For more than a century, the Cours de civilisation française de la Sorbonne has been providing international students with a training in French language and civilization, based on a solid methodological approach  enabling them to continue their studies in French higher education institutions.

Sup de Luxe, a reference luxury school and Cartier Chair for 30 years, trains French and international students in all areas of luxury management.

The Advanced Certificate of Business French and Luxury is intended for international students who still need to perfect their French language skills and wish to join the luxury sector. It includes basic courses in French language and phonetics as well as specialized courses in Business French. The certificate is a concrete introduction to the business of luxury brands.

After validation of the Advanced  Certificate of Business French and Luxury, students are eligible to join the second year of study of Sup de Luxe Bachelor programme.


Why join this programme ?

The Advanced Certificate of Business French and Luxury is for you if:

  • You wish to improve your French and Business French language skills
  • You wish to join the luxury sector and continue your training in this sector
  • You wish to benefit from the reputation of two top-ranking institutions
  • You are inspired by the French cultural heritage and excellence in these sectors


What do I Get?

  • A Certificate of Business French and Luxury delivered by  both institutions (CCFS Sorbonne and Sup de Luxe)
  • 60 ECTS





Semester 1 (October-January)

Personal Development

  • - Vocational integration workshop

Languages & Culture

  • - Etiquette / Know-How to live
  • - General culture of luxury: The sectors

Marketing, Sales

  • - The fundamentals of sales and customer relations
  • - Introduction to marketing

French business and civilization​

  • - 2 Civilization conferences to choose
  • - Business French (language development)
  • - Phonetics

First semester language exam: week of January 25th at CCFS


Semester 2 (february-may)

Personal Development

  • - Professional integration workshop

Business Environnement

  • - Introduction to Law

Languages & culture

  • - Economy and civilizations
  • - General culture of luxury. The clients

Marketing, sales

  • - The fundamentals of sales and customer relations
  • - Communication
  • - Marketing du luxe

French business and civilization​

  • - 1 Civilization conference to choose
  • - Business French (language development)
  • - Phonetics


Exams of the second semester: in May at the CCFS (in-house exam + DFP), in April for Sup de luxe


Compulsory internship (at least two months), May, June, July, August.




The certificate is open on a competitive basis to foreign students holding a High School diploma or equivalent.


Tuition fees



For more information on registration, visit the website of the Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne or contact Emeline SEIGNOBOSS - Pedagogical Manager of the Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne (