Registration terms and conditions



Registration can be done online or on-site. Registration fees are set at 65 euros. Ils comprennent votre livre, votre test de niveau d’entrée, votre totebag et un mois d’essai gratuit à notre online self-study solution. They are valid for one year from the date of your first course.

The registration period includes consecutive weeks. In case of long-term absence, make two separate entries.

Any complete non-beginner learner must pass a level test before entering the training.

Registration is nominative and not transferable to another person

The reservation of your course will be effective upon receipt of full payment of the course and registration fees. Upon request, you will receive a certificate of registration necessary for your visa application



Payments by credit card online or bank transfer are accepted. Payments by check are no longer accepted as of January 1, 2019.

Payments by bank transfer (in euros) must be made to the EURL FRANCOPHONIE account:
IBAN : FR76 1027 8361 8300 0119 3370 180
10, rue des renardières – 44100 NANTES

All bank charges are the responsibility of the student.

Any invoice not paid by the payment deadline will give rise to a lump sum compensation for recovery costs of €40 ( Article L 441-3 of the Commercial Code of the law of March 22, 2012).


Modification of reservation, cancellation, postponement

If you need to cancel/modify/postpone your reservation, you must notify the Institut Francophonie by email BEFORE your scheduled arrival date.

Cancellation/modification/postponement 15 days or more, before your arrival: may entitle you to a credit. However, 100€ will be retained.

Cancellation/modification/postponement less than 15 days before your arrival: may entitle you to a credit. However, 200€ will be retained.

Cancellation/modification/report from the Friday before your arrival or after the scheduled date of arrival: no refund or credit will be granted.

For student visa applications, the 500€ confirmation deposit paid in pre-registration is not refundable in case of visa refusal. You can apply for a visa again, your deposit will be reusable for one year, from the date of sending your certificate of registration by Institut Francophonie.

In case of early departure, no refund can be granted for any reason.

The institute has the right to modify or close a course in which the number of students is insufficient (6 people minimum). In this case, the fees will be fully reimbursed.

Excluding package registration, à la carte, the price of one hour of group lessons is 14 €.



Institut Francophonie or its employees will not be held responsible for any loss, theft, damage or injury caused during a course. Students must take out, in France or in their home country, insurance covering illness, loss of money, valuables or luggage, theft, interruption of internship for personal or health reasons, and civil liability.



Attendance in class is mandatory. A certificate of attendance and/or level will be issued upon request, with the exception of students with an absence rate exceeding 10%.

In case of impossibility to attend a course, announce and justify this absence from the previous course, call or send an email to maude.saleiro@francophonie-nantes.fr BEFORE the course.

Private classes : any lesson not canceled 24 hours in advance will be charged.

Late arrival in class : from a 15 minutes late, it is not possible to join the course. The student will be considered absent.

Minimum group sizes: during the year, Institut Francophonie reserves the right to close a group if the minimum number (6 students) is not reached, and/or to modify the days and times of the courses.
Formules 7H,15H et 20H, les modifications apportées seront les suivantes :
- 5 students in the group : lessons of 2H30 instead of 3H
– 3 or 4 students in the group: over 2H instead of 3H
- less than 3 students in the group : group closing and refund.
Formule 7H et 4H, les modifications apportées seront les suivantes :
– 5 étudiants dans le groupe : cours de 1H30 au lieu de 2H
– 3 ou 4 étudiants dans le groupe: cours de 1H au lieu de 2H
- less than 3 students in the group : group closing and refund.
Missed classes cannot be refunded under any circumstances. They can be recovered in 3 cases:
- Child sickness : under presentation of the medical document (and a note from the host family for Au pairs)
- Illness: Provide a medical certificate
- Administrative appointment on a specified date: Provide a written justification.
School holidays :
French 4H and 7H/ week : no lessons during the school holidays (2 weeks) - Nantes = Zone B
Formulas 15H and 20H/week: no classes only during the first week of school holidays


Any claim must be made and sent to the directorate by email (by maude.saleiro@francophonie-nantes.fr) and it will be processed within 48 hours.

In the event of a breach of these terms and conditions, Institut Francophonie reserves the right to interrupt a student course without financial compensation.

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