The Institut de Langue Française was founded in 1986 in Paris.
By attending our French classes, you will be well placed in the heart of the french cultural heritage and majors french economic activities. You can also easily discover Parisian lifestyle and the french capital city.
For more than 30 years the ILF has specialized itself in teaching French as a Foreign Language (FFL). Our priority is to offer our students a high quality education with a team of qualified and experienced teachers, graduates from french universities.
The Institut de Langue Française (ILF) is dedicated to anyone wishing to improve or deepen their knowledge of French language and culture from their personal or professional points of view.
KEY POINTS OF THE INSTITUT DE LANGUE FRANÇAISE (ILF)
- ILF is located in a beautiful and typical Haussmannian building in the heart of Paris.
- The ILF method is innovative with qualified and experienced teachers.
- With a wide variety of general French language courses (from beginner to advanced levels).
- Specialization courses in French (spelling, grammar, conversation, business, etc.).
- ILF offers specific programs: Au Pair, evening classes, summer school, private lessons, children’s classes.
- Classes are about 15 people per class.
- We can prepare you for the DELF, DALF and TCF exams.
- After 3 months of course and after validation of your level ILF gives you a certificate of attendance: Certificate and / or Diploma.
- ILF offers you to participate in cultural activities
- ILF can help you with your accommodation according to your budget: carefully selected host families, residences, apartments and hotels all located in Paris.
French, as an Official Language
French remains one of the official languages of many international organizations: it is the second official language of the OECD, headquartered in Paris and one of the six official languages of the United Nations and UNESCO (with English, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, and Arabic). French is the official language of many other international institutions.
French, as Business Language
French is also one of the two working languages of the United Nations, as well as all its agencies. French is one of the three working languages of the African Union. It is also one of the three main working languages of the European Union or the European Commission with German and English. In 2001, 56.8% of the pages received by the European Commission were written in English, and 29.8% were written in French. There is a policy to promote French in the European Union, with the “Multi-annual Plan of Action for French” put in place in 2002 between the French government, Luxembourg and the French Community of Belgium with the support of the French International organization of Francophonie.