising a picnic, setting up an exhibition, or even a festival - anything that can create opportunities for everyone to practice their French in real life situations during their stay in Lyon.
THE SCHOOL The setup was basic and the teaching methods boring 70-85% of the time. I have been a teacher for many years so perhaps I notice the missed opportunities to make the learning more effective than someone who has never taught before. ... more
Whether you are a student, a business professional, or a traveler, there is a language course in Lyon that is right for you. There are French courses available for all fluency levels, ages and time durations. Just select a course type from the list below to get started.
General French courses are for adults who want to improve their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in French. Most general French courses are for adults age 16 and up. 2 - 48 week courses available. Most courses average 30 classes per week.
Professional French courses are for professionals who want to study French in a specific area, such as business, medicine, law, aviation, and hospitality.