French as a Foreign Language

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Inal’FLE offers a range of French as a Foreign Language courses ranging from level A1 to C1 to all non-French-speaking students who study at the institution. Whether they are enrolled in a degree-awarding course or not, all international students at Inalco can enrol in French courses, for one or two semesters.

Inal'FLE is also open to students seeking asylum or refugees enrolled in the DU Passerelle, as well as to teaching and administrative staff from Inalco seeking to improve their level of French language proficiency.
 

Public concerned

Inal’FLE courses are available to the following students:
  • Exchange students from a partner university enrolled at Inalco
  • Students enrolled in DU Passerelle at Inalco
  • Non-French-speaking free movers enrolled at Inalco (that is international students who come to Inalco on their own initiative, and not as part of an exchange program)
  • Non-French-speaking teaching or administrative staff from Inalco
  • External candidates who are not enrolled at Inalco (subject to availability)

Curriculum

General courses
  • Writing French: all levels from A1 to B2
  • Speaking French: all levels from A1 to B2

Complementary courses
  • Grammar: all levels from A1 to B2
  • Phonetic: all levels from A1 to B2
  • French language and society: level A2
  • News and media: level B1
  • French culture: level B2 and C1
  • French literature: level B2 and C1
  • Academic French (written): level C1

For more information regarding the courses and examination, please refer to the “French as a Foreign Language - Inal'FLE” brochure at the bottom of the page.

Enrolment procedure

You must register every semester (no yearly enrolment) by e-mail: please contact mob-in@inalco.fr for more information.

As part of the enrolment process, we will send you an online French language proficiency test which will determine the level most appropriate for you (regardless of other results or certificates such as DELF/DALF or TCF).

Tuition fees per semester

Inal'FLE registration allows you to take up to 4 lessons, for up to 30 ECTS per semester.The following tuition fees apply:

750€/semester for:
  • Free movers (that is international students who come to Inalco on their own initiative, and not as part of an exchange program)
  • External candidates who are not enrolled at Inalco

The following students are exempt from the tuition fee:
  • Exchange students from a partner university enrolled at Inalco
  • Students enrolled in DU Passerelle at Inalco
  • Students in exile: refugees, stateless persons or beneficiaries of subsidiary/temporary protection
  • Non-French-speaking teaching or administrative staff from Inalco

For more information about the fee-exemption procedure, please contact mob-in@inalco.fr.
 

Academic calendar

FALL SEMESTER

  • Beginning of classes: September 12, 2022
  • End of classes: December 18, 2022
  • Exams : December 2022 and January 2023
  • Make-up exams : July 2023

SPRING SEMESTER
  • Beginning of classes: January 23, 2023
  • End of classes: May 15, 2023
  • Exams: May and June
  • Make-up exams : July 2023

Please find the detailled academic calendar here