Conversational focused French courses in Lyon

Speak French and feel at home in Lyon!

Improve French skills through our French courses with highly interactive mini-group classes and like-minded expats buddies.

Our French courses in Lyon are 100% tailored for newcomers, expatriates, or their partners who already have some base in French (minimum A1 level). It seeks to upgrade their current French abilities to make them more fluent and gain more confidence with the French language. The program helps participants to connect and socialize with locals easily and to deal with everyday life situations with more serenity!

We don't just teach French, but we empower you to have more confidence to speak a new language and we will provide you all the assistance you need to feel at home in Lyon thanks to our network.

30 min



4 to 6 participants max


In the 7th arrondissement of Lyon


From lower beginner (A1) to advanced (C1)


  • ON EVENINGS (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm) at Lyon 7:

- for BEGINNER (A2), from Wednesday, Sept 9th 

- for INTERMEDIATE (B1), from Monday, Sept 7th 

- for INTERMEDIATE (B2), from Tuesday, Sept 8th 

- for ADVANCED (C1), from Thursday, Sept 10th

  • ON MORNINGS (9 am - 11:30 am) at Lyon 2:

-for FALSE BEGINNER (A2/B1), from Friday, Sept 25th

Learn French from the best private French teachers in town!


French and Parisian graduated from Alliance Française de Paris and a specialization in communication (ISCOM Paris), Christel has more than 20 years of experience teaching FLE for adults of different nationalities. Her 17 years spent abroad (United States, Portugal, Belgium, Spain) have given her a great understanding of the challenges of expatriation. Back in France 5 years ago, she specialized in Business French for expatriates and enjoy teaching them their own language with a human and multicultural dimension, essential to their integration.


After a one-year stay in the United States and studying Modern Letters, Valérie turned to teaching French in middle school and then studying French in training centers and schools for adults for almost 18 years in the Paris region. Her experience as a French/FLE trainer in different organizations allowed her to acquire a good mastery of her profession. She works today as a FLE trainer/consultant for expatriates, students and allophone professionals.









Martine has been living in Lyon since September after spending 12 years abroad. During her expatriation, she worked as a kindergarten teacher and a librarian. Graduated from Alliance Française in 2016, she started her Modern Foreign Language teacher career in a British school as a private teacher for adults and young people. Her learning and educational experience has given her a great opportunity to develop her pedagogical skills, that she would be enthusiastic to share.




Who is this program for?

People who want to speak French and want...

- Learn, exercise and assimilate pragmatic and natural vocabulary, idioms, sentence structures that you will be exposed daily to and are used by French native speakers;

- Become familiar with French grammar and use in your daily life;

- Interact in French with more spontaneity and confidence in main topics of everyday life conversations;

- Improve significantly your French comprehension skills and adopt a correct French accent and pronunciation;

- Discover the French culture and the habits of Lyonnais.

Why this program is amazing? 

You will be able to practice your French AND connect with like-minded people. Everyone who joins the French program is highly motivated and classes are constituted of small attendees (6 people max). The course will be given in 100% French. English is totally forbidden unless for extreme misunderstanding. We will take the time to explore, discover and study the language together.


Before to start, you will receive an email inviting you for a Skype call or a 1-on1 meeting in Lyon for a short interview to make sure the program can fully match your objectives (~ max 30min) and answer any further specific questions you might have about the program.

What are the charges?

The price for individuals is 220€ for 10h, 360€ for 20h and 480€ for 30h all-inclusive (all taxes included). For businesses and organizations that want their employees (or their partner) to join the program, a distinct cost may apply. In this case, please contact us.

How to embark with Sojoourn? 

  1. You first have to fill this form. It’s free of charge. It allows us to know a bit more about you and your French level. We’ll contact you back within 48h.

  2. Secondly, we want to be sure that this program can fully match your objectives. You will receive an email inviting you to a call (~ max 30min) with a French teacher. 

  3. If you’re convinced that we can help you, we will give you more details about the starting date and the venue.

What Our Learners Say

Shani, Australia

Emmanuelle and the team at Sojoourn have created a great community with lots of activities and opportunities for networking. It's like a one stop shop for expats to help you with everything and anything you need. Personally I have done French classes for 6 months through Sojoourn and it is so much better than standard language schools! Recently I also did some online cooking workshops which were excellent! I highly recommend Sojoourn to any current or future expats.

Martina, Canada

French courses with Sojoourn have been a life-saver for me. I'm a busy professional with a tight schedule, and got matched up with an amazing teacher who fits right in to my lifestyle. I can already see my French improving!

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