Intensive course

Characteristics of the Intensive course

The intensive course lasts all day long and lasts 3 weeks in winter and 3 or 6 weeks in summer. It is intended for people who want to learn french as a foreign language by enhancing their experience in an immersion situation and obtain ECTS credits and a grade. The content of the courses is from level A2 to C1, according to the scale of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). The intensive course aims at learning French through practical language activities and intends to take advantage of the experience of strangeness that every student who learns a language in an immersion situation has to go through, in order to progress in his learning of French and his environment. In these particular conditions, the participants share their experience of the French-speaking world and thus discover certain aspects of it through the eyes of the other.


It is possible to take the Intensive course 3 weeks with the "Introduction to Academic Texts" option  (level A2 must be reached). 
You can find a description of the course on Le Fil.


The Intensive Course can be chosen over 3 or 6 weeks. The 6-week version is only available in the summer and cannot be chosen with the "Introduction to Academic Texts" option.


Courses take place in the Anthropole bulding in Quartier Chamberonne of the UNIL campus.


DISCOUNT for UNIL students

Students registered at UNIL* in the fall semester 2022 or/and in the spring semester 2023 benefit from a 30% discount on the price of the chosen course(s) in the winter 2023 session (discount not applicable on the price of the CQF exams).

3-week semi-intensive course: CHF 490.- instead of CHF 700.-

3-week intensive course: CHF 660.- instead of CHF 950.- (with CQF: CHF 960.- instead of CHF 1250.-)

6-week intensive course (in summer only): CHF 1330.- instead of CHF 1900.- (with CQF: 1630.- instead of CHF 2200.-)

6-week Complete Beginner course (in summer only): CHF 980.- instead of CHF 1400.-


 *Discount granted on presentation of a valid UNIL registration certificate. The difference in price will be refunded upon receipt of the registration certificate to be presented to us no later than March 1, 2023.

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