French courses for parents whose children attend public compulsory school

Do you want to learn French or improve your level?

Do you have children enrolled in primary school or in a middle secondary school "cycle d'orientation" in Geneva?

Do you wish to better integrate into daily life in Geneva and meet other foreign language speaking parents?

Would you like to support your child's school career and improve communication with the school? 

For who

French courses are intended for foreign-speaking parents who have children enrolled in public school (primary school and/or orientation cycle).

Your personal data will remain confidential.



Classes take place once a week throughout the school year. A certificate of attendance (for a minimum of 80% course attendance) is given to participants at the end of the year.


Classes start at the end of September and end at the end of May (around 30 lessons).

Next session : from 23 of September 2024 to 31 of May 2025.


Have a child attending public school in Geneva (primary school or orientation cycle).


Times and Locations

Class times are from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. For level A1, courses are also offered on Wednesdays from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The courses offered take place at CO Aubépine, CO Coudriers, CO Sécheron.

The 2024-2025 program will be available from Monday 19 of August  2024.


Levels of French courses offered

Literacy 1
Literacy 2
French A1-1 (A1, 1st part of the CEFR*)
French A1-2 (A1, 2nd part of the CEFR*)
French A2-1 (A2, 1st part of the CEFR*)
French A2-2 (A2, 2nd part of the CEFR*)

*CEFR: Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

The final orientation will be confirmed during the first lessons.


The courses are free, the purchase of books is the responsibility of the participants.
From level A2, a registration fee of 40 francs is required.

How to register
Registrations for 2023-2024: closed.
Registrations for 2024-2025: from 19 of August to 6 of September 2024.
The registration form will be available here from 19 of August 2024.

Contact us

"Ecole de parents", T. 022 327 05 30 /

Last updated
12 April 2024

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