The French Civilization Courses of the Sorbonne are taught by more than 50 highly qualified and experienced teachers.
Specialists in grammar or phonetics, your teachers will accompany you throughout your training to help you work on your oral and written skills.
Thanks to a limited class size, you will have the opportunity to interact with your teachers throughout your training. This proximity, as well as teachers who are always attentive and approachable, will allow you to ask your questions and make the most of your training.
Your language classes will be led by one of our teachers, a grammar specialist. Every day, you will join your teacher to work on your grammar, vocabulary and spelling with written exercises, scenarios and group activities. The phonetics courses of the Cours de civilisation française de la Sorbonne are there to teach you the mechanics of the French language. Our phoneticians will teach you how to place your vowels and work on your articulation so that you can improve your oral skills and gain confidence. In order to meet your needs, your applied linguistics teacher will choose a phonetics program that takes into account your level and mother tongue.
“Hello, my name is Virginie Morel and I have been a teacher in the French civilization courses at the Sorbonne since 2003. It has been 17 years since I joined the Cours de civilisation française de la Sorbonne. After all these years in Paris, I am now based in New York where I continue my adventure with this historic institution ”.
What is your expertise?
“For all these years, I have had the opportunity to touch a bit of everything, but above all I am a French language teacher. So I run language classes to help my students work on their grammar, vocabulary or spelling. I also had the pleasure of teaching applied linguistics and civilization lectures. Language, phonetics and culture are at the heart of the pedagogy of the CCF at the Sorbonne and it is precisely this marriage that distinguishes its approach ”.
What makes the Cours de civilisation française de la Sorbonne different?
“The Cours de civilisation française de la Sorbonne are distinguished above all by the place held by the teaching of culture and civilization in the learning of the French language. But it is also the great professionalism of the teachers and the quality of their teaching. All of my colleagues and I are very involved in the journey and learning of each of our students. Each person in our groups has their story, their strengths, their weaknesses in French and we, as teachers, love to listen and advance the level of everyone ”.
How does one of your classes usually go?
Very well ! In class, we often start with an update on the news presented by one of the students, we discuss it and then review the personal work requested the day before. Then we tackle new points like grammar, vocabulary or even literature with a few exercises for immediate practice. Each class is different and it always adapts to the difficulties or the progress of the group!
Any advice for people interested in the Cours de civilisation française de la Sorbonne?
Come and register! There will always be a class, a teacher who can adapt to your level, your needs and your goals! See you soon !
"Experiences with my classmates who came from different countries of the world helped to broaden my views on life and my professional orientation."
"Thanks to excellent and devoted teachers, I have improved my knowledge of the French language and culture. The pragmatic approach of the teachers was very much appreciated. The study and analysis of a wide variety of texts by French-speaking authors was a great help to me. I congratulate the Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne for its centenary and I wish the same pleasure for the students who will follow me".
"In addition to the in-depth study of grammar and vocabulary, I appreciated the general culture and the detailed and factual description of the different aspects of French life that this course brought me. I will undoubtedly recommend the Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne to my friends!"
"My experience at the Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne was fabulous. The teachers are amazing, talented and experienced. The emphasis is on grammar and writing, daily cultural knowledge, literature. And as a bonus: the so precious phonetics classes!"
"Thanks to the Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne, I have acquired great confidence to express myself in everyday life. I made many friends and found work in France. Today I have mastered the French language and culture!"
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).