DUEF – French diploma course

You can validate one level per semester and obtain the university diploma in French studies (DUEF) for that level.

 

 

Classes are intensive: 15 hrs/week (1 semester = 13 weeks) complemented with sessions at the multimedia library that are an integral part of your course and also at the Centre de Ressources en Langues, which has some resources that can be accessed remotely (via intranet).

  • Level A1

Level A1 classes prepare students for DUEF A1 and DELF A1, teaching them how to present information about themselves or someone close to them, converse in everyday situations, understand simple audio recordings and both comprehend and produce simple written texts.

  • Level A2

These classes prepare students for DUEF A2 and DELF A2, developing their ability to interact in most situations they will face in everyday life, produce coherent discourse on familiar topics, comprehend texts written in standard French, and write texts and personal correspondence to describe their life experiences and impressions.

  • Level B1

Level B1 classes prepare students for DUEF B1 and DELF B1. These students begin working on their argumentation skills, learn to structure their discourse and develop the ability to communicate independently within society.

  • Level B2

Level B2 classes prepare students for DUEF B2 and DELF B2, providing an active preparation for the methodology required in university coursework. The emphasis is on the effectiveness of their argumentation, negotiating their way through meaning and interactively managing conversations.

  • Level C1

Level C1 classes prepare students for DUEF C1 and DALF C1, perfecting use of the tools required to organise and articulate coherent discourse, and equipping students to understand complex texts and use French with fluency and effectiveness in a broad range of areas. Students will also do the groundwork to understand the different types of university coursework.

  • Level C2

Level C2 classes prepare students for DUEF C2 and DALF C2. As well as further work on academic methodology, this course aims to develop students’ understanding of specialised discourse and enable them to express themselves orally and in writing with clarity and precision on complex topics in a style that is both appropriate and effective.

PRE-REGISTRATION

 

Pre-registration for the first semester  of the university year 2022-2023 is now closed.
The next pre-registration session for the second semester 2022-2023 will be edited soon.

The pre-registration step is compulsory, and the deadlines must be respected.
No applications will be processed before or after the pre-registration.
An incomplete application will not be processed.
Applications are validated on the advice of a commission and subject to available places.

CLASSES

Classes for the first semester of the university year 2022-2023  will run from the 26th September 2022 to the 27th January 2023.

The French tests for entry into the course take place from the 5th to the 9th September 2022.
Students who have pre-registered for the course will receive their invitation to the French test by email at the end of August.

REGISTRATION FOR LESSONS IN FRENCH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

 

 

  • PRE-REGISTRATION

Pre-registration for the first semester 2022-2023 is now closed.
The next pre-registration session for the second semester 2022-2023 will soon be edited.
This step is compulsory, and the deadlines must be respected.

No applications will be processed before or after the dates indicated above. Applications are validated by a committee and subject to available places.

  • APPLICATION TO BE FILLED IN AND SENT ONLINE
    In case of problems, you can contact us ONLY at the following address: defiuniv-lillefr
  • To register for this course, you must: : 
  • hold a diploma marking the end of your secondary education
  • have passed a university entrance exam (for example in China: GAOKAO)
  • adhere to the higher education admission procedures country by country: click  here

The following attachments must be included :  

  • Form completed online and signed: link to form
    (form available on first day of pre-registration period)
    -  NB: completing the form online does not mean you are registered -
  • 1 ID photo (JPEG)
  • Copy of a valid passport
  • Copy of your secondary education diploma (baccalaureate equivalent) + certified translation
  • Copy of university entrance exam results (if applicable in your country, see higher education admission procedures country by country) + certified translation
  • Copy of your DELF/DALF/TCF certificate if you have one
  • Copy of your student card if you are currently registered at an institution in France
  • Copy of your valid residency permit if a French resident

NB: if your documents are written in English or Spanish, there is no need for a translation.

We will send you proof of pre-registration ("attestation de pré-inscription") if your application is selected by the committee and provided you have submitted a complete dossier.

The committee’s decision will be sent to you by email.

If your application is rejected, the pre-registration fee is not payable.


If you are accepted, you will be required to pay the pre-registration fee (€100) as soon as possible by bank transfer, cash or credit card.

Your proof of pre-registration will allow you to carry out your administrative formalities with the consular services at the French Embassy in your country or through the Espace Campus France to get your “long-state” student visa or “D” visa (nationals of the European Economic Area – EEA – and Switzerland are exempt).

Changes can be made to the schedule and the course itself subject to decisions about opening and organising life of the University, which is itself subject to national and European recommendations.

 

 

PRICES FOR THE 2022/2023 ACADEMIC YEAR

 

 

-Registration fees are payable in September (or January/February for the second session) in a SINGLE PAYMENT.

  • 2022/2023 PRE-REGISTRATION
    Application fee: €100 (non-deductible and non-reimbursable)
  • CLASSES FOR THE 2022/2023 ACADEMIC YEAR
    Annual tuition fees: €2,835
  • CLASSES FOR ONE SEMESTER IN THE 2022/2023 ACADEMIC YEAR
    Tuition fees per semester: €1,620
  • 2nd SEMESTER EXTENSION (SAME ACADEMIC YEAR: 2022/2023)
    Tuition fees for 2nd semester: €1,339

CANCELLING YOUR ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTRATION


If you have registered at the DEFI but been accepted at another institution, or if you don’t wish to pursue your course or no longer wish to benefit from your student status: 

you must cancel your administrative registration – 2021/2022 ACADEMIC YEAR

Cancellation requests must be made in writing before 31 October. Only requests issued following registration at another public higher education institute in France (such as a university) can, subject to certain conditions, lead to a partial reimbursement of the registration fee.

Any request made after 31 October 2021 will be rejected.

Attachments to include with your request:
In all cases:

  • your University of Lille student card

In the case of registration at another institution:

  • proof of registration at another higher education institute in France for the current academic year (e.g. certificate of admission or photocopy of your student card)
  • a document containing your bank details. In the event of a reimbursement, if you wish it to be made to a third-party account, provide a signed proxy indicating your name and address authorising the payments to another account (spell out in full the identity of the third party and include their bank details).

REIMBURSING REGISTRATION FEES

SUGGESTIONS / COMPLAINTS

 

Registration fees can be reimbursed in cases of force majeure (repatriations for health reasons, serious illness with certification, death of a close relative). This must be validated by management at the DEFI.  

You can ask for a reimbursement request form at the secretariat of the DEFI or by email defiuniv-lillefr
.
It must then be completed and returned, along with all of the necessary documents. You can also download the document by clicking on the following link:  https://ged.univ-lille3.fr/nuxeo/nxfile/default/9b7a542f-adb5-48e4-bf1f-b80ecfc1e3cf/blobholder:0/Remboursement-DEFI.pdf

Students who are unable to be present at the DEFI on the dates set out in the calendar can ask for their pre-registration to be postponed until the second semester of the same academic year. A new group will only be established once a sufficient number of students have registered.

The DEFI reserves the right not to run a course where there is an insufficient number of candidates.


Students can complete a complaint/suggestion form and send it by email to defiuniv-lillefr
link to form

CONTACT
defiuniv-lillefr

OPENING HOURS

The DEFI closes from 17 December 2021 to 2 January 2022.

DU PASSERELLE – Diploma course for students in exile

The DEFI has put in place the DU PASSERELLE for students in exile, which is intended for student refugees and other international students under subsidiary protection. Classes are offered from level A1 to C1. The aim of this University diploma is to enable people in exile who hold the equivalent of the Baccalaureate and wish to pursue higher education to benefit from intensive French lessons (DEFI) as well as orientation workshops and sociocultural activities (DDRES) to facilitate their integration and help prepare their academic and professional future.

 

 

Bachelor’s degree

Modern language 2 - French as a foreign language (FLE)

UE 9 FLE – German-speaking international students registered on a bachelor’s course at the University of Lille

Students concerned

Allophone international students registered in year 1, 2 or 3 of a bachelor’s degree course at the University of Lille.

Course duration

3 hrs/week over 8 weeks: 24 hrs/semester in person. You are strongly encouraged to attend each class.

6 hrs of semi-autonomous work at the language resource centre (CRL

Schedule – 24 hrs of classes

Forming student groups

After the mandatory written evaluation (see dates below), students are divided into groups to reflect their level of linguistic ability, as defined under the Common European framework of reference for languages (CECRL).

Schedule for the Pont-de-bois campus:
French test on Wednesday 19th january 2022 - Amphi A4 - campus Pont-de-Bois
Beginning of classes from Monday 31st January 2022.
Details and informations : defiuniv-lillefr

Schedule for the Cité Scientifique campus:
French tests 25 - 27 - 28 January 2022
Beginning of classes from the 1st February 2022.
Details and informations : supfle-licencemasteruniv-lillefr

 

Course programme

  • Oral reception and note-taking using authentic video or radio files: recorded lectures, television programmes, TV news bulletins, etc.
  • Written reception of authentic documents: press publications and academic articles.
  • Written production : argumentation, reports, dossiers.
  • Oral production : regular interactive speaking practice: theme-specific exposes, critical reports of activities, debates, etc.

Méthodology

This course is based on a communicative and intercultural approach with a focus on action. Pedagogy involving tasks and projects is prioritised. Students are invited to practice language-as-culture in their capacity as members of society. The classroom is a place of both teaching and learning where linguistic and cultural tools are used to engage in social activities; it is also a place in which progress is monitored and evaluated.

All activities are linked to those of university life.
Classes are also based on the resources available at the  CRL. Regular course work at the centre will be suggested and supervised.

Assessment methods

Final grade out of 20 made up as follows:

  • Continuous assessment: average of 5 grades out of 20. Regular participation in class is evaluated.
  • 6 hours of autonomous work on CALAO to be completed outside of class hours. Study journal to be annotated by the student.

    Regular attendance in class is strongly advised.

    ECTS: 3 credits (Pont de bois, Moulins-Ronchin and Healthcare campuses) and 2 credits (Cité Scientifique campus)

     

     

    Teaching staff endeavour to meet the language needs of students in each group. The aim is to improve their written expression for the university exams they will be sitting later in the year.

    Course work is based on activities targeting both language reception and production or oral and written interaction, using authentic material like TV reports, press articles, etc.

    Teaching addresses both linguistic knowledge (expanding vocabulary, syntax, usage and conjugation of tenses, etc.) as well as cultural dimensions (intercultural classes, insights into France and its socio-cultural aspects). The aim is also to develop certain skills (language reception and production or oral and written interaction), with a particular focus on argumentation.

    At intermediate levels B2 and C1, students will also work on the required methodology for university coursework (developing a written argument, etc.), as well as practise taking notes and delivering presentations.

    •  Pont-de-Bois  campus:

    emily.bartlett@univ-lille.fr

    • Cité Scientifique campus:

    supfle-licencemasteruniv-lillefr

    Master’s degree

    SELF-LEARNING FLE SCHEME FOR GERMAN-SPEAKING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS REGISTERED ON A MASTER’S COURSE

    How it works

    • student meets with teacher/adviser and objectives are set out: Dialang or other test, provisional roadmap, recommendations made, strategies determined, contract and evaluation method
    • autonomous work at the language resource centre (CRL) using material chosen based on the objectives set out at the beginning of the learning process, whereby students record their progress in a log and learning journal
    • participation in online platform activities: keeping to the schedule, contributions to forums and work on glossaries, submitting coursework
    • oral production or phonetics workshops
    • interviews and advice by appointment
    • compilation of a portfolio containing the work carried out during the term (see procedure for more specific detail), chosen to reflect the needs of each student
    • self-evaluation and final interview test: attendance at the CRL, entries in learning journal, participation in group sessions and online platform, portfolio and final interview.

    Structure

    This scheme lasts 9 weeks in the first term and 9 weeks in the second term, with a workload of 2 hours per week (3 ECTS per term).

    Students alternate between self-learning and group sessions. Including the coursework on the online platform, this represents at least 30 hours of work.

    Attendance is mandatory at the introductory session for the accompanied self-learning FLE scheme.
    This session includes a presentation of the scheme and an evaluation of each student.

    • For Lille students on the Pont-de-Bois campus (except in applied foreign languages – LEA): Monday 4 October at 2pm in lecture hall A1.601 (Learning Lab)

    Contact: for any additional information, contact Martine Eisenbeis: martine.eisenbeisuniv-lillefr

    Self-learning FLE scheme for German-speaking international students on a University of Lille master’s course – Cité Scientifique campus

     

    How it works

    Teaching staff endeavour to meet the language needs of students in each group. The aim is to improve their written and oral expression in the university environment and in the everyday life of an international student.

    Coursework is based on activities targeting both language reception and production or oral and written interaction, using authentic material like TV reports, press articles, etc.

    Teaching addresses both linguistic knowledge (expanding vocabulary, syntax, usage and conjugation of tenses, etc.) as well as cultural dimensions (intercultural classes, insights into France and its socio-cultural aspects). The aim is also to develop certain skills (language reception and production or oral and written interaction), with a particular focus on argumentation.

    At levels B2 and C1, students will also work on the required methodology for university coursework (developing a written argument, etc.), as well as practise taking notes and delivering presentations.

    Workload

    24 hours spread over several sessions during timeslots reserved for languages

    Assessment method

    Regular attendance in class is strongly recommended: 18/24 hours minimum (mandatory for students registered on an exchange programme).

    Final grade out of 20 (continuous assessment, guided self-learning, written final exam)

    ECTS: 2 credits (Cité Scientifique campus)

     

    Contacts : Head of FLE classes : leonore.bereksi@univ-lille.fr

                      Secretariat : SUPFLE-licencemaster@univ-Lille.fr

    The introductory session for the guided self-learning FLE scheme will take place at

    •  Pont-de-Bois campus : Monday 4 October 2021 at 2pm in lecture hall A1.601 (Learning Lab).

    Location : Pont-de-Bois campus

    Attendance mandatory

    • Pont-de-Bois campus

    Martine Eisenbeis: martine.eisenbeisuniv-lillefr

    • Cité Scientifique campus

    leonore.bereksiuniv-lillefr
    Secretariat : SUPFLE-licencemasteruniv-Lillefr

     

     

    Ph.D.

    This course is for students at the doctoral school on the Pont-de-Bois campus.

    Classes available:
    Mastering methodology for students writing their thesis in French, from level B1 upwards.

    International doctoral students looking for support and classes in French as a foreign language (FLE) have access to a specific FLE training course. Coursework is both collective and individual and is tailored to the linguistic, cultural and methodological needs specific to the academic rigours of writing a thesis in the French system and to the research project of each student.

    The aim of this course is to equip doctoral students with the self-sufficiency to ensure their own academic material adheres – linguistically and culturally – to the academic norms of the French university environment, and to give them the necessary tools to rewrite their output.

    Participants will work on both written and oral production focusing on doctoral research: writing a conference presentation proposal, drafting an academic article and thesis chapters, writing in slide format (PowerPoint) and oral presentations.

    Semester 1: 12 hours of classes for 2nd and 3rd-year doctoral students, focusing on the following: creating and presenting a research poster in French, run by Evelyne Rosen-Reinhardt.
    Classes are held on Thursday afternoon. Continuous assessment.


    Semester 2: 24 hours of classes for 1st-year doctoral students, focusing on the following: presenting your research topic in writing and orally (particularly in slide format), run by Evelyne Rosen-Reinhardt and Marie-Pascale Hamez.
    Classes are held on Thursday afternoon.
    A graded assignment will be given in class at the end of the session.

    This course is for students at the 4 doctoral schools on the Cité Scientifique campus (SPI, SMRE, SESAM, Bio Santé) as well as the doctoral school on the Pont de Bois campus, from level A1.1 to C1. 

    •   Level A1

    Introduction to oral and written French through role-play and simulations in class to meet everyday communication needs.
    Understand and use simple language that can be transferred to the everyday situations students face immediately upon arriving in France.
    Speak clearly and begin to communicate with people in a professional setting.
    Students will be able to understand brief and simple questions and instructions. They will acquire a range of simple syntactic structures and grammatical forms and will practice clear pronunciation of memorised basic expressions and words.

    • Level A2

    A ce niveau l’étudiant s’entraînera, en classe, à communiquer dans des tâches simples et habituelles afin d’interagir avec une aisance raisonnable dans son domaine d’activité. L’étudiant sera capable d’échanger des idées en utilisant un vocabulaire fréquent et de demander des renseignements sur des sujets familiers de la vie quotidienne et d’actualité.
    Par ailleurs, il sera entraîné à produire fréquemment de brefs exposés en classe. Il s’exercera également à la compréhension et à la rédaction de notes et messages simples. Il approfondira la maîtrise de structures syntaxiques et de formes grammaticales courantes et développera un répertoire de vocabulaire correspondant à des besoins concrets. Un travail de prononciation ciblé facilitera la clarté des énoncés. 

    • Niveau B1

    L’étudiant sera placé dans des situations de communication variées appartenant au domaine public et professionnel. A l’écrit, il produira des discours simples et cohérents et pourra comprendre des textes authentiques sélectionnés en langue courante. Il sera régulièrement amené, en cours à exprimer sa pensée sur des sujets culturels.
    Des documents radio ou de télévision sur l’actualité ou sur des sujets présentant un intérêt pour le domaine de spécialité des étudiants seront proposés pour un entraînement à la saisie d’informations essentielles. L’étudiant enrichira suffisamment son vocabulaire et maîtrisera les principales structures grammaticales, pour pouvoir exprimer avec souplesse l’essentiel de ce qu’il veut dire.
    Il s’agit donc à ce niveau de renforcer et d’enrichir les compétences linguistiques et socio-culturelles. 

    • Niveaux B2 & C1

    A ce niveau les étudiants aborderont des sujets abstraits, complexes, liés notamment à l’actualité mais aussi à des aspects techniques de leur domaine de spécialité. Le but étant de développer le degré de spontanéité et d’aisance à l’oral en travaillant notamment sur la quantité, l’étendue et la maîtrise du vocabulaire.
    A l’écrit, ils seront capables d’exercer un plus grand contrôle grammatical grâce à une identification précise de leurs difficultés individuelles, suivi d’une proposition d’activités adaptées.
    Les cours alterneront donc discussions actives au sein du groupe et travail individuel sur des objectifs personnels à atteindre.

    • Pont-de-Bois campus

    Classes run each thursday from the 3rd march 2022 to the 31st march 2022 from 2 to 5 pm.

    with Mrs Evlyne Rosen-Reinhardt

    Each thursday from the 28th april 2022 to the 19th may 2022 from 2 to 5 pm

    with Mrs Marie-Pascale Hamez

    • Cité scientifique campus

    French test on 1 October 2021 at 9am

    Classes run from 8 October 2021 to 14 January 2022 from 9am to 12pm.

    • Cité scientifique campus

    Secretariat : ouad.halfaoui@univ-lille.fr
    Head of FLE classes: : leonore.bereksiuniv-lillefr

     

    • Pont de Bois campus

    Doctoral school secretariat: claudine.schneideruniv-lillefr
    Head of FLE classes:  evelyne.rosen-reinhardtuniv-lillefr