IEF, French school in Montpellier

l’Institut Européen de Français

The Institut Européen de Français is a French school in Montpellier that aims to offer the highest standards of teaching to its students through a personalized attention, professionalism, quality, on a friendly and kind atmosphere. Because each person is unique, we work to provide each one with unique experiences in the south of France that people can remember forever.

Our mission

« To favour meetings, intercultural exchange and self-discovery, thanks to a language and culture study holiday in Montpellier. »

Our Values

Personalized attention
A friendly and family atmosphere
Quality of our service
Personalized attention

Because every person is unique, from the first contact, we shall guide and direct you to the stay most adapted to your needs and wishes. Before, during, but also after your stay, we attach particular attention to your satisfaction. Whatever your request, we make every effort to respond as well as possible to your expectations.

A friendly and family atmosphere

Situated in two of the most beautiful mansions of the city, our French school has spacious and bright classrooms. Because we know what going ” on a journey ” means, we guarantee you, thanks to our team of professionals, that you will feel at ease. Let the magic of the meeting do its work.


Our teachers are all highly qualified specialists of teaching French as a Foreign language . Their experiences in France and, for the majority, abroad allow them to better understand your needs, while all the time highlighting the best of yourself.

Quality of our service

Recognized by the French Foreign language quality label, Government departments of Higher Education and Research, Culture and Communication and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as other recognition in France and abroad, our institute is one of the top French schools in France.


It will be up to you to judge …

French school in Montpellier: Students chatting and having fun in a sunny classroom between courses

IEF is also a French school with

  • More than 1300 students and over 40 different nationalities on average every year
  • A minimum of 5 levels all year long
  • 5 permanent teachers and more than 10 part time teachers
  • 13 completely equipped, spacious and bright classrooms
  • An average of 7 students and a maximum of 12 students per class

Optimal organization

The group composition is reviewed every week to take into account the progress of the participants. You have free access to the resources center as well as to a free and unlimited Internet connection by WiFi.

Additional services

An information meeting at the beginning of the stay, a guided tour, a welcome drink. A programme of cultural and sports activities and excursions supervised by professional guides is proposed every week.

Tandem Language Exchange

« I teach you my language, you teach me yours »
Discover this service we offer in addition to your French courses