The Institut français is the official French government centre of language and culture in London, and has been teaching French since 1910.
In addition to general language courses, we cover cultural, business and professional aspects of French. We offer a wide choice of courses and levels, either one-to-one or in groups, at an equally wide choice of days and times. You can take lessons at our two London venues, in South Kensington (full offer) or Kentish Town (Standard, A la Carte & Young Learners), or online.
Our 80 instructors are all native French speakers, qualified and highly trained professionals teachers. We also hold regular seminars to keep our tutors up to date on the latest teaching methods.
We offer a friendly and stimulating environment to help you gain confidence in French. The emphasis is on communication, both oral and written, through active student participation. All classes are conducted in French.
Our Facilities in South Ken & Kentish Town
At our Language centre in South Kensington, you will have full access to a language laboratory, video and audio-visual equipment, the latest teaching aids and a direct satellite link to French TV. We have opened new French courses in Kentish Town, in the welcoming environment of the Collège français bilingue de Londres.
Helping You Every Step of the Way
From the start, we make sure that you are placed in the most suitable class by arranging a free initial assessment by phone. Throughout your French studies, we check your progress regularly. At the end of your course, you can ask for a Certificate of Attendance, specifying your level of French.
Giving you extra
We are the only language centre that also offers you a cultural experience. All our students are entitled to free membership to our Cultural Centre in South Kensington for one year.
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