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About the School

If you want to learn French, Lyon has everything an adult learner needs! It is a beautiful city, home to over 2 million people, with oodles of history (dating back to Roman times). Lyon offers plenty of culture, endless things to do and a high quality French language school.

There are an excellent range of language courses, to suit the needs of all French learners.The college predominantly offers short term courses for serious language students, including general language courses, private tuition & DELF/DALF exam preparation. The school also hosts long term students (some of whom arrive as beginners and study for 6 to 12 months to achieve C1/ advanced level competency).

CESA Plus Points:

  • Professional, native speaking teachers
  • Well accredited language school
  • DELF exam preparation
  • Start dates every Monday (if not a beginner)
  • Special programmes once a month for beginners
  • Free tutoring in PM with trainee teachers once a week


  • School established: 1999
  • Course duration:
    Group tuition: 1-12+ weeks
    Private tuition: 1 week +
  • Minutes per lesson: 45
  • Minimum age: 18
    Average age: 28
  • No. of classrooms: 16
  • Number of students:
    Quietest months: 90 per month
    Busiest months: 180 per month
  • Exam preparation: DELF/DALF Exams – B1, B2 & C1 levels
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With many years of teaching experience the Lyon school (established in 1999) is well located in the 6th arr. and suits ALL language learners, whether beginners to the French language, or elementary through to advanced levels (the school offers 7 language levels on general French courses) and caters for 90 to 180 students, each month.

The school is located in the 6th arrondissement, in a smart district, just a 10 minutes walk from the historic city centre. The local area offers a wide range of cafés and shops to suit all tastes and budgets. The school provides a friendly learning environment, with 16 classrooms spread over 650 square metres, on the ground floor. It is easily accessed by students with reduced mobility and boasts a spacious work and relaxation area for all French language students to enjoy.

Students can choose to stay with local French hosts or in student residence accommodation.  Of course you are welcome to stay in a Hotel if you prefer to do so.