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 »…

Music Day 2021 in Laos
Music Day 2021 in Laos had a theme: traditional Lao instruments or songs in Lao. 6 groups participated in this online edition. Enjoy all the videos of Laos Music Day...

THE FRENCH INSTITUTE OF LAOS is open; welcome!  media library: Tuesday to Friday 9 am to 5.30 pm, Saturday 9 am to 4 pm, reception: summer hours until September 3,...

Donation of a piano by Mrs. & Mr. Timothy Edwards to the IFL
On July 12, 2021, Mr. Timothy Edwards, chargé d'affaires, office of the Embassy of Canada in Laos, and his wife donated their piano to the French Institute. Before leaving Laos...

Médiathèque: 2 months free!
Two months free subscription to the media library! For all subscribers to the media library until July 14, 2021, the French Institute in Vientiane offers two free months due to...

Rentrée #Lao The course session starts on September 20, 2021! Survival kit of 20h or extensive Lao course of 50h. Registrations are open at the IFL until September 23th! Whatsapp...

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