Learning French while discovering Lyon
Immersing yourself in the French way of life is the fastest way to learn French ! Inflexyon French school in Lyon gives you this opportunity thanks to the many cultural activities we organize for our international students! This allows you to chat in French with students from all around the world, to make new friends, to get to know Lyon and the French culture.
Let’s start with our orientation days! You’ve just arrived in a new city and you don’t necessarily know the language and the customs of the place, so you can easily get confused and feel overwhelmed. In order to prevent this to happen to our students, on Mondays, we show our new students the most important places and give them all the information they need to “survive” in Lyon. During this orientation day, you’ll discover the Confluence and Perrache neighborhood (where our school is located) and also the bakeries, supermarkets in the area in order to know where to get lunch. Moreover, we’ll bring you to the TCL agency on the Bellecour square where you can subscribe to the public transportation system and get your Pass.
Visits of Lyon neighbourhoods Croix Rousse, Confluence, Vieux Lyon and Fourvière
Once you’ve settled down, you’d like to go and discover Lyon. That’s why we’re organizing visits of several neighborhoods of the city. This also gives you the chance to get to know other students and make new friends. We’re offering you,for instance, a visit of the old town, the Croix Rousse neighborhood, the Confluence and the Fourvière. All the Lyon neighbourhoods have a unique atmosphere and none of them are alike, so each time you get the chance to discover new gems like hidden tiny streets (the Traboules), painted walls, statues or historical buildings. Moreover, it’s not rare for us to end up a visit with a good ice cream, pancakes or a hot chocolate.
Once you’ve enjoyed picturesque walks in Lyon neighbourhoods, you’ll also want to know more about Lyon’s history and customs. In this regard, the Guignol museum is a good address. You can learn many interesting facts about the French puppet which has been created in Lyon in the 19th century. Moreover, have a blast and visit the Confluence Museum – a must in Lyon! The city offers plenty of very different types of museums: the silk museum, the printing museum, the museum of fine arts, miniature, cinema, resistance, etc. So, one thing is for sure, whether you stay one week or one yer, you’re not going to get bored with the cultural activities of Inflexyon!
Apart from the museums, we’re offering also many other fun activities outside the school: from a paperchase in the Grand Hôtel Dieu, to the Villeurbanne festival, or relaxing at the Tête d’or parc, or even further away at the Grand Parc Miribel Jonage, where you can even jump in the water. Moreover, let’s not forget about our pique-niques, that we often organize, and during which international students get to try typical French specialities! There are also pétanque afternoons, this famous French game everyone has heard about and which is not only for old people!
In our school, we’re learning French while having fun after classes, with the many cultural activities organized in our foyer that everyone can join! We share good conversation while playing board games, drawing, or making posters during one of our creative workshops, or making our own ice cream (which by the way was really good!). We also watch French movies and explain the university system every month.
To escape the daily grind and immerse yourself in the French culture, we organize theme evenings during the year, like for instance our pancake evening of Chandeleur and an egg hunt in Easter. Then, we also like to celebrate carnival, Bastille day, Halloween and Christmas. And let’s not forget our summer party on the Saone river banks with the treasure hunt.
Lyon Langues and meetings with French people
Besides, our school gives you the unique opportunity to be in contact with French students. Our evening school Lyon Langues offers English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Chinese and German language courses to French people. For our international students learning French in Inflexyon, this is a beautiful chance to exchange and practice their French skills with local and native speakers.
* Our cultural activities are held at least once a week from October to May and 3 – 5 times a week from June till Septembre.