L’Institut français du Laos

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One main site in Vientiane and a branch in Luang Prabang

Initially created within the premises of the Embassy as a langage service, it was inaugurated on January 14th 1994 in its current premises as a French Language Center by Mr Jacques Chirac, then Mayor of Paris. In January 1995, it became a financially autonomous institution under the name of « Cultural and Linguistic Cooperation Center ».It has now become an Institut français and remains the main player in the field of French cultural and university cooperation in Laos.

Its scope of action covers three main areas :

The language courses : A varied linguistic offer : French, Lao and English .
The IFL welcomes more than 2000 students per year. Classes are mainly held at the Lane Xang site in Vientiane, at the Luang Prabang branch and at the Pôle d’Activités Francophones in Dong Dok.

The multi media library : With a collection of more than 25 000 books, magazines, DVDs, CDs and e-books, the multimedia library of the IFL continues to increase its collections with a thousand more documents each year and offers its visitors and members a dynamic, modern and attractive service, with access to digital tools and contents.

The cultural program and support to Laotian artists : Conferences, concerts and plays are regularly programmed. Organisation of events : Research Week for Development, Comic Strip festival for the Environment, the World Music Day…Support to local cultural creations and events : Festival for Performing Arts, FMK dance festival, theatrical creation « A Midmonsoon Night’s Dream »…

Luang Prabang : Lao for beginners
Luang Prabang : Lao for beginners
You want to speak lao ? We offer courses for beginners. They will help you to acquire basic oral skills in order to communicate in...

Luang Prabang : French language courses for beginners
Luang Prabang : French language courses for beginners
From February 08th until April 11th, 2020. Saturday morning from 09am to 11am. Registration until February 6th ! Come and learn French at Institut Français...

Photo Week
Photo Week
The Photo Week is an event set up to highlight photographic creation by a new generation of Lao photographers. From street photo to artistic endeavours,...

Screening of films made from photos
Screening of films made from photos
Screening of films made from photos  (in French with English subtitles): The Jetty, Chris Marker, 1962, 28 minutes: Experimental film, considered as a masterpiece by...

Manu Chao
Manu Chao
Tickets on sale exclusively at the IFL library from 4/02 onwards from Tuesday to Friday, 9:00am to 17:30pm, Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm (Monday closed). Rate:...