Schedule and fees

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French summer program

Take advantage of this summer to learn French:

Science Accueil is organizing a second session of French courses this summer for beginners.

On the program: two weeks of intensive courses online

Schedule of dates and fees to come!

Total duration: 16 hours of training


Feedback from the participants of the July French course:

«  It’s helpful to meet people and practice the language »,

«  J’aime la façon de faire les leçons (I like the way the lessons are done)»,

« On parle beaucoup et c’est bon (We talk a lot and that’s good) ».

Location of the classes

Two sessions are organized during the academic year, one per semester.

Location of the classes:

  • Gif-sur-Yvette Moulon, headquarters of Science Accueil (accessible by bus 91.06, 91.10 from the RER B station of Massy – Palaiseau or by bus 9 from the RER B station le Guichet)
  • Bures-sur-Yvette, (Grande Maison) a few minutes walk from the RER B
  • Palaiseau, at Ecole Polytechnique’s campus (accessible after a walk from RER B station “Lozere” or by bus)
  • Massy/Palaiseau, in the ECLA-Campus residence (accessible on foot from the Massy-Palaiseau RER B station)
  • Evry, in the Evry University, close to the RER D or at Arpej residence close to Génopole (subject to confirmation).
  • Versailles, Notre-Dame neighborhood house


All the locations have access for people with reduced mobility, except for the location in Versailles.


Course schedules for 2021-2022

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Class schedules are flexible according to the different locations and levels. There are 2 x 2 hours per week for 15 weeks. Every session has pre-determined dates according to school year and school holiday weeks.

According to the registrations and demands, some modifications may occur to the following planning.
Courses will start when 8 people have registered.
Schedules remain to be confirmed for this semester.

  • Moulon : Philippe HOUDBINE – Monday and Wednesday – 6pm – 8pm
  • Massy : Céline LEDOUSSAL – Monday and Wednesday – 19h – 21h
  • Versailles : Sandrine FOUGERE-DE C. – Monday and Wednesday- 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Bures : Claire TALABARD – Monday and Wednesday – 6pm – 8pm
  • Online : Claire TALABARD – Tuesday and Thursday – 6pm – 8pm
  • ENSAE : Marie-Noëlle LECLERC – Wednesday and Thursday – 6pm – 8pm
  • Online: Sandrine CARO – Tuesday and Thursday – 6pm – 8pm
  • Massy : Mathilde GROS – mardi et jeudi – 19h – 21h
  • Massy : Céline LEDOUSSAL – mardi et jeudi – 19h – 21h
  • Polytechnique : Philippe HOUDBINE – Tuesday and Thursday – 6pm – 8pm
  • Massy : Caroline LUCAS – Monday and Wednesday – 19h – 21h

Next start session

  • The next semester will start on March 7, 2022
  • Registration is open
  • Placement tests will start on February 21, 2022


Regular courses

The rate of 60 hours is 480 € per session (8,00 € per hour) with an unlimited access to our workshops “Let’s perfect our French” through : Cinema (screening of a French film followed by a debate),  Conversation (games of pleading, debates), Theater (practice French playing theater scenes).

The cost of the semester is entirely due and there are no refund (very few exceptions).

Some institutions cover the cost of registration. Get information from your laboratory or training school.

You can pay by bank transfer (please ask us if you need our bank account information), cash, or check. Easy payment is available with small checks dated the day of the registration, withdrawn each month.

We need at least 7 students in order opening a course at a location.

Private courses (À la carte)

Individual courses : 35 €/hour, with the possibility of organizing private courses for 2 to 3 people of the same level and sharing the fees.

Bigger on-site courses (in the institution) : charges on demand.

For À la carte courses, please contact us.

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Our courses are open to all scientists in mobility (from students to researchers) and their family.

internal regulations


When you register, you will be asked to take a placement test, which does not lead to a diploma, but allows us to form groups of similar levels.

You can also take a test on your own on the RFI website.

To take the FLE tests and exams (DELF, DALF, TCF), you can register with the exam centers listed on the France Education website.

For information, click here to consult the DELF and DALF exam calendar for the year 2022