French summer courses with ILI

Looking to make this summer an exciting and educational adventure? Welcome to French Summer Courses!

Our courses cater to students of all skill levels, whether you’re just starting or an advanced speaker. Immerse yourself in a dynamic and supportive learning environment where you can practice conversation, refine your grammar, and expand your vocabulary.

Looking for an international experience? We offer a selection of summer French courses through our language travel service. These courses include enriching cultural activities and captivating excursions, allowing you to fully embrace the vibrant culture and history of French-speaking regions. Don’t miss the chance to elevate your French skills while making the most of your summer!

Summer French course options with ILI

Private French Lessons

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Our Private French lessons online or in-person allow you to shape your learning around your busy life. You choose the times, days and topics, we’ll do the rest!

Study French Abroad

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For the ultimate French language learning experience, head to a French-speaking country! We can assist in finding a program and location to fit your needs.

French Summer Courses in French-speaking countries

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Are you interested in studying French in another country this summer? Here are the International Language Institute of Massachusetts (ILI) options that we can recommend:

  • French in France
  • French in Quebec, Canada

ILI is accredited by the International Association of Language Centres (IALC) and has created great partnerships with other small language schools around the world.

We choose schools that we have visited, where we have sent students who have had a positive experience and where we know and trust the directors. 

In exchange for recommending the schools, ILI receives a commission on the cost of your tuition, which we put towards our Free English Program for Immigrants and Refugees. You would pay the same price if you went directly to the school, but by studying a French summer course through ILI, you’re also helping others.

If you are interested in improving your language skills through a summer French course abroad, give ILI a call. We can help find the right school and experience for you.

Group French Summer courses in Northampton, Massachusetts, USA

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Sabine Charton-Long teaches an an advanced French class at the International Language Institute.

Unlock the world of French language and culture with our vibrant French Summer Courses, available both online and on-campus in the heart of downtown Northampton, MA.

ILI is known for its fun and creative approach to teaching and learning languages, with dynamic classes that consist of hands-on communicative activities to get you speaking and using the language right away. 

We are proud of our expert French teaching team, whose passion and expertise shine through every lesson.

For just $429, you can embark on a transformative 6-week summer program, running from mid-July through August each year. Classes meet twice a week, offering flexibility with a choice of days and times. If summer doesn’t fit your schedule, don’t worry – we have similar French group classes available throughout the year. If you’re eager to enhance your French skills this summer, ILI’s French summer courses should be your top choice!

Private French Summer courses – online and in-person

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At ILI, we offer private French lessons in addition to our French summer courses. 

Our private lessons are tailored to your individual needs and goals, allowing you to progress at your own pace and focus on the areas that are most important to you.

Whether you’re looking to improve your conversational skills, prepare for an exam, or simply learn more about the French language and culture, our experienced instructors will work with you to create a personalized learning plan. 

Contact us today to learn more about our private French lessons and how they can help you achieve your language learning goals! 

Our teachers

ILI’s French instructors are skilled in creating engaging and student-centered lessons, drawing inspiration from student input and objectives as well as their many years of experience.


“I think really just the way the class is structured – the fact that everything is in French so we really have to try and follow a long. I also like when we are in pairs and have to try and converse.”

Caitlyn Lawrence

Check Your French Level

Unsure of the level you are at in the language you want to learn? Don’t worry, we are here to help.

Ask Samira for an assessment in the language you are interested in. She will arrange an appropriate instructor to assess you in a 5-minute conversation, and then when you register for a course, we can place you in the class that will be best for you.

If you are a zero-level beginner, you’ll start in our Level 1 class, so need for an assessment.

Or if you are unsure about anything…

Got a Question?

See if our frequently asked questions answer what’s on your mind…

Selected FAQs

We assign optional homework as many of our students are working adults with very busy schedules. However, we encourage our students to practice outside of class as much as possible.

Some of our teachers are native speakers and others have native and near native fluency.

We do not allow this as we have found that it is disruptive to the class as they build a trusting community that enables students to take risks in learning. It’s also difficult for teachers to have students come and go.

No, there is no financial aid for language classes. However, Career counselors at MassHire Career Centers can help you apply for an Individual Training Account (ITA), which provides financial support to job seekers who need occupational skills training in order to successfully re-enter the workforce. Eligible individuals choose from a pre-approved list of training courses, which include English teacher training courses and TESOL course distance learning, and tuition costs are paid directly out of the ITA. To find out if you are eligible for an ITA for your TESOL Certificate cost, please contact a MassHire Career Center.

We are accredited by the International Association of Language Centres (IALC) and have created great partnerships with other small language schools around the world.

We have sent students to a number of schools and in exchange we receive a commission on the student’s tuition for the recommendation at no extra cost to you. We put this money towards our Free English Program for Immigrants and Refugees. This helps close the gap on funding we receive from the state of Massachusetts and what the program actually costs to run.

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What to do next

  1. Explore our French program options and choose the one that suits you best
  2. Get a language level assessment if you need to
  3. Register for your chosen course!

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