French as a Foreign Language (FLE) classes
French as a Foreign Language (FLE) and French as a Second Language (FLS) courses are available each semester, mainly for international students enrolled at the Gustave Eiffel University.
Within the framework of choosing optional UE’s and subject to the agreement of the course director, the FLE/FLS courses may lead to the validation of ECTS credits.
University staff can follow online FLE courses reserved for staff, or FLE courses on campus, open to both students and staff.
Registering for FLE classes
A 3-step process:
1. For semester 1, fill in the online form (from 12/06/2023 to 15/09/2023) by clicking here.
For semester 2, fill in the online form (from 20/11/2023 to 12/01/2024) by clicking here.
Online registration is compulsory for each participant.
2. Take the compulsory assessment test after receiving an email with a link.
3. You will receive an email indicating which group you have been assigned to based on your language level and including a timetable of the classes.
A minimum of 12 participants per group is required in order to hold the class. Admission to classes is subject to availability. Participants will be informed if the group for their level is full or cannot be held. In the case of high demand, priority will be given to Université Gustave Eiffel students.
Students and staff are reminded that classes are compulsory.
- For Université Gustave Eiffel undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students: classes are free
- For Université Gustave Eiffel staff / PhD students from outside Université Gustave Eiffel: €315 per semester
FLE classes are not open to people outside Université Gustave Eiffel.
Semester courses in FLE and FLS are held once a week, usually in the late afternoon, and are spread over a period of twelve weeks.
Starting 2022-2023, FLE courses are taught in hybrid mode (2 hours per week in class + 1 hour per week online, in asynchronous mode, on the Moodle platform), with the exception of the FLE course for staff (1 hour per week, online course on Zoom) and the FLS course (1.5 hours per week, on the Marne-la-Vallée campus).
A syllabus, distributed at the beginning of the semester, presents the prerequisites, the objectives, the evaluation methods and the content of the sessions of the course followed.
Presentation of the groups
The FLE classes are structured around an educational framework based on the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). They are divided into different levels ranging from A1 to C1.
The timetable of FLE/FLS classes for the first semester of 2023-2024
|Course format and modalities|
Number of hours
36h over 12 weeks, hybrid course [per week: 2h in class + 1h asynchronous distance learning]
Tuesday, 5pm - 7pm
Marne-la-Vallée Campus & Espace E-Learning
Friday, 5pm - 7pm
Tuesday, 5pm -7pm
Wednesday, 4pm - 6pm
|B2||Wedsnesday, 6pm - 8pm|
Wednesday, 5pm - 7pm
|FLS onsite||20h/10 weeks||FLS||Syllabus FLS||Monday, 5pm - 7pm||Marne-la-Vallée Campus|
FLE Staff, online
|20h/10 weeks||Beginner||Syllabus||Tuesday, 1pm - 2pm|
|Friday, 12pm - 1pm|
|10h/ 10 weeks||Intermediary||Syllabus||Friday, 1pm - 2pm|
French Café, onsite
A1 to C1
Tuesday, October 10, 2023: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Tuesday, October 24, 2023: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Tuesday, November 14, 2023: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Visites culturelles du pôle FLE Cutural Visits by the FLE Center
Come and discover the emblematic sites of Paris and the Ile-de-France by taking part in the excursions organised by the Pôle FLE of the Université Gustave Eiffel.
Access is open and free to all international FLE and FLS students after registration in class or by email.
- Monday 20/03/2023 : A scavenger hunt / discovery tour of the Cité Descartes. 1:30 p.m. - Meeting at the International Relations Department at the Maison de l'étudiant
- Monday 17/04/2023 : Visit of the Château de Champs. 15h on site
- Saturday 29/04/2023 : Visit of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Richelieu site. 10am on site
- Tuesday 09/05/2023 : Play at the Opéra Comique : 14h on site
- Saturday 13/05/2023 : Circus performance "Ancrage" by Modou Fata Touré, at the contemporary art center of La Ferme du Buisson (Noisiel). 4pm - La Ferme du Buisson - Chapiteau Caravansérail
- Tuesday 16/05/2023: Writing workshops led by Isabelle BUISSON on the theme of "time", the theme of the 28th edition of the French language week, open to students of level B1 and above. 10am to 12:30pm or 1:30pm to 4pm - Lavoisier building B10
- Tuesday 23/05/2023: Theatrical performance by the company Les Livreurs of Feydeau's La mère de Madame and Dormez, je le veux! 5 p.m. - Rabelais Building A2
If you have any questions about registering for a bachelor's or master's degree at Gustave Eiffel University as a foreign student outside of the exchange program, please click here for more informations.
Contact the FLE Center
If you have any questions about the FLE / FLS courses, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org We do our best to answer your inquiries within two working days.
If you have a complaint, you can send it by e-mail to the following address: email@example.com.
Please send the complaint form (available in English and French) as an attachment to your email.
Please include the following in the subject line of the email Complaint - [name and surname] - [FLE / FLS group if you are already registered in our courses].
The Pôle FLE undertakes to respond as quickly as possible to any complaint.
A TCF DAP exam dedicated to all foreigners wishing to enter a Licence 1 or a school of architecture at the Université Gustave Eiffel is organised each year by our university.
For interested students, it is possible to take the official DELF-DALF certification in an approved centre. The Gustave Eiffel University is not an approved centre. We encourage you to consult all the information about these certifications on the France Education international website.
You will also find a map of approved examination centres.