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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French AS-A Level Exam Preparation

Book a French AS-A Level Exam Preparation in France at the ACCORD Paris French Language School

Time flies and in a flash it will be time for you to take your exams whether it be for your AS-Levels, A-Levels, Highers or university. Do you feel like you could do with some extra work brushing up your French language skills before exam day? Use your half term to visit ACCORD language school in Paris to freshen up your French, soak up the local culture and give yourself the edge.

French AS-A Level Exam Preparation

Revising for an AS-A level French exam may seem worrying, but it is by preparing as best as possible that you will no longer have any fear. Practicing exam questions and French vocabulary can help you pass this exam in the best conditions.

Speaking and listening struggles

Do you struggle to keep up when you hear a French person speaking? Or maybe reacting quickly whilst speaking is tricky for you. You’re not alone. Speaking and listening come a lot easier when you’re taken out of your comfort zone and placed in a situation where you’re completely surrounded by the language itself. And there’s no escape from French at ACCORD! You’re in Paris, the staff all speak French and even thought the students come from all over the world, the only language they can all communicate in is French. There’s no way you of escaping into your mother tongue. Your brain will be forced to start thinking in French and before you know it, you’ll be rattling away fluently and naturally when taking a French AS-A Level Exam Preparation.

Confidence boost

Are you someone who doesn’t enjoy exams and gets nervous beforehand? Again, you’re not alone. According to Ofqual, 16.4% of students described themselves as “highly test anxious” in a major student of 14-16 year olds. It’s not that you can’t do it; it’s that the anxiety makes you think you can’t do it. But you can… There’s nothing quite like a little confidence boost to make you realise that anything is possible and although it won’t clear your test anxiety, it should give you a little peace of mind before you go into your exam.

An AS-A Level Exam Preparation in France at ACCORD language school will give you the confidence that you can nail that oral exam and you can use the third person subjunctive like a pro! We can’t do anything about your nerves come exam day, but we can give you the confidence that you have the skills in French!

One-to-one requirements

Is there one specific area that you’re really struggling with in French? If you’re in a class of 30 students then it can be hard for the teacher to get around to addressing your individual issues, which means that one niggle can weigh on your mind. Knowing when to use “tu” and “vous” is a minefield, the subjunctive is a law unto itself, and conjugation can be hardcore.

At ACCORD language school, you can book one-to-one lessons with our French teachers so we can address anything that you’d like to work on, no matter how specific. You don’t have to book a full week of them, you could just take a couple of hours after your morning French lesson. Since it will just be you and the teacher, there will be no interruptions from other students. Your focus will just be on your specific subject. So put your mind at ease and put your French troubles behind you with a few one-to-one lessons at ACCORD!

ACCORD School in Paris offers French AS-A Level Exam preparation courses all year round. Just book a week or more to optimise the chance of getting the best marks for your French A Level.

AS and A Level Exam Preparation Courses

There are 3 options available (26 or 29 hours/week), so choose the one which would suit you best.
Once you have enrolled in the course, you will be sent a ‘Test de niveau’ and a questionnaire specifically about your exam needs. ACCORD’s teachers can include your needs in the afternoon lessons dedicated to exam preparation your specific requirements.
And you will be living in Paris, so when classes are finished you can explore the most beautiful city in the world whilst keeping practising your French. You can also stay with one of ACCORD’s fantastic host families, on a half-board basis (breakfast and dinner every day). So you can live like a true Parisian in a family home whilst you are studying at the school.

And of course, you can come with your classmates and join the AS-A Level exam preparation course.

What are you waiting for? You’ll have such a great experience, and you are sure to make great progress and get top marks in your exam.
And if you need any other information before to book your course, don’t hesitate to contact us by email or using the online contact form.

The ACCORD French language school is located in the 15th arrondissement of Paris, nearby the Eiffel TowerACCORD Language School: 3bis rue Jean-Pierre Bloch, 75015 Paris, France.
Since 2007 ACCORD has been awarded ‘Qualité FLE’, the French as a Foreign Language Quality Label, with the best and highest marks in all domains.
ACCORD Paris language school is recommended by the editorial staff of PARIS MOVE

At ACCORD you can also select one of these exam preparation courses:
DELF exam preparation course
DELF exam preparation lessons
DALF exam preparation course
ILC French exam preparation course

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Intensive French in Paris – Learn French in France

Intensive French in Paris 

To learn French in France, don’t hesitate and join an Intensive French in Paris program. Study French in France with ACCORD, a Private Institute of Higher Education and an accredited Qualité FLE French Language School.

Location: The program takes place in the heart of Paris, France, offering an authentic and immersive French experience. The ACCORD French Language School is located at walking distance of the Eiffel Tower and the famous Champs de Mars.
ACCORD Language School: 3bis rue Jean-Pierre Bloch, 75015 Paris, France.

Duration: An intensive program is typically lasting 4-8 weeks, designed to accelerate your French language skills, but you can enroll for just one week or two.

Flexibility: ACCORD Language School offers a wide choice of French intensive and semi-intensive French courses with flexible dates and durations. We are always available to advise you during your stay at ACCORD so you choose the lessons which suit you best.
Dowload the list of the courses proposed at ACCORD and their dates and prices.

Language Immersion: You’ll be surrounded by the French language daily, providing an ideal environment for language learning, especially if you also book a host family accommodation.

An Intensive French in Paris program also means:

Cultural Exposure: Paris is a global cultural hub, offering exposure to art, history, fashion, and cuisine.

Language Courses: You’ll receive daily language instruction, covering speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in a multinational class of your level of French.

Experienced Instructors: Our Intensive French in Paris programs are teached by skilled and native-speaking French instructors.

Nationality mix: You’ll meet students from various countries, providing a rich cultural exchange. At ACCORD we have no nationality over 12%. We welcome students of 40+ different countries!

Academic Credit: Our French language programs offer the possibility of earning academic credits.

Enjoy Paris: You’ll have the chance to explore Paris, visit famous historical sites, and practice your language skills in real-life settings.

Housing Options: Students often have the choice of living with nice Parisian host families or in apparthotels.

Conversation Partners: You might have opportunities to connect with native speakers for language exchange.

Networking: The Intensive French in Paris program can help you build international connections and friendships.

Resume Enhancement: Proficiency in a second language is an asset in many career fields.

Preparation for Further Studies: If you plan to study in France, our French language courses can help improve your language skills.

Exploration of French Culture: Beyond the language, you’ll gain a deep understanding of French culture and customs.

Travel Opportunities: Being in France, from Paris you can easily explore neighboring countries during weekends and breaks.

Life Experience: Studying in Paris offers a life-changing experience, fostering personal growth and independence.

ACCORD French Language School is registered as a Private Institute of Higher Education (n°588 at the Academy of Paris – Ministry of Education), accredited by the official “Qualité FLE” and is member of CAMPUS FRANCE and SOUFFLE (professional organisation for French as a foreign language training centres).

Learn French in France with ACCORD Paris, the best way to improve your French language skills in the most beautiful city in the world! To learn French in France, don’t hesitate and join an Intensive French course in Paris.

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Study Abroad Programs in France

Popular Study Abroad Programs in France

For students who are interested in studying abroad while learning or improving their French, Paris is an extremely popular study abroad destination. The famous ACCORD Paris Language  School in partnership with IKI-PGS and the CIA in Antibes offers many Study Abroad Programs in France.

Paris is a vibrant destination for study abroad students looking to study French before to continue their studies in France in architecture, art, fashion design, and more.

One of the advantages of building your own study abroad program is that you can select the type of French language course (intensive, semi-intensive, super-intensive) and its duration (from a few weeks to several months) according to YOUR needs and objectives. So, depending on your level of French, you can choose to come in the summer to follow a short-term program or during the year, on the date you want, to follow a course lasting several months. You choose your French course and you determine how long your program in France should last. Many universities and schools accept credit from these programs, even if their own study abroad department offers its own study abroad program as well.

Popular Study Abroad Programs in France

Study in France with IKI-Paris Graduate School and ACCORD

IKI-Paris Graduate School offers all year round a full range of well reputed Masters, MBA, MPhil (Pre PhD) as well as BA Foundation programs. The IKI-PGS School and ACCORD partnership combines the academic expertise of IKI and ACCORD Paris to offer foreign students looking for a highquality study abroad program a fantastic jointly taught program, making them ever more attractive to employers.

Key elements of the IKI-Paris Graduate School & ACCORD joint programme:

• The 20 hours per week French language course taught face-to-face on the IKI-ACCORD campus nearby the Eiffel Tower is shared with extensive online support through IKI-Paris Graduate School professors and staff.
• The IKI-Paris academic programs are taught entirely in English, preparing the students to work in a multinational environment.
• Dedicated Virtual Learning Environment: IKI-Paris Graduate School portal.
• Students receive two awards, one from each partner institution, doubling the prestige and recognition of the degree.

For more information, please contact IKI-Paris Graduate School by email at info@ikinstitute.org or info@parisgraduateschool.org or use the ACCORD online contact form.

Learn French in Paris with ACCORD

The PARIS-MOVE editorial team has selected the Private Institute ACCORD as the French language school to learn French in France. The ACCORD French language school in Paris is accredited “Qualité FLE” for the fifth time in a row. ACCORD is member of CAMPUS FRANCE  and SOUFFLE, professional organisation for French as a foreign language training centres.

Don’t hesitate any longer and choose one of the courses offered by the ACCORD Paris school: 2 semi-intensive courses, more than 10 intensive courses and 3 super intensive courses.
Starting dates every Monday for all levels except complete beginners, and book for a few weeks to several months.

French in France with ACCORD and the CIA-Antibes

By learning French in France, in Paris and in Antibes, you will appreciate what each of these two famous cities has to offer. For example the famous monuments for Paris, and in Antibes, the sea.

Study abroad programs in France
Follow a French course at ACCORD then a French course at Antibes, with the possibility of modulating your course. An intensive or super-intensive French language course in Paris then a semi-intensive French course in Antibes. Or the reverse, especially if you want to visit many monuments in Paris.

To go to your two French Language Schools in France:
To go from Paris to Antibes, nothing could be easier! All you have to do is take the TGV (high-speed train).

Recommended accommodation in your two French Language Schools in France:
Accommodation recommended in Parisa lovely host family
Accommodation recommended in Antibes: a very nice residence

To register for this Paris-Antibes program, nothing could be simpler. Contact us and tell us how long you want to stay in Paris and in Antibes. We will send you a complete proposal.

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French Language Courses for Au Pair

French Language Courses for Au Pair

An Au Pair stay is an excellent way to combine a language stay with a childcare activity by staying with a French family in Paris. It is a life experience that allows you to combine learning the French language, discovering French culture, and participating in the everyday life of a Parisian family. ACCORD Language School offers to accompany you in your Au Pair experience with high quality French language courses for Au Pair in multinational classes of 14 students maximum (average is 10).

To help you enjoy and optimize your Au Pair stay in Paris, ACCORD offers afternoon courses of 6 and 9 hours per week, with the flexibility of always being able to add additional lessons according to your schedule and take 12 or 15 hours of French whenever you want. 

French Language Courses for Au Pair:

Course content depends on the lessons you choose as you can book a French course of 6, 9, 12 or 15 hours/week.

Discover the French language and the French culture within our afternoon classes and progress in your written and spoken French with one of our French Language Courses for Au Pair:

  • Oral Communication, 6 hours’ course: Monday and Friday afternoons
  • Grammar & Written French, 6h/week: Tuesday and Thursday afternoons
  • Grammar & Written French, 9h/week: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons
  • Oral Communication + Grammar & Written French9h/week: Monday, Tuesday and Friday afternoons
  • Oral Communication + Grammar & Written French, 12h/week: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons
  • Oral Communication + Grammar & Written French, 15h/week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons

Timetable:
from 14:00 to 17:00

Level of French:
From complete beginner to advanced. Level scale according to the European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Duration:
from one month to one year.

Flexibility:
At any time during your stay at ACCORD you can decide to add one or more afternoon lessons for only a low fee. You can add these classes for one week only or a few weeks. Our Course Director will always be on hand to help you choose the lessons that best suit your needs.

French Language Courses for Au Pair Starting dates:
Any time if you’re not a complete beginner.
Starting dates for complete beginners can be downloaded from here.

Prices:
Download our prices and visit the web pages dedicated to these courses on our Learn French in France website.

Non-UE residents – Visa information:

The ACCORD pre-enrolment certificate is valid to apply for the first time to a student visa, when the Au Pair student is still in his/her home country. This pre-enrolment document can also be used to establish the Au Pair contract at the DIRECCTE (this has to be done by your host family).

What is the procedure to obtain a Visa as an Au Pair?

To come to Paris and follow one of our French Language Courses for Au Pair you must request your visa from the CAMPUS FRANCE office and the French Consulate in your country of origin or country of residence. You need to present our ACCORD pre-enrolment certificate confirming that you booked and will attending a French course as well as the placement agreement signed by the French/ Parisian family.

To request your ACCORD pre-enrolment certificate, you need to:

  • book your course online, using our secure server,
  • pay the deposit of 500 euro to get the ACCORD pre-enrolment certificate (a secure link will be sent to you for a payment by credit card, but you can also pay by Bank transfer),
  • send us by email copy of your passport,
  • and eventually all other information our Booking department will ask you for.

As soon as your booking is accepted, we will send you the pre-enrolment certificate by email as PDF document. It can also be sent by post, but the reception delay can be between one and four weeks, according to the country concerned. If you ask to receive it by courier, you will have to pay a 130 euro fee that you can pay by credit card (a secure internet link will be sent to you).

Very important:
When you submit your application to your CAMPUS FRANCE office, do not forget to specify that you have registered for a French course at ACCORD, an accredited “Qualité FLE” school and a member of CAMPUS FRANCE.

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Do you want to register your French Language Courses for Au Pair with ACCORD?
Our online registration process is very simple. Just click here: Online Registration form.
And if you need any other information before to book your course, don’t hesitate to contact us by email or using the Online contact form.
ACCORD Language School: 3bis rue Jean-Pierre Bloch, 75015 Paris, France.
ACCORD Paris language school is recommended by the editorial staff of PARIS MOVE

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Introducing… the Louvre Museum

Introducing… the Louvre Museum

Welcome back to the latest in our Introducing series where we give you an insight into the French capital’s best-known landmarks if it’s your first time here plus some quirky facts if you’ve been here before. This time we’re introducing you to the Louvre museum, one of the biggest attractions in Paris and just half an hour on the metro from ACCORD Language School. Ready to explore?

Fast facts

Let’s review some facts that you’ve probably already heard before but just in case you haven’t… the Louvre is both the biggest and the most-visited museum in the world with 15,000 visitors in attendance at any given time. It was originally meant to be a fortress but was turned into a royal palace in the 16th century before becoming a museum in the late 18th century.
If you allocated 30 seconds to each and every item in the Louvre then it would take you 100 days to visit the entire museum (that’s not including breaks, meals or sleep!). It’s home to arguably the most famous painting in the world, the Mona Lisa (we’ll come back to her later), and perhaps the most controversial architectural feature in recent history, the glass pyramid (which the Parisians hated when it first appeared). You can find out more about the history of France and Paris during your French language and culture lessons at ACCORD!

The Louvre Museum during World War II

During the Second World War, the Nazis looted homes and businesses for art all over France. The Louvre was emptied out and used as a storeroom to house all the stolen goods. What happened to all the art housed in the Louvre before the Nazi invasion? Well, Hitler’s army had already begun its systematic looting of artworks from homes and businesses in Germany so the museum’s director, Jacques Jaujard, thought it was only a matter of time before the same happened to his museum. He had 200 trucks carry nearly 2000 boxes of the Louvre’s treasures between August and December 1939, so that when the Nazi soldier’s reached the museums, they were met by empty frames. Despite the artworks having to be moved around several times to keep them out of enemy hands, miraculously none of the Louvre’s treasures were damaged or went missing!

The Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum

Everyone knows the Mona Lisa hangs in the Louvre, but did you know that she was once stolen? Long before security cameras and sensors, an Italian museum worker hid in a storage cupboard so he could stay inside the museum at the end of his shift. Once everyone had left the museum, he stuffed the painting into his jacket, spent the night in the Louvre and walked out the next morning with a masterpiece. The painting wasn’t as famous then as it is now so it took a day or two for people to notice it was missing and it made headlines around the world. Pablo Picasso was suspected of stealing the artwork until the culprit tried to sell it to an Italian art dealer who informed the authorities. The Mona Lisa was found safe and sound… and that’s why she’s so famous today! Depending on the overall level of the class, your teacher may well ask you to write a news article in French covering the great art heist at ACCORD Paris. Whilst we’re on the subject of the Mona Lisa, you may not realise that Da Vinci painted the artwork on two separate occasions so the one hanging in the Louvre may well be the copy he produced at a later date. Mind blown.

The Louvre Museum and its Urban Legends

The Louvre has a lot of history behind it so it’s no surprise that it has its fair share of urban legends that may or may not be true. First up is the 666 myth that there are 666 panes of glass in the glass pyramid (the locals really did not like it). Never fear, there’s no sign of the devil in the pyramid as any mathematician would tell you it wasn’t possible and there are actually 673 window panes. If you’re a fan of Dan Brown then you’ll know that The Da Vinci Code speculates that Mary Magdalene is buried under the inverted pyramid in the Louvre’s underground shopping centre. She probably isn’t but you’ll have fun spotting the people visiting the museum to try to see for themselves! Some visitors and museum workers believe that the corridors at the Louvre are haunted by a mummy called Belphegor. Then a ghost dressed in red has been seen on several occasions in the Tuileries Gardens surrounding the museum and has been described as “totally unthreatening”. Have you ever encountered a ghost at a museum? Share the story with your fellow French students at ACCORD Language School during your French class. Happy ghost hunting!

The Louvre, 75001, Paris, France
Hours & Prices
Closed on Tuesdays – Free entry for under 18s

You are looking for the Best French Courses in France?

Select one of the Accredited French Language Courses proposed by a Qualité FLE school. Study French in France with ACCORD Language School in the beautiful capital, Paris. ACCORD is an accredited Qualité FLE Private Institute of High Education.

ACCORD Language School near the Eiffel Tower: Founded in 1988, the all year round French language school is located just a few minutes’ walk from the famous Eiffel Tower, the Champs de Mars, the Musée du Quai Branly, the Invalides, the Seine river and the Bateaux Parisiens, and opposite the Eiffel Tower, the Trocadéro and its famous gardens and fountains. The ACCORD Language School is recommended by the editorial staff of PARIS MOVE

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15 reasons to learn French in Paris with ACCORD French Institute

15 reasons to learn French in Paris with ACCORD French Institute

Why 15 ?
Because the ACCORD French Institute is located in the 15th arrondissement of Paris, nearby the Eiffel Tower.
Address: 3bis rue Jean-Pierre Bloch, 75015 Paris, France

What better way to learn French than in Paris, the city of artists, French cuisine and fashion. Here are 15 very good reasons to come to France to study the language of Victor Hugo, Proust and Serge Gainsbourg at the ACCORD French Institute.

1. A French language school located in the heart of Paris, nearby the Eiffel Tower:
Located in the 15th arrondissement, a very popular and lively Parisian area, the ACCORD French Institute offers its students a peaceful and historic setting. After classes, students can either enjoy the atmosphere of the lively neighbourhood with its cafés, bistros, ‘boulangeries’ (bakeries) and typical restaurants or they can enjoy a walk on the Champs de Mars till the Eiffel Tower and the Seine river. Our recommendation? Don’t hesitate and select our partner, the Bateaux Parisiens, to make a boat cruise. You will discover Paris from the heart of the town, from the Seine river.

2. An accredited school, a guarantee of quality:
Since 2007 ACCORD French Institute has been awarded ‘Qualité FLE’, the French as a Foreign Language Quality Label, with the best and highest marks in all domains. ACCORD French language school is registered as Private Institute of Higher education and is member of CAMPUS FRANCE and SOUFFLE.FLE (professional organisation for French as a foreign language training centres).

3. Intensive French courses that prepare you for French exams:
ACCORD French Institute offers French programs that prepare you for French exams: TCF, DELF, DALF. All intensive courses are designed to prepare the TCF as well as the DELF exams as they contain all the pedagogical content requested to take both exams. If you want to prepare the DELF or the DALF exam in the best conditions, join the DELF afternoon lessons or the DALF afternoon lessons which are available each Tuesday and Wednesday.
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4. Variety of French language courses:
ACCORD offers a wide range of French language courses to cater to different levels and needs, from beginners to advanced learners. You can choose your French language course from two semi-intensive courses of 15 hours/week, ten intensive courses (from 20 hours to 35 hours/week), three preparation courses for the DELF, DALF, A/AS level, ILC and Abitur exams, a Business French program in a mini-group and a legal French program also in a mini-group as well as courses proposed in partnership with IKI Paris Graduate School.
Download the 2024 dates & prices

5. Examination center:
ACCORD French Institute is an examination center for the TCF TP, TCF IRN, TCF Québec and TCF Canada.
The dates and prices of the TCF exams are available on the ExamensParis website.

6. A passionate teaching staff:
ACCORD Paris teaching method is based on a dynamic approach to teaching French, a high-quality teaching method recognised by many international partners, and a team of experienced teachers involved in creating their own teaching material and constantly updating ACCORD’s teaching method.

7. Over 35 years of experience:
Every year since 1988 ACCORD French Institute welcomes more than 1,800 students from over 40 different nationalities who come to learn French in Paris.
Great nationality mix in the ACCORD French school: no nationality over 12%.

8. A “boutique school” on a human scale:
Push the school door, enter the school and you will be welcomed as if you were in your second family. ACCORD Paris is a “boutique school” on a human scale. The classes have no more than 14 students per class (average is 10) which allows the teachers to have a real follow-up with all students, whatever their level of French. The administrative team at the reception area as well as the Head of studies are always there to listen to you, help you, advise you.

9. Flexibility:
ACCORD Language School offers a wide choice of French courses and study programs with flexible dates and durations. The ACCORD staff is always available to advise you during your stay at ACCORD so you choose the French lessons which suit you best. ACCORD also offers inexpensive French courses to always have an answer for students with limited financial means.

10. An accommodation service to meet everyone’s needs:
To ensure the best possible accommodation service, ACCORD has selected aparthotels and host families which allow students to choose the accommodation they want, according to their budget.
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11. An immersive learning environment:
In Paris you will be constantly immersed in the language, providing an ideal setting for language acquisition. “Sorties pédagogiques” (Walking in Paris lessons) are regularly organised so that students are placed in an authentic environment, enabling them to practice what they have learnt in the classroom whilst exploring Paris and its culture, as well as getting a better understanding of living in Paris.

12. No hidden fees:
When you enrol for a course at the ACCORD French Institute, there are no teaching materials/ books to buy. Everything is included in the price of the course, including level testing on arrival, teaching material and end of course certificate.

13. A “Course Certificate” and an “End of Course Teaching Assessment”:
At the end of your French language course, you will be given a “Course Certificate” stating the number of hours of attendance, your initial level and the level you have reached.
On request, you can also receive an “End of Course Teaching Assessment”, which includes a detailed analysis of your competence in the French language. This assessment is available at a cost of 50 euros. It includes the predicted level, the level achieved as well as the levels reached in the 4 skills, a detailed description of your abilities and progress in the different areas: oral, written and socio-cultural plus general comments. This assessment can be used at university (to earn credits) or for professional purposes (training course validation, CV, etc.).

14. The “Diplôme de Langue et Culture Françaises”:
At the end of your course, if you like, you can pass the exam to get the official “Diplôme de Langue et Culture Françaises”, recognised by the Académie de Paris, for just a 50 euro fee.
A sample of the Diploma can be viewed here.

15. Immerse yourself in an international atmosphere and make friends with students from all over the world:
Each year we welcome more than 1,800 students from over 40 different nationalities. A mix of languages and cultures that will allow you to meet students whose goal is the same as you, to study French, and who will remain your friends for dozens and dozens of years. During your stay at ACCORD, visit Paris with your course mates, go for a drink with them in a Parisian bistro, go eat with them in one of the typically French restaurants located near the school… these will be great memories for all of you!

Learn French in France with ACCORD French Institute, the best way to improve your French language skills in the most beautiful city in the world!

The ACCORD Paris language school is recommended by the editorial staff of PARIS MOVE.
ACCORD French Language School: 3bis rue Jean-Pierre Bloch, 75015 Paris, France.

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World Teachers’ Day at ACCORD Paris Tour Eiffel School

World Teachers’ Day at ACCORD Paris Tour Eiffel School

Today is October 5th and today is World Teachers’ Day! It highlights how education can fuel change in our world. It is a beacon of hope that empowers individuals, turns societies around and affects the future. So who is it that fuels this transformation? The devoted teachers who work so hard to inspire people of all ages and share their infectious love for learning.
Let’s take a quick look at the history of World Teachers’ Day and say a big thank you to our wonderful French teachers here at ACCORD Paris French language school.

A potted history

UNESCO launched World Teachers’ Day in 1994 to give the vital role that teachers play in shaping our society the recognition they deserve. It’s more than a celebration of teachers though. October 5th is the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO recommendation regarding the status of teachers and setting the standard for their rights and responsibilities on an international scale. Every year UNESCO uses it as a platform to address issues facing teachers today. The theme for this year’s World Teachers’ Day is “The teachers we need for the education we want: The global imperative to reverse the teacher shortage.”  The 2023 event puts the spotlight on the significant fall in teachers and how we must make recruitment and retention our focus to put the brakes on the decline.

World Teachers’ Day at ACCORD Paris Tour Eiffel School: Celebrations in Paris

UNESCO has unveiled an original photography exhibition celebrating teachers from all over the world as part of World Teachers’ Day. Not only does the exhibition display portraits and testimonials in recognition of teachers’ devotion, passion and commitment to shaping the future, but it will also present UNESCO’s campaigns to support teachers. Where can you see the exhibition? It’s just a 15 minute walk from ACCORD language school outside the UNESCO Headquarters at 7 Place de Fontenay.

World Teachers’ Day at ACCORD Paris Tour Eiffel School: Celebrating ACCORD’s teachers

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our teachers for everything that they do for our wonderful students in our French language courses. ACCORD language school has had its fair share of challenges in recent years, with the pandemic, lockdown and new premises, but our teachers have always been our students’ rock, providing support and guidance wherever possible. We would like to thank them for sharing our French language, culture, history, traditions and more with our students of all ages and all nationalities. On behalf of all our staff and students, we would like to wish (…) a very happy World Teachers’ Day!

How to get to the ACCORD Tour Eiffel school:

  • by Métro (underground/subway)
    Nearest stations: La Motte-Picquet Grenelle (lines 6, 8 and 10) and Dupleix (line 6)
    Other stations: Ecole Militaire (line 8), Bir-Hakeim (line 6)
  • by Bus: line no. 86 (Champ de Mars), line no. 82 (bus stops: Champ de Mars – Suffren, and/or Général Detrie), line no. 42 (bus stop: Desaix and/or Champ de Mars – Suffren)

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Discover with ACCORD the Spooky Paris

Discover with ACCORD the Spooky Paris

Paris may be known as the City of Lights, but it certainly has a dark side… With Halloween fast approaching, here are a few places to visit and things to do to venture into the French capital’s shadows. Prepare for thrills and chills as you see another side to Paris during your French course at ACCORD language school. Trick or treat? You decide!

Trick!  The Catacombs

Discover with ACCORD French language school the Spooky Paris! This is probably the best-known macabre landmark in Paris… The sign above the gate to the ossuary says it all: “Arrête! C’est ici l’empire de la Mort.” The site even set the scene for the 2014 horror film, As Above, So Below. The story began in the 18th century when remains from cemeteries were moved underground due to public health concerns in the city. This site used to be a network of quarries and was consecrated as the “Paris Municipal Ossuary” on April 7th 1786. It has always been known by its nickname, the Catacombs, because of the public’s fascination with Roman catacombs and the aura surrounding them. The site is as deep as a 5-storey building with 243 steps and covering 1.5km. The tour takes around 1.5 hours.
Visitor entrance: Catacombs of Paris, 1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy (place Denfert-Rochereau), 75014 Paris

Treat!  A Halloween Cruise

After your French language course at ACCORD the “Vedettes du Pont Neuf” boat company bring you a real treat for Halloween: a cruise on the River Seine. Get dressed up in a frightfully fabulous outfit, bask in the moonlight and set sail on the dark river with a blood red cocktail in your hand. Listen to terrifying tales about the French capital and uncover the dark secrets behind the famous landmarks you sail past on the 1 hour cruise. Do the monster mash as the DJ plays scarily good tunes and have some good old Halloween fun on October 31st!
Boarding point: Vedettes du Pont Neuf, 1 Square du Vert Galant, 75001 Paris

Trick!  Discover with ACCORD the Spooky Paris: the Père Lachaise Cemetry

The biggest cemetery in Paris is also one of the most haunted places in the French capital: Père Lachaise. You may run into the ghosts of the rock star Jim Morrison (who many claim to have caught wandering around the graveyard on camera), French prime minister Adolphe Thiers (who tugs your clothes if you get too close to his grave), Chopin (who had his heart removed after his death and walled inside a Polish church due to his fear of being buried alive) and Marcel Proust (who roams the cemetery in search of his lover). Are you feeling brave? Let us introduce you to Elisabeth Stroganov who is buried in a mausoleum here. The wealthy Russian died at 39 and left a challenge in her will: anyone brave enough to spend an entire year in her mausoleum would inherit a large sum of money. Many have tried but all have failed… and now it’s illegal to sleep in a mausoleum so that’s a good enough excuse to avoid it!
Père Lachaise: 16 Rue du Repos, 75020 Paris

Treat!  The Choco-Story Halloween Workshop

As the saying goes: “Trick or treat? Trick or treat? Give me something good to eat!” What could be better than a chocolatey treat after all that excitement? Take a tour of the chocolate museum before heading to the workshop to make your own chocolates using ingredients such as chili and garlic as well as a chocolate spider (it is Halloween after all)! The tour and Halloween workshop package is just a 25 minute metro ride away from ACCORD language school.
Discover with the ACCORD Paris Institute the Spooky Paris and go to the Choco-Story, 28 Bd de Bonne Nouvelle, 75010 Paris.

Best French language courses in France

You are looking for the Best French Courses in France?  Select one of the Accredited French Language Courses proposed by a Qualité FLE school and study French in France with ACCORD French Language School in the beautiful capital, Paris. ACCORD is an accredited Qualité FLE Private Institute of High Education.

ACCORD French Language School near the Eiffel Tower: Founded in 1988, the all year round French language school is located just a few minutes’ walk from the Eiffel Tower, the Champs de Mars, the Musée du Quai Branly, the Invalides, the Seine river and the Bateaux Parisiens.
ACCORD French Language School: 3bis rue Jean-Pierre Bloch, 75015 Paris, France
The ACCORD Paris language school is recommended by the editorial staff of PARIS MOVE

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