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The French Language in your daily life

The EURAXESS Services Mobility Centre offers foreign researchers 32 hours of free training in French as a Foreign Language for those with a beginner's level.

The conditions:
1) Have subscribed to a guest researcher card (free-of-charge)

2) Be taking part in a long-term stay at one of Universit de Lyon's member institutions that does not offer French lessons within its walls

3) Have beginner's or near-beginner's level French

4) Not have already benefited from this offer.

These lessons, which have now been running for a few years, are financially supported by the Rhne-Alpes Region. Once again this year, they will be given by the Alliance Franaise de Lyon as evening classes from 6 pm to 8 pm.

If you're a PhD student, you can also take advantage of beginner's or near-beginner's level French lessons, which will be paid for by your host institution's research department. For more information or to register, contact the relevant people at your host institution directly. You can find their contact details on the website

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the EURAXESS Services Mobility Centre (