French Culture and Civilisation Lessons

French Culture and Civilisation Lessons

8 lessons 6 hours/week

8 lessons/week

One lesson = 45 minutes

6 hours/week

One hour = 60 minutes

Maximum 14 students/class

Average 10 to 11.


French Culture and Civilisation Course open to all levels, from complete beginner to advanced. In the CEFR there are six main levels, from A1 (basic user) to C2 (proficient user). At ACCORD Paris we also offer an A0 level for complete beginners.
Read more about the language levels at ACCORD


On arrival at the school, you will be given a written and an oral test to confirm your level.
Read more about our tests: ACCORD first day tests

Course Content

Timetable: Monday and Friday, from 14:15 to 17:15
Two afternoon workshops dedicated to the French Culture and Civilisation. Students work on specific topics such as: the Eiffel Tower, the Passages couverts, Montmartre, the Quartier du Marais, the Ile Saint Louis and Ile de la Cité, as well as French cinema, literature, French singers, etc.
For some topics, our teachers offer the class to dedicate part of the lesson to a visit related to the topic studied in class, for example the Champs de Mars nearby the Eiffel Tower and the ACCORD language School, the Trocadéro area (opposite the Eiffel Tower) Passage des PanoramasPassage JouffroyPassage VerdeauPassage des PrincesPassage du Caire (the oldest Parisian Passage).


A certificate will be given to each student at the end of the course.
Read more about our Certificate: ACCORD’s Certificate


At the end of your stay you also can take an exam to get the official “Diplôme de langue et culture françaises” recognised by the Académie de Paris. The exam is organised on Thursday afternoon and the fees are 50 euros.
Sample of the Diploma can be seen HERE

2021 Dates

Starting dates for all levels, except complete beginners: any Monday (except April 5th and November 1st).

Calendar for beginners: January 4th, February 1st, March 1st, March 29th, April 26th, May 17th, June 7th, July 5th, July 19th, August 2nd, August 16th, September 6th, October 4th, November 8th.

The school will be closed April 5th, May 13th, July 14th, November 1st, November 11th and from Saturday December 18th 2021 to Sunday January 9th 2022 included. The school will open on Monday January 10th 2022.

2022 Dates

Starting dates for all levels, except complete beginners: any Monday (except April 18th and August 15th)

Calendar for beginners: January 10th, February 7th, March 7th, April 4th, May 2nd, June 6th, July 4th, July 18th, August 8th, September 5th, October 3rd, November 7th.

The school will be closed April 18th, May 26th, July 14th, August 15th, November 1st, November 11th and from Saturday December 17th 2022 to Sunday January 8th 2023 included. The school will open on Monday January 9th 2023



1 - 4 weeks
100,00€ per week
5 - 8 weeks
90,00€ per week
9 - 12 weeks
80,00€ per week
13 + weeks
70,00€ per week


1 - 4 weeks
120,00€ per week
5 - 8 weeks
100,00€ per week
9 + weeks
90,00€ per week

Additional information

  • No registration fees and No hidden fees! Course Fees include level testing, teaching materials and end of course certificate.
  • The French Culture and Civilisation lessons are available all year round to adult students aged 16 and over.

Our recommendation

  • At any time during your stay you can decide to change your afternoon classes for the two Oral Communication lessons at no extra fee, or for the DALF and DELF exam preparation lessons at a very low fee. If you need to improve your writing and grammar skills, why not add our Writing/Grammar lessons available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 14:15 to 17:15?
  • Enrol for 6 weeks or more in our French Culture and Civilisation Course and ACCORD pays for your exam fees so you can take the Diplôme de langue et culture françaises.
  • And have a look at all our French courses at ACCORD Paris.