Groupement fle

Institut d'Etudes Françaises - LR Academy - Excelia Group

Since 1931 - 100 students per year

The Institut d’Etudes Françaises is located within the La Rochelle Business School (Groupe Sup de Co) and is specialized in teaching French as a Foreign Language since 1931.

Our center is open all the year round and offers modern communication tools (unlimited and free access to internet, multimedia center, library). Our students are trained by dynamic and professional teachers.
Different courses are offered to international students, professionals and groups : general and commercial French during the summer and the academic year, courses for international teachers of French as a Foreign Language, specialized French for students and groups.
La Rochelle, historical town located on the Atlantic coast, is an ideal setting to learn French. The beauty of its architecture, its proximity from famous resorts as Bordeaux, Cognac, Nantes or Loire Castles, make La Rochelle a very attractive city (it welcomes more than 3 million visitors each year).

Study in La Rochelle :


  • Accommodation
  • Activities, excursions
  • Study resources
  • Wifi and/or computer


  • Host family
  • Shared house
  • Rented room
  • Room in student hostel
  • Studio in residence
  • Hotel

Examination center

  • TEF


General French
General french
Public : adults
Level : Complete beginner to C2 - mastery or proficiency
Number of students : 20

To acquire / deepen the student’s knowledge in French grammar & vocabulary, written and oral expression.

The following modules are studied every day : commercial French, written expression, vocabulary, oral expression and civilization. The French literature is also part of the program.

More information on the school website
Teacher training
training teachers
Public : adults
Level : B2 - vantage or upper intermediate to C2 - mastery or proficiency
Number of students : 20

Pedagogical situations and classroom techniques that students will be able to re-use in their French as a Foreign Language classes.

4 main themes for this period of training : playing with pictures as a teaching aid in a civilization course, playing with the sense of words, encouraging oral expression, creating written expression.