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Not only "Emily in Paris" fans: why are French studies so popular in Israel? - Walla! culture


If you are interested in learning French for pleasure, for work purposes or in preparation for relocation to France or Canada, you should get to know the French Institute

"There is a great demand in Israel for studying French" (Photo: Public Relations)

French culture has always attracted people from all over the world.

Even here in Israel there is a whole community of Francophiles (from the word France) who are addicted to France and everything it represents - starting with the fascinating literature and art, through the rich history, the fine cuisine, the wonderful chansons and the groundbreaking cinema.

French culture ignites the imagination of many who dream of visiting it and even living there.

Due to the strong attraction to France, many Israelis learn the French language here in Israel and thus can imagine for a moment as if they are in a scene from "Emilie in Paris".

The French Institute (Photo: Public Relations)

"There is a great demand in Israel for studying French. Most students learn French for the pleasure of it, but there are also those who wish to move to France or Canada for the purposes of studies, work or relocation, where one of the official languages ​​is French. For this purpose, they are required to pass official language tests that test proficiency In French," says Lynn Levy, pedagogical manager of the classes at the French Institute in Tel Aviv.

"There are also those who learn French so that they can communicate better with their family who lives in France, there are others who want to learn French in preparation for a trip to the country, and there are professionals such as doctors or embassy workers in France who are required to learn the language for work purposes."

The French Institute in Israel is part of the cultural department of the French Embassy.

The institute offers courses for learning French in Boria - vocabulary, grammar, tenses, correct pronunciation, reading and writing.

"The goal of studying at the French Institute is to communicate in French and live the language through French culture," explains Lynn.

"The courses are intended for all levels and are suitable for both adults and children. The studies are focused on the spoken French language so that the students can quickly acquire the language."

"Like a scene from 'Emily in Paris'" (Photo: Netflix)

Emphasis on a pleasant and enjoyable atmosphere

The institute's study center is located on Rothschild Avenue in Tel Aviv, and there are other study centers in Haifa, Nazareth, Kiryat Bialik, Karmiel, Kiryat Tivon and the Ra'anana Municipal College.

If there are at least 7 students who wish to learn the language together, the institute can open a French study center all over the country.

In addition, you can join online classes through Zoom.

The lessons are group, but the institute also offers customized private lessons.

Each course lasts three months, and after successfully completing the course, you can move to a more advanced level.

The great uniqueness of the French Institute is that the entire teaching staff consists of first-class professional teachers, who are experts in teaching the French language and speak French as their mother tongue.

In addition to this, the French Institute is the only institution in Israel where you can pass all the official tests that test mastery of the French language.

The institute will even help you prepare for exams and receive the internationally recognized certificates required for naturalization in France, relocation to France or Canada, studies in France or for employment in these countries, which requires mastery of the language.

Along with knowing the French language, the French Institute places great emphasis on a pleasant and enjoyable atmosphere.

It offers courses in collaboration with the successful French bakery Maison Kaiser in Tel Aviv.

As part of the studies, you can practice your French and talk about television, art or politics accompanied by a delicious croissant and quality coffee.

The French Institute offers courses for adults and children between the ages of 7-11 and 12-14, at all levels.

You can study in a group or in a private lesson, depending on your needs.

The French Institute in Israel also offers accelerated courses in July and August for adults and children.

At the same time, the institute invites students to participate in special events about the purity of French culture, such as French film screenings.

Students have free access to the Culturethèque digital platform that allows them to download books in French free of charge, as well as La Colzarie content in the Mediatech of the French Institute in Tel Aviv.

Lynn summarizes: "The students who come to our classes enjoy quality time. They can disconnect from everyday worries, from work and children, and enjoy an extraordinary learning experience. You are invited to come and fall in love with the French language."

For more details: by phone 1-700-701-778 or WhatsApp 050-3339258 (Tel Aviv) / 050-8821934 (Haifa)

For more information about our courses, prices and dates visit our website for

the full list of courses in January

Next date: starting from 01.29. 2023

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