French Language & Culture Institute

Our carefully crafted French Language and Culture Institute provides not only rigorous instruction that reviews grammar, vocabulary and improves pronunciation, it also allows you to fully immerse yourself in French language and culture inside and outside the classroom. All classes are taught by experienced, native French professors and include dynamic teaching methods using theme-based seminars and café-based conversations, as well as guided walking tours around Paris to help you form a deeper connection with this city. 

Every Day Encounters

Daily Opportunities for French Immersion

Cultural Excursions

Immersion into French Culture

Walking Tours

See Paris through the eyes of Parisians

AUP’s carefully designed French programs, called "French Immersion", offer detailed instruction in the French language—reviewing grammar and vocabulary, improving pronunciation—while allowing a first-hand introduction to French culture both in and outside the classroom. Browse our French Immersion program page for more information.

Course Spotlight

French Immersion: Elementary I

Using visual stimuli (advertisements, comics, photographs, etc.), you will will learn to identify and describe places, people and things as well as more abstract spatial, temporal (hour, day, season), and emotional (feelings, thoughts and opinions) ideas. Readings from short texts and everyday encounters (Métro, bank, stores, markets and cafés, etc.) will further help you to quickly become self-sufficient through basic language skills.

See FR1000I-3WK1 French Immersion: Elementary I

Courses starting in June

Click on the course you would like to take, to view the individual dates and times under the header "schedule." Pick from any of the courses below. Your choice is not limited to one category. 

6-week classes designed for AUP students:

  • FR 1100 - Elementary French and Culture I
  • FR 1200 - Elementary French and Culture II

3-week classes designed for Visiting students:

  • FR 1000I - French Immersion: Elementary I 
  • FR 1005I - French Immersion: Elementary II 
  • FR 2005I - French Immersion: Intermediate I 
  • FR 2010I - French Immersion: Intermediate II 

Courses starting in July

Click on the course you would like to take, to view the individual dates and times under the header "schedule."  Pick from any of the courses below. Your choice is not limited to one category. 

3-week classes designed for Visiting students:

  • FR 1000I - French Immersion: Elementary I 
  • FR 1005I - French Immersion: Elementary II
  • FR 2005I - French Immersion: Intermediate I 
  • FR 2010I - French Immersion: Intermediate II