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Learning French in France

It can be difficult to adjust to a new country when you don’t know the language. Fortunately, there are tons of programs in Paris that can facilitate learning French in low-cost environments. The following are just a few fun and creative options for learning French in the city.

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Franglish

Franglish is a program that fosters casual conversations between English speakers and Parisians in local hot spots. They organize speed-dating style events every week in local bars and restaurants where partners talk for 7 minutes in English and then 7 minutes in French. Prices can be as low as €8 for students, includes entrance and a drink. It’s a great way to learn French in a stress-free environment and meet new friends in the city! Click the link to check their calendar.

Lost in Frenchlation

Lost in Frenchlation is a service that provides French cinema with English subtitles for foreign students. The program runs out of Studio 28, Paris’ oldest cinema, Club de l’Étoile, and Luminor cinema. Drinks and mingling are offered before or after each film, providing an opportunity to meet other foreign students in the city. Lost in Frenchlation allows you to enjoy French cinema and learn the language in a creative way. Click the link to see their upcoming showings.

Polyglot Club

Polyglot Club is an organization that provides a multitude of programs for learning French and other languages. It also hosts a public forum where people can post about events in the city or offer language tutoring. The events posted can range anywhere from club parties to skiing excursions. Click the link for more details on upcoming events and to register.

Cité Universitaire – Language Rooms

Every week Cité Universitaire’s Library hosts public conversations in different languages for all students. You do not have to be a Cité Universitaire resident to participate. Simply visit the website for more details and contact the library to register for the next event.

 

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Another great way to learn French is through phone apps. You can practice your language skills easily with these apps, during your daily commute or right before you go to bed. Some apps will even keep you to a schedule and will remind you when it’s time to review again. See the list below for our recommendations.

tolktoo

tolktoo is a great French startup that helps international and native students from the same school to exchange cultures and practice languages together. On the tolktoo app, you enter the languages you speak, those you want to learn, and your interests (music, sport, career…) The app then matches you to other similar students and within a few minutes, you can start a conversation in French with a new French friend! Interested? Go tell your school about tolktoo! Contact: tolktoo@gmail.com Website : https://www.tolktoo-edu.com/

Duolingo

Duolingo is a great app that focuses on repetitive practice in different modes of learning. It mixes speaking, listening and translation exercises in short challenges that keep you on your toes and encourage you to pass the level. The app keeps track of your progress and will send you daily reminders to keep going. Go to the app store to download the app for free or click the link for more information.

Memrise

Memrise uses pop-culture and Internet trends to help you learn different languages. Its main focus is vocabulary and it helps you memorize terms by associating them with popular memes submitted by the community. It makes learning both accessible and fun! Go to the app store to download for free or click the link for more information.

Mindsnack

If you like games, this app is definitely for you. Similar to Duolingo, Mindsnack challenges the user in different mini-games that are focused on vocabulary, grammar, and listening. The user interface is quite charming and makes memorization fun! Click the link for more information or download the app for free in the app store.

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If you are serious about perfecting your French and wish to do so in a professional, academic environment, read this article for recommendations on different courses offered in Paris for the more serious student. Bon courage!

Friends Students Paris

Your Story n°3 : “Making friends before your arrival”

Using the community tab…

Feel Parisien has helped me and many other students transition into life in Paris  seamlessly. A huge part of that for me was the new communication tab they have added to the platform. The communication tab allows you to get to know people who are also studying in Paris, which really put my mind at ease when moving here. Obviously moving to a new country and/or starting at a new school can be very nerve racking but having friends before you even arrive, makes this transition so much easier.

To get to know other students

In my personal experience with the tab I was messaged by a girl on instagram, who is now one of my closest friends here in paris. She had gotten my name from the platform and looked me up. From there I did the same thing finding more and more people to talk to. Soon we had a group chat of girls all sharing our excitement and making plans to explore our new home together. In just a few days we even had a group chat with all of the first year students at my school. It has been a good resource for many to ask questions, voice concerns and ask each other for advice. Many of the students have also used it to arranged meet ups with each other and made lasting friendships. It was especially helpful in my friends situation when her flight got in too late to check into her apartment and she was able to ask me to get her keys for her. It’s very comforting knowing that there are people in your new city looking out for you and helping you every step of the way. I would definitely recommend using this tab to anyone on the platform because having people to explore the city with makes it so much better!

Sydney Petrie

 

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The Sorbonne university

The Sorbonne university is the most famous university in Paris.

Public university in France are the cheapest way to the education. Find here the price (max €500 for la Sorbonne) and keep in mind a private school price its around €7000 per year.

Note : Dauphine is another famous university in Paris but more expensive, find the price here to compare.

If an international student comes to la Sorbonne without an exchange program (Erasmus…) or without having a international agrrement, he is called an “Individual student”.

He has to apply at the Bureau des Validations de Diplomes Etrangers (and not at the Relations Internationales).

He has to pass a french level test and get level B2 for Licence program (Bachelor) and C1 for master (except Master Etudes Italiennes, level B2) before applying on E-Candidat.

  1. If you are from Europe

Or

  • From Switzerland
  • a political refugee
  • stateless
  • Child of a diplomate with a position in France
  • French government grant holder or foreigner

You want to apply to the first year of Licence (bachelor program):

You have passed your high school diploma in a European country the year before the application to la Sorbonne:

  • You have to apply at the Admission Post Bac (APB), on the website from 20 January to 20 of March 2016.
  • Only for European or people from Switzerland.

You have passed your high school diploma NOT in a European country or you have a international high school diploma:

  • You have to apply from 4 April 2016 to 13 June 2016 online

If you want to apply to 2 nd , 3rd year of LICENCE or in a MASTER program :

(You only can apply in your major course area). 

  • You have to apply from 4 April 2016 to 13 June 2016 online

For an application in L2, L3 and Master LEA : 

You have to prove that your studied two foreign languages, Law, Economy and Management.

For an application to L1 of Music and Musicology you have to pass a practical test before

French level required : B2

For an application to a Doctorat :

You have to contact La Maison de la Recherche

2. If you are from a CEF country 

You have to contact the branch Campus France indoor country.

3. If you are NOT from a CEF country

If you want to apply to the first year of LICENCE :

You have to download the application form (DAP Blanche) from the 15 November 2015 and the 22 of January 2016 on the website of the Service Culturel de l’Ambassade de France of you country.

  • If you are living in France  :

You have to download the application form (DAP Blanche) from the 15 November 2015 and the 22 of January 2016 on the website of the Ministère de l’enseignement supérieur. 

If you want to apply to 2nd and 3rd year of LICENCE or MASTER:

(You only can apply in your major course area). 

You have to apply to Campus France from 15 November 2015 to 30 March 2016 

  • If you are NOT from a CEF country or if you’re on the French territory :

You have to apply online from 4th April 2016 to 13 of June 2016

 

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