Semi-Intensive Course

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Target audience

These courses are designed for students, technicians or researchers who wish to acquire or improve their skills in spoken and written French. The students will be placed in a group with a homogeneous language level.


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.


The students study in small groups, always under the supervision of qualified teachers.The course aims to the development of vocabulary and grammar as well as better abilities in comprehension, oral and written expression, by the use of various elements (newspapers, audio tapes and videos).

Summer Organisation

Summer organisation From Monday to Friday, ten course hours per week. Two hours every morning from 8:30am to 10:30am or from 10:30am to 12:30pm, depending on the option chosen in the option list of the French language and culture courses). Level B1 and B2.

Academic Year Organisation

From Monday to Thursday, 8 course hours per week. 2 hours every evening from 6:00pm to 8:00pm with one or two supplementary hours of laboratory work, depending on the student's level.


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


A transcript indicating the level reached will be delivered upon completion of the course.


Three or four weeks.

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