School of French as a Foreign Language (EFLE)
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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. As part of a Master of Arts degree, the study of French as a Foreign Language focuses on the diversity of linguistic practices of French speakers, the building of language skills, and Francophone culture from a discourse perspective.
Complete EFLE programme
Diploma in French as a Foreign Language (120 ECTS credits)
Programme for Faculty of Arts students
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