Beginners’ French Course in Lyon

From £538 pp

France, Lyon

2 weeks

Small Group up to 12 People

Beginners’ French Course in Lyon

From £538 pp

Gift this experience

Learn French in Lyon on this popular 2-week French course for beginner French levels at this friendly language school; you’ll be amazed at how much you pick up on a French language holiday in Lyon as your lessons can be put into practice outside of the classroom every day.

Valid for 12 months

£471 for one person

What You'll Do

Learn French in Lyon on this popular 2-week French course for beginner French levels at this friendly language school; you’ll be amazed at how much you pick up on a French language holiday in Lyon as your lessons can be put into practice outside of the classroom every day.

As a beginner; learning French in Lyon is the best way to accelerate your language learning experience. Immerse yourself in the local French culture and progress rapidly practising your new found skills in your free time.

You will be taught by highly qualified native French speakers who have a passion for teaching and use proven teaching techniques. Lessons are highly interactive and taught in French so you will speak French from day 1 both inside and outside of the classroom. With 25 lessons per week, you’ll be progressing your French skills rapidly during your stay.

Get more from your holiday, have fun, meet new people and take home a new language skill that will stay with you forever.


Learn French in Lyon, a recognised UNESCO city.

Many optional social and cultural activities to choose from.

Fun intensive and interactive French lessons.

Your Local Host:

French Language School in Lyon

Dedicated to teaching French since 1999, this friendly French language school is located on the 1st and 4th floors of a beautiful art deco building in the historical city of Lyon. It's run by the director, Frédérique and her team of teachers, who are all highly qualified native French speakers with a passion for teaching. The school is also fully accredited.

Experience Itinerary

A Typical Day

– Classes start at 9 am or 1.30 pm each day depending on your language level
– Please note that classes start at 9.45 am and 2 pm on Monday
– Classes run daily Monday through to Friday each week
– You will have 3 group classes per day lasting 45 minutes each
– In the afternoon, you will have a 90-minute workshop designed around activities to work on improving and practising your French language skills in more specific contexts
– There will be a short coffee break between lessons

What can I do after the language lessons?
– Many people on language holidays travel solo so the language school organises a host of social and cultural activities each week to help you to get to know your fellow classmates and to integrate you into the French way of life, some activities are free and others have a small charge and may include:
– Guided tours of the historical town centre of Lyon and its museums and galleries
– Tastings of local products, such as, wine, cheese, chocolate and much more
– Excursions to the Alps to ski in the winter months
– Parties and picnics
– Afternoon trips on the Rhône
– Cinema visits
– Theatre workshops
– You will have plenty of free time to explore the local area and practice your new found language skills or just kick back and relax on this language learning holiday

Where can I stay?
You’re welcome to make your own arrangements so you can pick accommodation to suit your needs, however, optional accommodation can be booked in addition to your language course with a local host family. You can simply add this option to your booking (for an additional charge) and more information can be found in the FAQs section at the bottom of the page.

Location Information

Lyon is perfectly located for those looking to learn French in France in a dynamic cultural city.

– Stunning art deco building
– Centrally located in the heart of historical Lyon
– UNESCO site
– 9 well equipped classrooms
– Internet access in the student room
– WiFi access
– Coffee machine and water fountain
– Library with French DVDs and books
– Many facilities nearby including cinema, ice rink, swimming pool, Opera house, museums, parks, bars and restaurants
– Offers a host of optional social & cultural activities
– Weekend ski trips to the Alps available
– Trips on the Rhône

Nearest airport: Lyon – 45 minutes away from the city centre.


  • 25 French language lessons each week suitable for beginners
  • 3, 45 Minute French lessons per day, Monday to Friday starting at 9 am or 1.30 pm depending on your language level
  • 5, 90-minute workshops per week designed to improve your language skills in more specific contexts
  • A French-language level test (please arrive at 8 am on your first day for a short oral test)
  • Enrolment fee
  • Internet / WiFi Access
  • Optional social and cultural activities (some with a small charge)
  • Textbooks and class materials


- Suitable for beginner French learners
- If you are elementary to advanced level, we do offer an alternative course for you, please get in touch
- Minimum age 18

- The school is open year-round with a break for Christmas
- Beginner French courses start on selected Mondays throughout the year
- If you choose to book the optional accommodation, you will arrive on the Sunday before the course and depart on the Saturday after the course
- Students can also stay for more than 2 weeks, please contact us on hello@nitgb.com for courses lasting one week to one year

Please note that there are no classes on the following days:

5 April
13 May
14 July
1, 11 November
18 December 2021 - 3 January 2022

Lessons falling on a holiday will be reimbursed or replaced with an activity.

Host family

Choose a Home Stay with a local family to enhance your language learning experience. Your hosts may be a couple, family or a single person. All hosts are sociable, like to meet new people and can give a warm welcome to students giving you the opportunity to practice your language skills on a daily basis. You will have your own private room and will share a bathroom. Rooms are safe, clean and are all inspected and approved by the school on a regular basis. You will be provided with breakfast or breakfast and dinner each day, according to your choice, and room prices run from Sunday evening before your course starts to the Saturday morning after your course has finished. The maximum travel time to the school via public transport is 40 minutes. If you have any special requests such as non-smoking, no pets, allergies and so on, please note these in the special requests box during the booking process. These requests will be accommodated where possible but cannot be guaranteed. Please note, a deposit of €150 will be taken for all stays with a family.