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French Gap Year in Lyon

If you are looking to rapidly improve your French language skills at a quality French language school in a culturally rich, diverse and stimulating city, Lyon is ideal. Offering both short-term and long-term French Gap Year courses for all ability levels, including beginners. Most students choose to live with local French hosts, for maximum immersion in the French language.

Gap Year in Lyon Plus Points

  • Third largest city in France, with so much to explore and enjoy!
  • A city centre college with excellent academic credentials
  • A full range of French language exams are offered, year round


Teaching Details


French Course Details

Levels offered Beginner* to Advanced
Minimum age 18
Course duration 12, 16, 20 weeks
Alternative courses 2 weeks+ 
Number of lessons 25 or 15 group lessons per week
Lesson duration 45 minutes
Maximum per class 12 students
  • 15 lessons per week – Elementary to Advanced levels
  • 25 lessons per week – Beginner to Advanced levels

Languages for Life: 25 lessons pr week

12 wks: €2,755 16 wks: €3,255 20 wks   €4,055
CESA Fee: € 60.00 per person
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Languages for Life: 15 lessons pr week

12 wks: €1,855 16 wks: €2,215 20 wks   €2,755
CESA Fee: € 60.00 per person
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Course Dates 2022

 Beginners  Set start dates *
 All other levels  Each Monday

Beginners can only join the 25 group lessons per week programme.


  • Classes are held Monday to Friday each week
  • Timetable: Mon  9.00 / 13.45    Tues/Fri  9.00 / 13.00
  • An alternative afternoon timetable may also be used
  • Preparation for DELF exams (optional extra module, not included in course fees)


Gap Year course information

These French Gap Year Courses ensure rapid acquisition and long-term retention of key French language skills and also cover a range of topics on modern day France (cultural, social and economic). Oral and written French language skills are developed and enhanced through out these courses.

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These French courses are aimed at students with beginner to advanced abilities, who want to see serious linguistic improvement and are working towards fluency over a few weeks or a number of months.

In-depth study over an extended period ensures better mastery, subtler understanding and far greater long-term retention of key skills. These long-term French courses allow students to focus on all aspects of the French language over several months in Lyon, whilst placing the language within a meaningful cultural framework.

French Course Methodology:

Intensive grammar study
Development of vocabulary
Syntax and application
Listening and comprehension
Dialogue and communication
Idiomatic language
Written and oral expression
Lecture and analysis
Live guided discussion and synthesis
Free conversation

This French language course is an excellent opportunity to learn a new language, immerse yourself in a new culture and make new friends from all around the world. The study plan takes into consideration your current level, your needs and the length of your course.

DELF Exams

Can you prove your ability in French?

To get formal qualifications to prove your competency in the French language, we recommend the DELF exams.

DELF Exam Preparation

Accommodation in Lyon

Students studying in Lyon can stay with local French hosts or in a residence.

Further information can be found on the Lyon school details

Accommodation description