Learning French in the heartland of Burgundy !
The CIEF offers semester courses throughout the year: Summer (June to September), Fall (October to January), and Spring (February to May).
These courses are designed for beginners as well as for all those wishing to extend and improve their knowledge of French.
Each semester lasts 15 weeks.
The first week begins with an orientation test to determine students' level, and continues with guided tours of the university campus and the town, as well as excursions, conferences and cultural activities.
Classes are held over 13 weeks. The final week is set aside for examinations.
Levels: Beginners to Advanced
The courses follow the levels defined by the Council of Europe :
A: Basic User B: Independent User C: Proficient User
Number of hours: between 15 and 20 each week (depending on the level and the options followed)
Language classes and workshops (compulsory at all levels)
Lectures on subjects of general cultural interest (compulsory for diploma courses)
University courses in different Faculties of the University of Burgundy (during the fall and spring semesters)
The language classes and workshops use up-to-date language-learning methods and original documentary material.
Students are provided with full details of the lectures and optional courses at the beginning of each semester. Subjects include :
History, Literature, Philosophy, Economics, Politics, Art ...
Workshops and cultural activities
A program of social and cultural activities is organized providing a complement to classroom learning :
- French songs,
- University clubs...
Assessment ' Certificates - Diplomas
At each level, continuous assessment is organized, based on assignments, tests and examinations.
For some diploma courses, a certain number of options will be required.
Students who obtain advanced level diplomas may apply for admission to the second year in the university French department.
The ADCUEFE is a network of university centers which have established a charter and a series of examinations guaranteeing mobility to students across the network. The aim of the diplomas
is to facilitate the integration of students into university departments.
The CIEF is also an official examination center for the following diplomas :
- Diplôme d'Études en Langue Française (DELF)
- Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française (DALF)
- DELF : (Units A1, A2, B1, B2)
- DALF : (Units C1, C2)
Two sessions : December and May.
- Diplôme de français des affaires (1er degré) ? DFA1
- Diplôme de français des affaires (2ème degré) ? DFA2
- Certificat de français du tourisme et de l'hôtellerie - CFTH
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