Study French with us

Why you should choose Sojoourn? 

You can study French anywhere, but with us, you get to be a part of an awesome expat family. A choice that makes the difference. 

The Sojoourn French Courses are 100% tailored for newcomers, expatriates, or their partners who would like to better understand the basic grammar, gain confidence to talk in everyday life situations, or simply would like to perfect their accent or conversation skills.

Our native French professors, Christel and Valerie, have more than 20 years of teaching experience and they both have lived abroad as expats. They perfectly understand the struggle of moving to a new country and they are here to give you the warm welcome and the attention you deserve. 

Speak French and feel home in Lyon with Sojoourn.  


30 min


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*In order to benefit the Sojoourn Club member's reductions on the group courses you have to be a member the entire time of your Sojoourn French courses.

You can join our in class small group courses at any time.


2nd and 7th district

IN THE EVENING (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm) at Lyon 7


- for BEGINNER (A2), on Wednesdays

- for INTERMEDIATE (B1), on Mondays

- for INTERMEDIATE (B2), on Tuesdays

- for ADVANCED (C1), on Thursdays

IN THE MORNING (9 am - 11:30 am) at Lyon 2:

-for FALSE BEGINNERS (A2/B1), on Fridays


A1 to C1


4 to 6 participants max

Learn French from the best private French teachers in town!


Christel has graduated from Alliance Française de Paris with a specialisation in communication (ISCOM Paris). With more than 20 years of experience teaching FLE (Français Langue Étrangère) for adults of different nationalities, she can easily adapt her methods to better fit your needs. She has spent 17 years abroad (United States, Portugal, Belgium, Spain), which has given her a great understanding of the challenges of expatriation. After coming back to France in 2015, she specialised in Business French for expatriates. At Sojoourn she enjoys teaching French while transferring her multicultural background.






Valerie has 18 years of experience from teaching French and FLE (Francais Langue Étrangère) in different surroundings in the Paris region. She worked in middle school and taught children, then she moved on to adults from various language training centres. Today she works with students, expats and anglophone professionals. She had the chance to spend one year in the United States while studying Modern Literature. This experience made her unique and more open minded. She is a master of her profession and a beloved teacher at Sojoourn.




Our students said...

Shani, from Australia

Martina, from Canada

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.

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 into my lifestyle. I can already see my French improving!

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