Two formulas are offered :

On-site courses

A diploma totally on-line is also offered from the level A1 to C2.

An initiation or advanced French language and culture semester course.

  • 1st semester: from September to December and/or 2nd semester: from January to May
  • 200 class hours per semester
  • 1 level per semester
  • 1,400€ per semester

Registration entails student status.

New: a Welcome Desk for International Students & Researchers (SAIEC) welcomes all international students. You will find more information on  https://www.parrainage-international.fr/index.php?option=com_content&vie... and on  https://languedoc-roussillon-universites.fr/en/saiec.

 ▤  Programme

  • Grammar, written and oral comprehension and production skills aligned with the 6 levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).
  • To determine a student’s language level, a placement test is organised upon arrival (for those without DELF/DALF or ADCUEFE centre diplomas only).
  • Textbooks corresponding to the student’s level will be given out during the first lesson.
  • Compulsory optional courses

  • From level B1 onwards, optional courses are available to acquire either specific language skills (French for economic and social life, business French, French for science...) or cultural skills (literature, theatre, cinema, art history). 2 compulsory courses must be chosen.
  • Cultural activities

  • The teaching team offers a full programme of cultural activities to discover French culture, Montpellier and the surrounding area.
  • Sightseeing opportunities abound here: Nîmes and the Pont du Gard, Carcassonne and the Lastours, Perpignan and Collioure castles, Baux de Provence and the Salins du Midi, Arles and the Camargue Regional Natural Park, the Couvertoirade, the Millau Viaduct and the Roquefort cheese cellars.

⌚  Agenda



1st semester 2022-2023

2nd semester 2022-2023


(deadline for registration)

Friday, July 15, 2022 (postmark)*

Friday, December 9, 2022 (postmark)*

Definitive registration

& written placement test

From Tuesday 23 to Friday 26 August, 2022**

(Dates subject to change)

Written placement tests:
Wednesday 24, Friday 26 and Monday 29 August, 2022

From Thursday 5 to Friday 13 January, 2023**

Written placement tests:
Monday 9, Wednesday 11 and Friday 13  January, 2023



Thursday, September 1 to Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Thursday, January 19 to Friday, May 5, 2023

Final examinations

From Monday 12 to Thursday 15 December, 2022

BetweenTuesday 9 and Thursday 17 May, 2023

(Dates subject to change)

Holidays and Public Holidays


Monday, October 31 to Sunday, November 6, 2022

Friday 11 November, 2022

Monday, February 27 to Sunday, March 5 2023

Monday 24 to Sunday 30 April, 2023

Monday 10 April, 1 May, 8 May, 2023

* Applications received after the deadline for pre-registration will be accepted or rejected subject to the committee’s decision.

** If you are unable to attend registration, please request a late authorisation from the following address: iefe@univ-montp3.fr


✍  Assessments and diplomas


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

Assessment methods (MCC)

  • Assessment is composed of continuous assessment grades (from assignments and exams graded during the semester) and final exam grades. 
  • Successful students will obtain a university diploma, or "University French Study Diploma" (DUEF), aligned with the 6 levels of the CEFR.

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

Last updated : 13/05/2022