International students: why studying French at the CCFS ?

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 promotion of French civilization and language. Each year, the CCFS welcomes students from all over the world wishing to develop their knowledge of French language and French civilization.                                                                                      The institution offers a prestigious setting, close to the Sorbonne and its world-renowned university.                                            Thanks to highly qualified teachers, CCFS allow students of all levels to improve their language skills, also promoting the discovery of French culture through various fun activities.

Programs and courses

CCFS offers a range of programs suitable for all levels, from beginners to more advanced students. They propose intensive French courses as well as business French courses for those who wish to work in a French-speaking company. The courses are designed to integrate French culture as part of the language learning process; in addition, CCFS allow students to obtain recognized diplomas such as the DELF and DALF, which can help with residence permits or even French nationality procedures.              CCFS pedagogy includes phonetics courses which help to quickly improve oral mastery of French among international students.

A dynamic student life at La Sorbonne

By enrolling at the CCFS, students have the opportunity to learn French in a prestigious setting in the heart of Paris, a city rich in culture and student life. Paris offers a vast number of cultural attractions, iconic monuments to visit, as well as a vibrant student life with concerts, festivals and other activities. The CCFS also organize cultural activities and outings to allow students to discover French culture and develop their personal and professional network.                                                                                          The Cours de Civilisation Française de La Sorbonne also benefit from their nice location near the 5th arrondissement of Paris (La Sorbonne district), renowned for its tranquility and security.

CCFS, a symbol of excellence

With more than a century of expertise, the CCFS are recognized for their quality teaching and their commitment to promoting French culture at an international level. They offer personalized monitoring, effective placement tests, and meet the standards of the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. CCFS are synonymous with innovative pedagogy, performance and efficiency for non-French-speaking students seeking to learn French, whether for professional or academic purposes, or out of curiosity for French civilization.

An excellence that allows the institution to boast the FLE quality label, a guarantee of effectiveness among the many students who each year choose to enroll in the CCFS

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Dates des prochains examens TCF

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Le 30 janvier et le 27 février :

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