Learn French in Paris or Nice with EF International Language Campuses

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Learn French with EF International Language Campuses in Paris or Nice. Our fun, interactive courses will have you learning better and faster from day one. After class, you will explore your new destination like a local, practicing French and networking with EF students from over 100 countries around the world.

At EF, you can decide when you want to study, how long you'll stay, and what you'd like to focus on. You can personalize your course with Special Interest Classes like French cooking, fashion, music, and exam prep (DELF Exam). Earn transferable college credit from the for any course 4 weeks or longer, allowing you to make the most of your time abroad.

EF’s French schools are accredited by EAQUALS and recognized by The University of Montana, our partner in education.

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Highlights
  • Study from 2 weeks up to a full year, start any Monday.
  • Amazing locations in Paris and Nice, featuring classrooms with the the latest learning technology.
  • Top activities include Chateaux de la Loire, Disneyland Paris, Versailles, and Cannes.
  • Choose to reside with a local host family or in the EF Residence, an international dorm.
  • EF students hail from over 100 countries around the world.

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Reviews

96%
based on 26 reviews
  • Housing 8.7
  • Support 9.8
  • Fun 9.8
  • Value 9.6
  • Safety 9.2
  • Instruction 10
  • Support 10
  • Fun 10
  • Housing 8
  • Value 10
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Michele
10/10

EF Paris

This is an amazing program! I came to Paris without knowing any French and through this program I have learned so much. I am staying at the residence and it is a great location and has very nice rooms. EF has many activities to learn more about French culture and to meet other students. The staff and the teachers are very helpful and they make you feel at home even when you are far away. I highly recommend this because it is a great experience for cultural and personal growth!

Yes, I recommend
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Scott
10/10

scott burns ef paris review

So far, the program has met all of my expectations. Every night I have gone out with EF, it has been a fantastic night! from Mix Club to the Rooftop party, I have made lots of friends from many different countries! the teachers are all very approchable, and they respect me as an adult which I greatly appreciate. Everyone has been very nice to me and I could'nt ask for anything more. I am very excited to see what the program has in store for me in the next 4 months!

Yes, I recommend
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Luis
10/10

Friendships for life and Amazing language improvement

Studying at EF Paris was a fast decision for me. Having only bought the program a week before classes started, I was not sure what to expect. From the moment I arrived, I realized I could not have made a better decision. Both students and staff are the friendliest people you will find. Activities are offered daily, giving you the opportunity to interact with other students, learn about different cultures, and practice your french, all whilst discovering the best Paris has to offer. Meeting students that stay for a few weeks or some that will stay for a few months, it is sure that you will make friendships that will last for a lifetime.

Yes, I recommend
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Lara
10/10

EF Paris Two-week intensive course

I had an amazing time during my short stay with EF Paris. Number one thing I would recommend would be living in the dormitories (specifically the Palatino residence located in China town). The residence was beyond beautiful, reasonably priced, and I feel that the independence I got from living in an apartment style dorm is a huge part of what made me love my time in Paris. We took care of our own meals (there was a well stocked kitchen with a stove, fridge, microwave), made sure our space was clean and were in charge of our own day outside of school. Although you may get to speak more french in the host families, I found that kids who chose this option were much more limited, especially because they often lived far away and had commitments to their host family that none of the kids in the dorm had.
There is a lot of independence required for this course, you are in charge of showing up to school and managing your time but that's what makes the experience so meaningful.
I would also reccomend going more more than two weeks to get the most out of the school aspect of the stay.
All the staff, especially activities directors, were fantastic. The overall school/social environment was wonderful, I made amazing friends there that I wouldn't trade for anything. Definetly reccomend a stay with EF Paris, great school and great experience.

How can this program be improved?
They could have been clearer from the start about exactly how the language course worked (such as giving us a syllabus).
Yes, I recommend
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Laura
10/10

EF la mejor experiencia

La experiencia con EF ha sido unica! esta es una gran oportunidad para no solamente aprender frances, si no que tambien te ayuda a conocer a muchas personas alrededor del mundo y a conocerte a ti mismo. El colegio organiza siempre muchas actividades y esta pendiente de tu desarrollo; El staff esta compuesto por personas increibles que te haran pasar el mejor tiempo de tu vida. EF sera siempre la mejor opcion.

Yes, I recommend
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Maria
10/10

Ef Paris

La neta es de las mejores experiencias que he tenido, la neta es que es como estar en casa lejos de casa, el staff te apoya en todo lo que necesitas y si tienes algún problema siempre te ayudan. Todos los estudiantes están como super abiertos a hacer amigos y conocerte por lo que facilita el estar aca. Es increible por que conoces una cultura diferente, las clases son super didacticas y los profesores son super buena onda.

Yes, I recommend
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Shahin
9/10

Nuit inoubliable

Pendant le Festival de Cannes, nous sommes allées à Cannes pour passer une soirée. Nous étions au Gotha et nous avons été invité dans le backstage du DJ Steve Aoki ! A 4 heure du matin on est allée dans les lodges backstage et nous avons pris un verre. Après, ils nous ont invité pour aller dans un club exclusif en nous faisant passer par un passage secret. Puis, nous sommes arrivées dans un club où il y avait Leonardo Dicaprio et Rihanna ! Le lendemain matin, nous avons pris un bon petit déjeuner à Cannes et nous sommes rentrer à Nice avec le numéro de Steve Aoki :)

How can this program be improved?
Dans les classes j'aimerais que lors des débats par petit groupe entre étudiants, nous soyons corriger sur notre français.
Yes, I recommend
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Blanca
10/10

Une belle rencontre

Le petit ami de ma maman d'accueil est italien et nous avons eu des discussions très sympa. Nous avons bu un coup et il était très drole, il faisait plein de blague, et il était super sympa avec un accent très mignon ! :) Il mélangeait l'italien et le francais et ca me faisait vraiment sourire, surtout qu'avec l'espagnol je pouvais deviner ce qu'il disait mais surtout on a vraiment rigoler !

Yes, I recommend
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Juan
10/10

Amazing experience

I had a great time! The staff and school is amazing, and the city is awesome! Lots of things to see and do. The teachers were absolutely great. I especially loved Marianne Pechabrier's class. Overall it was an exciting and unforgettable adventure. I'd go back right now if I could!

How can this program be improved?
Better organized activities. There were times when I would sign up for an activity, only to be told a few hours later that it had been canceled.
Yes, I recommend
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Andrea
9/10

Best semester I've had

I really do not have enough words to talk about my experience at EF Paris. It was the most amazing semester I've had. I grew up as a person, I matured, and most of all, I made INCREDIBLE friends! I also improved my French so so much, I never thought it would be possible! Also, thanks so much to the EF Paris Activities Office for making my transition as smooth as possible, and I made true friendships with the people who work there.
Merci beaucoup! :)

How can this program be improved?
The host family situation in Paris I find to be very hectic. Many people had problems, including myself. Please stop accommodating people into these host families, they don't feed us properly, they don't treat us properly. We pay a HUGE amount of money, and none of that goes to the host family. At last I did have an amazing host family, but they are not well paid.
Yes, I recommend
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Silvia
10/10

An experience that I will remember for the rest of my life!

I atended EF Nice and EF Paris. I stayed with host families, where I was able to get truly immersed in the language and French culture. Here you get to practice what you learned in class with natives on a daily basis, so the learning is faster. The host-family makes you feel like at home and it was also nice to live with other EF students.
Both EF schools were great, with awesome professors and activity coordinators that were always there to assist. All professors were commited to their job and the students, so I wouldn’t say that I learned anymore in one city that another! However, the cities were different.
Paris, a beautiful, fast-pace city, has a lot of things to offer no matter what your interests are or what time of the day it is. On the other hand, Nice, a smaller city with a beautiful beach, gives you the opportunity to do short trips to the many cities that lie on the French Riviera, such as Monaco, St. Tropez, and Cannes.
It was a great experience that helped me to meet French as well as international people, develop proficiency in French, and learn about the French culture.

How can this program be improved?
Although the learning experience in Nice and Paris were equally enriching, the physical aspects of the schools were different (Paris being more modern and better-maintained). If I could change something, it would be to make sure to implement consistency in the buildings/classrooms/facilites that the schools offer.
Yes, I recommend

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