Learning French

To be able to study in France, you might need to take a language test. Have a look at the different tests and the language centers and associations that can help you learn...and fit in!

Test de Connaissance du Français

Learning French
• Test de Connaissance du Français (TCF):
This examination is organized by the Centre international d'études pédagogiques (CIEP, an international center for educational studies). It includes a test in the form of a multiple-choice questionnaire and a written test.
These tests are designed to evaluate a student's level of comprehension in French and his or her ability to follow a university-level courses.
The test costs €68. It may be taken at a certified testing center
TCF test dates are scheduled for each country; for more information contact the CampusFrance agency in your home country.
You can practice for the TCF using the TV5Monde website. 

Would you like to improve your French?
After several months in France, you will have made notable progress, particularly through contact with your French friends. To continue your studies, you must have a good command of the language. Most courses are given in French. Taking language classes may be a choice or a necessity! 
You may take intensive French courses at any level and sign up for the following language tests: DELF, DALF, Specialized DU. These courses are given for a fee. Your establishment may also propose French courses. 

FLE (French as a Foreign Language) centers in Lyon: 
the [FLE Quality Label] is awarded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

• Centre International d’Etudes Françaises (CIEF) [FLE Quality Label] 
Université Lumière - Lyon 2, 16 quai Claude Bernard - 69365 Lyon Cedex 07; Contact: cief@univ-lyon2.fr 
Full year or semester courses, specialty courses, internships and preparation for the DELF/DALF diplomas, etc. 

Institut de Langue et de Culture Française (ILCF) [FLE Quality Label] 
Université Catholique de Lyon, 23, place Carnot 69286 Lyon Cedex 02 
Tel. 04 72 32 50 53; Contact : ilcf@univ-catholyon.fr 
Designed for beginning to advanced students, several types of programs are offered: monthly or by semester, semi-intensive or intensive, summer intensive, etc. 

Other establishments for learning French: 
They offer intensive courses by quarter, semester or year, as well as evening and summer classes. They prepare for the DELF and DALF exams. Most of them also have a service for student accommodations, possibly with a host family. 

Alliance Française de Lyon 11 rue Pierre Bourdan - 69003 Lyon [FLE Quality Label]; 04 78 95 24 72. info@aflyon.org 
The Alliance Française of Lyon is a private language institution that welcomes about 2,500 students from 130 countries each year. Located in the third district of Lyon, the school provides a large choice of courses (all levels, mornings, afternoons or evenings) in a fully renovated historic building including excellent indoor and outdoor facilities.

Inflexyon 10, rue René Leynaud - 69001 Lyon; 04 78 39 77 02 [FLE Quality Label] 

Institut Lyonnais [FLE Quality Label] 9 avenue Leclerc – 69007 Lyon. 
Tel. 04 78 69 25 04; contact@institut-lyonnais.com 
Ecole Suisse de Langues (Alpadia) [FLE Quality Label]
6, Quai Jules Courmont - 69002 Lyon; 04 78 28 39 56
Ecole Interculturelle de Français pour Etrangers (EIFE 2F)
3 grande rue des Feuillants - 69001 Lyon; Tel. 04 78 39 04 88 

Lyon Bleu International  [FLE Quality Label] 
82 rue Duguesclin - 69006 Lyon; 04 37 48 00 26 - bonjour@lyon-bleu.fr 

You can also practice speaking French with associations and at meeting places  

"Passeport pour les sciences en français" (Passport to Science in French) is an online learning module designed for non-French speakers who want to undertake scientific studies in French. 
It targets primarily students who are preparing to enter their first year at one of the five INSA (applied sciences) institutions and students at other engineering schools with an undergraduate program.