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Timetable for the LabelFrancÉducation accreditation

Timetable for the LabelFrancÉducation accreditation

Opening of the application process : 01.02.2021

Deadline for submitting the complete application: 15.04.2021

Announcement of your local “Institut Français” or French embassy : 15.05.2021

Meeting of the interministerial advisory committee : June 2021


How to became a "LabelFrancEducation school"


Your school must meet the following criteria to qualify for “LabelFrancÉducation” :

  • offer enhanced instruction of French and teaching in French of at least one non-language subject. The combined total must account for at least 20% of the weekly teaching schedule.
  • provide evidence of the qualifications, diplomas and French-language level of teachers working in bilingual classes
  • have a strong teacher training program for these bilingual teachers
  • present students for official French-language certification exams (DELF-DALF) administered by France’s France Education International
  • attest to the presence, by teaching level, of at least one French-speaking person with a master degree (or equivalent) and if possible agreed DELF-DALF doplomas examiner.
  • provide a French-speaking environment (educational resources, school partnerships, etc.)

If your school fills those criterias

Contact  the “Institut Français” in your country or the French embassy. Once your application is received your local “Institut Français” or French embassy (Service de coopération et d’action culturelle), your school might be evaluated to make sure it meets the "LabelFrancÉducation" criteria.

The application and school evaluation results will be presented at a meeting of an interministerial advisory committee in Paris. The “LabelFrancÉducation” seal is granted for a maximum of three years.

After three years, accreditation may be renewed through the same application procedure. Accreditation may be revoked if the school no longer meets the criteria under which it originally applied.

The annual membership fee is €1,200 for private schools.


For further information, check the LabelFrancEducation guide