132 French Language Schools in France - Ranking 2023

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Information about France

Not surprisingly, this country is on the tip of everyone's tongues. France is famous for their good food and wine but that's not all. Indulge your jet-set fantasies in palm-tree filled Nice and St-Tropez, go skiing in the Alps or fall in love with Paris or Versailles. French people love to celebrate, as shown in various Carnival celebrations and Christmas markets. And don't forget to watch the Tour de France!

Key Facts about France

Population: 66,988,000
Capital: Paris
Time zone: GMT +2
Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.4392 SGD)
Telephone country code: +33
Largest cities in France:
  • 1. Paris: 2,200,000
  • 2. Marseille: 795,000
  • 3. Lyon: 475,000
  • 4. Toulouse: 435,000
  • 5. Nice: 340,000
Visa: Nationals from Singapore do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Visa requirements data last updated on 01-12-2022 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of France in your country. List of embassies and consulates of France on the official website - Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France.
Largest international airport in France:
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG): 23 km. from Paris city center
Cost of Living:
  • Big Mac price (France average): 4.43 €
    (13% more expensive than in Singapore)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type E
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

Q&A - Questions and answers about France

  • You do not have to take the DELF exam to be able to attent the course. You will only take the school´s language level test before the course starts so that you can be placed in the right group.
  • The school offering the most cost-effective tuition among our partner schools in Paris is Bayswater, Paris, at the time of writing.
  • Yes, to see a list of schools and offers please select English course and choose France as a destination in our course search engine.
  • You may apply for different accommodation options at the school. Please select the first desired accommodation option from the drop-down menu and indicate the next desired accommodation option in the comments section. Please be sure to provide the name of the accommodation option, check-in date, and check-out date.
  • Our schools offer different accommodation options and the prices vary. You can consider booking a single room in homestay accommodation (staying with local hosts/host family, this is a cheaper option) with or without meals. Homestay is usually available with shared bathroom, but we can always check with the school if any of their hosts can provide private bathroom. Many schools cooperate with residences, or can offer studios and private apartments as well.. These are more expensive options and you'll have your own kitchen and private bathroom.
    Angela Ligartova, Consultant from LanguageCourse.net - Apr 29, 2022
  • If you wish to improve your general French knowledge I recommend you choose a standard or intensive course. You'll focus on all aspects of the language: speaking, reading, writing, grammar. If you speak some French, i.e. you can create simple sentences, talk about simple topic (hobbies, family etc), you can usually start the course any Monday. If you are not sure about your level I recommend you book a course for a total beginner date. These starting dates are listed on our website. You'll take a placement test on the first day or before the starting date and you'll be placed with the right group according to your level. This way you'll be able to either join the total beginner class or the level above.
    Angela Ligartova, from LanguageCourse.net - Mar 10, 2022
  • Students normally need to book a course with 20 hours. If lessons are 45 minutes you would need to book a more intensive course with 26 or 30 lessons per week. I recommend you contact Campus France to check the visa requirements with them. Visa regulations are rather delicate and they can change very quickly, so your best bet is to always contact the embassy or consulate directly in your home country or Campus France.
    Angela Ligartova, Consultant from Languagecourse.net - Feb 18, 2022
  • In order to minimize the risks, is to pick bigger schools in larger cities such as Paris, or Nice, and we can of course check how many students the school would have enrolled for the C2 level class about a week before your starting date. However the most important thing is always that students are in a group that corresponds to their level. Therefore it might happen that if a C2 level group course is not available, the school will offer private lessons to the student. I always recommend students join the afternoon activities organised by the school to practice French with other students.
    Angela Ligartova, from LanguageCourse.net - Feb 15, 2022
  • Yes, we have a lot of schools in France with Bildungsurlaub certification. You will need to take 30 lessons per week for Bildungsurlaub Berlin and it has to be a 5 day week (no bank holidays allowed.)
    Sabine Krafack, German Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.net - Nov 19, 2021

FAQ about schools in France

  • France Langue has received the best overall rating in Lyon.
  • France Langue, located in 8 Place des Terreaux, Lyon has been voted as the school with the best location in France.
  • 'Homestay - Low Season' at CAREL is the best rated accommodation in France.
  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations. According to a survey of StudyTravel Magazine the average course duration for France is 5 weeks.
  • In France electricity is 230 Volt and 50 Hz. Plug type C, E.
  • Our best destinations in France are Paris, Nice, Montpellier, Lyon, Biarritz.
  • We only work with private language schools. The courses are therefore not free of charge. If you are homeless or undocumented, it is best to contact the French public services to see what options are available to you.
  • At the moment we work exclusively with private language schools or with specific immersion organisations.
  • To give you the most detailed information tailored to your needs we need you to indicate the cities you prefer, your current level of language proficiency, duration of the course, possible start dates and whether you also need accommodation. With these details we can send you personalized quotes and contact the schools to check availability.
    Cinzia Carli, Italian Area Manager from - Sep 29, 2022
  • In most schools in France, teaching, even for the elementary level is only in a native language. Sometimes the teacher uses English, and add a visual comprehension and explanation system.
    Maksym, Russian speaking manager from LanguageCourse.net - Aug 05, 2022
  • The minimum required by the schools is at least 30 lessons per week for DELF/DALF exam preparation. The only exception is Etoile Institut de Langue school, which offers 5 lessons per week for a 2 week package, for those who already have the B2 (High Intermediate) level before the course begins.
    The price of the exam varies depending on the level and is still specified in the comments of the schools offering the exam preparation course.
    It is always necessary to take a compulsory level test before confirming the course itself. This is usually carried out online, through a specific link sent by the school or possibly even on paper.
    Antonio, Area Manager from LanguageCourse.net - May 16, 2022
  • There's no deadline for the registration, however I recommend students register as soon as possible to secure their place at the course. Certain levels may get fully booked. We have negotiated preferential payment and cancellation terms with the the majority of our partner schools. Students can cancel the booking free of charge at the majority of our partner schools 10-30 days before the starting date in case they book the course through our website. They can also modify/postpone the course free of charge. You may contact us to check the cancellation policy or find information about this on the school page on our website.
    Angela Ligartova, from LanguageCourse.net - Feb 28, 2022
  • Correct. The price of the courses does not include accommodation, but you are able to book any of the accommodation options offered by the school.

    The schools we work with do offer a wide range of accommodations from homestays to single or shared rooms in apartments or residences. Homestay is the option that I recommend for a true, full-on immersion experience and if you include either full or half board, then you also get to keep practising around the dinner table, learning much more about the culture and traditions than you would otherwise.

    On the other hand, you are able to look for accommodation on your own, as I remind you that it is not mandatory to reserve accommodation through the school.

    As for the flights, we do not take care of it, but we recommend that you purchase them only once your booking has been confirmed by us.
    Rubén De Haro, Area Manager - Spanish from LanguageCourse.net - Nov 02, 2021