Intensive French Language Courses

Label_FLE_RFThe IEF, an institute by Excelia, specialises in teaching French as a Foreign Language and offers a range of courses lasting from 2 weeks to 3 terms. Lessons can be one-to-one or in groups and are for private individuals, business professionals or students.

The IEF has been awarded the French as a Foreign Language Quality Label. This Label is awarded jointly by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, the Ministry of Culture, and the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs.

The French as a Foreign Language FLE Quality Label is a guarantee of quality as regards the services offered (admissions, welcome, accommodation, administrative support, facilities, etc.), the education provided, and the programmes on offer.


Intensive French Language Courses

You can choose to join an Intensive French Language course for a period of your choice, ranging from a minimum of 2 weeks up to 1 year.

The lessons cover:

  • Business French
  • Grammar
  • Written expression
  • Vocabulary
  • Oral expression
  • Culture & Civilisation
  • Preparation for the TEF

Students are grouped by language level and there is a maximum of 24 learners per class.

One-to-one Courses

These are private French lessons. This tailor-made course is for learners of all levels and is designed to meet specific needs and objectives.

This intimate environment will ensure that you progress at your own pace and target the language skills that are most relevant to you. This course is available all year round and can be adapted to suit your timings. Flexible and tailor-made, it will ensure you make rapid progress and gain confidence in French… this course is available on all our campuses.


Duo Course: Intensive + One-to-one

Intensive general French lessons and private tuition. During this course, you will follow general French language lessons according to your level of proficiency and benefit from additional one-to-one lessons. This highly effective formula will allow you to benefit from the class dynamics in the morning and then to improve your skills, according to your level and objectives, during the private tuition sessions…this course is available on all our campuses.


Private Group Courses

The IEF regularly welcomes groups of learners of all ages (min. 18 years old) and language levels for French language training. Course content, as well as cultural and company visits, are tailored to meet the needs and objectives of each group. These courses, which take place throughout the year and on all our campuses, are bespoke and subject to a quote.


Choice of study location: La Rochelle, Paris, Tours or Orleans


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Course fees 2023-2024

Période Course fees  Multiservice fee* Total**
 from 2 to 4 weeks 300€ per week 125€ 425€
 from 5 to 8 weeks  290€ per week 125€ 415€
 from 9 to 11 weeks  270€ per week 125€ 395€
1 term 2850€ 125€ 2975€
2 terms 5700€ 250€ 5950€
3 terms 7700€ 250€ 7950€ 

One to One

Course fees Multiservice fee*
Individual 70€ per hour 125€
Company 100€ per hour 125€

* The Multiservice fee gives access to the following school services: Multimedia and Internet network, XL Library (multimedia library), International Student Identity Card (ISIC).

** The total does not include the €100 Student Life and Campus Contribution (CVEC), which all students must pay to the CROUS in order to obtain proof of enrolment. Click here for more information