Immerse yourself into the French way of life!
Learning French at the Marco Polo Institute - French as a Foreign Language
You are an agency,
a foreign school or university
Are you looking for openness to the world and outward contacts? Looking to collaborate with France? We offer French as a Foreign Language training and integration courses in higher education.
The Marco Polo Institute support your students in their effort to join a French school or university.
We are privileged partners of several colleges and universities so that we can offer adequate pathways to foreign students to facilitate their integration into French universities or colleges.
You are a foreign student and wish to learn French
With our French as a Foreign Language (FLE) courses, it is now possible to learn French in a fun and effective way while making rapid progress.
It is often said that learning a language is never better than when you immerse yourself in a country, in its culture. It is true that practicing the language on a daily basis, in a dynamic and sufficiently calm and studious environment, makes it possible to progress quickly.
That is why we have decided to develop, in addition to traditional French as a Foreign Language (FLE) training, several pathways allowing you to learn the French language and culture. Furthermore, these pathways help you get ready to join schools or universities in the best possible conditions.
Optimise your French as a Foreign Language (FLE) training
Our Institute takes several factors into account to optimise your French as a Foreign Language (FLE) training.
Adapted course levels
We attach great importance to providing each of you with an appropriate course level so that you can benefit from the best learning conditions.
Small groups to optimise learning
First of all, we organise groups of 12 people maximum to promote interactions and exchanges.
Likewise, it creates a friendly and caring atmosphere.
Finally, we make sure to respect everyone's learning pace with individual follow-up.
A lively and dynamic education
If written expression remains important, we favour oral expression and comprehension. To be able to understand, follow and participate in a discussion brings you so much satisfaction, don't you think?
Learning French at the Marco Polo Institute is therefore intended to be pragmatic and effective, and aims to:
- Integrate linguistic and cultural knowledge
- Develop your fluency in the understanding and expression of the language,
- Develop your communication skills.
Varied educational activities
Our teachers rely on role playing, situationsal exercises, or even authentic written, audio or video documents. And all these elements combined allow an optimal interplay between the participants.
Since we don't want anyone to get bored, our trainers establish a dynamic and inspiring learning pace, conducive to concentration and motivation..
Competent and enthusiastic teachers.
Because we strive for excellence, we focus on working mainly with training partners who own the FLE Quality Label.
Moreover, our trainers are specialised and qualified in teaching the French language to foreigners.
The success of your progress in French also relies on self-study.
We encourage participants to get involved outside of class to put the knowledge learnt into practice, which is essential for you to progress and also to optimise the courses.
The municipal media library is located a few hundred meters from the premises of the Marco Polo Institute. You can borrow novels, magazines, textbooks, films or audio books and also find a very studious workspace. The library also offers many digital resources.
A regular assessment
Assessment is part of learning. Our teachers will assess you regularly and make sure that you're involved in your own assessment.
Finally, we will give you a certificate specifying the level of your courses and your attendance at the end of the course.
Immerse yourself in our culture
Host families to optimise your French as a Foreign Language training
We are fortunate to live in a region brimming with history and gastronomic delights. In fact, Autun is located in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Morvan, surrounded by renowned vineyards. Lulled by our streams and a wonderful natural setting, we are always very delighted to make people discover it.
In order to fully immerse you in the French culture and language, we invite you to meet or stay with an Autun host family.
If you want to give it a try and immerse yourself in our culture, please feel free to let us know!
We will be delighted to support you in this adventure and to find you THE family that will allow you to step into the shoes of a Frenchman/woman!
As a matter of fact, we can only recommend you this format to experience and share unforgettable moments and perhaps even make lifelong friends!