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)
Language of Instruction
Wide mix of international students
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.
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.
SAI is dedicated to providing academic and cultural learning experiences abroad that enhance global awareness, professional development and social responsibility. We concentrate our programs in Europe, with a focus on in-depth learning of individual European countries and their unique global role in the geopolitical economy, humanities, and in the arts.