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About Institut Européen de Français

10 good reasons for choosing Institut Européen de Français

Institut Européen de Français

1. Location

The Institut Européen de Français is located in the heart of the historic centre in two of the most beautiful mansions of the city. All places of interest and a wide range of boutiques and restaurants are just a few minutes on foot. You cannot be more central in Montpellier!

2. Facilities


The school offers 13 large and very well equipped classrooms (TV, DVD player, CD player, etc.), a a resource centre and free wifi.

3. Qualified Staff

The Institut Européen de Français only works with qualified and experienced teachers whose mother tongue is French. Classes are held in small groups with an average of 7 and a maximum of 12 participants.

4. Variety and Flexibility of Courses

The Institut Européen de Français guarantees a minimum of 5 different language levels all year round. The placement test that you will take before your arrival will determine in which level you are placed. However, if you find the course too easy or too difficult, you may change levels.

The school's pedagogical method requires students' active participation and encourages intercultural exchange. The courses include all linguistic activities and focus on the receptive skills needed to promote comprehension and oral expression.

5. Accommodation

The Institut Européen de Français has an in-house accommodation department, which guarantees high-standard accommodation. All residential accommodation as well as the carefully selected host families are continuously checked for their performances and quality.

6. Customer Service

The school is well known for their excellent customer service and speedy and transparent as well as precise information from the first contact.

7. Accredited School

The Institut Européen de Français is recognized by the French Foreign language quality label, by Government Departments of Higher Education, Research, Culture and Communication as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The school is one of the top centres in France.

8. Recognition

The Institute is additionally recognized by a lot of institutions, such as the Ministry of Education and Culture (FLE Quality Label), the Academy of Montpellier (Private Higher Education Institution), Bildungsurlaub (recognized training center in all regions of Germany) and many others. The Institut Européen de Français is an examination centre for La Sorbonne-Paris IV University and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris.

9. Cultural Activities

Student Activities

During the entire year, the school offers a minimum of 2 attractive cultural activities and 1 trip per week. All activities are lead by a staff member of the Institut Européen de Français.

10. Ambiance

Montpellier (260.000 inhabitants) is a very dynamic student city (more than 60.000 students) and home to one of the oldest universities in Europe. The city has a rich medieval heritage, a beautiful historic centre, as well as a very Mediterranean atmosphere, which is reflected in the day-to-day life of the city.

The region Languedoc-Roussillon, of which Montpellier is capital, and its neighbouring regions have a very rich history and offer plenty of sites to visit: Carcassonne, Pont du Gard, Nimes, Avignon, Provence, Camargue, Canal du Midi, Aigues-Mortes etc. There are long sandy beaches just a few miles from Montpellier, salt lagoons with wild pink flamingos and more than 300 days of sunshine per year.