French language school in Paris

Quality FLE certified - Member of the Collège de Paris

Learn French in a stunning setting in the heart of Paris !

French lessons

Cours de français général

General French lessons


These lessons are designed to optimise oral comprehension and expression and to enable you to communicate with ease in various real life situations.

Cours du soir de français Elfe

Evening classes



Benefit from the best evening classes in Paris for French as a foreign language! Every evening, our teachers provide classes suitable for your level.

Cours de français + stage

French lessons + internship


For students wanting to study French and acquire their first professional experience in a French company.

Cours jeunes au pair

for young au pairs


Elfe can support you while you are an au pair, with French lessons at a suitable level, in groups of 15 people maximum.

Our accreditations

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FLE Quality


Elfe has the official “French as a Foreign Language Quality“ certification. This government accreditation guarantees the quality and professionalism of our teaching, premises, administrative services and lodgings.



Elfe is a founder member of the International Association of Language Centres (IALC), made up of more than 100 international language centres who share the same focus: “to learn a language where it is spoken”.



Elfe is a member of SOUFFLE, an organisation bringing together the best language centres in France that specialise in the teaching of French as a foreign language.



Elfe is accredited by the Centre International d’Etudes Pédagogiques (International Teaching Study Centre) for taking the TCF (French Knowledge Test) in its different forms: to study in France, to apply for French nationality or to emigrate to Quebec.
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Elfe is accredited by competent institutions in various German Länder for “Bildungsurlaub” educational leave for employees.
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Elfe is accredited to receive professors of French as a Foreign Language financed by an Erasmus + scholarship (PIC ID: 919745853).


July 10

Young Indians discover France with Elfe

About thirty young Indians from Mumbai spent two weeks in France during their training at Elfe.

July 6

Take part in our July tours!

Every month, Elfe offers many activities in Paris, every Friday at 1pm, after French classes. Discover the program of the month of July 2018…

April 12

Elfe celebrates francophonie’s week!

From March 17 to 25, it was the 23rd week of the French language and francophonie! On this occasion, Elfe proposed to his students a special day around the 5 senses and the 5 continents.




ELFE has become the base for my explorations of French language and civilisation, of Paris and Parisian life. I have loved Paris, thanks to ELFE, thanks to the professionalism and friendliness of the whole team.

André G.

All the teachers I met convinced me; both in terms of motivation and professionalism. This has given my French language learning new impetus.
I now want to continue to improve my skills in this beautiful language.

Christophe H.

Excellent school! I will go back there. Great approach, varied teaching methods, very good teachers and a friendly atmosphere.

Lucia P.


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