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Pedagogy Cours de civilisation française de la Sorbonne

Over 100 years to know how

Since their creation in 1919, the Cours de civilisation française de la Sorbonne have had the mission of contributing to the international influence of French culture by offering language and civilization courses.


The cours de civilisation française de la Sorbonne have attracted more than 500,000 students, of 160 different nationalities, thanks to a unique and proven pedagogy. Today, the CCF's online training offer at the Sorbonne enables students from all over the world to join a historic community and benefit from a century-old educational experience.

The courses in French civilization at the Sorbonne are distinguished by the place held by the teaching of culture and civilization in the learning of the French language. Language courses, to work on grammar and vocabulary, are accompanied by lessons in phonetics, all steeped in history, literature and culture. The CCF at the Sorbonne adopt a communicative method to promote practice and exchange. Group work, discussions or role plays allow students to speak up, gain confidence and progress quickly. The seriousness of learning to write will also improve your understanding of texts and your personal production.

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  • 100 years
    of expertise
  • accompaniment
  • online course
    24 hours a day - 7 days a week

An approach personalized

At the start of each course, one of our teachers takes the time to make a precise assessment of your level of French.

This will create a personalized learning path and will ensure that you are placed in a group of students of the same level. This group, which will follow you throughout your training, is limited to the number of 15 students in order to guarantee a dynamic and productive teaching experience. Your teacher will take the opportunity to promote interactivity: group work, article discussions, role plays ... all to allow you to practice the language as much as possible.

As a guarantee of quality, the method of the French Civilization Courses of the Sorbonne (CCFS) meets the requirements of the Common European Framework of Reference (CECRL). Our establishment has also obtained the highest mark delivered by the CIEP (Centre international d'études pédagogiques, now France Education International): the 3-star FLE Quality Label.

lessons remotely

The online courses of the French Civilization Courses of the Sorbonne use Zoom and a digital platform to offer you the best learning experience.

Your training will be led by one of our 50 high level teachers. Graduated and experienced, specialists in grammar and phonetics, they bring a personal touch and years of experience to each class. Thanks to limited class sizes, our teachers have the time to work with each student and thus meet every need.

“The emphasis is on grammar and writing, everyday cultural knowledge and literature,” Cornelius G.

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  • 4.5 / 5 “The teachers are
    very strong ”(S.F.)
  • 100 years
    of expertise in French as a foreign language
  • 500,000 students
    since 1919
  • 160 nationalities

They trust us

The French as a Foreign Language Quality Label awarded 3 stars to the French Civilization Courses of the Sorbonne (CCFS), the highest mark awarded by the CIEP (now France Education International).