Inter-semester session: intensive French language courses
An intensive 4‑week French language course is offered to students hosted in the framework of international partnerships, before the beginning of each semester. This language training is also supplemented throughout the semester by weekly language classes of 3 to 4 hours.
- 4 weeks in July: intensive French course (100 hours), plus excursions, cultural and sports activities.
- 4 weeks in August: intensive French course (100 hours), plus excursions, cultural and sports activities.
- 4 weeks from the end of January to the end of February: intensive French course (80 to 100 hours)
These programmes are free for exchange students. Early registration is required given the number of places is limited.
During the semester: French as a Foreign Language (FLE)
French as a Foreign Language (FLE) courses are offered to all UTC students whether they are core, branch or postgraduate students. After a placement test, students are directed towards the UV of their level.
The purpose of the courses is as follows:
- the practice of the French language in order to be able to communicate in social, academic and professional life
- opening up and enhanced awareness of contemporary and French Society and thought
- getting acquainted with scientific discourse in French
- acquiring academic work methods
The teaching programmes are defined according to the levels of the Common Framework of Reference for Languages proposed by the Council of Europe.
The Centre de Français Langue Etrangère of the Université de Technologie de Compiègne obtained the Quality FLE Label in 2015, awarded by the Centre International d'Etudes Pédagogiques.
This label guarantees high-quality levels in the 5 following areas:
- Reception and support
- Premises and equipment
- Course management
UTC's FLE Centre guarantees effective linguistic preparation for engineering studies during the semester in the TSH Department, while the International Relations Department organizes, before the start of each academic year, intensive programmes for international students (February, July, August, approximately 100 hours each).
The French courses are designed in accordance with the language levels set out in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and aim to improve communication skills in an intercultural and professional context.