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TOP-10 prestigious language schools and colleges in France where foreign students can get high-quality preparation courses for language exams and tests

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Today, many foreign students choose to pass language exams in France as it's an excellent opportunity to confirm French knowledge. Internatonal students have a choice of several tests, each of them provides several levels. In this section of the catalogue SMAPSE have collected TOP-10 French language schools and colleges in France where foreign students can get excellent preparation for language exams. 

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Language exams in France: DELF and DALF

A certificate confirming the command of French is required for every foreign student who wants to study, work or obtain a temporary residence permit, a residence permit and citizenship. The Ministry of Education recommended two exams: DELF and DALF. The exams differ in academic level.

  • DELF is aimed at foreigners with a level not lower than C1;
  • DALF can be passed both by beginners and those who speak the spoken language, can freely communicate in it in different situations (academic level B2).

DELF is also divided into categories by the age of students. Teenagers (12 - 18 years old) take DELF junior, adults are tested according to the standard programme. DELF and DALF in France are equivalent to IELTS in Great Britain and the world. Certificates obtained as a result of the examination are recognized in all French-speaking countries.

Preparation programs in TOP-10 French language schools for foreign students

In addition to DELF and DALF, two more certificates are recognized. They can be obtained by foreign students who successfully passed the TEF and TCF tests: the essence is similar to DELF and DALF, they allow to confirm the level of language proficiency.

To pass these tests, it is necessary to prepare competently: to update knowledge, develop the necessary skills, get acquainted with the methodology for performing typical tasks. All this provides for profile courses - these are currently offered by several educational centers. These include:

  • day schools;
  • private boarding schools and houses;
  • language centers.

The first two types are open for teenagers. Adult students can choose programs offered by language centers. The latter are located in large, tourist-interesting cities of the country. This allows to combine the academic programme with cognitive and/or entertaining, so students can get acquinted with history, culture, and sights of France.

Make the right choice with SMAPSE experts

SMAPSE experts have compiled a list of TOP-10 French language schools that offer preparation programs for language exams in France. You will find boarding schools, specialized centers for adults. You can choose an educational institution by location, type of programme (priority test) - the corresponding filters are found on the left panel of the catalogue.

SMAPSE also offers individual selection of educational institutions and programs. You can contact SMAPSE specialists by email, Skype, via online chat.

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