Intensive Course

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Target audience

This course is designed for students, technicians and researchers who wish to acquire or develop skills in spoken and written French.


The course's aim is to develop different means of written and oral comprehension and expression by working on grammar and vocabulary and to learn about French culture. The students are offered a wide range of language activities based on newspapers, magazines, advertisements, comics, texts of well-known authors and video tapes. This course requires active student participation.


Twenty course hours per week from Monday to Friday four course hours per day, divided as follows:

The groups are composed of sixteen people maximum.


The CUEF offers six levels in accordance with those defined by the Council of Europe:

Level tests

The first day of the course, tests are organised to properly place each student into a group that corresponds to their language level.


Transcripts - Test - "Credits" - ECTS

A transcript indicating the level reached will be delivered upon completion of the course. Certain courses can be considered as "credits" (USA, Canada) or ECTS by the student's home universities. The CCIP or the CIEP will deliver a certificate indicating the French skills level after the student took respectively the TEF (Test of Evaluation of French) or the TCF (Test of French Knowledge).

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