Summer courses

French as a Foreign Language (FFL) course - Summer

Take advantage of the summer to improve your French: Science Accueil offers FLE courses. In a friendly setting, with a qualified teacher, this course is aimed at the following levels: false beginner, pre-intermediate and intermediate.

Summer course : 

  • July 8 to 24, 2024
  • every evening (Monday to Friday) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • 24 hours over 3 weeks plus end-of-course party on last day
  • in person at Science Accueil Gif-sur-Yvette (plateau de Moulon)

Once you’ve enrolled, if we’re not sure of your level of French, we may ask you to take a test so that we can place you in a suitable group. Please note that places are limited!

Participation fee: €198

Are you a beginner and not available in July? Don’t worry! A second course for beginners (only) is organized by videoconference in August.

Back-to-school course :

  • August 26 to September 5 inclusive
  • 16 hours of classes, i.e. 2×2 hours of classes every evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Participation fee: €132

Feedback from students who took part in the summer courses :

“It’s helpful to meet people and practice the language”,

“I like the way the lessons are done,

“We talk a lot and it’s good.”

Course schedule and registration

Semester courses location

Course Location :

Science Accueil headquarters or Cesal residence (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)

(Grande Maison) a few minutes walk from the RER B

Within the campus of the Ecole Polytechnique (ENSTA, accessible on foot from the RER B station “Lozère” or by bus).

In the ECLA-Campus residence (accessible on foot from the Massy-Palaiseau RER B station).

At the University of Evry (near RER D), or at the Arpej residence (to be confirmed).

Notre-Dame neighborhood house.

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Semester course schedule

  • All groups follow a frequency of 2 x 2h per week from 6pm to 8pm: Monday+Wednesday or Tuesday+Thursday, depending on the group, for 15 weeks. Each session has its own timetable, with or without interruptions during school vacations.
  • The start of each course is subject to the registration of 8 people.
  • The following schedule is subject to change until the resumption of classes.


Please note: the schedule for the October 2024 to February 2025’s semester has not yet been announced.

  • Class days and times will be indicated at the beginning of the semester.
  • Class days and times will be indicated at the beginning of the semester.
  • Class days and times will be indicated at the beginning of the semester.
  • Class days and times will be indicated at the beginning of the semester.

Next courses

  • Start of next session: October, 2024

    Registration are not yet open. If you have any questions, please send us an email at : [email protected]

Semester courses registration fees

Regular courses

The registration fees for a semester of 60 hours of classes (30 sessions of 2 hours) is 498 € (8.30 € per hour) with access to our “Apero-fle”: Cinema (projection of a French film followed by a debate), Conversation and games (games of pleading, debates, fun games using French vocabulary), with a soft drink and aperitif that can be brought by participants.

Caution : any semester started is due in its entirety with some exceptions.

Some institutions cover the registration fees, ask your laboratory or doctoral school.

Payment by bank transfer (RIB on request), by check or online (1 or 3 times), by cash.

Private lessons (à la carte)

Larger courses on site (in an establishment) or individual courses, according to a la carte schedules: rates on request.

For à la carte courses, contact us

Internal regulations


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

You can also practice a stand-alone test on RFI.

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

Contact us

01 70 26 41 40