Finding Student Accommodation in Paris

Olivia, student at ACCORD French Language School, gives you her advice for finding your student accommodation in Paris:

Finding accommodation in any big city can be a long and difficult process, especially if you are a student… In this blog, I will share my tips and tricks for finding a comfortable and well-located apartment in Paris!

I have been living here for just over two months while participating in the Work Experience Programme at ACCORD, and I managed to find a flat-share located only ten minutes from the school.

  • I found my flat on a popular flat-share website called Chez Nestor. I would really recommend this site to students as it is very easy to navigate. Everything was extremely straightforward, it almost felt like I was just booking a hotel room!
  • You are able to browse available rooms by arrondissement at varying prices.
  • All the flats on Chez Nestor are shared by multiple people. For example, my flat has four bedrooms so I share with a French girl, a French boy and an Italian girl. This was a great way to get to know other students when I first arrived in Paris. We share a bathroom and kitchen, but the bedrooms still feel very private.
  • I pay my rent each month via the Chez Nestor.
  • If you have any problems concerning your student accommodation in Paris, it is easy to contact an agent online to help amend this.
  • Chez Nestor also operates in Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Montpellier and Toulouse.

Finding your student accommodation in Paris: It is also important to consider which area of Paris you would like to live in. My flat is situated in the 15th arrondissement. I really enjoy living here as there are lots of shops, restaurants and bars. The area feels very safe and is well connected to the rest of Paris by metro and bus. The area has great views of the Eiffel Tower, and it only takes me ten minutes to walk to ACCORD each morning.

Many travel guides recommend that tourists or study-abroad students avoid the following areas when searching for accommodation:

  • The 10th arrondissement, near Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est – although this area is generally safe during the day, at night it can feel a bit uncomfortable, especially if you are not a native French speaker.
  • The 18th arrondissement – although this district is home to the popular Montmartre, certain areas can feel unsafe.
  • The 19th arrondissement – this is another district which is a great place to visit during the day, but is perhaps to be avoided at night.

You shouldn’t worry too much about feeling unsafe when moving to Paris. Generally, I have always felt safe and comfortable! However, I would recommend finding a flat in an area which you are able to feel confident in.

Overall, finding a student accommodation in Paris may seem like a daunting process, but it can easily be done if you know where to look. Paris is a big city, so there are plenty of available apartments for students. My main piece of advice would be to look for flat-shares rather than living alone. Moving abroad can be scary, so it is nice to share the experience with other young people who can support you.

Olivia – June 2024


Work Experience Programme at ACCORD Paris

My Work Experience Programme at ACCORD Paris

My name is Olivia and I have been participating in the work experience programme at ACCORD Paris since the beginning of April. I’m from Edinburgh, in Scotland, but live in Glasgow where I study French and Spanish. For my university degree, I had to spend one year in Spain, and then three months in France. The Work Experience Programme at ACCORD Paris has been the perfect way to spend these three months, as I have had the opportunity to learn many professional skills while simultaneously improving my French!

How does the Work Experience Programme at ACCORD work?

I have really been enjoying the work experience program at the ACCORD French Language School. The school is located 3bis rue Jean-Pierre Bloch in the 15th arrondissement of Paris, only ten minutes from the Eiffel Tower! All the staff made me feel very welcome so it was easy to settle in.

From Monday to Friday, I spend the mornings (08:30-12:30) working in the office alongside Malo, Nathalie and Alexandra. My tasks include welcoming new students, replying to emails and phone calls, registering new students for classes and exams, and processing payments. I definitely found the first couple of weeks challenging, but everyone in the office was happy to help me with my tasks, and also helped me with my French. Now, I feel much more confident in both my professional and French language skills and look forward to work every day!

In the afternoons (14:00-17:00), I attend French classes at ACCORD. In these classes, grammar, writing and oral skills are taught. The teachers provide engaging classes and are always happy to answer questions. The class sizes are small and organised by students’ level of French, so lessons feel tailor-made. At ACCORD Paris, there are students from all around the world. I have had classes with people from Mexico, Iran, Sweden and many more! It is really interesting to learn about different cultures, especially in our oral classes. After only a week of classes, my French had improved hugely and I felt much more confident in my comprehension and speaking.

How have I benefitted from the Work Experience Programme at ACCORD?

The work experience programme definitely has many benefits. Aside from improving my French, I was also able to get a taste for the working world. As a student, I had only ever worked hospitality or retail jobs prior to my internship at ACCORD. This was my first experience of office life, and I have really enjoyed it!

As I am coming to the end of my studies in Scotland, I am currently thinking about my future career. Through this work experience programme, I have realised that I would like to explore career options within the field of marketing. I have learnt the importance of customer service and relations within the workplace. I have also loved working in a language school, so I would like to look in to options here as well, at home in the UK or abroad. My time in Paris has provided me with both clarity and experience concerning my future career.

Overall, I would recommend the work experience programme at ACCORD to any French student seeking an immersive and enriching stay in Paris. I cannot fault the experience!


See you in France to learn French – See you in Paris

See you in France to Learn French: A Language Adventure Awaits

Do you want to learn or improve your French? Venez en France et venez à Paris! Welcome to the land of baguettes, croissants and breathtaking sites like the Eiffel Tower, the Champs Élysées or the Louvre Museum. If you’re considering learning French abroad, there’s no better place to immerse yourself in the language and culture than France itself. And it’s impossible not to come to France without staying in Paris and learning French at ACCORD.

“City of Light”, the French capital offers you an impressive number of places and monuments to visit, including those which have made and still make Paris famous. There is of course the Eiffel Tower, near which is the ACCORD French school, but also the Opéra Garnier, the Trocadéro, the Louvre museum, the Latin Quarter, the Notre-Dame cathedral, the Sacré-Coeur basilica, Montmartre and its Dali Museum, its Place du Tertre, its magnificent view of Paris… and so many other Parisian sites to see and visit absolutely.

Why Learn French in France?

Immersive Learning Experience: Learning French in France provides an immersive environment where you’ll be surrounded by native speakers every day. Ordering a café and a croissant in a Parisian Bistrot and navigating daily life in the French capital will accelerate your language skills.

Cultural Enrichment: France boasts a rich cultural heritage, from its art and literature to its gastronomy, literature, and cinema. By studying in Paris, you’ll have the opportunity to explore world-renowned museums, savour delicious cuisine, and enjoy the Parisian night life.

 Choosing the Right Program

See you in France to learn French – Academic Excellence: Paris is home to some of the most prestigious language schools and universities. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced learner, you’ll find a wide range of programs tailored to your needs at ACCORD French Language School, taught by experienced instructors.

Homestay vs. Dormitory: Living arrangements can significantly impact your immersion experience. While residences or aparthotels provide a social atmosphere and opportunities to meet other students, homestays offer a more intimate setting for practicing French with a Parisian family.

Preparing for Your Trip and See you in France to learn French

Visa Requirements: Depending on your nationality and length of stay, you may need a visa to study French in France. Research visa requirements well in advance and ensure you have all necessary documentation before departing. As ACCORD is member of ATOUT FRANCE, CAMPUS FRANCE and is accredited Qualité FLE, you should have no problem obtaining your visa for France.

Health Insurance: It’s essential to have an health insurance that covers you during your stay in France. Pay close attention to what your insurance covers, or not. Do not hesitate to take out additional insurance.

Making the Most of Your Experience

Practice, Practice, Practice: Don’t be afraid to make mistakes – they’re a natural part of the learning process. Seize every opportunity to practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing in French, both during your French course and outside your ACCORD classroom.

Explore Beyond the Classroom: Take advantage of your free time to visit museums, famous sites, make a boat cruise on the Seine river, read magazines and organise outings with other ACCORD students.

Connect with Fellow Students: Building friendships with fellow international ACCORD students and Parisians alike can enhance your learning experience and provide valuable support during your time abroad.

Embarking on a journey to learn French in France is an exciting and rewarding experience that will not only expand your language skills but also enrich your perspective on the world. And Paris offers a treasure trove of opportunities for linguistic and cultural exploration. So pack your bags, brush up on your French, and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime – we’ll see you in France to learn French.

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Learn French? Our 10 Best Tips for learning French

Learn French? Our 10 Best Tips for learning French

Learning French can be an exciting adventure, especially if you want to continue this linguistic adventure by coming to France to take a French immersion course. Here are our 10 Best Tips for learning French and to help you gain confidence.

Do you want to learn French? Our advice for learning French with confidence.

  1. Start with the basics: Familiarize yourself with basic vocabulary and pronunciation. Learn common phrases and greetings to initiate conversations. Learn how to say hello, thank you, goodbye, please, how are you, and… excuse me, I speak very little French.
  2. Immerse Yourself: Surround yourself with the French language as much as possible. Listen to French music, watch French movies, read French Newspapers and French magazines. If you can’t find one at your newspaper merchant, don’t forget that you can find almost all the articles from these French newspapers on their website.
  3. Practice Regularly: Dedicate some time each day to practice reading, writing, speaking, and listening in French. Consistency is key to progress. Above all, don’t fall into the trap of justifying yourself with the excuse “I don’t have time”.

Bonus Best Tips for learning French: Read regularly and read aloud! Read texts in French starting with the simplest ones, then you will gradually be able to read longer and more complex texts. Texts that are easy to approach are, for example, poems by Paul Eluard or Jean de La Fontaine. If possible, always read aloud, and regularly. Take the time to do this a little every day. You will see that you will make big progress, and quickly!

  1. Try to Avoid Translations: When you are an absolute beginner, some translation is unavoidable, but try as much as possible not to use it too frequently. Using translation software too often slows down the learning process because your brain no longer makes the effort it takes to search for the right word. By translating you will have the impression of learning faster, but it is quite the opposite.
  2. Set Realistic Goals: Set achievable goals for yourself, whether it’s mastering a certain number of vocabulary words, completing a lesson, or holding a conversation in French.
  3. Celebrate your progress: Acknowledge and celebrate your achievements along the way, no matter how small. Recognizing your progress will keep you motivated to continue learning French.
  4. Be patient and persistent: Learning a new language takes time and effort. Don’t get discouraged by setbacks or slow progress. Stay motivated and keep practicing.
  5. Bonus Tip: Believe in yourself! You can achieve your French language goals with dedication and a positive attitude.
  6. Take a French course in France: it’s undoubtedly the best way to learn French and make lots of progress, quickly. In complete immersion in France, you will absolutely have to speak French to say hello to the people you meet, order a coffee, buy a croissant or a pastry, read the menu of a bistro or restaurant, buy your ticket to get on top of the Eiffel Tower or visit the Louvre Museum.
  7. Select Your French Language School: Choose the French school that offers you the course that best meets your expectations. Do you want to take an intensive French course, a very intensive course, a course focused mainly on oral communication or more focused on grammar? But perhaps you would like to take a less intensive course, which leaves you plenty of free time to visit museums and other famous sites, such as the Champs Elysées, the Latin Quarter, the Marais district, Notre-Dame Cathedral or Montmartre

Bonus Best Tips for learning French: Always choose a school with the FLE Quality label. This official French label is a quality assurance of what the French school you choose offers you. ACCORD Paris is certified ‘Qualité FLE’ with the best grades in all areas!
Contact ACCORD to find out about their entire French course offering and you will be advised to choose with complete peace of mind and confidence the course that best meets your expectations. Contact ACCORD Paris.

Enjoy the process and keep our Best Tips for learning French in mind: Learning a language can be challenging, but it’s also incredibly rewarding. Embrace the journey, have fun with it, and enjoy discovering the beauty of the French language and culture.

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The PSG Academy UK Residential Football Camp in summer

The PSG Academy UK Residential Football Camp is back this summer!

Do you want to play football this summer? Do you want to attend a renowned football camp to improve your game and play football with (and against) teenagers of many different nationalities and English teenagers?
Don’t hesitate and book your place at the PSG Academy UK Residential Football Camp in summer at Rossall School.

Paris Saint-Germain Academy UK are running a Residential Summer Camp at Rossall School based in Fleetwood.
Have a look at the video of the campus: the summer campus

Players will train the PSG way and will also have workshops in nutrition, strength and conditioning etc. An ideal way to train before the new season begins.

Players will stay on site in single or twin accommodation with meals all included. A trip every week is also included to a local Premier League stadium.

Full Paris Saint-Germain Academy Kit, Player Report & Certificate are all included.
During a typical week at the PSG Academy UK Residential Football Camp in summer, training will include:

  • Ball Mastery, running with the ball & dribbling
  • Passing/receiving and receiving to turn
  • Shooting from short and long distance
  • Defending/ tackling/ marking
  • Aerial control, heading and goalkeeping
  • Developing social/ physical/ technical/ psychological awareness
  • Understanding tactics, formations and styles of play

PSG Academy UK Residential Football Camp in summer – Dates:

⚜️ Sunday 7th July to 13th July

⚜️ Sunday 14th July to 20th July

⚜️ Sunday 21st July to 27th July

⚜️ Sunday 28th July to 3rd July

Prices: 2024 prices

Residential Soccer Camp ideal for those who wish to maximise their summer!

  • All Inclusive PSG Academy UK Residential Soccer Camp (Accommodation & Meals)
  • Intensive Football Training
  • English lessons (if you select the program with the English course)
  • Stadium Visit
  • UEFA Qualified Coaching Staff
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Nutrition Workshops
  • Data Analysis Available
  • Open to Boys & Girls aged 8-15 years old (All Abilities Welcome)
  • UK & International Participants
  • 24 Hour Supervision

The PSG Academy UK Residential Football Camp in summer: A great way to spend your summer holidays and make new friends!

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Intensive academic year French course in France

Intensive academic year French course

This French language program focus on developing oral and written expression and comprehension skills and prepare for the TCF, DELF and DALF exams. This Intensive academic year French course is open to all levels of French, from complete beginner to advanced. Completely beginner students must respect a course entry schedule (a date at the start of the month – full schedule to download) but for all other levels from false beginner, it is possible to start a course any Monday of the year.

The Intensive academic year French course is focused on developing oral and written expression and comprehension skills. The objective of the course is to allow students to become autonomous in the use of French, which requires the acquisition of grammar, vocabulary, and good practice in oral communication to fully understand… and above all, to make yourself understood clearly when you express yourself in French.

The French language course offers learning and improvement of French using authentic educational materials: press articles, advertisements, extracts from literary or specialized works, songs, videos, etc. The course also include educational outings (“sorties pédagogiques”) which are part of the curriculum of these courses and allow students to practice their French in real situations outside the classroom, in the Parisian everyday life. To progress consistently, students must be diligent and participate regularly and actively in classes.

The course is aimed at all international students, whatever their level of initial French, who wish to acquire and perfect their skills in spoken and written French to prepare for the TCF, DELF and DALF exams and thus integrate a university or a higher business school.

For students wishing to take the DALF or the DELF exam, the course includes exam preparation lessons, with two afternoon classes per week focused on DELF and DALF exam preparation.

Depending on the students’ objectives and their initial level of French, this Intensive academic year French course can thus include an intensive French course of 20 to 35 hours per week, and a DALF or DELF preparation course of 4 or 8 weeks.

Contact us to tell us your objectives and your level of French and we will send you one or more long term course program proposals.

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You are never too old to learn French – Join a French course!

You are never too old to learn French!

Join a course at our ACCORD School in Paris and immerse yourself in the French language.
You can learn anything no matter how old you are and learning a foreign language is no different!
You have always dreamed of improving on your school French and never had time.
You have always wanted to spend more time in Paris, explore the city and become confident speaking in French about the things you are interested in, French cinema, gastronomy, literature, history etc. or just to enjoy chatting with other French people at the local café about the current news.

So join a course at our ACCORD School in Paris and make your dream come true. Learning a foreign language at an older age gives you an exciting purpose, discovering a new culture, exchanging with new friends who are also learning French in the same class as you. It can even prevent cognitive decline.

Now you have more time why not devote it to language learning and focus on learning French again, the French you want to learn and improve… you don’t want to spend time working on too many French written and grammar exercises the way you did in your school days, you want to be able to communicate confidently, to read the French newspaper, watch French films, learn French songs, etc.

The best way to learn a language is to immerse yourself in the language and living in the country, this is the only way to really improve quickly and be confident in speaking the language.
ACCORD School in Paris is the perfect place for you as you will be placed in a French class of your level with students of all ages, some younger than you and some older too, from the four corners of the world. Not only will you be able to improve French, but you will also make friends with your classmates whilst studying at ACCORD School.

You can join the Oral Communication course so you can optimise your progress in speaking and communicate confidently in French, or you may prefer to join a morning French course so you have the afternoons free to visit your favourite places in Paris, Montmartre and the Musée Dali, the Quartier Latin and the Ile Saint-Louis, or simply spend the afternoon reading a magazine after a picnic lunch overlooking the Eiffel Tower on the Champ de Mars, a few minutes’ walk from your ACCORD School.

So what are you waiting for? Join us in Paris and enjoy improving your French at our school and enjoying spending time in Paris.

Contact us to choose with us the French language course that you like the most, and don’t wait, come take a French course at ACCORD Paris!
Have a look at all the French courses we offer at ACCORD Paris: semi-intensive courses, intensive French courses, courses dedicated to oral communication, grammar & writing French lessons, and many others…

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The 10 must-see places in Paris – Monuments and famous places

The 10 must-see places in Paris

Paris, the capital of France and the City of Light, is renowned for its timeless charm, romance, and iconic landmarks. With a rich history that spans centuries, the city boasts an array of majestic monuments that inspire awe and capture the imaginations of visitors from around the world. From architectural marvels to cultural landmarks, here are 10 must-see places in Paris that showcase the grandeur and beauty of the City of Light.

The 10 must-see places in Paris

Eiffel Tower:
No visit to Paris is complete without seeing the Eiffel Tower, an iconic symbol of France and a masterpiece of iron architecture. Undoubtedly the most famous symbol of Paris, the Eiffel Tower dominates the city’s skyline. Ascend to its summit for breathtaking panoramic views or admire its intricate iron lattice from the Champ de Mars. This architectural masterpiece, erected in 1889, embodies the spirit of Paris and is a testament to human ingenuity. Confirmed by students from the ACCORD language school, surely the number 1 of the 10 must-see places in Paris!

Louvre Museum:
A true treasure trove of art and history, the Louvre Museum is a must-visit for any art enthusiast. Home to the enigmatic Mona Lisa, the museum houses a vast collection spanning thousands of years. Marvel at masterpieces like the Winged Victory of Samothrace and the Venus de Milo as you stroll through its opulent halls. The Louvre Museum is a cultural gem that should not be missed. Confirmed without hesitation by students from the ACCORD language school, Le Louvre is the number 2 of the 10 must-see places in Paris.

Notre-Dame Cathedral:
A masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the Notre-Dame Cathedral leaves visitors in awe with its stunning stained glass windows, imposing gargoyles, and ornate sculptures. Despite the tragic fire in 2019, Notre-Dame remains a symbol of Gothic architecture and French history.

Arc de Triomphe:
Nestled at the western end of the renowned Champs-Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe is a tribute to Napoleon Bonaparte’s military achievements. Ascend to the top for a spectacular view of the city’s avenues radiating outward and witness the Eternal Flame honouring the unknown soldiers.

Sacré-Cœur Basilica:
Perched atop Montmartre hill, the Sacré-Cœur Basilica offers a peaceful retreat from the bustle of the city. Admire its Roman-Byzantine architecture and breathtaking mosaics before soaking in the panoramic views of Paris from its grand steps. And don’t forget to visit the Musée de Montmartre, a hidden gem of a museum for those in the know! Montmartre is for sure one of the must-see places in Paris where students from the ACCORD school like to meet, on the Place du Tertre, to have a drink or to be drawn by a caricaturist.

Palace of Versailles:
Just outside Paris lies the opulent Palace of Versailles, a testament to French monarchy’s grandeur with its lavish gardens and grand halls. Explore its lavish halls decorated with intricate details, stroll through the manicured gardens, and relish the splendour that once housed French kings and queens.

Centre Pompidou:
For contemporary art enthusiasts, the Centre Pompidou is a must-see. With its futuristic architecture and vibrant artistic displays, this cultural centre hosts a vast collection of modern and contemporary masterpieces, including works by Picasso, Dalí, and Warhol.

Musée d’Orsay:
Housed in a former railway station, the Musée d’Orsay is a treasure trove of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art. Admire masterpieces by Monet, Renoir, and Van Gogh as you wander through its beautifully curated galleries.

A true architectural gem, Sainte-Chapelle enchants visitors with its stunning stained glass windows, which tell biblical stories in intricate detail. Be prepared to be transported to a world of ethereal beauty as the sunlight filters through the vibrant hues of the glass.

Père Lachaise cemetery:
The cemetery is home to famous people and equally famous graves. Some of the tombstones are recognised as “historical monuments” so have listed status. It’s like being in a museum! One of the famous names is Jim Morrison from The Doors. For sure one of the must-see places in Paris, and the number 1 for all who love the music of the DOORS.

Paris is a place of enchantment, where history, art, and romance intertwine to captivate students coming to Paris to learn French in France at ACCORD language school.

Learn French in Paris at ACCORD FLE school:

To fully enjoy Paris, come take a French course at ACCORD Paris and practice what you have learned in class by visiting Paris and talking with Parisians. The school is located near the Eiffel Tower and near the quay where you can board a cruise on the Seine (day or night!).

Learn French at Accord and enjoy a Culinary Voyage through Paris:
If you’re a true food aficionado, make sure to chat with your professors about their favourite places and recommendations to eat in the city! Bon appétit!

One of the advantages of ACCORD: Lessons outside the classroom – Walking in Paris lessons
ACCORD teachers’ ultimate goal is to help you reach a level of fluency where you will be able to communicate efficiently and effectively in French. This is why “sorties pédagogiques” (Lessons outside the classroom) are an integral part of the French course you book and are organised so that students are placed in an authentic environment, enabling them to practice what they have learnt in the classroom. A fantastic oppotunity to also discover the must-see places in Paris with ACCORD.

Exploring the city’s must-see monuments provides a glimpse into the rich tapestry of Parisian culture and heritage. From the iconic Eiffel Tower to the mesmerizing Sainte-Chapelle, these monuments embody the timeless charm and grandeur for which the City of Light is celebrated.
Plan your visit, immerse yourself in the wonders of Paris, and be prepared to be forever captivated by its splendour.

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Long-term French Courses in France

Long-Term French Courses in France – Learn French in Paris

Long-term French courses in France are designed for students who want to learn French over a longer period and improve all four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), prepare for a French exam or prepare for higher education in France. The duration of these courses can be one term, one semester or one academic year, but it can also be just one or two months.

ACCORD French language school in Paris offers a wide range of long-term French courses, whether you need to learn French for private or professional reasons, or to start or continue higher education studies in France.

Starting Dates: Long-Term French courses at ACCORD language school are open all year round and students can start a course any Monday if they are not complete beginners (starting dates for complete beginners: one starting date beginning of each month – Contact us to receive the course dates).

Intensity and duration: The number of course hours of the Long-Term French Courses in France range from 20 to 46 lessons per week and therefore vary in intensity and duration:

You can choose between two semi-intensive courses of 20 lessons per week and 7 intensive courses of 26 to 46 lessons per week. Three course programs to prepare for French exams (DELF, DALF, Abitur, ILS, GCSE and A/AS levels) are also offered, from 34 to 38 lessons per week.

For those who want or need to significantly improve their written French, a course of 38 lessons per week is offered, with three afternoon lessons dedicated solely to written French and grammar.

For those who want or need to improve their oral communication, an oral communication course of 34 lessons per week is offered, with two afternoon lessons solely dedicated to oral comprehension and oral expression.

Total flexibility guaranteed: no ACCORD French language program requires you to follow the same course throughout your stay and you can decide at any time to add additional lessons or change programs.

For example, you can register for a term (i.e. 12 weeks) in an intensive course of 26 lessons per week and ask at any time to add lessons in writing and grammar, for example, or oral communication to this course. You will only have to pay the small difference in price between the course you registered for and the more intensive course which includes these writing-grammar lessons. And you can do this for two or three weeks only, if you wish. You can of course choose oral communication lessons and not only take grammar writing lessons.

You can also, if you wish, change your course program by choosing to follow, for example, the DELF preparation course for the last 4 weeks of your stay. This time again, you will only have to pay the small difference in price between the course for which you registered and this DELF exam preparation course.

On the last day of their stay at ACCORD French Language School, each student is given a certificate indicating the duration and level of the course(s) taken, based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

If you do not know which French language course to choose, do not hesitate to contact us and ask us to make you program proposals and their prices. So you can decide with complete peace of mind which course you are going to register for to start your stay in France… knowing that you can add additional lessons at any time, and for a very low price.

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French language course for beginner in France

French language course for beginner in France

How do I select a high quality French language course for beginner in France?

Selecting a high quality French language course for beginner in France involves careful consideration of various factors to ensure an effective and enjoyable learning experience.
Here’s a guide to help you to select the best French language course for beginner in France for you:

Define Your Goals
Clearly outline your French language learning objectives. Whether it’s basic conversational skills, travel preparation, or a foundation for more advanced studies in France or in your country, knowing your goals will guide your course selection. For example, if you want to pursue university studies in France, you will need to choose a course that will allow you to prepare for a French exam. If you want to take a course to make the most of your holiday in France, then a semi-intensive French language course will be sufficient. To determine your choice of French language course, do not hesitate to contact us.

Choose a Qualité FLE Accredited School
Look for a French language school that is accredited by recognized language education organisations such as “Qualité FLE”. Accreditation ensures that the language school meets established standards for quality instruction and premises. ACCORD Paris French language school is accredited “Qualité FLE” since 2007, and with the highest marks in all domains (French courses, premises, teachers…).

Structured Curriculum
Check if the French language course for beginners offers a structured curriculum specifically designed for beginners. A well-organized curriculum will cover essential grammar, vocabulary, and conversational basics, providing a solid foundation. Ensure the course starts at the beginner level and offers clear progression to higher levels.

Classes and Levels of French
Make sure the school guarantees open classes for the complete beginner level. A language school like ACCORD Paris guarantees classes for complete beginners with a starting dates’ calendar published on its website, which is a guarantee that classes for complete beginners will open at the announced dates. These starting dates for complete beginners are also published on line on each French course page on the ACCORD Paris website.

Interactive Learning Methods
Look for a French course for beginner that incorporates interactive learning methods. Activities, games, and real-life scenarios can make the learning experience engaging and help beginners grasp concepts more effectively. This is ACCORD’s teaching method, used for 35 years, and based on the use of authentic teaching materials, such as newspaper and magazine articles.

Cultural Integration
Choose a French language course for beginner that integrates cultural elements into the curriculum. Understanding French culture alongside language learning enhances the overall experience and provides context for language use. Included in the educational program of the ACCORD school are “educational outings” which allow students to follow part of their course outside the classroom and to practice in “real life” what they learn in class.

Progress Assessments
Check if the French course includes regular progress assessments. Assessments help beginners track their development, identify areas for improvement, and ensure they are on the right track with their language learning journey.

Additional Support Services
Inquire about any additional support services offered by the language school. Beginners may benefit from extra workshops, or tutoring sessions to supplement their learning as well as assistance to select and book an accommodation. The ACCORD school offers you lessons dedicated to written French, grammar, and/or oral communication. You can decide to add these additional lessons at any time because the organization of the school is very flexible. Tutoring is also offered at the end of the day.

If you look for a French language course for beginner in Paris, better ask the school for an accommodation in a selected Parisian host family, with half board. Family accommodation with half board (breakfast and dinner every day) will be the best way for you to put into practice what you have learned in class. You will find that a stay with a host family will allow you to progress even more quickly.

Location Convenience
Consider the location of the language school. Choose a school that is conveniently located, making it easy for beginners to attend classes and explore the city, fostering a positive and stress-free learning experience. Located in the lively 15th arrondissement, and nearby the Eiffel Tower, the ACCORD French language school is located in a safe and very lively environment at the same time.

By considering these factors, beginners can find a French language course for beginner in France that not only meets their immediate learning needs but also sets the stage for a successful language-learning journey.

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