Learning the local language of the country you are living in considerably eases your daily life activities. Knowledge of the language will allow you to get information easier, find a job, communicate with your neighbours, develop a social life and help your children with their schooling.
For children, school is compulsory from 4 to 15 years of age in Switzerland. As soon as they attend school, students coming from abroad have the right to have intensive French lessons in the school system.
For adults, there are several French courses available in the canton of Vaud. There are two types of courses: those from associations and those from private schools.