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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.

Year Courses

Group courses

French group courses

Intensive 15hrs/week during 2 weeks, in the morning
Location: Brussels

Trimestrial 4hrs/week during 10 weeks, in the morning or evening
Location: Brussels, Louvain-la-Neuve

Biannual Saturday 3hrs/week during 13 weeks, Saturday morning
Location: Brussels

Progressive 2hrs/week during 10 weeks, at evening
Location: Brussels, Louvain-la-Neuve

Written French 2hrs/week during 10 weeks, in the afternoon
Location: Louvain-la-Neuve, Liège


Individual courses

French private courses

25h / week during 1 week, the whole day
Location: Brussels, Louvain-la-Neuve, Liège

Made to measure
Location: Brussels, Louvain-la-Neuve, Liège


Linguistics workshops

French workshops

Location: Brussels, Louvain-la-Neuve

Conversation Clubs

French Conversation Clubs

Conversation Club during 10 weeks, in the morning
Location: Brussels


Cultural visits

Cultural visits in French

Every Friday, from 13h30 to 16h30, discover Brussels in French:

  • its past and present,
  • its riches and its challenges,
  • his quarters and the people who live in them,
  • sits good addresses and secret corners.

Some examples of themes: Belgian chocolate, Flemish Primitives and Bruegel, Art Nouveau, Magritte, beer, comics,...

Visits are free for all participants in French language training at CLL, during the period of their training.

We are happy to welcome other participants for a fee of 20 euros per visit. Contact CLL Brussels.


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.