Why choose ILCF?

A pioneer in the teaching of French as a foreign language, the Institut de Langue et de Culture Françaises (ILCF) provides certified, top-quality instruction thanks to its experienced, fully-qualified teaching staff.

ILCF was founded as early as 1948 by the Institut Catholique de Paris, an influential actor within the French-speaking world.

Learning the French language and culture

Over a period of half a century, the school has trained over 130,000 students.
Each semester, a wide selection of courses allows students a better understanding of France’s diverse, multifaceted culture.

Numerous conferences, symposiums and colloquiums are scheduled weekly for ILCF students.

A campus in the heart of Paris

On campus, enjoy access to numerous leisure and dining areas, as well as student activities, for a full immersion in the campus life of this French university, a historic institution in the midst of transformation and ideally located in the heart of Paris.


Kwamé: From NYC to Paris

Kwamé Sorrell is originally from New York City, and a student at CUNY Queens College. He is also an ILCF alumni. Read more about his experience learning French at ILCF.

Diego: Executive Director of the Irish National Opera & Student at ILCF

Diego Fasciati is the Executive Director of the Irish National Opera. He is originally from Switzerland, but has lived in Dublin, Ireland since 2001. Read more about his experience learning French at ILCF.

Azizah: from Indonesia to Paris!

Azizah Syiami Mutik is an ILCF student from Indonesia. Read more about her experience moving to France and learning French.

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