Make the most of your studies in France: improve your French and discover French culture
CILFAC Support Office
Tour des Chênes - 3rd floor - Office 317
University of Cergy-Pontoise
33 boulevard du Port - 95011 Cergy-Pontoise cedex
01 34 25 22 51
2015/2016 Student fees for the CILFAC course:
- No fees for Erasmus students
- €50 per semester ; €100 per year for exchange students
- €200 per semester ; €400 per year for students registered at Cergy-Pontoise university and COMUE Paris Seine (ESSEC, ENSEA, ENSAPC...)
- €500 per semester for students enrolled in colleges & universities in France
The course covers 12 weeks, 6 hours a week. There is a placement test for each semester.
Each year the CILFAC center welcomes over one hundred students from countries as far afield as Brazil, China, Germany, Italy, India, Japan, Korea, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, UK, the USA and Vietnam.
Students are encouraged to provide feedback on the CILFAC course: most of them emphasise the originality of the course which offers a different approach to French language learning. Lessons are often described as being “lively” and “very imaginative”, adapted to a more efficient learning process.
Feedback from students who attended the CILFAC course
“The course at the CILFAC meant we were not only able to learn French, but also think and express our views on the various aspects of our life in France”. Jorge (Catalonia)
“The excursions allowed me to discover French culture through museums and literature, and also French songs”. Chen (China)
“These are not just traditional French lessons, but rather a lively teaching experience involving discussions and presentations”. Suzan (Germany)
“The CILFAC lessons showed that I was able to speak a lot of French and I met students from other countries”. Peggy (UK)
“I overcame my shyness and learnt to speak and showed initiative”. Eduardo (USA)
The University of Cergy-Pontoise offers a DUFLES (Diplôme Universitaire de Français Langue Étrangère et de Spécialité or University Diploma in French as a Foreign Language with academic field courses) to foreign students of all nationalities outside Europe.
This diploma is designed for foreign students whose French level of proficiency is equivalent to levels B1 or B2 from the CECRL (Cadre européen commun de référence pour l’enseignement des langues) of the Council of Europe.
Prior to admission to the DUFLES, applicants are required to get a pre-enrollment from the director of the Master’s degree they want to apply to at the University of Cergy-Pontoise.
The goal of this diploma is to allow students to reach and validate the level of proficiency in French required to register the following year for the Master’s degree of the University of Cergy-Pontoise in which students have been pre-enrolled.
The following levels in French are required depending on the student’s major:
2 semesters from September to May
DUFLES courses are composed of:
Students must obtain their DUFLES prior to registering for a Master's degree.
The DUFLES is composed of 8 units (UE – Unité d’Enseignement):
- UE 1: Communicating in French (112 hours)
- UE 2: Knowledge of the language (112 hours)
- UE3: Academic French
- UE 4: Language and cultural strengthening (24 hours)
- UE 5: Communicating in French 2 (52 hours)
- UE 6: Knowledge of the language 2 (104 hours)
- UE 7: Academic French
- UE 8: Transversal skills and Language and cultural strengthening (50 hours)
PASSING THE DUFLES
The student passes the diploma if each study unit (UE) is validated with an average grade of 10/20. The study units for which the student gets this average grade are definitely acquired. There are no resits for FLE teachings.
At the end of the academic year, the French language proficiency level acquired by the student is stated in a certificate.
Registration fees for the DUFLES: 4000 euros for the two semesters.
Registration fees include:
TO SUM UP:
Assistance in finding accomodation can be provided.
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For more information, please contact:
Tel. +33 1 34 25 22 51, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cergy-Pontoise University, 33 boulevard du Port, 95 011 Cergy-Pontoise cedex, France