Learn French in Lyon

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Delve into history, culture, and language on a French course in Lyon! Learning French in Lyon is an incredible opportunity to be surrounded by French in an emblematic city, famed across France as the capital of gastronomy. Add to that the beautiful riverside scenery, and typical French avenues to stroll down, and you have the perfect recipe for an ideal French language course abroad. Get to know the real French lifestyle during your French course in Lyon this year!

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French schools

Our partner schools offer a wide variety of choice, and whichever French course in Lyon you choose, you’ll find the same ESL quality – dynamic teaching, a welcoming environment, and stimulating courses! Our partner schools are located just a stone’s throw from some of the city’s most iconic sights, from the Place Bellecour to the Musée des Beaux-Arts, so you’ll be immersed in the city’s beauty and culture on your French course in Lyon!

Why study French in Lyon?

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City life
  • You’ll be completely immersed in French language and culture from day one on your French course in Lyon, and as you explore the city -  from its typical bouchons to its historic old town!
  • As France’s third-largest city, you’ll find lots of things to do when you’re not studying French in Lyon - from the Festival of Lights in the winter to the fascinating Musée des Confluences and wandering the indoor market Les Halles, Lyon offers so much to explore as you learn French abroad!
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  • Lyon is in close proximity of the wine region of Beaujolais, and exploring the surrounding countryside with expansive vineyards is an ideal way to get a taste for the region!
  • For a taste of French Alpine life, take a day trip to the town of Annecy - with a crystal-clear lake and a unique old town, it’s the perfect place to put your language skills to practice as you learn French in Lyon!
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  • Lyon benefits from an ideal location in central France, less than two hours by TGV from major centres of industry like Geneva and Marseille - making it the perfect city to study French abroad and network with other professionals.
  • Our partner schools in Lyon offer interesting internship opportunities for young adults looking to add some work experience to their CV - contact us for more information!

Popular questions about studying French in Lyon:

How much does it cost to live and study in Lyon?

Our French courses in Lyon start from 300 EUR per week, and as a popular student city, it’s also relatively affordable to live in, as well. A meal out could cost as little as 10 EUR at an inexpensive restaurant, but shopping at food markets like La Croix Rousse or St Antoine will also keep food costs down. Reach out to ESL for a free quote for your French language course abroad.

What are the benefits of studying French in Lyon?

  • This beautiful city has a sizable student population, so you’ll feel welcomed by locals and international students as you learn French in Lyon, and are bound to improve in no time as you practice every day!
  • Though compact, this city packs plenty of culture into its historic centre, and you can spend your days soaking up the Beaujolais food, wine, and art as you learn French in Lyon!

What type of French courses can I study in Lyon?

If you want to learn French in Lyon, you can choose from standard, semi-intensive, or intensive courses, prepare for an official French exam or even choose private tuition for a more personal course. However you want to learn French, our partner schools have got the ideal course for you! Our French courses in Lyon include:

  • Lessons from A1 to C1 level, including intensive and premium courses
  • DELF and DALF exam preparation courses
  • One-to-one lessons
  • Business French classes including one-to-one lessons and combined courses

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