Our School

The CILEC, International Centre for Language and Civilization, is there for you, offering you a training adapted to your level as well as many cultural activities in order to make sure you’ll be totally integrated and immerged into the French culture.

Here, you’ll get to meet students coming from more than 100 different countries.

At the CILEC, international opening is a reality. Thanks to our association SaVa (Sainté Ville d’Accueil) and to our programs of integration, mentoring and logistic back-up, you’ll be able to freely interact with French students from Saint Etienne.

So… do not hesitate, come and join us!

Every year, the centre hosts about 300 students of many different nationalities. The students are supervised by an administrative and teaching team, consisting of experienced academic teachers.

The CILEC is welcoming you all year round, from September to August, both during the academic year and the summer. We offer extensive or intensive lessons, from 2 hours to 18 hours a week, according to your availability.

A class matching your level Upon your arrival, you will benefit from an assessment of your French writing and speaking skills in order to be part of the group that suits you best, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, from A1 to C2.