Learn the French You Need to Thrive in Paris

When living in Paris, the French you need to make life run smoothly is quite different from the textbook French from your school days. With our personalized French lessons, you can learn to converse confidently with locals, handle administrative transactions, dive deep into Parisian culture and simply begin to feel at home.

Private French Lessons

Our one-on-one French lessons for expats in Paris are fully customized, each designed with your personal language learning goals in mind. Whether you want to take a few lessons to refresh existing skills, or develop a long-term French course aimed at fluency, our experienced French teachers are committed to helping you hit your linguistic targets.

Among other things, our personalized French lessons can help you:​

  • Learn to speak confidently with landlords, neighbors and in-laws
  • Understand and navigate French bureaucracy, from forms to meetings
  • Converse fluidly on specific topics relevant to your life
  • Prepare for French job interviews
  • See Paris with the eyes of a local
  • Practice everyday situations outside the classroom with your teacher

These private lessons take place entirely at your convenience. We’ll come to your office or home, or you can come to one of our classrooms.

Even better, you can even have lessons at your favorite spot in Paris: a cozy café, while shopping at one of Paris’s famed markets, or even in front of your favorite sculpture at the Louvre.  After all, if you’re going to take French lessons in Paris, what better way to learn than in real-life settings?

Small Private Group French Lessons (2-5 People)

Our small private group classes are perfect for colleagues, families, couples, and friends looking to learn French together in an intimate setting. ​ We will help your group develop their business, social and specific French that you need.​ If your intended group has differing levels of French, have no worries. We are experienced in handling the varied needs of everyone in the group whatever their backgrounds.​

Micro-Group Intensive French Classes​

Prefer to take lessons in an intimate group setting? We’ve got that covered too.

Our micro-group intensive French lessons for Expats in Paris focus on the development of oral skills in social and practical environments. They are designed for students who want to improve their understanding and speaking abilities through interactive experiences.

During class, you will rapidly improve your communication skills in a variety of everyday situations. You will work on grammar and vocabulary on a given theme, as well as polish your pronunciation while doing real-life exercises. We use innovative education materials, including videos and e-learning, to maximize your exposure to the language and help you progress efficiently and rapidly.

Class size is limited to a maximum of 6 students. You can create a small group class with family members, fellow expats or colleagues, or we can put one together for you. Differing levels of French in the group is not of concern. We are skilled at handling the varied linguistic needs of each individual in the group while making the class a beneficial experience for all.

Additional Services 

The French As You Like It staff is fluent English and we offer administrative services as needed. We can help you with translating French forms, documents, applications, resumes and other writings.

…Whenever you like

For private lessons: 7 days a week between 7am- 9pm, weekends and public holidays included.

For Micro Group classes : Monday through Friday, starting at 9.15am each morning and finishing at either 10:45pm or 12:45pm depending if you are taking Mid-morning or Full morning classes.

…Wherever you like

For private lessons : Your home, workplace, a FAYLI school room or anywhere you wish in Paris

For Micro Group classes : French As You Like It’s classroom: Espace Altura, 46 rue Saint-Antoine, 75004 Paris. View on Google Maps.

… As often as you like

From a single week of classes to an ongoing program, we can accommodate you. You may also choose to create a program that combines both one-on-one French lessons and intensive weekly micro-group. It’s up to you.

Private individual 1 on 1 lessons

 € Per lesson *

 >40 lessons €55
 20-39 lessons €60
 1-19 lessons €65


Small private group: (2-5 people)

 € Per lesson *

 > 30 lessons €70
 15-29 lessons €75
 1-14  lessons €80

* 1 lesson = 45; minimum lenght of 2 lessons = 90

Micro Group French classes

 € Per week

 Weekly « Mid-morning » course Monday to Friday : 9:15am – 10:45am €275
 Weekly Morning course Monday to Friday : 9:15am – 12:45pm €445

*Classes from High Beginner to Advanced, limited to 6 students, registration fee of 80€ 

you may pay by card, bank transfer, eurocheck, Paypal and credit card

How to start

If you wish to register your child for Micro-group classes either on Mid Morning or Full Morning sessions, you can click on the link below and register directly in less than 1 minute

Check availability and prices here

To set up your first private lesson or blend of French classes with our other activities and services, please fill out the form below. We will then start the process of carefully pairing you with one of our skilled French teachers and confirming your first lesson. We are usually able to get your lessons going within 48 hours. You are also welcome to give us a call at +33 (0)1 85 09 90 14 or email [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you here soon!

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