Institut Français


Institut Français BILBAO

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IF is a cultural centre promoting French language learning and culture in Bilbao and Spain and part of Institut Français network around the world. administered by the French Foreign Ministry.

The IF offers French language courses for B1 to C2. The Institute is an accredited official examination centre where it is possible to pass and obtain a French language certification such as DELF-DALF. As well as including a cultural department, and a media library.

IF welcomes around 1,000 students and 2,000 candidates sit for the examinations each year.

Promotion of French and francophone literature.

IF has provides access to many resources in French
Offers preparation courses for the different examinations throughout the year Taught by highly trained and qualified teachers

Take a different approach to French language.

Is your level B2 or higher, and your goal is to improve your skills? Specialized courses are offered to you at the Institut français.

If you would like to improve your oral skills practising French in a friendly atmosphere, over coffee and a croissant or a glass of wine in hand, extend your vocabulary, and reinforce your grammar can sign up for the conversation workshops for “Pause Café and Pause Apéro”

as well as promoting cultural diversity “le dialogue des cultures”


The choice for young people to stand out

The courses taught at IF empower young people between the ages of 12 and 17 to add value to their personal, academic and, in the long term, as young professionals.

Thanks to a new development methodology for assesing students’ communication skills, the teachers count on a project-based linguistics and method of teaching, in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).


introductory courses for the Little ones – teaching Younger learners

Designed classes to give little ones (ages 4 and above) the opportunity to express their naturally and unconsciously learning through activities adapted to their age.


IF is the reference for learning French in Bilbao

Delivering highly effective and flexible courses flexible through modern and recognized teaching methods and a team of energetic, highly qualified teachers.


  • Dirección Paseo Campo Volantín 23
    Entrance in Epalza 1,
    in front of Zubizuri bridge
    48007 Bilbao