Université catholique de Lyon

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French courses in Lyon

Welcome to the French Language and Culture Institute (ILCF). The Institute has specialized in teaching French to non-native speakers since 1948. It belongs to the Literature and Languages Department of the Catholic University of Lyon. Being a part of a much larger university provides those enrolled in our Institute with a student status, a university setting and many opportunities for a quality education.

The ILCF is very experienced in welcoming foreign students and has the advantage of being located in the heart of the historical center of Lyon which is classified a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Moreover, Lyon is the second largest city in France, an economic and cultural hub of the country. You can make Lyon your place to discover French culture.

Through the ILCF, you can augment your international experience by meeting students from all over the world who have also come to the Institute to study French. The Institute's teaching methods are progressive and the courses are organized in several Language and Culture Programs.

Semester Intensive Program
Programme semestriel semi-intensifSemester Semi-intensive Program
Programme intensif mensuelMonthly Intensive Program
Programme intensif d'étéSummer Intensive Program

French as a professional language :
Programme de français de spécialitéFrench for Business Program
Programme de français de spécialitéFrench for Tourism and Hotel Industry Program

Programme de français de spécialité...

The Institute has been approved as an Official Examination Center for various French language diplomas which validate your French competences in daily or professional situations.

DU d'Etudes Françaises
Programme de français de spécialitéDFP Affaires B2
Programme de français de spécialitéDFP Affaires C1
Programme de français de spécialitéDFP Tourisme et Hôtellerie B1






Université Catholique de Lyon
23, place Carnot
69286 Lyon Cedex 02
00 33 - (0)4 72 32 50 53
00 33 - (0)4 72 32 51 82