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Institut de Langue et de Culture Françaises - ILCF Lyon

Since 1948 - 2000 students per year

Located in the very heart of  Lyon, listed by UNESCO as a world heritage city, the Institute of French Language and Culture (ILCF) is a  school specialized in French as a Foreign Language for international students.

ILCF is a part of the Faculty of Litterature and Languages and welcomes students of various levels in french (from beginner to C2 regarding the Common European Frame of Reference for Languages) whose wish is to develop their ability in French, oral or written, or to prepare one of the DELF / DALF exams.

The ILCF teachers are all specialized and graduated in French as a Foreign Language. Teachers and the administrative team as well provide each student with a personal support during his stay at the Institute. At the end of the training, students validate their knowledge of the language with a DU of French studies or a level certificate and University Credits.

Services

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

Accommodations

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

Examination center

  • DELF, DALF, TCF et CCIP

Course

Professional French
French on Specific Objectives
 
 
Public : adults | 17
Level : A2 - waystage or elementary to C1- effective operational proficiency or advanced
Number of students : 25

Language training in the field of specialty through oral and written professionnal situations.

This program emphasizes on the use of the written and oral language in a professionnal background linked with a precise sector of activity such as Business, Tourism and the Hotel industry

General French
Monthly Intensive Programme
 
 
Public : adults | 17
Level : A1- breakthrough or beginner to C1- effective operational proficiency or advanced

Training for oral and written understanding and production with an approach by ability.

This session that takes place in February and June is a 72 hour teaching program. Classes are conceived to develop oral and written understanding and expression abilities thanks to methods, authentical documents and real situations placements. 

General French
Semester and academic intensive program
 
 
Public : adults | 17
Duration : 20hours / week
Level : Complete beginner to C2 - mastery or proficiency
Number of students : 25

Training for oral and written understanding and production with an approach by ability and also with projects to gain autonomy.

This 16 to 20 hour program offers classes dedicated to the development of abilities of expression and understanding in the written and oral fields thanks to methods, authentical documents and real situations placements.

More information on the school website
General French
Semester and academic semi-intensive program
 
 
Public : adults | 17 ans
Duration : 16hours / week
Level : Complete beginner to C2 - mastery or proficiency
Number of students : 25

Training for oral and written understanding and production with an approach by ability and also with projects to gain autonomy.

This 16 hour program offers classes dedicated to the development of abilities of expression and understanding in the written and oral fields thanks to methods, authentical documents and real situations placements.

More information on the school website
General French
Summer Intensive Programme
 
 
Public : adults | 17
Duration : 20hours / week
Level : Complete beginner to C2 - mastery or proficiency
Number of students : 25

Training for oral and written understanding and production supplemented by cultural activities and excursions. 

This class offered in July, August and September is a monthly 80 hour program that also includes cultural activities. Language activities as well as real situation placements enable the development of an autonomy in the practice of the French language.

More information on the school website