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School of French as a Foreign Language (EFLE)

Description, aims and objectives | Degrees awarded | Useful links

WEB SITE: www.unil.ch/fle
School of French as a foreign language (EFLE)
University of Lausanne
Faculty of Arts
UNIL - Dorigny
Anthropole - office 2094
CH-1015 Lausanne
E-Mail: efle@unil.ch


Phone: ++41 (0)21 692 3080
Fax: ++41 (0)21 692 3085

Description, aims and objectives

The School of French as a Foreign Language is affiliated to the Faculty of Arts. It offers complete degree courses, or specific courses on French Language and French and more generally Francophone Culture. Every year, about 800 students from more than 50 countries participate in the various courses at different levels.

To improve French, it is also possible at the School of French as a Foreign Language to take just a few specific courses in order to integrate other studies in one of the faculties of the UNIL.

Complete degree programmes provide extensive training in French as a Foreign Language (FFL) in its linguistic and cultural dimensions, as well as the theoretical knowledge of literature, linguistics and teaching methodologies necessary to achieve proficiency in this field. They allow students to study in French only, with a view to teaching French as a second language, or to integrate FFL in a Bachelor of Arts degree in order to attain a high level of expertise in this language.

Degrees awarded

Complete EFLE programme

Programme for Faculty of Arts students

  • Bachelor of arts:
    Discipline (70 ECTS credits)
    Options programme (20 ECTS credits)

  • Master of Arts:
    Main discipline (60 ECTS credits)
    Secondary discipline (30 ECTS credits)
    Options programme (30 ECTS credits)

Useful links


The School’s Major Assets...

> an advanced multimedia centre for individualized learning

> emphasis on the diversity of the linguistic and cultural practices of French speakers

> teaching methods and content based on research in literature, linguistics and methodology

> experience in foreign language teaching

> continuing education courses in French (FORC AD)

> more than a century of experience in teaching French

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