Learning French: make sure to pick the right language school

High quality teachings and programs

When choosing an institution where you will learn French, you must first make sure that the educational programs are relevant and effective. The courses offered must be clear as to the objectives students must achieve, and list the resources that will be made available.

The cours de civilisation française de la Sorbonne (CCFS) have been granted the FLE (France langue étrangère) label that guarantees high quality teachings, students having access to many courses such as  business French, academic French, program dedicated to the art market and cultural production, intensive French courses, etc.

Many international students enroll in a language school in order to obtain diplomas like the French language studies diploma ( diplôme d’études en langue française DELF) and the advanced French language diploma (Diplôme avancé en langue française, DALF).

The CCFS allow students to prepare those diplomas and certifications, also acting as an approved examination center. A good language school should also specify the duration of  courses and lessons for each curriculum, and ensure the professionalism of the teaching staff.

Pick a good location: cultural and daily life in France

A suitable geographical location is always an asset if you wish to develop your language skills. When you pick a school, you also choose a specific work environment that may or may not favor immersive learning.

Located in the heart of Paris, a recognized language schools such as CCFS give students an opportunity to live close to many world-renowned cultural places: the Louvre, Montmartre, le Jardin des Tuileries, or the Sorbonne itself being just a few examples of the French cultural influence.

Indeed, the process of learning French often goes hand in hand with a cultural journey and the discovery of French heritage, Paris being the place to be for students who wish to learn about French society and way of life.

Thanks to daily contact with French speakers, a good location will also make it easier for international students to quickly increase their understanding of French language, while developing a potentially dense social or professional network.

It is therefore highly recommended to consider the location of your future school before proceeding to any registration!

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