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French Language Schools in Paris - Ranking 2022

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

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beautiful and romantic cities in the world. It is truly a city of magnificent sights – with its breezy boulevards, impressive monuments, great works of art and magic lights. With the city´s gastronomical diversity, you have the opportunity to savour its gourmet selection of cheese, chocolate, wine and seafood.
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What we like about Paris

Where better to get to grips with the most romantic language in the world than in the picture perfect capital city of Paris. It is a beautiful city to explore and is very doable by foot, with many of the main attractions running along the River Seine. There are lots of museums and historical monuments to explore including the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre. Food lovers will not be disappointed with over 100 Michelin star restaurants to frequent during your stay. This may not be a surprise considering France's fame around its mouth watering cuisine. Don’t take our word for it, go and visit this magical city for yourself.

What we dislike about Paris

Romance is a money making business, with couples willing to spend a lot of money on treating their loved ones. Accommodation options are often small and expensive. Despite it’s romantic connotations, Parisians are renowned for their unfriendliness to tourists. This is especially true for those who do not try to understand their language. This may well be the push you need to practice your French at a faster pace.

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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

It's a nice place to stay and visit, but it isn't easy to practice spoken French because too much of the city is geared towards tourists / tourism.

Gabriel
England UK

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: 4/5

4.0

A lot to see, a lot of history, beautiful buildings, a beautiful city, offers everything except safety and cleanliness in some places.

Sou
Switzerland

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: 5/5

5.0

Paris is loud, dirty, ugly, but always a great experience. I love this city.

Véronique
Germany

Rating: 3/5

3.0

Best city in the world... but very expensive!

Diana
Canada

Rating: 4/5

4.0

Lots of things to do and culture to explore.

Yolande
Netherlands

Rating: 4/5

4.0

Paris is a very beautiful, diverse city!

Dietmar
Germany

How our students rated their experience in Paris

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Nightlife

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1
Interesing things to do

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8
Geographic setting

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Public transport

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Climate

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1
Cleanliness

Rating: 3.6/5.0

3.6
Affordability

Rating: 3.2/5.0

3.2
Shopping

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2
Safety

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Paris

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 77 reviews

Very friendly staff, the teacher was well prepared. The material could be better formatted.

26 April 2022
Course: General 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 29 years

Peer-Benedikt
Germany

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 269 reviews

Our teacher Anne Lise loves her work. That's why the quality of her teaching is so high. I have learned a lot. The small group size also allows for concentrated learning.

19 April 2022
Course: Intensive French - 2 weeks
Student age: 59 years

Véronique
Germany

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 269 reviews

Great location, great staff, lots of conversation
Great small school!

4 April 2022
Course: Intensive French - 4 weeks
Student age: 72 years

Gerald
United States

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 29 reviews

Very personalised teaching with lots of opportunities to continue learning after school.
I would choose Eurocentres again.

4 April 2022
Course: Intensive General French - 4 weeks
Student age: 22 years

Mattes
Germany

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 77 reviews

Super lessons, motivated teachers. Especially the conversation class in the afternoon was always a lot of fun. I can really only recommend the school.

21 March 2022
Course: Intensive 30 - 3 weeks
Student age: 22 years

Clara
Germany

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 225 reviews

The professor was excellent and I enjoyed the work very much.

13 December 2021
Course: Morning Semi-Intensive Course - 15h/week - 1 week
Student age: 68 years

Diana
Canada

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 29 reviews

School management listened to our feedback and changed our teacher. I am very happy with our teacher now. Currently I am 3rd week in euro center.

1 December 2021
Course: Standard General French - 2 weeks
Student age: 41 years

lin
United States

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 269 reviews

Aurélie is a super nice and competent teacher. The learning methods are great!

12 November 2021
Course: Intensive French - 1 week
Student age: 49 years

Eve
Germany

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 39 reviews

My teacher was excellent, the admin staff are great. Well located too.

8 November 2021
Course: Standard Programme - 1 week
Student age: 44 years

Gabriel
England UK

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 29 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: 4.4

4.4 | 39 reviews

The teachers were nice and very helpful. I also got to know friends from all over the world.

13 October 2020
Course: Intensive Programme - 8 weeks
Student age: 19 years

Felix
Switzerland

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 225 reviews

I was lucky to have a good teacher. The classes were interesting, interesting topics were discussed.
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6 October 2020
Course: Intensive Course A - 20 h/ week - 2 weeks
Student age: 48 years

Yolande
Netherlands

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 77 reviews

For the most part the teachers were enthusiastic and helpful.

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

Zak
England UK

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 225 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 materials – 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 | 29 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 | 39 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 | 29 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

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.

Interesting information about Paris

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: -8h. (GMT +1)
Region: Île-de-France, Paris
Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1351.9427 KRW)
Visa: Nationals from South Korea do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
High season: July
Low season: December
Average course price per week (High season): 360 €
Average course price per week (Low season): 303 €
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in Seoul
  • Student price index excluding rent:92* (8% cheaper than Seoul)
  • Student price index including rent:99* (1% cheaper than Seoul)
  • Price index food only:62* (38% cheaper than Seoul)
  • Big Mac price (France average):4.29 € (20% more expensive than in South Korea)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type E
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

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Public transportation in Paris

Weather in Paris

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Events in ParisBest time to take a language course in Paris

July
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.

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
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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
  • South Korea: Seoul Incheon Int'l
  • Singapore: Singapore Changi

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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.
  • Our partners at HLI, Study & Live in your Teacher's Home, offer programmes where you Learn and Live within your teacher's home in Paris. These programmes offer lesson plans structured to your needs and several activities per week. In addition to the one-to-one tailored tuition, you also share your mealtimes with your teacher in their home, giving you ample opportunities to practise your French in various situations.
    Fraser Provan, Area Manager from LanguageCourse.net
  • There is no maximum age for the adult standard course. All students are welcome. They take a placement test and will be placed with the right group according to their level. Students get along well during the lessons as their language level and goals are the same.
    Angela Ligartova, Consultant from LanguageCourse.net
  • The standard and intensive courses at our partner schools can be booked for up to 48 weeks. I can recommend the long term standard or intensive course offered by France Langue Paris Notre Dame. Possible course duration: 12, 24, 36, 48 weeks. As it has fixed course duration the weekly price is reduced. There are 4 possible starting dates every year which are published on our website. The course is scheduled in the afternoons from Monday to Friday.
    Angela Ligartova, Consultant from LanguageCourse.net
  • On the first day of the course you will take a language test and be placed in the right level group. If you are assigned to a group and have the feeling that it is too difficult/easy, always indicate this immediately! Then we can do something about it.
    Robin Rebecca Pietersma, Dutch Consultant from LanguageCourse.net
  • The closest school to Paris 16e arrondissement is Accord French Language School which is located in Paris 15e arrondissement
    Madly, FR Consultant from LanguageCourse.net
  • Unfortunately, there are no schools in Paris that offer specific courses for seniors. We can, however, look at the average age of the students in a school and/or find you a combination course, for example: general course + culture/cooking/art. We recommend combining the group course with some private lessons. This way you will learn even more within a limited time frame and the private lessons allow you to focus better on not only what you are already good at, but also on the areas where you could use extra support.
    Robin Rebecca Pietersma, Dutch Consultant from LanguageCourse.net
  • 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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