ACCORD École de Langues

Learn French in Paris, France

The Area & School

Located in the heart of Paris, the ACCORD Grands Boulevards French Language School is central to a number of famous museums such as the Louvre, the Pompidou, as well as the popular Grands Magasins shopping center. The area is also well-known as a source of inspiration for many French films. Situated in a classic Parisian building, the schools boasts 20 large, light-filled classrooms with free access to audiovisual equipment and internet. Learn the language while feeling like a true Parisian at the center of it all in La Ville Lumière!

French Courses

Classmates conversing at ACCORD Language School

Standard 20 French

26 lessons of intensive French language courses totaling 20 hours per week. For all language levels from beginner to advanced. Classes taught from 9am-1pm, Monday through Friday.


Starts at €310 for one week

engaged ACCORD Language School students

Intensive 29 French

38 lessons of intensive French courses totaling 29 hours of class per week. Available for students from beginner through advanced. Language courses occurring 9am-1pm, Monday through Friday, with specialized workshops from 2pm-5pm.


Starts at €370 for one week

Standard 50+ Language Program

50+ Standard French

This fully immersive one-week course includes morning classes (20 / week, 45 minutes each) in addition to 3 afternoon cultural activities/sightseeing each week. The 50+ program is a great way to combine French language learning with the opportunity to explore everything Paris has to offer. 2016 Start Dates 2016 March 14 2016 April 11 2016 May 23 2016 September 26 2016 October 17

Starts at €440 for one week

50+ Intensive French

This fully immersive one-week course includes morning classes (25 / week, 45 minutes each) where 5 of the classes are one on one private lessons. Additionally, 3 half day cultural activities/sightseeing take place each week during the afternoons.The 50+ program is a great way to combine French language learning with the opportunity to explore everything Paris has to offer. 2016 START DATES 2016 March 14 2016 April 11 2016 May 23 2016 September 26 2016 October 17

Starts at €770 for one week

Accommodation

Host family in Paris

Host Family

(Private room, half board) These homestays located in Paris are a great way to help students familiarize themselves with the French culture. Chosen carefully by ACCORD Language Schools, the host family will help introduce students to the way of life in France while also providing an opportunity to practice French outside of the classroom.


Starts at €360 / week

Additional Details

ACCORD does not hold language courses on national and local French Holidays:

  • April 6th
  • May 1st
  • May 8th
  • May 14th
  • July 14th
  • November 11th
  • December 19th, 2015 - January 3rd, 2016

There are 2 airports in Paris, Charles de Gaulle and Orly. From each, there are many modes of public transportation easily accessible for students to navigate themselves to the school located on Boulevard Poissonniére:

  • The underground metro
  • The RER (fast underground)
  • The bus

Each of these modes of transport have multiple lines which can take passengers anywhere they need to go throughout the city (detailed schedules and maps are available online at this site.

The nearest underground metro to the school is Grands Boulevards (lines 8 and 9)

Max Group Class Size: 12.0 students per class
Max Capacity: 280 students
Adjusted Price of INT 20: €15.50 per class hour

Cultural activities in and around Paris are organized through ACCORD in edition to language courses:

  • Walks through historic and picturesque areas (Latin Quarter/Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Marais, or Montmartre/Sacré-Coeur)

  • Guided museum tours (the Louvre, George Pompidou Center, the Museum of Modern Art, the Picasso Museum, etc.)

  • Outings to the cinema or theatre

  • Trips to cafés

  • Excursions to famous castles in the Loire Valley

  • Weekly conferences on various topics of French Civilization (summer only)

Verbal communication is the top priority at the ACCORD School of Languages. All students immersed in either Standard or Intensive courses will be on the path of learning to listen, comprehend, and express themselves in French. A deeper understanding of the cultural context is key in the curriculum as well. This will help lead to the eventual goal of reaching an efficient standard of communication in the language.