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French School in Lausanne

The student entrance is located at the back of platform 1 of the Lausanne train station, right next to the new Coop Pronto store. The center is located above Coop Pronto and Tibits, so you will need to take the elevator to the 2nd floor. The school is easily accessible by car (station parking), train, bus (all lines), metro (M2, station or Grancy stop), on foot or by bike. Easy access from Renens, Crissier, Bussigny, Rolle, Gland or Morges.

Your Lausanne school is a certified fide testing center

Any non-Swiss resident is required to have valid proof of language if they wish to apply for Swiss nationality or to renew their residence permit. The FIDE test is a certified and recognized proof of language issued by the Swiss State Secretariat for Migration (SEM). Depending on your permit status, you will need to prove that you can speak and write at a certain level (going from A1 to B1).

Quickly reach the level you need to get your language passport and register for the fide test in our Lausanne French school.

To discover the dates of the exams or to learn more about fide, click here.

Your French courses in Lausanne

You live in the canton of Lausanne and wish to learn French? We offer French courses at all levels in our center in Lausanne to allow everyone to reach the level of French they aspire to. Whatever your age, your objective and your constraints, you will inevitably find the French course that meets your expectations! Our teaching teams are at your disposal to propose a personalized program and to answer your questions before, during and after the training.

There are countless reasons to improve your French: a professional opportunity, an upcoming trip, a French exam to prepare, insufficient teaching at school or simply a spontaneous desire, all pretexts are good to progress in English.

The Swiss french school method

If, like many people, you have realized in adulthood that your years of French schooling were not enough to master the language as you would like, you have come to the right place. All of our courses are based on a unique learning method inspired by the process of learning your native language. You will learn French the same way you learned French: first by listening to the spoken language and repeating, and then by consolidating these automatisms through writing and grammatical theory. You will experience a course focused on oral French, with an emphasis on practice above all.

French lessons with a teacher, conversation classes, numerous lively and fun activities and a large database of pedagogical resources and exercises accessible online 24 hours a day are all at your service to help you progress quickly and sustainably.


Place de la Gare 11A, Lausanne, 1003, Switzerland

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T: 0216146630

French language courses available in Lausanne:

"Great school to learn French"

“I went through different types of languages schools and methods of learning French in Geneva ( at least 3 another schools). Now I can honestly tell that the Swiss French School is one of the best. The management listens to your suggestions and demands, teachers are excellent, by the end of my study i felt like at home. If you are looking for a long term and good learning of French , then go for it. I would recommend only this school.”

Radmilla M.
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"Staff always extremely polite"

“I find the staff of your school always extremely polite and willing to help, accommodating, positive in attitude and demeanor. It was also very important that at first call the course was reshaped according to my needs. Thank you”

Nina B.
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I recommend it to everyone!

“Very good school, amaizing team. I recommend it to everyone!”

Besma E.
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Rodrigo M.
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"Very useful"

“I was looking for exactly such an approach to learning French. The workshops are useful and the teaching sessions are rather fun. Rachel is great!!”

Sampoorna R.
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"Useful Conversation Classes"

“The method is interesting but where I believe to receive real value is when attending the conversation classes. During the conversation classes I can meet and exchange with diversified people with different cultures.”

Claude O.
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"I only had positive experiences"

“I only had positive experiences with all my interactions at the Swiss French School. Keep it up!”

Monique (.
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Great school!

“Great school!”

Salva V.
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"High level of professionalism"

“A very friendly environment with high level of professionalism. The professors makes sure that students understand each lesson and of course attending the workshops really helps to practice not only in grammatical way but also in pronunciation. Not to mention the friendly receptionists who do their best to schedule the lessons according to students' availability.”

Racene R.
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"French language student"

“The Swiss French School program suits me very well. The fact that I can take my courses in a flexible manner falls within my wishes for this reason I have not found a match to SFS. Here, I can comfortably say Excellent.”

Rosemary M.
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"I have learn a lot"

“I have learn a lot and I had time for only two weeks despite of I can use the time very good. The teachers are super and they teach very creative and good.”

Sarah A.
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"All the teachers are awesome"

“All the teachers are awesome especially Chloe and Marjorie”

Annyaka L.
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Weekly breakfasts are enjoyable

“We very much enjoyed the studying with the Swiss French School. The flexibility of the lessons allowed us to progress at our own pace. The tutors were very friendly, helpful and patient and we were always made to feel welcome in the school. The school also provided a good environment for studying. We did not make a lot of use of the grammar workshops but found the weekly breakfasts most enjoyable and useful. Covid-19 did have an impact on the course both on us personally as we both got sick and on the school as the breakfasts had to be stopped and the teaching moved to Zoom. Our time lost being sick was very kindly made up by a free extension to our package. We started with the Rosetta Stone software and moved to Speexx and Moodle when this was introduced. Rosetta Stone and Speexx we found easy to use and helpful but Moodle seems awkward and time consuming. Overall a very positive experience and thanks to all at the Swiss French School.”

James Moncur
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Great school

“Great course, it allows to fit all the lessons in a busy schedule.”

Anna Zaborowska
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"Fun learning"

“This is such a great way to improve upon my French skills. The teachers are enthusiastic and encouraging. All support staff are friendly, caring and helpful. The classes are fun and I always come away from each one feeling renewed!”

Grainne A.
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The teachers are very helpful and kind.

“Everything is great. I like the system to learn to do your homeworks befor the class. The teachers are very helpful and kind. I like the socialclub activities”

Riccardo Andina
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“The instructors are first rate and thorough. I have signed up for six more months.”

Christine F.
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"My opinion"

“I had excellent time learning French during my stay in Geneva I plan to continue on my next assignment, hopefully shortly,”

Shubhendu M.
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"Excellente école."

“Excellente équipe, compétent et humaine. Merci bien!”

Paula R.
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"I'm pretty satisfied "

“I'm pretty satisfied with my experience with the teachers and staff at SFS.”

Bindiya D.
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Absolutely happy with this experience

“Excellent teachers display their superb pedagogical expertise to make students understand and acquire the new language in a very dynamic and attractive way. Teaching methodology provides outstanding learning results. Counselors and assistants are always at hand to provide support. I'm absolutely happy with the command of the French language I've acquired at the Swiss French School.”

Miriam A.
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"The good feeling is in this school"

“Thank you very much, and I feel very professional education system,very friendly staff and teacher!”

Tony Z.
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I am very thankful to the Swiss French School

“I am very satisfied with the facilities of this course. It is the best course i have ever attended in my life. The method is really efficient and useful. I loved the atmosphere that you provided for the students. I am very thankful to the Swiss French School to provide me one month trial. I really appreciate it. In one month, i really feel the difference. Now, i am more willing to learn and try to speak french.”

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Very easy to progress!

“I am very happy with the course, nice atmosphere, very easy to progress.”

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"Teachers were good and interactive"

“Teachers were good, interactive and interested”

Frederique S.
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"Excellent travail"

“Je suis très content de l'excellent travail de l'école”

Ana P.
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"Awesome school"

“Unfortunately i don't have much free time to go to the school, but the online program compenses it a lot.”

Guilherme A.
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