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Online French Courses

If you want to keep working on your French or support the school, our teachers are available for Skype lessons. All the details available here:

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Testimonial about Online Courses

"Before this year of the pandemic, the best immersion school I have attended the Ecole Des Trois Ponts. I attended two times and each time my french improved. Now, of course, it is not possible to attend the school. What is possible is online lessons by skype or zoom.
I needed a challenge and decided to try the online program. It has been very rewarding. Having a personal french coach has been, tremendously, helped me with my weak areas. So, if you have a love of the french language and want to grow, I encourage you to start the online program".

Kyla, New-York. USA

Lyon, ville des Lumières le 8 décembre

La Fête des Lumières de Lyon

A l’origine : une fête religieuse

La Fête des Lumières est à l’origine une célébration religieuse où la population de Lyon rend hommage à la Vierge Marie qui est vénérée depuis le Moyen Âge, depuis 1643 précisément, date à laquelle le sud de la France a été durement touché par la peste. A cette époque, les différents représentants de la ville de Lyon, c’est-à-dire les ‘‘échevins‘‘ (magistrats de Lyon), les notables et le prévôt des marchands, ainsi que la population font un voeu : ils promettent solennellement de rendre hommage à la Vierge Marie chaque année si la peste s’arrête et s’éloigne de la ville pour épargner les vies de ses habitants.

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Our French Immersion School near Lyon

When Lyon was called Lugdunum

Just heading south east from Roanne, where you just had your French courses in France, you will not be able to miss the country’s third city by its population : Lyon.

The city is known mainly for its gastronomy and the number of chefs it provided to French cuisine.

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eiffel tower

The Eiffel Tower, history and gastronomy

If you ask anyone on this planet the name of the most famous monument in the world, they will certainly give you one answer : The Eiffel Tower. For anyone taking French courses in a french immersion school, this is a must to visit !

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Discover invisible french letters in our French immersion school

Why half of the letters in a French word are never pronounced ?

Do you remember those first French courses you had ? Unlike many languages, the way to read French is not straightforward. You see the letters, you can clearly read them, but it sounds nothing like the way it should. And you accent has nothing to do with it.

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The pros of a French immersion school

The difference between "Classroom French" and "Real Life French"

This is one of the great mystery of french language learning (or any language learning!). How come there is such a huge gap between what Mrs Harrison the French language teacher in High School, who was supposed to be fluent, taught me and what I first experienced in real life in France?

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A French immersion school to overcome difficulties

Learning French easily: the difficulties and how to overcome them

There are so many reasons to learn French. The first one is very simple: the beauty of the language, the way it sounds. The French simply need to say a few words to turn any simple and casual phrase into poetry to any foreign hear. French literature is also another excellent reason why anyone would like to learn the French language.

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Studying in a French immersion school

The most efficient way to learn French fast

The learning process is often see, and rightfully so, as time consuming. Some domains are particularly concerned by this issue. Learning a language is one of them.

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On what to focus in a French immersion school ?

What you need to focus on when learning a new language

Hello lovers of France and French and new learners of the language of Molière! Today, we present you what you need to focus on when learning a new language.

"Pour chaque langue que l’on parle, on vit une nouvelle vie. Celui qui ne connaît qu’une seule langue ne vit qu’une seule fois" – proverbe tchèque

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Preparing for your language stay at the Ecole des Trois Ponts

Preparing for your language stay at the Ecole des Trois Ponts

We would like to offer some advice that, we hope, will address some subjects that you may want to consider, as well as some specific answers to questions that you might have for us.

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A French immersion school to join French-speaking countries

Francophonie in the world

Francophonie, a strong increase

According to a report by the International Organization of Francophonie (OIF) « French Language in the World, 2014 », French is spoken by 274 million practitioners, making it the fifth most spoken language in the world.  For 212 million people, French is spoken daily (the language spoken in the home, at school, in the public sector and in the media). The remaining 63 million people are considered to use French as a « foreign language ».

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