French school in

Lyon

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Study French in Lyon

Abundant in culture, art, and history, Lyon is a dynamic cosmopolitan hub that’s always pushing the limits. Lyon's accessibility means that trips to major cities such as Paris, Marseille, and Geneva, are just a two-hour journey away. The city of lights truly has it all! 

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Rich social program
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Success rate 97%
Recommended by 97% of students
  • Nestled in a 19th-century building with a view of the Rhône, our French language school exudes historic charm 
  • Alpadia Lyon resides in the vibrant heart of the city, close to a lively café and restaurant scene near the central square 
  • Delve into our extensive activity program, tailored to various interests, including city walking tours, excursions to the Rhône countryside, and visits to local vineyards 
  • Immerse yourself in Lyon's lifestyle with an array of accommodation options conveniently situated within reach of our school 
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Alpadia Language Schools: Swiss quality education

Alpadia Language Schools by Kaplan International Languages offers year-round French, German and English courses in Switzerland, Germany and France for students 16+ and English, French and German language camps for juniors and teens in Europe and North America. Initially established in 1996, and now larger than ever, our mission is to encourage language development through immersion and to expand the horizons of our students. 

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School Information

About our Lyon school

School facilities

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  • Our teaching methodology

All teachers have an academic background, training and experience in language teaching. Lessons are planned with reference to the course program and the learning and motivational needs of each student and the group. 

  • School holidays

See our annual school closures

  • Beginners' dates

8th January, 5th February, 4th March, 2nd April, 6th May, 3rd June, 1st July, 5th August, 2nd September, 7th October, 4th November, 2nd December 2024

There is a minimum of two weeks of bookings.

  • Online portal and app

Easy to manage all your pre-arrival needs, travel information and accommodation details in one convenient place using our online portal and app

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Accreditation & memberships

This Alpadia languages school is accredited by the following institutions.

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Student accommodation in Lyon

Whether you seek an immersive experience with a host family or desire more independence in a student apartment, we offer a suitable choice for you.

Host family

Weekly prices from
  • Choose from half-board or breakfast only
  • Single and double rooms
  • Shared kitchen and bathroom
  • Great option for a full language immersion with local families who speak French
 
Host family

Our vast network of local families allows us to offer you an enriching experience immersed in the French culture and language.

  • Choose from half-board or breakfast only
  • Single and double rooms
  • Shared kitchen and bathroom
  • Great option for a full language immersion with local families who speak French

Student Residence La Guillotière

Weekly prices from
  • Modern & comfortable single studios
  • With private bathroom
  • Kitchenette with fridge, electric hobs and microwave
  • Great connection to train, tram, metro & bus network
 
Student Residence La Guillotière

Modern & comfortable single studios with private bathroom as well as kitchenette with fridge, electric hobs & microwave. Our residences have great connections to the train, tram, metro & bus networks. This is a guide price only, the final price will depend on the specific room type you choose. Speak to an advisor to find out more.

  • Modern & comfortable single studios
  • With private bathroom
  • Kitchenette with fridge, electric hobs and microwave
  • Great connection to train, tram, metro & bus network

Student Apartment Tempo

Weekly prices from
  • Single and double bedrooms
  • Shared bathroom
  • Share the flat with Alpadia students only
  • All apartments are located in lively central locations
 
Student Apartment Tempo

Sharing an apartment with fellow Alpadia students is ideal if you are looking to be more independent. Single and double bedrooms available, with shared bathroom. This is a guide price only, the final price will depend on the specific room type you choose. Speak to an advisor to find out more.

  • Single and double bedrooms
  • Shared bathroom
  • Share the flat with Alpadia students only
  • All apartments are located in lively central locations

Student Residence Tempo

Weekly prices from
  • Modern & comfortable single studios
  • With private bathroom
  • Kitchenette with fridge, electric hobs and microwave
  • Great connection to train, tram, metro & bus network
 
Student Residence Tempo

Modern & comfortable single studios with private bathroom as well as kitchenette with fridge, stove & microwave. Our residences have great connections to the train, tram, metro & bus networks. This is a guide price only, the final price will depend on the specific room type you choose. Speak to an advisor to find out more.

  • Modern & comfortable single studios
  • With private bathroom
  • Kitchenette with fridge, electric hobs and microwave
  • Great connection to train, tram, metro & bus network

Student Residence Truffaut

Weekly prices from
  • Modern & comfortable single studios
  • With private bathroom
  • Kitchenette with fridge, electric hobs & microwave
  • Great connection to train, tram, metro & bus network
 
Student Residence Truffaut

Modern & comfortable single studios with private bathroom as well as kitchenette with fridge, electric hobs & microwave. Our residences have great connections to the train, tram, metro & bus networks. This is a guide price only, the final price will depend on the specific room type you choose. Speak to an advisor to find out more.

  • Modern & comfortable single studios
  • With private bathroom
  • Kitchenette with fridge, electric hobs & microwave
  • Great connection to train, tram, metro & bus network

Student Apartment Villeurbanne

Weekly prices from
  • Single and double bedrooms
  • Shared and private bathroom options
  • Share the flat with Alpadia students only
  • All apartments are located in lively central locations
 
Student Apartment Villeurbanne

Sharing an apartment with fellow Alpadia students is ideal if you are looking to be more independent. Single and double bedrooms available, with shared or private bathroom. This is a guide price only, the final price will depend on the specific room type you choose. Speak to an advisor to find out more.

  • Single and double bedrooms
  • Shared and private bathroom options
  • Share the flat with Alpadia students only
  • All apartments are located in lively central locations
Social Activities

Social activities

Explore the many faces of this great city. A city with two thousand years of history, Lyon has plenty for keen historians, while food lovers are spoilt for choice in the city known as the French capital of gastronomy and famous for its bouchons. For some fresh air, there’s nothing like spending time in the magnificent city centre Parc de la Tête d’Or. Out of town, the backcountry and Rhône countryside are glorious, whether for a walk, a cycling tour or a wine-tasting trip to sample the finest Beaujolais vintages.

 
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Frequently asked questions about learning French in Lyon

Are the Alpadia French courses in Lyon accredited?

Yes – they are! Our French language courses in Lyon are accredited by multiple institutions. Please see our full list of accreditations below:  

  • Eaquals 

  • CSN 

  • Français Langue Étrangerè 

  • Groupement Professionnel des Organismes d'Enseigment du Français Langue Ètrangeré 

  • Françe Education International  

Why should you learn French in Lyon with Alpadia by Kaplan?

Discover the beauty of learning French in Lyon with Alpadia by Kaplan, where immersive language learning is coupled with a Swiss-quality education. Experience the essence of French culture through dynamic language classes, cultural activities, and personalized guidance from experienced instructors. Embrace an enriching journey, where the charm of Lyon perfectly complements the excellence of our educational approach, ensuring an unforgettable and effective language learning experience. 

What is the cost of attending a French language course in Lyon?

The cost of a French course in Lyon depends on the course you choose. Alpadia offers a range of courses from our Standard 20 to our Intensive 25 and our private lessons, so the more lessons you take, the more expensive the overall cost will be. However, we believe that investing in your language skills will improve employability and upgrade your life in a way that cannot be measured by money. 

What is the language proficiency level required to attend a French course?

Alpadia’s French courses in Lyon has classes to suit all language abilities from beginner to intermediate! Check out our courses for yourself today: Learn French in Lyon, France | Alpadia Language Schools

What are the benefits of learning French in Lyon?

Learning French in Lyon offers an unparalleled immersive experience that studying in a non-French speaking country cannot. Immerse yourself in French culture and interact with the locals every day, helping you develop your language skills naturally. The city’s rich historical heritage and contemporary arts scene provide the perfect backdrop for language acquisition, fostering a deeper understanding of the language within its cultural context. 

What’s a normal day like attending a French course at our school in Lyon?

During your stay, you can expect a balanced schedule that blends language lessons with ample opportunities for exploration. Lessons range from 20 to 30 per week depending on your course, with mornings dedicated to classroom activities while afternoons provide free time for you to delve into the cultural riches of the city. You can wander through historical landmarks, immerse yourself in local cuisine, or participate in organized cultural activities and excursions. 

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