Do you want to learn French or improve your French?

Please find below:

  • a list of labelled “Qualité FLE” French schools in Paris and Paris Region (such as the Alliance Française which remains one of the references in French teaching in France and abroad). The course offer is very large and diverse, and for any budget.
  • a selection of resources to learn French online or in libraries
  • a selection of French learning opportunities per campus.

Good to know : some of our acc&ss centers offer French as a foreign language courses (FLE) en direct, for all or part of the public in international mobility they help. Please check :

Learn French, practice, improve your level with these websites and  applications!

  • Resources on the Internet

Discover life in France through webdocs (interactive documentaries on the internet). During this journey, workshops and games help to understand, learn and practice French.


Discover life in France through Webdocs (interactive documentaries on the internet). During this journey, workshops and games help to understand, learn and practice French.

Radio France International France (RFI)
Newspaper in simple French, listening exercises, preparation for TCF, teaching cards, online programs and other resources to practice and improve your French.

With QIOZ, learn languages for free with your favourite movies, series and documentaries!

Free educational e-magazine containing exercises, tests and games for learning French. This magazine is also a tool to promote French speaking. Resource and sharing site.

French language courses and exercises for learning French online for free.

Le Point du FLE is a directory of sites aimed at facilitating access to the best free French language resources (and those of other languages) available on the Internet. Interactive grammar, self-correct exercises, simulations. Le Point du FLE also designs and publishes its own self-correcting audio resources and exercises. For use in classrooms or for self-study.


  • Proofreaders

These free online proofreaders help you find and understand mistakes in a text.




  • Applications for smartphones :




You will find below courses offered by universities and other tracks and resources per campus.

With the Paris Town Hall – Municipal courses for adults

The Paris Town Council (Mairie de Paris) organises French as a foreign language courses every semester: from the end of September to February and from February to June; annually: from the end of September to June; or during the summer. They are given in Parisian schools. To enrol, apply at For more information on enrolment dates: visit or call 3975.

In libraries

The language space, a multimedia centre for self-study, allows you to improve your French, learn 26 other languages ​​and participate in conversation groups.
Conditions for admission:

Residents of Cité Internationale : free entry upon presentation of the Cité Internationale resident card.
External public :

– University members (students, professors, researchers): €3 per day or €40 for the annual card

– Non university members: €6 per day, € 10 on Sundays or€350 for the annual card.
To obtain the annual card, you must provide 2 photos and present proof of membership (student, professor or researcher card).

Eight libraries in Paris offer language methods, books, journals and texts read in foreign languages.

Several libraries offer methods to prepare for tests and exams in foreign languages: books, CDs, MP3 CDs, CD-ROMs. These documents can be borrowed free of charge.
You can also access interactive language learning modules online from your library member account

We first suggest you to check with your school: many schools or universities offer French courses to their international students or can offer them the services of a language centre.

At Paris Est Créteil university (UPEC)

It is possible to learn French at DELCIFE

At Gustave Eiffel university (known in the past as Paris Est Marne-la-Vallée university)

Check the French language courses offered by Gustave Eiffel university and contact your acc&ss services center.

At ESIEE Paris

ESIEE Paris has a language centre full of resources that is available to help students improve their language levels and learn about other cultures.

At Paris 8 university

  • Département Com-FLE de l’Université : French as a foreign language courses for students and PhD students of Paris 8 university.
  • CISED association, near the university : Association helping students of Paris 8 university (PhD students included). It offers among other courses French as a foreign language.

At Paris 13 university

French courses, digital resources… the language space of the University Paris 13 for its students, PhD students…

In Plaine Commune agglomeration

At Cergy Paris University

  • CENTRE DE LANGUE FRANCAISE : The French Language Centre of Cergy Paris university helps international students to develop their communication skills in French and to deepen their intercultural knowledge
  • Centre de ressources linguistiques : for students and staff of the Cergy Paris University; access to language learning software, including French as a foreign language

In Cergy-Pontoise area

At Paris Saclay university – with your host institutions

Some institutions offer French as a foreign language courses. Do not hesitate to consult the website of your host institution, your Human Resources department, your Doctoral School…

or check the Paris Saclay university web page Apprendre les langues et les cultures


French courses at the University Paris Saclay: check the section Internationalization: languages and cultures of the University Paris-Saclay to access the tools and other online spaces designed to help you improve your level of French, discover the French higher education system, life in France through its culture, literature, films and learn to work in a French university environment.

UNIVERSITÉ DE VERSAILLES SAINT QUENTIN UVSQ) and CEREL, its Centre for Language Studies and Resources.

Université Evry Val d’Essonne (UEVE) : Science Accueil regularly organizes French as a Foreign Language courses for Phd students, researchers and their spouses 


A few local organizations (associations)

  • ALFAPassociation, in Bures-sur-Yvette and Orsay
    • French as a foreign language courses
    • Other activities: communicative practice workshops, cooking and walks, cultural visits… Introduction to TCF and DELF exams.
    • Contact :
  • DIRE LIRE, local association, in Palaiseau
    • French as a foreign language courses, in municipal premises in Palaiseau
    • Contact :  – Tél : 06 22 77 02 01
  • SCIENCE ACCUEILassociation, in Gif-sur-Yvette and Evry

Other ideas if you feel  lonely and/or wish to have conversations in French