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School of French as a Foreign Language | Holiday Courses in French Language
 

School of French as a Foreign Language

The School of French as a Foreign Language (Ecole de français langue étrangère) is affiliated to the Faculty of Arts. It is dedicated to the teaching of French as a foreign and secondary language. It offers a number of solutions for people who wish to improve their knowledge of the French language:

  • Satellite courses at various levels, which emphasise various aspects of the French language (written, oral, literary, technical, etc.). At least 2 hours/week during semesters.
  • Bridging course in French in order to begin studies in one of UNIL's Faculties (one or two years, 60 ECTS/year, enrolment at the EFLE is required).
  • Distance learning designed for people who wish to improve their French, from level A2 (charged): FORCAD


It also offers comprehensive degree courses allowing the student either:

  • to integrate a discipline of French as a Foreign Language in a Bachelor of Arts degree in order to develop a broad and systematic expertise in French, with in-depth reflection on the language and how it is taught, or;
  • to specialise solely in French as a Foreign Language while preparing for the Diploma in French as a Foreign Language.

Website of the School:

www.unil.ch/fle

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Holiday Courses in French Language

Organised every year from July to September (3 sessions of 3-week courses), and in February (one 3-week course), these courses in French language are intended for non French-speaking students of different levels: complete beginner (in summer only), beginner (A1-A2), intermediate (A2-B1 and B2) and advanced (B2-C1). No preconditions need to be met. The Cours de vacances offers practical language courses, a course of Introduction to academic texts, a certified Learning through cultural mediation programme which allows students to obtain credits and the Certificate of Qualification in French (CQF) and complementary modules (pronunciation, grammar, writing). These courses  are particularly recommended for non French-speaking students intending to study at the UNIL.


Website of the Cours de vacances:

www.unil.ch/cvac

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