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24 Best language schools in Paris (ranked based on student reviews)

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What our students said about Paris

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Paris is not a clean city and public transportation is not reliable. People are not so friendly on the surface but once they know you they can be very friendly and helpful. Everything is expensive and customer service is not so good. Having said that, this is my 6th time visiting this city and if I didn't like it, I wouldn't have come back here so often. So this city is somewhat attractive but I don't know why. I have to come back here to find out.

Haruko
Japan

Rating: 5/5

5.0

For a foreign person who is in a strange place for the first time, a good orientation is always needed, which the school does not provide. It is impossible to enjoy museums, restaurants, nightlife and other important things when nobody explains them to you. You do not know if your life may be in danger because you do not know where you are when you walk or take public transport.

Antonio Jose

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Nothing bad to say about beautiful Paris! It's such a delightful city, and the school is wonderfully located, with easy access to everywhere. So many terrific museums, parks, historic places, the opera houses, shops, etc.

Jeanne

Rating: 4/5

4.0

It is a lovely city but they have to figure out a way to keep it clean...it is not much fun to walk through vomit and urine smell in the mornings!!!

Nesrin

Rating: 4/5

4.0

The weather was very hot, which is not unusual, but particularly if one is an American. One must be prepared for the lack of air conditioning.

Susan

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Wonderful city: great history and culture. Very good Metro system, but extremely crowded on some lines. I definitely want to come back again!

Katherine
Canada

Rating: 3/5

3.0

Incredible variety within the city, very lively, an inspiration. Fast and active. astounding architectural beauty.

Leonard
Austria

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Just wonderful and beautiful, plenty of exciting things to visit, to do and to live.

Maria
Germany

Rating: 4/5

4.0

Lots of things to do and culture to explore.

Yolande
Netherlands

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Paris

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 18 reviews

The teachers are very professional and flexible they motivate everyone everyday.

10 May 2021
Course: Intensive General French - 2 weeks
Student age: 63 years

Maria
Germany

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 220 reviews

I was lucky to have a good teacher. The classes were interesting, interesting topics were discussed.
No.

6 October 2020
Course: Intensive Course A - 20 h/ week - 2 weeks
Student age: 48 years

Yolande
Netherlands

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 68 reviews

For the most part the teachers were enthusiastic and helpful.

26 September 2020
Course: Standard 20 - 5 weeks
Student age: 27 years

Zak
England UK

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 220 reviews

I have already had an experience with a similar language course in another school, the comparison is not speaking for Accord school in Paris unfortunately. From organizational point of view: no any introduction re. school, facilities available, emergency exits. No any activities suggested during the week, the only option suggested on the last day of my one–week course was a bus excursion on Saturday, which was not an option for those leaving Paris after lessons finished on Friday. The teacher in our group did not provide any information about her working experience as a teacher or how long she was working in this school. The materials were given as separate black&white copied A4 sheets from a known learning book. In my previous school there were own school book published and provided to students. I would not complain here if copied sheets were at least complete. But they were copied with some first letters of words missing because nobody cared to check this before submitting to students. The teacher was not well prepared in terms of audio materals – she tried to play CDs and it were wrong CDs or they just did not work. This happened on 4 days out of my 5–day course! It was easy to avoid by checking in advance. The window in the classroom was broken and could not be closed, so we were permanently disturbed by noise from construction works outside. Finally there was not any questionnaire or possibility to provide feedback at the end of the course. On the positive side I need to mention the content of the course and motivation of the teacher to transfer the knowledge. I learned a lot during the week. All in all, I would definitely proceed learning language in a similar setup but definitely not with Accord school in Paris.

3 August 2020
Course: Intensive Course A - 20 h/ week - 1 week
Student age: 42 years

Valerija
Germany

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 18 reviews

I liked the teachers, they were dedicated to help every student. Afternoon activities were nice as well!

3 March 2020
Course: Standard General French - 2 weeks
Student age: 27 years

Rasul
Switzerland

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 37 reviews

Dedicated teachers and administrators committed to making sure you could learn French.
A very good school.

4 February 2020
Course: Standard Programme - 1 week
Student age: 55 years

Richard
Australia

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 18 reviews

I liked the variety of material in the classes and the professionalism of the teachers. Also, the extra tutorials after class were appreciated.

27 January 2020
Course: Intensive General French - 1 week
Student age: 20 years

Isabelle
Netherlands

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 37 reviews

Karine was a dedicated teacher. She was pleasant and responded all our requests.
School should renovate its bathrooms. They stink and are filthy. They are out of order every other day! The water pipes leak.

15 October 2019
Course: Standard Programme - 2 weeks
Student age: 72 years

Nesrin
United States

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 68 reviews

Excellent location. Classes started right on time. I was placed in the right level, with some students above me, and some below me, but all of us at more or less the same level. Very friendly school, very easy to talk with Daniel if there were any issues.
The chairs don't provide much space on the tiny attached desk. Would prefer a real desk. The class level got increasingly more difficult each Monday when new students joined. I started at level A1, and the class jumped to level A2 after just two weeks. I could handle the grammar alright, but I needed more intensive work on very basic level French verbs, vocabulary, and pronunciation.

9 October 2019
Course: Standard 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 63 years

Jeanne
United States

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 220 reviews

I am an advanced speaker and they found me the right classroom to take my French to another level.
Excellent school and I have tried a few of them in Paris. This is my favourite so far.

17 September 2019
Course: Morning Semi-Intensive Course - 15h/week - 1 week
Student age: 66 years

Diana
Canada

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 18 reviews

The teachers are excellent and provided different activities to keep students engaged.
Cons: There was no wireless internet available for the entire month of August. Just before leaving for France, I was asked to provide proof of my payment to the school as they could not find it. After I had wired the money to the school, I emailed a request that they confirmed that they received the money. I received a response that they had, indeed, received the money. So it was disconcerting to be asked to provide proof of payment. I understand that ownership has changed and this has caused some transition difficulties.

2 September 2019
Course: Standard General French - 4 weeks
Student age: 70 years

Linda
United States

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 18 reviews

The best thing was the way of teaching and the teaching methods. The central location of the school was great too.

27 August 2019
Course: Standard General French - 3 weeks
Student age: 24 years

Mads Back
Denmark

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 265 reviews

What I liked most about the school was the friendliness of staff, admin staff and students. We were a small close-knit group. I also really liked Annika my teacher.
The building needs a handyman. It felt a bit tired.

2 July 2019
Course: Intensive French - 3 weeks
Student age: 50 years

Deborah
England UK

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 18 reviews

When I read the description of the school, it said that the average age of the students are 27 year old or something. I am 40, so I thought I wouldn't be able to make friends at school but I met students youngest 17 year old and oldest 62 year old. I made lots of friends there and teachers and admin staffs were all very very friendly.
The school is surrounded by cafes, restaurants, and shops which sell food. You can enjoy so many kinds of food there.

14 May 2019
Course: Intensive General French - 4 weeks
Student age: 40 years

Haruko
Japan

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 220 reviews

The school was well organised and the staff were knowledgeable and responded quickly to all of my questions.

20 April 2019
Course: Intensive Course B - 23h/ week - 1 week
Student age: 41 years

Adam
United States

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 265 reviews

The small classes were the best way to learn to speak up, even if you feel lacking in confidence at first.
Very good school! Small and casual but very effective.

3 April 2019
Course: Intensive French - 2 weeks
Student age: 65 years

Katherine
Canada

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 265 reviews

I liked how it seemed like a small community.
Location is super!

13 March 2019
Course: Semi-Intensive Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 34 years

Jessie
Philippines

What school directors said about Paris

Francois PFEIFFER

Famous for its beautiful architecture and cultural diversity, Paris remains one of the most visited cities in the world (134 museums, 170 theatres...)

Paris is an exciting and fascinating city full of great surprises and experiences. Its cultural, historical and architectural assets make it a unique city not to mention its ever evolving artistic and cultural offer. A unique city that will mark any body coming to the City of Lights.

Key Facts about Paris

In terms of quality of life Paris reached place number 39 in the 2019 Mercer.

Population: 2,139,000

Time zone: +11h. (GMT +1)

Region: Île-de-France, Paris

Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.1717 USD)

Paris quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.8

4.8 (757 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

universities: 40 (rankings of universities in Paris)

High season: July

Low season: December

Average course price per week (High season): 341 €

Average course price per week (Low season): 296 €

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:73* (27% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:64* (36% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:67* (33% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (France average):3.90 € (20% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type E
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

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Public transportation in Paris

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Events in ParisBest time to take a language course in Paris

January
Paris Fashion Week
Paris Fashion Week

January 2022Paris Fashion Week is an all audience event where the greatest couturiers and models gather to organize haute-couture shows and exhibitions.

July
Paris Plages
Paris Plages

July 2022 - August 2022"Paris Plages" is French for Paris Beaches. Every summer, the banks of the river Seine are transformed into artificial beaches complete with sand, beach chairs and palm trees. Many aquatic and nautical activities are organised during these weeks.

14th of July
14th of July

14 July 2022National Day commemorating the storming of the Bastille during the French Revolution. For the occasion, a military parade is held and fireworks are launched above the Eiffel Tower.

Open Air Cinema
Open Air Cinema

July 2022 - August 2022On summer nights, in the parks of Paris, there are free film screenings. About 30 different movies are shown under the stars, from French and international cinema to Hollywood blockbusters.

September
Techno Parade
Techno Parade

September 2022One day during the month of September, Paris vibrates to the sound of electronic music as a parade with floats, live music and hundreds of thousands of people partying together winds its way through the city streets.

November
Christmas Village
Christmas Village

November 2022 - December 2022During the month of December, La Défense, a Parisian neighbourhood best known for business and tourism, is converted into a giant Christmas Village with hundreds of exhibitors, delicious Christmas specialties and sparkling decorations.

What to do in Paris

The Catacombs
The Catacombs
Pantheon
Pantheon
Triumphal Arch
Triumphal Arch
The Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower
Montmartre
Montmartre
Notre Damme Cathedral
Notre Damme Cathedral
Passages Couverts
Passages Couverts
Chateau of Versailles
Chateau of Versailles
Pont Neuf & La Seine
Pont Neuf & La Seine
Luxembourg Gardens
Luxembourg Gardens
Pont Alexandre III
Pont Alexandre III
Louvre
Louvre
Bourse
Bourse
Élysée
Élysée
Montparnasse
Montparnasse
Paris
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Arrival Airports

Paris Orly (ORY) - 14 km. from Paris city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 20 minutes, 10,00 €, 35 minutes.

Main stops: Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle RER, Paris Chatelet/Les Halles

Every 20 minutes, 15,00 €, 55 minutes.

Main stops: Terminal-2E-2F, Terminal 1, Opera

Taxi: 30 €, 20 minutes drive to city center of Paris

Direct international flights from:
  • United Kingdom: Cardiff, Edinburgh, London City, London Heathrow, London Luton, Southampton
  • Ireland: Dublin
  • Canada: Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau
  • USA: New York John F. Kennedy, New York Newark
Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) - 23 km. from Paris city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 12 minutes, 10,00 €, 45 minutes.

Main stops: CDG Airort Terminal 2 TGV, Charles de Gaulle Airport 1, Gare du Nord

Taxi: 45 €, 25 minutes drive to city center of Paris

Direct international flights from:
  • USA: Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson, Boston Logan International, Charlotte Douglas, Chicago O'Hare International, Cincinnati Northern Kentucky, Dallas Fort Worth International, Detroit Wayne County, Fort Lauderdale International, Houston George Bush Intercntl., Los Angeles International, Miami International, Minneapolis St Paul, New York John F. Kennedy, New York Newark, Philadelphia International, Pittsburgh Int'l Apt., Raleigh / Durham, Salt Lake City, San Francisco International, Seattle / Tacoma International, Washington Dulles
  • Canada: Calgary, Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Quebec, Toronto Pearson International, Vancouver International
  • Singapore: Singapore Changi

    FAQ about schools in Paris

  • Eurocentres has received the best overall rating in Paris.
  • France Langue Paris Notre Dame, located in 6 Rue du Fouarre has been voted as the school with the best location in Paris.
  • Eurocentres was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Homestay - Partial Half Board (5 dinners)' at France Langue Paris Victor Hugo is the best rated accommodation in Paris.
  • The student price index in Paris is 72.6. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Yes, it is possible. We have a few schools offering this course duration in Paris.
    Madly Simba, FR Consultant from LanguageCourse.net

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