The French department of the Iranian Language Institute started its activity in 1980 and has always tried to provide quality education using the latest educational methods in the world. Classes are currently based on the new Activist Teaching Method, the provisions of which are consistent with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). In this approach, education is in line with the use of language to achieve specific activities or goals in everyday life; as a result, oral and written language skills are taken into account and grammar, phonology and vocabulary goals are related to these practical goals. French language courses (general or specific) are designed with the mentioned teaching method for three separate age groups of children, young adults and adults and are taught by competent and trained teachers.
It is also responsible for the DELF / DALF International Test for General French and the DFP-THR (Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry) for French Tourism, Hospitality and Restaurant.
French language teaching centers in Tehran (centers: Vesal, Shahid Beheshti, Jam, Ghods town, 17 Shahrivar, Meshkat, Sa’adatabad, Golestan, Niavaran and Hijab) and in other cities (Mashhad, Isfahan, Tabriz, Shiraz, Ahvaz, Yazd, Gorgan, Hamedan and Karaj) are ready to respond to clients.

The children’s department consists of 10 educational terms for children aged 7 to 10, which are abbreviated as EN1-EN10. In these classes, French is taught by considering the mental abilities of children of all ages through games and poetry.

Training Materials and Supplementary Materials

The Caramel book, volumes one and two, is used for educational levels EN1 to EN9.

• Cahier de devoir training manuals prepared by the experts of the French department complement the educational materials of these levels.

Supplementary Materials Book Course
Workbook prepared by the ILI
(Cahier de devoir)
Caramel 1 EN1, EN2, EN3, EN4, EN5
Workbook prepared by the ILI
(Cahier de devoir)
Caramel 2 EN6, EN7, EN8, EN9
Pamphlet prepared by ILI experts Oh là là! 1 EN10



DELF Prim Preparation Courses

 It’s designed to prepare children for the DELF Prim International Exams, at levels A1.1, A1, A2.

Currently, the young adults department consists of 12 terms, which are named JN1-JN12. The contents of these classes are designed with the contents of the age group of 11 to 14 years old.

Training Materials and Supplementary Materials

• The book Oh là là! (volumes one, two and three) is used for educational levels JN1 to JN12.

Additional booklets include DELF Junior International Exam preparation exercises:

Supplementary Materials Book Course
Booklets for DELF Junior Oh là là! 1 JN1, JN2, JN3, JN4
Booklets for DELF Junior Oh là là! 2 JN5, JN6, JN7, JN8
Booklets for DELF Junior Oh là là! 3 JN9, JN10, JN11, JN12


DELF Junior Preparation Courses

It’s designed to prepare teens to take the DELF Junior International Exams at A1, A2, and B1 levels.

The target audience of these courses is people over 14 years of age and French language education is offered in the form of regular courses or special courses.

Training materials and Supplementary Materials

• Alter Ego1 textbook to teach educational levels A1, A2

• Saison 3 book for educational levels B1

• Saison 4 and Tendances for B2 Levels

• Littérama XXe for twentieth century literature classes (Module 1- Module 2)

Oral Expression and Comprénension Oral for ECO Conversation Classes

Réussir le DELF books for DELF preparation classes


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Regular Training Courses

The contents of the classes are in accordance with the provisions set out at the levels of the Common European Framework of the European Communities (CEFR)—detailed in the following section—and are taught in a new activity-oriented way.


Course Levels Symbols
DELF junior
Low Elementary
A1.1, A1.2, A1.3
Niveau élémentaire intermédiaire
A2.1, A2.2, A2.3, A2.4
Niveau indépendant (seuil)
B1.1, B1.2, B1.3, B1.4, B1.5, B1.6
Niveau Avancé
B2.1, B2.2, B2.3, B2.4, B2.5, B2.6, B2.7

Special training courses

Conversation Courses (ECO)

Conversation courses are designed for levels A2, B1, B2. During this course, learners’ listening and speaking abilities are strengthened.

Twentieth-Century French Literature: Two Levels (M1-M2)

At this level French literature in the twentieth century is taught. Presenting speech delivery methods is also one of the programs of this course.

DELF International Exam Preparation Courses

The aim of these courses is to acquaint students with the contents and techniques of DELF / DALF International Exams at different levels and is designed for all ages (children, young adults and adults).

French courses for tourism, hotel and restaurant THR

Learners of French who are learning French for professional tourism purposes can go from level to level by taking these courses more quickly and becoming familiar with the language range of their job.

A1 users

    • Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.

    • Can introduce themselves and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where they live, people they know and things they have.

    • Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2 users

    • Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).

    • Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.

    • Can describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

B1 users

    • Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.

    • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.

    • Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.

    • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

B2 users

    • Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their field of specialization.

    • Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.

    • Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

C1 users

    • Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer clauses and recognize implicit meaning.

    • Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.

    • Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.

    • Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

C2 users

    • Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.

    • Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.

    • Can express themselves spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.



The Iranian Language Center, as the most prestigious, oldest and largest foreign language teaching institute in Iran, has been operating in Tehran since 1304 under the name of the Iran-US Association, and its classes were often held in affiliated centers. Language education "was launched at the crossroads of the Republic in the 1330s