French civilization course at the Sorbonne

Study French language and culture in an exceptional setting and a prestigious institution

The Cours de Civilisation française de la Sorbonne (CCFS) welcome students from all over the world who wish to learn the French language and civilization. Building on their university heritage, they provide innovative teaching in accordance to contemporary issues, both linguistically and culturally.

The CCFS are strategically located in the heart of Paris, thus offering a historic (yet completely renovated) learning environment. A beautiful geographical location that favors immersive learning among international students.

The premises are located at 16-22 rue de Martignac, in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, and offer students fully equipped classrooms, including modern equipment such as interactive digital boards (TNI) which contribute to the effectiveness of teaching methods.

Language labs can also rely on technology to encourage French language learning among students, who can also access many services on a daily basis. A high-performance framework which has enabled the CCFS to obtain the FLE quality label which guarantees the effectiveness of all course, as well as optimal working conditions,

Excellence in teaching French as a foreign language and French civilization

The CCFS are a higher education institution offering various courses in French language and civilization to non-French speaking audiences. They prepare international students to enter college courses thanks to appropriate language skills.

Learning French promotes the integration into higher education of students from all countries, thus contributing to the international attractiveness of French universities.

The Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne welcome students wishing to learn French and discover French culture, and are designed for beginners as well as students with an advanced level.

The CCFS also offer specialized modules and preparations for internationally recognized tests and exams (TCF, DELF, DALF, DFP), which not only facilitate the pursuit of higher education but also help with several administrative procedures (visas especially)

The CCFS are among the most prestigious institutions in Paris, having contributed for more than a century to the influence of French language and francophone education.


Le secrétariat sera exceptionnellement fermé le jeudi 6 juin.

The secretariat will be exceptionally closed on Thursday, June 6. 

Information sur la session de printemps 2024

L’inscription à la session de printemps (rentrée du 5 février 2024) est encore possible jusqu’au 2 février, sous réserve de places disponibles.

Les étudiants souhaitant s’inscrire sont invités à se rendre directement au bureau des admissions de l’institution, ouvert du lundi au vendredi de 9h30 à 16h30.
Ils doivent s’assurer de disposer d’un visa valide.

L’inscription en ligne pour cette session n’est plus possible sur ce site.

Information regarding the 2024 spring session

Registration for the spring session (starting on February 5, 2024) is still possible until February 2, subject to availability.

Students wishing to register are invited to go directly to the institution’s admission office, open Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
They must ensure they have a valid visa.

Online registration for this session is no longer available on this website.

Dates des prochains examens TCF

Les prochaines sessions d’examen TCF auront lieu dans les locaux de l’institution aux dates suivantes :

Le 30 janvier et le 27 février :

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Le 31 janvier et le 28 février :