Learning French is essential if you wish to come to France for a long period. Indeed, it is advisable to learn French in order to be able to integrate more quickly, establish contacts and also learn about French culture and the new environment in which you are going to live.

Your EURAXESS services centre, in partnership with the Centre de Français Langue Étrangère (French as a Foreign Language Centre) of the CIHEAM-IAMM, offers you various French courses for international doctoral students and researchers during the university year, at competitive prices.

To take advantage of this offer, don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter when you register to EURAXESS online or do not hesitate to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and state your EURAXESS number.

Main organisations offering French classes:

> Accent français
2 rue de Verdun, 34000 Montpellier

> L’Alliance Française de Montpellier
17 rue Marceau, 34000 Montpellier

> IMLS- Institut Méditerranéen de langues et services
20 rue du carré du roi, 34000 Montpellier

> IEFE- Institut études françaises pour étrangers

Université Paul Valéry, Route de Mende, 34199 Montpellier

> ILP- Institut linguistique du Peyrou

22 rue du Grand Saint Jean, 34000 Montpellier

> Institut européen de français
23 rue Saint-Guilhem, 34000 Montpellier

> ILA-Institut linguistique ADENET
33 Grand Rue Jean Moulin, 34000 Montpellier

> Institut Moulin
9 rue de la Loge, 34000 Montpellier

> Méditerranez-vous-Ecole de langues
6 rue Foch, 34000 Montpellier

In addition to French as a foreign language classes, there are other free and paid methods for learning French.

Websites for learning french:

> TV5Monde
International French-speaking television channel. You can learn French easily thanks to their website ‘learn French with TV5MONDE’.

> Duolingo

Free online foreign language learning website

> Babbel

Free online foreign language learning website

> Memrise

> Busuu


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