Beginner French course - 21 lessons per week

Rhone-Alpes, Lyon, France

14 days from
per person

Holiday Itinerary

As a beginner; learning French in Lyon is the best way to accelerate your language learning experience. Immerse yourself in the local French culture and progress rapidly practising your new found skills in your free time.

You will be taught by highly qualified native French speakers who have a passion for teaching and use proven teaching techniques. Lessons are highly interactive and taught in French so you will speak French from day 1 both inside and outside of the classroom. With 21 lessons per week, you’ll be progressing your French skills rapidly during your stay.

Get more from your holiday, have fun, meet new people and take home a new language skill that will stay with you forever.

Who is this language course suitable for?
- Suitable for beginner French learners
- Classes start on selected Mondays throughout the year
- If you are elementary to advanced level, please follow this link to a suitable course: French Course - 21 Lessons
- Minimum age 18

When can I start?
- The school is open year round with a break for Christmas
- Beginner French courses start on selected Mondays throughout the year
- If you choose to book the optional accommodation, you will arrive on the Sunday before the course and depart on the Saturday after the course
- Students can also stay more than 2 weeks, please contact us on for courses lasting one week to one year

What are the typical students like?
- People come from all over the world and you’ll never be placed in a class with just English speakers so that you use the language you are learning rather than resorting to chatting in English
- Ages vary, but the typical language learner falls in to the 20-60 age bracket though we have no age limit and we’ve had guests in their 70s and 80s studying languages with us
- During the summer and in university holiday times the average age typically drops and there are many guests in their 20s
- Over 90% of our language learners travel solo and every school organises social and cultural activities to help you get to know others at the school outside of class
- Of course, everyone shares a passion or interest in discovering a new language and culture

A typical day
- Classes start at 9am or 1.30pm each day depending on your language level
- Please note that classes start at 9.45am and 2pm on Monday
- Classes run daily Monday through to Friday each week
- You will have 3 group classes per day lasting 45 minutes each
- On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday you will have a 90 minute workshop designed around activities to work on improving and practicing your French language skills in more specific contexts
- There will be a short coffee break between lessons

What can I do after the language lessons?
- Many people on language holidays travel solo so the language school organises a host of social and cultural activities each week to help you to get to know your fellow classmates and to integrate you into the French way of life, some activities are free and others have a small charge and may include:
- Guided tours of the historical town centre of Lyon and its museums and galleries
- Tastings of local products, such as, wine, cheese, chocolate and much more
- Excursions to the Alps to ski in the winter months 
- Parties and picnics
- Afternoon trips on the Rhône
- Cinema visits
- Theatre workshops
- You will have plenty of free time to explore the local area and practice your new found language skills or just kick back and relax on this language learning holiday

Where can I stay?
- This language school offers optional accommodation staying with a local French family to immerse yourself in the French culture and practice your French
- More information and prices can be found under the 'Optional accommodation' tab

Important information
- Please note that this school charges a compulsory course enrolment fee, this is not included in the price and will be charged as an extra during the booking process, prices can be found under the 'Costings & extras' tab