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The University of Perpignan’s Centre Universitaire d'Etudes Françaises (University Centre for French studies) offers a range of different course types for discovering French culture and learning the language:

  • Theme-based courses
  • Teacher training courses – learning how to teach French as a foreign language
  • Summer language courses
  • Semester- or year-long French courses
  • Provision of tests to ascertain students' proficiency and knowledge of French:
    • French language test (TCF), French language test for people applying for French nationality, French language test for the general public
    • French assessment test, French assessment test for people wishing to settle in Québec
  • University and National diplomas: from level A1 to level C2 (as defined by the Common European Reference Framework for Languages)
    • University Diplomas in French Language
    • Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française (French language study diploma)
    • Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies en Langue Française (advanced French language study diploma)
    • Paris Chamber of Commerce examinations
The University Centre for French studies has been awarded the "French as a Foreign Language Quality" label by the French Ministry for Education and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and French Culture.

University year – September – May
  • General language courses
  • Academic-themed French courses
Summer University – July – August
  • General language courses

  • French language courses for special purposes: law, business, medical, etc.
  • Theme-based courses: wine and culture, gastronomy, literature, scientific French, etc.
  • Teacher training courses.

Campus JUNIOR 13/17 year olds
  • General language courses and multi activities.

For more information:
visit the University Centre for French studies website.
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Date of update April 18, 2016