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FRANÇAISE DE LA SORBONNE
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The Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne (CCFS) depend on the Robert-de-Sorbon Foundation, recognized as being of public utility since 2009. Its main mission is to contribute to the influence of French culture around the world through the teaching of civilization and French as a foreign language. Created in 1919, the CCFS today have century-old expertise and constitute a renowned institution dedicated to French as a foreign language (France langue Etrangère, FLE).
Mainly attended initially by an American public, the CCFS today brings together nearly 160 nationalities with a strong presence of the Chinese, American, German, English, Brazilian, Korean, Spanish, Japanese, Polish, Russian and Swedish nations. Around 5,000 students attend the establishment annually.
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A Reference Institution since 1919
FLE quality label
Français Langue Etrangère – French as a Foreign Language – Quality label awarded 3 stars to the CCFS (maximum score)
A century-old expertise
The CCFS rely on on an original and rigorous pedagogy, combining French language courses, phonetics and civilization conferences.
An exceptional study environment
Located in the heart of the 7th arrondissement of Paris, the CCFS welcome students in the superb Vogüé hotel.
State-of-the-art educational equipment
The institution is equipped with the latest technologies (interactive boards, latest generation LMS, connected phonetics laboratory, etc.).
Optimal class numbers
Based on language structures and interactivity, CCFS pedagogy requires small numbers.
Indicative average numbers:
Intensive and phonetics courses: 10
Language courses: 14
Since 1919, the CCFS have trained nearly 500,000 students from more than 160 different nationalities.
All lessons taught within the Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne meet the requirements of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
Language courses take place in small groups led by qualified and experienced teachers. They allow you to acquire progressive mastery of French in all its components, both written and spoken. An approach to literary texts is also proposed.
Phonetics courses taking place in laboratories are specific to different mother tongues, their goal being to improve pronunciation, comprehension and oral expression. Teachers specializing in applied linguistics have students work individually in a language laboratory.
Conferences related to French civilization conferences designed by eminent specialists allow students to deepen their knowledge of French society and culture, while perfecting their oral understanding of the French language.
Prestigious Academic Partnerships
The institution offers several partnerships with other higher education establishments, as well as preparatory classes that enable students to join these partner establishments. These prestigious agreements stand out for the quality of their education and correspond to a unique offering in the FLE (French as a Foreign Language) market.
The CCFS also have agreements with numerous international universities and welcome hundreds of international students from these partnerships each year. The institution also maintains close relations with cultural offices or education departments of foreign embassies in France, a joint work which reinforces the effectiveness of the linguistic and cultural lessons offered within the framework of the CCFS.
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A century dedicated to teaching French The Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne (CCFS) were created in 1919 as part of the Robert de Sorbon Foundation, a non-profit association recognized as being of public utility. The institution thus has over a hundred years of experience in the teaching and
The Sorbonne, a pleasant and lively neighborhood Learning French at the Sorbonne is an enriching experience in many ways, and it goes well beyond acquiring language skills. The Sorbonne, located in the heart of Paris, offers an ideal environment for international students who want to master the French language while
History of the Hôtel de Vogüé – Luart The Hôtel de Vogüé – Luart, close to the historic Sorbonne district in Paris, is an architectural gem steeped in a rich and fascinating history. Built in the 19th century, this mansion is one of the Parisian illustrations of France’s cultural heritage.
Bel-Ami (Maupassant) In the novel “Bel-Ami” written by Guy de Maupassant, readers are transported to 19th century Paris. The author describes Parisian life in detail, its lively streets, its fashionable salons, and its contrasting neighborhoods.
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Interview with Caroline Hénaut Hello, my name is Caroline Hénaut. What is your professional background? “I have been a teacher of French as a Foreign Language at the CCFS for almost 25 years, and I must say that it’s a true joy. We meet students from all around the world,