How to learn French in Paris (free or cheap)?

In Paris, most courses at university or in school are in French. Therefore, to succeed in your studies, it is important that you have a good level of French. Here are some ways to improve your practice of the French language in Paris:


Most universities organize intensive courses of French language and culture in September, before the start of classes. They are usually free, but reserved for students under an exchange program. Some universities also offer courses in French as a Foreign Language (FLE) during the year. Register with the International Office of your home university (before June 30 for intensive courses and in September for the semester courses).
- Universities in Paris
- Universities around Paris
Paris 3 and Paris 4 Universities offer French language and civilization courses open to all foreign students (you have to pay):

- Phonetics courses for foreigners
The Institute of Linguistics and general and applied phonetics (ILPGA)
University Paris 3 - Sorbonne Nouvelle

- French language and civilization lessons at the Sorbonne
University Paris Sorbonne - Paris

- French language and culture courses
Paris 3 - Sorbonne Nouvelle

Private schools

There are many private schools giving French courses for foreign students. Their rates vary widely from school to school. See for yourself what formula you are interested in comparing the rates!
- Directory of French foreign language centers in France
- Visit to visualize various training centers by region on the France map.

The Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris (CIUP)

The Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris offers a range of activities to improve your knowledge of French, whether you are a resident of the Cité or not:
- The Multimedia Centre for language self-study offers, among others, conversation groups.

- Access Paris Centre organizes "French Practice" workshops ONLY for students in Master 1 or 2, PhD students, researchers and their spouses.

Associations and City Hall offer French courses as a foreign language ( FLE)

- Philotechnique Association (very cheap classes)
More information

- Courses for adults organized by the Paris City Hall

Participate in group conversations: - The Paris Polyglot Club offers French courses and conversation workshops everyday in Paris and allows you to Find Friends so that you can help each other with your language.

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shteuf profile picture shteuf   
or you can chat with me and i'll teach you some french !
    Sept 13, 2015 @ 04:10
  • vincent profile picture vincent   
    Thanks for proposal Shteuf
      May 12, 2016 @ 22:48