French language courses, FLE and literacy
for foreign adults or adults of foreign origin.

Flash Info !

For registrations you must go to the nearer FIL location. You cannot do it online. See the tab “I am looking for a course” to know where is the nearer FIL location and when you can go there.

Migrants, Asylum Seekers, Refugees

Whatever their situation, on French territory, and without any discrimination, FIL provides foreigners with French courses at all levels.
The courses are intended for those who are not elligible for financial aids and cannot afford to pay full course fees.

French courses for adults, whatever their initial level

According to their needs, we direct applicants to the right type of course.
  • For those who have had little or no schooling in their country of origin.
  • For those who have already been trained in their home country and language.

Some figures for this year


Adult students


Volunteer teachers




Sites in Lyon

Student testimonies