Who are we ?

Since its creation 50 years ago, the CAREL has become an internationally recognized language school renowned for its excellence and quality of linguistic training.

A multicultural centrer

Every year we welcome more than 3000 people including 900 foreign students. The CAREL campus allows students from France and from all over the world to interact on a daily basis making it an ideal place to practice one’s language skills and discover other cultures.

An exam center

The CAREL is an accredited exam centre.



Campus France, the French agency for the promotion of higher education, hospitality and international mobility.

Groupement FLE, promotes French language schools in France wishing to offer a guarantee of quality services to students, professionals and enthusiasts.

Quality Labels and certification

The CAREL has received certificates of excellence in language training  by the OPQF (Professional Quality Certifying Organization) and is certified Qualite FLE (Excellent Quality in the Teaching of French as a Foreign Language) by the CIEP (Centre International d’Études Pédagogiques or State Center for International Studies).


Accommodation service

Various possibilities for lodging and host families chosen for their sense of hospitality.

Student life

Daily leisure and sport activities to promote intercultural encounters and exchanges between French and foreign students.

Multimedia resources center

Free access to high-tech equipment. Space reserved for independent study featuring: Satellite TV, DVD and Audio equipment, computers, magazines and newspapers.