Cours de Civilisation Française de La Sorbonne
CCFS Sorbonne

Study French in the heart of Paris.

The Cours de Civilisation Française de La Sorbonne (CCFS) was founded in 1919 and is located in the prestigious Montparnasse neighborhood of Paris. As an independent educational institution dedicated to French language instruction and the promotion of French culture, CCFS has designed programs for international students who seek an intensive French Language immersion experience. Courses are taught by highly-qualified instructors, who employ innovative techniques to help students expand their grasp of the French language and to deepen their understanding of French culture.

U.S. School of Record
St. Norbert College (WI)
— starting Fall 2023: St. Martin’s University (WA)

Language of Instruction
French immersion

Wide mix of international students


  • An immersive French Language experience for students at all levels.
  • CCFS enjoys an international reputation for excellence in French instruction.
  • Located in the heart of Paris, CCFS invites students to experience the richness of French culture.

Through a combination of intensive classroom work and language lab techniques, students gain proficiency in all areas of French grammar, as well as gaining confidence in oral and written expression. Language classes are kept small, to ensure each student receives maximum benefit. CCFS students can also extend their language immersion experience by attending lectures focused on various aspects of French culture.

Student Life at CCFS

The international student body at CCFS benefits from small class sizes and one-on-one attention from instructors. In addition, intensive work in the phonetics labs helps students make rapid progress in both grammar and practical applications of the French language. Civilization lectures are taught by experts in the field and are presented in French, to help students perfect their oral comprehension. In all academic settings, CCFS places a premium on interaction as a prime vehicle for learning.