Elfe École de Langue Française

Learn French in Paris, France

The Area & School

The Elfe French language school has been in existence for more than 20 years, providing an excellent experience for learning French in the great city of Paris. The small class sizes and family atmosphere are the basis of this school's mission to provide only the best environment for their students. At Elfe you will receive a kind and personal welcome as you enter the tranquil premises of the school, located in a leafy oasis. Also close by is one of the most popular gardens in Paris, the Tuileries. Visit this ornate landscape or wander just a few minutes over to the Louvre museum and get lost among the historic pieces of art in this breathtaking building! Situated very near to the banks of the Seine river, Elfe's location is ideal for exploring the city while enrolled in the fun and immersive language courses the school offers.

French Courses

Young student engaged in an Elfe language course

Young Adult Standard 15 French

5 classes per week and 15 hours of total class time. Occurring Monday, 10am-1pm, and Tuesday through Friday, 9am-12pm. Interaction is maximized with mini-groups, consisting of 3-7 intercultural students in each class.


Starts at €283 for one week

Mini-groups at work

Standard 15 French

5 classes per week and 15 hours of total class time. Occurring Monday, 10am-1pm, and Tuesday through Friday, 9am-12pm. Interaction is maximized with mini-groups, consisting of 3-7 intercultural students in each class.


Starts at €417 for one week

Focused students at Elfe language school

Intensive 30 French

5 classes per week and 30 hours of total class time. Occurring Monday: 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm, and Tuesday through Friday: 10am-1pm, 1:15pm-4:15pm. Interactive mini-groups consisting of 3-7 intercultural students. Any language level excluding beginners is accepted in this course.


Starts at €834 for one week

Accommodation

Elfe Paris Host Family

Host Family

(Private room, half board) Share in the lifestyle of a true Parisian family while taking courses at Elfe École de Langue Française! This is a great way for students to maximize their experience in Paris by becoming immersed in the French way of life, progressing in the language at an even more rapid pace, and getting to know an authentic French family. Elfe remains in constant contact with all families who host with the school to remain up to date, and some have had close relations with Elfe for years. They live either in Paris or in a suburb close by, and the school can easily be accessed by all homestays on the metro (a 15-35 minute ride).


Starts at €375 / week

Additional Details

These national and local French holidays are observed:

  • January 1st
  • April 6th
  • May 1st
  • May 8th
  • May 14th
  • July 14th
  • November 11th
  • December 25th

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]. (http://www.ratp.fr/en/ratp/c_21879/visiting-paris/)

The nearest underground metro stations to the school are Étienne Marcel (line 4) and Les Halles (lines 1, 4, and 11)

Max Group Class Size: 7.0 students per class
Max Capacity: 63 students
Adjusted Price of INT 20: €18.87 per class hour

Activities in the 1st arrondissement of Paris are endless. Strolling to any of the local hotspots is a must, but within the school there are also a number of "elective" style classes presented to students:

  • Excursion - A civilization course that proposes a different theme each week, all surrounding the concept of modern as well as classic French culture. The class each week preludes an "excursion" with a professional guide to a related site.

  • French Gastronomy - Courses are offered at the Atelier des chefs, taught by professionals, and take place in a large Parisian department store. Lasting from 30 minutes to 4 hours, everyday ingredients are used to create anything from a simple dish to a full menu!

  • Wine Tasting - The basics of oenology and wine degustation are discussed in this course. No skill is required, but an interest in learning about wine in its various flavors, aromas, scents, and appellations is recommended.

  • Fine Arts - Taught in association with the Ecole supérieure d’art Françoise Conte. More information found [here]. (http://www.fconte.com/textile/?langue=uk)

  • Fashion Design - Taught in association with the Ecole Fleuri-Delaporte. More information found [here]. (http://www.fleuri-delaporte.com)

The classes at Elfe are taught in "mini-schools", with no more than seven members per class. All professors are highly accredited and hold post-graduate degrees in French language education. Interactive and communicative methods of teaching are emphasized at Elfe, providing an intense, high level of learning coupled with individual focus and attention. At the end of the course, students will receive a certificate acknowledging the level of language attained while at the school.