ESA Language Learning Options

ESA offers two French language programs (for information about academic credit, see here. ):

  • Option one: Institut Catholique
  • A complete university-level course (approximately 60 contact hours) during the month of July. Learn more about this prestigious school below.

  • Option two: Survival French
  • An ESA-faculty led introductory French program (approximately 30 contact hours). Includes a Survival French language class plus the Survival French Culture class.

  • Option 3 (limited): Individual instruction:
  • ESA's experienced language teachers also offer a tutorial service for students wishing assistance with their language study.

More about the Institut Catholique

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.


In addition, ESA-IC students also participate in ESA's extensive afternoon and evening civilization program and all cultural activities.

Institut courtyard