The choice of course naturally depends on your goal.
Do you want to advance as quickly as possible because you need to use the language in the near future and are you able to make yourself available over a short period? An Intensive Course would be the most suitable: in two weeks, you will notice significant improvement and in four weeks you will be able to pass onto the next sublevel! For even faster results, combine this course with individual coaching, in line with your needs or difficulties (pronunciation, grammar etc.).
Do you wish to advance in your own time, while continuing other activities? Our Progressive Courses allows you to do so, whether it be during the day, in the evening or at the weekend.
Do you wish to practise a language that you have learned, but in which you feel a bit rusty? Then the Conversation Tables are for you, which are a place of exchange and oral practice - moderated by your instructor, of course.
Do you wish to work on a particular skill area? We offer Workshops or Private Courses to be taken alone or as a complement to another course.
To sign up, you may either:
Yes, group courses may be paid in three installments without additional charge. Select "Payment by credit card" (VISA, MasterCard) when signing up online and tick the box declaring "I would like to pay for my enrollment in three instalments, without additional charge".
The CLL always has a plan to help you throw yourself into one of the various programmes that it offers. This assistance is in various forms (promotions, reductions etc.) and depend on different factors. Consult the Advantages page.
Before the start of your programme, we invite you to sit a free level assessment test on our website.
The CLL applies the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), the international standard in the field of language learning. Each level is defined on a basis of precise skills in the target language (understanding and using idiomatic expressions, express an opinion on a news item etc.).
It is really about breaking into the language, its sounds, and learning some very simples sentences. At the end of the level, you will be able to speak about yourself and your immediate environment and, for example:
Imagine that you are completely immersed in a country: if you have reached this level, you will be able to survive without a problem! Eating, sleeping, getting around and even having simple conversations with native speakers! At the end of the level, you will be able to describe your past, present and future environment and, for example:
If you have achieved this level, you have stepped over a threshold in your learning: you can have steady conversations and give your opinion. You will, for example, be able to:
That’s it! After all your efforts, you are finally at ease with the language. You understand all conversations, you can attend a conference and contribute to it and take part in meetings at work. A conversation with a native speaker doesn’t cause any stress for either party. You express yourself easily, naturally and effectively. You will, for example, be able to:
You are perfectly at ease with the language: you understand its subtleties and registers. You will, for example, be able to:
Two sessions of 30 hours or three sessions of 20 hours are needed to reach A1 Level and four sessions of 30 hours or six sessions of 20 hours for the following levels.
The groups and programmes are always designed on the basis of your starting level.
If the number of enrollments is less that the minimum number specified for the programme, we reserve the right to cancel the course in return for a full reimbursement of the amount already paid.
In the case of absence of a group course, your trainer will provide you with the material and exercises used in class on your return.
For short term programmes (up to 14 days), we recommend that you take out cancellation insurance. If you cannot participate in part of the course because of circumstances covered (illness, accident, property damage, dismissal or a new job, divorce or separation, entrance exams etc.), you will receive a reimbursement pro rata for the days missed.
“A la carte” individual and group courses are custom made, based on the wishes and objectives that you have communicated to us. Timetables are also à la carte: it is based on your availability that we will suggest a timetable. This may change during the session, with direct agreement between the trainer and yourself and respecting our terms and conditions.
Group classes place great emphasis on oral communication: conversation. Language acquisition is achieved in situations of everyday life. The themes and situations dealt with are adapted to the participants’ needs: we guarantee courses that are structured but personalised according to your own objectives, level and areas of interest.
Yes, over 80% of our trainers teach their mother tongue. The others are selected on the basis of their skills and experience (long term stay in a country where the language is spoken, linguistic environment, academic and pedagogical experience in this language etc.).
Our four Language Centres are easily accessible by car or public transport. You will find travel advice and a map for each centre on the Contact page.
Yes, a certificate in electronic format is sent to you at the end of your course of study on condition that you have participated in at least 75% of the classes. Your electronic certificate, designed for ease of printing and sharing by email or on social networks (LinkedIn, Facebook etc.), includes the dates and number of hours of the programme you completed as well as the level attained at the end of your study.