About us

Our job: teaching French in France. Our mission: make you live a unique experience!

Les ateliers FL are deeply involved in the world of French education and the schools are characterised by the quality of teaching standards and their innovative approach in terms of educational development.



Les ateliers FL aim to create a special atmosphere within its schools to facilitate and promote sharing. Students, teaching and administrative staff, host families, all strive to make each stay a memorable one. Sharing experiences, exhibitions, outings, sports, excursions, … More than just a language course, our schools offer a real human and cultural adventure!



Les ateliers FL are actively involved in all bodies and major international events concerning French as a Foreign Language.

Find more about our accreditations here !

Our schools in Metropolitan France have been awarded the « Qualité Français Langue Etrangère» label for the quality of their teaching and services.

Our school in Lyon has just opened and had not the chance to be audited yet !

10 good reasons to learn French in our schools

1. Studying at Les ateliers FL will enable you to speak French on the 5 continents (2nd language with English).

  • 300 millions of francophones in the world in 2018 (estimated of 700 millions in 2050, i.e 8% of the global population!)
  • French is an (or the) official language in 32 States and governments, members of the O.I.F Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (International Francophone Organization).
  • The Francophonie in the world. French is the second most taught foreign language in the world!


2. Learning French is an additional advantage to find a job or boost your career. Thanks to our Work Experience program, our team propose you internships or jobs in France and a help to have all the cards in your hands to start your career in France and in French!

  • France is the 5th global commercial power.
  • 3rd destination for foreign investment.
  • 3rd country hosting foreign students.

3. It is more than being a simple tourist. Les ateliers FL, with its 6 schools in the most beautiful areas of France, enables you to visit France in the best conditions and overall make you live the real French life!

  • France is the most visited country in the world with about 90 millions of foreigners that came in 2019.
  • A unique culture, spirit and art de vivre.

4. It is a privileged access to our culture that we propose you through our many and varied activities. Visits of our schools neighbourhoods, movie club, day trips… our French cities and regions will have no more secrets for you.

Our different programs will enable you to learn more than a language : a way of life!

  • French & Cuisine program in Paris, Nice and Lyon
  • French & Sport programs in Nice, Biarritz and Martinique
  • French & Fashion program in Paris

France is known and reputed in all the arts (drama, visual arts, danse, architecture, litterature, cinema, songs…).

Learning French with us is to learn and know the language of Victor Hugo, Molière, Édith Piaf, Jean-Paul Sartre, Daft Punk, Marion Cotillard, Jean Dujardin as well…

5. Thanks to our special “Pathway” program in Lyon, Bordeaux or Nice to prepare you for University, we give you a great opening to study in French universities.

  • Reputed universities or prestigious management, engineering, art, design, cooking schools ranked among the highest eduacaion establishments in Europe and in the whole world.
  • Get a scholarship from the French government to follow a postgraduate level in France in all subjects and get an international diploma internationaly renowed.

6. It is to get an asset for international relations. French is indeed the UNO, E.U, UNESCO, NATO, International Olympic Committee, International Red Cross, and many other international judicial instances work and official language. French is the language of the three head office cities of the european institutions: Strasbourg, Bruxelles and Luxembourg.

7. It is a language easy to learn thanks to our modern pedagogy based on communication.

8. It is a tailor-made learning method for our students. our pedagogical team has created an academic monitoring process and has set up for each student a personnalized welcome and pedagogical follow-up with our dedicated teachers. These teachers’ aim is to ensure the effectiveness of each training course and the progress of each student according to their personnal and individual goal. We offer as well many activities to deepen what has been seen in the class in order to enrich and adapt the programs to the best to the needs and goals of the students.

9. It is a language to learn other languages. Learning French helps to learn other languages, especially the Latin languages (Spanish, iItalian, Portuguese, Romanian language) and English of course since French provided more than 50% of the current English vocabulary !

10. It is the language of love and wit. To learn French is first the pleasure to learn a beautiful, rich and melodious language, often called the language of love. French is also an analytical language that structures thought and develops critical thinking, which is a valuable skill for discussions and negotiations.

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Last page update : 17/01/2024