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TOP-30 prestigious language schools and centers in France where foreign students can study effective English courses

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Nowadays, France is one of the most popular country among foreign students wishing to get high-quality education abroad. SMAPSE offers you TOP-30 language schools and centers in France where international students can study effective English courses. Language schools in France provide high-quality studying conditions, a wide range of courses and programs, exciting cultural programs and high-qualified teachers as native speakers. English courses in French schools and centers can be combined with interesting cultural programs and sports activities that will make your studying abroad unforgettable. 

SMAPSE experts have collected for you 30 best language schools in France that allow to combine effective English courses with interesting cultural programs. Please, don't hesitate to contact SMAPSE experts as they are always ready to answer all your questions. 

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English courses in France for international students

English courses in France are developed by universities or schools where English programs are held. Courses include classes in listening, speaking, pronunciation, reading, writing, grammar + extracurricular activities are a mandatory component of the courses.

Depending on the content, there are standard, combined and specialized courses:

  • The standard program includes studying basic English for 10-30 hours of training
  • Combined programs, in addition to learning English, offer various additional classes with instructors: English + sports (tennis, golf, horse riding, skiing, fishing and other sports). English + culture offers a choice of various cultural events: excursions, visits museums, trips to other parts of France and other exciting offers. By choosing the “English language + entertainment” course, you can learn how to cook traditional dishes of English cuisine, visit restaurants, and taste French wines.
  • In specialized courses, you can get tested, study business English and professional English.

The methodology of teaching a foreign language in France is one of the best in the world. Teachers of the highest categories use the latest teaching technologies that have been tested in practice: French linguists have abandoned obsolete teaching methods, and use game, interactive methods and computer technology. A lot of attention in English courses is paid to the individual lessons of the student with the teacher, you can take consultations or one-to-one classes (usually for an additional fee).

English courses in France are very variable. The duration of studying English courses is from 1 to 52 weeks, the number of lessons per week is from 5 to 20 hours. The duration of the standard program is from 1 week or more. Intensive study involves 35-45 hours a week, lasting also from 1 week. The occupancy of the group is from 1 (with individual training) to 16 people. Elite courses offer individual lessons with an English teacher who gives lessons at the place of residence of the student, arriving at the agreed time (the travel expenses of the teacher can be included in the total cost of the course, and the duration of such courses can be agreed upon).

Tuition fees for studying English courses in France

The cost of the course depends on the program, the number of educational hours and the specialization of the course. On average, the price for courses in Paris starts from 340$. In Montpellier, the price for 1-2 weeks starts from $620, but for 2-4 weeks of a specialized course you will need to pay from 2.000$ and more.

Accommodation is almost always not included in the cost of training. Students are offered dormitories, rental apartments, hotels or homestays. For courses lasting 1-2 weeks, 1 place for living in a hostel costs about $ 260, in a family - about $ 300, and renting a studio will cost about $ 500.

Statistics - Universities

Universities in top 100 2
Universities in top 200 8
Universities in top 500 23
Universities in top 1000 51
Universities in top 5000 163

Statistics of English courses in France

Programs Intensity Group Language requirements The minimum cost of the week
Standard course 20 10-12 Beginner €230+
Intensive course 30-40 10-12 Beginner €330+
Combination Program 24-30 10 Beginner €390+
DELF/DALFpreparation 26-30 3-10 Pre-Intermediate €330+
University Preparation 26-30 6-10 Intermediate €500+
French + 20-28 10-12 Beginner €375+
Professional French 26-30 2-10 Beginner €500+
Private courses 20-30 1 Beginner €45+/lesson

Accommodation in France

Shared room outside of centre 267
Shared room in city centre 350
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 468
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 602


Estimated Costs

Estimated Costs Min., € Average €
Consular fee of the embassy €35 €100
Service fee €29,50 €29,50
Flight (Moscow - Paris - Moscow) €307 €416
Medical insurance €15/week €35/week
Study material €10 €20
Delivery of invitations by express mail €50 €75
Transfer/Escort €90 €160
Additional payment for accommodation per week, during the high season €30 €45
Additional payment for tuition per week, during the high season €30 €40
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