Learn French

Language & Culture!

ESA offers two options for your language study (Survival French & Institut Catholique).

Academic credit may be available from our institutional partners.


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Survival French

An ESA faculty-led introductory French program. Includes a Survival French language class plus the Survival French Culture class. Classes are small. On some days there will be visits to other sites.

Institut Catholique

A complete university-level course (approximately 60 contact hours)


ESA works closely with the Institut Catholique de Paris, a private French university of international reputation, to provide you with the very best language instruction available in Paris. Small classes, excellent teachers, up-to-date materials, a pleasant 5-10 minute walk from our residences make learning French fun.

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