I need to undertake a "Stage de Sensibilisation à la Sécurité Routière" because of a traffic infraction, but my spoken French isn't very good. Given the number of driving schools around Paris that cater to English speakers, I was hoping to find somewhere that conducted this course in English.

It turns out to be quite hard to Google for this, because there are lots of companies that conduct these courses, and just adding on "en Anglais" to the query causes Google to provide me with a translation, but not really any more refined search results.

Is there anywhere that does the Stage de Sensibilisation à la Sécurité Routière in English, or in some way accommodates non-Francophones?

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    The French have historically been so protective of their language that I would be truly astonished if they stooped so 'low' as to offer a government-ish civil course in English. But maybe somebody will come along and surprise me. – ouflak May 18 at 9:00
  • The courses are conducted by private companies, and the government provides support for non-Francophones taking the code de la route and practical driving tests with the help of translators. So it doesn’t seem inherently impossible. – Marq May 18 at 10:58
  • Yeah now that I've thought about it a bit more, there is a rather large non-Francophile population in France over the last couple of decades. It makes sense that there would be atleast some accomodations there. – ouflak May 18 at 16:27
  • is there a test at the end of it? Use the time wisely to help improve your French - you may even find the lecturer is kindly towards you (to improve his/her English). Start by studying the code de la route... – 24601 Jul 17 at 10:03

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