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Dates & general terms

French Courses in Paris - Dates & General Terms




Learn French in Paris - Dates


You can subscribe every week for the duration of your choice, subject to availability.

Courses start on Mondays (except on public holidays).

Ecole Suisse Internationale de Paris is open from Monday to Friday.


The school will be closed on the following French public holidays :

Wednesday 1st January 2020 (New Year's Day)

Monday 13th April 2020 (Easter)

Friday 1st May 2020 (Labour Day)      

Thursday 21st  May 2020 (Ascension)

Monday 1st June 2020 (Pentecost)           

Tuesday 14th July 2020 (National Day)

Wednesday 11thNovember 2020 (Armistice)

If the course interferes with public holidays, prices are adjusted (the price of the classes corresponding to the public holiday will be deducted from the total price).

The school in Paris will be open on 8th May 2019.

The school in Paris will be closed for holidays from from Saturday 21st December 2019 up to and including Sunday 5th January 2020 and Saturday 19th December 2020 up to and including Sunday 3rd January 2021.



General Terms-Individual Enrolment

Learn French in Paris - General terms individual enrolment


Enrolment and tuition fees

Any person wishing to attend a course has to fill in the application form and therefore accepts the terms of enrolment.

Ecole Suisse Internationale in PARIS hosts people over 18 years old (17-year-olds under condition). For any enrolment involving minors, a parental discharge supplied by our administration office must be filled in.

As soon as it receives and validates your enrolment, Ecole Suisse Internationale sends a statement of expenses by mail, indicating the bank details. Eurochecks or checks from a foreign bank, as well as certain types of transfers are subjected to important charges which we are obliged to add to the initial fees. The fees are to be paid in Euro at least 6 weeks before the beginning of the course. No proof of enrolment (necessary for any visa application) will be sent before reception of the bank transfer (or of a copy of the order of transfer for any late registration).

Ecole Suisse Internationale is part of Cercle Commercial Suisse, a non-profit organization established in 1881. Any person enrolled in a course is a member of the organization. Management and subscription fees: €65


Cancellation – Refund policy

Enrolment cancellation

Cancellation before the beginning of the course

For any cancellation announced more than 4 weeks before the beginning of the course or due to a visa refusal, Ecole Suisse Internationale refunds the pre-paid sums, minus a €150 deduction for administrative costs.

For any cancellation announced less than 5 weeks before the course:

  • for 1-to-2-week courses: no refund
  • for courses of 3 weeks or more: 2 weeks will not be refunded.

Cancellation during the course period

The payment for the courses interrupted by the student before the end of the projected period is fully due, except for extraordinary situations. The services that have not been used (courses, activities or cultural excursions), whether partly or entirely, will not be refunded.

Any refund request must be formulated by letter addressed to the head of Ecole Suisse Internationale and must indicate the bank details of the account to be credited.

Accommodation cancellation

Homestay. Cancellation made:

  • at less than 1 week before the beginning of the stay:  70% of the due sum will be not refunded.
  • between 1 and 3 weeks before the beginning of the stay: 50 % of the due sum will be not refunded.
  • between 3 and 4 weeks before the beginning of the stay: 20 % of the due sum will be not refunded.

Any initiated stay is fully due. The sums for the stays that are initiated late, or are interrupted before their projected end, are fully due. Unused services such as meals will not be refunded.

One-Room Apartment. Cancellation or modification intervening less than 5 weeks before the beginning of the rental contract:

  • for stays of 4 weeks or less = 2 weeks are due;
  • for stays over 4 weeks = 4 weeks are due.



All students (or the parents or legal tutors of minor students) must also subscribe an insurance policy for disease/accident+repatriation and public civil liability, and must provide proof of insurance.

For apartment accommodation, the student must subscribe insurance and provide the certificate of multi-risk house insurance, valid for France. We also recommend signing cancellation insurance.

Absence and lateness

Class-attendance is compulsory. The school will only tolerate 5 % of unjustified absences over the entire course. Students are to sign a daily attendance sheet. In case of absence, the school must be informed within 2 days.

For students holding a visa, the school is under obligation of informing the police headquarters after 5 days of unjustified absence (certificate from employer, medical certificate, etc.) without informing the school.

Punctuality is a norm in our school. If a student is more than 15 minutes late for a class, he/she will not be accepted before the 15-minute break.



Every student will receive an attendance certificate at the end of the course provided the student has attended at least 95% of the course (except for extraordinary situations or sickness).


Visa application

For every enrolment, Ecole Suisse Internationale provides a proof of enrolment, which is necessary to get a visa. In no case will the school be held accountable for a visa refusal. Every student must contact the French embassy or consulate in his/her country to learn the conditions for visa attributions.


Group and mini-group registration

Price estimate and general conditions on request. Please contact us.



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