Learn French in La Rochelle - France

inlingua, open all year round, offering courses for young people, students and adults.


inlingua La Rochelle is certified by several organisations:


iso29990 IQNet ISO 29990 - the certification of Language Centres, given by the Swiss organization, SQS.


The standard ISO 29990 is given to those who offer services in the field of Education and Training

It highlights the following key points : 

  • Consideration for the learner and the results of the training process
  • The ability of the service provider
  • The quality of the curriculum
  • The financial management and the management of risks

The standard is based on :

  • Establishment of learning needs
  • Conception of training services
  • Provision of training services
  • Follow up on provision of training services
  • Evaluation carried out by the training services provider
  • Management of the training services provider


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 TEF ; examination centre recognised by the Paris Chamber of Commerce

The TEF for naturalisation is recognised by the Ministry of the Interior and proves indispensable when requesting naturalization from the French State.Its objective is to measure the level of both oral comprehension and expression in Frenche

To become an accredited TEF centre, centres must meet the following criteria :

  • Possess the know-how recognised in its own country, in the field of languages
  • Have at least one exam room with audio equipment (for the oral comprehension tests)
  • Be able to show they have teachers/examiners meeting the following criteria: holders of an officially recognized diploma that is recognized in teaching methods for French as a foreign language, preferably with an initial CECR training;  at least 3 months full-time FLE teaching experience with a wide and representative audience (especially higher levels).


inlingua La Rochelle is also an exam centre :

  • TEF asked for in the context higher education in France, after having done at least one year’s study.
  • TEF for studies in France: asked for when enrolling for undergraduate courses
  • TEF Canada recognized by the Canadian Ministry for Immigration
  • TEF Québec recognized by the Ministry for Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion.


logo DCLDCL : one of the first private examination centres in France accredited by the French National Education Authority.


The DCL exam can be taken in centres all over France (mainland and overseas). 

These centres are certified by the Local Education Authorities after:

  • Training and accreditation of examiners
  • The exam centre has been checked for conformity

The DCL is an innovating and pragmatic system for evaluating languages which is open to everyone and corresponds to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CECRL) which includes: 

  • Roleplays which simulate a professional situation
  • A similar evaluation in 13 languages standardized on CECRL
  • A personalised graphic profile of performance.


logo toeic TOEIC : the only public Test Centre in La Rochelle

 With 7 million candidates each year, the English test TOEIC®Listening and Reading is the reference for the evaluation of oral and written comprehension skills used in a professional context for intermediate to advanced levels (CECRL A1 , A2, B1, B2, C1).

The test content focuses on real-life tasks and provides information which allows:

  • Companies to recruit, train and promote candidate and employees with adequate skills
  • Academic institutions to help their students enter the work place
  • Language schools to bring added value to their training programmes and motivate their learners
  • Individuals to highlight their English language skills on their CV

For our English TOEIC preparation courses please consult our website www.inlingua-larochelle.fr

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