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French language training programmes

Created in 1984 by the University of Louvain (UCLouvain), CLL Language Centres provide language training for adults, teenagers, children and companies.

For over 30 years, the French department has offered a wide range of intensive French language programmes including the discovery of cultural aspects that bring the language to life within the Belgian French speaking environment.

Our proximity with the University gives us the opportunity to welcome you on the 2 university campuses situated in Brussels - a cosmopolitan city and the meeting point of Europe, and Louvain-la-Neuve, a university town which opens out to the world.

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Summer 2018

French courses in Brussels

French4Life : Alizé Programme

This summer, you have decided to give your level in French a jump-start!

Since you have come to live or work in Belgium, your aim is to master the language to feel more at ease with your personal or professional contacts.

So, opt for our Alizé Programme, two weeks of intensive French lessons in Brussels.


French4Work : Summer Evening

You work with French-speakers and would like to boost your level rapidly to be more efficient at work.

Choose our evening intensive courses organized in small groups.


French courses in Louvain-la-Neuve

French4Study : Magellan Programme

French is an important language for your studies or research. You have come to stay in Belgium on an Erasmus+ programme or to do a PHD.

So, opt for our Magellan Programme, organized in the university town of Louvain-la-Neuve.

What a fine opportunity to combine intensive French lessons with the discovery of Belgian University life!


French exams

CLL is an officially authorized exam centre for the "Test d'Evaluation de Français". The exam, organized by the CCI Paris Ile-de-France, provides the candidate with a linguistic x-ray of their level in French.

Take a French exam in Brussels with CLL

Accommodation in Brussels and Louvain-la-Neuve

Belgium, a multilingual country, located in the heart of Europe, just a stone’s throw away from Paris, London and Amsterdam, is an attractive destination for learning French and soaking up the culture.

Its capital, Brussels, is a cosmopolitan and multicultural city, the home of the European Union, NATO and numerous other international organisations.

There is so much to see, including the medieval Grand-Place and the superb Art Nouveau houses. You can visit Ghent, Bruges and Leuven and discover the splendour of Flemish architecture. An escapade to the Ardennes or the Fagnes will delight nature lovers and let’s not forget a seaside outing to the Belgian coast!

We know how important your accommodation is, and so we offer a wide choice. You will find hereunder the description of accommodation types.


Accommodation in Brussels

The CLL in Brussels offers you accommodation throughout the year.

Host family accommodation

Staying with a host family is clearly the best formula for practising your French in everyday situations. Our families are carefully chosen for their sense of welcome and intercultural openness.

You participate actively in their family life. You eat breakfast with the family and join them for their evening meal.

All the host families selected live in the close neighbourhood of CLL and/or are close to public transport with easy access to the campus.

Do not hesitate to contact CLL Brussels for further information on this option.

Staying in an Apartment or Furnished Studio

Brussels Destination partner of the CLL for the accommodation of international students

CLL works in association with Brussels Destination, which offers personalized solutions for stays in Brussels. Please contact us to specify the kind of accommodation you prefer. We will then put you in contact with Brussels Destination.

Please note: given the great demand for accommodation in Brussels, you need to reserve as early as possible.

Staying at Bed & Breakfasts

Bed & Brussels has a collection of over 350 Bed & Breakfasts in Brussels for short stays of 1 day to 1 month.


Accommodation in Louvain-la-Neuve

Student room

This is the most popular type of accommodation for students on a Belgian university campus.

It enables students to mingle and share their life with others, all the while enjoying great autonomy.

This kind of accommodation usually takes the form of a private room situated in a house or apartment occupied by several students. Each room comprises a bed, a washbasin, cupboards and a desk. The common rooms are shared by those living in the house or apartment. A central living space (living-room, dining-room) usually includes a large, fitted kitchen. Bathroom facilities are also shared.

To book a studio or a room, address our partner Génération Campus directly (+32 10 47 50 77). Don’t forget to mention that you have just taken a course at CLL.

Host family accommodation

We also offer accommodation in a room with a host family in the neighbourhood of Louvain-la-Neuve. This comprises a private bedroom and breakfast with the family. Bathroom facilities are shared.

Do not hesitate to contact CLL Louvain-la-Neuve for further information on this option.