L’Institut français du Laos


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 : French courses

Vientiane : Language Courses, New Term
French, Lao, English are easy to learn with the IFL teachers! Courses are open to all, at all levels, from complete beginners to advanced. At the Institut français, we provide...

Winners of the ComicStrip contest BD 2020 #LeLaosdessine
1st prize of the comicstrip contest #LeLaosdessine : Dola Moungkhounkham2nd prize of the comicstrip contest #LeLaosdessine : Ratthida Daravong3rd prize of the comicstrip contest #LeLaosdessine : Somphavanh Keomingmeuang 4th prize...

Winners of the video film competition "1 idea, 1 film, 1 minute", theme: "the city"
Winner of the video film competition "1 idea, 1 film, 1 minute", theme: "The city", organized by the French Institute: Mr. Dola MOUGKHOUNKHAM for his film "Birthday City". First runner-up...

FANG MAE KHONG Dance Festival in Laos 2020
NOT TO BE MISSED! ​ The Institut français du Laos is partner of the 11th dance festival Fang Mae Khong, since the beginning. Evening CineDance with screening of the exceptional...