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FRENCH LANGUAGE Come and learn French with us!

We offer French language classes based on the high quality standard of the European Framework for Languages. By using the communicative method and a wide array of audiovisual learning resources, we will help you to develop your French language skills. Our experienced teachers will lead you through the whole spectrum of language communication (listening, understanding, speaking and writing). Apart from group classes at the Institut franรงais (see page Adult classes 2018), we also offer other services aimed at helping you meet your targets.

Private Tuitions

One-to-one interaction with one of our teachers, at the Institut Franรงais or in a place of your convenience. Flexible schedule, with a content tailored to meet your personal needs, this is the most convenient way to learn at your pace and in line with your own goals. Fees 4,000 NGN/ per hour for classes at the Institut franรงais 4,500 NGN/ per hour for classes at a place of your convenience

Customised Corporate classes

Group classes for institutions, companies and NGO, focusing on their specific needs, with a flexible schedule and an emphasis on corporate French. Fees 2-5 people = 8,000 NGN/per hour/group 6-20 people = 10,000 NGN/per hour/group

Translation and Interpretation services

Get the help of our team of professionals to translate a wide range of documents (official, legal, highly technical, etc.) We also offer interpreting services for your conferences, workshops, training and other events. Contact us for further details.

KIDS CORNER Children and Teens classes

Register your kids and teens (age 6 to 17) in our Saturday classes for a 3-month session; they will learn in an interactive and playful environment with audio and video material. Next session: 1 September – 15 December Fees: 15,500 NGN for the full session

DELF Junior

Give your children an early certification of French language! The DELF Junior test is recognised around the world, and adapted to the needs and interests of teenagers. Next session: 6-9 November (registration 8 – 26 October)


The Institut Français follows the programme of the DELF certifications (divided into 6 levels of proficiency, from basic knowledge to fluency). These certifications are recognised internationally and aim to help you prove your communicative skills in all areas of language use. A1: 100 hours Discovery stage 7,000 NGN A2: 200 hours Basic user 7,000 NGN B1: 350 hours Independent user 9,000 NGN B2: 500 hours Independent user 10,000 NGN C1: 700 hours Advanced level 13,000 NGN ​C2: 900 hours Proficient user 13,000 NGN Next session: 4 – 7 December (registration 5 – 28 November)

NEW! : TEF Canada

The Institut Français is the only Language Centre in Abuja where you can obtain the TEF Canada certification. TEF Canada is an obligatory test for economic immigration programmes that require proof of linguistic skills, at the request of Immigration and Citizenship Canada. TEF Canada also provides indispensable proof of the holder’s French language proficiency when he/she applies for Canadian Citizenship. Fees: 120,000 NGN for the full exam Contact us for further details.


OPEN AND FREE EVENTS Courage in politics by Cynthia Fleury

September 17 - 22 Abuja: Institut français du Nigéria / 10am Lagos: UniLag - Ibadan : IFRA Cynthia Fleury is a professor, a researcher in political philosophy, and a psychoanalyst. She is a professor at the American University of Paris and a Research Associate at the Natural History Museum, Paris. She focuses on the tools for democratic regulation. She is the author of several books among which, La fin du courage, Les irremplaçables. Cynthia Fleury est professeure, chercheuse en philosophie politique et psychanalyste. Elle est professeur à l'Université américaine de Paris et chercheuse associée au Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Paris. Elle se concentre sur les outils de régulation démocratique. Elle est l'auteur de plusieurs livres dont La fin du courage, Les irremplaçables.

Presentation of IFRA report on “trafficking in human beings”

September Abuja: Institut français du Nigéria - Jos This presentation will be based on a collaborative research programme which involves Nigerian and French researchers on the study of trafficking in persons for sexual exploitation. This report thus contributes to enlighten the strategies of prevention and fight against human trafficking in West Africa. Cette présentation est basée sur un programme de recherche collaboratif impliquant des chercheurs nigérians et français sur l'étude de la traite des personnes à des fins d'exploitation sexuelle. Ce rapport contribue ainsi à éclairer les stratégies de prévention et de lutte contre la traite des êtres humains en Afrique de l'Ouest.

Presentation of IFRA report, “10 Myths on Violence in Nigeria”

October Abuja : Institut français du Nigéria - Jos Nigeria has a reputation for being one of the most violent countries in Africa and in the world. Yet this idea often relies on personal perceptions and, sometimes, rumours about conspiracies. This presentation will debunk some of the local and global myths about violence in Nigeria. Le Nigéria a la réputation d'être l'un des pays les plus violents d'Afrique et du monde. Pourtant, cette idée s’appuie souvent sur des perceptions personnelles et, parfois, sur des rumeurs de conspirations. Cette présentation va démystifier certains des mythes locaux et mondiaux sur la violence au Nigeria.

‘’Nigeria or Naija? A closer look at Pidgin as a language of unity” by Prof. Bernard Caron

November Lagos - Jos Naija has become, over the last 30 years, the most important, most widely spread, and perhaps the most ethnically neutral lingua franca used in the country today. The presentation will describe the emergence of Naija as the first Nigerian language over the last 50 years. Le Naija est devenu, au cours des 30 dernières années, la langue la plus importante, la plus répandue et peut-être la plus ethniquement neutre utilisée dans le pays aujourd'hui. La présentation décrira l'émergence de Naija comme la première langue nigériane au cours des 50 dernières années.


Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the First World War Armistice November 11 Institut français du Nigéria

Human Rights Day

December 10 Institut français du Nigéria

VISUAL ARTS LIMCAF “young talent award” winner 2017 exhibition

September 7 - 14 IICD centre, Maitama Abuja - Open and free event In the frame of Life in My City Art Festival 2017, the French Embassy in Nigeria presented the “Young talent award” to Raji Bamidele Abdulgaffar, an artist based in Lagos. This festival was launched to promote young artists in the visual arts and help them develop professionally. An exhibition of his recent works will be organised in September in Abuja. Lors de Life In My City Art Festival 2017, l'Ambassade de France au Nigéria a décerné le « Prix de la jeune création » à Raji Bamidele Abdulgaffar. Ce festival a été créé afin de faire découvrir de nouveaux talents et d’accompagner la professionnalisation des jeunes artistes. Une exposition de ses œuvres récentes sera organisée en septembre à Abuja.

MUSIC ROCKY - Soft Machines tour

Abuja: November 1st - 6pm / Institut français du Nigéria Ibadan: November 3rd / Alliance française Ibadan Rocky have played in the most famous French festivals. Their multiple influences from Afro-beat to new wave will please everyone. Organised by the French Institute Paris, their tour in Africa will be an opportunity to share their music beyond the French borders and inspire their future compositions. Rocky a joué dans les festivals français les plus connus. Ses influences multiples de l’afrobeat à la New-Wave plairont à tous. Organisée par l'Institut français Paris leur tournée en Afrique sera l’occasion de partager leur musique au-delà des frontières françaises et de nourrir leurs futures compositions.


Lake Chad exhibition

October 11 - 19 This exhibition, organised by the French Agency for Development (AFD), highlights, through the drawings of the geographer Christian Seignobos and the photographs of the reporter Pascal Maitre, a case study of adaptation of various populations to a complex geography, in perpetual motion, located on the borders of several troubled areas, on the border between Chad, Niger, Nigeria and Cameroon. Cette exposition, organisée par l’Agence Française de Développement (AFD), met en lumière, à travers les dessins du géographe Christian Seignobos et les photographies du reporter Pascal Maitre, un cas d’école d’adaptation de populations diverses à une géographie complexe, en mouvement perpétuel, situé aux confins de plusieurs zones agitées, à la frontière entre le Tchad, le Niger, le Nigéria et le Cameroun.

Round Table on the North-East / Lake Chad

October 11 – 4.30pm A round-table discussion on the conclusions and recommendations of the studies carried out by a multidisciplinary team of fifteen French, British, Cameroonian, Nigerien, Nigerian and Chadian researchers, on the insecurity linked to the insurgency of the Boko Haram in the North-East of Nigeria and the Lake Chad region. Une table ronde sur les conclusions et recommandations des études menées par une équipe pluridisciplinaire d’une quinzaine de chercheurs français, britanniques, camerounais, nigériens, nigérians et tchadiens sur l'insécurité liée à l'insurrection de Boko Haram dans la région nord-est et du Lac Tchad.

Breakfast debate - Insecurities in the North East

October 12 - 10am A discussion between the French researchers, Marc-Antoine Pérouse-de-Montclos, Magrin Géraud and the audience on the insecurity in the North East Une discussion entre les chercheurs français, Marc-Antoine Pérouse-de-Montclos, Magrin Géraud et le public sur les insécurités dans le nord-est du Nigéria.

CINEMA Czech & Slovak Movie Festival

October 22 – 25 – Screening from 6 pm October 23 & 24 – Fairytales from 4pm  Institut français du Nigéria The Czech & Slovak Movie Festival will be held on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of founding of the Czechoslovak Republic. Films from different periods of the past 100 years will be screened. Animation, horror movie, family comedy, comedy-drama. Find the full programme online! Le Festival du film tchèque et slovaque se tiendra à l'occasion du centenaire de la fondation de la République tchécoslovaque. Des films de différentes périodes des 100 dernières années seront projetés. Animation, film d'horreur, comédie familiale, comédie dramatique ... Retrouvez le programme en ligne !

Animation workshop

October – November 12 – 16 Afrinolly Lagos Under the Franco-German Cultural Fund Programme, the Goethe-Institut, the Institut français du Nigéria and the Alliance française Lagos, will organise the third step of the 2018 project on animated film by organising a workshop for 15 Nigerian animators. The goal is to develop their career prospects in Nigeria's vibrant film industry. Dans le cadre du programme du Fonds Culturel Franco-Allemand, le Goethe-Institut, l'Institut français du Nigéria et l'Alliance française Lagos organiseront la troisième étape du projet 2018 sur le film d'animation en organisant un atelier pour 15 animateurs nigérians. Le but est de développer leurs perspectives de carrière dans l'industrie cinématographique dynamique du Nigéria.

Animation film symposium

October – November 17 Lagos This symposium will be a platform for discussion and discovery of the animated film. Nigerian, German and French will be shown… Ce colloque sera une plate-forme de discussions et de découverte du film d’animation. Des films d'animation nigérians, allemands et français seront diffusés.

4TH EDITION OF THE FRENCH & JAPANESE ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL November 7 – 9 Institut français du Nigéria Free event

Exhibition "animation cinema - the French touch"

By browsing through this exhibition you will discover the history of animated film in France, from the pioneers of the early twentieth century to the creators of today, its great actors and movements to its different techniques. En parcourant cette exposition, vous découvrez une vision imagée de l’histoire du cinéma d’animation en France, des pionniers du début du XXe siècle aux créateurs d’aujourd’hui, de ses grands acteurs et mouvements à ses différentes techniques.

Film screening nights

From 6pm every night For the fourth consecutive year, the Institut français du Nigéria and the Japanese Embassy have come together for the 2018 edition of the animated film festival. Japanese, French and Nigerian movies will be screened. This event takes place in the frame of the "Fête du cinema d’animation". If you are a Nigerian animated film director, you can submit your film by sending an email to Pour la quatrième année consécutive, l'Institut français du Nigéria et l'Ambassade du Japon se réunissent pour créer l'édition 2018 du festival du film d'animation. Des films japonais, français et nigérians seront projetés. Cet événement s’inscrit dans le cadre de la fête du cinéma d’animation.

Film screening for children

November 8 – From 2pm to 4pm A special afternoon animated film screening programme will be set for schools. To register your school email It’s free and open to all! Un programme spécial de projection de films d'animation sera mis en place pour les écoles. Pour vous inscrire, contactez C'est gratuit et ouvert à tous !

LIBRARY Discover the library of the Institut français du Nigéria to improve your learning skills faster and know better the French culture! Children corner

Albums, animations, novels, children movies, games and animations.

Advanced level French books Novels, cartoons …


Drama, romance, comedy, French Classics, African Movies!

E-learning centre

Learn French at your own pace with a selection of 15 000 exercises.

Culturetheque ( An online library with books movies, magazines, children resources, etc.


E-resources off-line with more than 3 000 books, videos and audios, children books (kids and advanced) you can download for free.

A selection of magazines

French magazines and French children magazines

Subscription is Free for our learners!

You can borrow 2 books, 1 magazine and 1 movie for 2 weeks! Fee: 5,000 NGN per year for the general public 1 passport photograph is required to obtain your library ID card

Opening hours

Tuesdays and Fridays 9.30am to 6.15pm - Wednesdays and Thursdays 9.30am to 5.30pm - Saturdays 9.30am to 2pm *Our Library monthly newsletter will give you details on our monthly programme of activities both for kids and adults, then our monthly topic and resources from both culturetheque and the library. We also welcome schools on excursion. Don’t forget to always check the new arrival of our magazines!

CAMPUS FRANCE NIGERIA France is the world’s 4th leading country for international students, and the 1st non-anglophone country. Around 325 000 foreign students are enrolled in the French Higher Education system and more than 1 300 programs are taught in English, mostly at Master level, so why would you not be part of it? Our online catalogue for programmes in English is available: Also, for French-speaking students you can make your research here: We have two offices, one in Abuja and one in Lagos, which are here to help students finding the right program, give them documentation, explain to them how to apply to the different programs, interview them for the visa process or organise workshops, for example. From September 2018, Campus France Nigeria will be organising a “CV and cover letter” workshop every two months. Check out our Facebook for more information!

To get more information please contact our offices:

Abuja: Institut français du Nigéria / Opening time: Monday / 2pm-5pm Tuesday-Friday / 9am-12.30pm / 2pm-5pm Lagos: Alliance française /


For students with a DELF B2 minimum in French language, it is possible to study in France in all public universities or architecture schools for example from the first year of Bachelor. You will need to download and fill in a Dossier d’admission préalable (DAP) from mid-November to mid-January. For more information, do not hesitate to contact us. For those interested in a Bachelor taught in English, please use the online catalogue for your research (link above).


Campus France Nigeria will be launching its website in Fall 2018! We will keep you posted on Facebook and we hope you will get all the necessary information to study in France as a Nigerian!


Launched in 2016, France Alumni Nigeria is the best way to extend the experience. After studying in France, you can register on this platform and get information about the Alumni events, which should take place in November this year in Abuja and in Lagos.

CAMPUS FRANCE IN YOUR UNIVERSITY During the first half of 2018, Campus France Nigeria travelled all over the country to meet students in 7 universities. We are always willing to meet with you and explain the French Higher Education system. If you are interested please send us an email at

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September to December 2018 programme  

Discover more about our activities: French languages courses + cultural events programme + library + studying in France....

September to December 2018 programme  

Discover more about our activities: French languages courses + cultural events programme + library + studying in France....