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Program Details - E.L.F.E - Ecole de Langue Francaise pour Etrangers - Paris, France

Primary Mailing Address

ATTN: Elodie Visciere
Address: 8 Villa Ballu (entrance at 23 rue Ballu)
City / Province: Paris, Ile-de-France
Postal Code 75009
Country: France

Primary Contact Information

Phone: ++ 33 1 4878 7300

General Program Information

For over 20 years, E.L.F.E (Ecole de Langue Francais pour Etrangers) has gained a worldwide reputation in teaching French as a foreign language to adults in small groups of 6 people maximum.

The school occupies a charming 19th century mansion house in the centre of Paris (between the famous Moulin Rouge and Opera Garnier) at the end of a cobbled courtyard with calm and leafy surroundings.

Our school offers a range of general French programmes from beginner to advanced level, which students can join on every Monday of the year for 1 week or more. In addition, our school has considerable experience in arranging courses in specific areas (business French, French for banking and insurance, medical French, French for diplomacy and French examination preparation) and in designing customised group training (e.g. Study Abroad Program for American Students).

Students enrolled on our standard mini-group programme can choose to study for 15 hours/week (equivalent to 20 lessons of 45 minutes), or 30 hours/week (equivalent to 40 lessons of 45 minutes) for a more intensive version.

How can one learn a language without discovering the culture of the country where it is spoken? Our programmes allow students to discover Paris and French culture after their morning classes: civilisation lessons with an excursion in Paris, cookery and wine-tasting lessons, and cross-cultural workshops.

Discover the daily life of a French family! Host family accommodation is an efficient and agreeable counterpart to the learning of a language. Accommodation is a very important element in the success of a language trip. We can guarantee the quality of our families in Paris and its residential suburbs due to a rigorous selection process.

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Emilio (a.k.a Angel Martinez), Spain (07/09/09 - 18/09/09)
" I am really pleased with the French course that I followed at E.L.F.E. The school is a nice school where to study French because the environment is pleasant and the personnel are professional and friendly. The teachers have a lot of teaching experience and they are of great help for progressing rapidly. Moreover, the school provides sufficient teaching material so that the course progresses adequately. I have learnt more than I would have expected to learn in a two week course. "

Richard Moran, USA (09/06/08 - 20/06/08 and 08/06/09 - 19/06/09)
"The classes at E.L.F.E are wonderful.  The teachers are extraordinary:  dedicated, creative, easy to talk with. They put a lot of work into making each class different and interesting, providing a mix of conversation, grammar, listening to songs and radio programs, work on idioms, cultural notes, etc.  It was all very enjoyable, and I would recommend it to students at all levels" 

Anastasia Romashkina, Russia (20/10/08 � 24/10/08)
" The lessons were excellent! It is very good to allow students to hear different ways of speaking and different dynamics of both teachers. The course exceeded my expectations and I hope to come back again! "

Programs For
Mature Adults
All Age Adults

Subject Taught
Teacher Workshops
Language & Culture
Professional Devel.
Liberal Arts
Fine Arts