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Speak French everyday

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When you learn French language in France, it’s easy to speak French daily!

Participate in our activities to keep on learning French after your courses

Check out our tips to speak French after your courses !

Register to our cultural activities

Speak French with other students, teachers or volunteers : our activites are designed for you to keep on learning French after your courses. Cinéclubcultural visits, biblio games, AFLyon parties : there are plenty of occasions, all you need to do is to register !

Find a French Buddy

The BuddySystem, a students to students platform developped ESN CosmoLyon will help have a fresh start in Lyon ! They help you making contact with French students willing to meet and help international students ! A great way to meet French people and discover France !

Speak French with French native speakers

Go to language exchange events

A few tips to meet and speak with local French people interested in your culture and language : Blabla Language Exchange offers several dates in Lyon : don’t forget to register // KOTOPO, an incredible cross-cultural area // Lyon’s public librairies organise  monthly events.

Become an active member of a non profit organisation

Interested in environmental protection, help of the most deprived people or organizing cultural events ?  Find an association which activity is in line with your interests, and participate voluntarily to its activity. Meeting French people is easy when you share the same interests and supporting the same cause !


Speak French when shopping at a local market

Shop at a local market

Going to the market is very French! Find a local market close to where you live and shop there regularly. It is a great way to speak French as you can discuss with the local merchants about their products, get recipies and tips and even get to know your neighborsCheck opening days/time of Lyon’s markets

(c) Brice Robert / Lyon tourisme et congrès