French Language of Study | School of French as a Foreign Language (EFLE) | The Language Center (CDL) | Cours de vacances (CVAC)

French Language of Study

A good knowledge of French is essential to undertake studies of bachelor, master, diploma or advanced study. At doctoral level and in certain cases, studies may be undertaken in another language. > pour étudiants d’échanges > informations académiques



School of French as a Foreign Language (EFLE)

Satellite Courses
Free classes for non-french speaking students from the various UNIL faculties.
The main purpose is to allow students to organize and systematize the
knowledge of French they will learn through living and studying in Lausanne. > cours satellites

Tandem Programme
Allows two people of different mother tongues to work together in order to
learn a language and experience the culture of their language partner. To find a
language partner, come to the Tandem evenings that take place 7 times a year
and/or use our server accessible from our site. No pre-registration is required.

CH –1015 Lausanne
Tel. +41 (0)21 692 30 94 > information in english



The Language Center (CDL)

Offers German, Swiss German, English, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Italian and Russian courses. Open to all members of the university community and free of charge for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Office 1065
CH –1015 Lausanne
Tel. +41 (0)21 692 29 20
Monday to Friday: 10:00 –12:30



Cours de vacances (CVAC)

Offers intensive French courses for non-french speakers in July-August as well as before the start of the spring semester.
The minimum age required is 17 years old. No qualification necessary.
A small fee is charged for these courses that are greatly recommended for any new non-french speaking students.

Office 2093
CH –1015 Lausanne
Tel. +41 (0)21 692 30 90
Monday to Friday: 9:30 – 11:30

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