The prestige of the Sorbonne is matched by few educational institutions, which operated as a centralized unit until the late 1960's when it joined the University of Paris as one of a dozen or so independent institutions of the larger university. Since 1919, the Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne (CCFS) has the status of a private institution for the teaching of French as a foreign language and is the academic host for our summer program.
Spend an unforgettable summer in Paris studying French at the Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne (CCFS), one of the world’s great language institutes. Temple University’s program allows you to further your study of French language and culture with intensive in-class language instruction while exploring life in the great city of Paris.
CCFS language courses are designed to fit individual needs; whether you are a student with basic French or a student with more experience, you will enroll in a course appropriate for your language level. The course includes a phonetics laboratory component which will guide you in honing your speaking skills. As a supplement to classroom instruction, you may have the opportunity to attend optional lectures on various aspects of French life.
Outside of the classroom, you will have ample time to explore Paris, using your French in a variety of real-life settings. Whether you are having dinner at a lively café, taking part in a Bastille Day celebration, cheering on cyclists in the Tour de France, or attending one of the various music, theater, dance or film festivals, Paris is alive with activity during the summer. A Temple faculty member who serves as your on-site director, will also coordinate a variety of separate full-day excursions during the first week of orientation in Paris.