You need to use your UNIL email account username and password to sign up online.
Every member of the UNIL community has an “identity” which gives them access to a number of services. The Centre de langues uses this system to end information to course participants (confirmations, room changes, teacher absences, etc.).
If you have not yet activated your email, or if you have forgotten your password, please contact the Helpdesk of the Centre informatique (021 692 22 11).
If your status allows you to follow a Centre de langues module (people who can follow our modules) BUT you don’t have a UNIL email address
Timetables are fixed at the start of semester according to the availability of people who have signed up for it; they are posted outside the Centre de langues.
It is not available on internet; your level needs to be assessed (through a placement test and various questions) before we can place you in a group. You can check your personal data here or from the Centre de langue homepage.
Centre de langues modules run for one whole semester (except for intensive modules and certain specific modules).
You cannot sign up after the registration deadline. If you signed up but were not placed in a group, you can try contacting the Centre de langues Reception during the first 2 weeks of the module.
We want to offer our modules to as many people as possible, which is why we limit the number of pre-inscriptions to 3, and the number of groups you can join in one semester to 2. We also do not normally allow people to follow 2 modules in the same language.
You can therefore only sign up for one module per language (for the semester modules). However, if you are not placed in a group, contact us immediately and we will see whether there are other possibilities open to you (a different kind of module, another time slot, etc.)
You can only sign up for one module per language (for the semester modules).
However, if you have not been placed in the group you wanted, contact us immediately and we will see whether there are other possibilities open to you (a different kind of module, another time slot, etc.)
The Centre de langues offers exam preparation modules for the most asked-for exams but will not enrol you for them: you can enrol yourself (with or without following a preparation course) at the following addresses:
FCE, CAE, CPE, BEC, etc.
|Examination centres in Switzerland|
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Goethe Zertifikat various levels
Exam center (situated in UNIL)
Consejeria de Educacion
Università per Stranieri di Perugia
CELI various levels
CPSI - Centro Pro Scuola Italiano
The Centre de langues does not offer level placement tests – but various websites will allow you to do so.
However, if you need proof of level for an exchange programme (the ISEP – “International Student Exchange Program” – test), please contact the Centre de langues Reception for information (open from 10h00 to 12h30 during the semester).
The Centre de langues can’t recommend a private school. If you do not have access to our modules, we suggest you contact the following institutions in the Lausanne district:
There are several possibilities at UNIL to learn French or other languages:
Another way of learning languages
French courses during the summer holidays
For French courses at the Université de Lausanne
For French lessons while studying other subjects (members of the UNIL community)
School of French as a Foreign Language
Continue to study French through distance learning