Online semestrial courses



Acquisition and development of skills in French as a foreign language (from level A1 to C1), in written comprehension and production, oral comprehension and production and French and Francophone culture in an action-oriented and intercultural perspective in order to prepare for a DUEF (university diploma in French studies).



The teaching is based (depending on the level) on authentic oral and written didactic documents (communicative and action-oriented approach).




Lessons on the acquisition of written skills (written comprehension and production) and oral skills (oral comprehension and production), plus more specific lessons on grammar and phonetics.

200 hours of lessons, more than 50% of which are face-to-face with teachers specialised in French as a foreign language from the IEFE.

Classes will be held in the morning and/or afternoon, depending on the time zone.

The courses are aligned with the 6 levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

To determine your level, a placement test is organised (only for people who do not hold a DELF or DALF diploma or an ADCUEFE centre).

Compulsory elective courses

From level B1 onwards, optional courses are offered to acquire either disciplinary knowledge (French for economic and social life, French for tourism, French for science, etc.) or cultural skills (French literature, French language literature). The two optional courses are compulsory.



The assessment is made up of your continuous assessment marks (homework and exams marked during the semester) and your marks in the final exam.

If you pass, you will obtain a university diploma, the "Diplôme Universitaire d'Études Françaises" (DUEF), aligned with the 6 levels of the CEFR.

You will be awarded a number of distinctions if you obtain the diploma:

Mention Passable: for a final mark of at least 10/20 and less than 12/20

Mention Assez Bien: for a final mark at least equal to 12/20 and less than 14/20

Mention Bien: for a final mark at least equal to 14/20 and less than 16/20

Mention Très Bien: for a final mark at least equal to 16/20

As part of international partnerships, the DUEF is recognised for 30 ECTS credits per semester.

From a DUEF B2 level onwards, students may enrol in Paul-Valéry University courses.



  • 200 class hours per semester (including more than 50% in video-conference)
  • 1 level per semester
  • 1400€ per semester
  • 13 weeks of classes and 1 week of exams

Registration entails student status.




1st semester 2023-2024

2nd semester 2023-2024


Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Definitive registration

From Wednesday 23 August to Friday 1 September, 2023

From Wednesday 10 to Friday 19 January, 2024

Placement test


(the dates will be communicated later)


(the dates will be communicated later)


Monday, September 11 to Friday, December 15, 2023

Thursday, January 25 to Friday, May 10, 2024

Final examinations

From Monday 18 to Thursday 21 December, 2023

From Monday 13 to Thursday 16 May, 2024

Holidays and Public Holidays


Monday, October 30 to Sunday, November 5, 2023

From Monday 19 to Sunday25 February, 2024

From Monday 15 to Sunday 21 April, 2024

Monday 1 April, Wednesday 1 May, 8 May, 2024, Thursday 9 May, 2024




  • Hold foreign nationality,
  • Hold a high school diploma or university degree.
  • Need to have a computer or tablet with good internet connection

Employees and jobseekers: request for a preliminary quote (specific rate) from SAFCO (University Centre for Lifelong Training and Apprenticeship) at Paul-Valéry University, via an employment counsellor or social worker.
SAFCO contact: M. MOURAND / @ : -Tel:  04 67 14 55 60





Please send on the link below the following documents on the dates given on the agenda: 

  • the completed EAD pre-registration form 2023-2024,
  • photocopy of first page of passport,
  • photocopy of high school or university diploma
  • certified French translation of diplomas ⇒ Please note that original diplomas and translation must be shown at time of registration,
  • photocopy of the DELF/DALF pass certificate (if appropriate),
  • payment of pre-registration fee (150 € per semester - non-refundable) ⇒ Terms of payment

Since the 2018 academic year, all students must pay a student fee, or “CVEC”. The fee must be paid prior to final registration, to the following address:  

CVEC tariff 2023-2024: 100 €

For under 18s, parental permission is required.

Once the application has been received, an authorisation will be sent by e-mail, within approximately one week.
PLEASE NOTE: Pre-registration to the on-line course does not allow to apply for the renewal of the residence permit.



You will receive an e-mail with the dates of registration and telling you how to register.

You will have to send to us the following documents :

  • Completed application form
  • Proof of CVEC payment (Tariff 2023-2024: 100€)
  • Payment of balance of registration fee (non-refundable) ⇒ Terms of payment:
    • 1,250 € per semester if pre-registration has been completed
    • 1,400 € per semester for applicants who have not pre-registration

We will also give you the placement test to fill out (except if you have a DELF-DALF degree, or a university degree from a centre of the Association Campus FLE-ADCUEFE ).

Administrative registration will be impossible if the application file is incomplete.

Last updated : 20/11/2023